Myanmar

2-Day Hiking in Pindaya and Farm House Stay

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Tour type

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: 2 Days

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tour highlights

  • Hiking on the scenic hills and exploring rural Danu villages
  • Meet the friendly locals and learn their tradition and culture
  • Visiting the famous religious caves in Pindaya
  • Unique experiences of staying overnight outside a village at a Farm House overlooking colorful hills and fields

tour details

Enjoy hiking through the villages on the hills, witnessing the beautiful landscapes of tea leaves and cheroots plantations. Get inspired by the beautiful spirits and religious side of local Danu tribe. as you set your foot to the Pindaya caves which contains over 8,000 Buddha images.  Nestled in the farmlands away from any noise, enjoy your overnight stay at cosy Pindaya Farm House.

Why choose this tour?

  • Inspiring experience of hiking to Danu villages and cultural exchange with the locals
  • Great option to stay in a countryside farm, a bit far away from the Pindaya town
  • Uncovering the off-the-beaten track on the Pindaya hills
Set off from the Farm House and drive to the trekking starting point. Start hiking through the hills of high slopes, all the way to Htut Ni (1 hour), a quiet Danu village where you will enjoy simple home-cooked lunch.
Pass through plenty of farming where the Danu tribe cultivates cheroot, tea, damsons and mangoes on the hillsides. Enjoy the authentic and rural atmosphere of Southern Shan State where farming is still done by buffaloes and cows in traditional way. Greet the friendly people in their farms who would wave at you every now and then. The track crosses the valley floor before climbing very steeply again to another Danu village of See Kya Inn (1700 - 1800 m high above the sea level). Stop for a tea break in the village before transferring back to Pindaya by local buffalo tractor. Stretch your legs at Pindaya Farm House, which is set on 30 acres of land just 5 minutes outside the center of Pindaya. This quiet and small guest house offers unique experiences of staying overnight outside a village – overlooking rolling hills and fields with their changing seasonable crops.
Accommodation at Pindaya Farm House.
The next morning, drive to the trekking starting point and walk to Tha Yet Kone village for an hour by passing through mango, crab apple tree and other seasonal crop plantations. Upon arrival, meet the villagers working in their farms or doing chores at home. Witness how locals produce Shan tea leaves or traditional bamboo hats. Enjoy your walk through the hills and the beautiful ranges of tea leaves plantations and stop at a certain spot to breath in the impressive panoramic view overlooking the town of Pindaya and the lake. Continue hiking for 30 min and you will arrive at Kyae Dwe Kone village and visit a workshop where locals produce the famous Pindaya potato chips. After that, walk down the steep hills through tea and coffee farms. Proceed to visit magnificent Pindaya Caves, set in a limestone ridge overlooking a picturesque lake, where thousands of different types of Buddha images are on display in the various cave chambers. After that, return back to your hotel.
Lunch at The Village Restaurant.

customise the tour

  • Combine with Pindaya excursion
  • Overnight experience in See Kya Inn village
  • Participate in tea-leaf salad making process

includes

  • Transportation by Buffalo Tractor
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Trekking guide and porter
  • Contribution to the local community
  • Service charges and room tax
  • Accommodation at Pindaya Farm House
  • Filtered drinking water and towels 

excludes

  • Domestic Airfare
  • Myanmar visa fee
  • Surcharges for language guides
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Services other than mentioned in the program
  • Meals with drinks
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness)

notes

  • Hotel prices for packages are quoted bases on hotels as mentioned or similar. Higher or lower categories can be requested and the price will be adjusted. The hotels featured in the package tour are subject to availabilities at the time of booking.
  • Meals at respective hotels are also included in the hotel prices if the itineraries mention lunch or dinner at hotel.
  • Additional charges during Festive Season: Christmas, New Year and the Water festival period may apply.
  • Supplements for compulsory Gala Dinners will be advised at the time of booking.
  • All hotels have special booking and deposit conditions and will be indicated at the time of booking. Nonrefundable deposits may be required.
  • Hiking during summer or after a rain shower: Due to high humidity after a rain shower, the soil (which is clay like) can become very slippery, and it is advisable to always walk with two walking sticks.
  • Things to bring along: Good walking shoes, Walking sticks, First-aid kit, Mosquito repellent
  • Walking distance:
  • Pindaya – See Kya Inn (approximately 3 - 4 hours)
  • Pindaya – Tha Yet Kone – Kyae Dwe Kone (approximately 2 – 3 hours)
Tour code: PKHPHFHB

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