Day 01 : Mandalay – Kalaw
In the morning transfer to the bus station and take a local express bus to Kalaw. On arrival at (about 3:00 pm) Kalaw, you can take the taxi on your own (or), even the walking is possible to find your hotel easily (you will be advised exact address and phone No.).
In the evening you will have a time for your exploration in Kalaw. It located in the hill station of Shan State, with a laid back atmosphere, refreshing climate, and scenic views. At Kalaw's heart is its market, where villagers from the surrounding hills come to sell their products.
Overnight at hotel in Kalaw
Day 02: Kalaw trekking to Inle
Early morning drive to Thayepoo village (1 hr ), the starting point of the two days trekking to Khaung Dine ( Inle). Your local guide will introduce you to the villagers along the way and will show you the local way of life. You will stop at Supan Inn, a Danu and Taung Yoe Village for lunch. Only a 30 mins away is a bathing place where you can have a bath and then proceed to Chaunggyi Pauk a typical Taung Yoe Village. This village is well known for bamboo mattresses and handicrafts. Dinner at Chaunggyi Pauk ( but can not have the bath ).
Overnight at local village
Day 03: trekking – Inle
In the morning it is only 2.5 hrs walk from Chaunggyi Pauk to Hot Spa, the only place where you can go for the hot bath. Then proceed by car to Khaung Dine at the north-western shore of the Inle lake. This Intha village is well known for the production of soybean cakes and noodles. Then here transfer by boat to your hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Nyaung Shwe
Day 04: Inle – Indein
Today our guide will lead you to visit Indein, one of the small villages of Inle lake located on the western bank of the lake. Then back to Inle lake and traverse the lake and its tradition.
You will go to Indein along the small, foliage-cloaked canal winds through the reeds to the lakeside. You will see incredibly atmospheric despite the crowds. By climbing along the stairway, you can notice so many small Stupas (Zedi) and most constructed in the 17th and 18th Centuries before reaching to the Shwe Inn Thein Paya. The highlight is to see the local life in the rural village and distinguish Shan-style small Stupas.
You can observe the daily life of the remarkable Rower of local fisherman and ethnic people who inhabit on the Inle Lake for centuries and their traditional houses build on stilts. You will also enjoy the fresh atmosphere of the lake cold water and gorgeous scenery. This tour includes Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, local handicraft industries such as silver making, silk, cotton, lotus weaving factory, cheroots making, etc. Overnight at hotel in Nyaung Shwe
Day 05: Inle departure
Airport transfer to Heho will be arranged by Myanmar Upper Land.
Today is departure day and depending on your request where you have to head again from Inle, Shan State. We will provide the appropriate proposal for your flight ticket booking (or) if you would like to continue with other short packages from us.