Myanmar

2-Day Escape to Scenic Sagar

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Tour type

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: 2 Days

tour highlights

  • Boat trip to Sagar where the lake becomes almost a river
  • Fabulous views of impressive Inle Lake on the way
  • Visiting nearby villages and local workshops
  • Observe culture and traditional life-style of the ethnic Pa-O and Inthar Inhabitants

tour details

Explore the remote southern part of Inle Lake by boat, visiting Shan, Pa-O and Inthar villages. The boat journey to Sagar is simply enjoyable as the impressive ruins of Sagar and the welcoming ethnic groups will make this tour unique and memorable. Off the beaten track, you will discover beautiful lake and lake shore sceneries.

Transfer from Heho airport by private vehicle down into the valley to Nyaung Shwe on the edge of Inle Lake (1 hour). Transfer to the jetty and board your private local boat to travel via Nampan to Sagar (approximately 2'bd to 3 hours). The peaceful village of Nampan is built on stilts over the water and has several small cheroot factories. Its main temple, Alodaw Pauk Pagoda, is one of the oldest shrines on the lake. Lunch Green Chilli Nampan Restaurant. Arrive into Sagar and explore the sunken ancient stupas (16th - 17th centuries) in the village. If time is possible, make a visit to the local monastery. Transfer to your hotel for overnight stay in the village.
Dinner and accommodation at A Little Lodge (Sagar House) in Samkar
In the morning, explore one of the 5-day rotating markets (if your visit coincides with the schedule) and Kyauktaing, a Shan village where earthenware pottery is produced. At nearby Kyainkhan, visit a family who produce monk's robes made of fabric woven from thousands of lotus stems. In Thakong, observe local methods of producing alcohol fermented and extracted from bran rice. The day offers an insight into the unspoiled culture and traditional life-style of the ethnic Pa-O and Inthar inhabitants around Sagar. Enjoy the beautiful landscape, trees and numerous settlements dotted on both sides of the canal. Lunch at hotel. Afterwards, extend your journey to Loikaw or to Inle lake.

includes

Our tour prices are included of:

  • All sightseeing tour and transfer services with private air conditioned car/coach as detailed in our itinerary
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner)
  • All entrance fees for the places as mentioned in the programme
  • Transfers and tours with English-speaking locally-stationed guides
  • Service charges, room tax and baggage handling
  • Boat fees
  • Accommodation in Sagar village at A Little Lodge in Samkar
  • Filtered drinking water and wet towels during the tour

excludes

Not included are:

  • Domestic airfare
  • Myanmar visa fee
  • Surcharges for throughout guides (English and other languages)
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Drinks with meals
  • Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking
  • (Peak season in general is between 15 December to 15 January and 13-17 April
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme
  • Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness)

Tour code: PKHSESSB

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