Charming Putao

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, activities and entrance fees, breakfasts and some casual lunches while touring. Flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately. Most personal expenses, including dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.

FROM $6,900 PER PERSON
View more details >

DURATION

5 days | 4 nights

DESTINATIONS

Myanmar

INTERESTS

Off The Grid,
Tribal

SHARE

Highlights

  • Explore the daily lives of each village tribe through hiking
  • Enjoy the scenic river with a cruise on Malikha followed by a picnic lunch at a prime spot
  • Experience the culture of Mulashidi village with a stroll and sample the traditional Shan noodles for breakfast
  • Bike adventure through a local route

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

Disconnect from the modern world and explore life surrounded by charming nature of the Putao region. Located at the northernmost part of Myanmar, Putao is an isolated city with untouched nature and diverse landscape. Discover the history and daily lives of Lisu, Rewang and Shan tribes with a hike through each village and explore the beauty and thrill of outdoor activities including rafting and biking. This four-day itinerary is designed for you to experience the life of a mountaineer in comfort and fun.

Day-to-Day

DAY 1 Putao

Begin exploring the nature of Putao with a trek alongside an elephant through the Nam Lang River, into the beautiful rice fields that leads to Yegyawdi village. Return to Malikha Lodge just in time for delicious dinner and drinks, which will be hosted in front of the open fireplace.

DAY 2 Putao

Embark on a full-day hike to grasp what the daily lives of Lisu, Rewang and Shan villagers are like. Each journey through these villages is unique; you may meet an entertaining hunter who invites you to try his crossbow or be invited to sip a hot cup of tea at a local Christian church. Apart from exploring the villages, you will be having picnic lunch and a cold beer accompanied by nature, culture and traditions.

DAY 3 Putao

Enjoy a gentle rafting from Mulashidi suspension bridge down the Nam Lang to join Malikha River to the picnic spot where lunch is prepared and served by the spectacular view of the riverside. The afternoon is followed by a cruise on the Malikha river where you can observe the forested hills, white river beaches and sights of villagers panning for gold to Manchanbaw village where you will get to take a short stroll before embarking to the lodge just in time for sunset.

DAY 4 Putao

Early birds can come out and taste the traditional steaming bowls of Shan noodles, shop for woven hats and baskets in Rewang Village before embarking to Mulashidi village, a perfect place to learn about the culture and traditions in Putao. Here, you will get an opportunity to explore some of the cottage industries and also visit the Wildlife Conservation Society Museum. Afternoon spend on a bike adventure on a local route, returning Malikha Lodge for a hot bath and a relaxing massage before dinner.

DAY 5 Departure

Enjoy a leisurely final breakfast at your hotel, before being transferred to Putao Airport, where you can begin your onward journey to your next destination.

Why Remote Lands?

Exclusively Asia

With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.

With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.

Remote Lands

Explore 400+ Journeys in
33 Countries Across Asia

Where to go

Choose Your Destination

What to do

Choose Your Interest

When to go

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei
Cambodia
China
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Macao
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
Oman
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Siberia
Singapore
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Tibet
Turkmenistan
Uae
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Amazing Landscapes
Architecture
Art
Beaches
Bicycling
Celebrations
Cuisine
Diving
Glamping
Heritage
Luxury Cruises
Luxury Trains
Motorcycling
Off The Grid
Responsible
Romance
Skiing
Spirituality
Sports
Trekking
Tribal
Unesco
Wellbeing
Wildlife
With Kids

Filter to Select Your Itinerary

Travelogues

The mysterious world of Yangon’s gem traders

Author
Eileen McDougall

Behind the scenes of the gem traders milling around the pavements of Shwe Bon Than Road in downtown Yangon for a look into one of Southeast Asia's most complex trades.

Read More

How India’s Last Emperor Came to Rest in a Small Yangon Basement

Author
Ronan O'Connell

Zafar II – successor to Akbar II and the last Mughal Emperor – was laid to rest far from India, making his final resting place in a small basement at the shrine in Bahadur Shah Zafar Dargah.

Read More

Dozen Dream Destination: Mergui for the Luxury Beach Resorts

Author
Travelogues

Previously, the only way to see the Mergui Archipelago in anything approaching luxury was on a liveaboard, but Wa Ale and Awei Pila have changed the game in the Mergui Archipelago.

Read More

Four Luxe Riverboat Cruises in Myanmar

Author
Jim Algie

Myanmar riverboats have been traveling the Irawaddy since Burma's colonial days, and these four are the premier luxury options for discerning travelers.

Read More

Diving Mergui and the Burma Banks

Author
Juanita Pienaar

With over 800 islands over 12, 000 square kilometers, the Burma Banks and the Mergui Archipelago are on many divers' bucket lists for the sharks, rays, fish, coral, and swim-throughs.

Read More

Theroux in Southeast Asia: Revisiting The Great Railway Bazaar

Author
John McMahon

When Paul Theroux set out from his local stop on the London underground to the farthest reaches of Asia by rail, he would go on to write one of the greatest travelogues of the modern age. But Asia has changed.

Read More

What Others Say

Two Couples from North Carolina & Florida

Two Couples from North Carolina & Florida

“All the logistics and ground transportation were executed flawlessly.”

Aman Jet Expeditions

Bali to Luang Prabang

Indonesia - Cambodia - Vietnam - Laos

May 9 - 24, 2021

Kyoto to Greece

Japan - Philippines - Indonesia - UAE - Turkey - Greece

October 1 - 17, 2020

Wait List Only

A Mindful and Cultural Journey

Vietnam - Laos - Bhutan - India - Sri Lanka

September 8-24, 2021

Venice to Utah

Italy - Morocco - Dominican Republic - Turks and Caicos - USA

February 16 - March 2, 2021

The Grandest Tour

Japan - China - Vietnam - Thailand - Bhutan - India - Greece - Montenegro - Italy

March 21 - April 11, 2021

Kyoto to Greece

Japan - Philippines - Indonesia - UAE - Turkey - Greece

April 16 - May 2, 2021

Stay Informed: Newsletter