Soak into the natural diversity of Myanmar in this birding trip to behold 350 species of birds throughout the country. During this Myanmar adventure tour, bird-lovers will go deep into the jungle and up to the high mountain in some of the least explored birdwatching localities which possessing the birdlife diversity and stunning sceneries. Regardless of the tranquility wetland or the high hills which present natural beauty as well as rich cultural heritage, from the exciting boat trip along the extraordinary Irrawaddy River to the exceptional Inle Lake, Go Myanmar Tours promises to bring you the best remarkable vacation in Myanmar to be impressed with the amazing landscapes and able to explore the biodiversity hotspot with our excellent local tour guide.
 

Duration: 14 days/13 nights
Start/End: Yangon/Yangon
Tour Route: Yangon – Hlawga Wildlife Park – Bagan – Mt. Victoria National Park – Kalaw – Inle Lake
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Tour Type: Trekking, Bird Watching, Nature, Landscape, History
Tour Category: Myanmar adventure tours
Tour Highlights:

  • Discover Hlawaga Wildlife Park to capture myriads of beautiful wide birds and feed the monkey, deer, and other animals in their natural environment.
  • Marvel at the spectacular landscape of Bagan, home to six of Myanmar’s eight endemic species including Hooded Treepie, Burmese Lark, Burmese Collared-dove, Jerdon’s Minivet, White-throated Babbler, and Ayeyarwady Bulbul.
  • Set foot on the Natmataung National Park located in Southern Chin Hill which is covered by hill evergreen and hill savannah, here breath the fresh and cool air and explore the great variety of eastern Himalayan bird species with 254 different species
  • Enjoy the breathtaking nature in Inle Lake, drop in a boat trip then discover the distinctive floating gardens, endemic birds and exquisite fishing leg rowing. At the end of the day be fascinated with the majestic sunset on the lake.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Yangon arrival
Day 2: Yangon – Hlawga Wildlife Park – Yangon (B)
Day 3: Yangon – Bagan (B)
Day 4: Bagan Birding (B)
Day 5: Bagan – Ayeyarwady River – Mt. Victoria (Natmataung) National Park (B)
Day 6, 7, 8: Mt. Victoria (Natmataung) National Park Discovery (B)
Day 9: Mt. Victoria (Natmataung) National Park – Bagan (B)
Day 10: Bagan – Kalaw (B)
Day 11: Kalaw – Inle Lake (B)
Day 12: Inle Lake Birding (B)
Day 13: Inle Lake – Yangon (B)
Day 14: Departure (B)

Please note that you can always change the itinerary by clicking the button “tailor-made tour” below and then tell us your specific interest. This inquiry is totally free and you are under no obligation!

 
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Day 1: Yangon arrival

Upon arrival at Yangon International Airport, meet your local tour guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at leisure and you are free to wander around the city.
Overnight in Yangon.

Day 2: Yangon – Hlawga Wildlife Park – Yangon

This morning drive north to the Hlawaga Wildlife Park for a full day bird watching. This birding adventure is accompanied by your knowledgeable local guide to ensure you have a deep knowledge of all bird species in the park. During this tour, gaze out at a large number of bird species in the park such as the Asian Fairy Bluebird, Racket-tailed Treepie, the Oriental Darter, and especially the Stripe-throated Bulbul. Furthermore, today’s trip provides you with an unforgettable experience to appreciate the very rare Brow Antlered Deer.

Asian-Fairy-Bluebird-in-Yangon-Myanmar

After lunchtime, transfer to the Moe Yun Gyi Wetland Wildlife Sanctuary (2hour drive). There join in the natural expedition to admire over 42 waterbird species and 33 shorebird species, more than 20 aquatic grass and herb species while taking a boat trip.
Return to Yangon in the late afternoon for overnight.

