MYANMAR TREKKING TOUR IN FOCUS

MYANMAR TREKKING TOUR IN FOCUS
Tour Destination:
Yangon – Bagan – Heho – Kalaw - Inle Lake - Indein – Yangon
Tour Hightlights:
With trekking trip to Shan State, you will have a close look at the local life of this historical city, see the colonial courthouse and enjoy some local foods. On some next days, another chance is to visit some famous temples like Dhammayangyi Temple and Sula Mani Temples... ..
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* BRIEF ITINERARY:

Day 1: Arrival - Yangon Sightseeing Tour
Day 2: Yangon - Flight to Bagan - Bagan Sightseeing Tour
Day 3: Bagan Sightseeing Tours
Day 4: Bagan Adventure Trekking Tour to Mt. Popa
Day 5: Bagan - Flight to Heho - Heho Adventure Trekking Tour to Kalaw and Nant Thale Village
Day 6: Nant Thale Village Trekking Tours to Htee Tiang Village
Day 7: Htee Tiang Village Trekking Tours to Inle Lake
Day 8: Inle Lake Full-Day Sightseeing Tour
Day 9: Inle Lake Adventure Sightseeing Tour to Indein Village
Day 10: Inle - Flight from Heho to Yangon
Day 11: Yangon - Departure

Day 1: MYANMAR TREKKING TOURS IN FOCUS: ARRIVAL - YANGON SIGHTSEEING TOURS

Upon arrival at Yangon International Airport, meet and welcomed by image001your tour guide and transfer to hotel with air conditioned private vehicle. Your guide will assist to settle into your hotel.

A full day tour to discover the colourful capital of Myanmar with a close look at the local life of this historical city. By car and partly on foot this tour takes you to the National Museum, the Sule pagoda in the centre of the city. Walk around the Mahabandoola Park to see the colonial courthouse and the city hall. From there a rickshaw tour around the colonial area with the historical buildings will start, breaking at a local teashop to enjoy Burmese tea and the typical atmosphere.

This evening visit the dazzling Shwedagon Pagoda, a remarkable structure with a dazzling gold stupa that rises 98m above the city and is visible for miles around.  Observe the lively activity of Buddhist at the various shrines around the vast compound to worship and make offerings.

Overnight Yangon.

Day 2: MYANMAR TREKKING TOURS IN FOCUS: YANGON - FLIGHT TO BAGAN – BAGAN SIGHTSEEING TOURS

After breakfast at the hotel transfer to Yangon's Mingaladon Airport for the flight to Bagan (Nyaung Oo).
Thousands of ancient stupas and temples in this area make Bagan image004, one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in Asia. From the 11th till 13th century, when Bagan was the capital of Myanmar, the rulers constructed huge stupas and temples, many of which are still standing today on the banks of the Irrawaddy River.

After breakfast, morning sightseeing of Bagan features the colourful Nyaung Oo Market, the Shwezigon Pagoda and its magnificent golden stupa, Wetkyi-In, Gubyaukgyi, a cave temple with exquisite jatakas murals paintings and the elegant Htilominlo Temple noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations. In the afternoon observe the process of traditional lacquer ware, one of Myanmar’s best-known handicrafts and a specialty of Bagan.
Overnight in Bagan.

Day 3: MYANMAR TREKKING TOURS IN FOCUS: BAGAN SIGHTSEEING TOURS

After breakfast at the hotel, Visit to Myinkaba village and take a image007short walking tour to explore the temples of Manuha and Nan Paya and continue to famous DhammayangyiSula Mani Temples.  Return to your hotel this evening. Temple and
Evening boat ride over Ayarwaddy River.
Overnight in Bagan.

Day 4: MYANMAR TREKKING TOURS IN FOCUS: BAGAN ADVENTURE TREKKING TOURS TO Mt.POPA

After breakfast at the hotel, Visit to Mount Popa, an extinct volcano over 1,500m high, about 48km south east of Bagan. Mount Popa has played an important role in Myanmar culture, religion and history since the earliest times. Its shrine is dedicated to the worship of the 37 Nats, the Burmese ancient animist spirits. The view over the Myingyan Plain from the top of the Popa-TaungKalat volcanic peak is simply breathtaking.
On the way to stop at toddy palm village to observe the village life. Visit also to include to the family workshop making sweets from toddy palm juice.
Overnight in Bagan.

Day 5: MYANMAR TREKKING TOURS IN FOCUS: Bagan – Flight to Heho - Heho Adventure Trekking Tours to Kalaw and Nant Thale Village

