Tour Destination : Mandalay-Pyin Oo Lwin-Gokteik Bridge-Thibaw-Pyin Oo lwin-Mandalay
Overview: By taking this itinerary, you are experiencing Myanmar train on the oldest viaduct Gokteik. Visiting off the beaten trek in Thibaw region and making soft trek to the typical Shan villages will let you discover very simple life style of the people in another way.
In the afternoon, transfer from Mandalay to Pyin Oo Lwin(May Myo) by car; a former summer station of British era (about 2 hour drive). Upon arrival, make a short orientation visit on town to enjoy fresh and peaceful environment.
Overnight in Pyin Oo Lwin.
Half of the day trip by train to the North of Shan State. Cross the Gokteik bridge is an extraordinary experience. The bridge was built in 1901 during the British era, 102 meters high and 37 meters span.
After breakfast, transfer to Pyin Oo Lwin rail way station for experiencing Myanmar train on Gokteik bridge to Kyauk Mae (approximately 5 hours). You will leave the train at Kyauk Mae and continue by car to Thibaw (approximately 1 hour drive). On the way, visit famous Baw Gyo Pagoda of Thibaw and arrive to your hotel.
Overnight in Thibaw.
After breakfast, half day excursion by boat along the Dothawaddy River up to the confluence, then decending to the river and stop by the village SWAN LON at the river bank, explore the village and get back to the boat. In the afternoon, you will start soft trek to the typical Shan villages and visit to their houses. You will have possibility to teaste Shan Noddle at the village. Then , you will return back to Thibaw. On the way, visit the last Shan Saw Bwa <Seigneur Shan>colonial-style residence.
Overnight in Thibaw.
After breakfast, early in the morning, visit the local market located on the River River. Then, you will be transferred to Pyin Oo Lwin, make some photo stops on the way, you will have a distance view of the Gokteik viaduct. Arriving in Pyin Oo lwin, visit un orphanage school and the famous Botanical Garden for a relaxing promenade, then a little tour of city by car before continuing towards Mandalay.
Arrival at the hotel and overnight in Mandalay.