Myanmar Jungle and Birding 10 days

Routing: Yangon – Mt Victoria Bird Watching – Bagan – Inle - Jungle Trek - Yangon

Best Highlights of the tour


  • Fine welcome dinner featuring cultural show
  • Visit Natmataung National Park on Mt. Vicotiria
  • Trekking into jungle and up to the hill
  • Watching hundred kinds of mountain birds
  • Staying in Elologde and on-site camping for a closest access to nature
  • Highlighted stupas of Bagan heritage areas
  • Hiking in to Inle Lake Wild life sanctuary for bird watching
  • Seeing very see rare Jerdon’s Bushchat and hundred other kinds
Myanmar Jungle and Birding adventure promises to expose the best natural aspect of Myanmar. This adventure tour will take you deep into native jungle or up to mountain where natural birds habitat. Starting up by easy hiking to Victoria Mountain, you will see hundreds of jungle birds and enjoy stunning sceneries from there. A leisure phase at the middle of this Myanmar adventure is historical heritages exploration in Bagan. We move up north for Inle lake, a huge lake surrounded by mountain and cool, humid jungle will offer you unique bird watching trip.

Day 1: Yangon arrival
Welcomed to the golden land of Myanmar !Our tour guide and driver will meet and greet you for your hotel transfer.
Depending on your flight time, we will manage some short excursions to get eye-bird views of Yangon. Enjoy welcome Dinner with cultural Show.
Meal: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon


Day 2: Bagan – Mt. Victoria
Take a short flight to Bagan. On arrival, get a pick up and drive from Bagan to Natmataung National Park (Mt. Victoria) for three nights stay. Birding stop on the way to see again Jerdon’s Minivet and Hooded Treepie, together with near-endemic White-rumped Falcon, White-eyed Buzzard, various species of Woodpeckers, five species of Parakeet which are Alexandrine, Rose-ringed, Blossom-headed, Grey-headed and Red-breasted Parakeets, Small, Scarlet and Rosy Minivets, Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch and others.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight at Mountain Oasis Resort (Ecological Lodge).


Day 3 to 4 : Bird watching
Birding at Natmataung (Mt. Victoria) National Park. This site is a major focal point of the tour. Here we can able to see White- browed Nuthatch and Burmese Tit (recently split from Black-browed Tit), Myanmar’s fifth and sixth endemics which are known only in here. Other specialty birds that could be seen on this area are near-endemics - Mount Victoria Babax (recently split from Chinese Babax), Chin Hills Wren-babbler (recently split from Long-tailed Wren-babbler), Assam (recently split from Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush), Stripe and Brown-capped Laughing thrushes, Green Shrike-babbler, Buff-breasted Parrotbill (recently split from Black-throated Parrotbill), Bar-tailed and Hume’s Treecreepers, Black-throated Prinia (recently split from Hill Prinia) and Whistler’s Warbler, together with rare and shy Blyth’s Tragopan, rare Mrs Hume’s Pheasant, Hodgson’s Frogmouth, Yellow-billed Blue Magpie, Grey-sided Thrush, Indian Blue Robin, Spotted Forktail, White-tailed and Chestnut-vented Nuthatches, Black-bibbed, Green-backed and Black-throated Tits, Striated Bulbul, Chestnut-headed Tesia, rare Broad-billed and Bush Warblers, Blue-winged Laughingthrush, Crimson-faced Liocichla (recently split from Red-faced Liocichla), Rusty-fronted and Streak-throated Barwings, Grey Sibia, Himalayan Cutia, Sickle-billed Scimitar, Streak-breasted Scimitar, Scaly-breasted Wren, Pygmy Wren, Black-eared Shrike and Black-headed Shrike Babblers, Bar-throated and Red-tailed Minlas, Blue-winged Siva, White-browed, Rusty-capped and Nepal Fulvettas, Stripe-throated Yuhina, Spot-breasted Parrotbill, Fire-tailed Sunbird, Spot-winged Grosbeak, Yellow-breasted Greenfinch and many more.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight at Mountain Oasis Resort (Ecological Lodge).


Day 5: Mt. Victoria – Bagan
After breakfast, we will take a transfer back to Bagan. Free the rest of the day after amazing trekking up to the moutain
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan


Day 06: Bagan discovery
Spend your full day exploring the remainder of Bagan which consists of more than 2500 temples and pagodas. This archaeological site brings us to the scared history of ancient Bagan capital with the development of Buddhism. As we travel further into the land of temple spires, Htilomino, Gawdamgangyi, Ananda and Shwezigon temples will attract your sense of curiosity with a profound impression. The highlight of this day is the sunset from the second highest temple the Shwenandaw.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan


Day 07: Bagan –  Inle Lake
Embarking on a flight to Heho, you will enjoy a scenic drive to Nyang Shwe from where you will embark on a beautiful boat trip to explore the life of Intha people whose image exposes vividly through one leg rower.  Spend our time to visit the Indein market  and Pa –O then transfer to discover the local traditional work such as making boat, black smith, silk weaving and enjoy the uniqueness of Jumping Cat pagoda.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake


