This trip will give you an insight into the historic towns of southern Shan State:Pindaya and Kalaw; and their beautiful surroundings. You will enjoy to see the fantastic Pindaya Cave which is filled with the marvelous spectacle of thousands of Buddha images believed to be there since 11th century.
Kalaw is a serene hill town located to the west of Inle Lake and is set amongst magnificent pine forests. With its pleasant and cool climate, the area has become very popular with trekkers. Our day trip will give you the chance to experience the untouched and stunning landscapes Kalaw has to offer while mingling with locals and some minority ethnic tribes.
This morning,depart from Yangon to Heho by plane. After an-hour drive, you will proceed to Pindaya, a town famous for its giant natural limestone cave located 1,515 meter above sea level, in which various sizes of over 8000 Buddha images are accommodated. After then, visit a local home to see the production of traditional bamboo umbrellas and Shan paper made from the fibres of the barks of mulberry trees.Then depart from Pindaya to Kalaw by car along the road passing by beautiful landscapes filled with farmers’ cultivations. Overnight in Kalaw.
After breakfast, leave the hotel at about 8 am. It is a short excursion that takes about 6 hours of a round trip that involved walking along mostly flat and well-trodden paths. Having immersed yourself in virgin pine forests, sprawling mountains, rice field valleys, the simple village life and breathtaking sceneries for about 2 hours, while listening to the birds and walking past the tea leaves and vegetable plantation, you will get to Ywa Thit first and then Tar Yaw in which you will discover the minority hill tribe villages like Palaung. Then, you will proceed to View point where you can enjoy and appreciate one of the most beautiful and panoramic views in the Shan state. You will have the opportunity to take the amazing photos and to recharge your energy during the lunch break. We will head back to Kalaw after lunch and you will have another chance to fall in love with the heart-stopping nature once again on the way back. Overnight in Kalaw.
After breakfast, check out and leave the hotel. Travel to Heho Airport by car to fly back to Yangon.
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