Moe Yun Gyi Wetland Wildlife Sanctuary

Day 3:  Yangon – Bagan

Day 3 begins with a short flight to Bagan. Upon Bagan, you are free until taking an afternoon excursion to glimpse at the abundant shorebirds with 4 main endemic birds include of Burmese Bush Lark, Hooded Treepie and Jerdon’s Minivet, and White-throated Babbler. Besides, look for the lovely and colorful Indian Roller, Jungle and Gret Manas, Yellow-eyed Babble. In the afternoon, head to an exciting boat trip to capture the riverine bird species with Common Kingfish, Temminck’s Stint, River Lawing, Indian Spot-billed Duck, wading birds, geese, and ducks. If we are lucky, we are even able to witness the graceful Pied Harrier.

the dramatic Indian Roller in Bagan

In the late afternoon, be amazed by the serene beauty along Ayeyarwaddy River in sunset time.
Overnight in Bagan.

Ayearwaddy River

Day 4: Bagan Birding

Continue your unforgettable birding journey with a full day to enjoy the magnificent Bagan. The fancy landscape will captivate your soul as you go. Take the scenic route this morning through ancient temples for a visit to glance at Myanmar’s endemic birds include of Jerdon’s Minivet and Hooded Treepie. Additionally, Bagan surrounding fields witnesses many tiny birds such as Grey-breasted, Rain Quail, Plain, and Brown Prinias, Chinese Francolin, Scaly-breasted Mynia and long-billed, Richard’s and Paddyfied Pipits.

Brown Prinia in Myanmar

Along the way back, gaze out at several outstanding pagodas in the region such as Ananda Pagoda which is believed to be the most beautiful pagoda in Bagan owning 4 golden Buddhist statues, Shwezigon Pagoda which is built in the early 11th century by King Anawrahta, if there is time, visit Ku Byanuk Gyi the temple and Khay Min Ga Temple to admire the majestic historical sites and get to know more about Bagan architecture.
Overnight in Bagan.

Shwezigon Pagoda in Bagan Myanmar

Day 5: Bagan – Victoria (Natmataung) National Park

Leave Bagan this morning and head south-west to the Chin Hill toward Ayeyarwaddy River. Today’s drive through the semi-desert and deciduous forests then birding stops along the route before arriving at the resort on the slope of Mt. Victoria for an overnight. This day highlight with the special scarce and habitat-specific White-rumped Falcon.

The white rumped Falcon

Day 6,7, 8: Mt. Victoria (Natmataung) National Park Discovery

During these full 4 days, join in an amazing trekking tour to explore Myanmar ecotourism in the 470 square kilometers in one of the most interesting birdwatching destinations in Asia – Natmataung National Park, and observe beautiful birds, the highest peak in Chin State and the third highest of Myanmar to be captivated by the breathtaking natural wildlife. Mt. Victoria is where you can expect to see one of the most famous endemics White-browed Nuthatch.

Each day, you will take 8 km trek through the forest and explore the extremely scarce and beautiful Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker, Blyth’s and rare Black-headed Shrike-Babblers. As you hike up to the higher altitude, you will see the Blue-fronted Redstart, Brown-flanked Bush Warbler, Black-throated Prinia, Spot-winged Grosbeak, and the exquisite Fire-tailed Sunbird. If you find yourself here between November and February, you will capture an opportunity to admire the rhododendron trees blooming in delightful colors of red, white, and yellow.

White brown Nuthatch in Mt Victoria National Park of Myanmar

Ultimately, on the way back to the lower slopes of the Mt. Victoria, a splendor of attractive species as you see such as Blue-winged, Spotted Laughingthrushes, Red-faced Liocichla, Hume’s Treecreeper, Nepal Fulvettas, Crested Finchbill, and Green-backed Tit. In the evening, you are able to choose between reward yourself after an exciting day in a camp or a local homestay.

Discover the Nat Ma Taung National Park

Day 9: Mt. Victoria (Natmataung) National Park – Bagan

This morning return to Bagan. on the way back, birding stop at several locations en route as you wish.
The rest of the day is free.
Overnight in Bagan.

Day 10: Bagan – Kalaw

An exciting birding tour today as you travel to Kalaw. This morning take a flight to Heho then transfer to hotel to check-in. The rest of the day is at leisure let you free to take a horse riding to take a glimpse of the town.
Overnight in Kalaw.

