Putao Rafting Tour 04 days

Routing: Putao - Machanbaw - Malikha river - Machanbaw - NaungKai – Putao

Best Highlights of the tour

  • Live the adventurous life on Malikha river at Putao
  • Life time adventure on Malikha : rafting on mountainous river
  • Get close-up Myanmar nature in the most unique way
  • Night in hand-built camping, enjoy the bon-fire on river side
  • Witness the marvelous scenery of jungle, white river beaches and lush forestry in one of the rarest area throughout the days. 
Rafting in Putao, Myanmar Adventure tour offers you an opportunity to explore Myanmar in a very unique way at one of the most hidden part of the world located at the shadow of giant Hymalaya range. The tour will start at Yangon – where you can uncover the historical temples and pagodas around city with Shwedagon Paya, Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda or Sule Pagode before preparing for real adventure in Malikha river at Putao. The life of jungles, the white river and the lush of forest will absolutely take you to the deepest adventurous life.

Day 01: Putao arrival
Welcome to the top North of Myanmar – Putao!
Upon arrival at Putao meet and greet by our guide and transfer to your hotel/lodge. After a light lunch to freshen up, you can enjoy one of these two options:
Option 1: Take a ride around for a warming up adventure in Putao to enjoy beautiful valleys with deep jungle, wildlife sanctuaries and snow-capped mountains in near-by villages.The ride will approximately for 4 hours to surrounding area.
Option 2: We offer an downstream along the banks for the Nam Lang River, you will be taken up through the terrace village of Yegyawdi 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.
Enjoy a hot bath after the first journey of Putao then set out for dinner. Overnight in Putao.
Accommodation: Hotel in Putao
Meal: Lunch/Dinner

Day 02: Putao – Machanbaw - Malikha river

After having breakfast, we will head toward east to Machanbaw, the journey will take about 1 hour for 20km. The small town Machanbaw will welcome you with beautiful colonial historic style house.  Reaching the town, our expert rafting guide will have a brief session about safety then you can start your real adventurous life on water. We will arrive at confluence of Mula and Malikha rivers from where we venture downstream onto the deep river and uncover the way jungle stays through forested hills, white river beaches and lush tropical forests.  We will have a light lunch at a spectacular riverside beach inside the gorge, having time to relax and take photos. We then pass several rapids and have a leisure swim until we reach a suitable spot for pitching tents. Dinner and overnight at river camp near the fire place.
Accommodation: Hand-built camping
Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 03: Machanbaw - NaungKai – Putao

We start our second day at 9am, we will have breakfast then cruise up river for 3 hours along the Malikha river. After that we switch to a longtail boat to our pack lunch spot and then continue onwards to NaungKai village. Our vehicle has been waiting here to transfer you back to Putao (1 hour drive). Dinner and overnight at Putao lodge.
Accommodation: Hotel in Putao
Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 04: Putao departure
After a final breakfast at lodge, check out then transfer to Putao airport for the flight connect to your next destination. It is optional choice to wake up early in the morning for some shopping around Putao market and enjoy the local meals. 
Transfer to airport for your next destinations with other adventures such as: Biking tours, culture tours or river cruise journeys
Accommodation: Not available
Meal: Breakfast
Group size Price guide (USD/person)

Services and Activities included:

1. Tour start and ends at Putao Airport - Myanmar
2. You will be escorted by Rafting Master and English speaking guides
3. Your car is private with air-conditioning mix with jeep transfer where needed
5. Meals are daily breakfasts, 03 dinner and 03 lunches
6. Boat trips as mentioned in itinerary
7. Rafting equipment rentals
8. Your accommodation are twin sharing, 3 star standards mixed with camping on site with basic, clean conditions
9. This tour is subject to single supplement if requested
10. Trip price valid until 31 December 2014. Traveling on Christmas Eve and New Year Eve may subject to surcharge

Note: Myanmar Now is changing day by day since our country opens, the price of the tour may change at the visiting time. Please feel free to contact us for price while proceeding with the tour.

