9 Days in Myanmar – Kalaw – Inle Lake Trekking I (Oct 2018 – April 2019) – ASIA EZ TRAVELS

9 Days in Myanmar – Kalaw – Inle Lake Trekking I (Oct 2018 – April 2019)

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Soft Adventure Tour to (Kalaw – Inle Lake II)

Yangon –Bagan – Mandalay – Heho – Kalaw (Trekking) – Inle Lake - Yangon

(9 Days/ 8 Nights)

 

Overview:

Starting from Yangon, this trip will take you to all the unique places Myanmar has to offer. You will discover a world unlike any other, the land of thousand pagodas in Bagan, from the ancient city of Amarapura, the British Shan hill station of Kalaw, the floating villages of Inle Lake and many more.

Itinerary Details

 

DAY 01. YANGON ARRIVAL ( – / L / D )

Upon arrival at the Yangon International Airport, you will be welcomed by Asia EZ Tour guide. You will be transfer to your hotel, for a chance to relax and refresh.
Visit first to the magnificent reclining Buddha CHAUK HTAT GYI Pagoda.

From there, our tour through Yangon city with a visit to one of the world’s most spectacular monuments; the 2,600 years old SHWEDAGONE PAGODA. Once sunset arrives, glittering in the dark skyline, SHWEDAGONE PAGODA is indeed a sight to behold.

Lunch and dinner will be served at a local restaurant and you will be stay overnight in Yangon.


DAY 2. YANGON – BAGAN (B /L / D)

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport for domestic flight to Bagan. We begin the tour with visit to the famous SHWEZIGONE Pagoda, considered the most wonderful and shouldn’t miss pagoda in Bagan. Nearby SHWEZIGONE, we will visit WETKYI INN GUPYAUKGYI, a cave temple with exquisite mural paintings and the elegant HTILOMINLO Temple, noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations.

Continuing the tour of famous pagodas in Bagan, we arrive at ANANDA Pagoda. Said to be the perfect pagoda, an architectural masterpiece, it hides dark stories.

In the evening, we resume our journey on horse cart, THATBYINNYU, the highest Pagoda in Bagan, DHAMMAYANGYI, the largest Pagoda in Bagan.

Finally, we will finish the evening with an unforgettable sunset over the plains from the one of the SUNSET HILL viewpoints.
Remark: The government strictly prohibited to climb the entire temple in Bagan since February 2018.

Lunch and Dinner will be served at local restaurant and overnight stay in Bagan.


DAY 3. BAGAN – MANDALAY – AMARAPURA (B /L / D)

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport for domestic flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival, we begin the tour of Mandalay.

The scared MAHAMUNI PAGODA, one of the famous and a giant glittering golden Buddha statue in Mandalay.

The SHWE INBIN MONASTERY, GOLDEN PALACE (SHWE NAN TAW MONASTERY) is the only remaining building from the 19th century Royal Palace. This grand teak wood building is known for its exquisite woodcarving and is a superb example of a traditional Myanmar wooden structure.

KUTHODAW PAGODA houses the world’s largest book, make up of 729 marble slabs onto which Buddha’s teachings are carved in ancient Pali scripts.

Mandalay is famous for its skilled craftsmen, who were historically commissioned by the royal families. We will visit a selection of these shops, witnessing the incredible techniques of wood carving, gold leaf making and kalaga tapestry sewing.

We will end our day with heading to U BEIN Bridge. This 200 year old teak bridge was built in 1782 when AMARAPURA was the Royal Capital. From there, you will see the panoramic sunset view on the Taung Tha Man Lake.

Lunch and dinner will be served at local restaurant and you will be stay overnight in Mandalay.


DAY 4. MANDALAY – HEHO – KALAW (B /L / D)

After an early breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the Mandalay airport for domestic flight to Heho. Upon arrival, drive (48 km – 1 ½ hrs) takes you to KALAW, a town amongst the pine trees. Much like Pyin Oo Lwin, Kalaw is a former colonial British hill station, with local and colonial style houses.

We will visit to the NEE PAYA (BAMBOO STRIP LACQUER BUDDHA IMAGE), lively KALAW local market and some colonial old buildings such as 100 years old catholic church, old Kalaw railway station and clock tower in the centre of city.

Then, transfer to the hotel and check in.

Lunch and dinner will be served at local restaurant.

Overnight stay in Kalaw.


DAY 5. KALAW (TREKKING) (B /L / D)

After breakfast, meet with your trekking guide and start walking tour to the local villages. You will walk 2 hrs to Lout Pyin village and then enjoy lunch at there.

After lunch, proceed walking through 1 hr to Shar Pin village. From there, continue touring another 1 hr to the Nan Tha Lae Thae village. Upon arrival, you will be night stop at Monastery.

Both lunch and dinner will be served by trekking guide.

