Off The Beaten Path (14n/15d)

Pho Kyar Elephant Camp

Pho Kyar Elephant Camp

Day 01 Yangon Arrival
Arrival transfer and 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. O/N Yangon

Day 02 Yangon-Putao (flight) Air Bagan
Morning flight to Putao and transfer to the Phunkanrazi Guest House. Evening visit walking around in Putao, a small picturesque town of about 10,000 people, mostly of the Kachin and Lisu tribes. Visit Mahamini Pagoda, Myinthar Aye Pagoda, Sadu Pagoda and Khamti Shan village. Lunch & Dinner at Khamsuko restaurant. O/N at Guest House.

Day 03 Putao-Kaunghmulon-Namkham (By Car/Trekking)
Breakfast at the guest house then drive to Htawadan 20miles (1 hr driving). Cross the Malikha river by boat and visit the 2000 year old Kaunghmulon Pagoda. Lunch at Pagoda (lunch box). Trek to Namkham Rawan Village (about 3 miles). You can see orange and grapefruit trees, snow capped mountains, and the local way of life. Arrive at the Namkham village and in the evening visit gold digging workshop along the Malikha River and see the traditional style of gold panning. Dinner & overnight at the village (the master’s house/traditional style big house).

Day 04 Namkham-Machanbaw-Mulashide-Putao (By Trek/Car)
Breakfast at the Village then trek to Machanbaw (7miles). Lunch at Machanbaw Market and visit Dragon stone, Guba guest house (Colonial Style). Cross the Malikha river by Rope Bridge. Arrive at Nantkhine village where we are picked up and driven to Mulashide. Here you can observe the Rawan, Lisu, Khamhti and Shan tribe’s ways of life. Visit the local market and see traditional weaving. Drive back to Putao. Dinner at restaurant. O/N Guest House.

Day 05 Putao-Myintkyina (By Flight)
Breakfast at restaurant. Fly to Myinykyina. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Evening visit to Balaminhtin bridge, Sutaungpyay Pagoda and the beautiful scenery around the river Ayeyarwaddy. Lunch & Dinner at local restaurant. O/N Hotel in Myintkyina.

Day 06 Myintkyina-Indawgyi (By Car)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Lake Indawgyi.(5hrs). Lunch on the way at a local restaurant. Evening arrive at Indawgyi. Check in at Guest House. Dinner at local restaurant. O/N Guest House

Day 07 Indawgyi Lake (By Boat)
Breakfast and fullday sightseeing by private boat on Lake Indawgyi which is even larger in size than Inle Lake.Visit Shwemyintzu Pagoda, and you can observe different water bird species on the lake also. Lunch and dinner at restaurant. O/N Guest House.

Day 08 Indawgyi-Myintkyina-Myintson (By Car)
After Breakfast drive back to Myintkyina. Lunch at Myintkyina then drive to Myintson (confluence of Maykha & Malikha rivers). Drive back to Myintkyina. Lunch and dinner at restaurant. O/N at Hotel.

Day 09 Myintkyina-Mandlay (By Flight)
Breakfast at the hotel then morning market visit. Transfer to the airport for our flight back to Mandalay. Transfer to hotel and check in. Evening visit to Mahamuni Buddha, Kuthodaw Pagoda (world biggest book), and sunset from Mandalay Hill. Lunch and Dinner at restaurant. O/N at Hotel.

Day 10 Mandalay-Taungoo-Phokyar Elephant Camp (By car)
After breakfast drive to Taungoo and PhoKyar Elephant Camp. Lunch is on the way and in the evening arrive at Phokyar Resort. Dinner at the Resort. O/N Resort

Day 11 PhoKyar Elephant Camp
Breakfast and then observe the elephants bathing in the stream with their mahouts and later see the elephants demonstrate how they work to extract the timber. We can go elephant riding around the camp (about one hour) and also see an elephant show where they demonstrate their cleverness and understanding of theirmasters commands. Then enjoy soft trekking in the jungle(1 hr). Lunch and dinner at Resort. O/N at the Resort.

Day 12 Phokyar Elephant-Yangon (By Car)
After breakfast drive back to Yangon (6 hours) Lunch on the way at a local restaurant. Dinner and O/N Yangon

Day 13 Yangon-Ngwe Saung Beach (By Flight)
Transfer to airport for short flight to Pathein from where we transfer to the beach (about one hour). Enjoy beautiful Ngwe Saung beach.

Day 14 Ngwe Saung Beach at leisure

Day 15 Ngwe Saung-Pathein-Yangon (By Flight)
Transfer to Pathein airport for flight back to Yangon.

NOTE: This tour to Putao requires permission from the Ministry of Hotel and Tourism.

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