Myanmar: Hiking and Visiting The Hill Tribes


Myanmar is the largest country in Southeast Asia – twice as large as Vietnam and approximately the size of Great Britain and France combined. Within the borders are as many as 135 nationalities each with their own languages and dialects. Travel on this trip to hill tribe villages that are not part of the typical tourist route – Mindut, Kampetlet, Kyaing Tong, Kalaw – as well as a short trek to an elephant camp. Spend time in villages and markets with the locals and enjoy their engaging simplicity. At the same time, you will not miss out on classic Myanmar, visiting Bagan, Mandalay and Inle as well.


Land Cost

Starting at



Based on 4-6 People
(excluding international air)

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ITINERARY at a Glance

Day 1

Arrive in Yangon. Shwedagon at Sunset. Dinner at Le Planteur.

Day 2

Train Ride. Shop and cook a meal in an orphanage. Visit Sule, National Museum. Evening walk through China Town.

Day 3

Fly to Bagan on W9 141 (0615/0735); Tour temples and area. Have a home cooked dinner in Saw Village.

Day 4

Visit Mt. Popa. Excursion to Kyauk Gu U Min and sunset boatride on Irawaddy.

Day 5

Drive Kampetlet and visit Chauk. Return to Mt. Victoria Park.

Day 6

Option A: Climb Mt. Victoria. Afternoon to explore in Kampetlet and visit orphanage.

Option B: Climb Mt. Victoria. Drive to Aye Village.

Day 7

Option A: Drive to trailhead. Hike to Kardo for lunch and continue to Lote Pe. Walk down to stream and drive to Mindut.

Option B: Explore villages near Kampetlet and drive to Mindut.

Day 8

Visit market and return to Bagan via Kyauk Htu, Pauk, Kamma, Pakokku and Bagan.

Day 9

Fly to Mandalay on W9 143 (0805/0835) and explore city – handicraft workshops, market, temples, sunset on Mandalay Hill. PM marionette show.

Day 10

Buddha Washing. Tour Mandalay countryside including Amarapura and Sagaing Hills and silverware factory.

Day 11

Fly to Kyaing Tong on AYG 737 (1310/1500). Drive Kyaing Tong.

Day 12

Visit town and Hill Tribes.

Day 13

Visit town and Hill Tribes.

Day 14

Fly to Heho on AYG 738 (1515/1610) and drive to Kalaw.

Day 15

Trek to Elephant Camp. Bathe and feed elephants. Walk or ride to road and return to Kalaw.

Day 16

Visit Villages. Drive to Inle and take boat to hotel.

Day 17

Visit Inle, fisherman, craft centers, etc.

Day 18

Visit Indein and other sites.

Day 19

Drive back to Heho and fly to Yangon on 6T 402 (0945/1055). The rest of the day is free with a car available.

Day 20

Transfer for your flight home.