MYANMAR EXCELLENT DAY TOURS

Myanmar officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and also known as Burma, is Southeast Asia’s second-largest country and its diverse landscapes hold rich natural resources, from oil and gas reserves to vast gemstone and mineral deposits, rivers with huge hydropower potential and some of the region’s largest intact forests. Known as the golden land, Myanmar is a paradise to discover a rich diversity of cultures, bordering by India and Bangladesh to its west, Thailand and Laos to its east and China to its north and northeast, this culturally blessed land has equally awe-inspiring landscapes to appeal to every taste. From snow-capped mountains in the north, exotic beaches in the south and west, mountainous plateaus and virgin jungles in the east, desert plains, and vast deltas will leave a lasting impression that will amaze you!. Explore the vast ancient trails of the Danu and Pindaya, Hsipaw and Kyaukme in Northern Shan State, their hinterland situated on high plateau of the Shan mountains, blessed with an abundance of biodiversity and traditional ways of life. Myanmar has diversified products and experiences such as local culture, indigenous traditions, small villages, large cities, archaeological sites, world-famous pagodas, fabulous Inle Lake and other superb natural sites. As well as really in touch with locals, countryside with different transports, tribes, ways of life, local markets, eating local foods and very interactive ways and some kind of soft adventures during the trip.

Myanmar is a perfect holidays destination for you with diversified products and multiple aspects of this great country. At the same time, Green Season Travel doesn’t forget to focus on inclusiveness, sustainability and responsible travel. We will be the very right partner for your amazing holidays to Myanmar.

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Day 1
YANGON SIGHTSEEING – FULL DAY

Yangon, once the capital city, is the main gateway to Myanmar. Despite the government upping sticks for the new capital, Yangon remains the commercial and diplomatic capital and by far the largest city. It was founded by King Alaungpaya in 1755. He named it as Yangon which means “End of Strife”. The king hoped that his struggles would be over. Yangon was occupied by the British after the second Anglo-Myanmar War in 1852 and it was Anglicised to Rangoon. The city was modelled and constructed by lieutenant Fraser, a British officer of the Engineering Corporation. The city was laid out on a chessboard pattern with wide roads running North to South and East to West. The present-day Yangon covers 350 km and has a population of over 7-millions. The luminous Shwedagon Pagoda where the relics of four Buddhas were enshrined is the landmark visible from miles around. A visit to Yangon is incomplete without a visit to Shwedagon. Best to go here is either in the morning or in the evening around 5pm. Other places of interest to see in Yangon are Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha Image, Bogyoke Market, Kandawgyi Lake, Botahtaung Pagoda, Yangon’s River Front, Sule Pagoda, downtown Yangon with colonial era buildings, China town and a night life of Yangon.

Price per person in USD:

1 Pax: 99

2 Pax: 60

3-4 Pax: 59

5-7 Pax: 44

8-15 Pax: 38

Price covered: Car full day, all entrance fees, English speaking guide and lunch.

Day 2
Shwedagon in the evening & China Town visit – half day tour

Yangon arrival day and don’t want to do many activities but just to see Shwedagon Pagoda and visit to China Town at night, this is such a great evening tour. It’s also nice to try this if the departure flight is in the late night and haven’t seen Yangon. The most sacred and luminous Shwedagon Pagoda where the relics of four Buddhas were enshrined is the landmark visible from miles around. A visit to Yangon is incomplete without a visit to Shwedagon. One can also see many religious buildings under the light and ways of life of the Buddhists’ at the pagoda. Afterward, we’ll continue to visit China Town and street shops, we’ll try a bowl of noddle soup, taste some snacks before heading to a crowded 19th Street. BBQ and drinks will be served. At the end, going back to your hotel.

Note: This tour is nice for arrival day in Yangon to try or people who would like to visit Shwedagon Pagoda in the evening and to see what’s happening in Chinatown at night.

Price per person in USD:

1 Pax: 72

2 Pax: 45

3-4 Pax: 42

5-7 Pax: 33

8-15 Pax: 29

Price covered: Car half day, entrance fees, English speaking guide, snacks and drinks.

Day 3
Village life along the Old Dhammazedi Road – full day tour

An exciting day is ahead of us as we’re going to follow parts of the old Dhammazedi Road (used by former Bago kings to visit the Shwedagon Pagoda) and meet countryside communities, from farmers to village teachers. From Yangon (or from Bago) we drive in about 2 hours towards Kawa where mountain bikes are ready for a trip through the country side to Ohn Ne. The bike trip is about 2.5 hours (29 km), partly unpaved, all flat road. We visit the beautiful monastery and continue by car to Thakala. Our host family is waiting for us in this small town to accompany us by bike, boat, motorbike or on foot (45 min) – depending on the season and the path conditions – to their community. Htee Tan village is a traditional village showcasing typical life: it has a village pond where water is collected during the raining season so the villagers have water to drink, wash, and cook during the dry season. There is a village school, a monastery that serves as a community centre, there is no electricity, no running water or even wells. A quiet community where people have been living for ages and stay together in good times and bad times. A family style lunch awaits us, followed by a stroll around the town. In the afternoon, we continue by car towards Thongwa to visit the lively market before crossing the river and arrive in downtown Yangon.

