Myanmar off Beaten Track 10 days

Pindaya Cave
Pindaya, Myanmar
Palaung Tribe Village
Kalaw, Myanmar
Bathing the elephants
Kalaw, Myanmar
Trekking
Ye Aye Gan Forest, Myanmar
Inle Lake
Inle Lake, Myanmar
Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda
Heho, Myanmar
Mahabandoola Park
Yangon, Myanmar
Botahtaung Pagoda
Yangon, Myanmar
Shwedagon Pagoda
Yangon, Myanmar

OVERVIEW

Day 01: Yangon Arrival

Day 02: Yangon - Heho - Pindaya - Kalaw

Day 03: Kalaw (Elephant Camp and Replantation)

Day 04: Kalaw-Ye Aye Gan Forest- Hin Kha Gone Village- MyinDike Village

Day 05: YwaPu - Lin Pan - Kyauksu

Day 06: Kyauk Su - NanDaing - Hti to - Htitain

Day 07: Htitain - Kyauk Su - Nan Yote - Indein - Inle Lake

Day 08: Inle Lake

Day 09: Heho - Yangon

Day 10: Yangon - Departure

DETAILS ITINERARY

Day 1: Yangon arrival

Arrive at Yangon International Airport and welcome by our tour speaking guide. Transfer to hotel for check in.

Enjoy Dinner at Padonmar Restaurant. Overnight in Yangon.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Hoel in Yangon

Day 2: Yangon - Heho - Pindaya - Kalaw

Plateau to visit Pindaya Cave, is the natural limestone cave and Shwe U Min Paya which is full of Buddha images of about 8000. Continue the picturesque Boutaloke Lake and visit local handicraft workshop in which making traditional Shan Paper and Umbrella. Late afternoon, take a fresh breath and photo stop for beautiful big banyan trees at the base of the Pindaya Hill. Then, continue drive to Kalaw and it is a former colonial British hill station on the western edge of the Shan Plateau in Myanmar and it is cool during the day and cold at night. There are many hiking trails amid gnarled pines and bamboo groves. Palaung Tribe Village is also famous for trekking and a narrow valley where the Palaung cultivate cheroot, tea, damsons and mangoes on the hill. At evening, transfer to hotel and overnight at Kalaw.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

Day 3: Kalaw (Elephant Camp and Replantation)

After breakfast, the tour drive to Elephant camp in Magwe village, Arrival at camp, 05 minutes’ walk to get Light refreshment, continue to the river where elephant bath and you can join in feeding and bathing the elephants. Chance to see elephant families down in the valley with their bamboo houses. Exploration of the forest area on elephant back, opportunity to see butterflies, birds and orchids around our conservation area. Lunch at elephant camp and then you are free to explore the surrounding area with our local trekking guide. You are also welcome to join us by planting regional trees from our nursery in our forest recovery efforts. Returning to main camp by foot (10-20 mins) and drive back to Kalaw. Overnight in Kalaw.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Kalaw

Day 4: Kalaw-Ye Aye Gan Forest- Hin Kha Gone Village- MyinDike Village

Pack your bag and ready for 4 days trekking. Begin by driving out of Kalaw for 10 minutes and arrive to trek starting point. Fell the morning fresh air as we walk across pine forest. Walk through protected sub-tropical forest of kalaw “Ye Aye Gan” where there are variety of bird species and biodiversity. We arrive to a beautiful lake in the middle of the forest. Enjoy the beauty of forest and pleasant breeze. Continue our journey to have lunch at the top of the mountain with great panoramic view. Walk for an hour from top of mountain ridge with wide panoramic view and arrive to village of Palaug tribes. Mountain Tribes of Shan State survive on green tea, banana, orange, jack fruit and rice plantations. They are Tibet-burman origins live traditionally in one bamboo long house with over 12 families. And have interesting traditions like arranged marriages. Continue trekking around the protected forest and arrive to Danu tribes village call Myin Dike. We stay overnight at this beautiful and welcoming family home or monastery.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel in MyinDike Village

Day 5: YwaPu - Lin Pan - Kyauksu

Wave up with the sound of village life by the sun rise and have traditional Danu breakfast. Walk for 1:30 hours and arrive toa village of Danu tribe village at the top of mountain by passing through spring water sources along the way. Danu tribes are same ethnic family as Shan. Walk around the village and enjoy the stunning bird eye view from the rock cliff. We could see beautiful rice terraces and valley filled with small villages. Have lunch at a peaceful monastery in the middle of pine forest. After lunch we walk on the top of the of the mountain ridge where you have great views on both left and right side. Walk through vast green grass lands and patchy farm lands of rice, chilly and bright yellow flower of sesame plantations. It looks like a painting really. Arrive to village of Pa-O Tribes family home for overnight. After dinner spend the late evening sit around wood fire cooking place inside the family home or monastery.

