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23 Apr 2012   
Focus:  Myanmar Travels and Tours
Customised tours, eco-tours for young people and international student tourism
 
DT 201233 - CUSTOMISED MYANMAR TOUR
KALAW - LAKE INLE TREKKING TOUR
- 2 days/1 night OR 3 days/2 nights
Minimum of 2 persons


Lake Inle, Myanmar tour for 10 couples.  Asiahomes.com Travels and ToursThe purpose of this adventure tour is for those who want a customised trekking tour of one of the most popular Lake destinations. This trekking enables you to visit the villages and observe the lives of the villagers 

Itinerary for 2012. Minimum of 2 persons

 

Be away from the concrete jungle and high rise buildings of a stressful city living 

 

Start your trekking from Kalaw which is a peaceful summer resort nestled in pine-tree clad  a former colonial British hill station. Hear the whispers and feel the fresh cool breezes of the Shan Plateau sweeping your face as you trek up and down the hills at an altitude of 1400 metre (4600 ft). Kalaw is located about 71 km to the west of Taunggyi, the capital of the  Southern Shan State.

Inle Lake customised tours by designtravelpl.com, tel +65 9668 6468The Palaung, Danu, Pa-O and Taung Yo hill tribes are living around Kalaw. They earn their livelihood as farmers. During trekking, you breathe in the fresh breezes of the Shan Plateau, experience a glimpse of the way of life of the hill tribes in their villages. You will sight-see a train perhaps, cross railway lines, take photographs of the paddy/rice/ginger fields. In some areas, you will see fruit trees, sesame fields, tea plantations.

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If you choose night-stop trekking, you will spend the night in the hill tribes' village and be able to observe their traditional way of lives.

Remarks - Require advance bookings.

Inclusive

              1 experienced trekking guide who can speak English

              1 experienced porter

              1 overnight at the village house/monastery with basic accommodation. There are no 4- or 5-star hotel accommodation in the Kalaw trekking trip

              1 bottled water per day

              Simple meals for lunch, dinner and breakfast

              Main luggage transfer from Kalaw to hotel at Inle

              1 car transfer from Kalaw hotel to trekking point junction if needed

              1 boat transfer from trekking end point to hotel at Inle Lake if needed

Exclusive

-               International (Singapore to Yangon) & domestic air tickets (Yangon to Heho)

              Hotel accommodation at Yangon, Kalaw and Lake Inle

              Any other item which is not mentioned

 

Total package tour price as at April to May 2012

Option 1.  Kalaw - Inle Lake (2D/1N)  S$335 per person (based on 2 pax)

Option 2. Kalaw - Inle Lake (3D/2N )  S$382 per person  (based on 2 pax)
 

Remarks Flight seats are subject to availability, due to advanced confirmed bookings in 2012.

1.  All travellers are strongly advised to buy their own travel insurance wherever and whenever they travel overseas.

2. Trekking Kalaw - Lake Inle -
Beautiful sceneries & culture adventure discovery tour

INFORMATION FOR SINGAPOREANS
FROM DR SING FROM DESIGN TRAVEL PTE LTD

2.1  Depending on the seasons, there may or may not be rain. Usually October to March is the dry season and the best time to trek. T-shirts and shorts will do during daytime. Long pants in the evenings (mosquitoes, or use mosquito repellent).

2.2  Hiking boots. Not necessary unless it is muddy (rainy season from April to September). Sturdy sandals will do during the dry season. Rain coats and umbrellas during the wet season? Have fun and enjoy the rain drops if you are still young at heart and active. Get out of your comfort zone.
 
2.3 Day-pack or back pack with your toiletries, clothing, underwear, sun-screen, water-bottle will do. Your luggage will be transferred direct to Nyaung-Shwe at Lake Inle (fees payable around 5,000kyats) if you stay overnight in Lake Inle area.

2.4 Accommodation costs. It is much cheaper if you live off the Lake Inle, at Nyaung-Shwe town. There are no 5-star hotels in this region but some Lake Inle villas are rated near to 4-star. For mass tourism, 3-star accommodation is clean and comfortable.

2.5 Trekking distance is around 15-20 km per day. A normal person should have no problem walking up and down hills, walk down country lanes to visit farms and villages, experiencing their way of life and traditions. Your children will enjoy a rural way of life so much different from the concrete jungles of city-living.
 
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Experience different cultures and ways of life when
you trek in Kalaw and Inle Lake

2.6  Cost of trekking is estimated to be around 12,000 kyats per day if you do it yourself from Kalaw as at 1 April 2012.  However, I will advise an English speaking tour guide provided by our company as it makes life so much simpler and enjoyable as the guide will relate to you the cultures and introduce you to the farmers if you wish to ask some questions on their way of life. 

2.7 
One of the ways to teach our city-dwelling children to be street-wise is to bring our young children to go trekking in other countries. This enables them to experience the cultures and traditions of the rural areas and hence broaden their minds.

For spouses/girl friends who prefer air-conditioning, excellent food and shopping to nature, beautiful rolling hills and farms, this trekking tour will not be for them. They may proceed direct to Lake Inle (villas, tours by boat, not much walking) and relax there while the other party goes trekking!

NOTES:

Design Travel Pte Ltd, a Singapore-licensed travel agency, collaborates only with reputable and reliable licensed tourist agencies in Myanmar to provide a value-for-money, hassle-free, Vist downtown Yangon, Myanmar. Business District. Toa Payoh Vets.pleasant and enjoyable travel to Myanmar for Singaporeans and Singapore residents.

Such tours are customised and pricing therefore depends on the period of travel (peak season or off-peak season), the quality and availability of hotel accommodation, the relatively higher costs of domestic flights, the higher cost of Silk Air fares as compared to MAI (Myanmar Airways International) fares and provision of meals.     
As there is a large increase in international tourism to Myanmar after the lifting of US and European sanctions, the demand for 4- and 5-star hotels and airline booking is extremely high since February 2012.    

The above itinerary has been customised for 3 adults who want to visit Myanmar's well known Buddhist spots in March 19, 2012 for 5 days/4 nights. For more info on this tour or other package, contact: judy@designtravelpl.com or just phone Judy at +65 9668-6468. 

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