YGN – INLE – Pindaya – Kalaw – INLE – YGN (7D 6N)

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Day 1: Arrival-Yangon

Upon arrival at Yangon International Airport, welcome by our local guide and visit the magnificent reclining Buddha at Chauk Htat Gyi, and near Sule Pagoda, Visits at Botataung Pagoda and Jetty, a famous Landmark on Rangoons waterfront. Situated just below the long lines of jetties that serve this busy port And to see the panoramic Yangon river.

After a photo stop at the Karaweik Hall, a hamsa-bird-shaped floating barge on Kandawgyi Lake is waiting for your embark.

Later, with a visit just before sunset to the Shwedagon Pagoda for its breathtakingly glittering gold-covered stupas, after a tasty welcome dinner dance show, end your day with beautiful lights at Shwedagon Pagoda.

Lunch at local restaurant.

Dinner at local restaurant.

Overnight in Yangon.

 

Day 2 : Yangon-Inle

Breakfast at Hotel

After early breakfast at the hotel, transfer to airport for your flight to Heho.

Upon arrival, we will drive to Nyaung Shwe, gateway to Inle Lake.

Observe the leg-rowing fishermen and see their floating gardens built up from strips of water hyacinth and mud and anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles. Visit Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery, which houses dozens of Shan Buddha Images.Continue to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, which contains five sacred Buddha images covered in gold leaf.

Explore the local crafts of Inle Lake with a stop at the cheroot factory, where the typical Burmese cigars are made by hand.
We can also visit a local silk weaving ‘factory’ which sits on stilts on the lake and where they still use old style hand looms.

If time permits, there may be time to enjoy a short walk through one of the lakeside villages.

Lunch at local restaurant.

Dinner at Hotel.

Stay overnight in Inle Lake

Day 3 : Inle-Pindaya

Breakfast at hotel

This morning, leave your hotel and we will head to Pindaya.

The road to Pindaya winds over the rolling hills of the Shan plateau through colorful mustard and whet field. Sightseeing in Pindaya, visit for Pindaya cave, known to the world as the home of the countless Buddha Images. Explore around wonder of the mystery cave and nearby Pa O traditional paper umbrella making process .

Lunch at local restaurant.

Dinner at local restaurant.

Overnight in Pindaya.

Day 4 : Pindaya - Kalaw

Breakfast at hotel

This morning we will drive to Kalaw, popular hill station in the British days, Kalaw sits high on the western edge of the Shan Plateau. It is still a peaceful and quiet place with an atmosphere reminiscent of the colonial era. The small population is a mix of Shan, Indian Muslim, Bamar and Nepali. THEIN TAUNG PAYA: temple perched on the hill overlooking the Thazi-Taunggyi Road. AUNG CHANG THA ZEDI: glittering stupa (Buddhist religious monument) covered in gold-coloured mosaics. NEE PAYA: located west of the town, it features a gold lacquered bamboo Buddha.

We will start a short trekking (3 hours to 4 hours) to Paine Pin village surrounding area and visit the hill tribes’ villages in their colorful costumes.

Back to Kalaw

Lunch at local restaurant.

Dinner at local restaurant.

Overnight in Kalaw.

Day 5 : Kalaw - Inle -Indein

Breakfast at hotel,

We will drive to Nyaung Shwe, take boat ride to Inle.

Continue Inle Lake sightseeing today with a memorable visit to Indein village with its idyllic 17th century pagodas.
Indein is one of the small villages of the Inle Lake located on the western bank of Inle Lake. A Buddha image has enshrined at a whitewashed stupa, which is on the summit of a hill. Below the stupa around the hill are cluster of hundred of ancient stupa most are ruins overgrown with bushes. The pagoda hill is quiet and clam.

One could feel the pleasant cool breeze with the sweet ring of the bell hanging at the umbrella of the stupa. Mesmerizing view from the pagoda hill releases the fatigue and refreshes everybody who ascends to the peak. This mysterious place is at the end of the marvelous Indein creek, which connected with Inle Lake just after the Phaund Daw Oo pagoda. The creek is narrow with many twist and turns. Since the both side are paddy fields you can see the farmer ploughing and harrowing by water buffaloes.
At many places in the creek the farmers dam up the water by bamboo barriers to irrigate the paddy fields. Indein water is not useful for irrigation also for bathing and washing clothes. It is compulsory to see Novice Monk, buffalo’s boys and village girls wash and swim in the creek. Enjoy the sightseeing of Indein.

Lunch at local restaurant.

Dinner at Hotel.

Overnight Inle Lake.

Day 6 : Inle - Yangon

Breakfast at hotel,

Transfer back to Yangon.

You will transfer to Yangon Railway station to take local circular train journey to the outskirts of town (45 minutes ride). The slowly traveling train gives you a unique opportunity to observe the lively and colorful life of the rural Burmese people.  Disembark to visit Insein market where a variety of street vendors sell colorful wares.  Enjoy exploring the market and meeting the friendly locals before returning by road to Yangon.

This afternoon enjoy a city tour by car  around the colonial area which is filled various historical buildings. Stop for a drink at a local teashop, a great place to soak in the local culture and lifestyle, before traveling along the famous Strand Road to the riverside.

And finish the day with a walk in colorful Chinatown and visit Yangon’s oldest Chinese temple: the Kheng Hock Keong.

Lunch at local Restaurant.

Dinner at Local Restaurant.

Overnight Yangon.

Day 7 : Yangon - Departure

Breakfast at hotel, visit to Bogyoke Market (Formerly Scott’s), you can find all the souvenir items you were searching for. It is closed on Monday.

You will have some time to explore Yangon, after that, we will proceed to Yangon international airport for your departure flight back to ……

Lunch at local restaurant.

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