Tour overview

(THAI/MYANMAR BORDER CROSSING AT TACHILEIK)

Tour Code: MYRT017E
07 DAYS / 06 NIGHTS
Validity: 01.11.2019-30.09.2020
Type: Private
Start: Upon domestic flight schedules
TACHILEIK – KYAING TONG – KALAW – INLE LAKE – YANGON

• Explore ethnic life and see their cultures in Loimwe area, Kyaing Tong
• Trek through hill villages and gree plantations of Kalaw
• Experience charming and interesting train ride to Shwe Nyaung
• Discover local floating life on Inle Lake

TOUR PRICE
01.11.2019- 30.04.2020

PAX (ENGLISH STATION GUIDES) PRICE PER PERSON (SUPERIOR CATEGORY)
1 PAX USD 2,061.-
2 PAX USD 1,367.-
3 – 4 PAX USD 1,240.-
5 – 7 PAX USD 1089.-
Single Supplement USD 253.-

01.05.2020 – 30.09.2020

PAX (ENGLISH STATION GUIDES) PRICE PER PERSON (SUPERIOR CATEGORY)
1 PAX USD 2,106.-
2 PAX USD 1,464.-
3 – 4 PAX USD 1442.-
5 – 7 PAX USD 1295.-
Single Supplement USD 253.-

Rates mentioned above are based on sharing Twin or Double and per person.
Please add Single Supplement for any odd number of pax or pax requesting SGL rooms.
There might the surcharge for one way transfer to Tachileik airport if you will have to fly by the flight THL-HEH.

THROUGHOUT GUIDE SUPPLEMENT

LANGUAGE 1PAX 2-6 PAX 7 PAX
English Speaking Throughout Guide USD 299.- USD 292.- USD 266.-
French Speaking Throughout Guide USD 379.- USD 372.- USD 350.-
Spanish Speaking Throughout Guide USD 339.- USD 332.- USD 308.-
Russia Speaking Throughout Guide USD 379.- USD 372.- USD 350.-

Rates are net and in USD (per group).

ACCOMODATION

CITY SUPERIOR CATEGORY
Kyaing Tong Amazing Kyaing Tong Resort (3*) Deluxe
Kalaw Dream Mountain Resort (3*) Deluxe
Inle Lake HupinKhaungDaing Resort (3*)

Lake Front Deluxe Cottage or Mountain View Chalet (ROH)

Accommodation in hotels is subject to availability. If the listed hotel is fully booked, alternate accommodation will be booked within the same hotel category without surcharge/reduction. If no hotel in same category available, we preserve the right to apply a surcharge for any higher category or a reduction for any lower category. All hotel ratings are according to the local accreditation authority. Compulsory surcharges and meal options apply during peak holiday period such as Christmas, & New Year. These will be advised at the time of booking or at any time should the hotel apply on an ad hoc basis.

Suggest travel days according to Airlines

ROUTE FLIGHT SCHEDULE DAY
Kyaing Tong-Heho UB-414, 12:50-13:35 Mon, Wed
Kyaing Tong-Heho UB-414, 14:20-14:55 Fri
Kyaing Tong-Heho UB-414, 11:00-11:50 Sun
Kyaing Tong-Heho YH-738, 15:05-16:00 Sun, Wed, Fri

REMARK:
This program is adjusted depend on the permission of Government for Day 2 and it will be operated accordingly the domestic flight schedule for Day 3 (Kyaing Tong-Heho).

Included

  • All described sightseeing as in program above
  • Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Boat transfer and sightseeing as per program
  • Accommodation in hotels with daily breakfast
  • Domestic flight tickets for 2-sectors with airport tax
  • English-speaking local guides in each destination as per program detail
  • Admission fees to indicated sights
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (Meals: B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Trekking services as per program
  • Domestic gov’t tax and service charge

Not Included

  • International air tickets
  • Visa fees
  • Travel Insurance in all kinds
  • Meals: if not mentioned in itinerary
  • Compulsory Meals
  • Tip, drinks, any personal expenses
  • Early check-in and late check-out
  • All early and late airport transfers
  • Supplement for throughout guide service for any language other than English-Speaking local guides in each destination
  • Camera / video fees
  • Any services not mentioned in the program
  • Laundry, telephone calls and any other expenditure of a personal nature

DAY 01: TACHILEIK-KYAING TONG RECONNAISSANCE WALK

After immigration & customs formalities at the Thai/Myanmar border check point not later than 10:00AM (Myanmar Local Time),transfer from Tachileikto Kyaing Tong by overland. Upon arrival,transfer to your hotel for check-in. Take the time for a leisurely walk through down town Kyaing Tong. We will visitat Wat Mahabodhi Vipassana (a forest-style monastery) and Yat Taw Mu Buddha Statue. After that, pass by Sawbwar House,on Mine Yenroad. Afternoon, start with Wat Pha Jao Lung (Maha Myat Muni Buddha Statue). Make a brief stop attheChineseBuddhistTemple.Then,notfarfromthere,visit WatIn.Itfeaturesanimpressivecollectionof ancientwoodenandgildedBuddhaimages. Finally,proceedtoWatJongKham,a central landmarkin downtown Kyaing Tong.Return to your hotel late afternoon. Return to your hotel early evening.
Overnight in Kyaing Tong