Price per person in USD:

1 Pax: 135

2 Pax: 80

3-4 Pax: 75

5-7 Pax: 56

8-15 Pax: 49

Price covered: Car full day, local transports, bike rental, English speaking guide, donation and lunch.

Day 4
Yangon – Golden Rock – Saung Naing Gyi Waterfall – Yangon

At 6:00am, we’ll pick-up from the hotel and drive outside of Yangon city. Allied War Graves cemetery is on your right when we get to Htauk Kyant. We’ll take a Yangon-Naypyitaw Highway road up to 39 miles and then we’ll approach to the Sittaung Bridge and river. The river view is stunning over the bridge and we’ll be in Mon State after the bridge. Arrival Kimpun base camp at around 11am, we’ll take an open truck (45-mins uphill) together with local pilgrims to Golden Rock.

Golden Rock (Kyaiktiyo) is one of the most important Buddhists’ sites in Myanmar. It may be one of the strangest sites for foreign visitors. A rock which is gold gilded with a small stupa (15th feet) built on top of it, is balancing on the edge of a mountain and looks as if it could tumble down into the ravine below at any moment. Buddhist believe due to the hair of Buddha brought by a hermit enshrined into that hermit’s head shape rock prevented the rock from falling. Surrounding the Golden Rock are many local souvenirs shops, pagoda accessories selling shops and some selling Burmese traditional medicinal products made off indigenous animals’ horns and skins from the nearby jungle. We’ll spend there about an hour or even more to look around the pagoda, see people ways of life and learn a meditation practice there through your guide.

Saung Naing Gyi Waterfall: After visiting to Golden Rock, we’ll take a downhill truck and go to Saung Naing Gyi Waterfall. It takes 20 minutes by car and a few minutes walking through the teakwood forest to get a nice spot. Popular among locals and one shouldn’t miss place to swim when we’re going to Golden Rock. Very relaxing and refreshing as the water is cold and it’s coming down all the way from the Golden Rock mountains. Enjoy as much as you like! At the end, we’ll drive all the way back to Yangon. Simple breakfast and lunch will be included at local restaurants

Price per person in USD:

1 Pax: 199

2 Pax: 115

3-4 Pax: 115

5-7 Pax: 80

8-15 Pax: 65

Price covered: Car round trip to Golden Rock-Yangon, all entrance fees, English speaking guide, breakfast, lunch and truck car tickets.

Day 5
Biking through Hpa-An, Full day

We can discover untouched surrounding area of Hpa‐An, and feel unforgettable memories with Kayin people. Biking adventure tour starts from a hidden village near, not far from Kaw-Ka-Thaung cave. Learn the way they wear, their hair style and what they eat every day. As well as see the shrines made of leaf, bamboo and wood. Kaw-Ka-Mate village is very peaceful and a monastery visit will include. Continue bike toward the biggest Sadan cave through untouched villages along the way. It’s about 17 miles from Hpa‐An on the way to Eindu. This huge cave is simply breathtaking and one of the best highlights to visit while you’re in Hpa‐An. We can see beautiful Buddha statues and images inside the cave. At the exit of the cave, we’ll take a pleasant boat ride in small lake passing under the cave sometime of the year, which lead back to the front of the cave. Afterward, continue ride through mountains toward a hidden Kayin village where we visit a wooden monastery and white washed temples. Lunch is served near the cave water with Kayin traditional foods. On our way back to Hpa-An, en route, stop at Kyauk Kalap Pagoda located 5 km south of Hpa‐An. Zwekabin Mountain is the landmark of Hpa‐An and it can be seen from everywhere. End, visit Shwe Yin Myaw Pagoda to enjoy the sunset there. Hpa‐An is truly a perfect place to explore by bike and quite suitable for those interested in soft adventures, stunning landscapes and interested to see real countryside of Myanmar.

Price per person in USD:

1 Pax: 113

2 Pax: 74

3-4 Pax: 61

5-7 Pax: 51

8-15 Pax: 48

Price covered: Bike rental, English speaking biking guide, boat, all entrance fees, lunch and contribution to a village.

Day 6
Mawlamyine and Bilu Island visit – full day

Bilu is Burmese word which means ogre but there has no Bilu in this island, just locally called a name. It’s made up with several villages such as Ywar Lut, Kali, Mu Doon, Hnee Mote and many more. One can go there by a private car or boat over the Than Lwin River. At 8am, a private car will pick up and drop you at a local market on the upper road in Mawlamyine. A walk through several fruit stalls, flower shops and wet markets. Guide will explain many things that we see at market including how betel quid is prepared, where the fishes are coming from and buy for you some famous fruits from this region to taste. Local boat is waiting at Auk-Kyin jetty and we’ll be cruising toward Kali village for an hour. On the way, enjoy the nice breeze, see fishermen’s lives, sandy beaches, golden pagodas and boat trip will end up at a fishing village where people preparing the nets and boats. A little walk through the fishing village, get on to car and we’ll visit around the islands to see workshops making such as smoking pipe, bamboo hats, coconut shell matting, rubber bands and stone slabs. Around lunch time we’ll be heading back to Mawlamyine and eat at one local restaurants along the Strand Road. Rest of the day, car and guide available to visit old colonial buildings, churches, monasteries and pagodas in Mawlamyine. Sunset is over the Kyaikthanlan Pagoda.

