Best Trek from Bagan to Inle 11 days

Routing: Yangon – Bagan – Mt. Popa – Kalaw – Inle Lake – Yangon

Best Highlights of the tour


  • Cycling to remote villages in Bagan
  • Stunning Hot Air Balloon over Stupas at Bagan
  • Enjoy easy hiking to Mt Popa
  • Trekking to Kalaw and overnight in local monastery
  • Going inside jungle surrounding Inle lake
  • Discover the hidden Jumping Cat pagoda
  • Joining local market in Indien and visit Pa-O people house
  • You will not miss the best highlights of Yangon city
Soft Adventure for Real Myanmar tour is a perfect combination of classic rout spotlighted by fantastic, fun easy physical challenges. The activities will be various from early rise, hiking to stone steps, biking in semi-dessert paths to humid jungle trails to reach remote villages. The tour which will burn your energy quite quickly is still suitable for almost range of physical level. And most importantly, your rewards back are stunning views, amazing people of wonderful Myanmar

Day 01 : Arrival in Yangon
Warm greeting to Myanmar – the land of golden pagodas and temples
A transfer is included from Yangon airport to your hotel.
Our welcomed dinner will be served with fine Burmese buffet and beautiful cultural show.
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon
Meal: Welcome dinner


Day 02 : Yangon – Bagan Cycling tour
Depart Yangon for Bagan by air in early morning. Arrive the land of Heritage just after 1 hours. We will have some time to relax before starting our biking tour.
Our tour begins with the visit to Nyaung U market, the typical market of Bagan region with some interesting trading activities. After that, we will visit Shwezigon pagoda, the only golden spire in Bagan with unique architecture.
In the afternoon, we will visit the biggest temples of Bagan including Htilomino, Ananda pagoda. Indulge yourself in the sunset cruise on Irrawaddy river.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan
Meal: Breakfast


Day 03: Bagan Hot Air Balloon - Mt. Popa
Get up early for our most wanted activities in Bagan - Hot Air Balloon. Drive to Nyang U area, here we will start flying up by Balloon to see get stunning view of Bagan. Up on the sky with much wider view, you will understand why Bagan is called the land of thousand stupas.
We will wait for sunrise over Bagaon from Balloon which is truly magical. Get off the Balloon after about 45 minutes fly. We will head east to visit Bagan villages, Mt. Popa monastery and national park.
Accommodation: Hotel in Mt. Popa
Meal: Breakfast


Day 04 : Mt. Popa - Kalaw
Continue our journey to Kalaw, the hill station that remains the charm of British Colonial with styled houses and gardens. Upon arrival, our tour guide will show you the uniqueness of this town and surely you will like the weather here.
Accommodation: Hotel in Mt Popa
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 05: Kalaw trekking
Today, we will enjoy a trekking up and down hill to visit local tribes, experience their daily life. From Pa-O village to Palaung habitat, we will discover the differences in culture and lifestyle while you are offered to behold the great mountain view from your trekking route.
Homestay in a local monastery
Accommodation: Local monastery
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 06 : Trekking to Inle Lake
Get up with the sound of nature and keep your pace downhill toward Inle Lake. Upon your arrival, our boat man will await to transfer you to your resort.
Enjoy your comfort with our resort in Inle Lake.
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinne
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Day 07: Inle Lake discovery
A full day tour will bring you to the floating garden, fishing village, boat-making village and silk villages of Intha people. There are many traditions that are unlike in this area and for sure they will impress you much.
We will visit Jumping Cat pagoda before enjoy the sunset by the lake side.
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake
Meal: Breakfast

Day 08: Inle Lake - Indein - PaO villages
The 5 days market of Indein which happens in different village every day is our highlight of this day. We will see Pa-O tribes in their traditional dresses and observe the floating market which takes places mostly on boat.
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake
Meal: Breakfast


Day 09: Inle Lake - Yangon (Flight)
Rest on your own until our driver come to pick you up for the transfer to Heho Airport.
Boarding the flight back to Yangon.
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon
Meal: Breakfast


