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3-Day Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival in Inle Lake Experience, Myanmar

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Duration

3 Days 2 Nights

Group Size

Max 20 People

Guide

English Speaking Station Guide

Pick Up Point

Heho Airport (flight From Yangon)

Drop Off Point

Heho Airport (flight To Yangon)

Validity

29 Sep ~ 16 Oct 2019

Tour Price (Validity: Until October 31, 2019)

Per person in shared Twin room in USD with English speaking Stationed guides

Supplement for Single room: USD 60 per person

Our tour prices are subject to change in case of increase in, ground transportation cost, entrance fee, etc. Deposits will have to be applied to secure bookings at the time of booking.

Minimum days to book before departure : ( 10 days ) , Max. passengers : 20
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Description

The festival of Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda is usually held during the month of October and it takes about 18 days. It is the biggest occasion held in the Inle Lake Shan State. The festival is held with great magnificence and pageantry. The images of the Buddha from Phaung Daw Oo are placed on a decorated royal barge and taken around the lake, stopping at villages for people to pay homage. The festival is full of pageantry and colorful, and there are fun fairs, music, dances and boat races. Since this festival lasts very long, please check with us for good days to follow the events.

  • Date :  29 Sep ~ 16 Oct 2019
  • Place :  Inle Lake (Southern Shan State)
  • Theme :  Religion & Cultural
  • Object of Worship :  Annual Pagoda Festival
  • Nearest Airport :  Heho Airport
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Highlights

  • See the wonderful occasion of the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival which is the longest and biggest festival held in Inle Lake ever year in end of September and October
  • Have a photo of long tailed boats on which Inn Thar People row their boats by their legs
  • Enjoy a fascinating boat ride to the old Inndein Pagoda complex on western shore of Inle Lake by strolling along the Pao Villages
  • Take a quiet boat ride among the floating houses of the village and learn the ways of their living Innthar People
  • Taste their delicious traditional foods of Inle Lake.
  • Earn your knowledge by visiting the various work-shops on the Inle Lake such as traditional style of weaving and making their local products.
  • Discover their ways of cultivating crops on floating gardens

Hotels to be used (Subject to change if fully booked)
Notes : If the hotels we mentioned below are fully booked in the period you are staying, there may be some changes.

Nyaung Shwe81 Central Hotel (Superior room) 3* or similar

Brief Itinerary

Day 1Yangon – Heho (By morning flight) & visit Inle Lake (By car & boat)
Day 2Full day boat trip on Inle Lake. Enjoy the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival
Day 3Heho – Yangon (By morning flight). Arrive Yangon

Know Before You Go (Additional Info)

  • As you will be visiting religious sites, please wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees, and remember to take off your shoes and socks when entering pagoda areas.

Pick Up Point

Pick up from your hotel in Yangon. Please advise us of your hotel in Yangon.

Drop Off Point

Drop off at your hotel in Yangon.

Cancellation

Cancellation charges are calculated from the day the written notification is received by the clients or agent as a percentage of the net total tour price as shown, plus any surcharges (e.g. ticketed air sectors and other penalties imposed by suppliers, such as hotels):

  • Within 31-22 days prior to arrival date: 30% of package price
  • Within 21-15 days prior to arrival date: 50% of package price
  • Within 14-8 days prior to arrival date: 75% of package price
  • Within 7 days prior to arrival date: 100% of package price

Remark

“Minimum days to book before departure : (10 Days)”

By Night Express Bus

In order to save your budget, it is also possible that you can go from Yangon to Nyaung Shwe by Night Express Bus, and the outline itinerary will be as follows:

Day 1 :  Yangon – Nyaung Shwe (By night Express Bus). Overnight on Bus.

Day 2 :  Arrive Nyaung Shwe in the early morning. Full day visit Inle Lake (By car & boat)

Day 3 :  Full day boat trip on Inle Lake. Enjoy the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival. Nyaung Shwe – Yangon (By night Express Bus)

Day 4 :  Arrive Yangon in the early morning. Transfer to your hotel.