Price per person in USD:

1 Pax: 145

2 Pax: 79

3-4 Pax: 63

5-7 Pax: 45

8-15 Pax: 45

Price covered: Car full day, boat, all entrance fees, English speaking guide and lunch.

Day 7
Enchanting Mandalay – full day tour

Morning pick up and start our sightseeing from Mahamuni Buddha, the 2nd most sacred Buddhist’s site in Myanmar. The whole image, except, the face is covered with thick layers of gold foils; a token of the devotees’ intense faith to Buddha. Continue to visit Golden Palace Monastery, a delicately carved wooden building where we will learn the excellent wood arts, especially Ten Great Jataka scenes of Buddha remain well preserved. King Mindon, father of the last Myanmar King Thibaw, breathed his last in this building after prolonged illness. Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung is famous because it is only palace building which left from the World War II destruction in which the Royal Palace was burnt down in Marh 1945. Next is to go Kuthodaw Pagoda located very close to Mandalay Hill. The pagoda consists of 729 marble slabs engraved with Buddhist scriptures and recorded in UNESCO world heritage lists. Later we’ll drive up to 230 meters high Mandalay Hill where we can see a scenic view of the city, Mandalay palace complex, the moat, the Shan Mountain range and the Ayeyarwaddy River. Lunch is served at local restaurant. Afternoon, visit to the gold-leaf workshop and one of the tapestry workshops; Aung Nan in Mandalay. We’ll then continue to Amarapura; a royal capital founded before Mandalay and Mahagandayon monastery which is one of the most prominent monasteries where nearly a thousand monks live and study. We can have a look at weaving cottages before going to the world’s longest wooden U Bein Bridge which is originally built in 1851. Take a leisurely walk over the bridge and enjoy the panoramic view of Taungthaman Lake and the stunning sunset view. Refreshment at the lakeside before heading back to the hotel.

Price per person in USD:

1 Pax: 112

2 Pax: 72

3-4 Pax: 62

5-7 Pax: 52

8-15 Pax: 50

Price covered: Car full day, all entrance fees, English speaking guide, lunch and drinks.

Day 8
Mingun Village, Sagaing Hills and Ava City – full day tour

Mandalay is considered the seat of Myanmar culture! Mandalay is the last Myanmar King’s capital. It’s nice to visit a few days in Mandalay including all significant temples and pagodas as well as some cultural sights. A day escape from hectic and humid Mandalay is recommended to go to Mandalay’s neighbor cities such as Mingun, Sagaing and Ava. Starting with a relaxing boat trip over the Ayeyarwaddy River to Mingun which is a home for unique pagodas and a popular riverside village. We’ll see the world biggest ringing bell, the Mingun Pathodawgyi built in 1790 during King Bodawpaya’s time who died in 1819, Hsinbyume Pagoda and two huge brick lions lying at Ayeyarwaddy River front. A village walk under the shade and we can walk in some art galleries in Mingun village. Around lunch time we’ll be back to the boat and down-stream in the direction of Sagaing. Enjoy the floating lunch on the boat and also the stunning view of Sagaing Hills studded with white and gold washed pagodas. It’s breathtakingly beautiful and one of the world’s best picturesque views once commented by our guests. Finally, our boat disembarks at the small river in Ava; the ancient King City. Explore the city by plodding horse cart is a great charm and there have some treasure places we will not miss to see such as Bagaya Kyaung; 1834 teak monastery supported on 267 teak posts, Nanmyin ‘leaning tower of Inwa’ and Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery built in 1822 which is a rare survivor from the Ava era. At the end of the day, we’ll take a small ferry ride back to Mandalay side and transfer to hotel by car.

Price per person in USD:

1 Pax: 171

2 Pax: 99

3-4 Pax: 79

5-7 Pax: 63

8-15 Pax: 57

Price covered: Car drop off and pick up at jetty, boat full day, all entrance fees, horse cart, English speaking guide, lunch, snacks & drinks.

Day 9
MOGOK CITY TOUR – FULL DAY

After breakfast, car and guide will pick up from the hotel. We’ll drive to west of Mogok to visit morning market selling colorful vegatables, tea, clothes, groceries and household items. We can meet tribal people of Mogok at this market. Continue walk to Takaung Nan Tine, 3 lakes and to some Lisu villages throguh the mountains and countryside. Continue to Daw Nan Kyi’s moutain to enjoy the bird’s eye view to Kyat Pyin town. Lunch is taken at local restaurant. Afternoon, we walk to Gem trading market in the town and learn how the people from the market are dealing and selling ruby and other semi-precious stones. Pin-ku-taung (Spider Mountain) is located very highly and we can get another stunning Mogok view under the sun. Hiking up to the mountain itslef is a bit challenging and it is nearly 6000ft height. Ruby mine fields, villages, mountains and countryside sceneries can be seen from this mountain. Later we’ll be heading toward Kyaukpyathet Pagoda, see souvenir shops which sell semi-precious stones. A coffee break at butterfly hotel and look at the garden view. Evening drive to View Point Hill in Mogok to watch sunset. At the end, transfer back to hotel.

