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3 Days 2 Nights
Kalaw, Pindaya, Inle
Min Age : 6+
Max People : 30
Highlight of Tour
  • Discover Pindaya and learn Shan paper and umbrella making
  • Live like a local for a night in Danu village 
  • Trek along field, forest and village for 4 – 7 hours
  • Discover Inle lake by boat and learn how to make Buremes cigar  and taste
  • Watch sunset over vineyard while tasting delicious local wine
Tour Overview
Physical RateModerate
Minimum Age6+
Service LevelBasic

Basic Service

Simple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport.


1 Breakfast


Travel Style


By private A/C Vehicle

Kalaw Sightseing & Pindaya Sightseeing


This price include basic accommodation. But if you like to upgrade only accommodation, there is option to choose at booking form.

Accommodation Option

Standard ( 3 to 3.5 Star Hotel )

Standard room is featured with private room, Air-condition, attached bath room. Complimentary breakfast included.
2 star, 2.5 star and 3 star hotel mixed.
This option is for peoples who like to stay calm and private during holiday. Arrange with very reasonable budget.
1- Local Home Stay ( Kalaw)
2-Royal Nyaung Shwe Hotel ( Nyaung Shwe)

Guide : Optional

This is self guided tour, mainly arranged for transportation, accommodations for smooth of travel. If you love to enjoy trip with our knowledgeable funny local guide, you can add guide service at the payment page (the page after fill up your personal information)


Price Includes

  • All private landed transfers within the tour by air-conditioned vehicle
  • 1 Night in shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast
  • Car Transfer from Kalaw to Danu Village by open trek
  • English Speaking Trekking Guide
  • Meals on trekking
  • 1 Night Accommodation at local house
  • Boat ride in Inle' Lake
  • Carry Porter Service
  • 1 local sim card and 1 GB data for each traveler
  • 1 Gift traditional bag with useful things
  • Government tax and service charges

Price Excludes

  • Tourist visa & International air ticket
  • Driver Tips & Guide tips
  • Drink & Beverage ,Laundry
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Item not mentioned in services include
  • Entrance Fees for the visits mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance

Note: Long trek and short trek can be adjusted upon customer’s prior request.

  • Long trekking up to 7 and half hours
  • Short trekking up to 2 and half hours

Day 1- Welcome Moment

Arrive at any time. Welcome by your driver and drive to Pindaya. Visit the Pindaya Caves and local workshop, observing how the local making umbrellas and shan paper from the mulberry tree. Afterwards, drive to Kalaw and visit the Hnee Pagoda, Thein Taung Pagoda and Monastery. Your guide will take you to the village and arrive at homestay. Chance to learn about some of the local traditions and culture.

Day 2 – Kalaw Trekking

Bid farewell to the homestay and embark on the narrow route to the trekking start point. Passing through small villages and seasonal crops along the way. Enjoy half day trekking and entering Kalaw by other way. After that, get on a private transfer to Nyaung Shwe. Experience amazing sunset at vineyard visit in Nyaung Shwe.

Day 3 – A Day at Inle Lake

Spend the boat trip through famous Inle Lake. Follow the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, traditional silk-weaving house, cheroot factory and floating gardens. Finish by snapping a photo of the leg-rowing fishermen reflecting in the lake and enjoy the sense of accomplishment.
In the evening, return to the hotel to relax or leave Inle lake behind and fly back to Yangon.



Day 1Kalaw & Pindaya Sightseeing

Upon arrival to Heho airport or Kalaw be welcomed by the guide and make an onward transfer to Pindaya. Embark on a scenic drive through Shan State, first stopping at Pindaya Market, a typical rural market selling an array of food and dry goods. Then continue to Pindaya Caves to explore this incredible complex. This multi-chambered cave system is filled with hundreds of Buddha statues and is a popular pilgrimage spot for locals. We then visit a local workshop making umbrellas and paper from the mulberry tree. This is one of the few areas in Myanmar still practicing this fast disappearing craft.
Then, transfer to Kalaw, is a former colonial British hill station, with local and colonial style houses. Its altitude ensures that the weather is cool throughout the year.

Start with a visit to Hnee Pagoda in the south west of the town, a 500 year old pagoda home to a bamboo Buddha statue. From there it is a leisurely 40 minute walk to the centre of Kalaw. As with many towns in Myanmar the market lies at the heart of Kalaw and is a hub of activity in the morning when villagers from the surrounding hills come to sell their wares. During the walk to the market there are several reminders of the British colonial period, especially the architecture.
After that walk up to Thein Taung Pagoda and Monastery, just north of the market. The steep walk up the stairs offers great views of Kalaw and the surrounding hills.
Thein Taung Paya is a good spot to visit in Kalaw as it is located on a hillside and allows you vistas over the main market and the city center.

Set off in the evening with a knowledgeable local guide. Take a local truck or motor bike ride away from town and then it’s time to hit the trails!
Be excited, because tonight we will have the exciting experience of staying the night in a local homestay.

Day 2Kalaw Trekking

After a local breakfast at your homestay, be ready to start trekking at 07.00am. Today we will walk through traditional villages with fantastic views and seasonal crops. During the trek, pass over the mountains, hills, beautiful villages, farms, paddies fields and farm animals.
Along the way we will visit local farmer house in the village and walk through tea plantation and mandarin orange groves. We will continue walking to view point where we have lunch while looking at the beautiful view. After lunch, we trek back to Kalaw by other way. Then, transfer to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway to Inle Lake. This evening we will unwind with a vineyard visit at sunset in Nyaung Shwe.
Overnight at Nyaung Shwe.

Day 3A Day at Inle Lake

Get ready for an exciting day in one of Myanmar’s most wonderful regions.
We will have the privilege of taking a comfortable, private boat to enjoy our journey across the lake, passing through villages with stilted houses, and floating gardens built up from strips of water hyacinth and mud and anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles. Along the way we will see the famous leg-rowing fishermen who steer their boats with incredible balance.
Afterwards, we will head to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary. Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda contains five sacred Buddha images and houses several royal barges that are used during the pagoda’s annual festival.
We will then proceed to the village of Inpawkhone where we will have the opportunity to observe the traditional silk-weaving techniques of Inthar people. Inpawkhone is also known for weaving with the stems of lotus flowers, a time-consuming process that results in high quality materials famous throughout the country. We can also visit a cheroot factory where local Burmese cigars are rolled by hand.
Next stop is the fascinating Inthar Heritage House. Here we will learn more about the history and culture of the lake’s indigenous people and enjoy a delicious Shan lunch.
Continue sightseeing on the lake, take a stroll through one of the lakeside villages. This afternoon we will return to the hotel to relax or depart the unforgettable Inle Lake and fly back to the Yangon.

Additional Information

Trekking period and route can be adjusted as per your needs and your physical situation. Normal people can walk like 2 hours before lunch and 2 hours after lunch  but it can be adjusted up to 7 hours trek.

Note: this package is not suite for special need person.

Number of Pax        2       3       4 5-6 7-10
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Suzanne S

Couple Traveller

We highly recommend this company. We had an amazing day, and was treated so well with cold water and towels to freshen up each time we returned to the air conditioned minivan.

February 8, 2020

Philip b

Couple Traveller

Our trekking Guide was excellent! He shared many insights into the Myanmar culture that made it very interesting. He was funny, informative and flexible. I would 100% recommend him. We have been on many tours over the years and this was the best. Our driver was also very funny and had cold cloths. He provided water and Wi-Fi in the car. The food was amazing on our trekking tour and the sights on our regular tour were all amazing. I would highly recommend using this private tour if you want a customized experience of the best places to see Myanmar.

January 26, 2020