Yangon-Heho-Pindaya-Kalaw-Elephant Camp-Inle Lake 05 Days/04 Nights
Yangon International Airport
Arrive at Yangon International Airport. Welcome by MTE’s Guide and transfer to hotel. Leisure at hotel. . Spend the morning with an architecture expert who will walk with you through the city’s streets to learn about the historic monuments, their significance and the preservation efforts underway to ensure they are around for many years to come. Start Walking Tour from Minister Office, where General Aung San is being assassinated by Garuda U Saw. Then Move down toward to Post Office which is situated since early 1900s. And see First and foremost Hotel in Myanmar (Strand Hotel) which is stayed by some celebrity and also governor. Then walk down to Pansoedan Street, which is like Colonial building road in Myanmar. End at the front of City hall.
Lunch at Local Restaurant.
After Lunch, head to Scott Market which was built in early 1900, which is selling everything come from various places, Bagan, Mandalay, Shan State and other places. Recommend to bargain if you would like to buy anything. Then Move to Central Railway Station. The station was first built in 1877 by the British but destroyed by the retreating British in 1943 from advancing Japanese forces. The current station designed in traditional Burmese architectural style, making prominent use of indigenous tiered roofs called pyatthat, was completed in 1954, designed by U Tin. Yangon Central Railway Station has been designated a landmark building since 1996.
Catch Circular Train around 14:00. Take a ride like 30 minutes to hledan stop and seeing around Local Market. Walk down to Yangon University, where all of Massive protest born from it. And also see Convocation hall, (which has rumor – whenever outside of convocation hall is renovated, there is big protest which is concerned with students will happen). After that Check how Daw Aung San Su Kyi front gate is look like (not accept any visitor). Then Finally move to ShweDagon Pagoda - the great golden stupa in the bell shape rising 99 meters above its base and gilded with 5.5 tons of pure gold by devout Buddhists over centuries. See how color change when the sun set. Then Go down from East Gate and blend into Local Market.
Dinner at Lcoal Restaurant.
Move Back To Hotel.
After Breakfast at Hotel, Move to Yangon Domestic Airport to catch flight to Heho. Upon arrival in Heho, you will proceed by road directly to Pindaya (59 km – 2 hour), a quiet town on the banks of the serene Botoloke Lake. Home to the local Danu people, Pindaya can only be reached by small and windy roads which snake their way through mountain ranges from Mandalay, Inle Lake, or Bagan. Visit the renowned Pindaya caves, a unique site housing thousands of Buddha images estimated to have been formed more than 200 million years ago. The opening of the cave involves a walk past the Shwe U Min Pagodas – giant white stupas which climb out of the ground.
Continue on a narrow, winding and historic road (50km – 1 ½ hour) through the Shan Hills to Kalaw, a unique settlement that is situated on the perimeter of the Shan Plateau, which serves as a bazaar for many ethnic groups from the surrounding regions.
After Breakfast at your hotel, around 9 am, move to Elephant camp, see and feel how nature is beautiful and also see how mahout life.
Together with mahout, Feeding and bathing elephant, (riding elephant will cost extra charge).
Lunch at Elephant camp
After Lunch, move to Inle Lake, Upon your arrival in Nyaung Shwe, move to Hotel on the lake.
After Breakfast at Hotel, Sightseeing at Inle. Sightseeing at 5 day floating market places, (according to day when you arrive to Inle Lake), Weaving Factory, Silver Smith Workshop, Cheroot Factory where you could taste how our traditional Cigar and cigarette are special.
Lunch at Local Restaurant.
Then Moving back to Inle lake and go to Nga Phe Chaung Monastery, (which is famous once upon a time because of jumping cats. Most of them are dead by now and some are overweight, no longer able to jump). And Also Phuang Daw Oo Pagoda(which is really famous and legendary because of its super natural cases while that pagoda was bringing around to be paid homage, 60 years ago), if you have some spirit to see more pagoda you could go and check. Then move to near that pagoda and walking around how Inntha (tribe who is living in Inle Lake).
Heading back to hotel (if time permit, going around Floating island and try to step on that floating island by assistant of Boat driver. He could check where you could step. Stand upon that floating thing or not is upon your desire).
After Breakfast at Hotel, move to Heho Domestic Airport, and fly back to Yangon. Depending on your international flight schedule, it’s time to bid farewell from this amazing country. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to do as you please until your departure flight. In good time your private car will transfer to Yangon International Airport.