ARRIVAL YANGON – KALAW
Upon arrival at the airport in Yangon, your guides welcomes you. Drive then north into the heartland of Myanmar. Check into your hotel and the rest of the day is free at leisure.
KALAW: CITY TOUR (B)
At an altitude of 1350 meters, Kalaw lies in a picturesque valley. It is not only an old hill station with a laid back atmosphere, but also Myanmar’s trekking Mecca. Enjoy an easy walk around the city with its highlights. Discover the Hnee Pagoda and enjoy the fantastic View from the View Point at Kalae Heritage. See as well the 100 year old church and the old clock Tower. The rest of the day is free at leisure.
KALAW: TREKKING TOUR (B, L)
You cannot leave Kalaw without a one day trekking tour! So start in the morning and discover the amazing countryside with lots of breathtaking hill views and the colourful flower-lined streets. During your trekking tour, enjoy a local lunch.
KALAW – INLE LAKE (B, D)
Leave Kalaw in the morning and drive towards Nyaung Shwe. Your private boats waits here and brings you onto the famous Inle lake. It has dead calm waters dotted with patches of floating vegetation and busy fishing canoes. High hills rim the lake on both sides, while the lake shore and lake islands bear 17 villages on stilts, mostly inhabited by Intha people. During the afternoon, visit the Red Mountain Vineyard and Winery as well as the impressive Mine Thouk Bridge. Enjoy afterwards your dinner at Nyaung Shwe before you relax at your hotel.
Overnight: Nyaung Shwe
INLE LAKE – TAUNGGYI (B)
On your way to Taunggyi, the capital city of the Shan State, visit the impressive complex of Kakku. Here you find more than 2,000 Pagodas. Continue then to Htan San Cave and see the impressive carvings in a stalactite cave. Upon arrival at Taunggyi, check into your hotel and have some rest before you continue to Shwe Phone Pwint Hill Top Pagoda. Here you can enjoy the breathtaking sunset including a fantastic panoramic view. Next stop is the Sulamuni Pagoda, the city's most prominent religious monument.
TAUNGGYI – PINDAYA (B)
First stop for today on your way to Pindaya, is the Shwe Oo Min Cave Pagoda. By Phone Taloke Lake, high on the limestone ridge is the winding complex of caves and tunnels filled with nearly 9,000 glittering golden Buddha figures. Enjoy the afternoon on your own in Aung Ban. This evening you are able to enjoy another breathtaking sunset from the Main Ma Ye Hill Top.
Overnight: Aung Ban
PINDDAYA – DEPARTURE YANGON (B)
It is time to leave the heartland of Myanmar and drive back to Yangon, where you catch your departing flight.