DAY 1: Trekking Route

Kalaw – Lout Pyin (2 hrs)
Lout Pyin – Shar Pin (1 hr)
Shar Pin – Nan Tha Lae Thae (1 hr)


DAY 6. KALAW (TREKKING) (B /L / D)

Myanmar Style Breakfast served by during Trekking. From the Nan Tha Lae Thae village you will trek 1 hr to Baw Nin Kone. Then another 30 mins walking to the village Tun Kone and proceeding (1 ½ hrs) to Kone Hla village for lunch.

After lunch, continue walking tour (1 ½ hrs) to Pae Tu Pauk village. From there, proceed 30 mins to Hti Thein village.

Upon arrival, you will be night stop at Monastery.
Both lunch and dinner will be served by trekking guide.

DAY 2: Trekking Route

Nan Tha Lae Thae – Baw Nin Kone (1 hr)
Baw Nin Kone – Tun Kone (30 mins)
Tun Kone – Kone Hla (1 ½ hrs)
Kone Hla – Pae Tu Pauk (1 ½ hrs)
Pae Tu Pauk – Hti Thein (30 mins)


DAY 7. KALAW (TREKKING) – INLE LAKE (B /L / D)

Myanmar Style Breakfast served by during trekking, continue walking tour (45 mins) to Kyauk Su. Then another 1 ½ hrs to Ngut village and proceed trekking 1 ½ hrs to Thaung Taung village.

Enjoy your lunch at there.

After lunch, proceed walking 45 mins to Thaung Taung Jetty. Moving across the lake, we will pass through villages with stilted houses, cruise by floating gardens built up from strips of land and anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles. Be on the lookout for fishermen uses unique leg-rowing technique to propel their boats while casting their nets. This is a technique you will not see anywhere else.

Upon arrival at hotel, check in. The rest of the day is leisure.

Dinner and overnight stay in Inle Lake.

DAY 3: Trekking Route

Hti Thein – Kyauk Su (45 mins)
Kyauk Su – Ngut (1 ½ hrs)
Ngut – Than Taung (1 ½ hrs)
Thaung Taung – Jetty (45 mins)

Remark: During (3 Days/2 Nights) Kalaw – Inle Lake trekking, passing through the Taung Yoe, Pa Oh and Intha villages along the way.


DAY 8. INLE LAKE (B /L / D)

After breakfast at hotel, transfer by boat for explore sightseeing around Inle Lake. Visit fist to the PHAUNG DAW OO Pagoda, which is enshrined by King Alaung Sithu, and it has five glittering small Buddha statues which covered with gold.

Other stops include NGA PHE KYAUNG MONASTERY, one of the traditional Shan Style Monastery with a its famous ancient Buddha images and proceed visiting to the NAM PAN VILLAGE to observe the cheroot and wooden boat making workshops.

Finally, we head to the weaving village of INPAW KHONE VILLAGE. You can see the silk, lotus and cotton weaving shops at there. Transfer back to hotel.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.

Dinner and overnight stay in Inle Lake.


DAY 9. INLE LAKE – HEHO – YANGON – DEPARTURE (B /L / -)

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Heho airport for domestic flight to Yangon. En-route stop visiting at the Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery with its attractive oval shape windows in Nyaung Shwe.

Upon arrival in Yangon, we spend the day visiting Yangon. Visit to the SULE PAGODA, which is located at the heart of Yangon down town area. Proceed stroll through to the BOGYOKE AUNG SAN MARKET known as Scott Market (closed on Mondays and Public Holidays). A must visit for tourist; here you can see rows of stalls selling hundreds of gemstone, handicrafts, art, clothes and traditional Myanmar food stores.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Yangon.

In the evening, you will transfer to the YANGON airport for international flight departure.


*** End of this Tour ***


OUR PACKAGE TOUR RATES ARE INCLUSIVE OF:

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast
  • All meals as specified in the program on table basis as (B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Entrance fees or zone fees for visits mentioned in the program
  • Tours with English speaking throughout guide (from Pyin Oo Lwin – Hsipaw-Pyin Oo Lwin) or (other languages guide can be provided with additional charges)
  • Maximum one Tour leader is free of charge in single room as of 15 full paying pax
  • All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Trekking guide and Porter during (3D/2N trekking)
  • Boat fares on Inle Lake
  • Service charges, room tax and baggage handling

 

NOT INCLUDED ARE:

  • Domestic Air fares (Yangon – Bagan – Mandalay – Heho – Yangon)
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fee for Myanmar (note that pre-arranged visa is required for any tourists)
  • International Airfare
  • Entrance fees for the sites not mentioned in the program
  • Early check-in, late check-out. Normal check out time from hotels in Myanmar is 12 o’clock noon
  • Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry etc.
  • Christmas and New Year’s dinner supplement (will be advised at time of booking)
  • Services which are not mentioned above

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