MANDALAY–MYITKYINA–PUTAO-MANDALAY ( 5 Days/ 5 Nights )
Meal Basis: Full board ( B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D =
Day 1: Mandalay - Myitkyina
Arrive breakfast, leave for Ta Da Oo airport for a
domestic flight to Myitkyina (144 meters above sea level)
which is quite hot during the summer. Check in at the hotel.
Sightseeing includes Myitkyina market selling mandarin
oranges, apples, cumquats and grapefruits; Su Taung Pyae
pagoda; Manao (i.e. the Kachin word meaning “meeting of
gods”) garden and panning of gold in the Ayeyarwady river.
Overnight in Myitkyina.
Day 2: Myitkyina – Myitson - Myitkyina
After breakfast, leave for Myitson (45 km- 2 hrs drive-
north of Myitkyina) where Maykha and Malikha meets and is
thus the birth of the Ayeyarwady river. Enjoy the
exceptional natural beauty at the confluence. Go back to
Myitkyina. On the way, a brief stop at the Praying mountain
(14 km north of Myitkyina) a scared site for the Kachin &
Lisu Baptists and a location of a bible school and a
seminary. Then, enjoy the scenery at Carain Naw, the famous
view point by the river. Overnight in Myitkyina.
Day 3: Myitkyina - Putao
After breakfast, fly to Putao (402 meter above sea
level). Check in at the hotel. After lunch, visit
Mulasheedee village (13 km – 30 minutes drive) from Putao;
walk along the famous Mulasheedee rope suspension bridge.
Overnight in Putao.
Day 4: Putao – Shangaung Village
After breakfast, leave for Shangaung village (22 km from
Putao). This village is the largest village on this route.
It lies at the foot of the Shangaung range. Observe the way
of life of the Rawan, Lisu, Kachin and Khmti Shan living
there. Overnight in Shangaung.
Day 5: Shangaung – Putao – Myitkyina – Mandalay
After breakfast, drive back to Putao. Check out from the
hotel. Transfer to Putao to fly back to Myitkyina and then
to Mandalay. Overnight in Mandalay.