Sense of Shan Hill Biking And Trekking – 9 Days

Sense of Shan Hill Biking And Trekking – 9 Days

Within a week, we will discover the rural area of Myanmar with the prominent features. Begin with Heho and your bike and explore the area of Kalaw. Then we move to Pindaya and visit its caves, mountains as well as the local villages with unique attires and cultures before stop at InleLake with special leg-rowing style.

Destinations: Kalaw –> Pindaya caves –>  Inle Lake

Description: Within a week, we will discover the rural area of Myanmar with the prominent features. Begin with Heho and your bike and explore the area of Kalaw. Then we move to Pindaya and visit its caves, mountains as well as the local villages with unique attires and cultures before stop at InleLake with special leg-rowing style.

Highlights of this tour

  • Cycling to British Hill Station of Kalaw, Heho
  • Visit the monasteries in Palaung
  • Trekking to Pindaya and visit local villages and caves
  • Enjoy the wonderful view of InleLake on a local boat
  • Taking part in many interesting activities like fishing or swimming
  • Meet the local in InleLake and visit their house and experience their daily life

Day 01: Yangon Arrival & Sightseeing

Day 02 : Yangon-Heho to Kalaw Cycling

Day 03 : Kalaw to Pindaya Trekking

Day 04 : Trekking the Pindaya Highlands

Day 05 : Trek to Pindaya (Half Day Trekking)

Day 06 : Pindaya – Inle (Cycling)

Day 07 : Inle Sightseeing (boat)

Day 08 : Inle-Heho-Yangon ( B , L , D )

Day 09: Yangon Departure  ( B )

Day 01: Yangon Arrival & Sightseeing (by private air con car with English Speaking Guide)

Meal : Lunch, dinner

Biking Distance : No

Upon arrival at airport, after luggage collection, you will be welcome by local tour guide. Depending on the arrival time, these visits can be included; Downtown Area with the Old City Hall and take a stroll along Colonial Buildings ending at the old Strand Hotel, the adjacent Australian Embassy, Her Majesty British Embassy, and Red-bricked General Post Office, Mawtin Jetty to enjoy the riverside activities, Kandawgyi Park to relax, Chaukhtetgyi Reclining Buddha image which is the biggest one in Yangon.

In the evening, visit the most significant pagoda, Shwedagon, which the global scholars describe as One of Wonders in the World. Shwedagon plays very important role in the Old Burmese History not only standing as the holiest structure for the Buddhist all over the world. Enjoy the sunset from nearly 26- century years old Most Glorious Buddhist Shrine.

Day 02 : Yangon-Heho to Kalaw Cycling

Activities : Cycle to the former British hill station of Kalaw, explore pine forests sand colonial houses

Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, dinner

Biking Distance : 55 km

Itinerary : Pick up from your hotel to transfer airport fly Heho. Then  cycling to the former British hill station will open our journey of Kalaw after we arrive at Heho Airport. On the way, you can stop at any restaurant for lunch. In the afternoon, you can visit the surrounding pine forests and colonial houses as well as enjoy the cool mountain air.
Stay overnight at Dream Villa, Kalaw.

Day 03 : Kalaw to Pindaya Trekking

Activities : Visit Pindaya, Palaung villages and local monasteries and homestay

Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Biking Distance : 45 km

Itinerary : A trekking to Pindaya will heat you up before we reach Palaung tribe villages those are considered as the earliest inhabitants of Myanmar. There, you can experience the daily life of them and their custom and culture like the seasonal crops, attires, etc. In the evening, we will have a delicious dinner at a local house after visiting local monasteries.
Stay overnight at monastery or homestay in YwadawVillage.

Day 04 : Trekking the Pindaya Highlands

Activities : Visit tribal villages like Danu, Pa-Oh

Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Biking Distance : 25 km

Itinerary : The trek to Pindaya continues with several stops at different tribe villages, such as Danu and Pa-o. You will get a fascinating introduction into their culture, as you learn about their ancestral customs. A boxed lunch will be enjoyed at one of the villages on the way.
Overnight at homestay in Shan Ywa.

Day 05 : Trek to Pindaya (Half Day Trekking)

Activities : Visit Pindaya caves and mountains

Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, dinner

Biking Distance : 25 km

Itinerary : Arise to the cool mountain air and enjoy breakfast before setting out on a full day of trekking. Along the way you will be exposed to the spectacular natural scenery of the surrounding mountains and Pindaya caves . Stop by several villages, enjoy the sight of women in colorful ethnic clothing and experience more of their rural way of life.
Overnight in a village monastery or local homestay.

Day 06 : Pindaya – Inle (Cycling)

Activities : Ride to Nyaung Shwe, visit InleLake and enjoy the sightseeing. Overnight at the hotel in Inle.

Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, dinner

Biking Distance : 75 km

Itinerary : A scenic ride to Nyaung Shwe will open our journey today. Along the way you can see the prominent views of the rural in Myanmar. When approaching Inle Lake, we can see and experience many special like the unique leg-rowing fisherman and stilted houses.Stay overnight in Inle Lake.

Day 07 : Inle Sightseeing (boat)

Activities : Explore the sightseeing of InleLake

Biking Distance : No

Itinerary : Today we will leave the hiking boots and bike behind for some spectacular sightseeing around and on the waters of InleLake. A visit to morning market will heat you up before peeking into the local villages for lunch. Afterward, we will visit the monastery and Pa-Oh villages. Overnight in Nyaung Shwe

Day 08 : Inle-Heho-Yangon ( B , L , D )

Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, dinner

Biking Distance : No

Itinerary : This morning transfer to the Heho Airport for your departure flight. Arrive back Yangon visit the landmark of Myanmar/Yangon in the morning. A walk through “downtown” Yangon, a diverse mix of faded colonial architecture from the British times, and high-rises built by more recent investors; Sule Pagoda, built in the early 3rd century is a landmark in the city centre. Do your last minute souvenir shopping at Bogyoke Market and visit Karaweik, a royal barge for fantastic photo shot along the “pilgrims” causeway across the RoyalLake with stunning views of Shwedagon Pagoda.

 Day 09: Yangon Departure  ( B )

After breakfast, transfer to airport for your international flights.

(End of Tour Program)

 

Tour price : Contact us

Group departure date  : 8th Monthly

Includes

  • 04 night accommodation on twin shared basic with daily breakfast / 4 night monastery or home stay at Pindaya
  • 2 domestic flights (Yangon – Heho/ / Heho – Yangon)
  • Accompanying English speaking bike guide & trek
  • Porter accompany when trekking
  • Accompanying support vehicle or support bus for group
  • Water stop for every biking day (snacks, seasonal fruits, mineral water)
  • Private boat ride sightseeing and transfer in Inle Lake
  • Entrance/zone fees
  • Bicycle & Helmet
  • Meals B = Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = Dinner

Not includes

  • international air tickets
  • drinks with meals
  • visa costs
  • optional excursions
  • camera fees
  • personal expenses and tips
  • international airport taxes
  • travel insurance
  • other services not mentioned

Accommodation in Myanmar:

Yangon           Central hotel, superior room (2N)

Kalaw             Winner Hotel, superior room (1N)

Pindaya trek  home or monastery stay (4N)

Nandawunn   Nandawunn Hotel, superior room (2N)

***If above hotels are not available at the time of booking, we will use another hotel with same standard.

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