Touch Genuine Rural & River Life ($100 per pax)
Mandalay- Local Flower Market – Lime Production Site – Elephant Camp- Typical River-side Village-Kyun Oo Philanthrapic School – Makhaya Old City – Kambat Village- Mandalay
In the morning, our tour representatives meet you at the hotel and drive to southeast of Mandalay city. We make a stop at the local flowers market near Latkaung village after 15minutes drive from Mandalay. See the lively morning view of flowers sellers and buyers. It is the biggest flower market where various and colorful flowers growers come to sell. Take time for photos of friendly locals, seasonal flowers like Aster, Eugenia, Cobra-saffron, Jasmine, Gladiolus and Chrysanthemum. Some betel shops are here to learn how Burmese people chew betel with red mouth. Then, continue driving and see the different cultivation landscape along the road. On the way, you visit to the lime production site to watch making it with traditional way. (ONE DOLLAR – ONE TOURIST: we will contribute 1$ on behalf of one tourist to the children of slake lime workers for education fund).
Next driving about 45 minutes to get the elephant camp known as Wanet Elephant Camp which is located at the foot of Shan mountain ranges. When you arrive there, you will be treated with local green tea or coffee and snack. Participate for bathing elephants and their activities. Learn about the daily activities of mahouts, nature of Myanmar timber elephants, relationship between them, and see the skeleton of dead elephant in the bamboo house. If you just want to get fun, ride the elephant into the natural woods about twenty minutes and see the beautiful mountains, green floras, and natural stream. (ONE TOURIST-ONE TREE) Plant one tree like teak (Tectonagrandis)or one kind of iron woods (Xylia dolabriformis) in the conserved woods for the environmental preservation and reforestation plan.
Then, drive to the embarkation point where your private boat awaits. The boat sail down along the strong current water as this river flows among the vast mountain ranges. In this upper part of the river, the scenery is very beautiful filling with mountains, banana plantation, Mango orchards and other cultivated fields. Then, continue sail down to the typical river-side village to see local’s ways of life, daily struggling life and friendly people to make nice interconnection. Walk inside the village to learn about local products, living style and tradition.
Then, the boat sail downstream, visit to the Kyun Oo Philanthropic School which was founded by a monk and most students are ethnic group like Pa-o mostly who are from eastern part of Myanmar. In rural areas, children are relying on monastic education. Learn about the monastic education, daily activities of Novices and children. You will be served with authentic Burmese foods.
After that, the boat sail downstream to stroll around the Makhaya old city which is river-bank historical site, visit to the ancient & historic pagodas. Makhaya was founded by King Athinkhaya in 14th Century. Explore to the Shwe Yin Hmyaw Pagoda and Shwe Zi Gone Pagoda which was modeled from Shwe Zi Gone Pagoda in Bagan. Then, drive to the Kambat village on the other bank of the river. At the village, driver will wait for you and drive back to Mandalay. You will be arrived back to hotel in the late evening.
" Why you should take this "
1. No one have done yet
2. No touristic & traffic
3. Very authentic & typical
4. Hidden & Little-known
5. Historical remains
6. Beautiful scenery & mountains
7. Untapped country life
8. Comfortable & wonderful boating
9. Very friendly & simple
10. Different Rural life & Belief
• Recommended capacity for boat; 4 clients + 1 guide = 5 pax
• We will provide rattan-made seats, life-jackets, Umbrellas, mineral water, wet-towels.
• Our wooden boat is 30 feet in length and 5 feet 7 inches in width.
No. of Pax Per Pax Price Remark
01-02 pax USD 105
01-03 pax USD 90
01-04 pax USD 80
Included Services –
• English Speaking Tour Guide
• Safe driver and good air-con car
• Elephant Camp Entrance Fees
• Elephant Riding Charges
• Bottles of Water & Wet towels
• Welcome Coffee & Snack
• One Tree per client to plant
• Contribution fee for the children’s education fund
• A basket of food for elephants for per client
• Local Lunch
• Private Boat
Excluded Services –
• Personal Expenses, Insurance
• Tips & other charges which doesn’t mention in the itinerary