This morning transfer to Nyaung Oo Airport for the flight to Heho. image010From Heho, enjoy a scenic drive to Kalaw. Kalaw stands high on the western edge of the Shan Plateau. It is 70 km west of Taungyi, about halfway along the Thazi-Taungyi road. This was a popular hill station in the British days and it is still a peaceful and quiet place. At an altitude of 1320 m it is also pleasantly cool and a good place for hiking amid gnarled pines, bamboo groves and rugged mountain scene.
A former colonial British hill station, this small-town offers cool temperatures (Kalaw sits at 1,300 meters elevation) and plenty of trekking opportunities. The population is a mix of Shan, Indian Muslims, Bamars and Nepalis (Gurkhas retired from British military service), many of whom are missionary educated. Traveling by car, it's about two hours west of Nyaungshwe on the western edge of the Shan hills.
Places of interest are Thein Taung Pagoda, Aung Chan Tha Pagoda, Su Taung PyaeKing Church. Pagoda and the Other things to do Shop around for a trek, walk toward temples & churches, meet tribes at the colorful every-5-days market, take the stairs to a temple with a good view of the village, walk up the hill for an even better panorama, a pleasant 1.5 hours trip, taste strawberry lassi, feed birds, breathe fresh air filled with pine trees smell, while on trek, visit coffee, tea or cigar leaves plantations or see elephants at work.
After arriving Kalaw, meet local trekking guide and start light 3 days 2 nights trekking to Inle lake.
The cool mountain air, pine forests, beautiful landscape and ethnic minority villages make Shan state the perfect area for trekking. Learn about the traditions of the different ethnic minorities from a local guide while porters take care of transporting the provisions. During this 3-day trekking you will encounter continuously changing scenery. Transfer from hotel in Kalaw to meeting point by open pick-up truck. Start trekking about 1:30 to Lu Pin, a   village inhabited by the Danu tribe. Continue for about 30 minutes to Shar Pin village and a further 25 minutes to Pann Lone Pagoda hill for a picnic lunch. After lunch continue trekking to Linn Pan village, inhabited by the Pa O minority. Rest at the Pa O village before continuing to Nant Thale. The village where you can visit a local school just before entering the village. In the evening traditional dinner and overnight stay with the friendly monks in the monastery.
Accommodation is basic on this tour but it is a unique experience.

Day 6: MYANMAR TREKKING TOURS IN FOCUS: Nant Thale Village Trekking Tours to Htee Tiang Village

After breakfast, resume trekking through the mountains of Shan State.image014 In the morning walk for around an hour and a half passing several villages and old wooden monasteries, breaking for lunch at Htun Gone village. Continue trekking in the afternoon through a stunning area inhabited by farmers and hill tribes for around three and a half hours. Arrive at the end of the day in Htee Taing village for dinner and overnight at the beautiful wooden Htee Taing Monastery that is also used as a school for young novices.
Overnight at Htee Taing Monastery

Day 7: MYANMAR TREKKING TOURS IN FOCUS: Inle lake Sightseeing Tours

After breakfast at Monastery continue trekking to Inle Lake. In the evening arrive to Inle Lake and board a private motorboat to head out to Inle Lake, one of Myanmar’s most spectacular sights. Pass villages built on stilts over the lake, inhabited by the local InthaNga Hpe Chaung Monastery, which houses dozens of Shan Buddha Images, but is more famous for its unique ‘jumping cats’ who jump through hoops in the air!  Continue to Phaung Daw Oo people. 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 Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, which contains five sacred Buddha images covered in gold leaf.
Overnight at Inle Lake.

Day 8: MYANMAR TREKKING TOURS IN FOCUS: Inle Lake Sightseeing Tours

Explore the local crafts of Inle Lake with a stop at the weaving village of Inpawkhone and a cheroot factory, where the typical Burmese cigars are made by hand.
If time permits, there may be time to enjoy a short walk through one of the lakeside villages.
Overnight on Inle Lake.

Day 9: MYANMAR TREKKING TOURS IN FOCUS: Inle Lake Adventure Trekking Tours  to Indein

After breakfast at the hotel, visit to Indein village which is one of the image018small 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 clusters of hundreds of ancient stupas 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 release the fatigue and refresh everybody who ascend to the peak. This mysterious place is at the end of the marvellous Indein creek, which connected with Inle Lake just after the Phound Daw OoIndein water is not useful for irrigation also for bathing and washing clothes. It is compulsory to see Novice Monk, buffaloes boys and village girls wash and swim in the creek. Enjoy the sight seeing of Indein. 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 the lunch time while groups of farmer having lunch the water buffaloes enjoy themselves dipping in the creek. At many places in the creek the farmers dam up the water by bamboo barriers to irrigate the paddy fields.
Over night at Inle Lake.

Day 10: MYANMAR TREKKING TOURS IN FOCUS: Inle Lake – Flight from Heho to Yangon

After breakfast at hotel, transfer to the Heho air-port for flight back to Yangon.

After arrive at Yangon, Explore Yangon, enjoy the bustling life of Yangon and its people.

Then visit BogyokeAung San Market (former Scott’s Market), where shopper’s favourite place.

Then to Chaukhtathgyi Pagoda, 67 meter long the most elegant reclining Buddha.

Over night Yangon.

Day 11: MYANMAR TREKKING TOURS IN FOCUS: Departure from Yangon

Transfer to the Yangon airport for your onward flight to Bangkok.

=> Please take a note that we are now in a process of updating the cost for this tour & this work will be completed soon after a time. If you need further details on our updated quotes, kindly email us at sales@dnqtravel.com or dnqtravel@gmail.com directly

* Our services include:

    + 9 nights accommodation on half-twin room basis with daily breakfast
    + English-speaking guide throughout the trip (from Yangon to Yangon) except for 1 pax (station guides – different guide at each place)
    + Porter fees at airport
    + All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles with drivers
    + Private boat in Inle Lake
    +
    Entrance fees for the visits mentioned in the program
    + Donation to the villages
    + Private transfer to Kalaw or Heho
    + English-speaking trekking guide

* Our services do not include:

    Domestic flights (rate: pls be referred the airfare table)
    International ticket to/from Yangon Meals other than mentioned (B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
    Visa arrangements for Myanmar
    Visits not mentioned in the program
    Drinks and personal expenses
    Tips and porters at the hotels
    International departure Airport Tax Yangon (USD 10/pax at present)
    Any other items not mentioned
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