Escape of Putao

Escape of Putao

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Yangon Arrival

Upon arrival, you will be met outside the baggage claim area by your guide who will escort you to a waiting vehicle for your transfer to downtown with a brief introduction en route. Your guide will be holding a welcome signboard with the ASIA TOUR ADVISOR LOGO & your name. During the drive your guide will provide an introduction to Yagon.

Located in the fertile delta region of central Burma (Myanmar), the former capital and waterfront city of Yangon with its crumbling British colonial mansions and ancient stupas, thriving restaurants and lively bars, is a melting pot of old and new. Home to over four million inhabitants, it's a sprawling city, the streets interspersed with parks and lakes, much of its allure stemming from the colourful street life. Marvel at the glittering Shwedagon Pagoda, wander the cobblestone streets of Bogyoke Market or simply watch the rickshaw drivers in their striped longyis (sarongs) peddle lazily through the streets as you sip on a cup of tea at a roadside tea stall.

Yangon – Putao

This morning, fly to Putao in Myanmar's north where a short drive takes you to the Malikha Lodge. Perched on the Nam Lang River and overlooking the Himalayan Mountains, this elegant lodge will be your base for the next three nights. An afternoon ride on an elephant's back will allow you to enjoy the stunning scenery as you pass through rice fields and across small streams.


Today enjoy a full day excursion with your choice of hikes. Choose between routes passing through tribal villages with the backdrop of Himalayan views to greet you along the way before returning to the lodge for a well deserved massage at the lodge or a soak in your teak bathtub.


Spend today exploring the area around Malikha Lodge. With the Himalayan Mountains forming a backdrop, drift down the Malikha River on a gentle rafting trip to a remote gorge where a picnic lunch will be served. Take a short walk through neighboring Manchanbaw village to observe traditional lifestyles of the local people before returning to the lodge for dinner and drinks.


For the next two days enjoy one of two options: Trek through spectacular landscapes where you will integrate will local hill-tribe people and learn about their cultures and traditions before experiencing a night in a homestay. Alternatively set off on a two-day rafting adventure on the Nam Lang and Malikha Rivers, camping on the banks and awaking to the indigenous birdsongs. Or for those in search of relaxation, enjoy some time at the lodge with optional activities available.

Putao – Yangon

After a final leisurely breakfast at Malikha Lodge, check out and transfer to Putao Airport for the domestic flight to Yangon. There is time this afternoon for more sightseeing or shopping in the city.

Yagon Tour

Accompanied by your guide explore the sights of Yangon. Begin with a visit to the octagonal Sule Pagoda. Originally an Indian structure but now Burmese, it is thought to be over 2,000 years old and said to enshrine a hair of the Buddha. Stroll through downtown Yangon with its faded colonial buildings and leafy boulevards and visit the beautiful colonial style Post Office. Watch the locals going about their daily business as you pass Mahabandoola Park, named after General Maha Bandula who fought against the British in the First Anglo-Burmese War. The park includes the Independence Monument, an obelisk which commemorates Burmese independence gained from the British in 1948. Next visit Chaukhtatgyi and the Reclining Buddha which measures 70 metres (230 feet) in length.

In the afternoon you visit the National Museum, the principle museum of Burmese art, history and culture. The museum was founded in 1952 and houses an extensive collection of ancient artefacts, ornaments, art works, inscriptions and historic memorabilia, related to history, culture and the civilisation of the Burmese people.

Next stop is Bogyoke Market, one of the oldest markets in Yangon, with colonial architecture and cobbled streets. It offers Burmese handicrafts and gemstones but also has traditional Burmese and Chinese food stalls. After the market, head to the Indian Quarter for a very different view of the city. Here you will find Hindu Temples and street stalls selling Indian food. End the day with a visit to the breathtaking Shwedagon Pagoda, or Golden Pagoda, its stupa dominating the city’s skyline. This is one of the holiest places in Burma, and one reason why Burma is known as the "Land of Golden Pagodas". The pagoda itself is 99 metres (326 feet) high, studded with solid gold plates and decorated with diamonds and other precious jewels.

Yangon Departure

Breakfast at your hotel. Free time for visiting city or shopping until pick you up and transfer you to airport for your departure flight.

Finish unforgettable Myanmar Tour with Asia Tour Advisor Co.,. Good bye & see you in the next time! AsiaTourAdvisor can arrange additional customized trips for you if the above itinerary does not match your expectations.

Tour begins in Yangon where fading colonial buildings and gilded temple spires fill the city streets. A special late afternoon visit to Shwedagon Pagoda is the perfect introduction to the Burmese culture. Here you will witness local Buddhists paying homage to this holy site as the setting sun casts spectacular colors across the golden stupa. The next morning, fly northwards to Putao into the remote Kachin State. Surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas and filled with rivers and densely forested terrain this is nature at its best. The next three days of your Myanmar luxury tour are filled with fantastic excursions and unforgettable encounters with nature and the area’s hilltribes. From elephant back to river rafting you will explore the Kachin state in a variety of ways. Cross streams and climb hills on the back of an elephant, picnic in a remote gorge in the Nam Lang River and walk to villages untouched by the modern world. For the more intrepid, mountain bike riding and water rafting add a touch of adrenaline tothis Myanmar tour.


