Colorful Shan Expedition Tour

Colourful Shan Expedition

Tour Info

Yangon- Kyaing Tone -Inle - Taunggyi - Pindaya - Kalaw- Yangon
( 14 Days / 13 nights )

Trip Overview

“Colorful Shan Expedition Tour” is combination of Shan cultural land marks and mountain villages. It is designed for travelers who want to visit mountain tribal villages to see way of life and authentic cultural of mountain minorities. We do recommend this tour to make an extension from your main trip for tribal photography. In our experiences, most of the travelers choose this tour if they have more than 14 days on their first time in Myanmar. Otherwise, they will try this tour as their second trip.

 

colorful-shan-expeditionIncluded Main Highlights

  • World famous Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon 
  • All popular historical sites in Yangon
  • Palaung, Akhar, Ann, Shan and etc. villages in Kyinetone
  • Sightseeing by boat to see the way of life of the tribal people on the water in Inle Lake
  • A visit to capital of Shan State, Taunggyi
  • Over 5000 Buddha Status in Pindaya Cave
  • Visiting colorful hill tribe villages in Inle Lake and Kalaw
 

Tour Facts & Info:

Tour Code : TEC : 002
Trip Duation : 14 Days / 13 Nights
Accommodation: 13-night accommodation will be at the hotel ( B & B). You can choose any type of hotel at all destinations
Transportation: All ground transportation will be by a private car at each destination, a private boat on the lake and domestic flights as mention on the detail itinerary
Meals: All meals can be paid locally and can be included on your package
Guide Service: You can choose local station guide services at each destination or escorted throughout professional tour guide service for the whole trip
Recommended: We do recommend from 1pax to 18 pax
Group Size:  
Age range: Any age
Time to visit: Throughout the year round.
Wifi Available: You can get wifi services at any hotel on all destinations
 

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Itinerary

Yangon- Kyaing Tone -Inle - Taunggyi - Pindaya - Kalaw- Yangon
( 14 Days / 13 nights )

Day 1.Yangon Arrival

On your arrival at Yangon International Airport, one of our representatives will pick you up and transfer you to a hotel for your refreshment for a while. Depending upon your arrival time, visit half day Yangon sightseeing or full day sightseeing. Dinner and overnight will be at the hotel in Yangon.

 

Day 2 .Yangon Sightseeing

Today, start a full day Yangon sightseeing from Shwedagon pagoda, it is the most popular land mark of Myanmar and beautifully majestic pagoda all over the world. Located on the highest hill of Yangon and also is a 99.9 meters tall, it dominated town. After visiting Shwedagon pagoda, drive to colorful vegetable Thirimingalar Market. And then, transfer you to the downtown for city tour, visit historic Botahtaung pagoda, Strand hotel which is one of the most famous historic colonial buildings in Asia and earliest 5 star hotel in the country and river site of Yangon. Walking among the beautiful colonial style buildings and visit 2000 year old Sule pagoda will be highlight of today sightseeing. After lunch, proceed to Chaukhtatgyi reclining Buddha image and Ngahtatgyi sitting Buddha image. After that, walk around the China town to see the real life of the people in the city. Overnight will be at the same hotel in Yangon.

 

Day 3.Yangon- Kyaing tong by flihgt

Before lunch that is at Batbaw Village, have an imaginary moment at Auriga forest camp on the bank of Kasnkha River subsequent to the truck trip on the mountain. In the intermission includes a short stop at Magweza for full grasp of used energy prior to the continuity to Ratbaw Village for night stop. The destination for the day program is one of the largest Lizu villages, standing on the mountain, and there sightseeing will provide the view of easy-minded lifestyles of the villagers for the increment of local knowledge. It will be another full day adventure driving in the deep forest. If time permit, you can make short trekking on the way. Evergreen forest, small stream, bird’s call and nature will serve you to be pleasure.

 

Day 4.Kyaingtong Sightseeing

Today, we will visit beautiful morning market to see colorful hill tribes and trading of their home make products. In the market, you should try their delicious foods, snacks and noodle soup. After visiting local central market, make a visit to Akha and Lahu tribes village which lies on the hill sides. After one hour driving, we will need trek to get their villages. There, we will observe their ways of life, custom and how they living in their traditional houses. After visiting the whole day in the villages, back to the town and take your time easy. Overnight will be at the same hotel in Kyaingtong.

 

Day 5.Kyaingtong sightseeing

Get up early morning, and see the water-buffalo market. After visiting morning market, explore Akha and Enn tribes who are living in Pin Tauk villages. Enjoy the beautiful Shan Mountain ranges by trekking through a trail in the lush forest hill. We will meet some villagers and visit to their traditional houses, enjoy your time in these interesting villagers. After that, proceed to Wan Pauk village, located on the way back to hotel to see Palaung tribe with silver ring on their bodies. Overnight stay will be at the same hotel.

