Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Heho, Inle Sightseeing (-, -, -)

After breakfast, transfer to Yangon Airport for a flight to Heho where a scenic one-hour drive leads to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway village to Inle Lake. Along the way, stop at the wooden Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery which features beautiful carvings and a collection of Buddha images. Start with a visit to the Nyaung Shwe morning market where locals gather every morning to buy and sell fresh produce from the lake and its surroundings. Take a tour by local trishaw the bustling canal and watch the boats unload their produce for distribution to markets around the country. Visit the ‘tomato house’, a warehouse where produce is sorted and priced for sale.

Upon reaching the edges of Inle Lake, board a private motorboat for a river cruise past Intha villages built on stilts over the lake and floating garden. Also, observe the leg-rowing fishermen. Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, housing five sacred Buddha images covered too much in gold leaf and make the Buddha Images to disappear its, original shape and form instead become look like a big chunk of Golden Mushroom. Then return to land for your overnight stay.

Overnight at Nyaung Shwe / Inle Lake

Day 02: Lwekhaw Village Trekking (B, L,D)

From Nyaung Shwe take a TukTuk to the trekking starting point near Kanne reservoir. Then walk  up through several plantations such as grape, turmeric, corn, cheroot leave and avocado to Lwekhaw. On the way, take a rest at the top of mountain to enjoy the panoramic view overlooking Inle Lake and its environment. A traditional style lunch will be served at Lwekhaw community house by the villagers.

After lunch, do some sightseeing around Lwekhaw (CBT project village) and walk up Lwekhaw Mountain, culminating at an altitude of 1520m above sea level. The mountain is being conserved as community forest and you can discover various kinds of birds. The sunset view can be enjoyed when you reach to the top of the mountain.

Distance = 10 km, Walking Hour = 4hrs (approximate)

Trek condition = 60% up & 40% flat

Overnight at Community house

Day 03: CBT project Village (B, L, D)

After breakfast a community village guide will take you to meet with the villagers and join with them to work in their farm where you can experience the livelihood of local people. Then collect fresh vegetables and some ingredients from the farms for later cooking. You can participate in the preparation of lunch and learn traditional cooking methods with local recipes in the house of your host.

After lunch break, a community village guide leads you to meet with some villagers in the village to listen to storytelling. After that, visit to the meditation center and you can try to take meditation at the same time. In the evening, we get back to community house for relaxing by viewing sunset before dinner. After dinner, the villagers will entertain you by playing their own musical instruments and demonstrating ways of their dance.

Overnight at Community House

Day 04: Pongtel Village – Lwelem village – Maingthauk (B,L,D)

After breakfast, we will leave from the community house at 9:00 AM to trek to Pongtel village. You can visit around that village and have a chat with local families to experience their way of life. Continue to Lwelem village for lunch. Tea, orange, avocado, and turmeric plantations can be seen along the trail. Thereafter, walk down a rocky trail from Lwelem to Maingthauk Bridge. Return to your hotel by boat.

Distance = 10 km, Walking Hour = 4hrs (approximate)

Trek condition = 60% down, 10% up & 30% flat

Overnight at Nyaung Shwe / Inle Lake

Day 05: Heho Departure (B, -, -)

After breakfast this morning transfer to the airport for the flight to Yangon.

(Your hotel room is available until 12:00. If you are departing later, you can ask the hotel to keep the luggages. A late check-out is possible upon availability with some charge.)

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Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • accommodation inc. breakfast (B)
  • other meals as detailed in the itinerary (L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • local specialized tour guide (English-speaking, other languages available on request)
  • cultural show, fishing equipments
  • all transfers
  • boat tours and air-conditioned car/van transportation as detailed in the itinerary
  • domestic flight mentioned in the itinerary
  • sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary inc. entrance fees

What is NOT included in the tour

  • international  flights from and to your country of origin
  • travel insurance
  • meals other than those explicitly mentioned, drinks, tips and personal expenses
  • visa fees
Pickup point
Directions.
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