10 Nights / 11 Days
Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, Kandawgyi, Shwedagon Pagoda, Kabar Aye Pagoda
Hteesakhar Waterfall, Thirimingala Pagoda (Taung Kwe Zedi)
Kayan Ethnic Community, the Lotus Pond,
The Ngwe Taung Dan for a great sunset view
Trekking 2 Nights Kalaw to Inle
Explore ruins of Indein and boat trips
Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Nga Phae Chaung Monastery, Greenish Floating Farms,
Ah lo Daw Pauk Pagoda, Floating Garden, Silk weaving Workshop, Silver Shop
Sule Pagoda, High Court, Telegraphic Office, the Strand Hotel, Botataung Pagoda,
Sunset at Botataung jetty
Welcome to Yangon, transfer to hotel. Depending on your international flight time that day will be half day sightseeing. Sightseeing includes the glittering Shwedagon Pagoda (one of the famous religious monument in the world). Dinner and overnight at Yangon.
After breakfast, transfer you to airport for flight to Loikaw. Upon arrival, we will visit to Hteesakhar Waterfall, most accessible and popular waterfalls, located 15 miles in the north of Loikaw, near Shan- Kayah border. Then, we will enjoy a delicious Kayah Barbecue lunch with cultural exchange at local home. On the way back, we can short visit two caves, Aung Thabyae and Lwe Tamu. After take rest at hotel, we can feel take a boat along the Balu Chaung River. At the evening, visit to the Thirimingala Pagoda (Taung Kwe Zedi) which is in the centre of town there is an impressive rock on which stands. The climb up (over various steep steps) is worthwhile, for a great sunset view over the city and the nearby hills. Dinner and overnight at Loikaw.
After breakfast, drive to Kayan Community (long neck women) located at Panpet, takes about one hours’ drive by car, on the way we will short explore to Demoso Market. The road is tough and steep but the landscape is fantastic and panoramic views. On arrival, welcomed in a local home where you will enjoy a hot drink and a simple, local snack. Next, you will set off on a moderately challenging trek, through lush, shady, forest. After a short climb (30-40 minutes), you’ll enjoy over 3 hours of continual, great views. On route, local guides will show various edible plants and herbal medicines which are used by community members in their ‘jungle larder.’ A highlight of the trip is arriving at the original settlement of Pan Pet, perched on a mountain top, where evidence of past habitation is visible. Enjoy jungle picnic lunch. Return back to Loikaw, we’ll visit the Lotus Pond, a sacred and scenic site, listen to the local legend of Tsudanu, a prince and princess who finally ascend to heaven as mythical Kinaree birds and visit to the Ngwe Taung Dan for a great sunset view, the Lanmark of Kayah State. After enjoying the panoramic view. Dinner and overnight at Loikaw.
After breakfast, we will drive to Kalaw for 4 hours. On the way, we will short visit to Pekon where we can look scenery and relax, lunch at Pinlaung. After arrival to Kalaw, visit to Hnee Pagoda, a 500 year old Bamboo Buddha and Kalaw scenery, dinner and overnight at Kalaw for two night trekking.
Day (1): We will start trek from kalaw to Lut Pyin village. It will take about 2 hrs and 30 mins. Then continue to Shar Pin village and it take about 30 mins.Lunch stop at Shar Pin village and after lunch take a nap and relax 40 mins. And then take to Lin Pan village and it will take about 2 hrs.You will see very beautiful scenery, landscape, panorama views, shan plateau and alot of vegetable plantation and we have special view point. There are very nice views on the way. The way is arduous, it is the real worthwhile once in your life. Then we will go to Kyuk Su village. It will take about 35 mins. This village is our dinner and overnight stop at my family home. Well, I want to invite to my family village. This village is quite and peace.
Total walking time for the day (1) is about 5 hrs and 30 mins.