Price per person in USD:

1 Pax: 120

2 Pax: 69

3-4 Pax: 60

5-7 Pax: 47

8-15 Pax: 39

Price covered: Car full day, all entrance fees, English speaking guide, lunch and coffee. Permission fees not covered.

Day 10
Amazing Bagan – full day

What an amazing site! Over 2000 Pagodas, or temples, are stretching out across the plain, as far as the eye could see. No holidays to Myanmar would be complete without a visit to Bagan. This full day tour will be taking you through Bagan’s areas to visit the best-known temples with remarkable architectural designs. Our visit starts from any temples but we’ll definitely take you to Ananda, an architectural masterpiece of the early – style temple with four impressive standing Buddha images, Dhammayangyi which is famous for very strong foundation, Ananda Okkyaung, one of the few surviving brick monasteries from the early Bagan period and Thatbyinnyu the highest temple in Bagan rising to 81 meters. A brief stop is made for photo at Tharabar Gate, visit to lacquerware workshop to experience the processes of making and the colorful Nayung Oo Market. Lunch is served at local restaurant. Stop at Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi, a cave temple with exquisite jatakas murals paintings and the elegant Htilominlo temple noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations. End the day at one of the temples with soft drinks and enjoy sunset in Bagan.

Price per person in USD:

1 Pax: 105

2 Pax: 70

3-4 Pax: 61

5-7 Pax: 53

8-15 Pax: 49

Price covered: Car full day, all entrance fees, English speaking guide, lunch, drinks and snacks.

Day 11
Ballooning over Bagan – Early morning tour

The best way to truly appreciate Bagan is from the hot-air-balloon. This is one of the main highlights and a spectacular moment when visiting Bagan. No holidays to Myanmar would be complete without Bagan. No better way than in a hot-air balloon as the light begins to food across the plain. Every day is different when it comes to ballooning. The winds change daily and the weather is affected by the seasons. The sun rises later in December than in October or March. A pick-up car from balloon company will be at your hotel lobby in the early morning before sunrise and driven to the launching site for a spectacular hot air balloon ride. Balloon companies are operating under highest safety standards and their pilots have high safety records. Enjoy this amazing and a life time experience of floating over picturesque scenes of Bagan. After floating in the air about 45 minutes or 1 hour, you will land safely in the fields. At around 07:30 am or so celebrate your safe return to earth with a drink of chilled sparkling wine, served with fruit. Receive your personal flight certificate, signed by your pilot and back to the hotel.

Price: 350 USD per person (Car pick up and drop off at hotel, drinks and flight certificate)

Day 12
Bagan by e-bike – half day or full day (an extra day in Bagan)

Travel in freedom style, outdoor quest and this is a fabulous introduction to Bagan, its people and history. Easy e-biking tour through small trails amid the temples is so great! Your guide will be avoiding the main road as much as possible. Stop at several lesser known temples, and often un-named, monuments as well as some major ones including Shwesandaw, Htilominlo, Old Palace sites, Tharabar Gate, Bu Phaya and Ayerywaddy river front. The stunning landscape of ancient temple ruins spread around in Bagan area and one can go inside any of the temples where you’re interested to see. This is truly a great tour for soft adventurers, photographers and anyone interested in active outdoor activities. Seeing Bagan in different ways and several stops among the temple and take photos. Coffee break can stop at any teahouse during the ride. E-bikes can be available the whole day if needed.

Price per person in USD:

1 to15 Pax: 15

Price covered: E-bike full day only.

Day 13
Bagan sunset over the Ayeyarwady – evening tour

A wonderful experience and unique view of Bagan is from the Ayeyarwaddy River. This evening river sightseeing trip offers an opportunity to see spectacular views of Bagan temples and beautiful sunset over the sandbanks of the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River. It starts from Ayeyar jetty and feel the great time on the boat or we’ll sit down in the middle of the river on the sandbanks when the water level is lower. This private sunset boat tour on the river will offer you a fantastic sunset experience and a very relaxing moment. Your guide will be serving drinks and snacks at the same time, enjoy and feel the best moment of your visit in Bagan!

Price per person in USD:

1 Pax: 51

2 Pax: 27

3-4 Pax: 21

5-7 Pax: 16

8-15 Pax: 12

Price covered: Car transfer to jetty, boat, English speaking guide, drinks and snacks. Entrance fees not.

