Overview

A transit point for wayward travellers on the west side of the Ayarwaddy River, Pakokku is a friendly town famed for its tobacco and thanakha.Kalaw was founded as a hill station by British civil servants fleeing the heat of the plains. The town still feels like a high-altitude holiday resort: the air is cool,the atmosphere is calm,the streets are tree-lined, and the surrounding hills are the only place in Myanmar where travellers can trek overnight without prior permission.A big Inle lake where villages and pagoda spread out that Inle never feel too crowed.

 

Remark : Cut-off time is 24 hrs before the trip starts (48 hours in weekend or public holidays).

 

 

 



Includes

Hotel Meal Entrance Fees Tour Transport
  • 5 Days
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Inclusion

- All transfers and transport as per program

- All accommodation as per program (based on double/twin sharing room)

- Service of English speaking station guides

- All meals as mentioned (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

- All entrance fees on tour

Child Policy

• Children 0-2 years old:  Free of charge on tours • Children 2-12 year old:  25% discount on tours • Children 12 years up:  No discount and are treated as adults

Exclusion

•   Entrance fees•   All air tickets•   Insurance•   Personal expenses•   All drinks besides those mentioned•   Visa•   Tips•   Other expenses not mentioned on the itinerary

Things To Prepare

• Cover Shoulder • Sun Cream • Sunglasses

Cancellation

•         72 hours before tour date – no cancellation fee

•         48 hours before tour date – 25% of tour price

•         less than 24 hours before tour date – 50% of tour price

•         No show – 100% of tour price

Mandalay – Bagan

Meals: L

Meet with the guide at your hotel in Mandalay to transfer to the bus station where you take a public bus to Pakkoku (no guide) and upon arrival Pakkoku, meet with the guide and start the sightseeing.

Mandalay to Bagan – the scenic way by bus and private boat - KMM-MDL-015 – full day

A full day excursion to explore more of the country side with the experience of public bus and a fantastic boat ride on the Ayeyarwaddy River. 

We take you from your hotel to the Mandalay bus station where you take 4 hours’ drive with a public bus to Pakkoku. We start the tour visiting the colorful market, a local slipper factory and see where the famous Pakkoku blankets are made. A private boat is ready for you at the jetty in Pakkoku for a leisurely boat trip downriver while lunch is being served on board. About 1.5 hour boat ride we stop to visit Kyauk Gu Ohnmin cave temple that rarely sees foreign visitors and continue in about 1.5 hour to Bagan where you arrive at the end of the day.

 

Overnight at Nyaung U Thande Hotel – Superior Bungalow  

Bagan – Kalaw

Meals: B

Breakfast at the hotel

This morning transfer to the bus station to take public bus to Kalaw (depart from Bagan bus station at 07:30 AM and arrived Kalaw around 03:00 PM.

Arrival at Kalaw, own transfer to the hotel.

Overnight at Dream Villa Resort – Superior Room  

Kalaw – Inle Lake

Meals: B L 

Breakfast at the hotel

Trekking, Tribes, and train - through the Shan mountains and valleys to Inle Lake – KMM-KLW-005 – full day

Start trekking early in the morning (07:00 AM) from your hotel in Kalaw, the trekking takes about 3 hours passing through Danu Village where you will see the Danu hill tribes and their daily activities, a mix of forest and fields where products like sesame, tea, cauliflower and rice are cultivated. We arrive Myin Dike at 10:00 AM and from here we take a fantastic train ride through the picturesque colonial Kalaw train station that brings you over the mountains and through the valleys towards Inle Lake. A simple lunch will be served on the way. A unique local experience that offers great views and a glimpse of local life in the Shan hills. Arrival in Shwe Nyaung is planned around 14:00 PM and could be delayed if the trains stops longer then normally in local hill tribe villages to on or off load local goods – a colourful sight!. On arrival in Shwe Nyaung a transfer is arranged to your hotel. Not only a more sustainable way to travel, certainly also a more interesting one!”

Overnight at Manor Hotel – Deluxe Room    

Inle Lake

Meals: B L 

Breakfast at the hotel

Inle Bike, Boat & Kayak Tour (join in tour) – KMM-INL-017 - full day (From 08:00 to 17:00)

A full day of exploration by bike, boat and kayak, with a fantastic traditional lunch in an exclusive Shan house on the lake. A somewhat challenging day, but filled with the rewards of outstanding scenery & genuine connections.

We start the tour in the morning around 08:00 (own transfer from hotel to Grasshopper shop arrival at 07:45) with bike ride alongside fields of flowers tended by friendly villagers, pass remote monasteries and cycle through peaceful bamboo forests. Continue the tour with a long-tail boat takes you to secret cycling destinations and to a traditional Shan House for a sumptuous feast of local cuisine.

After lunch, it’s time for kayaking, paddle along narrow waterways and through stilt-house villages to gain a new perspective on life in these unique communities.

We return to the lunch house and dropping the kayaks and take the long-tail boat takes the journey back to Nyaung Shwe.

On arrival Nyaung Shwe, own transfer to your hotel.

Overnight at Manor Hotel – Deluxe Room    

Inle Lake

Breakfast at the hotel.

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