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Myanmar on Rail

Myanmar on Rail

Come, explore the many delights of mesmerising Myanmar on this 13-day tour that takes you through some of the most stunning routes in the country, sometimes by rail and at others by road and brings you face-to-face with the dominant cultural and natural attractions of the country. You will explore temples, stupas and other religious shrines, enjoy glorious sunsets, cross over fantastic bridges, scourge local markets, meet with local tribes and do so much more during the course of these 13 days.


Tour Nights

  • Yangon: 2 nights
  • Mandalay: 3 nights
  • Pyin Oo Lwin: 1 night
  • Bagan: 2 nights
  • Kalaw: 2 nights
  • Inle Lake: 2 nights

Tour At a Glance

  • Visit the famous Shwedagon Pagoda at sunset
  • Explore the famous temples and palaces of Mandalay and enjoy sunset from the Mandalay Hills
  • Enjoy scenic train ride over the Gotheik Viaduct, the highest railway bridge in Myanmar
  • Enjoy a trekking expedition to the quaint villages of Kalaw dominated by Palaung and Pao tribes
  • Learn one-legged rowing at the Intha village of Pauk Par and enjoy the warm hospitality of an Intha family
  • Enjoy leisurely boat ride around the Inle Lake and visit the surrounding pagodas, temples, villages and markets 
  • Tour code: STIC08
  • Accommodation Grade
  • Private Tour

13 Days / 12 Nights from Price on request

Itinerary details

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  • Day 1 Yangon

    After arrival in Yangon, you will be transferred to your local hotel in the city. In the evening, visit the famous Shwedagon Pagoda at sunset. Overnight stay in Yangon. 

  • Day 2 Yangon- Mandalay
    Yangon- Mandalay

    Early in the morning, transfer to the Yangon Railway Station and board the daily circular train for one and half hour ride to the Danyingone Market. On your way to the market; you will cross the lush green fields, wooden houses and many small factories. At the market, see vegetable, meat and flower vendours and hawkers engaged in negotiations with locals. You will see vendours carrying goods on motorcycles, trishaws and tuktuk. You can also try local snacks such as Mohinga, a rice noodle with fish soup and a typical Burmese breakfast. Later in the day, return to Yangon by car.
    Meals included: Breakfast 

  • Day 3 Mandalay

    Start your day by visiting Mahamuni Paya pagoda covered in over 15 cm of gold leaf. En route, see the labourers engaged in the laborious process of gold beating. Also visit local craft workshops and see the artists engaged in the art of bronze-casting, marble-carving, wood-carving, or puppetry. In the afternoon, explore some of the best temples, palaces and religious shrines in Mandalay including Shwenandaw Kyaung or the Golden Teak Monastery, Mandalay Palace, Kuthodaw Paya, popular as "the world's biggest book" as well as the Shwe Kyin Old Monastery. At the sunset, visit the Mandalay Hills and enjoy panoramic views over the city palace and the countryside of Mandalay. Overnight stay in Mandalay.
    Meals included: Breakfast 

  • Day 4 Mandalay - Pyin Oo Lwin
    Mandalay - Pyin Oo Lwin

    After breakfast; leave by road towards Pyin Oo Lwin. Once in the mountains, you will enjoy stunning views of the Ayeyarwady plains. At 21 Miles, you will find a range of food stalls selling fresh fruits and vegetables as well as beautiful flowers of different kinds. Upon arrival in Pyin Oo Lwin, you will visit attractions such as Chinese temple, Candacraig Hotel, the Botanical Gardens as well as the local market. In the afternoon, a horse-drawn carriage will transfer you to your hotel. Your private driver will arrive and transfer you to the View Restaurant on the mountain top in time for sunset. Overnight stay in Pyin Oo Lwin.
    Meals included: Full Board 

  • Day 5 Pyin Oo Lwin - Mandalay
    Pyin Oo Lwin - Mandalay

    Following breakfast, you will be transferred to the railway station for your train journey over the Gotheik Viaduct, the highest railway bridge in Myanmar and an engineering marvel in the middle of mountains. After you are through the bridge, cross a tunnel next and de-board at the Theyet Pin Kwe Station. From here, take the road to Pyin Oo Lwin for lunch. On your way, stop by the little known hometown of the Mayor U Bein and cross the famous U Bein Bridge. At the end of the day, drive back to Mandalay for overnight stay.
    Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch 

  • Day 6 Mandalay – Bagan
    Mandalay – Bagan

    Transfer by road from Mandalay to Bagan. Overnight stay at a local hotel in Bagan.
    Meals included: Breakfast 

  • Day 7 Bagan

    Over 2000 temples and structures, some of them over 800 years old, are scattered across the plain of Bagan and today you will learn about the rich history, architecture and prominence of these temples on your tour. You will cover Shwezigon Paya, Gubyaukhyi Temple at Wetkyi-Inn, Ananda Pahto, Gubyaukhyi Temple at Myinkaba, Manuha Temple as well as Shwesandaw Paya on your journey. Among other things, these temples host some very beautiful pagodas, paintings, relics and frescoes significant to the times these temples were constructed. Enjoy a beautiful sunset over the plains of Bagan in the evening, one of the most rewarding experiences in Bagan.
    Note: Climbing Shwesandaw Pagoda is prohibited until further notice due to falling of some old bricks.
    Meals included: Breakfast  