Day 14
Anyar villages exploration by 4x4 wheel car – full day (Off road tour)

After seeing Bagan’s famous ancient temples, explore to rural villages near Bagan. Hidden and not being touched much by tourists. It’s going to be an experience-rich travel in this Anyar region. Guide will connect with the locals and discover a real sense of community spirit as you witness what everyday life is like in these traditional villages in dry zone Bagan. Follow the road winding through scenic farmlands where locals tend to peanut, sesame and soya bean crops, and stop at villages unknown to tourists along the way. Observe how wooden slippers, which are used for showering or working in the fields, are produced. Also see the region’s well-known soya paste, pong yay gyi, which is an essential side dish for typical Burmese meals. One of the villages has pottery workshop. A brief stop at Bo Cho’s statues and the lake side where Bo Cho was killed by British. Guide will share you the biography of Bo Cho and colonial invasion in Myanmar. King Anawawrahta’s Buddha Image, and Shin Arahan’s ordination hall we will see at Thein Ywar’s monastery. Lunch is served after we offer alms to monks. After lunch, we will drive to Sat Sat Yo village which is famous of yaung pay soo; ancient Myanmar kid’s hairstyle, nowadays quite rare to find in the rest of the country. Interactions and play games with the children and give some gifts. End of the day back to hotel in Bagan.

Price per person in USD:

1 Pax: 173

2 Pax: 89

3-4 Pax: 65

5-7 Pax: 63

8-15 Pax: 53

Price covered: 4×4 wheel car, English speaking guide, lunch and donation to monastery.

Day 15
A beautiful day on the Inle Lake – full day

Inle Lake is well known for its unique leg rowers and scenic beauty with wonderful floating gardens, tomato and flowers plantations, many cottages and the stunning views of the water lies between the steamy mountain ranges. Your exploration of a day on the lake will include local five days market held by around the Inle Lake, find different tribes from the mountains and the lake, fisher men, leg-rowers and colorful vegetables at the market. During the visit, the boat trip will pass through the floating gardens and stilt houses near Khaung Daing, In Gyauk and See Sone villages. We’ll stop at one Intha house to have a local tea and have conversations with host family and learn their family business. Continue to visit famous pagoda Paung Daw Oo, Burmese Cats breathing areas, teak boat factory or Cigar making from local women in and out around fishermen villages and Lotus Weaving where you can see only in Inle Lake. Traditional Inthar’s foods for lunch will be served.

Price per person in USD:

1 Pax: 102

2 Pax: 63

3-4 Pax: 51

5-7 Pax: 42

8-15 Pax: 39

Price covered: Boat, English speaking guide, traditional lunch and entrance fees for Inle Lake zone.

Day 16
East and west of Inle Lake by bike and boat – full day

Biking is quite suitable as the area is flat and easy to do biking, and you can see the beauty of Inle Lake in different ways, not just by the boat. Eastern part of the lake is definitely an active and exciting trip. Today we start visiting by bike from Shwe Yan Pyae monastery with oval windows, glass mosaic and learn there about monastic education as you will see young monks are studying there. On the way to village to east bank, we can stop and visit at Shan Museum, old palace of Shan Prince (the first president of Myanmar-1948). After 2-3 hours easy biking, tour will end at Aureum Palace Hotel jetty. Drinks will be served at there. Continue by boat to west bank of the lake, a relaxing trip by a private boat to Khaung Daing and visit Intha’s villages at the west bank of Inle Lake. See how they produce Tohu, soy-bean and birds’ foods make from the flour. Continue walk through Bamboo forest and en route see the ways of life of Inthar busy with the boat, planting and with their household things. A local transport will take you finally to visit temples ruined in Indein village. At the end of the day, we’ll return back to hotel. Lunch will be served at one local restaurant in the lake.

Price per person in USD:

1 Pax: 103

2 Pax: 70

3-4 Pax: 60

5-7 Pax: 52

8-15 Pax: 49

Price covered: Boat, bike, English speaking guide, traditional lunch and entrance fees for Inle Lake zone.

Day 17
Kalaw sightseeing by car – full day

After your breakfast, a private car and driver is waiting at the hotel complex to take you to the Kalaw market. If you are lucky you will meet the most colorful market where lots of tribal people are buying and selling things (5 days market roatating around the region). After looking around the market, continue to visit Shwe Oo Min, Bamboo Thread Buddha Image and Myin Ma Hti Cave which are highlights near and around Kalaw. Lunch will be served with Nepalse foods at Everest Restaurant. It’s kind of town visit with some temples, pagodas, mountains, caves and market, at the same time, visitors can try foods tasting from the market as well as at the restaurant. The weather is perfect in Kalaw and we’ll have a great time during our stay. Kalaw is the former British Hill Station during the colonial period in Myanmar. Pine trees, hills and mountain ranges can be seen during the sightseeing. Mountains are calling you take a break in Kalaw.

Price per person in USD:

1 Pax: 107

2 Pax: 59

3-4 Pax: 49

5-7 Pax: 35

8-15 Pax: 33

Price covered: Car full day, all entrance fees, English speaking guide and lunch.

Day 18
Kalaw to Pa Laung villages trekking – Full day

Our adventure trekking trip is coming on your way, are you ready for the 6-7 hours active day trekking? Your local trekking guide will meet you at the hotel and start walkiong toward View Point and continue trek through the stunning views of green mountains and pine trees, the green fields, the tea and orange plantations, and passing through Pa Laung villages. Lunch will be served on the way with simple local foods. End of the day back to your hotel.

Price per person in USD:

1 Pax: 69

2 Pax: 50

3-4 Pax: 44

5-7 Pax: 39

8-15 Pax: 35

Price covered: English speaking trekking guide, lunch, water and fruits tasting.

