Tour Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Tour Type: Extension
Cities: Myitkyina - Indawgyi Lake
Price: contact us
Activity Level: Regular itinerary
Day 1. Yangon - Mytkyina
Day 2. Myitkyina - Myit Son - Myitkyina
Day 3. Myitkyina - Indawgyi Lake
Day 4.Indawgyi Lake
Day 4.Indawgyi Lake - Myitkyina
Day 5. Indawgyi Lake - Yangon )( or Mandalay)
Day 1. Yangon - Myitkyina
In the morning transfer from your Hotel to Mandalay Airport for your domestic flight to Myitkyina. Upon arrival, transfer to your Hotel in Myitkyina. Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, is located in the Ayeyarwaddy plain and surrounded by high mountain ranges. Upon arrival, transfer to your Hotel. Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State is populated by Kachin, Bamar, Shan, Chin, Naga, Lisu people. Myitkyina (only 144 m above sea-level) itself has not much to offer, but visits to THETKYA MARAZEIN ANDAWSHIN-PAYA, famous for it’s glass mosaics; and the Kachin-State-Mueseum (closed on Mondays and public holidiays) are suggested.
For sunset, visit to TSU TAUNGPYI ZEDIDAW PAGODA nice located the the river bank. Stay overnight at Hotel in Myitkyina
Day 2. Myitkyina - Myitson - Myitkyina
After breakfast, visit the local market in Myitkyina. Afterwards drive to MYIT SONE approx. 45 km (1-1 ½ hours drive), the origin of the Ayeyarwaddy River. It originates from the confluence of Malihka and Mehka rivers.
Mehka (N’Mai Kha) is a quiet river, while Malihka (Mali Kha) is a wild, foamy river and also in different colour. Before you will reach Myit Sone, stop at U Byit Village to observe people panning gold.
In the afternoon on your way back to Myitkyina drive to “prayer mountain”, for a fantastic panorama view over Myitkyina and the mountains. Proceed to Myitkyina and visit some small Kachin villages around the city. Overnight at Hotel in Myitkyina.
Day 3. Myitkyina - Indawgyi Lake
After an early breakfast, drive to Indawgyi Lake (approx. 5-7 hrs). En route stop in Hopin, a small town, for a coffee-break in a local tea-shop. Afterwards continue to Indawgyi Lake (2-3 hrs.) on a rough road. On the way after you passed the mountain range, stop in NAMAWUN VILLAGE. Then proceed to INDAWGYI LAKE, stretching 24 km from north to south and 12 km from east to west, it is the largest lake in Myanmar. There are certain villages around the lake area, whose population mostly consists Shan and Shan-Bamar descent. The Indawgyi Region is a place of natural beauty, surrounded by mountain ranges in the east, west and south. Stay overnight at a Guesthouse near Indawgyi lake.
Day 4. Indawgyi Lake
After breakfast, you will discover it’s breath-taking natural beauty by boat. Visit SHWE MYITZU island pagoda with relics of Buddha. People believe in the super-stitious power of the pagoda. Before the pagoda was built under the auspices of the monk Sayadaw U Thawbita in 1869, the Lake area remained uninhabited as it was believed to be guarded by bad spirits. After your visit at the Pagoda island on the lake, proceed to the other side of the lake to visit Nyaung Bin Village. If time permit visit CHAUNG WA village to observe different kind of wetland-birds.
In the afternoon return back to your Guesthouse.
Indawgyi Lake - Myitkyina
After breakfast drive to Myitkyina. Visit also the celebration place WUNPAWNG NINGGAWN MANAO WANG, where every year the Manao Festival will be held. Stay overnight at Hotel in Myitkyina.
Day 5. Myitkyina - Yangon ( or Mandalay)
After breakfast, transfer to Myitkyina Airport for your domestic flight to Mandalay or Yangon. Transfer to your Hotel.