Tour Code: TGZ-01105

HIGHLAND PURITY

12 Days / 11 Nights Tour
Yangon – Kalaw – Loikaw – Inle Lake – Keng Tung – Yangon

Extending beyond classic cultural tour of scenic Kalaw, Loikaw and Inle, Destination “Kengtung” has been included. Area has been secluded from rest of the world for so long and only recently that Authorities have given permission to tour. Several indigenous tribes are fortunate enough to get attention timely when concepts like Small is Beautiful are aware, indignity of being opium planters lifted off and appreciated for being clung to such natural paradisiacal environ.

Day 1:

  • Arrival at Yangon Airport.
  • Welcoming at airport and transfer to hotel. Sightseeing the highlights of Yangon. Shwedagon Pagoda and National Museum will give a brief image of Burma.
  • Overnight at Yangon.

Day 2:

  • Yangon to Heho by morning flight. Welcoming at the airport. Set out to Pindaya.
  • Pindaya caves
  • Traditional Shan Paper-Making
  • Bamboo Umbrella and Bamboo Hat Making Workshops.
  • Lunch at Pindaya. Proceed to Kalaw by car. Transfer to hotel. Sightseeing Kalaw and it environs.
  • Overnight at Kalaw.

Day 3:

  • After breakfast, set out to Loikaw. It takes about 5 ½ hrs drive. On the way visit Myinmahti natural cave, in which hundreds of Buddha images and small stupas are enshrined, some as reliefs – some are built. Myinmahti is quite closed to Kalaw. Visit Pin Laung, sightseeing tea leaf plantations and scenic beauty of mountain region. Arrival Loikaw at late afternoon.
  • Overnight at Loikaw.

Day 4:

  • After breakfast, observe colorful local market where local produces are traded; people of indegenuous ethnic tribes come from different villages. And, it is to visit Nats Shrine which is famous for Nats believers.
  • Visit local hand weaving factory and Kayah cultural museum. After lunch, drive to Padaung long neck Kayan tribe Village. Sun set at Taung Kwe Zedi.
  • Overnight at Loikaw.

Day 5:

  • After breakfast, set out to Phe – Khone and it takes about 2 hrs drive. And then proceed to excursion boat trip to Sangha and Thakong villages, which lay downstream of the BiLoo-Chaung, egress from the great Inle Lake. Arrival Inle Lake at late afternoon and transfer to hotel.
  • Overnight at Inle Lake.

Day 6:

  • After breakfast, full day sightseeing of INLE LAKE. Tour highlights include
  • 5 day rotation MARKET at one of the village;
  • Intha Natives’ Method Of Fishing;
  • Gold and Silver Smith Workshop at YWAMA Village;
  • Cheroot and Boat Making Workshops in NAN PAN Village.
  • Afternoon, visit Indein, accessed by a small river. Where there are more than thousand of ruined pagodas by visiting some floating villages and can see people life.
  • Overnight at Inle Lake.

Day 7:

  • After breakfast, drive to Taunggyi (The capital of Shan state) and visit Kakku Pagoda Complex, a newly discovered with nearly 2500 Buddhist stupas lying in parallel rows in an area of about one square kilometer in the deepest Pa-O territory. Drive back to Nyaung Shwe at evening.
  • Overnight at Inle Lake.

Day 8:

  • Heho to KengTung by flight.
  • Transfer to Heho airport by car. Heho – Kengtung by afternoon flight. Transfer to hotel. Visit Wan-Pauk, village of red clothed Palaung tribe wearing silver and lacquered waistbands.
  • Overnight at Kyaing Tung.

Day 9:

  • Take 2 hours drive to Pin Tauk Village and then hiking to see Akha, Ann & Wa tribes. Picnic lunch at Pin-Tauk Water fall. Visit Wan – Kan village to see the villager making Sake’ Rice Wine with traditional process, hand- making “Saa- pulp” Shan Works of Wan Lau village on the way back to Kengtung.
  • Overnight at Kyaing Tung.

Day 10:

  • Visit Kengtung Bazaar in morning. Visit small town of Loi-Mwe, one hour drive from Kengtung. Sightseeing Loi-Mwe environ and small villages around.
  • 1Overnight at Kyaing Tung.

Day 11:

  • Visit Kengtung Bazaar in morning. Visit small town of Loi-Mwe, one hour drive from Kengtung. Sightseeing Loi-Mwe environ and small villages around.
  • Overnight at Kyaing Tung.

Day 12:

  • Yangon sightseeing. Visit Bogyoke Aung San Market. Transfer to Yangon International Airport for departure evening flight.