Lush and exotic plantations and Myanmar’s rural life work splendidly together. Experience a scenic train ride on the Gokteik Railway, the former colonial town of Pyin Oo Lwin and a famous garden of the region.
Depart for 2 hrs drive to Pyin Oo Lwin (or Maymyo) which is formerly a British "Hill Station", 67 km east of Mandalay. Situated more than 1,000 meters above sea level, Pyin Oo Lwin is known for its colonial houses with generous garden facilities and a cool climate all year round. Upon arrival, visit Pyi Chit pagoda which is situated on a hill overlooking the surroundings then continue to B.E fall or Hampshire falls in British times. B.E Fall is a very pleasant picnic spot where many Myanmar families come for a picnic. Later, take a traditional horse-drawn carriage to explore the town and stop at the local market before walking through the 177ha (437ac) Kandawgyi Botanic Garden which features more than 480 species of trees including 80 species of bamboo, 113 species of orchids, medicinal plants and seasonal flowers, many of them indigenous to Myanmar.
End of the day check in & overnight at the hotel in Pyin Oo Lwin.
In the early morning, transfer to the train station then board the local train for a scenic ride over the Goitek viaduct, a spectacular railway bridge over 100 meters high and nearly 700 meters long. Constructed by British colonialists in 1901, Gokteik was once the longest railway trestle in the world. After crossing the famous bridge, disembark at Naung Pain Village then drive back to Mandalay centre.