An Adventure Bird watching opportunities in Myanmar
Day 1: Yangon Arrival
Arrival transfer, then begin sightseeing, including colorful downtown Yangon, the Chauktatkyi, a colossal reclining Buddha, a scenic photo stop on beautiful Kandawgyi Lake and the awe-inspiring Shwedagon Pagoda.
Day 2: Yangon – Moeyungyi Wetlands
After breakfast, drive to the Moeyungyi wetlands located 70 miles north of Yangon. At various times as many as 123 species inhabit the wetland wildlife sanctuary. In the afternoon, go bird watching by boat on the lake, observing the habitats of wetland birds such as the King Fisher Moeyungyi, Cranes, Lesser Whistling Duck, Great Egret, Little Egret and more. Excursion to a local fishing village.
Day 3: Moeyungyi Wetland – Yangon
Early morning boat trip on Moeyungyi for birdwatching. Lunch at the resort, then drive back to Yangon.
Day 4: Yangon – Heho – Inle
After breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to Heho airport in the Shan State. Arrive and transfer to Inle Lake. Sightseeing by boat includes the floating gardens and the unique one-legged rowing style of the Inle fishermen. There are many grassland areas ideal for bird watching of the more than 60+ species of birds that inhabit the lake area. In the evening, enjoy the beautiful sunset on the lake.
Day 5: Inle Lake Sightseeing and Birdwatching
After breakfast, bird watching and sightseeing by boat including the ‘jumping cats’ monastery and silk weaving. You can also see the colorful morning market on the lake shore visited by the local tribes.
Day 6: Inle Lake – Heho – Bagan
Breakfast at hotel. Continue sightseeing on the lake and afternoon transfer to Heho Airport for flight to Bagan. Arrive at Nyaung U Airport, drive to Bagan and check-in to your hotel.
Day 7: Bagan – Kanpetlet
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast, drive to Kanpetlet. Arrive in Kanpetlet, check-in at the Sky Palace Hotel Kanpetlet. Visit a few major temple and watch the sunset along Ayeyarwaddy river.
Day 8: Kanpetlet – Mt. Victoria Peak – Yan Si Camp
Breakfast at resort. After breakfast, begin trekking up to the peak of Mt. Victoria. Trek to Yan Si Camp, then overnight at Yan Si Camp by tent accommodation. On the way, enjoy bird watching (Hill birds), with over 150 species.
Day 9: Yan Si Camp – Aye Sakan Chin Village
Morning breakfast at Yan Si Camp. After breakfast, trek to Aye Sakan Chin Village, on the way observing the tribal villagers and their way of life. Bird watching is also interesting in Chin state.
Day 10: Aye Sakan Chin Village – Mindat
After breakfast, trek to Mindat Village, the starting point of Chin Hill and from where you can observe local Chin tribes. Trekking and birdwatching around Mindat.
Day 11: Mindat – Bawkywe- Mindat
After breakfast, trekking to nearby villages and more birdwatching at Mindat area.
Day 12: Mindat – Bagan
After breakfast, drive to Bagan. Arrive in Bagan and check-in to hotel.
Day 13: Bagan – Yangon
Breakfast at Hotel. After breakfast, transfer to Nyaung U airport for flight to Yangon. Arrive in Yangon and check-in to hotel. After a short rest, proceed to the 80-year-old Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott’s Market) for one last shopping spree, then visit Chinatown. After visiting Chinatown, return to the hotel.
Day 14: Yangon
Free at leisure until international flight departure transfer.