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Mt. Victoria Hiking and Birding

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We are going to spend an incredible tour exploring the moss-draped forests of the Chin Hills in the vicinity of Mount Victoria. These mountains form part of the Eastern Himalayas, an endemic-rich bird region where several species seen only by a handful of intrepid birders occur

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Day 1: Yangon arrival

Welcomed to the golden land of Myanmar !Our tour guide and driver will meet and greet you for your hotel transfer.
Enjoy welcome Dinner with cultural Show.
Meal: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

Day 2: Bagan – Mt. Victoria

Take a short flight to Bagan.
On arrival, get a pick up and Drive from Bagan to Natmataung National Park (Mt. Victoria) for three nights stay. Birding stop on the way to see again Jerdon’s Minivet and Hooded Treepie, together with near-endemic White-rumped Falcon, White-eyed Buzzard, various species of Woodpeckers, five species of Parakeet which are Alexandrine, Rose-ringed, Blossom-headed, Grey-headed and Red-breasted Parakeets, Small, Scarlet and Rosy Minivets, Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch and others.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight at Mountain Oasis Resort (Ecological Lodge).

Day 3 to 4 : Bird watching (B/L/D)

Birding at Natmataung (Mt. Victoria) National Park. This site is a major focal point of the tour. Here we can able to see White- browed Nuthatch and Burmese Tit (recently split from Black-browed Tit), Myanmar’s fifth and sixth endemics which are known only in here. Other specialty birds that could be seen on this area are near-endemics – Mount Victoria Babax (recently split from Chinese Babax), Chin Hills Wren-babbler (recently split from Long-tailed Wren-babbler), Assam (recently split from Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush), Stripe and Brown-capped Laughing thrushes, Green Shrike-babbler, Buff-breasted Parrotbill (recently split from Black-throated Parrotbill), Bar-tailed and Hume’s Treecreepers, Black-throated Prinia (recently split from Hill Prinia) and Whistler’s Warbler, together with rare and shy Blyth’s Tragopan, rare Mrs Hume’s Pheasant, Hodgson’s Frogmouth, Yellow-billed Blue Magpie, Grey-sided Thrush, Indian Blue Robin, Spotted Forktail, White-tailed and Chestnut-vented Nuthatches, Black-bibbed, Green-backed and Black-throated Tits, Striated Bulbul, Chestnut-headed Tesia, rare Broad-billed and Bush Warblers, Blue-winged Laughingthrush, Crimson-faced Liocichla (recently split from Red-faced Liocichla), Rusty-fronted and Streak-throated Barwings, Grey Sibia, Himalayan Cutia, Sickle-billed Scimitar, Streak-breasted Scimitar, Scaly-breasted Wren, Pygmy Wren, Black-eared Shrike and Black-headed Shrike Babblers, Bar-throated and Red-tailed Minlas, Blue-winged Siva, White-browed, Rusty-capped and Nepal Fulvettas, Stripe-throated Yuhina, Spot-breasted Parrotbill, Fire-tailed Sunbird, Spot-winged Grosbeak, Yellow-breasted Greenfinch and many more.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight at Mountain Oasis Resort (Ecological Lodge).

Day 5: Mt. Victoria – Bagan

After breakfast, we will take a transfer back to Bagan.
Spend your remaining day exploring the remainder of Bagan which consists of more than 2500 temples and pagodas. This archaeological site brings us to the scared history of ancient Bagan capital with the development of Buddhism. As we travel further into the land of temple spires with Shwezigon temples will attract your sense of curiosity with a profound impression. The highlight of this day is the sunset from the second highest temple the Shwenandaw.
Meal: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

Day 6: Bagan temples – fly to Yangon

Today, we bring you a new sense of travel with a horse cart ride along the off-beaten-track temples andvisit Manuha village where local people make cigar, weaving silks in their traditional way. You are invitedto join them for their plantation.
We will discover the most outstanding temples in Bagan including Htilomino, Gawdammagyi, Ananda before transfer to airport for late afternoon filight back to Yangon.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

Day 7: Yangon Departure

Free time at Yangon for some shopping at Scott market and stroll around conolinal British building before transfering to airport. Our tour guide and driver taking you to airport and check in for departure. End of services

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Duration

7 days