Welcome to Pyin Oo Lwin


More recently, Pyin Oo Lwin has become famous for its fruit, jams and fruit wines. With the rise of the Myanmar version of the nouveau riche, Pyin Oo Lwin is once again a popular weekend and hot-season getaway, so get here sharpish to experience what’s left of the old charm and calm.


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$60 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Full-Day Trip to Maymyo from Mandalay

Early morning pick up from your hotel in Mandalay by your private guide and driver for a scenic 2 hour drive (80 kilometers) to the former British hill station of Pyin Oo Lwin.Upon arrival, visitors will immediately be charmed by this delightful small town of colonial-style buildings, markets, and a botanical garden. Feel the historical atmosphere by traveling through town in a traditional, yet colorful horse-drawn carriage. With your camera in your hand, there will be plenty of photo moments passing by.After lunch at simple local restaurant, venture out to visit the Peik Khyin Myaung Caves, almost as old as the land itself. The cave itself is a long network that is filled with small temples and Buddha images. Proceed afterwards to the Pwe Kyauk Falls, a favorite picnic spot for local residents before we head back to Mandalay. The scenery around this favorite past-time spot for those living in and around Pyin Oo Lwin is simply amazing.Arrival back in Mandalay will be around 6pm after a full day of exploration.

$46.10 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Pyin Oo Lwin Private Tour from Mandalay

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Pyin Oo Lwin Trek, Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo), Mandalay RegionTravel through the Shan Mountains to the colonial hill station town of Pyin Oo Lwin. Originally designed as a summer capital for the British colonial administration, this historic town offers a view into the country’s colonial past. Your day starts with 8:30am where you are met by your driver and guide for the ride to Pyin Oo Lwin. You will visit the immaculately kept National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens, a 177-hectare site, with numerous species of indigenous and foreign plants. A traditional lunch is served at a time that is convenient to you. Next stop is Peik Chin Myaung cave, one of the most extensive Buddhist cave complexes, taking about 15 minutes to walk through. From here you will trek down to hidden waterfalls and may enjoy a refreshing swim in the lagoons. After swimming in the fresh waters, we transfer back to Mandalay and your hotel.

$900 Tours & Sightseeing

Private Full-Day Pyin Oo Lwin Private Tour from Mandalay

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Mandalay Palace, Mandalay, Mandalay RegionAt about 8:30am you will be met at your hotel by your guide and transported through the Shan mountains to the town of Pyin Oo Lwin. This colonial hill station is located about an hour and a half from Mandalay and it is here that the British ruling classes went to escape the Mandalay heat during the hot season. Formerly known as Maymo, after Colonel May, stationed there in 1887 ,it retains its charm and history with many colonial buildings still standing all around the city. Although none of them may be singularly remarkable the sum of them is just wonderful, transporting you back to a bygone age. You will visit the immaculately kept National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens, first established in 1915 as the Maymyo Botanical Gardens by Alex Roger, a Forest Officer and originally modelled after Kew Gardens , England with the help of an amateur gardener called Lady Cuffe, this is now a 177 hectare site , with numerous species of indigenous and foreign plants. Peik Chin Myaung cave, one of the most extensive Buddhist cave complexes, taking about 15 minutes to walk through, no shorts or footwear permitted. From here you will trek down to hidden waterfalls and may enjoy a refreshing swim in the lagoons. During the day you will enjoy a traditional local lunch at a time convenient to you. Then, transfer back to Mandalay you will arrive at your hotel.Duration: 1 day

$199 Private & Custom Tours

Private Excursion to Maymyo from Mandalay

Today your tour starts at you appointed hotel in Mandalay, drive on a scenic road (80 km from Mandalay and take us 2 hours) to the former British hill station of Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo), a delightful small town of colonial-style buildings, markets, and a botanical garden. Feel the historical atmosphere by traveling through town in a traditional horse-drawn carriage.Visit the local market and the botanical garden. After lunch at a local restaurant, then venture out to visit the Peik Khyin Myaung Caves, caves almost as old as the land itself and proceed to Pwe Kyauk Falls, a favorite picnic spot for local people before returning to Mandalay. Today your lunch is included.

$1800 Tours & Sightseeing

Private Full-Day Trip to Maymyo from Mandalay

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Mandalay Palace, Mandalay, Mandalay RegionStart with 8am pickup at your hotel in Mandalay, then begin the 2-hour drive to Pyin Oo Lwin in a private car. Upon arrival in the former hill station, explore the historic center on a horse-drawn carriage ride, and keep your camera ready to snap photos of the city's vibrant markets, botanical garden, and colonial architecture. Visit a simple restaurant for a local-style lunch, then continue to Peik Khyin Myaung Cave, where you’ll find a series of shrines in the long limestone cavern. See some of the trailing pepper vines that the cave is named for, and browse for souvenirs at the small market outside of the cave. The final stop of the day is Pwe Kyauk Falls, a favorite spot for picnicking and swimming at the edge of the forest, with shallow water for wading and a small riverside stupa. This full-day tour concludes with return transfer to Mandalay, and drop-off at your hotel.Duration: 1 day

$74 Holiday & Seasonal Tours

PRIVATE FRULL DAY TRIP TO MAYMYO FROM MANDALAY

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Mandalay Palace, Mandalay, Mandalay RegionPick up at your hotel in MandalayDuration: 5 minutesStop At: Mandalay Palace, Mandalay, Mandalay RegionDrive to Pyin Oo Lwin, 42 miles north east of Mandalay at 3700 feet with pleasant cool climate. Visit Peik Chin Myaung Cave, Pwe Kauk 3 step waterfall and Kandawgyi National Park with seasonal flowers. You will enjoy Pyin Oo Lwin market with seasonal fruits, flowers, vegetables and colourful woolen sweaters .Duration: 7 hours