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Naga Festival Tour

The biggest and most important festival of the Naga tribes takes place on Jan 14 annually to celebrate their traditional New Year Festival. The festival is called Kaing Bi and run by Naga festival committee. Each year, the committee will choose a certain location then organize the festival. All Naga tribes then send a few delegations and representatives to attend this occasion, therefore, it is the perfect opportunity to see variety of different Naga people.

Tour duration: 09 days 08 nights
Start: Yangon – Finish: Yangon
Tour type: Cultural, Adventure
Tour operates: Year round/Upon request
Activity level: Moderate
Tour route: Yangon - Homalin - Htamanthi village - Leshi - Naga tribes - Mandalay

BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 01: Yangon Arrival
Day 02: Yangon - Homalin - Htamanthi village
Day 03: Drive to Leshi
Day 04: Naga Festival
Day 05: Naga Festival
Day 06: Drive back to Homalin
Day 07: Flight to Mandalay
Day 08: Mingun - Mandalay Royal Palace
Day 09: Amarapura & Ava - Departure

Day 01: Yangon Arrival

Upon your arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Begin sightseeing including colourful downtown Yangon, Chaukhtatkyi, a colossal reclining Buddha; a scenic photo stop on beautiful Kandawgyi Lake and the Shwedagon Pagoda, arguably the world's most impressive golden stupa.
Accommodation in Yangon
Meal: Breakfast

Day 02: Yangon - Homalin - Htamanthi village

After breakfast, being transferred to airport for the flight to Homalin. Upon your arrival, proceed to Pinmar village (88 km, 4 hours), cross Chindwin River by ferry. We reach Htamanthi village in the late afternoon. Free at leisure.
Accommodation in Htamanthi village
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 03: Drive to Leshi

This day we continue our drive to Leshi. Arrive in the venue in the afternoon. Free at leisure.
Accommodation in Leshi
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04: Naga Festival

This day, we attend the festive atmosphere of Naga festival, watching Naga Pole Erection Ceremony and opening of Naga Traditional Field. Enjoy the music of Naga Youth Association in the evening.
Accommodation in Leshi
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Naga Festival

Another day in Leshi to enjoy the Naga festival. After breakfast, we may observe the opening ceremony of Naga’s New Year festival, presentation of Naga history and Naga traditional dance performance. Experience the Naga Pan (a traditional drum) and try playing Naga funny game competition such as: putting the shot, discuss throwing game in the afternoon. Enjoy Naga traditional dance and bonfire in the evening.
Accommodation in Leshi
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 06: Drive back to Homalin

Drive back to Htamanthi in the morning then cross the Chindwin River by ferry to Pinmar village. Continue to Homalin.
Accommodation in Homalin
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07: Flight to Mandalay

Board a flight back to Mandalay in the morning. Free at leisure.
Accommodation in Mandalay
Meal: Breakfast

Day 08: Mingun - Mandalay Royal Palace

Board on a local boat upstream to see the massive ruins of the Mingun pagoda, Pahtodawgyi, the huge Mingun Bell, Hsinbyume. After that, we travel back to Mandalay city centre to explore Mandalay and visit Mahamuni Image Pagoda, Shwe Inbin Monastery and Golden Palace Shwenandaw Monastery, which is well-known for its exquisite wood carvings.
Accommodation in Mandalay
Meal: Breakfast

Day 09: Amarapura & Ava - Departure

Venture outside to discover the former royal capital of Amarapura with the picturesque Ubein Bridge, the longest teakwood bridge in the world, then visit Sagaing. After lunch, we will pay another visit to another former royal capital in Mandalay called Inwa. Travel by pony cart down tree-lined paths to see old palace walls, wooden monasteries and the Nam Myint 'leaning tower of Ava'. Fly back to Bangkok for your onward flight home.
Accommodation: Not available
Meal: Breakfast

What's included ?

- Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle
- Accommodation in twin shared room
- Boat trip as stated in above sights
- Local English speaking guides
- Domestic flights as mentioned
- Admission fee to indicated sights
- Meals as listed in the itinerary: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner
- Government tax and service charge
- Cool mineral water and tower during the tours

What's Excluded ?

- Visa on arrival for Burma USD. 60/per person
- International airport departure tax
- Travel Insurance in all kinds
- Other meals not mentioned
- Single room (quoted separately)
- Tip, drinks, personal expenses and others

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