Optional 3 " Gurney’s Pitta Expectation"
This tour is designed for bidders who want to sea Gurney’s Pitta eagerly. We do recommend this trip from November to May. Prearrangement is necessary to get special travel permit from our ministry. Not more than 6 persons will be the best. Accommodation will be very basic and meals should be in your packaged.
In this tour main tacked specie is Gurney’s Pitta but you have good opportunities to see most of the hornbill as Great Hornbill, Healmeted, White-Crowned Hornbill, Plain-Pouched Hornbill and other important species.
Map and Itinerary (“Gurney’s Pitta Expedition”)
Yangon – Myeik – Laynyar village and forest camp – Myeik – Yangon ( 5 Days / 4 Night trip )
Day 1. Yangon – Myeik by flight
Day 2. Myeik – Tanintharyi - Lenya
Day 3. Lenya
Day 4. Lenya
Day 5. Lenya – Myeik
Day 6. Myeik – Yangon
Day 1. Yangon – Myeik – Laynyar village ( by flight and car )
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Yangon airport for your flight to Myeik. Upon to our arrival time at Myeik, we will continue to Laynyar village by car to get much more time for our Gurney’s Pitta Expedition. (According to our last experiences, the road condition to Laynyar village is much better than last year and we can drive to their on the same day.) Lunch will be at a local restaurant on the way. In the evening, arrive at the village and we will make birding around the village. Dinner and one night stay will be at a local house in the village.
Day 2. Laynyar village – Laynyar Forest Camp ( by car and trek )
After breakfast at the village, drive to our starting point by car for about half an hour. When we arrive at a river bank, we will leave our car and start birding in the Taninthary forest for our Gurney’s Pitta expedition. All of our porters will carry your luggage to be at the camp by motor bikes themselves.( You should pack your luggage just only for this 5 days / 4 nights expedition). We will arrive at the camp at the lunch time. After lunch, we will start our birding again around the camp which lies on the bank of a small river and is situated in the deep forest. In the evening, we will back to our camp and take a short rest before dinner. Night stop will be at the camp.
Day 3. Whole day Gurney’s Pitta Expedition in the forest ( by trek )
In the early morning, start our whole day birding with lunch box in the deep forest till near by the Ngwon creek. It will be whole day birding in the forest and let’s call it Gurney’s Pitta Day. Dinner and night stop will at the same camp.
Day 4. Laynyar Forest Camp – Myeik ( by trek and car )
After breakfast at the camp, we will make morning birding along on the way back to the village and drive back to Myeik. Lunch will be at a restaurant and we will make some biding stops along the way to Myeik as possible as we can. In the evening, arrive at Myeik and check in hotel at Myeik. Dinner and overnight will be in Myeik.
Day 5. Myeik – Yangon by flight
After breakfast at the hotel, check out from hotel and proceed to airport for our flight to Yangon. Upon to our arrival time at Yangon, we can make more birding around Yangon or cultural sightseeing in the town Yangon.