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Shan State is one of the most famous and beautiful regions in Burma. While it’s southern part is famous mostly for Inle Lake and often crowded with tourists, Northern Shan State remains relative-ly unexplored. The highlights of this trip include visits to Maymyo - old colonial British hill station, Hsipaw, which tries to position itself as the new trekking capital of Burma and a train ride over sce-nic Goteik Viaduct.




Pick up from your hotel or ship in Mandalay at 08.00am and drive to Maymyo (Pyin Oo Lwin) to visit a waterfall, botanical gardens and take a short horse ride through this charming little town. Continue on to Hsipaw among the mountains of Northern Shan State. As the total driving time for today is about 6h, check-in to Riverside @ Hsipaw Resort and spend the reminder of the day at leisure.



Early risers can see an interesting and buzzing local market. The busiest time for the market is be-tween 2 and 6 am, but it remains open throughout the most of the day. After breakfast enjoy a light trek exploring nearby villages. Spend an afternoon at leisure. Overnight at Riverside @ Hsipaw Resort.



After breakfast we will take you for a half day boat ride to a local village, monastery and the conflu-ence of two rivers, where swimming is possible. Spend an afternoon at leisure. Overnight @ River-side @ Hsipaw Resort.



In the morning drive to the last train station before the famous Goteik Viaduct to board a local train. It’s an incredibly scenic train ride. We will pick you up on the other side of the viaduct and continue by road to Mandalay. Overnight at Mercure Mandalay Hill Resort.



Check-out and transfer to Pandaw ship or Mandalay International Airport.

Hsipaw Resort

Hsipaw Resort is the newest addition to the hotel base in Thipaw (Hsipaw), a peaceful town in Northern Shan State and the rising trekking capital of Myanmar. The resort is located in the Old Hsipaw Shan Village on the eastern bank of the Dokhtawady River. It offers 20 large (40 sqm) comfortable river view en-suite rooms located in 10 duplex bungalows.

Facilities include

The resort features a car park, well-maintained garden, bar, and a river view restaurant offering Myanmar, Shan, Western, and Chinese cuisines. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. The resort is equipped with fire extinguishers and features a fire assembly area.

Bank of Dokhtawaddy River, Myo Haung Village, Pan Sord Main Village Group, Hsipaw, Burma

Tel: (951) 665 126
(951) 657 050

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Mercure Mandalay Hill Resort Hotel

Mercure Mandalay Hill Resort Hotel lies at the foot of Mandalay Hill with a panoramic view of a myriad of pagodas and faces the distinctive architecture of the Royal Palace and its beautiful moat. Your visit enhanced by the fun-loving hospitable people of Myanmar whose lives remain simple and relaxed will become treasured and timeless memories.

No. (9), Kwin (416B), 10th Street At the foot of Mandalay Hill, Mandalay, Myanmar

Tel: +95 2 35638

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Rates include

All sightseeing as per itinerary, three nights at Riverside @ Hsipaw Resort with breakfast or simi-lar, 1 night at Mercure Mandalay Hill Resort with breakfast or similar, private vehicle with air condition, all sightseeing with English guide by car as per itinerary, train ticket, entrance fees as per programme, daily complimentary drinking water.

Rates exclude

International flights to/from Burma, any domestic flights, porter fees for all transfers (airports & jet-ties), personal travel insurance, visa to Burma, meals (lunch/dinner), any expense of a personal nature including but not limited to drinks, laundry, camera fees, phone calls, gratuities, souvenirs, etc. Others not mentioned in the itinerary.

Price per traveller in USD

Accommodation Type Price per Traveller
Sharing (2 Pax) US$850
Single (1 Pax) US$1,566

Extension Code: LTB-ShanAdv


  • Check in time to hotel at 1400hrs
  • Check out time from hotel at 1200hrs
  • Early check in and late check out are subject to hotel room availability

* Please note that your hotel will be confirmed after we have received your deposit payment. Prices are subject to change. Hotel subject to availability. We will try to offer you an alternate accommodation if the requested hotel would not be available.