2-Day Escape to Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) and Gokteik Viaduct

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Tour type

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Superior

Tour Period: 2 Days

English    Mandalay, Pyin Oo Lwin

tour highlights

  • Extended tour from Mandalay to the former colonial town, Pyin Oo Lwin
  • Visit the flower city by horse-drawn stage coach
  • Visit the famous National botanical garden
  • Train ride experience passing over the amazing Gokteik railway viaduct

tour details

The rolling hills of the Shan State with its luscious plantations are wonderful places to learn more about the rural life and the beauty of the land population. Scenic villages, colourful markets and, last but not least, the scenic train ride on Gokteik Railway will enchant you.

Why choose this tour?

  • Combine with Mandalay excursions
  • A fun guided tour sithar coffee farm
  • Take a buggy ride to explore the Kandawgyi Garden
  • Unlimited photo opportunity during the tour
Drive up into the hills from Mandalay (80km, about 2 hours) for a full day visit of Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo), a former British hill station. Visit the local market and drive through the charming town in a horse-drawn 'stage coach', giving you the chance to admire the red brick and half-timbered houses, complete with English-style gables, turrets and chimneys. Lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, visit the tiny Forestry Museum (if open) and the National Botanical Kandawgyi Gardens, which were laid out by Sir Harcourt Butler, a former Governor of Burma - the flower beds are similar to those you would find in an English country garden! Take a short jungle walk on a wooden walkway in the gardens.
Accommodation at Aureum Resort@The Governor House (Deluxe Bungalow) or similar, Pyin Oo Lwin.
Early morning, transfer to Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) railway station for an adventurous train journey to Naung Pin. The train passes over the amazing Gokteik Railway Viaduct. When the Pennsylvania Steel Company built the viaduct across a 300 metre-deep gorge a century ago, it was the second highest bridge in the world. The view from the train is fascinating and the scenery is beautiful. At Naung Pin, disembark the train and the car will waiting at the station to drive back to Mandalay. Arrive in Mandalay in the late afternoon, and transfer to your hotel. Lunch at local restaurant or packed lunch.

customise the tour

  • Combine with Mandalay excursions
  • A fun guided tour at Sithar coffee farm
  • Take a buggy ride to explore the Kandawgyi Garden
  • Unlimited photo opportunity during the tour


  • All sightseeing tour and transfer services with private air conditioned car/coach as detailed in our itinerary
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B=Breakfast and L=Lunch)
  • All entrance fees for the places as mentioned in the programme
  • Transfers and tours with English-speaking locally-stationed guides
  • Horse carriage ride in Pyin Oo Lwin
  • Train ticket from Pyin Oo Lwin to Naung Pin
  • Tea basket for train ride
  • Service charges, room tax and baggage handling
  • Accommodation at hotels as above mentioned or similar
  • Filtered drinking water and wet towels during the tour


  • Domestic airfare
  • Myanmar visa fee
  • Surcharges for throughout guides (English and other languages)
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Drinks with meals
  • Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking
  • Peak season in general is between 15 December to 15 January and 13-17 April
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme
  • Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness)


  • Train schedules from Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) to Nyaung Pin are subject to change and sometimes due to late arrival from Mandalay the departure time can be delayed. The standard of seating and the carriage are modest.
  • Hotel prices for packages are quoted bases on hotels as mentioned or similar. Higher or lower categories can be requested and the price will be adjusted. The hotels featured in the package tour are subject to availabilities at the time of booking.
  • Meals at respective hotels are also included in the hotel prices if the itineraries mention lunch or dinner at hotel.
  • Additional charges during Festive Season: Christmas, New Year and the Water festival period may apply.
  • Supplements for compulsory Gala Dinners will be advised at the time of booking.
  • All hotels have special booking and deposit conditions and will be indicated at the time of booking. Nonrefundable deposits may be required.
Tour code: PKMOEPGB

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