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Royal Northern Adventure


Rating: 4/5

This program is three day wilderness journey on the pristine western headwaters of the Ayeyarwaddy. The Nam Lang River combines the thrill of Class 3 and 4 whitewater through thickly forested canyons, with a closer insight into a people and way of life unchanged for centuries. This journey is an incredible combination of white water, scenery, villages, trekking and truly quiet and introspective evenings in our amazing resort.

Day (1)            : Arrival Yangon

Our experienced guide will meet you at Yangon International airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day (2)            : Yangon Sightseeing (B)

Breakfast at hotel, we will start visit down town area where you can see City Hall, Pansodan Street (Colonial Buildings) and Nanthida Jetty to study local ways of life. Sunset at the world famous Shwedagon Pagoda (2600 years old, Golden Stupa). Colorful Bogyoke Market Overnight at hotel.

Day (3)            : Yangon – Mandalay - Amarapura by Flight (B)

Breakfast at hotel. After check out, transfer to airport for flight to Mandalay (1 Hour fly). Arrive Mandalay, visit Amarapura, U Bein’s Bridge (Wooden Bridge of 200 years old), Mahagandayon Monastery and traditional weaving factory for local product shopping. Proceed drive to Mandalay. Before check in at hotel, visit Mahamuni Buddha Image (Exalted Saint Buddha Image heavily gilded with gold leaf brought over from Arakan State in 1784), Kuthodaw Pagoda (the world biggest book, World heritage site), Shwe Kyaung (Golden Monastery), sunset at Mandalay Hill. Overnight at hotel.

Day (4)            : Mandalay – Putao by flight (B, L, D)

Breakfast at hotel. After check out, transfer to airport for flight back to Yangon. Arrival at Putao Airport and transfer to Malikha Lodge Forest Resort(the best forest resort in South East Asia) in time for lunch.

Yegyawdi village and Nam Lang River Elephant Trek - Half Day

We may offer an elephant excursion after lunch once our two elephants have returned from a night of foraging in the jungle. Setting off from the Main Lodge, the elephants take you through the fast flowing clear waters of the Nam Lang River and up through the terraced rice fields to the village of Yegyawdi opposite our lodge or downstream along the banks for the Nam Lang River, before a final river crossing brings you back to the lodge. By prior arrangement there is the opportunity to view the elephants being washed by the mahouts. Dinner and drinks at the main lodge in front of our open fireplaces and accommodation at Malikha Lodge, Putao. Lunch, Dinner

Day (5)            : Malikha Rafting & Cruises (B, L, D)

Breakfast. This full day excursion combines gentle rafting from Mulashidi suspension bridge by the Lodge down the Nam Lang to join Malikha river, through its scenic river gorge to our picnic spot. A picnic lunch is prepared in a spectacular riverside beach inside the gorge. From there we venture downstream in Malikha Lodge's own long boat on the Malikha River through forested hills and past white river beaches, where villagers may often be seen panning for gold until our arrival at the picturesque village of Manchanbaw. After a short stroll through the village return by vehicle to Malikha Lodge in time for sunset. Dinner and accommodation at Malikha Lodge, Putao. Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner

Day (6)            : Putao Sightseeing (B, L, D)


Cultural and Traditional visits

Breakfast. Guests at Malikha Lodge will have the opportunity to experience and learn about life in Mulashidi village and the Putao Valley and view some of the cottage industries. For early birds there is also the chance to visit the Putao market, to try a steaming bowl of Shan noodle soup for breakfast and to practice your haggling skills over spectacular Rawang village headman woven hats, colourful longhis and fine baskets. Lunch at Malikha Lodge.


Trek or Bike Adventure - Half Day

In the afternoon, we have many bike and trek routes to follow with our guides from the Lodge - we discuss and arrange these upon our guests' arrival dependent on their level of fitness and special interests. Returning to the Lodge in the evening to a huge, hot bath in our fabulous teak bathtubs and/or a massage from our own spa staff in Bungalow is a very welcome treat. The last evening we invite our guests to a hosted group dinner in the Main Lodge. Accommodation at Malikha Lodge, Putao.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day (7)            : Putao – Yangon By Flight  (B)


After a final leisurely breakfast at Malikha Lodge, check out and transfer to Putao Airport to connect with your onwards flight in the direction of Yangon. Arrival Yangon, transfer to hotel & take free time. Overnight at hotel


Day(8) Departure (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport for departure.


***End of our Services***


Hotel Used:


Hotel Name


Summit Park View Hotel ****


Hotel Mandalay ***


Malikha Lodge Resort ****













***Surcharge will applicable during festival period ( New Year , Christmas )


Price including: Half Board Package

*Hotel with breakfast

*Domestic Flight (Yangon-Mandalay-Putao-Yangon)

*Sightseeing with A/C car

*Entrance fees as per itinerary

*English Speaking Station guide

*Meals (As per program)

*Water and wet towel during sightseeing

Price excluding:

*International air fare

*Meals (Yangon and Mandalay)

*Visa fees (VOA USD 45 per person) need to arrange two weeks ahead

*Camera & Video fees

*Soft drinks or any drinks during meals

*Personal expense and any other services not mentioned in the itinerary.


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