FEP-EH 4 Days Extension Trip to Hispaw

(Day-1) MANDALAY-PYIN-U-LWIN SIGHTSEEING (B)

After breakfast & check-out at the hotel, morning drive to Pyin-u-Lwin for more or less 2 hours and on the way, after a few minutes drive, photo stop at the flower market, the places of interest in Pyin-u-lwin, to be visited include the Governor's Residence, the central market, the best place to see the everyday people's life, then before or after lunch, a short horse & cart ride from the downtown through the city to the National Kandawgyi Botanical Garden, compared to Kew Garden in the Great Britain, of 437 acres founded in 1915 & featuring the rich biodiversity of 428 species of local and foreign trees, 250 species of local orchids from around Myanmar, a Butterfly Museum, etc., a buggy ride is to be taken to have a look around this beautiful garden, and proceed to Pwekauk Waterfall and Maha-an-htu- kan-tha Pagoda to enjoy the view of the Shan Plateau, time for dinner and overnight at the hotel in Pyin-u-lwin. B=Breakfast

(Day-2) PYIN -U -LWIN-GOKHTEIK-HSIPAW (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, 10-minute drive to the British built railway station in Pyin Oo Lwin to take about 4 hours train jounery to enjoy the thrilling wonderful experience of train ride over world-wide known Gokhteik Viaduct, which is mentioned in Paul Theroux's acclaimed travelogue, "The Great Railway Bazaar", as "a monster of silver geometry in all the ragged rock and jungle, its presence was bizarre", including the beautiful scenery on both sides of the 1-metre-gauge wide railway line. So one might feel the train ride as to be on the elephant's back. Then take off at the Naungpeng station, lunch stop and then proceed to drive to Hsipaw by car where the remaining Hsipaw Haw is to be visited and have a stroll near the central market to explore the area, time for dinner and overnight at the hotel in Hsipaw. B=Breakfast

(Day-3) HSIPAW TREKKING (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, start our trek through the rice fields, to the 100 ft high waterfall with, a nice pool at the base. There is a splendid view of an ancient pagoda and a Shan Royal tomb in the rice fields. There is a lime stone cave just beside the fall. Afterwards, continue walking through the farming villages, with panoramic views of paddy, seasonal crops, mountains, streams and observe such traditional ways of life of the Shan villages as weaving bamboo baskets and making hand-made bamboo fans then take a long tail flat bottom boat and travel upstream the Myitnge River flanked with mountains, valleys, and fruit plantations along the river. Pay a visit to a Shan village which has traditional houses with charming gardens and walk uphill for 45 minutes to a monastery in the forest. Return by boat. Lunch will be on the way at one village and explore the remaining places of interest in Hsipaw, time for dinner and overnight at the hotel. B=Breakfast

(Day-4) HISPAW-MANDALAY (B)

Breakfast & check-out at the hotel, morning drive to Lashio for an hour or so, the exploration in Lashio includes the central market, the best place to observe the way of life of the people, the biggest Chinese Kuanyin Temple all over Burma, Hot spring, etc., and then drive all the way back to Mandalay for 6 hours more or less, time for dinner and overnight stop in Mandalay. B=Breakfast

Day Return Tours

YANGON – SYRIAM – YANGON SIGHTSEEING (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, 45-minute-morning drive to Syriam, the ancient city of Burma, used to be the Portugese enclave for 13 years in the 16th century. It's a country drive and the places of interest to be explored in Syriam are the ruins of the oldest Catholic Church built in AD-1750 commissioned by Paolo Nerini, an Italian missionary from the Barnabite Order, funded by an Armenian Nicolai de Agualar, the Shinmwenun Pagoda overlooking the Bago River in the compound of the State-run-oil-refinery factory, the busy market, Yele Pagoda in Kyauktan Township, which is built in the middle island in the river, Kyaikkhauk Pagoda, then drive all the way back to Yangon, time for dinner and overnight at the hotel in Yangon. B=Breakfast

MANDALAY – PYIN OO LWIN SIGHTSEEING (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, a 2-hour drive to Pyin-u-lwin, which is about 69 km to the north-east of Mandalay, 1,050 m above sea level, a former British hill-station or the summer resort for them because of it's nice and cool weather. Sightseeing in Pyin-Oo-lwin includes the central market to see the way of life of the people, take a short horse-&-cart ride to explore the city on the way to the beautiful celebrated botanical garden which was first built in 1915, having 176 hectare, featuring the rich life of 428 species of local and foreign trees, 250 species of local orchids from around Myanmar, a newly opened Butterfly Museum, etc., then time for lunch and then the Pwekauk Waterfall, which is the local picnic spot and Maha-ant-htu-kan-tha marble Buddha Image on the hill top overlooking the ranges of the Shan hills, the British Governor’s Residence then drive back to Mandalay , time for dinner and overnight at the hotel. B=Breakfast

YANGON- BAGO SIGHTSEEING (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, start the morning country drive to Bago, which is 80 km to the northeast of Yangon and it's about 2-hour drive. On the way, visit Shwenyaungpin ( the golden banyan tree where the newly bought cars are shown to the guardian spirit of the tree to get his protection ), the Htaukkyan War Cemetery taken care of by the British Common Wealth, proceed to Bago, the 2nd Burmese Empire founded in 16th century to pay a visit to such places of interest as the reconstructed Kambawzathadi Palace, Hinthagon Pagoda, which is the first ever site of Bago, then called Hamsawaddy, time for lunch and visit Shwehmawdaw Pagoda similar to Shwedagon in architecture but 104-m higher than it, the Huge Shwethalyaung RecliningBuddha Image, the Kyaikpun Phaya (4 seated Buddha Images, 9.5 m high, built originally in 15th century ), etc.,drive back to Yangon, dinner and overnight at the hotel. B=Breakfast