This 5 day tour may be taken before or after a Pandaw expedition cruise. Such an experience of the magical Shan hills with its many ethnic peoples, can only complement the great vistas and rich life of the Irrawaddy valley that unfold before you on a Pandaw cruise. Hotels are of good standard and guide services of a high level.
Day 1: Mandalay - Heho - Pindaya by flight. Disembark at RV Pandaw and transfer to Mandalay airport for departure to Heho. Arrive at Heho airport and drive up to Pindaya - a small quiet town famous for its millions years old caves deposited with thousands of pagodas during the past centuries. On the way, enjoy the scenic view of the mountains and the countryside. Lunch at a restaurant in Pindaya. After lunch, sightseeing Pindaya Cave, traditional Shan paper making and umbrella making cottage industry. Dinner and overnight at Conqueror hotel. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 2: Pindaya - Kalaw - Inle. After breakfast at hotel, morning drive to Kalaw (2 hours drive from Pindaya). Arrive at Kalaw and sightseeing Kalaw. Lunch at Kalaw. After lunch, continue drive up to Inle Lake (2:30 hours drive from Kalaw) - the second biggest lake in Myanmar famous for its unique leg-rowers and the scenic beauty of its sprawling lake. Transfer to hotel for check-in. After check in, sightseeing Inle by boat. Tour highlights are Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda; famous for it five Buddha images enshrined in the temple, Ngaphechaung Monastery; well known because of jumping cats, traditional ways of fishing and floating Gardens. Overnight at Golden Island Cottage Hotel. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3: Inle Lake. After breakfast, continue Inle Lake sightseeing include Indain village with its idyllic 16th century pagodas. We can also visit to Inpawkhone village; famous for its Silk weaving hand looms. Lunch at a restaurant. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Inle.
Day 4: Inle - Heho - Yangon. After breakfast at hotel, drive to Heho airport for departure to Yangon by flight. Arrival at Yangon International Airport. Transfer to hotel and after lunch, sightseeing around the downtown area and visit Scott Market. Dinner at a restaurant and overnight at hotel in Yangon.
Day 5: Yangon Departure. Transfer to Yangon International airport for departure.
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