Day 19
Pindaya Cave and Pa O Village – full day

From Kalaw, we’ll transfer to Pindaya and explore the lime stone cave where over 8000 Buddha images have been placed from different centuries. We’ll also visit local handicraft shop where parasol and mulberry papers are being made by local families, visit pickled tea and shan pe-pot (soya bean snack) making facilities, pottery, and umbrella workshops. Afterward, driving around Bontaloke Lake and stop at a restaurant for the coffee and lunch break facing to the lake. Continue drive up to Mount Maenal located over 6000 feet above the sea level. The stunning view looking down to the Pinday town, the lake and Shan paddy fields and mountains is available. Hiking is about 1 hour up and down hill, it’s going be a good exercise and eyes-open session if you’d afford to do that hike. Later we’ll check in to the Pa-O village to watch honey making, tea leaf production and see people’s ways of life during our visit. At the end travelling back to Kalaw or one can stay overnight in Pindaya, there have many hotels available.

Price per person in USD:

1 Pax: 135

2 Pax: 78

3-4 Pax: 71

5-7 Pax: 55

8-15 Pax: 47

Price covered: Car, English speaking guide, lunch, water and entrance fees.

Day 20
VISIT DEMOSO MARKET – PANPET AND HTA NEE LAH LEH VILLAGES – FULL DAY

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

Start our day at Demoso Market which is located to the South of Loikaw. It takes 30 minutes to travel by car from Loikaw. The market is open 3 days a week (Monday, Wednesday and Saturday) in the morning. The best time to visit is 06.00 to 10.00. The market is famous for traditional millet/rice wine. The vendors are from the local area, allowing visitors to taste a large variety of local dishes. For example, Kayah sausage, meat balls suing a special recipe and unique Kayah pepper. Visit Ngwe Daung Dam built in 1962 and it is the main dam for irrigation in the Demawsoe area. It is a beautiful spot to take pictures, against the background of the Golden, Silver and ruby mountains.

Panpet Village where you will meet the famous Kayan people (also known as Long Neck Karen), who are a symbol of Kayah State. Enjoy learning a few words of Kayan language and interacting with these fun loving and artistic people. There are opportunities to buy local handicrafts. It is also possible to eat the Kayah barbecue in a local home. Afterward, we’ll go to Htee-pwint-kan or Umbrella pond. It is situated in Demosoe Township in the heart of the paddy fields. It is a small pond, around a hundred feet in circumference. The pond is famous because its’ mud bed bubbles up in the shape of an umbrella.

Hta Nee Lah Leh Village – half day tour in the afternoon

Lunch is served at the village Chairman’s home in Hta Nee Lah Leh village. Eating home cooked meal with simple local foods. Walking to Kayah’s houses to learn bamboo made Kayah’s musical instruments and listen music. Hunting bow and a gun we can see there as well. Hunting tree is a bit outside of the village, we can learn the interesting hunting story of Kayah people. Later, bullock cart ride will bring us to 7 lakes; a nice spot for the fresh air and enjoy great mountain sceneries. Early dinner is served with Kayah traditional foods beside the 7 lakes. End of the day transfer back to hotel.

Price per person in USD:

1 Pax: 120

2 Pax: 69

3-4 Pax: 60

5-7 Pax: 47

8-15 Pax: 39

Price covered: Car, English speaking guide, home cooked lunch, water, snacks and entrance fees.

Day 21
Hsipaw walking tour – half day in the afternoon

Hsipaw is a small and historic town in northern Shan state. Hill tribe treks near are “unspoilt” yet and one can see the beautiful scenery and Shan palace which happens to have one of the last remaining residences of a former Shan prince. Hsipaw is a good place for easy day hikes, a boat ride and a perfect spot of trekking lovers to explore picturesque landscapes and beautiful tribal people. Walking tour takes you to southern countryside to see farmer’s villages, panoramic scenery of paddy fields and mountains, seasonal crops, river and observe a village life style and home-made businesses like producing hand fan, basket weaving and cheroot rolling end etc. The guide will explain in detail about Shan people’s lifestyles around Hsipaw, a spirit house built at the entrance of the village and make sure you will get to know these hidden stories of the local people in Northern Shan State.

Price per person in USD:

1 Pax: 41

2 Pax: 30

3-4 Pax: 27

5-7 Pax: 24

8-15 Pax: 22

Price covered: English speaking local guide, water, snacks and gifts to the children.

Day 22
Shan villages and boat trip over Dotthawaddy River – full day

Hsipaw’s panoramic scenery of paddy fields, mountains and the stunning landscape is inviting you today for the relaxing boat ride and a day trek. Begin the tour by soft trekking through the farmer’s villages, paddy fields, seasonal crops, river and ways of life Shan village people. We’ll serve a bowl of Shan noodle at tiny village mall. Afterwards, continue by a private boat upstream river through nice scenery of the mountain, valley and plantations along the river. Swimming is available on the individual wish at the calm and clean water in the river. On the way back to Hsipaw is down-streaming and visit to another Shan village having typical houses with small and charming gardens. End of the day back to your hotel.