Day 10 : Yangon city tour
This day is to explore the charm of Yangon city starting from Sule pagoda to Colonial buildings including City Hall, Emmanuel church.... to Chinese temple and town.
In the afternoon, we will do some shopping at Scott market, the biggest market in Myanmar, being famous of its gems, jewelry, handicrafts.
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon
Meal: Breakfast


Day 11 : Yangon departure
Rest on your own until our driver come to pick you up for your flight back home.
Accommodation: Not available
Meal: Breakfast
Group size Price guide (USD/person)

Services and Activities included:

1. Tour start and ends at Yangon Airport - Myanmar
2. You will be escorted by private English speaking guides (on spots).
3. Your car is private with air-conditioning.
4. 02 Domestic flights included are from Yangon - Bagan, Inle Lake - Yangon
5. Meals are daily breakfasts and 01 welcome dinner
6. Boat trips as mentioned in itinerary
7. Biking rentals as indicated in programs
8. Overnight at Local monastery and permission
9. Entrance fees where requested.
10. Your accommodation are twin sharing, 3 star standards mixed with local monastery accommodation - basic, clean conditions
11. This tour is subject to single supplement if requested
12. Trip price valid until 31 December 2014. Traveling on Christmas Eve and New Year Eve may subject to surcharge


Note: Myanmar Now is changing day by day since our country opens, the price of the tour may change at the visiting time. Please feel free to contact us for price while proceeding with the tour.

Tour Exclusions:

Visa arrangement, Drinks when you are traveling, personal expenses and others not mentioned

Best time to go this tour
Period for best enjoy: from October to February because this is the coolest time of the year. You can easily enjoy outdoor activities and sightseeing
Period for best value: remain time of the year when is considered as low season and you can enjoy discounts and offers. Please note:
From March to May is dry season. In semi-dessert areas such as Mandalay or Bagan, they can be very hot, but other higher areas such as Inle lake, weather is still cool and comfortable
From June to September is monsoon season. In coastal regions, like Yangon, and hilly places, such as Inle lake, you may be caught by heavy, sudden rains but in Mandalay or Bagan it hardy sees rainfall during this time

Physical rating of this tour: 3 stars
These trips are a relaxing break. You don't have to worry about doing anything physically demanding unless you want to.
Some easy physical activities included in your trip. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the journey.
it will raise your heartbeat. Some moderate physical activities such as several walking in fairly distance are included. A good level of fitness is required
Be prepared for some serious physical activity. The majority of activities included on this trip will be challenging. The fitter you are, the more you'll enjoy your holiday.
Our highest physical rating. Get ready for a heart-pumping adventure with plenty of challenges and some extreme conditions. You'll be required to be seriously fit for this trip as difficult activities are included.
For the trek on this trip the general rule is you will need to be very fit and the more preparation you have done for it, the more you will enjoy it. You will be walking with your day pack, with the possibility of extreme variations in temperature. We recommend that you undertake regular aerobic exercise in the months before you travel, particularly if you are not in the habit of regular exercise. Doing mountain walks or climbing long stair cases with a pack is good preparation (try putting a few bricks in your pack for real training). Walking, jogging, swimming or riding a bike are all good ways to increase your aerobic fitness, which will allow you to enjoy the trek to its fullest.

Meals introduction
While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There's no obligation to do this though.

Meals included and additions: 
13 breakfasts and 01 dinner included
Meals additions to this tour: 10US$/person for lunch and 12US$/person for dinner or total: 272US$/person

Important notes
ACCOMODATION IN MYANMAR:
As tourism infrastructure is starting to develop, you may find the accommodation standards to be lower than in other Asian countries. Since Burma has recently become a popular tourist destination, pricing is also inflated due to demand, and at times our hotels can change as bookings are bumped by hotels charging a higher price to other travellers. Please be patient with any last minute hotel changes, and please be aware that often although the price of the accommodation is quite high due to demand, some hotel standards can be quite basic.

