NHL - 15

TRAIL OF SHAN PLATEAU
10 Days / 09 Nights

Detailed Itinerary (NHL-15)

TRAIL OF SHAN PLATEAU

YANGON – PINDAYA – KALAW – KYAUK SU – HTITAIN – INN DEIN - INLE LAKE – SAKAR – TAUNGGYI – KAKKU – YANGON 

(10 Days – 09 Nights)

 

Day 1/                         YANGON Arrival & YANGON Sightseeing

On arrival at YANGON Airport, welcomed by our company’s tour guide and taken to the hotel for check in. YANGON City Tour starts to visit the city center and a stroll through the colonial style buildings in downtown area, and visit to the SULE Pagoda in the city centre, believed to be built in the early 3rd century BC, then City Hall and MAHA BANDOOLA Park and then 72 meter long CHAUK-HTAT-GYI  huge reclining Buddha.

On evening, transfer to the magnificent SHWEDAGON Pagoda, most important religious site and a place that must not be missed during your time in Myanmar. The great pagoda is believed to be over 2500 years old. After enjoying the sunset, back to the hotel for the overnight.

 

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

 

Day 2/             YANGON – HEHO & PINDAYA CAVE Sightseeing

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Airport to catch the flight to HEHO. On arrival, continue by car and enjoy a scenic drive to PINDAYA through the picturesque countryside of Shan State. Visit PINDAYA’S limestone cave with its maze of chambers displaying more than 8,000 Buddha statues and local handicraft workshops producing Shan paper made from mulberry bark and traditional umbrellas made from the same paper that are used by monks all around the country. Then tour continues to Kalaw, which was formerly a British Hill Station, visiting the local market (every 5 days), the tiny train station and walking up the hill to see the old catholic church (if open). Overnight at hotel in KALAW.

 

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

 

Day 3/             KALAW – KYAUK SU Village Trekking (Approx: 06 Hr Trekking)

After breakfast, start trekking through beautiful pine forest with great views of paddy fields and spotted village in the valley. After 1 ½ Hrs walk, arrive LUTPYIN Village, a small village of TAUNGYO tribes. And then, an hour walks to SHA PIN Village, to have lunch in a village family house of DANU Tribes.

After lunch, continues the trekking through thick pine forest on the top of the mountain ridge. About 2 ½ hours walk, arrive KYAUK SU Village. Enjoy the sunset and overnight at one of the family home of Pa-O Tribes.

 

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner (Traditional Shan Food and variety of traditional food)

Accommodation: Village’s House or Monastery

 

Day 4/             KYAUK SU – HTITAIN Village Trekking (Approx: 06 Hr Trekking)

Wake up with the sound of village life and have a delicious breakfast, cooked by local traditional chef. Continue our journey for 1 ½ hours to NAN DAING Village, where market happen every five days and it is a great opportunity for us to see colorful local market. Then, 2 hours walk to HTITO Village, have lunch at the old wooden monastery in a peaceful environment.

Rest for some time and trek to PATTU village of Pa-O tribe for 2 ½ hrs. Along the way, pass through never ending rice terraces and beautiful limestone cliffs with karsts topography. Walk for 30 minutes, arrive HTITAIN Monastery of Pa-O tribes. Overnight at village’s house or monastery.

 

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner (Traditional Shan Food and variety of traditional food)

Accommodation: Village’s House or Monastery

 

Day 5/             HTITAIN – INN DEIN VILLAGE Trekking (Approx: 04 ½ Hr Trekking)

Wake up by the monks chanting in the morning and enjoy the peaceful environment. Have breakfast and get ready to start Trekking. Trek for 30 minutes to reach highest elevation of the trek and enjoy the amazing view over the lake and panoramic view of mountain & valley. Visit to a village primary school and see Pa-O traditional Bamboo wavers. Arrive to INN DEIN Vi llage have Lunch and take a relaxing boat ride to the big lake. During the boat trip you will see villages along the river side and enjoy the comfort of this relaxing boat ride to hotel in INLE Lake or Nyaung Shwe. Arrive to hotel and ready for a good rest. Spend one night at the hotel in Inle Lake.

 

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

 

Day 6/             INLE LAKE Sightseeing by Boat

After breakfast, a full day tour of INLE LAKE by boat includes a chance to see the leg-rowing fishermen and the floating gardens, built up from strips of water hyacinth and mud and anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles. Visit a floating village at YWAMA, the lake's downtown, where a floating market is held every five days. The tour also includes a visit to PHAUNG DAW OO Pagoda, the weaving village of INPAWKHON and the JUMPING CAT monastery, with beautiful antique Buddha statues. And then, back to the hotel.

