Tour Summary

Start the tour in commercial capital of Myanmar which is popular with glittering Shwedagon Pagoda. Fly to Heho to visit the former British hill station with picturesque sceneries and cultural sites. Experience canoe boat ride through the floating gardens, learn about unique lifestyle of Intha, enjoy local wine tasting at Red Mountain winery and wander through Shwe Indein Pagoda Complex with thousands of ancient stupas as a great opportunity.

Upon landing at the Yangon International Airport our guide warmly welcomes you and bring you to the hotel in the city for check in.
Overnight in Yangon.
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to the airport from where we will take a flight to Heho. From here, we will proceed to Pindaya, known for its spectacular limestone caves, by car (approximately 1 hr.)
We will visit Pindaya Cave with its over 8,000 Buddha images made from alabaster, teak, marble, brick, lacquer and cement. We then explore Shan paper umbrella workshop run by a small family, a chance for a detailed look at the making of the famous Shan paper and beautiful Burmese umbrellas.
After sightseeing in Pindaya, drive to Kalaw (approximately 1 hr.), a former British hill station and one the most popular town to go trekking on the western edge of the Shan plateau. On the way, we will see the beautiful Shan mountain range and many farms and villages.
We then visit Nee Paya, this pagoda holds a gold lacquered bamboo Buddha, Photo stop at the Christ the King Church founded at 1931 by the Italian Priest. At the end of the day, we will enjoy excellent views of Kalaw, its market and the surrounding hills from Thein Taung Pagoda Monastery.
Overnight in Kalaw.
After breakfast, Visit the Kalaw Myo Ma Market, a good place for watching hill tribe people and then travel onwards to Nyaung Shwe (around 1½ hour drive), a small town located at the northern end of Inle Lake. From there, take a boat to the hotel to check in. Take a rest at the hotel.
In the the late afternoon, we will visit Red Mountain Estate Vineyards which produces the best wines of the country. We will observe the wine making process in this beautiful vineyard and have some wine tasting while enjoying the amazing sunset view overlooking Inle Lake and mountain. Transfer back to your hotel.
Overnight on Inle Lake.
Breakfast at the hotel. We will set off a full day sightseeing in the Lake by Boat which is known for its unique one-leg rowers, traditional fishing method, floating gardens and villages on stilts.
We will visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda which hosts five gold-leaf-covered statues and have chance to explore local family workshops on the Lake. Depending on your interest and time permits, visit the (optional) traditional crafts workshops on the Inle Lake: Silk weaving, Gold & Silversmithing, Paper Making, Boat Making and Cheroot Making.
In the afternoon, take a canoe boat through the floating gardens. After then, we will escort you to hotel with lovely sunset upon the Lake.
Overnight on Inle Lake.
After breakfast, we will sail off to enjoy the morning Five-Day-Market on the lake. These bustling markets around Inle Lake are mostly of interest for the variety of different products offered, mainly grown on the floating gardens. The market rotates between different villages over five days.
Continue our journey to Indein village with its 1,094 stupas surrounding the main pagoda, the Shwe Indein Pagoda. Explore the area on foot through ancient pagodas, strolling around the village.
Overnight on Inle Lake.
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the Heho airport for our flight to other destination.

THE PRICES INCLUDE:

  • Accommodation at the hotels in double/twin occupancy include (ABF) breakfast
  • Transportation for excursions and sightseeing with a private car/ jeep with driver in above program
  • Domestic flights including airport transfers and tax (Yangon – Heho)
  • English speaking stationed Guide service at each destination
  • Wine tasting at Red Mountain Estate
  • Canoeing on Inle Lake
  • Private boat on Inle Lake
  • Government tax
  • Admission & zone fees at each destination for above tour

THE PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:

  • International flight ticket arrangement
  • Visa arrangements for Myanmar
  • Any personal expenses for souvenirs, lunch, dinner, tips, etc.
  • Meals not mentioned in program (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)