Day 08: Inle Lake – Birding
We will do the birding today at Inle Lake Wild life sanctuary. Here we can see rare Jerdon’s Bushchat, very rare Sarus Crane, Collared Myna, Glossy Ibis, Purple Swamphen, Ruddy-breasted and Black-tailed Crakes, Pheasant-tailed and Bronze-winged Jacanas, Black-winged Stilt, Oriental Pratincole, Cinnamon and Yellow Bitterns, Lesser Whistling and Spot-billed Ducks, Blue-eared Kingfisher, Plaintive Cuckoo, Clamorous Reed Warbler, Plain and Yellow-bellied Prinias and Striated Grassbird. We can also see migrant bird species such as very rare Baer’s, Ferruginous, Red-crested and Common Pochards, Gadwall, Eurasian Wigeon, Northern Pintail, Common Teal, Common Coot, Grey-headed Lapwing, Marsh Sandpiper, Brown-headed Gull, Harriers, Steppe Eagle, Bluethroat, Dusky and Black-browed Reed
Warblers and Yellow-breasted Bunting. And also breeding or roosting colony of Little, Cattle and Intermediate Egrets, Indian Pond, Chinese Pond and Black-crowned Night Herons, Little Cormorant, Vinous-breasted, Chestnut-tailed, Black-collared and Asian Pied Starlings, Common, Jungle, White-vented and Collared Mynas can be seen in the evening.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake


Day 09: Inle Lake – Yangon city tour (B)
Fly to Yangon this morning. Enjoy your orientation tour of Yangon with Shwedagon pagoda, a walk from Sule pagoda to Strand Hotel where you will encounter numerous of British colonial buildings and Emmanual Church. You will have chance to observe the local life on Yangon river side. In the afternoon, we will visit Chautatkhgyi pagoda, famed for the biggest reclining Buddha statue in Myanmar, followed by a pleasant walk in royal place where you will admire Karaweik Palace and the green park of Kandawgyi. Visit the famous Scott market. Free till transfer to airport for your next flights.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon


Day 10: Yangon Depature (B)
The morning is free for shopping. We can visit Bogyoke Aung San market before heading to the airport for the flight home. End of the Services
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Not available

Group size Price guide (USD/person)
5 - 6 Person (s)
4 star 900

Services and Activities included:

1. Tour start and ends at Yangon Airport - Myanmar
2. You will be escorted by private English speaking guides. (on spots).
3. Your car is private with air-conditioning.
4. 03 Domestic flights included are from Yangon - Bagan, Bagan - Heho, Heho - Yangon
5. Meals are daily breakfasts and meal plan as in the program
6. Boat trips as mentioned in itinerary
7. Entrance fees where requested.
8. Permissions for you to get deep inside National Parks and Sanctuary
9. Your accommodation are twin sharing, 3 star standards mixed with Ecolodge and on-site Camping with basic, clean conditions.
10. This tour is subject to single supplement if requested
11. Trip price valid until 31 December 2014. Traveling on Christmas Eve and New Year Eve may subject to surcharge


Note: Myanmar Now is changing day by day since our country opens, the price of the tour may change at the visiting time. Please feel free to contact us for price while proceeding with the tour.

Tour Exclusions:

Visa arrangement, Drinks when you are traveling, Supporting equipments for bird watching, personal expenses and others not mentioned

Best time to go this tour
Period for best enjoy: from October to February because this is the coolest time of the year. You can easily enjoy outdoor activities and sightseeing
Period for best value: remain time of the year when is considered as low season and you can enjoy discounts and offers. Please note:
From March to May is dry season. In semi-dessert areas such as Mandalay or Bagan, they can be very hot, but other higher areas such as Inle lake, weather is still cool and comfortable
From June to September is monsoon season. In coastal regions, like Yangon, and hilly places, such as Inle lake, you may be caught by heavy, sudden rains but in Mandalay or Bagan it hardy sees rainfall during this time

Physical rating of this tour: 3 stars
These trips are a relaxing break. You don't have to worry about doing anything physically demanding unless you want to.
Some easy physical activities included in your trip. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the journey.
it will raise your heartbeat. Some moderate physical activities such as several walking in fairly distance are included. A good level of fitness is required
Be prepared for some serious physical activity. The majority of activities included on this trip will be challenging. The fitter you are, the more you'll enjoy your holiday.
Our highest physical rating. Get ready for a heart-pumping adventure with plenty of challenges and some extreme conditions. You'll be required to be seriously fit for this trip as difficult activities are included.
For the trek on this trip the general rule is you will need to be very fit and the more preparation you have done for it, the more you will enjoy it. You will be walking with your day pack, with the possibility of extreme variations in temperature. We recommend that you undertake regular aerobic exercise in the months before you travel, particularly if you are not in the habit of regular exercise. Doing mountain walks or climbing long stair cases with a pack is good preparation (try putting a few bricks in your pack for real training). Walking, jogging, swimming or riding a bike are all good ways to increase your aerobic fitness, which will allow you to enjoy the trek to its fullest.