Day (2): We will start trek from kyuk Su village to Kant Kaw Pin village. It will take about 40 mins. And then continue to Mya Char village and it will take about 20 mins and continue to Pan Phal village. It will take about 1 hrs and 30 mins and continue to Nan Taing village. It will take about 45 mins. Lunch stop at Nan Taing village. After lunch you can take relax about 45 mins. And then trek to Lat Pan Pin village. It will take about 1 hrs and 30 mins. Then continue to Nature River. It will take about 40 mins. We can take a shower in the river and light refreshment there. And then we will start trek to Pat Tu Pauk village. It will take about 1 hrs and 45 mins. This village is for our dinner and overnight stop at famer home.
Total walking time for the day (2) is about 7 hrs.
Day (3): We will start trek from Pat Tu Pauk village to Kyuk Su village.It will take about 1hrs and 30 mins. And then continue to Nan Yoke villlage. It will take about 30 mins and a short break at the tea shop. Then continue to Tone Le village and it take about 2 hrs and 30 mins. Lunch stop at Tone Le village (Jetty). After lunch you can take 35 mins rest and then we will cross by boat InLe Lake to Nyaung Shwe City. It will take about 1 hrs. After arrival to Inle Lake, visit to ancient religious monuments and ways of life of Shan, Pa O and Intha people in Sagar village. After that going to see Lotus weaving at Kyaingkham village and proceed to Inle Lake. Dinner and overnight at Inle.
Total walking time for the day (3) is about 4 hrs and 30 mins.
After breakfast, visit through the colorful Naung U Market and continue the day with visits to the most significant pagodas and temples of Bagan. After lunch, Sightseeing some place with horse cart, it will bring you to historic relics which are famous for its magnificent architecture dating back to thousands of years ago. Make your temple exploration with some most famous pagodas of Bagan and visit to one of Myanmar most treasured handicrafts, a lacquer- ware workshop to study and make yourself the process of lacquer ware making. It is a unique souvenir of not only Bagan but also Myanmar. At evening, enjoy a spectacular hot air balloon ride over the temples of Bagan for watch the sunset. Overnight at Bagan.
After breakfast, driving excursion to Mount Popa, an extinct volcano with its shrines dedicated to animist spirits known as “Nats”. For the energetic, time to climb up the 777 steps to the shrine at the top of the volcanic plug. On the way back to Bagan to observe how to make Myanmar Jiggery and continue to Sale for ancient woodcarving Yoke Sone Kyaung and Tha-ta-na Monastery. After visiting the biggest lacquer wear Buddha statue in Sale. And we transfer to the jetty for a slow cruise down the Ayeyarwaddy River. During cruise, observe the lifestyle of fishermen and river side villages, as well as enjoying the unique views of Bagan’s temples from the river. Return to hotel after sunset. Overnight at Bagan.
After breakfast, take your private boat to Inle Lake via Naung Shwe Jetty and check in to your Hotel. Inle Lake is an amazing running water lake between two mountain ranges at the sea level of 800 meter. Then continue to Indein village, visit to Indein villages and the ancient Shwe Indein Pagoda. Floating villages built their houses on stilt, Leg rower fishing people, greenish floating farm, and unique fishing method by using conical bamboo basket will blend you wonderful experience on Inle Lake to be perfect. Continue to visit Mine Thauk village. We can walk along wooden bridge and take a canoe ride around Mine Thauk village among floating gardens and Intha houses. You can trek to mountain to see nice view of Inle Lake.Then dinner and overnight at Inle.
After breakfast, you will be taken to the sightseeing in the south of lake such as Phoung Daw Oo Temple, villages of silk weaver, cheroot maker, boat maker and visit to Nga Phae Chaung Monastery with amazing style of Shan Buddha Images of 19th century, built of teak wood with 200 posts. On the Way to Monastery you can witness the greenish floating farms especially Tomato plant, and other seasonal vegetables and flowers. Then dinner and overnight at Inle.
After breakfast, flight back to Yangon; head out for lunch and shopping to the Bogyoke Market (Scott’s Market) with hundreds of food, clothes, handicrafts and gems store. Continue explore some colonial buildings around the city and visit to Botahtaung Pagoda, view sunset and observe the lifestyle at Botahtaung jetty.
Transfer to the Yangon airport for departure.