Shan State Adventure - 10 Days - Yangon To Mandalay

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  • Duration: 10 Days
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  • Departure Time :
    12:00 PM
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  • Return Details :
    Check out from your Hotel before 12:00 and from there onwards you can continue on your own.
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    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


The contrasts of Burma; the bustling urban life, the slowness in the villages and the beauty of the mountainous North. Its remote and far away from the beaten track from urban explorations in Yangon. A perfect place to trek and get deep insight into village life. Descend towards the fragile beauty of Goteik Viaduct where a train awaits to Maymyo the colonial hill station and town of gardens and horse carts where the British had their summer capital and then down to Mandalay for a fine insight into its cultural street life. To a town that after days in the north seems modern and intense.


Enjoy fantastic aerial views

Led by a local guide

Multi-Day Trip

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Day 1: Yangon, It oozes of exotic spices, the British colonial era and years in solitude. At present it’s a good mix of past and present, so clearly of Asian heritage. Climbing Sakura Tower to find a restaurant on the 22nd floor. Or stroll the city roads to get closer to life at street level.

Day 2: Yangon. Morning tour of the markets, give alms to the monks and have mohinga for breakfast. Next is Yangon's main fish market, located on the Yangon river, the offloading point is alive 24 hours a day and will also be bustling. Explore Yangon’s backstreets and colourful street life.

Day 3: Yangon – Hsipaw (Shan State). Free day in Yangon before heading into the Shan State. Seek towards the local Morning Market for a colorful morning rush, and stroll by the Strand Hotel to be swept back to the colonial past. 

Day 4: Hsipaw (Shan State). Walking tour to get a peek behind the facade of the city. Enjoy the perfect sunrise over the Shan State. Get behind the scene of this once Shan Royal city and appreciate the slowness, the tribal culture and the change in ambience.

Day 5: Hsipaw. Free day for self-explorations.
A free day just for you with the dusty Shan town of Hsipaw is the right spot to have enough free time. Enjoy the landscape until the sun takes over, novice monks walking the morning streets collecting alms.

Day 6:
Hsipaw – Kyaukme. Trekking in the hills around Kyaukme, past tea plantations and into remote villages.

Day 7: Kyaukme – Pyin Oo Lwin (May Myo). A slow-paced train ride taking you across the stunning Goteik Bridge. You will disembark in Pyin Oo Lwin also known as Maymyo. It was the hill station that the British withdrew to during colonial days, when the heat got too overwhelming in Mandalay.

Day 8: Pyin Oo Lwin – Mandalay. Visit the viewpoint at Mile 21 before you leave the mountains behind. A fine pagodas and monasteries a pilgrimage place for devoted Buddhists above the hill Mandalay. The cuisine here is fine; the nightlife is possibly the liveliest in Burma. But you can also find small local markets, old teashops, and slowness.

Day 9: Bike tour in the outskirts of Mandalay. Visit fresh markets, cottage industry, farming villages and return to Mandalay after having made a genuine connection to the Myanmar outskirts, life beyond the cityscape. Explore the U-Bein bridge for sunset there is no place more beautiful than being in one of the small boats.

Day 10: Continue on your own to your next destination. Venture into the small backstreets of sleepy Mandalay.
Remember to check out before 12.00 noon and prepare to leave Burma behind or set of for more Burma explorations.


Meals: 7 x breakfast, 1 x lunch.

Accommodation: 1 night in overnight bus and 8 nights at various hotels.

Transportation: Yangon Hsipaw Kyaukme Pyin Oo Lwin Mandalay. Various tours and transfers according to itinerary.





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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers