Day 1 – Inle Lake
The Inle Lake region is one of Myanmar’s most anticipated destinations, and all the hype is justified. Picture a vast, serene lake – 13.5 miles long and 7 miles wide – fringed by marshes and floating gardens, where stilt-house villages and Buddhist temples rise above the water, and Intha fisher folk propel their boats along via their unique technique of leg-rowing. Surrounding the lake are hills that are home to myriad minorities: Shan, Pa-O, Taung Yo, Danu, Kayah and Danaw, who descend from their villages for markets that hopscotch around the towns of the region on a five-day cycle. ( Lonely Planet)
Fly to Heho( Inle) with morning flight. Upon arrival your guide and driver will wait you at airport arrival lounge and then transfer to Hotel in Nyaung Shwe. After check in hotel, visit Inle lake by boat. Among many others, the following points of interest:
- The floating gardens and the floating market (if it is a market day);
- The Phaung Daw Oo, an 18th century buddhist shrine of major importance in Myanmar.
- The Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, and see it’s jumping cats.
- The Impawkhon, where you will experience the craft (and art) of weaving lotus, one of the most expensive textiles on Earth, as well as silk, cotton and other mind-bogging applications of Myanmar craftsmanship.
- Lunch at a restaurant on the Inle Lake
Return to the hotel. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at your designated hotel in Nyaung Shwe.
Day 2 – Kakku, Htan San Cave & Taunggyi
The 2478 stupas at Kakku are one of the most remarkable sights in Shan State. Arranged in neat rows sprawling over the hillside, local legend has it that the stupa garden was founded by the Buddhist missionaries of the Indian emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BC. As such, the stupas span a bewildering variety of styles, marking the prevailing architectural trends when they were constructed. Some are simple and unadorned while others are covered in a riot of stucco deities and mythical beasts. Among the tall Shan-style stupas are a number of small square ‘monastery style’ stupas that are unique to this region. Like most ancient sites across the country, Kakku has been extensively restored using donations from pilgrims, so don’t expect an Indiana Jones–style ruin in the jungle. (Lonely Planet)
Early morning, after breakfast, your guide and driver will take you to Kakku (Pa-Oh territory) and visit the temple complex. Lunch at a restaurant where you can see all of Kakku pagodas. Then continue to Htan San Cave,60 kilometres east of Taunggyi. Hten San is a dramatic and extensive limestone cave system which hosts large stalactites and stalagmites. After visit Htan San, return to Taunggyi and visit Taunggyi Local Market. Transfer back to Hotel in nyaung Shwe. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at your designated hotel in Nyaung Shwe.
Day 3 – Pindaya
Pindaya is a quiet town perched on the bank of the placid Pone Ta lote Lake. The Pindaya cave, containing thousands of Buddha images, is one of the interesting destinations in Inlay region.
After breakfast, check out from your hotel and drive to Pindaya Cave by car together with your guide. On the way to Pindaya cave,we will visit to home base Shan Paper and umbrella making industry. Visit the main Pindaya Caves, with it’s thousands of Buddha images from all around the world. After visiting Pindaya Cave, you will have lunch at Green Tea restaurant near Pone Ta Lote Lake. After lunch transfer to Airport. Fly back to Yangon with late afternoon flight.
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- Domestic flight round trip
- English Speaking Guide
- Transport & transfers as per program by Toyota air-conditioned car & Tuk Tuk
- Private boat sightseeing on Inle Lake
- Two nights accommodation ( Twin sharing) at 3 stars Hotel in Nyaung Shwe including breakfast
- All entry & zone fees, for all mentioned destinations and points of interest.
- International air passage.
- Myanmar visa fees (estimated additional $50/PAX).
- Meals, personal expenses, telephone bills, laundry and alcoholic drinks.
- Driver tips and all expenses other than mentioned in the program.