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The annual Kakku Paya Pwe, held on the full-moon day of the lunar month of Tabaung (March), attracts Pa-O pilgrims from across Shan State.


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$900 Tours & Sightseeing

4 days Private Tour of Yangon and Inle Lake

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Yangon YangonDay 1 Yangon-Kakku-Nyaung ShweYour guide will meet you at 5:30 am in your hotel and transfer to Yangon airport to take flight to Heho. Upon arrival at Heho airport, your car is waiting you to visit to Kakku pagoda which is a hidden gem of Southern Shan State where you can see more than 1000 ancient pagodas. On the way you will have a chance to take some photos at Ayethayar vineyard and winery. After exploring Kakku pagoda complex, proceed to Maing Thouk village to find the colourful house with floating plantation, beautiful scenery and walk along the wooden bridge. Then transfer to your hotel in Nyaung Shwe.Hotel: Cassiopeia hotel or similarDay 2 Inle Lake-Indein (B/-/-)Your guide will meet you at 7:30 am in your hotel and take a boat to shops which selling traditional clothes, Phaungdawoo Pagoda, Silverware workshop, Jumping cat monastery and Alodawpauk Pagoda. On the way, you can see the floating plantation along the way by boat. Then proceed to Indein along the small creek by boat for one hour to find the ruined ancient pagodas. Then back to Nyaung Shwe by boat and transfer to Kalaw for overnight.Hotel: Cassiopeia hotel or similarDay 3 Kalaw Hiking (B/L/-)Transfer to Myinka village (Danu tribe) by private vehicle transferring about 30 minutes and start to walk from that village along the country road. You can see crop plantation on your left and right side. After walking about 2 hour, you will reach Pain Ne Pin village on the side of mountain where you can see the Palaung tribe, have a lunch at that village. Then continue to Ye Yar village and back to Kalaw by car.Hotel: Famous hotel or similarDay 4 Kalaw-Yangon (B/-/-)Today take a flight to Yangon from Heho airport. Upon arrival at Yangon airport, drive to central Yangon to observe Mahabandula garden with independence monument, City Hall, Supreme Court and visit to the ministry office. Then transfer to restaurant for your lunch and proceed to Kandawgyi Garden and Chaukhtatgyi pagoda. In the afternoon, transfer to Shwedagon Pagoda to explore around the pagoda platform and take your unforgetable sunset. Then transfer to your lodging hotel in Yangon.Duration: 4 days

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Inle to Kakku Full Day Tour

At 8am you will be transferred from your hotel to Kakku. On arrival you will have the opportunity to explore around the pagodas, an outstanding example of tradition art, architecture and a testament to the religious devotion of one of Myanmar's many ethnic minorities. These relics are believed to have been commissioned as far back as 2,00 years ago with some dating the site back to the 3rd Century BC and credit it as being founded by the Indian Emperor Ashoka. The original pagoda collection was extended by King Alaungsithu in the 12th Century when he reigned over Bagan and many more were added in the 17th and 18th Centuries. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. On the way back home, you will proceed to Pao village simply Pao is the village where the Plains Tribe live. It is composed of huts, with the bigger ones belong to the village leaders and elders and here you can observe their daily life, culture and traditions. We will then continue on back to your hotel.

$163 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Kakku Sightseeing and Winery Excursion

After breakfast at hotel,your driver will take you to KakkuPagoda (One of the Asia's largest and most spectacular ancient monuments is a wonderful Pagoda named Kakku. It contains over 2.000 stupas with origins dating back many centuries. It exists not only as an outstanding example of tradition art and architecture but also as a testament to the religious devotion of one of Myanmar's many ethnic minorities, the Pa-Oh. For many centuries, the Pa-Oh has lived in peace. Cultivating their land and devoting much of their energy and limited wealth to creating monasteries and pagodas. Then visit to Ayetharyar winery for wine testing. Stay overnight at NyaungShwe.

$148 Private & Custom Tours

Private Inle Lake Excursion to Kakku Full Day

Situated in the heart of Shan plateau and 900 meters above sea level, Inle Lake is a beautiful highland lake. The lake is large – 22km long and 10km wide – and its shores and hinterland are home to diverse ethnic groupingsTravel one hour by road to Taunggyi then continue for about one more hour to Kakku, (depending on road and weather conditions). Visit the Kakku Pagoda complex of over 2000 stupas. Lunch at local restaurant. Then continue to visit Htan-Pha-Ya village and cave.Unknown Shan Buddha images of various sizes are kept on the wall of the small shallow Htan-Pha-Ya cave. Visit a typical Pao village including their plantations on the way back to Taunggyi. Return to hotel. Trip ends.