Meals introduction
While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There's no obligation to do this though.

Meals included and additions: 
 09 breakfasts and 01 dinner included
Meals additions to this tour: 10US$/person for lunch and 12US$/person for dinner or total: 198US$/person

Important notes
ACCOMODATION IN MYANMAR:
As tourism infrastructure is starting to develop, you may find the accommodation standards to be lower than in other Asian countries. Since Burma has recently become a popular tourist destination, pricing is also inflated due to demand, and at times our hotels can change as bookings are bumped by hotels charging a higher price to other travellers. Please be patient with any last minute hotel changes, and please be aware that often although the price of the accommodation is quite high due to demand, some hotel standards can be quite basic.

HOT AIR BALOONING IN BAGAN:
There is a company which operates hot air ballooning flights in Bagan. Such flights only take place around sunrise for about an hour and are entirely subject to suitable weather conditions, especially low wind conditions and good visibility. In the hotter times of the year, the number of passengers who can be carried within required safety parameters reduces considerably. It is not possible for us to make bookings for hot-air ballooning in advance of our arrival in Pagan. If any clients wish to make a booking at that time, we can then provide contact details for the ballooning company who can then advise if they have any vacancies for the following day. As at March 2013 the cost of such flights was about US$300. Such flights are not a part of any service offered by Peregrine and any participants will be required to sign indemnity releases provided by the ballooning company.

Passports and Visas 
It is each traveler's responsibility to have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel and a visa if required. Please check whether your nationality in Myanmar Visa exemption list, otherwise you do need to have your VISA done before going. Please check the information at our Myanmar Visa guide for specific. 

Cell Phones & Calling Cards 
You may wish to carry a cell phone while traveling. Check with your cell phone provider if your phone will work in the destination(s) you are visiting. Myanmar service is dominated by the GMS technology standard, while some of the world such as U.S uses the incompatible CDMA standard. We suggest that you should check carefully or you may incur high international roaming fees. 
However, the SIM card in Myanmar is not very popular and still quite expensive. You may need to check with your service providers for roaming fees when taking tours to Myanmar
When dialing a number from one country to another, you should proceed as follows: dial your country's Exit Code + destination Country Code + Phone Number. Country Code of Myanmar is 95
 
Wireless Internet Access 
Passengers traveling with WiFi enabled devices (such as a personal computer, smartphone, tablet, or digital audio player) may be able to connect to the internet via a wireless network access point (or hotspot). WiFi access in hotels and/or cruise lines often involves a fee which, in some cases, can be very expensive. 
Please ask your hotel receptionist to avoid unexpected charges.
 
Credit Card Usages and Currency 
Myanmar’s national currency, the kyat (pronounced chat, and abbreviated K) is divided into the following banknotes: K1, K5, K10, K20, K50, K100, K200, K500 and K1000. Travellers should ensure they arrive in Myanmar with their entire travel budget in US dollars, as ATMs are still very hard to come by (although this may change)
For credit/debit cards, surprised tourists in Yangon found themselves helpless when trying to use them. However, a couple of high-end hotels in Yangon and Mandalay are able to accept credit cards, and sometimes give cash back. This is done via a processing system linked outside the country, Singapore or Vietnam, and is at the mercy of internet connections
  
Trip Preparation 
A little pre-planning can make your trip go a lot smoother. Several weeks before your trip, make a list of what you will need to take with you. Make sure your personal documents (passports, visas, driver’s license) are in order and that you have enough prescription medications to last through the trip. We suggest that you make photocopies of passports, visas, personal ID and any other important travel documents and pack them separately from the originals. Pack a list of medications including dosage and generic names. 
If you lose the originals while traveling, you'll have copies for easier reporting and replacement. You may consider bringing a small supply of over the counter medications for headaches and/or anti-diarrhea pills. We recommend that you pack a portable alarm clock. Avoid placing valuables such as cameras in your checked luggage.

Tour at Glance

Trip Duration:

10 days 9 nights


Activity:

Boat Ride, SightSeeing, Trekking, Nature Explore, Bird Watching, Moutain Climbing, Homestay,


Group size:

Min: 2

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Max: 12


Transportation:


  • Physical Grading:

    Accommodation:


  • Day by Day Program:


    Day 1: Yangon arrival
    Day 2: Bagan – Mt. Victoria
    Day 3 to 4 : Bird watching
    Day 5: Mt. Victoria – Bagan
    Day 6: Bagan discovery
    Day 7: Bagan –  Inle Lake
    Day 8: Inle Lake – Birding
    Day 9: Inle Lake – Yangon city tour
    Day 10: Yangon Departure

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