Day 3 - Hsipaw (B,L)
This morning, after breakfast, take a boat trip along the Dokhtawady. Stop at a local village along the way a take a stroll through the various farms to learn about the local crops. Along the way, stop at a monastery for tea.
From here, hop back on the boat and head to a spot where a small tributary feeds into the Dokhtawady. Not only is the scenery picturesque, but the water of the tributary is clean enough to take a quick dip.
ON the way back to Hsipaw, stop at another local village for a chance to talk to some of the Shan farmers and walk through there citrus groves. Planted in the 1950s, these groves are still productive to this day.
Arrive in Hsipaw for a late lunch (clients account)
This afternoon, visit the former palace of the last Sky Prince of Hsipaw. A champion for democracy in the 1950s and 60s, the prince was imprisoned in the military coup of 1962 and never seen again. The property is managed by his niece and nephew to this day. They are happy to show you around, give the family history and tell the sad story of the last Sky Prince.
This evening visit Nine Buddha Hill, 2 kilometres from town centre, to watch the sunset over Hsipaw and the Dokhtawady.
Overnight in Hsipaw.