Tour Code: DL –234
Duration : 12 Days / 11 Night
Routing : Yangon – Putao Trekking – Mandalay – Bagan – Heho – Inle Lake – Ngapali Beach – Yangon
Day 01 Arrive Yangon
Arrive at Yangon International Airport. Welcome by our tour guide. Transfer to hotel. Yangon sightseeing tour includes the old colonial style city center with the gilded Sule Pagoda, dating back over 2,000 years. Bogyoke (Scotts) Market with hundreds of stores and of a gems shops. The tour continue to Chaukhtatgyi, a huge reclining Buddha image, extended visit to Shwedagon Paogda, one of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments and the golden dome of Shwedagon Pagoda rises 98meters above its base and is covered with 60 tons of pure gold., will conclude the tour of this picturesque garden city. Overnight at the hotel in Yangon.
Day 02 Yangon – Putao by flight
After breakfast, transfer to airport and fly to Putao. Arrive Putao, welcome by our tour guide. A hot breakfast usually is served around 7-8 am, lunch usually is simple, light and serve during mid day. Dinner will be more extensive featuring pre dinner snacks and deserts. Overnight at Putao.
Day 03 Putao – Htawadum – Namkham [Jeep / Trek]
Breakfast and we visit attractive Putao market often busy with local ethnic tribes. We than depart by jeep/truck trhough the vast Putao plain on pebbled road to Htawadum with the distance 14 km which takes us about one hour. Here we cross Malikha river by long-tailed boat to visit famous Kanugmulon Pagoda, said to be one of the 84000 pagodas walking toward Salundum but trun to Nampandum from Lona suspension bridge. From here we continue walk to Namkham with the distance 5 km which should take us about 3 hours passing through smaller villages such as Salundum and Htrandum etc. Namkham, a large Rawan village, situates at the bottom of Namhti mountain rance which in rich with biodiversity of flora and fauna. Name after Hkamti Shan name meaning “ Golden River” has became the centre of cultivation place for the fruits that Father Robert Moss has introduced thus day famous for its sweet fruits production. We settle in at our guesthouse and walk around the village. We shall have our dinner and overnight at local guest house.
Day 04 Namkham – Machanbaw – Mulashidi – Putao [trek / Jeep]
Breakfast and we start walk to Machanbaw with the distance 15 km which should take us about 6 hours through relatively low land terrain with occasionally ups and downs passing through some smaller villages such as Inwaingbaw and Inbubaw. Machanbaw is a small administrative town ex-Putao with beautifully set up colonial style town. We visit so-called “stone dragon” park which should take about 20 minute walk and we cross a suspension bridge spans across Malikha river to Naungkhine where our jeep awaits us and take us to Mulashidi Lisu vaillage with the distance 35 km which should take about one hour to get there. We visit the attractive Lisu settlement and suspension bridge across Mula river. Enjoy beautiful surrounding often back drop with snow-capped mountains in distance. We return back to Putao and check in at trekking house. Dinner and overnight at Putao trekking house.
Day 05 Putao – Mandalay by flight
Breakfast and perhaps a last minute shopping at Putao market. Later we transfer to airport and fly to Mandalay. Arrive Mandalay, transfer to hotel and on the way visit to Mahagandayon Monastery; a famous Buddhist monastery, where more than a thousand monks live and study, continue to 1.2 Km long 200 years old U Bein Bridge, built of huge teak logs salvaged from Ava Royal Palace. Sunset from U Bein Bridge. Overnight at the hotel in Mandalay.
Day 06 Mandalay
After breakfast, sightseeing tour in Mandalay including Mahamuni Pagoda, with its spectacular Buddha image covered with thick layers of gold leaves, Shwe Inbin, one of the most outstanding monasteries in the country, Shwe Nana Daw Kyaung or Goden Palace Monastery, a superb example of a traditional wooden building, Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the World Biggest Book for its 729 stone slabs of Buddhist Scriptures. a four of traditional workshops includes crafts such as woodcarving, marble masonry, Kalaga tapestry and gold leaf making etc. Sunset from Mandalay Hill. Overnight at the hotel in Mandalay.
Day 07 Mandalay – Heho by flight
After breakfast, transfer to airport and fly to Heho. Arrive Heho airport, drive to Nyaung Shwe Jetty. And then transfer to hotel by boat and visit to wonder unique leg rowing fishermen, floating firm; built up from strips of water hyacinth and mud which anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles, houses and monasteries on the stilt ect .. . Overnight at the hotel in Inle Lake.
Day 08 Inle Lake
After breakfast, board on a traditional long and tall motorized boat for a sightseeing tour of the lake. Travelling on the lake is an exhilarating experience for nature lovers and a chance to observe the unique traditions of the Intha people. Wonder unique leg rowing fishermen, floating firm; built up from strips of water hyacinth and mud which anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles, houses and monasteries on the stilt ect .. . Visit floating village of Ywama, the lake’s downtown, 11 century Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda housing five sacred Buddha Images, the weaving village of Inpawkhon, famous for traditional silk-weaving, Se Gaung Village, famous for the blacksmith work and Nan Pan Village with cheroot making and boat-building dockyares etc end your day with a visit famous Ngaphechaung, a museum like monastery where old belongings of many monasteries are restored. Overnight at the hotel in Inle Lake.
Day 09 Heho – Thandwe (Ngapali Beach) by flight
After breakfast, transfer to airport and fly to Thandwe. Arrive Thandwe, drive to Ngapali Beach. Overnight at the hotel in Ngapali Beach.
Day 10 Ngapali Beach
After breakfast, free and leisure at Ngapali beach. Overnight at the hotel in Ngapali Beach.
Day 11 Thandwe – Yangon by flight
After breakfast, transfer to airport and fly back to Yangon. Arrive Yangon, transfer to hotel and Yangon city sightseeing short visit to Botataung Pagoda, Nan Thida Jetty, Kandawgyi Garden and Karaweik Palace. Overnight at the hotel in Yangon.
Day 12 Departure
Time at leisure to purse individual interests until your transfer to the airport. Your guide will pick you up the hotel and accompany you to the airport. Departure from Yangon.