Yangon – Inle – Yangon
Day 1: Yangon – Inle
After breakfast, your language guide will meet at airport and take you to domestic airport for morning flight to Heho-Inlay Lake. This vast picturesque lake located in the heart of the Shan State amid hilly terrain that climbs up to over 900 meters above sea level and outrageously beautiful, is one of the main tourist attractions in Myanmar. Inlay Lake, natural and unpolluted, is famous for its scenic beauty and the unique leg rowing of the Inthas, the native lake dwellers. High hills rim the lake on both sides. The lakeshore and lake islands bear 17 villages on stilts, mostly inhabited by the Intha people.
Inle Lake sightseeing includes Silver smith, hand weaving factory, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, houses five small Buddha images, Nga Phe Kyaung, a wooden monastery built on stilts over the lake four years before the construction of Mandalay Palace.
Lunch at local restaurant in the Lake.
It's known as the Jumping Cat Monastery because the monks there have trained a few cats to leap through small hoops. But a better reason to visit is to see the modest collection of Buddha images in Shan, Tibetan, Bagan and Inwa styles and floating plantation.
Stay overnight at the hotel in Inlay Lake.
Day 2: Heho-Yangon
After breakfast, transfer to Heho airport, on the way visit Pindaya Cave-well known for its extensive limestone caves. The caves are set deep in the hillsides and there stands at the entrance, a 15 meter high Shwe U Min Pagoda. There are some 8000 Buddha images made from alabaster, teak, marble, brick, lacquer and cement. Among the more unusual features in the cave is a set of stalagmites that can be struck with large wooden mallets to produce gong tone.
Then, take afternoon flight to Yangon.
*End of the Tour*