 

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

 

Day 7/             SAKAR Sightseeing by Boat

After breakfast at hotel, start boat trip to SAKAR Village. About 3 hours boat ride, arrive SAKAR Village and visit TAR-KAUNG Pagodas located on the other side of SAKAR village, built with different artistic style and its unique image by KING ALAUNG SHITHU (AD 1113-1163). Continue to the near villages where Pa-Oh, Intha and Taungyoe are living there. Then, return back to the lake.

 

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

 

Day 8/             TAUNGGYI – KAKKU Pagoda Complex Sightseeing

After breakfast, drive to TAUNGGYI and visit famous MYOMA Market. Then, visit to SULAMANI Wish fulfilling Pagoda and proceed to KAKKU Pagoda complex, visit the complex of more than 2,000 stupas has lied hidden in the Pa-O heart land. Back to TAUNGGYI and spend one night at hotel.

 

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

 

Day 9/             HEHO – YANGON & YANGON City Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Airport to catch the flight to YANGON. Arrive YANGON, start YANGON City Tour at STRAND Road and old colonial stay building. And then, Experience Circular Train riding to learn local life style and continues to the well-known BOGYOKE (SCOTT) Market where you can see historical shops houses and the most famous market of Yangon (Close: Every Monday & Gazette Holidays).

On evening, transfer to BOTATAUNG Pagoda and enjoy the sunset along the BOTATAUNG JETTY. You can also learn the daily routine of local people. Then, transfer to KARAWEIK Barge for dinner with Royal cultural Show and back to hotel for overnight.

 

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

 

Day 10/                       DEPARTURE

 

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the Yangon International Airport for your return international departure flights.

 

Meals: Breakfast

 

~~End of our Services~~

 

TOUR COST PER PAX IN UNITED STATES DOLLARS ($)

No. of Pax Based On

1

2

3-4

5-6

7-9

10-14

15-19+

1 FOC

20-Up+

1 FOC

Single

Supl.

Price Validity Date

Standard Hotel Basic (3 Star)

TOUR PACKAGE PRICES ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

July to September 2015

October 2015 to April 2016

Above Rate are exclusive of X’ mas & New Year Compulsory Dinner –

Water Festival (Thingyan) Period.

 

*      Remark:  All prices are subject to change being in case of increase of air fares, fuel, entrance fees and hotel room availability, etc.

 

Package Included:

Package Exclude:

·         Accommodation in shared twin or double rooms with daily breakfast

·         Accommodation at village’s house or Monastery during trekking days

·         Transfer and Transportation with AC vehicle

·         Inle Lake Sightseeing Boat Service

·         All Domestic Flight with airport taxes

·         Meals: (Lunch & Dinner) as specified

·         English Speaking Guide service (Station)

·         Local Trekking Guide

·         All zone fee & admission fee as itinerary

·         01 FOC in half twin room for every 15 person full paying

·         Pure Water & refreshing towel in sightseeing days

·         Service Charges & Government Taxes

·         International Flight

·         Visa fees

·         International air port tax

·         X’mas Compulsory Dinner

·         New Year Eve Compulsory Dinner

·         Early Check in & Late Check out

·         Personal expense such as Camera fee, Drinks, laundry, souvenirs, etc.

·         Porter charges at airport and jetty

·         Beverages that are not mentioned in the included services

·         Tips money to Guide & Driver (as you wish)

·         Travel Insurance

The services which are not mentioned in the included services are excluded services.

 

Hotel Usage:

 

Location

Hotel Category

Hotel Name

Room Category

Yangon

03 Star ***

Grand United (Ahlone) Hotel or similar category

Superior

Inle Lake

03 Star ***

Hupin Hotel (Nyaung Shwe) or similar category

Superior

Taunggyi

03 Star ***

Hotel KBZ or similar category

Superior

Hotel Check in: 1400 PM & Check out: 1200 PM

Depend on hotel availability, the price can be fluctuated.

 

Car Usage

 

Number of Pax

Applicable Car

1 – 2 Pax

Saloon

3 – 4 Pax

Super Custom / Town Ace

5 – 6 Pax

Hi –Ace

7 – 9 Pax

Grand Hi-Ace Van

10 – 14 Pax

Mini Bus (22/24 Seat Coach)

15 – 19 Pax

Mini Bus (29/33 Seat Coach)

20 Pax & Up

45 Seat Coach

 

Extra Cost If Necessary:

For 1 Porter to carry luggage for 1 Days – (8,000 – 10,000 Ks)

Please let us know ahead of time how many porters do you want to use during the trip.

 

Remark:

If one of the tourist book the trekking with us, a school child who needed will received 2 Books and 3 Pens for free, the reason why we do this is to let villagers benefit from tourism also. There are things we do differently than others.

 

~~ Please contact us to get the best & special price with the detailed or tentative of your travel period, number of persons and budget limit. ~~

Tour Program Type: