Let go of all pressure and stress on your leisure and recreation trip to Kalaw, the cooling hilltop colonial town on the rim of Shan State plateau 1400 meters above sea-level, and go back fully rejuvenated without any backlogs. A true ecotourism yoga escape in a peaceful environment. You then enjoy the picturesque of Inle Lake with its unique culture and interesting history.
Departure City: Yangon
Visit Cities: Yangon – Inle Lake – Indein
Duration: 4 Days 3 Nights
Departure: Daily, upon your request
Extendable with optional tours from Yangon
PRIVATE TOUR COST:Prices are quoted in US dollars per person double occupancy.
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- Discover a moment of tranquil mind with Meditation and Yoga.
- Trek through hill villages and green plantations of Kalaw
- Relax in beautiful spots with pure fresh air, good weather of tranquil Inle Lake.
Day 1: Heho arrival – Kalaw yoga class
Mingalabar! Arrive at Heho Airport, Burma Travel guide and driver will welcome you.
Enjoy a scenic drive to Kalaw with opportunities to stop and photograph the colourful farms and rolling hills of the Shan Plateau.
Check In Starting 12:00 Pm
12:00Pm Welcome drink
01:00Pm Vegetarian Lunch
03:00Pm Full body massage 90 minutes
05:00Pm Yoga Class
06:00Pm Meditation Session
07:30Pm Vegetarian Dinner
Meal: Lunch and Dinner
Accommodations: Kalaw Hill Lodge
Day 2: Yoga – Meditation Class
6.30 am Meditation session
7.00 am Yoga class
9.00-10.00am Vegetarian breakfast
10.00 -16:00pm Half Day Community Trail Trekking
Visit Local Buddhist monastery
Visit the Library
Walk to Nanthe: Danu Village
Explore the village, taste rice & plum wine
Lunch in Nepalese Village with Nepalese Food
5.00pm Yoga class
6.00pm Meditation session
7.30pm Vegetarian Dinner
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Kalaw Hill Lodge
Day 3: Eco tour- Inle Lake boat trip
Enjoy early morning activities include a visit to organic gardens and farm house where we experience working with buffalo, milking cows and feeding animal etc. After that, transfer to Inle Lake. This freshwater lake is the Myanmar’s second largest and measures about 70 square kilometres. There are an estimated 70,000 people living in more than 200 villages on or around the lake. To get a real sense of the lake’s expanse, you will take a longboat cruise navigating pass floating gardens and stilt houses, observe the “one-leg rowing technique” of the Intha fisherman with incredible balance. It’s indispensable to immerse yourselves in the magnificent view of peaceful lake and cascading mountains.
Journey by boat to the most outstanding sites, including: Phaungdawoo Pagoda, the holiest one of Inle Lake with five 800-year-old golden Buddha images. In the afternoon, you continue to Ngaphechaung monastery, the biggest and oldest one over Inle Lake. Here you observe the unique architecture, remarkable collection of Buddha images (But it’s best known for the ‘jumping cats’. In the past, they were trained to jump through hoops in the air). From here, you proceed to Nam Pan village; cigar house, cotton and lotus weaving factory of Intha people. Wrap up the fruitful day trip with fantastic sunset over the lake.
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake
Day 4: 5-day market – Indein boat trip
Boarding on boat again and sail toward Indein. En-route, you visit local 5-day market which is rotating between 5 different lakeside villages over 5-day period. The market is a unique culture; people all around the lake and mountains come here to exchange not only their daily products but also the indigenous cultures.
Finally, you reach Indein village. Take an easy walk through verdant bamboo groves to the hilltop of more than 1000 ruined stupas embracing the Shwe Indein pagoda in the middle. All were constructed during the 17th and 18th centuries. You then visit small communities that live along the lake.
If time permits, stop for some moments at Inthar Heritage House on the way back. The restaurant reflects the style and elegance of the Inthar. It’s also a hotel and catering school, a gallery and a Cat Sanctuary for nearly extinct Burmese cats.
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake
Day 5: Departure
Breakfast at hotel and free at leisure until transfer to Heho airport. Get ready for your onward flight. Thanks for traveling time with us.
- Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
- Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
- Service of English speaking guides in every location
- Full board meals with Vegetarian food only during 3 days 2 nights at Kalaw Lodge: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunch, 2 dinner (Water, tea, coffee included).
- Three Meditation session & 3 Yoga class morning and afternoon
- All entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions.
- One time X 90 mins Shiatsu massage
- One Half Day community trail trekking
- International flights
- Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
- Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
- Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
- Tips for guides and drivers
- Personal travel insurance
- Myanmar Visa fees (contact us for further information).