Approx: 4:00 hrs Trekking

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay in Kyauksu

Day 6: Kyauk Su - NanDaing - Hti to - Htitain

Enjoy the stunning sun rise while the valley are still covered in mist. It really is a magical view. Enjoy the delicious breakfast cooked by our chef cook. After walk down the mountains with small hills starting to appear in front of you as sun shine clears

the mist .Walk for 1:30 Hours and arrive to Pa-O tribes village call Nan Daing and have a local black tea. This village is well known for it’s once every five days rotating market where all the hill tribes come down to trade, buy or sell. This colorful market is filled with vegetables, dried fish, black smith man and very lively place. Pa-O tribes of Mongolian origins have very beautiful traditional costumes and interesting cultures. They believe in Animist and Buddhist. They are very productive and hardworking people too. After a break continue our journey for 2:00 Hours and arrive to a magnificent Buddhist Monastery near a village surrounded by Bamboo forest .It is a old wooden monastery with over 15 monks studying Buddhism. We enjoy our lunch there and have a rest. After a small nap, we take small paths through hills and valleys. Meet with the farmers harvesting rice along the way and wave each other. Cross the lively river over by a bamboo bridge .This is a important river flowing into the inle lake. After sometimes of walking, we could see beautiful limestone mountain range in front of us. We take a sacred gap to cross to the other side of the mountain. Arrive to a beautiful Pa-O Monastery and we stay overnight at family home or peaceful Monastery.

Approx: 5:30 hrs Trekking

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel in Htitain

Day 7: Htitain - Kyauk Su - Nan Yote - Indein - Inle Lake

Wake up by the Monks chanting in early morning. Enjoy the peacefulness while having breakfast and get ready for next 4:30 hours walk through villages of Pa-O tribes, mostly descending down to Inle Lake. Enjoy the great view of inle lake from top of the mountains. Meet the tribal people coming back from Inle lake after selling their crops and buy fish and things they need for children back home. Arrive to Indein village and have lunch and take a relaxing boat ride along the rive and into the big lake. During the boat trip we will see villages along the river side and enjoy the comfort of this relaxing boat ride to Hotel in Inle lake. Arrive to hotel and ready for a good rest and overnight at hotel in Inle.

Approx: 4:30 hrs Trekking

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake

Day 8: Inle Lake

After breakfast, morning visit one of the 5 Days rotation market (only on market day) and sightseeing for magical Inle Lake, which is located 1328 meters above sea level and 22 km long and 11 km wide. Highlights include the fisherman rowing in the onelegged style characteristic of Inle Lake boatmen and the gardens of grass and earth floating on the surface of this shallow lake used for growing vegetables. Besides the

enjoyment of the scenery we can also visit the holiest religious site Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, Silk Weaving Village of Inphawkhon, Burmese Cats House, Cheroot making and other cottage industries. Then, visit to Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, a beautiful old teak wood building before transfer to hotel and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake

Day 9: Heho - Yangon

Breakfast at hotel, drive to Heho airport for domestic flight back to Yangon. Arrival at Yangon, the tour sightseeing start for visit to the old colonial-style city center with city hall, Mahabandoola Park with Independence Monument, Strand road and Yangon Jetty by Car (if time permit, you can observe and take a rest for drinking tea or coffee at Colonial building Strand Hotel (5 star hotel). Then continue visit to Botahtaung Pagoda and Ahma Mya Nan Nwe, a devotee to the Botahtaung Pagoda. She was known to be a dragon guarding the pagoda and Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) Market, is the most popular market (close on every Monday & Public holiday) and where you

can buy luxury item, handicrafts, food stuff, clothing, jewelry, fashion and consumer goods.At afternoon, the tour visit to Chaukhtatgyi (Reclining Buddha) Pagoda a colossal reclining Buddha and continue visit to Karaweik Hall Royal barge on the Royal lake for photo stop and world famous Shwedagon Pagoda. Witness the golden dome light up sunshine at the sunset. Overnight at Yangon.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

Day 10: Yangon - Departure

Breakfast at hotel, relax at hotel till transfer to Yangon international airport for departure.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: NA

PRICE

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TOUR INCLUDES
  • Accommodation in TWN/ DBL sharing accommodation at hotel, except overnight on train and homestay (if any)
  • All transport with air conditioner as per itinerary
  • Domestic flights
  • Meals as indicated in the program
  • All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees for attractions as per itinerary
TOUR EXCLUDES
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

 

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