The Path to Hsipaw is filled with adventure and discovery. The journey begins at Yangon, to explore the sights and sounds of this bustling city, track down ancient temples and visit the small villages that are unique and atypical to certain areas of Myanmar.
A short flight to Lashio takes us to the Shan villages in Hsipaw, a town known for its stunning scenery. Visit the bustling markets where the local Shan as well as the neighbouring Pa O people congregate. Learn about their trademark goods like cheroots (Burmese cigars) and textiles. Cap your day off by letting one of the local families host you with a traditional home-cooked meal.
The journey continues north-east on a scenic train ride through beautiful Shan mountains, as well as what was once the second higest railway bridge, to Pyin Oo Lwin.
In Mandalay, a boat ride will take you to the venerated Mingun Bell, which once held the title as the heaviest bell in the world.
Before the journey concludes, we take a short plane ride to Heho to visit floating villages and gardens or float ourselves up high in a hot air balloon to take in some magnificent views.
Explore this small town in northern Shan State known for its beautiful scenery. It is also houses one of the last remaining residences of a former Shan Hsipaw prince.
Palaung Tribal Villages
One of the most colourful tribes in the Shan States.
Journey through the beautiful Shan mountains by train and cross the Gokteik Viaduct constructed in 1901 by the Pennsylvania Steel Company—it was once the second highest railway bridge in the world!
Take a 1 hour boat ride along the Irrawaddy to Sagaing and be in awe of the unfinished Mingun Pagoda, the Mingun Bell and Mya Thein Tan Pagoda.
Ruins of Indein
Explore this ``pagoda forest`` and hike up to take in a beautiful view of Inle Lake.
Hot Air Balloons over Inle Lake
Take in the sights of this beautiful lake 600 metres above ground.
The Strand Hotel
Built in 1901 and restored in 2016, The Strand remains true to its architectural past; charming chandeliers, ceiling fans and period furnishings, which have long served as the backdrop to this singular meeting place of famous explorers and raconteurs, remain alongside advanced air-conditioning and in-room technologies. Dedicated, English-speaking butlers attend to guests’ needs round the clock, providing tailored assistance.Visit Website
Located in Hsipaw.
Villa Inle Resort & Spa
Spread over more than 20 acres on the eastern fringe of Inle Lake in Nyaung Shwe township, this boutique hotel features 27 secluded lakeside villas, and is the ideal choice for those seeking a unique experience away from crowds.Visit Website
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Accommodation with breakfast
Mineral water and snacks
All tours and entrance fees
A licensed guide proficient in your preferred language
Private vehicle with driver