$748 Private & Custom Tours

4 days Tour of Yangon and Inle Lake

Day 1 Yangon-Kakku-Nyaung ShweYour guide will meet you at 5:30 am in your hotel and transfer to Yangon airport to take flight to Heho. Upon arrival at Heho airport, your car is waiting you to visit to Kakku pagoda which is a hidden gem of Southern Shan State where you can see more than 1000 ancient pagodas. On the way you will have a chance to take some photos at Ayethayar vineyard and winery. After exploring Kakku pagoda complex, proceed to Maing Thouk village to find the colourful house with floating plantation, beautiful scenery and walk along the wooden bridge. Then transfer to your hotel in Nyaung Shwe.Hotel: Cassiopeia hotel or similarDay 2 Inle Lake-Indein (B/-/-)Your guide will meet you at 7:30 am in your hotel and take a boat to shops which selling traditional clothes, Phaungdawoo Pagoda, Silverware workshop, Jumping cat monastery and Alodawpauk Pagoda. On the way, you can see the floating plantation along the way by boat. Then proceed to Indein along the small creek by boat for one hour to find the ruined ancient pagodas. Then back to Nyaung Shwe by boat and transfer to Kalaw for overnight.Hotel: Cassiopeia hotel or similarDay 3 Kalaw Hiking (B/L/-)Transfer to Myinka village (Danu tribe) by private vehicle transferring about 30 minutes  and start to walk from that village along the country road. You can see crop plantation on your left and right side. After walking about 2 hour, you will reach Pain Ne Pin village on the side of mountain where you can see the Palaung tribe, have a lunch at that village. Then continue to Ye Yar village and back to Kalaw by car.Hotel: Famous hotel or similarDay 4 Kalaw-Yangon (B/-/-)Today take a flight to Yangon from Heho airport. Upon arrival at Yangon airport, drive to central Yangon to observe Mahabandula garden with independence monument, City Hall, Supreme Court and visit to the ministry office. Then transfer to restaurant for your lunch and proceed to Kandawgyi Garden and Chaukhtatgyi pagoda. In the afternoon, transfer to Shwedagon Pagoda to explore around the pagoda platform and take your unforgetable sunset. Then transfer to your lodging hotel in Yangon.

$1264 Private & Custom Tours

8 Days Glimpses of Myanmar

Day 1 Arrival (-/-/-) Upon arrival at Yangon airport, your guide will transfer you to your hotel. Today you will be free and easy day.  Day 2-3 Bagan (B/-/-) Early morning your private vehicle will pick you up at hotel and transfer to airport to flight to Bagan and explore to the 11th to 13th century ancient pagodas of Nyaung Oo and old Bagan area. Then take some rest at hotel and continue to ancient temple around old Bagan such as Alaodawpyae, Dhamayangyi, Bu pagoda and take your magnificent at one of the temples. The next day you will explore the bustling local market of Nyaung Oo to find ways of life and continue to ancient temples of Myingaba area. Proceed to Pwasaw village, lacquerware workshop, black bean paste and palm sugar making workshop. In the afternoon, your guide will bring you one of the photogenic places to take some photos and transfer to the best place for your sunset. Find Myanmar culture, history and archaeology of Myanmar. Overnight at hotel in Bagan. Day 4-5 Mandalay-Amarapura-Ava-Sagaing (B/-/-) Transfer to airport by private vehilce and fligh to Mandalay in the morning. Explore Mandalay and Amarapura by private vehicle in the first day including Mahamuni image, the world biggest book, gold leaf making workshop, Mandalay hill, Shwenandaw monastery and your sunset will be at U Bein wooden bridge crossing Taungthaman lake. The second day in Mandalay you will be transfer to Jetty by private vehicle and take a boat to Ava which is an ancient capital and it is a small village now. Then explore Ava by horse cart and take a boat to your vehicle to proceed to Sagaing which is also known as a meditation center. After  exploring enough Sagaing, transfer to Jade pagoda which is a newly built pagoda  made by jade and transfer back to your hotel in Mandalay. Day 6-7 Kakku-Maing Thouk village-Inle Lake (B/-/-) Flight to Heho and take your private vehicle  to Kakku complex pagoda which has more than one thousand pagodas at the same place. On the way, stop at Ayethayar vineyard and winery and after exploring enough at Kakku Pagoda where you can see more than one thousand pagoda in the same place, continue to Maing Thouk village situated in Inle Lake and walk along the wooden bridge to see floating plantation, colourful houses and beautiful nature scenery. Next day you will be sightseeing of Inle Lake and Indein ruined ancient pagodas by boat. You will be overnight at hotel in Nyaung Shwe. Day 8 Yangon (B/-/-) Flight from Heho to Yangon and find the most interesting places in Yangon including Mahabandula garden with independence monument, city hall, supreme court, ministry office, Chauk Htat Gyi pagoda and your sunset will be at 2600 years old Shwedagon Pagoda. Overnight at hotel in Yangon. Day 9 (B/-/-) Today you have a free time. Your guide will meet you at hotel and transfer to airport at 2 hour before your departure flight time.

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