MYANMAR TOUR PACKAGES

DISCOVERY OF SOUTHERN SHAN STATE

TOUR ID: EMT (DSS)
Cultural Tour
Tour Duration: 6-day/5-night
Featuring: Yangon, Pindaya, Kalaw, Inle

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
 
  • Tour of Yangon

  • Tour of Southern Shan State including Pindaya, kalaw and Inle

  • Trekking to Palaung Hill-tribe

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Your mini stay includes

  • First Class hotel accommodation in Yangon at Kandawgyi Palace Hotel (2-night) and in Kalaw at Hill Top Villa (1-night) and in Inle at Inle Resort Hotel (2-night)

  • Round trip schedule domestic flights

  • 6 meals (1 dinner and 5 breakfasts)

  • All transfers in Yangon and Southern Shan State

  • Six days tour of Yangon, Pindaya, Kalaw and Inle Lake in private AC saloon/van/coach including trekking to Palaung Hill-tribe

  • A complimentary welcome (or) farewell dinner

 
Tour Hotel

Yangon: Kandawgyi Palace **** (or) Summit Park View***
Kalaw: Hill Top Villa**
Inle: Inle Resort*** (or) Paradise Inle**

TOUR ITINERARY

Day One - Arrive Yangon

Greetings day and welcome to Myanmar! Today you will arrive in Yangon, the capital and the main gateway to Myanmar, and transfer to your hotel for overnight. Your hotel offers great view of Shwedagon Pagoda or Kandawgyi Royal Lake. (Dinner/Hotel)

Day Two - Fly to Heho

This morning we depart for the airport and board your flight to Heho, gateway to explore southern Shan State including Lake INLE. On arrival, we'll drive to PINDAYA to see its natural limestone caves filled with over 8,000 Buddha statutes. Here in Pindaya you'll have the chance to see some of the town's people cottage industries - making Shan paper and umbrella. After a spectacular drive, we'll reach the lovely hill station of KALAW. Your room is generally ready for immediate check-in. The rest of the day is at leisure for your own discovery. (Hotel/Breakfast)



Day Three - Trek to Palaung Hill-tribe

The day of activity starts after your breakfast. An expert local guide will escort you through the Shan plateau to visit the villages of Palaung hill-tribe. A chance here to learn Palaung natives and discover how they live in this remote area from your local guide. For the return journey, your guide may choose to take another path. This late afternoon we'll drive to NYAUNGSHWE and transfer by boat direct to your hotel located right on the lake for overnight. The balance of the day is free. (Hotel/Breakfast)
 


 

Day Four - Touring around the Lake

Today we'll discover INLE Lake that highlights the natural wonder of this magnificent vast waterway, exploring its amazing PHAUNG DAW OO PAGODA which is the most revered sacred site in southern Shan State. Some other highlights around the lake are local fishermen using their unique fishing method, leg-rowers, weaving cottage, silvery shops, floating garden and NGA PHE CHAUNG MONASTERY also know as jumping cat Monastery. Enjoy lunch on the broad terrace at your hotel while enjoying the passer-by boats across the lake. Late afternoon excursion to the ancient stupas complex of INN-DEIN. This mysterious place is at the end of the marvelous INN-DEIN creek, which connected with Inle Lake just after the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda. The creek is narrow with many twist and turns. A chance here to see the farmers plowing and harrowing by water buffaloes in paddy fields on its both side. (Hotel/Breakfast)

Day Five - Fly back to Yangon

This morning we depart for the airport and our flight back to Yangon. Upon arrival in this capital city, we transfer to our hotel for a short rest. We're off for a day of great sightseeing in Yangon, including the historic DOWNTOWN district and Yangon HARBOR. We'll enjoy the activities of Yangon harbor and colorful streetscapes and elegantly restored COLONIAL-STYLE buildings. Extended visit to the gilded SULE Pagoda dating back over 2,000 years. We'll continue to KYAUKHTATGYI, a huge reclining Buddha Image and also have the opportunity to experience a hand-made glass demonstration at private owned NAGA GLASS FACTORY. This evening we'll make a special visit to Great SHWEDAGON PAGODA, one of the most spectacular religious on earth. Witness the Golden Dome, covered with 60 tons of pure gold, glistening as the sun sets. Tonight we’ll enjoy the variety of cultural show as we dine at Lakeview Theatre Restaurant adjacent to Kandawgyi Palace Hotel. (Hotel/Breakfast/Dinner)

Day Six - Depart Yangon

The morning is yours to relax or explore more of Yangon. Here you have a chance to do some last minute shopping at more than 70-year-old BOGYOKE (Scott) market. Later this evening, you'll be transferred to Yangon international airport to connect with your return flight home and reminisce about the wonderful time you have had in the ‘Golden Land of Myanmar'. (Breakfast)

NOTE: Please be aware of that we'll endeavor to keep our programs mentioned as close as possible, however we reserve the rights to alter them without notice in case of unexpected changing or canceling of scheduled flights.
 

 

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