Tour Exclusions:

Visa arrangement, Drinks when you are traveling, porter fee, helmet, gears to protect your body, personal expenses and others not mentioned

Best time to go this tour
Period for best enjoy: from October to February because this is the coolest time of the year. You can easily enjoy outdoor activities and sightseeing
Period for best value: remain time of the year when is considered as low season and you can enjoy discounts and offers. Please note:
From March to May is dry season. In semi-dessert areas such as Mandalay or Bagan, they can be very hot, but other higher areas such as Inle lake, weather is still cool and comfortable
From June to September is monsoon season. In coastal regions, like Yangon, and hilly places, such as Inle lake, you may be caught by heavy, sudden rains but in Mandalay or Bagan it hardy sees rainfall during this time

Physical rating of this tour: 5 stars
: These trips are a relaxing break. You don't have to worry about doing anything physically demanding unless you want to.
: Some easy physical activities included in your trip. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the journey.
: it will raise your heartbeat. Some moderate physical activities such as several walking in fairly distance are included. A good level of fitness is required
: Be prepared for some serious physical activity. The majority of activities included on this trip will be challenging. The fitter you are, the more you'll enjoy your holiday.
: Our highest physical rating. Get ready for a heart-pumping adventure with plenty of challenges and some extreme conditions. You'll be required to be seriously fit for this trip as difficult activities are included.
For the trek on this trip the general rule is you will need to be very fit and the more preparation you have done for it, the more you will enjoy it. Walking, jogging, swimming or riding a bike are all good ways to increase your aerobic fitness, which will allow you to enjoy our Myanmar Adventures its fullest.

Meals introduction
While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There's no obligation to do this though.

Meals included and additions: 
Daily breakfasts, 03 dinners and 03 lunches
Meals additions to this tour: No Meal additional to this tour. Full board included

Important notes
As tourism infrastructure is starting to develop, you may find the accommodation standards to be lower than in other Asian countries. Since Burma has recently become a popular tourist destination, pricing is also inflated due to demand, and at times our hotels can change as bookings are bumped by hotels charging a higher price to other travelers. Please be patient with any last minute hotel changes, and please be aware that often although the price of the accommodation is quite high due to demand, some hotel standards can be quite basic.

Passports and Visas 
It is each traveler's responsibility to have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel and a visa if required. Please check whether your nationality in Myanmar Visa exemption list, otherwise you do need to have your VISA done before going. Please check the information at our Myanmar Visa guide for specific. 

Cell Phones & Calling Cards 
You may wish to carry a cell phone while traveling. Check with your cell phone provider if your phone will work in the destination(s) you are visiting. Myanmar service is dominated by the GMS technology standard, while some of the world such as U.S uses the incompatible CDMA standard. We suggest that you should check carefully or you may incur high international roaming fees. 
However, the SIM card in Myanmar is not very popular and still quite expensive. You may need to check with your service providers for roaming fees when taking tours to Myanmar
When dialing a number from one country to another, you should proceed as follows: dial your country's Exit Code + destination Country Code + Phone Number. Country Code of Myanmar is 95
Wireless Internet Access 
Passengers traveling with WiFi enabled devices (such as a personal computer, smartphone, tablet, or digital audio player) may be able to connect to the internet via a wireless network access point (or hotspot). WiFi access in hotels and/or cruise lines often involves a fee which, in some cases, can be very expensive. 
Please ask your hotel receptionist to avoid unexpected charges.
Credit Card Usages and Currency 
Myanmar’s national currency, the kyat (pronounced chat, and abbreviated K) is divided into the following banknotes: K1, K5, K10, K20, K50, K100, K200, K500 and K1000. Travellers should ensure they arrive in Myanmar with their entire travel budget in US dollars, as ATMs are still very hard to come by (although this may change)
For credit/debit cards, surprised tourists in Yangon found themselves helpless when trying to use them. However, a couple of high-end hotels in Yangon and Mandalay are able to accept credit cards, and sometimes give cash back. This is done via a processing system linked outside the country, Singapore or Vietnam, and is at the mercy of internet connections
Trip Preparation 
A little pre-planning can make your trip go a lot smoother. Several weeks before your trip, make a list of what you will need to take with you. Make sure your personal documents (passports, visas, driver’s license) are in order and that you have enough prescription medications to last through the trip. We suggest that you make photocopies of passports, visas, personal ID and any other important travel documents and pack them separately from the originals. Pack a list of medications including dosage and generic names. 
If you lose the originals while traveling, you'll have copies for easier reporting and replacement. You may consider bringing a small supply of over the counter medications for headaches and/or anti-diarrhea pills. We recommend that you pack a portable alarm clock. Avoid placing valuables such as cameras in your checked luggage.

Tour at Glance

Trip Duration:

4 days 3 nights


Ratfing, Hiking, SightSeeing, Trekking, Nature Explore, Homestay,

Group size:

Min: 2


Max: 8


  • Physical Grading:


  • Day by Day Program:

    Day 01: Putao
    Day 02: Putao – Machanbaw - Malikha river
    Day 03: Machanbaw - NaungKai – Putao
    Day 04: Putao – Departure

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