The tranquil beauty of Kalaw Town

Day 11: Kalaw Birding

As you cross through the peaceful landscape of Kalaw, the hill station that located on 1320 meters high and covered by the evergreen forest, bamboo groves, you will reach the best birding site in Kalaw – Yay where you will see the charming hotspot with myriads of beautiful species such as Silver-eared Laughingthrush, near-endemics Burmese Yuhina, Indochinese cuckoo-shrike, White-browed Laughingthrush, White-browed Shrike Babbler, White-browed Scimitar Babblers, Grey-cheeked Fulvetta, and other birds.

This morning highlights with the trek into a beautiful grove of the hill forest to capture the extremely elusive Burmese Yuhina. Along will the rare bird is other delightful species such as Streaked Spiderhunter, Blak-throat Sunbird, Golden Babblers, Rufous-capped, and Orange-bellied Leafbird. In the afternoon continue this wonderful birding spot to be mesmerized by other impressive species such as Mountain and Puff-throated Bulbul, Grey-crowned Warbler, and Spot-throated Babbler.
Overnight in Kalaw.

silver eared laughingthrush in Kalaw Myanmar

Day 12: Kalaw – Inle Lake

Say goodbye and leave Kalaw early this morning to transfer to Inle Lake. From Kalaw to Inle Lake drive through the fantastic pine forests, stop at several birding spots and be captivated with the Redbirds Blue Magpie, Hill Prinia, Oriental Turtle Dove, White-rumped Munias, Eurasian Jay, Greater Flameback, and Slender-billed Oriole.

Continue your birding trip through the luscious forest to head of a monastery and start to walk to the Yay Aye Kan Reservoir to seek for the exceptional species such as Black-crested, Maroon Oriole, Silver-eared Mesia, Yellow-cheeked Tit, and Black-throated Bushtit. Next, celebrate your lunch with an exciting picnic and enjoy the breathtaking aura next to the forest reservoir. Manage to stay here till the mid-afternoon and return to the monastery to drive to Inle Lake. Along the route, some another birding stops offer as the time permit.
Overnight in Inle.

Greater Flameback in Myanmar

Day 13: Inle Lake – Yangon

Embark on a boat trip in the early morning of day 13 to explore the largest freshwater lake of Myanmar to let your soul deep into the tranquility of the nature surrounding. Here you will capture the image of exquisite leg-rowing fishermen around the lake and continue to look for the localized Collared Myna. In addition, some of noteworthy species-area also include such as Oriental, Striated Grassbird, Yellow-bellied Prinia, and Black-browed. In the lunchtime, move on to the hotel for a cozy lunch before the driver picks up to transfer to Heho Airport for a flight to Yangon.

Collared Myna

Day 14: Departure

Your holiday ends with the final birding trip nearby Hlawaga Park in the morning. Go to watch the beautiful Puff-throated Babbler, shy Racket-tailed Treepie, Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher, Dark-necked Tailorbird and many other beautiful species. Moving to the hotel in the lunchtime. After the final lunch in Yangon, you are free until transfer to the airport. Trip ends.

We hope that you would love the itinerary we design for this 16-day Myanmar tour package. Thank you for traveling with us!

 

What’s Included?

  • English speaking guide
  • Accommodation with breakfast (twin room basis)  (B- Breakfast, L-Lunch, D – Dinner)
  • Domestic flight tickets, including insurance surcharge and current fuel surcharge
  • Passenger service charges for domestic flights
  • Entrance fees and zone fees for the visits mentioned
  • All transfers and sightseeing by private air-con vehicle with drivers, as mentioned in the program
  • Private local boat fare for Inle Lake excursion, as mentioned in the program

What’s Excluded?

  • International ticket to/from Mandalay or Yangon
  • Visa fees and visa arrangements for Myanmar
  • Visits not mentioned in the program
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Tips and porters at hotels
  • Any other items not mentioned

Important notes: 

The above itinerary is indicative and some details may change according to conditions and availability; you will always be informed of such changes.