Top Notch Tours

Myanmar has many wonderful places to see and lots of things to explore although it is still in the state of developing and visitors may encounter its poor infrastructure and slow transportation system. But apart from this inconvenience, one will understand the glorious nature of Myanmar once being experienced.

Gold Backed's Top Notch Tours

Tour Code: (GB - TN 02) 2016 - 2017
Yangon - Heho - Inle - Kalaw - Heho - Kyaing Tong - Yangon
[ 10 Day / 9 Night ]

Day 01

Bangkok - Yangon

  Welcome by the local guide at Yangon International Airport. Transfer, check in hotel. City tour around Sule Pagoda with independent monument, Chaukhtutgyi Reclining Buddha Image, Kandawgyi Park, Bogyoke market & Shwedagon Pagoda - rising nearly 100 metres decorated with pure gold. Myanmar cuisine dinner at good outside Restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02

Yangon - Heho - Inle

  After check out hotel transfer to airport to leave for Heho. Arrive Heho & direct drive to Nyaung Shwe then boat ride to hotel in Lake Inle. Visit by boat for it's " leg-rower " leg rowing Inthas ( the fisherman stand at the stern of the boat on one leg & wrap the other around the oar to propel the boat ), typical floating gardens, local method of fishing, Phaung Daw oo pagoda & Jumping cap monastery. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day 03

Inle - Kalaw

  Breakfast. Visit Market Day to observe the quite beautiful life of traditional tribes --- Intha, Shan, Taungthu, Taung Yo, Danu & Myanmar. In the afternoon check out hotel & transfer to Nyaung Shwe. Visit Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery & proceed to Kalaw. Kalwa is a favorite Hill Station & famous for it's cool climate, also a good place of trekking amidst mountain scenery. Check in hotel & sightseeing to Hindu Temple, Catholic Charch, Orphange, Umin Gu, Banboo PagodaKalaw Station & Colonel buildings. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04

Kalaw ( Trekking )

  After breakfast you will be taken for 6 hours trekking trip to the Palaung Village about 17 km from Kalaw. You can see the tea, fruit & vegetable plantations on the slope of the hill & beautiful panoramic view. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05

Kalaw - Heho - Kyaing Tong


After breakfast visit Kalaw Market. Then check out hotel & transfer to Heho Airport for leaving Kyaing Tong. Arrive Kyaing Tong & check in hotel. Visit Thittapin Taung Hill -- the 245 years old tree planted by King Alaung Paya of Third Myanmar Empire - for panoramic views over Kyaing Tong. Proceed to Standing Buddha, Mahamyatmuni Pagoda, the old palace of Saw Bwa (Shan Chief), the tomb of Kyaing Tong Saw Bwa, famous Noung Tong Lake and then traditional Shan Style lacquer ware work shop. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06

Kyaing Tong

  After breakfast visit Pin Tauk area --- the villages of Akha and Enn tribes. Some are baptized, some tribes still animists. The Enn are an ethnic group which tourists have found particularly interesting labeling them the " Black Teeth ". Akha and Lahu villages, see their daily activities, especially their traditional way of weaving and enjoy the magnificent view of the landscape as well. The trek walk is not difficult and can be done slowly. They live on the higher slopes. They have distinctively different costumes and beliefs from the other tribes. Take lunch at Pin Tauk water-fall. Late afternoon come back to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07

Kyaing Tong


After breakfast drive approximately 25 minute to Palaung tribe village ( Wan Pauk ). The Palaung tribe are known locally as " Sliver " Palaungs. A branch of the same tribe, locally called " Gold " Palaung, live in Northern Shan States. Three hours hiking from there is white Lahu villages, kunpe-1 and kunpe-2, White Lahu & Black Lahu are the same tribes. Trekking through forests, Valleys and gorges is very fascinating. Return to Kyaing Tong. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08

Kyaing Tong

  Breakfast. Today sightseeing in Kyaing Tong are the lively Kyaing Tong market - a district tribal forlk, a remanents of a wall still remain, the golden spires of several dominate the town, the Kyaing Tong Spa & RCM church in Nyaung Kan. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09

Kyaing Tong - Yangon

  After breakfast morning visit to Kyaing Tong Central Market & Water Buffalo Market at the outskirts of town. Visit " Akha " village 9 km north east of Kyaing Tong. In the afternoon transfer to airport for flight back to Yangon. Check in hotel. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10

Departure Yangon

  Breakfast. Check out hotel & transfer to Yangon International Airport for departure flight.

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