HOT AIR BALOONING IN BAGAN:
There is a company which operates hot air ballooning flights in Bagan. Such flights only take place around sunrise for about an hour and are entirely subject to suitable weather conditions, especially low wind conditions and good visibility. In the hotter times of the year, the number of passengers who can be carried within required safety parameters reduces considerably. It is not possible for us to make bookings for hot-air ballooning in advance of our arrival in Pagan. If any clients wish to make a booking at that time, we can then provide contact details for the ballooning company who can then advise if they have any vacancies for the following day. As at March 2013 the cost of such flights was about US$300. Such flights are not a part of any service offered by Peregrine and any participants will be required to sign indemnity releases provided by the ballooning company.

Passports and Visas 
It is each traveler's responsibility to have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel and a visa if required. Please check whether your nationality in Myanmar Visa exemption list, otherwise you do need to have your VISA done before going. Please check the information at our Myanmar Visa guide for specific. 

Cell Phones & Calling Cards 
You may wish to carry a cell phone while traveling. Check with your cell phone provider if your phone will work in the destination(s) you are visiting. Myanmar service is dominated by the GMS technology standard, while some of the world such as U.S uses the incompatible CDMA standard. We suggest that you should check carefully or you may incur high international roaming fees. 
However, the SIM card in Myanmar is not very popular and still quite expensive. You may need to check with your service providers for roaming fees when taking tours to Myanmar
When dialing a number from one country to another, you should proceed as follows: dial your country's Exit Code + destination Country Code + Phone Number. Country Code of Myanmar is 95
 
Wireless Internet Access 
Passengers traveling with WiFi enabled devices (such as a personal computer, smartphone, tablet, or digital audio player) may be able to connect to the internet via a wireless network access point (or hotspot). WiFi access in hotels and/or cruise lines often involves a fee which, in some cases, can be very expensive. 
Please ask your hotel receptionist to avoid unexpected charges.
 
Credit Card Usages and Currency 
Myanmar’s national currency, the kyat (pronounced chat, and abbreviated K) is divided into the following banknotes: K1, K5, K10, K20, K50, K100, K200, K500 and K1000. Travellers should ensure they arrive in Myanmar with their entire travel budget in US dollars, as ATMs are still very hard to come by (although this may change)
For credit/debit cards, surprised tourists in Yangon found themselves helpless when trying to use them. However, a couple of high-end hotels in Yangon and Mandalay are able to accept credit cards, and sometimes give cash back. This is done via a processing system linked outside the country, Singapore or Vietnam, and is at the mercy of internet connections
  
Trip Preparation 
A little pre-planning can make your trip go a lot smoother. Several weeks before your trip, make a list of what you will need to take with you. Make sure your personal documents (passports, visas, driver’s license) are in order and that you have enough prescription medications to last through the trip. We suggest that you make photocopies of passports, visas, personal ID and any other important travel documents and pack them separately from the originals. Pack a list of medications including dosage and generic names. 
If you lose the originals while traveling, you'll have copies for easier reporting and replacement. You may consider bringing a small supply of over the counter medications for headaches and/or anti-diarrhea pills. We recommend that you pack a portable alarm clock. Avoid placing valuables such as cameras in your checked luggage.

Tour at Glance

Trip Duration:

11 days 10 nights


Activity:

Culture Tour, Hiking, Ballon Ride, Boat Ride, SightSeeing, Trekking, Nature Explore,


Group size:

Min: 2

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Max: 12


Transportation:


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  • Day by Day Program:


    Day 01: Yangon Arrival
    Day 02: Yangon - Bagan cycling
    Day 03: Bagan Hot Air Balloon - Mt. Popa 
    Day 04: Mt. Popa - Kalaw
    Day 05: Kalaw trekking 
    Day 06: Trekking to Inle Lake
    Day 07: Inle Lake discovery
    Day 08: Inle Lake - Indein
    Day 09: Inle Lake - Yangon 
    Day 10: Yangon city tour 
    Day 11: Yangon departure

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