Price per person in USD:

1 Pax: 75

2 Pax: 45

3-4 Pax: 36

5-7 Pax: 33

8-15 Pax: 28

Price covered: Car transfer to jetty, boat, English speaking local guide, lunch and water.

Day 23
Local bus ride to Kyaukme and a day trekking to Palaung Villages – Full day

Early wake-up today and have your breakfast at the hotel. Catch your local bus to Kyaukme at around 07:00 am in front of your hotel. Kyaukme is a beautiful countryside with lots of stunning views and most beautiful spot to do the trekking. Our local guides know the perfect routing for trek and will lead you today to many tribal villages, the tea plantations, green fields and to the steamy mountains. Nearly 5-6 hours trekking tour just around Kyaukme town and on the way can see tea plantations, very green and beautiful scenery, farmers working in the fields, eat at local house with very simple foods and tasting seasonal fruits whatever available on the way. Great to meet with very simple tribal people and learn their ways of life. It’s going to be a great nature trip. This is a perfect active day trekking and suited for those seeking off the beaten tracks experience.

Price per person in USD:

1 Pax: 72

2 Pax: 47

3-4 Pax: 39

5-7 Pax: 33

8-15 Pax: 29

Price covered: Tuk-Tuk, bus ticket, English speaking trekking guide, lunch and water.

Day 24
Kyaukme – Pyin Oo Lwin by train over Gotteik Viaduct – Full day

Morning you will get some free time to explore Kyaukme, and visit to a local market. Guide will arrange to pack a simple lunch box to eat on the way. At around 11:00, a tuk driver will fetch you to train station in Kyaukme. Enjoy a wonderful train journey through the Shan mountains crossing the mighty Gokteik Viaduct built in 1901 by the Pennsylvania Steel company and was once the second highest railway bridge in the world. The train starts from Hsipaw at 09:30 AM, and get to Kaukme station at around 11:30 AM or so. You get on the train and around 1:30 PM will reach at Gokteik Viaduct. Through spectacular mountain scenery the train will slowly move forward over the old railway track passing small villages and towns where vendors will enter the train to sell drinks and local snacks. Expected arrival time in Naung Cho is around 14:00 and arrival time to Pyin Oo Lwin is approximately at 5:00PM or so. Please be warned in advance, there can be delays on an historic railway like this one and train is a bit slow and old too. A horse cart is waiting for us in Pyin Oo Lwin station to go check in at the hotel.

Price per person in USD:

1 Pax: 85

2 Pax: 53

3-4 Pax: 42

5-7 Pax: 38

8-15 Pax: 35

Price covered: Tuk-tuk, train ticket, English speaking guide, lunch, horse cart transfer and water.

Day 25
Keng Tung City Tour and a picnic lunch near tribal villages visit – Full day

After breakfast, your guide will meet you at the hotel. Starting the day at central market and experience morning market and ways of life. Continue walk to the standing Buddha Image, visit to cultural museum and lone tree hill (planted in King Alungmintayar period 1753). The town has several Buddhist monasteries, old houses with stone-made roofs and it’s a nice strolling near Naung Tung Lake to enjoy the scenic view of the city. One can take some landscape photographs. Around lunch time, we’ll drive to the hot spring where we’ll have a picnic lunch with Shan foods. Take some rest under the shady trees and looking at the mountain view around Keng Tung. At 2:00 PM, a village walk to Shan and Akha villages near the hot spring. Learn through our guide more insightful information about their traditions, ways of life, culture and beliefs. End of the day, car will pick up and return to your hotel.

Price per person in USD:

1 Pax: 106

2 Pax: 63

3-4 Pax: 53

5-7 Pax: 42

8-15 Pax: 38

Price covered: Car, English speaking guide, picnic lunch, entrance fees and water.

Day 26
Loi Mwe former British Hill Station and visit tribal villages – Full day

We’ll start our outdoor activities tour in Keng Tung morning around at 07:00. Guide and car will take you to Loi Mwe, a former hill station during the British era and located 5,542 feet above the sea level. Enjoy the stunning landscape, terraced rice fields, and cool and pleasant weather all the way to Loi Mwe. Truly off the beaten tracks experience and we can see animals like cows, buffaloes, birds and butterflies on our drive toward this town. A perfect drive for nature lovers and who love the beautiful sceneries. We’ll see a number of colonial buildings including 100 years old house of British Governor Colonel Rubel’s and a Catholic Church and a tranquil lake and wooden bridge at the village. Simple lunch is served at a village restaurant. During our visit, we can go for trekking to Akha, Shan, Lahu and Wa tribal villages. End of the day, driving back to Keng Tung City.

Price per person in USD:

1 Pax: 106

2 Pax: 61

3-4 Pax: 49

5-7 Pax: 37

8-15 Pax: 34

Price covered: Car, English speaking guide, lunch, entrance fees and water.

