After check out at your hotel in Yangon, you will be picked up to catch the flight to Heho (Inle-Lake). Upon arrival in Heho, we provide a private transfer to your hotel in Kalaw. On the way you stop at a farming village of Pa-O and Shan people. Nearby you can also visit a small cave where Buddhist devotees set up several Buddha statues. After lunch, walk through Kalaw, a peaceful place with an atmosphere reminiscent of the colonial area. Nowadays the town is a market center for ethnic minorities from surrounding regions.
After breakfast, transfer to the trekking point Myin Ka. Your trekking tour from Myin Ka to Say Ti Kone village lasts approximately three hours. Lunch will be served at the Oo Min monastery. Afterwards, continue the trekking tour to Naung Ye (Paoh village) for about four hours. On the way you can enjoy a fantastic endless view. As you arrive, you will stay at Mway Taw monastery.
After a traditional burmese breakfast at the monastery, you will walk around Ye Poak, Nan Khone and Whla Sin (Danu villages) for approximately four hours. Continue to another Danu village, Pwe Pyat, where lunch will be served in a local's house. After around three hours hiking through tea-and cheroot leaf plantations, you will reach Taung Myint Gyi village. Have a look around the Pa-O village and visit the beautiful monastery.
After breakfast, walk for approximately two hours through beautiful landscapes and small villages to Yasakyi, a Palaung hill tribe village. The Palaung people belong to the earliest inhabitants in Myanmar and have kept to their tradition living with several families in long-houses, cultivating cash crops and tanapet for Burmese cheroot cigars. A soft walk to see Kya Inn (Danu Village) will give you insight into the life of the Danu people. After a short break, continue to another Danu village Htut Ni for about two hours. Lunch will be served at a local house. Hike to another settlement and small mountain villages around the region before reaching Pindaya.
After breakfast at your hotel visit the Pindaya Caves - a unique site housing thousands of Buddha images placed there by pilgrims over the last centuries. Afterwards we will provide a private transfer to your hotel in Nyaung Shwe (Inle-Lake). The afternoon is at your leisure.
Enjoy a comfortable trip by boat this morning on the Inle-Lake, known for its leg rowers, floating villages and gardens. You will gain insight into the everyday life of the Intha, who mostly live in wooden houses built on tall stilts, and learn about their methods of fishing and gardening. Afterwards, you will visit the Hpaung Daw U Pagoda and the silk weaving village Inpawkhon. Here artisans produce one of the most expensive and rarest textiles in the world: silk made from lotus flowers. In the afternoon, transfer to Heho Airport to catch the flight to Yangon. An arrival transfer to your hotel in Yangon is provided.
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