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SST BIR 01 ( 16-Days/15-Nights )

16 Days Birding Tour to South Myanmar, Central Myanmar, Chin Hills (Mt. Victoria) and East Myanmar (Shan State).
For viewing all of Myanmar’s endemic bird species, some near-endemics and many other speciality bird species.

Expect to see more than 350 species of bird

Itinerary

White-browed Nuthatch (Myanmar Endemici)at Mt. Victoria

White-browed Nuthatch (Myanmar Endemici)at Mt. Victoria

Day 1: Yangon (Myanmar) arrival day
Arrive at Yangon (formerly Rangoon) international airport. Transfer and check in the hotel for one night stay. If we have time we will do Yangon City birding. Overnight will be at hotel in Yangon.

Day 2: Hlawga Wildlife Park
In the morning, we will drive to Hlawga Wildlife Park to do birding. Late afternoon we will drive back to Yangon. Overnight will be at hotel in Yangon.

Day 3: Yangon – Bagan
Early in the morning, we will take a short flight to Bagan (formally Pagan) for a two night stay. We will spend the remainder of the morning exploring the area and we can see our first Myanmar endemic birds White-throated Babbler and Burmese Bushlark.

In the afternoon we will be birding by wooden boat along the Ayeyarwaddy (Irrawaddy) River. Overnight will be at hotel in Bagan.

White-throated Babbler (Myanmar Endemic)

White-throated Babbler (Myanmar Endemic)

Day 4: Bagan
We will be birding the whole day in and around Bagan. Here we can see another two Myanmar’s endemic birds which are Jerdon’s Minivet (recently split from White-bellied Minivet) and rare Hooded Treepie, together with Myanmar near-endemic birds. Overnight will be at hotel in Bagan.

Day 5: Bagan – Mt. Victoria (Natmataung) National Park
In the early morning, we will drive south and across the Ayeyarwaddy River by car, before continuing westwards. After crossing the river we will travel throughout hilly semi desert and dry deciduous forests. Birding stops en-route. In the late afternoon we will arrive at Mountain Oasis Resort, on the lower slope of Mt. Victoria where we will stay for six nights.

Days 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10: Mt. Victoria (Natmataung) National Park
We will be birding five full days at Mt. Victoria (Natmataung National Park).
Natmataung (Mt. Victoria) National Park is a major focal point of the tour. It holds a great variety of eastern Himalayan bird species together with some Myanmar endemic bird and near-endemic bird species.

Burmese Tit (Myanmar Endemici)at Mt. Victoria

Burmese Tit (Myanmar Endemici)at Mt. Victoria

Day 11: Mt. Victoria (Natmataung National Park) – Bagan
Morning, return to Bagan for one night stay. Birding stops en-route. Overnight will be at hotel in Bagan.

Day 12: Bagan – Kalaw
Today we will take a short flight to Heho and make a short drive to Kalaw for a two night stay. Birding stops en-route. Overnight will be at hotel in Kalaw.

Day 13: Kalaw
After a short drive to evergreen forest area, we will be birding the whole day here. Overnight at hotel in Kalaw.

Day 14: Kalaw – Inle Lake
We will drive a shot distant to Nyaung Shwe and then make boat ride and birding on Inle Lake. Overnight at hotel on Inle Lake.

Day 15: Inle Lake – Yangon
We have a final morning birding on Inle Lake and drive to Heho for flight to Yangon. Overnight will be at hotel in Yangon.

Day 16: Departure
City tour or visit to famous Shwedagon Pagoda, the city’s primary Landmark, with its magnificent golden stupa. Transfer to Yangon international airport for the departure flight at your flight time.

Notes

The best time to go is during November to May.

Fitness: The tour does not require a high level of fitness but you should be in good general health. Should you have any physical limitations please contact us.

Accommodation: Twin sharing room.

Climate: At low altitude conditions are usually hot. At higher elevation (at Mt. Victoria) conditions are usually hot during the sunny day, but cool in the early morning. Raining conditions are unlikely but possible.

Equipment: Recommended gear to bring is sun hat, sun cream, flash light, raincoat, gloves and fleece-jacket.
Group Size: Minimum 2- Maximum 10

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