DAY 02: KYAING TONG-HO LAP-LOIMWE-KYAING TONG

Today you will experience an active day of Ho Lap villages in the southerneast of Kyaing Tong, 1:30 hour driving in the direction of Loimwe. You will trek through Ho Lap villages and learn more about the life of the Akhain this very remote area. Continue to Naung Cho villages of Lahu people and Wa village. Enjoy picnic lunch. Return to Kyaing Tong and transfer to your hotel.
(B, L)
Breakfast at hotel, Picnic lunch at village
Overnight in Kyaing Tong

DAY 03: KYAING TONG – HEHO - KALAW

Enjoy your day to visit the highlights of Kyaing Tong area such as the Central Market. Return to your hotel for check- out and transfer to Kyaing Tong airport for your departure flight to Heho. Upon arrival in Heho, transfer to Kalaw, a former British hillstation, also home to a variety of ethnic minorities including Shan, Pa-O, Danu, Palaung ,andothers.
(B)
Breakfast at hotel
Overnight in Kalaw

DAY 04: KALAW-YWAR THIT-TAR YAW-VIEW POINT-KALAW

After breakfast, start your trekking day from your hotel to YwarThit village (Plaung Tribes) about 3Hrs walking, walk through Shan mountains with overhead views and through tea plantations and mountain rice plantation. Walk down to the village with stunning view of Shan Mountains. Upon arrival at YwarThitvillage, take the short rest by drinking local green tea and see the life of Palaung tribes. From there, continueto Tar Yaw village (PalaungTribes) by walking 20 mins and visit a monastery in the village and see the life of monks. Visit also the local primary school in the village. After 45 mins walking up to the View Point with stunning view to have lunch there with local green tea, 02:30Hrs walking down hill to kalaw on a relax walk by passing through the protected forest area of Kalaw and return back to your hotel.
(B, L)
Breakfast at hotel, Picnic lunch at village
Overnight in Kakalw

DAY 05: KALAW-SHWE NYAUNG-NYAUNG SHWE-INLE LAKE

After breakfast, first visit the local and colorful Kalaw morning market (closes on full moon days and on moon days). Many ethnic groups come down from the hillsides around to sell their produce, and buy commodities to take back home for their own needs. Transfer to Kalaw railway station for Shwe Nyaung (Departure around 11:40Hrs). Climb aboard and get ready for one of the most colourful, charming and interesting train rides on offer in Myanmar. The ride takes about 3 ½ hours to Shwe Nyaung, the schedule arrival around 14:50Hrs. During the ride enjoy often nice landscapes, colorful scenery, and people working in the fields. Marvel at sympathetic throngs and the bustle at the small train stations, and the activity on the train itself.The train chugs out of Kalaw station and stops at a number of minor stations for the purpose of offloading and uploading passengers and goods. In practice, such short stops can take a few minutes up to 30 min. depending on how much cargo is to be handled at any particular station. Arrival Shwe Nyaung railway station, get off the train, then by road to your hotel by car for check-in.
(Please note that due to safety reasons night transfers by boat on the lake are not allowed by company policy. Thank you for your understanding!)

Remark: If there may be Tharsi-Shwe Nyaung train schedule is cancelled or delayed over 2hr, you must take car transfer as alternative way.
(B)
Breakfast at hotel
Overnight in Inle (NyaungShwe / Inle Lake)

DAY 06: INLE LAKE-MAING THAUK-INLE LAKE

Breakfast,getintoyourlongtailboatforthetransfertoMaingThaukVillage. Thevillagewasbeautifulsetinavalley surroundedbymountainsandhadasectionofInleLakerunningthroughitwheretheoccasionalboatwouldcomepast. There is hilltopmonasteryandpagodaattheeastern shoreofInleLake,roofingMaingThaukvillage. Thewalktakesaround2hoursroundtripand, althoughuphill,therouteisnotsteep.Alongthewaytherearevillagesandsugarcaneplantations. Farmersare harvestingsugarcannow. ContinuetoNgaPheKyaung andPhaungDawOoPagoda. Transferbackbyboatto yourhotel.
(Please note that due to safety reasons night transfers by boat on the lake are not allowed by company policy. Thank you for your understanding!)
(B)
Breakfast at hotel
Overnight in Inle (NyaungShwe / Inle Lake)

DAY 07: INLE LAKE-HEHO-YANGON

Afterbreakfast, land transferto Hehoairportforyourdeparture flightto Yangon.
(Remark: End of service for arrival in Yangon and you could extend the tour with Focus Asia.)
(B)
Breakfast at hotel