Kalaw Trekking and more 08 days

Routing: Yangon - Bagan - Kalaw deep trek - Inle Lake - Yagon

Best Highlights of the tour


  • Best highlights of Yangon, Bagan and Inle Lake
  • Visit charming hill British Station in Kalaw
  • Trekking in to villages and lunch at Danu monastery
  • Fantastic trekking to local villages through scenic bamboo forests
  • Tranquil stay in at local monastery in Kalaw
  • Admiring local life and colorful culture of ethnics around Inle Lake
  • Magnificent nature and culture of Burmese diversified people
A half challenge adventure tours to Myanmar takes you to the bests of the country in very different ways. We will take you to Kalaw where the Indian and Nepalese culture will blend your travel tastes. Here is a British station located but moreover this is the habitat of hundred ethnics. We offer you a stay at local home with villagers where you can witness their real life with your own eyes. The stunning scenery and colorful local life will spotlight your adventure before reaching to Inle lake to explore the wild but friendly tribal lives on legend Irrawaddy bank.

Day 01 : Arrival in Yangon (D)
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 (B) (Flight)
Rise up early for a flight to Bagan in the morning.
Enjoy your full day discovering the highlights of Bagan which boasts soe 2500 temples and ruins. This famous archaeological site brings us to the holy history of ancient Bagan capital with the development of Buddhism .As we travel further into the land of temple spires, Htilomino, Gawdamgangyi, Ananda and Shwezigontemples will attract your sense of curiosity with a profound impression. The highlight of this day is the sunset from the second highest temple the Shwenandaw.
Accommodation: Bagan hotel
Meal: breakfast


Day 03: Bagan - Kalaw (B, L, D)
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 Kalaw
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 04: Kalaw trekking to Lupyin Village - Sharpin Village-Nanthalathe Village
After breakfast at hotel, start our trekking in the pine forest. It is very pleasant and peaceful place. It will be cold, situated about 4000ft from the sea level. After one and half hour trekking, visit Lupyin village, a small village von Danu tribes and there are about 30 houses in the village. And then, continue our trekking to Sharpin village for an hour. Visit old Danu monastery and lunch there. After lunch, trekking among the pine forest and cross the vegetable farms on the mountains. In the evening, arrive Nanthalathe village for our night stop. See Danu people and their way of life in the village. Enjoy the sunset on a hill near the monastery. Dinner and overnight stay at monastery.
Accommodation: Local monastery
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
Day 05: Nanthalathe Village-Bawhinnkone Village-Konehla Village-Pathtopuk Village-Htethein Village
In the early morning, breakfast at monastery and proceed to bawhninkone village. It is one of the big Pao villages and there are 300 houses and nearly one thousand people live together. On the mountain there are not many trees in that area. Visit Konehla, a small Danu village. Most of the people grow the vegetable and rice. They use buffalos and cows for their farming and transportation on the mountain. Lunch at a Danu tradition house and take a rest and observe their daily activity. After lunch, we do trekking again to Pat Hto Puk Pao village for one hour trekking and then proceed half hours trekking to a farming area through bamboo forests, you will be Htethein village. It is our night stop village. There is an old Pao Buddhist monastery. It will be about 100 years old and about 25 months are live there. Dinner and over night at that monastery.
 Accommodation: Local monastery
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 06: Htethein Village-Kyauksu Village-Than Taung Village-Inle Lake
In the morning, trekking up and down with sunrise. After another one hour trekking on the flat area, visit Kyauksu village. See another different tribe of Taung Thu people. All of them use their black colour traditional costumes and live only on the mountain area. Visit another Pao village, Nyu. After sightseeing, trekking among the vegetable farms and trekking on the stones for half an hour down trekking among the forest rocky mountain. Trekking along a small stream among the bamboo forest, visit Than Taung village. It is an Inthar village and lies on the bank on the Inle lake. Lunch at a traditional house and take a rest. After that, proceed to the bank of the lake and take our private boat to transfer to our hotel in the Inle Lake. After one hour boat driving, check in hotel. Enjoy the sunset from your room and dinner at hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake
Meal: Breakfast


Day 07: Inle Lake - Yangon (B) (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 08: Yangon city tour - departure (B)
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.
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. (Not throughout ).
3. Your car is private with air-conditioning.
4. 02 Domestic flights included are from Yangon - Bagan, Heho - Yangon
5. Meals are daily breakfasts and 01 welcome dinner
6. Boat trips as mentioned in itinerary
7. Entrance fees where requested.
8. Your accommodation are twin sharing, 3 star standards mixed with overnight stays at Local Monastery at basic, clean conditions
9. This tour is subject to single supplement if requested
10. 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: 4 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: 
09 breakfasts and 01 dinner included
Meals additions to this tour: 10US$/person for lunch and 12US$/person for dinner or total: 198US$/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:

8 days 7 nights


Activity:

Culture Tour, Hiking, SightSeeing, Trekking, Nature Explore, Moutain Climbing,


Group size:

Min: 2

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Max: 12


Transportation:


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  • Day by Day Program:


    Day 01 : Arrival in Yangon
    Day 02 : Yangon – Bagan
    Day 03: Bagan - Kalaw
    Day 04: Villages trekking
    Day 05: Villages trekking
    Day 06: trekking - boat to Inle Lake
    Day 07: Inle Lake - Yangon
    Day 08: Yangon departure

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