Book this 6-night tour to explore exotic and amazing Mandalay and Shan State in Myanmar. This tour gives you an introduction to Mandalay, but it is all about the Northern Shan State, an area in the mountains in the Northeast of Myanmar famous for friendly people from various tribes as well as for its nice climate and green landscapes. Combine trekking adventures and local transportation from Hsipaw to Mandalay, one of Myanmar’s former capital cities, and get in touch with the locals while you are on the bus, in a remote village or on the train crossing Myanmar’s most famous bridge. Also enjoy a biking excursion in the morning in the outskirts of the former royal capital of Mandalay.
Day 1 [B]: Mandalay - Hsipaw You will be picked up at your hotel in Mandalay at 3:00 pm and travel through beautiful surrounding from Mandalay to the Shan state city of Hsipaw. Walk around Hsipaw with your private guide in the evening. Stay overnight.Day 2 [B]: Hsipaw After breakfast enjoy a day of leisure. The dusty Shan town of Hsipaw is the right spot to explore on your own. Most travelers love the ambiance and the nature, rent a motorbike or a bicycle and explore the lush rice fields or stop by "Little Bagan" in the outskirt of the city. Stay overnight.Day 3 [B]: Hsipaw - Kyaukme After breakfast, go on an adventurous short ride on a local bus to Kyaukme, a village famous for its fantastic trekking opportunities. Explore the remote area and experience the lifestyle of local people in the hillside villages. Stay overnight.Day 4 [B]: Kyaukme - Pyin Oo LwinAfter breakfast take a train ride from Kyaukme to Pyin Oo Lwin. Enjoy the beautiful surrounding and scenery while traveling in train through different villages across Goteik Bridge, one of Burma’s most stunning man-made marvels. Stay overnight.Day 5 [B]: Pyin Oo Lwin - Mandalay After breakfast, travel from Pyin Oo Lwin to Mandalay by car. Mandalay is a modern metropolis and the Chinese influence is enormous here. Upon arrival in Mandalay the rest of the day is free for you to explore the city. Stay overnight.Day 6 [B]: Mandalay Get ready for a guided bike tour after breakfast. Bike through different streets and experience the lifestyle of people in Mandalay. You have the afternoon for exploring by yourself, when you can visit the U-Bien Bridge for sunset or some local markets around Mandalay. Stay overnight.Day 7 [B]: Mandalay There is no itinerary planned for the day after breakfast. Check out before noon and continue the adventure on your own.