2-Day Escape to Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)

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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

tour details

Visit one of Myanmar’s most picturesque towns, taking in local culture and vibrant flowers along the way. You’ll first leave Mandalay for Pyin Oo Lwin, where you’ll visit a traditional market full of fresh fruits and vegetables. After a stage-coach tour of colonial-era architecture, you’ll pay a visit to the All Saints Anglican Church, one of the most recognizable landmarks in the region. Then, a stop at the colorful Chan Tak Buddhist Temple rounds out the religious tour. Next, the Forestry Museum and the National Botanical Kandawgyi Gardens will provide plenty of beautiful floral scenery. The day ends with a short jungle walk through the rainforest. The next day, you’ll visit the extensive Peik Chin Myuang Caves and stop at a locally owned winery. The journey ends in Mandalay.

Drive up into the hills from Mandalay (80 Km, about 2 hours) for a full day visit of Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo), a former British hill station. Visit the local market, where you might see locally-grown fresh strawberries and other vegetables, originally introduced for cultivation by homesick colonials. Drive through the charming town in a horse-drawn 'stage coach', giving you the chance to admire the colonial-era red brick and half-timbered houses, complete with English-style gables, turrets and chimneys. The tall steeple of All Saints Anglican Church, founded in 1912, is a local landmark. Also visit the large and colourful Chan Tak Buddhist Temple, built by Yunnan immigrants to the town. Lunch at 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 path leading through rainforest trees.
Accommodation at Aureum Resort@The Governor House (Deluxe Bungalow) or similar, Pyin Oo Lwin.
This morning, drive out of town to visit the Peik Chin Myaung Caves, an extensive cave complex about 22 km from town. A rushing stream flows through the caves to cascade down a beautiful series of steps - one of several beautiful waterfalls in the vicinity. Lunch at local restaurant. On the way back to Mandalay, stop at a At a locally owned winery in Pyin Oo Lwin called Ngwe Nan Taw (Silver Palace Wine), where the winemaker takes a rather experimental route by producing damson wine. Damson is a stone fruit which resembles a plum and the resulting wine has a higher level of acidity than grape wines. Arrive Mandalay and transfer to your hotel.

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 carts
  • 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

Notes:

  • 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: MDLDM2POL

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