SHAN STATE ADVENTURE

Tour Code: SP# 5
Tour Name SHAN STATE ADVENTURE
Coverage: YANGON - BAGAN - MT.POPA-SALE-MANDALAY-MINGUN-HEHO-PINDAYA-KALAW-NYAUNG SHWE-INLAY-TAUNGGYI-YANGON
Duration: 7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

DAY-1 ARRIVE YANGON

Arrive at Yangon International airport. Welcome by our tour guide. Check into the Hotel. Yangon sightseeing beings � Chauk Htat Kyi ( six story) Pagoda, Kandawgyi (Royal Lake), Baganlone Island, Karaweik Hall, Maha Wizaya Zedi (Great Conqueror) and Watch the sunset at Glorious Shwedagon Pagoda . Overnight in Yangon Hotel.

DAY-2 YANGON Ï¿½ HEHO BY FLIGHT

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for domestic flight to Heho. Upon arrival, transfer to Kalaw ( 32 km � 1? Hour ), a fresh and delightful hill station, on the rim of the Shan Plateau. On the way stop at a farming village where Pa-O and Shan people live. Nearby you will visit a small cave where Buddhist devotees set-up several Buddha statues. After lunch at local restaurant start with a walking tour through this peaceful place with an atmosphere reminiscent of the colonial area. Nowadays the town is a market center for ethnic minorities from surrounding regions. Overnight in Kalaw.

DAY- 3 KALAW TREKKING

Breakfast at Hotel, a 45 minutes drive will bring you to Myegya where your trekking guide is waiting for you. After approximately 3 hours hiking through tea-and cheroot leaf plantation you will reach Taung Myint Gyi village. Have a look around the Pao village, enjoy your lunch box and visit the beautiful monastery. Continue walking for another three hours through beautiful landscapes and small villages to Yasakyi village, a Palaung hill tribe village. The animist Palaung trip was amongst the earliest inhabitants in Myanmar and has kept to their tradition living with several families in �long-houses�, cultivating cash crops and tanapet for Burmese cheroot cigars. Overnight stop at the Palaung monastery or in a local house.

DAY-4 KALAW - PINDAYA

Myanmar style breakfast. Those who want to do it all can start early morning with the climb to Yasakyi peak ( 3 hours return ). Hike to another settlement and small mountain villages in the region before descending to Pindaya. You have a choice between several trails taking 4 to 8 hours trekking to reach the valley. Picnic lunch on the way. Overnight in Pindaya.

DAY-5 PINDAYA Ï¿½ INLAY

After breakfast visit Pindaya Caves, a unique site housing thousands of Buddha images placed there by pilgrims over the centuries.Drive to Nyaung Shwe ( 95km � 2? hours) and transfer approx. After lunch at a local restaurant on the lake you will start an excursion by boat on Inlay Lake to see the famous leg rowers, typical floating gardens, local method of fishing, village life and magnificent scenery. You will visits the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, one of the main principle shrines in Myanmar and dating back to the 18th century, the Nga Phe Kyaung Monestry, famous for its jumping cats trained by monks, the weaving village of Inpawkhon. Overnight in Inlay.

DAY-6 INLAY LAKE

After breakfast and depending on the water level, an excursion by boat to the Western Shore of Inlay Lake will take you to the beginning of a stair path leading to the hidden and unknown Inn Thein Pagoda complex. In the evening, transfer to the airport for domestic flight to Yangon. Overnight in Yangon.

DAY 7 DEPARTURE

Go shopping at Treasure Land, Gems and Handicrafts shop. Visit to Bogyoke Aung San Market ( Scott�s Market ) where one can buy many items in one place. Return to hotel. Transfer to airport for departure.

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