  • Day 8 Bagan - Heho - Kalaw
    Bagan - Heho - Kalaw

    Take a flight from Bagan to Heho and from there be transferred to Kalaw by a private vehicle. Overnight stay in Kalaw.
    Meals included: Breakfast 

  • Day 9 Kalaw

    You will discover the popular attractions of the hill station Kalaw including Thein Taung Paya temple, Dhamma Yon temple, Aung Chang Tha Zedi stupa, Paya stupa, Christ the King Church among others. All these temples/stupas are located amidst picturesque surroundings and some of them offer stunning views over the town. Later in the day, enjoy trekking to the nearby villages dominated by the Palaung and Pao tribes. Overnight stay in Kalaw.
    Meals included: Breakfast 

  • Day10 Kalaw– Inle Lake
    Kalaw– Inle Lake

    Transfer to the train station and board the train to Aung Ban. From here, transfer to Lake Inle by road. Overnight stay at Lake Inle.
    Meals included: Breakfast  

  • Day 11 Inle Lake
    Inle Lake

    In the morning, take a long-tailed boat along the Inle Lake with your guide to reach Pauk Par Village, an Intha village of wooden stilt houses and learn the art of one-legged rowing (clients who wish to book and participate in this activity will be requested to sign an ICS release form either prior to arrival or on the ground before commencing the tour). For the activity, you will need to change into Shan baggy trousers and a bamboo hat. Enjoy the process of one-legged rowing with the local Intha fishermen and practice rowing for some time. Later, change into dry clothing and meet with an Intha family that will have cup of green tea and some local snacks such as tofu crackers and rice crackers as well as an authentic lunch ready for you. Spend some memorable moments here and return to the local hotel by a long-tail boat.
    Later in the day, enjoy a leisurely boat excursion around the Inle Lake including visits to the enchanting floating gardens, a bustling market, an Intha village around the lake as well as to the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Inn Paw Khon Village (Lotus and silk weaving villages) and the Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery. Overnight stay at the Inle Lake.
    Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch 

  • Day 12 Inle Lake-Heho-Yangon
    Inle Lake-Heho-Yangon

    Transfer by boat or road to Heho. Upon arrival in Heho, take a flight to Yangon.
    Meals included: Breakfast 

  • Day 13 Yangon

    Leave Yangon for your onward journey. End of services.
    Meals included: Breakfast 


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Jasmine Palace Hotel Superior

Jasmine Palace Hotel Yangon

The Jasmine Palace Hotel lights up the city from the perfect location in central Yangon, offering a magnificent view of the thriving city center or the stunning Shwedagon pagoda. Located directly between downtown and Yangon International Airport, it

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Hotel Yadanarbon Superior

Hotel Yadanarbon Mandalay

The hotel is located close to Mandalay Railway Station,Mandalay Palace, a former royal residence dating from 1857, and 5 km from the giant Buddha at the Sandamuni Pagoda. Mandalay International Airport – 32.3 km away from the hotel. 

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Amata Garden Resort Bagan Superior

Amata Garden Resort Bagan Bagan

If what you're looking for is a conveniently located property in Bagan, look no further than Amata Garden Resort Bagan. Gubyaukgyi Temple is 3.2 kilometer from the accommodation. The nearest airport is Nyaung-u Airport, 9.7 kilometer from Amata G

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Hill Top Villa Hotel Superior

Hill Top Villa Hotel Kalaw

Kalaw , the famous hill station of Myanmar was popular with the British during colonial rule and it is still a peaceful and quite place. The hill station is located at an elevation of 1320 meters above sea level, 70 kilometer from Taunggyi, the capit

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Ananta Inlay Boutique Hotel Superior

Ananta Inlay Boutique Hotel Inle Lake

Located on the banks of the famous Inlay Lake, with its magical scenery and people, offer a peaceful, relaxing holiday. Inlay Lake is located in the Nyaung Shwe Township of Taunggyi District of Shan State, part of Shan Hills in Myanmar. The distance

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Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort, Pyin Oo Lwin Superior

Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort, Pyin Oo Lwin Pyin Oo Lwin

Located in the heart of Myanmar, 67 kilometer east of Mandalay, in the highlands of the Mandalay Mountains, the city has a cool climate and was used as a summer residence by the British until the Second World War. At an altitude of 1070 meters, the A

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What's Included?

  • Flights from Yangon to Mandalay, Bagan to Heho & Heho to Yangon.
  • Accommodation at mentioned hotels or similar.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transfers as mentioned by air-conditioned private vehicle.
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in the program.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Boat ticket(s) according to the itinerary.
  • Train ticket(s) according to the itinerary.
  • 1 complimentary bottle of drinking water and 1 cold towel per person per half day tour/ 2 bottles of water and 2 cold towels per person per full day tour.
  • Porter fees at the airport in Myanmar where guide service is booked. 
  • Entrance fees for visits mentioned in the program . 

What's not Included?

  • International flights and airport taxes.
  • Visa fees.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Services and meals if not mentioned in itinerary .
  • All drinks, including water, soft drink and alcohol on all included or optional excursion.
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Supplements for Christmas and New Year period.
  • Any services not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

Additional Information

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing. 

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