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Unforgettable Adventure in Putao
Reviewed On: Apr 13, 2023ElijahUnforgettable Adventure in PutaoNew Zealand

My recent trip to Putao was incredible, thanks to the Escape of Putao Tour. The tour was well-organized, and our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The highlight of the tour was exploring the breathtaking landscape of Putao, with its lush forests, cascading waterfalls, and soaring mountains. The accommodation and food were also excellent, making this an unforgettable experience. Highly recommended for anyone seeking an off-the-beaten-path adventure!
Elijah New Zealand

A Nature Lover’s Dream Come True
Reviewed On: Apr 12, 2023VanessaA Nature Lover’s Dream Come TrueAustralia

The Escape of Putao Tour was a fantastic experience that allowed me to immerse myself in the natural beauty of Myanmar. The tour guide was professional and attentive, ensuring that everything went smoothly. Putao is a hidden gem that offers stunning scenery, from the pristine forests to the majestic Himalayan Mountains. The tour provided a perfect balance of activities, including hiking, river rafting, and exploring local villages. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who loves nature and adventure!
Vanessa Australia

Perfect trip to Putao
Reviewed On: Apr 12, 2023MarcusPerfect trip to PutaoUnited Kingdom

I had the pleasure of taking the Escape of Putao Tour and it exceeded my expectations. The tour was well-organized, and our guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Putao is a hidden gem with so much to offer, including the stunning landscape, friendly locals, and delicious food. The highlight of the tour was trekking through the lush forests and seeing the diverse wildlife. This tour is perfect for anyone looking to discover the hidden gems of Myanmar.
Marcus UK

Escape to Paradise
Reviewed On: Apr 12, 2023JessicaEscape to ParadiseAustralia

The Escape of Putao Tour was an unforgettable experience that allowed me to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Putao is a remote paradise with breathtaking scenery and tranquil surroundings. The tour provided a great mix of adventure and relaxation, including hiking, river rafting, and unwinding at a hot spring. Our guide was friendly and informative, making the trip even more enjoyable. I highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to escape to paradise!
Jessica Australia

An Off-The-Beaten-Path Adventure
Reviewed On: Apr 11, 2023CampbellAn Off-The-Beaten-Path AdventureUnited Kingdom

It was a fantastic adventure that took me to some of the most beautiful and remote parts of Myanmar. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable, providing a wealth of information about the local culture and environment. Putao is a hidden gem that offers a unique experience for adventurous travelers. The tour included hiking through the lush forests, visiting local villages, and experiencing the traditional way of life. This tour is perfect for anyone looking for an off-the-beaten-path adventure.
Campbell UK

Great experience
Reviewed On: Oct 16, 2019MarciaGreat experienceBrazil

Amazing Trip in my life! There is no word to describe my trip to Myanmar. When I was finding Myanmar vacation, and then we knew to ATA. After checking the tours, we chose 8 days in Putao for vacation. Mr. Tran was great, he replied to me so fast and gave me the detailed program. Everything was clear. During these days in Myanmar, we were so excited by the landscape as well as the temples in this country. From food, hotels, service,… everything was excellent. Surely, we will share our trip to my friend! Once again, thank ATA for making my day!

Solo experience
Reviewed On: Oct 10, 2019Michael ReneSolo experienceGermany

This trip is amazing. This was the first time I had travelled solo and I met some lovely people in the group. The ATA’s tour guide was great. A fantastic experience of Myanmar.
Michael Rene-Dutch

Worth my experience
Reviewed On: Sep 20, 2018GailWorth my experienceArmenia

Great short little tour of the main tourist parts. The guides were always on time, friendly and helpful. Overall a pretty good experience.

Sweet trip
Reviewed On: Jul 19, 2018JusticeSweet tripBarbados

It was a great wholesome experience which will stay forever engraved in my best memories.


Comforatable trip
Reviewed On: Apr 05, 2018KaiComforatable tripBelgium

This is a very well planned and executed holiday. Our tour guides’ organisational skills and interpersonal management of our group was exceptional. As a whole the trip way exceeded my expectations for content and quality of the hotels used. We were blessed in being a very agreeable and well balanced group in all aspects. In short a wonderful and memorable holiday in a remarkable country spent with a great group of co-travellers.


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What's Included

• Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast
• Meals as mentioned in the program (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner)
• English-speaking guide throughout the trip (from Yangon to Yangon) EXCEPT in Putao with English speaking station Guide
• All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles for the rest places except Putao where with non-air-conditioned best available vehicle
• Porter fees at airports & hotels
• Entrance fees for the visits mentioned in the program

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• Visa stamp fee
• International air ticket
• Other meal, drink, Tip to guide and driver, personal expenses
• Supplement for French, Spanish, Italian and German speaking guide
• International airport departure tax Yangon (USD 10/pax at present)

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  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
    For infant
  • 04 - 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 - 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 - 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate
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Duration:8 Days
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