Incredible Yangon to Inle Trek Trip 09 days

Routing: Yangon – Golden Rock – Bago – Taungoo – Inle Lake – Yangon

Best Highlights of the tour


  • Hiking to Golden Rock summit where enjoy magic sunset
  • Trekking into Taungoo where once was the capital of Mon kingdom
  • Discover Pindaya where you encounter many ethnics
  • Take part in one of 5-days markets in Inle lake area
  • Visit pagodas and Pa-O people in Kakku which are hardly known about
  • Getting all highlights of Myanmar and Hsinbyume paya at top of Mt. Meru
  • Admire British Colonial buildings in Yangon
With Myanmar Discover Adventure, we will show you as much beauty of the country as possible. We combine in this adventure journey some energy burning activities with culture and religion exploration. You will discover temples and stupas in Yangon, Bagan while enjoy easy trekking to jungle paths of Inle lake to meet ethnic people or join in local markets of Pa-O then fun horse cart riding in Pyin Oo Lwin. This Myanmar adventure will end up in Bagan where you can see some most special pagodas with its own aspects for which it’s famous

Day 01: Yangon arrival (D)
Upon arrival at Yangon airport, you will be greeted for the hotel transfer. Enjoy your first visit in
Yangon with a leisurely walk in Shwedagon, Chaukhtatgyi, Ngatatgyi pagoda which features the holy pilgrimage sites with golden stupas, diamondized spires. Join us for the welcome dinner with exceptional cultural show.
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon
Meal: Welcome dinner


Day 02: Yangon – Kyaiktiyo (Golden Rock) (B)
After breakfast, overland drive to Kyaingtiyo to go to the Golden Rock (driving hour about 4 hours). One the way, we visit to Htaukkyant War Cemetery. Then proceed to overland driving to Golden Rock. Arrive at pilgrim-village is a starting point to the famous Golden Rock. From our hotel in Kyaikhtiyo we first take a truck and then enjoy the trekking to Golden Rock, it will take about 1 hour up the hill to enjoy the sunset at the Golden Rock. The famous 'Golden Rock' is a sacred, massive gold-leafed boulder delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff near the top of Mt. Kyaingtiyo and it is one of the most revered Buddhist shrines.
Accommodation: Hotel in Golden Rock
Meal: Breakfast


Day 03 :Golden Rock – Bago – Taungoo (B)
Early sunrise time, strolling around the hill sites for an unforgettable experience of Golden Rock then return to hotel for breakfast there. Continue your drive back to Yangon by coach. On the way, visit to Bago, located only 80 km, was an ancient capital of Mon Kingdom in 15th century and enjoy the Bago sightseeing including Shwethalyaung Reclining Buddha (55 metres long), Shwemawdaw Pagoda, Myo Ma Local Market, 28 meter high huge Buddha Image of Kyaikpun Pagoda, Chinese Kwanyin Temple and upon your interest, you can visit the Kanbawzathardi Palace of King Bayinnaung. An optional visit is included on the way continue to Taungoo (approx 5 hours) through main land in Myanmar.
Accommodation: Hotel in Taungoo
Meal: Breakfast


Day 04: Taungoo – Inle Lake (B)
Start your trip drive through main land in Myanmar to Inle Lake (approx 10 hours). Drive up through pine-clad hills to Taunggyi, capital of Southern Shan State and a former British hill station. Visit the small hill tribe museum, a cheroot factory and drive to the top of the hills for views over the city and surrounding countryside. Late afternoon, drive to Nyaungshwe on the edge of Inle Lake. If time permits you may visit Joss house of ruling Shan Sawbwa who was the first president at Myanmar independent.
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle lake
Meal: Breakfast