 

Day 6.Kyaingtong sightseeing

After breakfast, we will visit ancient Loi villages. After two hour driving, leave our car and start trek to Wa San and WaNyat village. In these villages, most of the relative groups are living together in a long hut as one unique community group in their traditional way. Six or seven families are living together in a house mostly. Most of them are hunter and always depend on the forests. After visiting in their villages, same way back to the hotel. On the way back, we will visit some more villages if time permit. Overnight stay will be at the same hotel in Kyaingtong.

 

Day 7.Kyaing Tone - Inle

In the morning, we will visit nearby villages or colorful central market again for handmade local products of Shan state. Taking afternoon flight to Heho, you will have a good time on Inle Lake . On your arrival at Heho, we’ll go to Inle to discover lifestyle of the Innthar people who live in the highest lake of the country. It is the second largest lake and lies among the hazy blue mountain of the Shan mountain range. Leg rolling fisher men, floating tomato gardens, weaving and silver smith villages are unique attraction of the lake. We’ll enjoy the beautiful sunset on boat and check in to the hotel in the evening. The scenery of the beautiful sunset on the shoulder of hazy blue mountain range behind the lake will send you to be in paradise. Night stop will be at a hotel.

 

Day 8.Inle Lake Sightseeing

After breakfast at the hotel, start Inle sightseeing to see the a lot of fisherman, floating market, floating villages and it’s vegetable islands, silk weaving and black smith workshops and PhaungDawOo pagoda which is famous as the holiest pace of the lake for 11th century style five golden Buddha stauts. After have a lunch at a restaurant on the lake, we will visit Jumping Cat Monastery. In the evening, back to the hotel and enjoy the beautiful sunset on boat. Overnight will be at the same hotel on the lake.

 

Day 9.Inle – Indein

At the beginning of the day, initiate the trek, which takes about two and a half hours, up to the top of Mt. Barbulone, where achieve the moment of the best panoramic view of the mountain full of forests and will see the ice-capped mountain range of Himalayas if fortunately. After the summit-rest, trek again along the downward trend to Namti camp lied at the top of Namti hill to have dinner and night stay after the hard hike.

 

Day 10.Inle- Pindaya

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to a small town, Nyaung Shwe by boat and drive to Pindaya Cave which is famous for his over 3000 Bhddha images made of different materials in different period. Hiding on the rocky cliff of forest mountain, it was found in 1981. Entering in the cave will take you to be in old Buddha image museum of Shan tribes. In the evening, we will visit Bamboo umbrella, paper factories and Pindaya Lake . Walking in the small tome will give you good experiences . Overnight stay will be at a hotel in Pindaya.

 

Day 11.Pindaya- Kalaw

Visiting morning market is one of the highlights of the Kalaw sightseeing. Kalaw is one the most popular trekking divisions in Myanmar. It is famous as a former old British hill station with colonial buildings and trekking paradise for nature lovers. It line on the 4000 ft mountain range and surrounded by green pine forest hills. The lovely cold climate and colorful mountain trips are the main attraction of the trekking in Kalaw. So, after morning market sightseeing, start our trekking from the misty hill station. After trekking among the pine forest, visit Peinnepin Palaung trips' village. Sightseeing in the village will take about 30 minutes and continue to Taungni village for another one and half hour on the hill side. We will make sightseeing in the village and have our lunch at a traditional house. After lunch, continue our trekking to a big Shan village. In the evening, arrive at Ywataw village and take your time easy and proceed back to our hotel to finish our unique trekking experience on the Shan mountain range. We will have traditional Shan dinner and overnight stay at the same hotel.

 

Day 13.Kalaw – Yangon by car and flight

After leisure morning at Kalaw, proceed to Heho airport for your flight to Yangon. Arrive at Yangon and take your private time in the commercial city of the country. After check in hotel, you can make some more sightseeing in Yangon or take your time easy. One night stop at a hotel in Yangon will make you to be refreshment again for your long Shan Expedition with us.

 

Day 14.Yangon ( Departure )

After breakfast at hotel, visit morning market and drive to Kalaw. On the way, we’ll take our times for photography and see colorful vegetable plantations on the mountain range. In Kalaw, we will visit laquer-ware Buddha image monastery and made a short trekking trip to a hill village. In the evening, take a rest at the famous British hill station by strolling among the old colonial buildings of British. We will have dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Kalaw.

 

To get a discount or promotion rate for single, family or group travelers, please Contact Us. One of our experts will get back to you within 24 hours.

 

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