10 DAYS IN MYANMAR - THE NORTH
This tour takes you to the north of Myanmar, a mountainous region which borders India to the north-west and China to the north and east and which is traversed by tributaries of the Ayeyarwady River. You will visit Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, travel by car to Bhamo, a small riverside town close to the Chinese border and float down the Ayeyarwady on a chartered boat towards Mandalay, the last royal capital of Burma. This tour combines scenic interest with a study of local life and culture.
Visit the main historic and cultural centres as well as many remoter places well off the beaten track. The inhabitants of the Irrawaddy Valley have hardly changed over the last centuries. Wherever you go, the people are very warm, friendly and helpful. The river changes considerably: it is broad with endlessly winding channels just beyond Mandalay, and then dark and narrow as it travels through the third gorge. The countryside changes constantly, with an amazing mountain backdrop.
Upon arrival at Yangon International Airport: welcome by our local tour guide and transfer to the Best Western Green Hill Hotel to check in. In the afternoon, travel to Mawtin Jetty for a short rickshaw ride along the Yangon River, enjoy ‘High Tea’ at the Strand Hotel, which d...read more
Transfer to airport for your morning flight to Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State. Upon arrival, you will visit: the central market, a good opportunity to see the local mountain people and to enjoy the wide range of fruits; the Hsu Taung Pye Paya, a pretty, gilded ‘wish-fu...read more
After breakfast, travel by car to Bhamo (approx. six hours), a small riverside town located 186 kilometres south of Myitkina and not far from the Chinese border. In the late afternoon, you will have enough free time to take a stroll through the picturesque little town of Bhamo...read more
After breakfast, you will have enough free time to visit the lively market in Bhamo. Followed by transfer to jetty and boarding your private boat. Travel downstream, passing thick forests which stretch along the entire river, where you can observe monkeys, elephants and water ...read more
Travel through delightful river landscapes with picturesque villages towards Katha, a little old colonial town that has become well-known through George Orwell’s novel ‘Burmese Days’ and the Irrawaddy Flotilla, which was sunk in 1942. Visit the town and - time permitting - one...read more
Upon arrival in Tagaung, one of Burma’s oldest cities, walking tour of the Old Town and the fortress walls. In the evening, you will have a stunning view from the pagoda hill of the Ayeyarwady River at sunset. Dinner and overnight stay on board.
Morning visit to a pottery works near the authentic village of Kyauk Myaung, in which the famous 200-litre clay pots are fired in vast kilns. After crossing the third gorge, the boat arrives at the village of Khan Hnyat, which is known for its numerous Buddhist monasteries. Di...read more
In the morning, it’s onwards to Mingun. Visit the Settawya Pagoda, with its Buddha footprint, and the Mingun Bell, the largest ringing bell in the world; view the nearby unfinished Mingun Pagoda, built to be the world’s biggest pagoda and visit the Hsinbyume Pagoda, a replica ...read more
After breakfast: transfer to airport and return flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, visit Sule Pagoda, which dates back more than 2,000 years, visit the Mahabandoola Park and its Independence Monument, take a walk through the city centre and roam the local markets. Broad streets, ...read more
You will have the morning free. Explore the Burmese metropolis on your own! If you’re feeling in the mood and want to experience the Burmese culture up close, then just take a trip on the public ferry across the Yangon River to Dala or a leisurely stroll through the Bogyoke ma...read more
PRICES IN US$ PER PERSON, VALID FROM 01.10.2016 – 28.02.2017
|English-Station||English||German||Italian- or Spanish|
|6 - 8 people||1.746,-||1.765,-||1.806,-||1.789,-|
|Half board supplement||59,-|
|Full board supplement||96,-|