Riding Elephant Adventure at Pho Kyar 05 days

Routing: Yangon - Taungoo - Pho Kyar Elephant Camp – Taungoo – Bago - Yangon

Best Highlights of the tour


  • 3 full days to experience Elephant riding on forest road – one of the most interesting adventure voyages in Myanmar
  • Understand how the elephants are trained and taken care by their masters, learn how to interact with your own elephant
  • Nightlife at camp, listen to the elephant stories from the people, taste the local meals, and trade at the market with the tribe.
  • Discover Myanmar living lifestyle from walking, trekking, taking local train and sitting on a saloon car
  • Explore Yangon famous sites and colonial palace, watching the city “breath” from waiting sunset on Shwedagon Pagodas
Not only famous by the temples and pagodas but Myanmar also is looking for by the many Elephant camps around the country. This Riding the Elephant Adventure tour will take you to the jungle, get on your elephant and explore their natural life through days and nights. Still, you will have time to discover one of the most recognized city, Yangon, for your tour, take time to explore Shwedagon Pagoda, Chaukhtatgyi Paya or Sule Pagoda before getting back your hometown

Day 1: Yangon arrival
Welcome to Yangon – the beautiful land of golden pagodas and stupas. Our guide and driver will pick you up at the airport, transfer to the hotel and relax. Dinner at a local Burmese restaurant will end the day.
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon
Meal: Dinner


Day 2: Yangon - Taungoo – Elephant camp (Pho Kyar camp) – travel by train. Night at elephant camp
Wake up early in the morning then leave Yangon for TaungOo by train. Breakfast and lunch on the way. We will arrive TaungOo around 14h00 then driving to Pho Kyar Elephant Camp. Check in at the camp’s lodge. Light trekking around the forest trail, we can enjoy an elephant show if the time permit. We will have dinner at the camp to taste the local food. Experience the camp bon - fire at night and study about elephants by camp manager. Overnight at Pho Kyar camp.
Accommodation: Elephant camp lodge
Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner


Day 3: Pho Kyar Elephant Camp activities
You will have breakfast at camp, after that, we will have chance to observe natural way of elephants taking bath in the stream. Take 45 minute elephant ride in the forest road. Lunch at the camp. Visit elephants' riders village, interact with local people to study their way of living. Dinner and overnight at Pho Kyar Camp.
Accommodation: Elephant camp lodge
Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner


Day 4: Pho Kyar Elephant Camp – Taungoo – travel by car – Bago - Yangon.
After having breakfast, we will leave Pho Kyar camp and getting back to Yangon. We will stop for lunch around TaungOo. We will visit Bago on the way. We can visit Shwetharhlaung - Reclining Buddha Image, discover the interesting Bago Market with varieties of vegetables, flower and commodity goods. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check-in and overnight.
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon
Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner


Day 5: Yangon depart
Depend on your flight, you will have time to visit Boyoke market before transferring to airport.
Accommodation: Not Available
Meal: Breakfast


Group size Price guide (USD/person)

Services and Activities included:

1. Tour start and ends at Yangon Airport - Myanmar
2. You will be escorted by private English speaking guides.
3. The support of Elephant trainers
3. Your car is private with air-conditioning.
4. Train tickets from Yangon to Taungoo
5. Meals are daily breakfasts and 01 welcome dinner
6. Entrance fees where requested.
7. Your accommodation are twin sharing, 3 star standards mixed with camping lodge at basic, clean conditions
8. This tour is subject to single supplement if requested
9. 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 travelling, 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: 5 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: 
04 breakfasts and 01 dinner included
Meals additions to this tour: 10US$/person (lunch) and 12US$/person (dinner)

Important notes
ACCOMMODATION 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 travelers. 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.

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:

5 days 4 nights


Activity:

Elephant riding, SightSeeing, Trekking, Nature Explore,


Group size:

Min: 2

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Max: 10


Transportation:


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  • Day by Day Program:


    Day 1: Yangon arrival
    Day 2: Yangon - Taungoo – Elephant camp (Pho Kyar camp)
    Day 3: Pho Kyar Elephant Camp activities
    Day 4: Pho Kyar Elephant Camp – Taungoo – Bago - Yangon.
    Day 5: Yangon depart

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