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

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Tour type

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Superior

Tour Period: 2 Days

tour highlights

  • Extended tour from Mandalay
  • Visit the flower city Pwin Oo Lwin with horse-drawn stage coach
  • Visit the National botanical garden
  • Train ride experience passing over the amazing GokHtake railway viaduct

tour details

Pwin Oo Lwin is known for British hill station during the colonial time and now it is a popular flower city because of the beautiful botanical garden. Take 2 hours drive from Mandalay toward Pyin Oo Lwin. Enjoy the city tour with horse drawn carriage ride giving you the chance to admire the red brick and half-timbered houses, complete with nglish-style gables, turrets and chimneys. Visit the National Botanical Garden which were laid out by a former Governor of Burma. Overnight at hotel with colonial building. the next day you will take an adventurous train journey to Naung Pin passing over the amazing Gokhtake Railway Viaduct. Enjoy the fascinating view from the train.The car will be waiting at the next station and bring you back to Pyin Oo Lwin and return drive to Mandalay.

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 Feel 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.

includes

Our tour prices are included of:

  • 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

excludes

Not included are:

  • 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)

notes

Note:

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.
    Tour code: MDLDM2GOK
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