Day 27
Mrauk-U explore by bike – full day

At 08:00, guide will meet you at the hotel lobby to start your active day tour. Start cycling toward Mrauk U palace walls and to a small museum to learn rich history of Mrauk U and a rich collection of ancient Buddha Images and relics. It’s said in the past local residents found old plates and gold from the palace ruined. Afterward, continue biking to discover some of the Mrauk U massive temples. Highlights temples to see are Shittaung Paya, Dukkhanthein Paya, Kothaung Paya, Andaw Paya, PitakaTaik and Peisi Daung Paya. A fantastic day tour with bike and foot is covering all the temples and locals’ daily activities such as carrying shiny aluminium water pots (imported from Bangladesh), selling foods and souvenirs at the market and etc. Stop at the old lakes and canals where we can see people washing clothes and fishing. Lunch with traditional Rakhine’s foods will be served.

Price per person in USD:

1 Pax: 92

2 Pax: 67

3-4 Pax: 59

5-7 Pax: 52

8-15 Pax: 48

Price covered: Bike, English speaking biking guide, lunch, entrance fees and water.

Day 28
Chin Mountain Adventure

Chin State is a state in western Myanmar. It’s very easy to extend a trip by land transport from Bagan. The population of Chin state is about 478,801 in 2014 census. The capital of the state is Hakha. The state is a mountainous region with few transportation links. Chin State is sparsely populated and remains one of the least developed areas of the country. Trekking to tribal villages, hiking to Mt. Victoria, tasting some local foods and visiting to tattooed face Chin Ladies’ homes are amazing. Chin Mountain Adventure is truly once in a life time journey! It’s nice to cover Southern Chin State for a few days. Tribal villages visit, hiking up to Mt. Victoria, trekking to mountains, valleys and streams, overnight stay at the Aye Camp, and adventure 4×4 wheel car drive through the deep valleys to Mindat and town visit there.

Contact us for 4 days 3 nights package or more to Chin State @ greenseasontravel@gmail.com (Nice to extend Chin Mountain when you’re in Bagan).

Day 29
Myitkyina (Northernmost biggest city of Myanmar) – full day

Myitkyina is the capital city of Kachin State in Myanmar, located 1,480 kilometers from Yangon, and 785 kilometers from Mandalay. In Burmese it means “near the big river”, and Myitkyina is on the west bank of the Ayeyarwady River, just below 40 kilometers from Myit-Sone (the confluence of May-Kha and Mali-Kha). It’s northern most city of Myanmar and if time permits, visitors can extend to Pan Wah where one can see the snowcapped mountains. It takes about 5 hours to reach to Pan Wah which is also a bordering town to China. The weather is much colder here than Myitkyina.

If we’re coming by Air-con bus from Yangon, at 8 or 9 AM, we’ll arrive to bus station in Myitkyina (22 hours by car). Upon arrival, transfer to Hotel Nan Thida. We can take a rest as our journey is too long. After a rest, we can start our visit to Myit Sone. It’s the most highlight and beautiful place in Myitkyina. One can collect river stones, take a relaxing boat ride over Malikha River to see the white strong current flowing down to join up with May-Kha to become a mighty Ayeyarwaddy River. Later we’ll go to Y-Garden, String Bridge near Aung Myin Thar Garden, National Manaw Park and night market for tasting some Kachin foods. Our town visit will include a strolling near Ayeyarwaddy River Bank, sipping Kachin’s rice-alcohol, weaving cottage, train station, and a big jade stone round-about in the town centre.

(Notes: Visitors can go to Myitkyina by Air – to be discussed arrival flight time)

Price per person in USD:

1 Pax: 81

2 Pax: 47

3-4 Pax: 41

5-7 Pax: 30

8-15 Pax: 29

Price covered: Car and driver, lunch, Kachin fashion for photo, boat trip, entrance fees and water.

Day 30
Kawthaung (Southernmost biggest city of Myanmar) – full day

Kawthaung is a town located in the southernmost part of Myanmar, in the Tanintharyi Region. During British rule in Burma between 1824 and 1948, it was known as Victoria Point. Travelers can get Kawtahung by land and air. Popular for islands adventurers, divers and cruise ships and Tanintharyi Division is also well known as Mergui Archipelago with over 800 islands. A day trip is possible for the locals to go to Ranong, Thailand and foreigner can also leave Myanmar via border crossing.

In Kawthaung, our car and guide will pick up from airport and we’ll drive to Palau Tone Island which is located five kilometres to the north of Kawthaung, which is attached to the mainland by an impressively long wooden bridge. The east side of the island is made up of mangroves and sand banks and on the west side you will find a pleasant sandy beach. Lunch is taken at Ban-Ka-Chun village where offer some strange dishes such as wild boar meat, monkey’s intestine and etc. if one dares to try, of course we do have normal dishes as well. After lunch, continue drive to Maliwun waterfall in a hidden place near Maliwun Village. Our day trip will include to Lisu villages hiding in the forest and never touched by tourists before. We can learn sea salt production, meet fishermen, see betel fruit harvesting, oil palm pruning and harvesting fruits and etc. Victoria point will be visited when we’re back to the town.

Price per person in USD:

1 Pax: 68

2 Pax: 41

3-4 Pax: 37

5-7 Pax: 30

8-15 Pax: 32

Price covered: Car and driver, lunch, entrance fees and water.