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Gold Backed Special (GBS - 05) 2008/2009

Shan State Glory
Yangon - Heho - Kalaw - Pindaya
[ 8 Day / 7 Night ]

Day 01

Arrival Yangon


Arrive Yangon Int'l Airport. Transfer to hotel. Some highlights of Yangon sightseeing --- Sule Pagoda at the heart of city, Maha Bandoola Park with Independence monument, photo stop at Karaweik hall - a royal floating barge, National Museum to see the 8 meters high Golden Lion Throne & Mandalay Royal Regalia, Chaukhtutgyi Reclining Buddha, Bogyoke Market with hundreds of stores & Shwedagon Pagoda. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02

Yangon - Heho - Kalaw

  Breakfast.Transfer to Airport to fly Heho by do flight. Arrive Heho & guide will take you to Kalaw by car. Check in hotel. Sightseeing in Kalaw. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03

Kalaw - Phaung Taw ( Danu Village ) ( 2.5 hours )

  After breakfast, leave hotel from Kalaw with trekking guide and porters for whole day trekking to the South East of Shan mountain ranges, passing through some Pa O, Palaung and Da Nu villages -- Myinn Kut ( Pa O & Danu ) village, Zedi Kone ( Pa O & Danu ), Naung Ye ( Pa O ) village & Phaung Taw ( Danu ). Overnight at Phaung Taw.
Day 04

Phaung Taw - Yasakyi ( Palaung village ) ( 3 - 4 hours. )

  Early morning trekking from Paung Taw to Myinemue ( Danu ) village, Kyaung Soe Kone ( Danu village, Tat Poke ( Danu ) village, min Taing Pin ( Danu ), lunch at Myin Twin ( Danu ) village. And then proceed to Taung Myint Gyi ( Palaung ) village, Yasakyi ( Palaung ) village. Palaung is animist tribe considered to be one of the earliest people to set up in Myanmar, Up to now, they have stick to their traditional way life. The most significant element being their long house which several families stayed together, earning a living from the cultivation of seasonal crops and Say Ywat Kyi leaves used by the Burmese home made cigar to wrap the cheroot. Overnight at Yasakyi.
Day 05

Yasakyi - Taung Paw Gyi - Pindaya

  After breakfast, early morning trekking to Mount Yasakyi about 7000 ft above sea level, the spacious that offers you panoramic views. Continue to trek Htut Ni, then back to Pindaya & overnight at hotel.
Day 06

Pindaya - Lake Inle

  After breakfast visit Pindaya Cave - thousands of Buddha Images placed there by pilgrims over many centuries & Shan Umbrella home industry. Then drive back to Nyaung Shwe then boat ride to hotel in Lake Inle. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07

Lake Inle - Heho - Yangon

  After breakfast The famous sites to see --- floating garden, The floating market, leg rowers, native ways of fishing, traditional weaving industries, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda & jumping cat monastery. Check out hotel & transfer to Heho Airport to leave Yangon. Arrive Yangon & transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08

Yangon Departure


After breakfast transfer to Yangon International Airport for departure flight.

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