Day 05: Inle Lake – Pindaya – Nyaungshwe (B)
Drive to Pindaya in the morning. This mountainous area is famous for its cave which is full of Buddha statues. As you travel further into Shan state, you will encounter different ethnic minorities. Take a breathtaking walk to visit local villages, experience the way local people plan tea, rice, flowers. We then continue the trip with 2 hour drive to Nyang Shwe town. Start boarding the boat to do sightseeing in Inle Lake from stilt villages of silk weaving, black smith and boat making.  The sightseeing covers the cultural interaction with local people and the unique Jumping Cat pagoda.
Relax by the lake when the sunset comes.
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle lake
Meal: Breakfast


Day 06: Inle Lake – Indein – Pa O village (B)
Visit one of the most unique market on Inle lake which happens 5 days in different villages in Inlay area: the Indein market. There is no better chance to behold the scene of Pa-O, Padang tribes in their traditional dresses.
Our guide will offer you some visit to local habitat of Pa-O people in Indein.
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle lake
Meal: Breakfast


Day 07: Inle Lake – Taunggyi – Kakku (B)
Leave your hotel by boat and drive up through pine-clad hills to Taunggyi, capital of Southern Shan State and a former British hill station. Visit the local market where minority people sell their produce and a cheroot factory.  Just a couple of hours from Taunggyi, discover the "long lost" ruins of Kak Ku in countryside inhabited by the Pa O people. Kakku pagoda is very unusual and little is known about its origins. The Pa O people believe that the original pagoda was built on the site some 2,000 years ago. Dozens of small stupas surround the main pagoda in a huge circle. You can wander through the stupas which are decorated with fine stucco work and Buddha images. Visit one of the many Pa O villages near Kakku and see a huge monastery on the way back to Taunggyi. Transfer back to Nyaungshwe where you will board your boat return to your hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle lake
Meal: Breakfast


Day 08: Inle Lake – Yangon City Tour (B) (Flight)
Taking afternoon flight back to Yangon. We then continue to explore the charm of Yangon city with visits to Colonial buildings including City Hall, Emmanuel church and Chinese temple. In the afternoon, we will discover outskirt of Yangon as the trip brings us a short visit to Thanlyin, formerly known as Syriam. Return to Yangon then free at leisure.
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon
Meal: Breakfast

     
Day 09: Yangon departure (B)
A guided tour this day will take you to Sule pagoda and the downtown of Yangon. Take your time for some souvenir at Scott market, the biggest market in Yangon famed for gems, jewelry, wood products and handicrafts. Leaving Yangon for your home with your beautiful memory of
Myanmar!
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, professional biking English speaking guides (on spots).
3. Your car for transferring is private with air-conditioning.
4. 01 Domestic flights included are from Inle Lake - Yangon
6. Meals are daily breakfasts, 01 welcome dinner, packed snack on biking routes
7. Jetty ride, boat trips as mentioned in itinerary
8. Entrance fees where requested.
9. Your accommodation are twin sharing, 3 star standards
10. This tour is subject to single supplement if requested
11. 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:

- Drinks and Meals not mentioned.
- Tips and personal expenses.
- Insurance.

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: 
15 breakfasts and 01 dinner included
Meals additions to this tour: 10US$/person for lunch and 12US$/person for dinner or total: 318US$/person

Important notes
ACCOMMODATION 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 travelers. 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 BALLOONING 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:

9 days 8 nights


Activity:

Hiking, Boat Ride, SightSeeing, Trekking, Moutain Climbing,


Group size:

Min: 2

,

Max: 12


Transportation:


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    Accommodation:


  • Day by Day Program:


    Day 01 : Yangon arrival (D)
    Day 02 : Yangon – Golden Rock (B)
    Day 03 : Bago – Taungoo (B)
    Day 04 : Taungoo – Inle Lake (B)
    Day 05 : Inle lake – Pindaya – Nyaungshwe (B)
    Day 06 : Inle Lake – Indein (B)
    Day 07 : Inle Lake – Taunggyi – Kakku (B)
    Day 08 : Inle Lake –  Yangon (B)
    Day 09 : Yangon Departure (B)

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