TAUNGGYI BALLOON FESTIVAL
Type of tour: Taunggyi Balloon Festival
Tour Duration: 4days 3 Nights
Tour Validity: October 2018 – April 2019
Destination: Inle, Nyaung Shwe, Kalaw, Taunggyi
Package Cost: On request
DAY 01: YANGON –HEHO, KALAW [-/-/-]
You will be transferred to Yangon Airport for departure to Heho, Taung Gyi area. Upon arrival at Heho Airport, our tour guide will be met you and transfer to check in at the hotel in Kalaw. Then continue to visit Kalaw, a former British Hill station where the British legacy can be seen. Then visit a historic Christ the King Church, and Thein Taung Pagoda, from which you can see the scenic views of Kalaw. Lunch and dinner on own account. Overnight at the hotel in Kalaw.
DAY 02: KALAW – PINDAYA – INLE, NYAUNG SHWE [B/-/-]
After breakfast, our local guide will pick you up at the hotel and drive to Pindaya. Along the way to Htut Ni village, enjoy beautiful landscape view with different crops grown. Visit Pindaya Mystery caves and Shwe U Min Pagoda, Pone Ta Loke Lake, and see the traditional bamboo umbrella making. Then proceed to Nyanung Shwe with lovely rural scenery while going through the hills with the car in a pretty good condition of road along the way. Check into hotel in Inle Lake. The rest of the afternoon time is at your leisure. Lunch and dinner on own account.
Overnight at the hotel in Inle Lake.
DAY 03: INLE LAKE – AYETHAYAR WINE GARDEN – TAUNGGYI [B/ L/-]
After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll down at the boat getting ready for a full day out with the local guide. The boat trip offers full day exploring the natural beauty and daily life of people in Inle Lake such as; Phaung Daw Oo pagoda, jumping cat monastery, Indein village on the other side, see the unique culture of the traditional leg-rowed by Inthas, native dwellers of the lake. Enjoy a traditional meal at an authentic Intha house. Then continue to Tuanggyi, the capital of Shan State by car in the afternoon. Your driver will stop for a while at Ayethayar Wine Garden where you can see and try local wine on own account. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight stay at the hotel in Taunggyi.
DAY 04: TAUNGGYI – KAKU PAGODAS – BALLOON FESTIVAL
Start your day with delicious buffet breakfast at the hotel. Then visit to visit Kakku Pagodas complex which is a site of 2500 ancient pagodas in the hills East of Inle Lake. Return back to Taunggyi. Visit Taunggyi Tazaungdaing Fire Balloon Festival. Enjoy the beauty of the carnival-like festival includes balloons, fireworks, food, music, games, and rides including a human-powered Ferris wheel. You will see the festival of competition with Hot Air Balloons which are made up of hand-made paper beautifully designed with colorful fireworks and firecrackers both daytime competition and nighttime competition. After having dinner at local restaurant, overnight at hotel in Taunggyi.
DAY 05: TAUNGGYI (HEHO))- YANGON
Breakfast at hotel this morning and have leisure in your hotel until noon. Else way, you can spend a couple of hours shopping at Taunggyi Myoma Market. Then check out of the hotel and proceed to Heho airport for the afternoon flight to Yangon. Hope your tour ends with full of relaxing. Service end!
- Accommodation at 3/4 Star Hotel with twin/double sharing room
- Transportations (Domestic Airline, Boat, Air-Con Vehicle)
- Visa, Flights and airport taxes
- Personal Expenses, meals and any other not mentioned in the inclusion list.
Ananda Inle Boutique Hotel or similar rating within the area.