River Cruise & Village Experience

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After freshening up at the hotel and having breakfast, set off for a boat journey along the Dokehtawaddy River. It’s a 15 minute walk to the river jetty where your private long-tail boat is waiting. Cruise upstream for around 30 minutes to a fruit plantation where you will disembark for a walk through the plantation, local village and then up to a 150-year old monastery (40 minutes walking time). Spend time at the monastery before heading back to your boat.

The next part of our boat trip takes us to the confluence of the Dokehtawaddy River where you can stop for a swimming break and to take photos of the beautiful setting. Continue to a hill-tribe village where lunch will be served. Take a stroll around the village to meet with the locals and learn more about their culture, traditions and lifestyles.

Then return by boat to Hsipaw and walk to your hotel. We recommend finishing off your day with a beautiful sunset from one of the many hilltop temples.

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