If you wish to go by Night Express Bus, please get the quotation by sending us the message from the Booking/Enquiry Form. We will reply you back within 48 hours.

Child Policy:

The price for children under 2 years old will be advised upon request when sharing the existing bedding with parents. Supplements for extra bed or baby cot may apply.

Children between 02-11 years of age at the time of travelling are granted a discount rate when traveling with minimum 2 adults and sharing the existing bedding with parents. Supplements for extra bed or baby cot may apply.

When one adult is traveling with a child between 02-11 years old, the full charge of an adult price is applied.

Important Notes:

There may be changes to estimated prices depending on air fuel cost, domestic airfares, US$ exchange rates and festive season surcharges. All supplemental cost to be advised.

Hotels’ normal Check in time is 1400 hrs and Check out time is 1200 noon.

Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road and/or river conditions, flight schedules and room availability. No refund shall be made for any change during once you have started your tour in Myanmar.

Price per person based on two person tour (twin hotel room sharing basis). Larger groups will pay less per person, single person purchase will mean a higher price.

All hotels have special booking and deposit conditions and will be indicated at the time of booking.

Nonrefundable deposits may be required.

Itinerary

Day 1 Yangon – Heho – Inle Lake – Inndein (By flight) (-/L/-)

Early morning, pick up from your hotel in Yangon and transfer to Airport for domestic flight to Heho (approx: 0845/0955 – direct). Meet with our guide at Heho Airport and drive down into the valley to Nyaung Shwe (Approx 1 hour), the jetty town of Inle Lake. On the way a stop is made at Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery for a nice photo. Then transfer to your hotel in Nyaung Shwe (Early check in is subject to the availability of the hotels). Then, walk down to the jetty and take a long-tailed boat across the lake to Indaing at the western end of Inle for one of the most scenic trips on the Lake. Enjoy your Traditional Set Lunch at a local restaurant on Inle Lake.
Proceed by boat by passing through the busy village of Yawama, the largest on the Lake with its many channels and tall teak houses on stilts, enter a long often tree lined canal towards Inndein Jetty with farmers cultivating their land on either side under the backdrop of the Shan Hills. After disembarking it is a 15 minute walk through Inndein village to reach the 14-18th century pagoda ruins of Nyaung Ohak; many pagodas here remain charmingly un-renovated with plants and even small trees growing out of them making it very atmospheric. A covered walkway, popular with souvenir stalls leads up to Shwe (Golden) Inn Dein Pagoda, a complex of weather beaten zedi; some sadly reconstructed although the views from the top make it worth the ascent. Returning to the river jetty we take our long-tailed boat back along the canal to the Lake and proceed to Nyaung Shwe. Dinner (By own account) and accommodation at Hotel in Nyaung Shwe.

Day 2 Inle Lake (B/L/-)

Early this morning, bring your breakfast box from the hotel and then take your private boat trip to one of the spot on Inle Lake to catch the ceremony of the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival. During this occasion, the Berge which carry the Buddha Statues will travel from one village to another according to their schedule. You can see the Elegant Berge row by the local Inn Thar men on which the Buddha statues are brought. After enjoying the scenes, visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest religious site in southern Shan State and the boat construction workshop at Nampan village as well stopping to see some traditional handicrafts - silk weaving on wooden handlooms in Inpawkon village, a cheroot workshop and a paper and parasol work shops where you will see long neck (Kayan women).
Lunch will be served at local restaurant on Inle Lake. Continue by boat to visit Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery (built with over 600 teak pillars) and is one of the oldest monasteries on the lake where inside its large wooden meditation hall you can see over 200 years old ancient Buddha statues. Returning back to the hotel the beauty of sunset over Inle Lake by passing through the floating gardens enchants all visitors. Dinner (by own account) and accommodation at Hotel in Nyaung Shwe.

BOAT RACING If you are visit dates coincide with boat racing days, you will have a chance to watch the Boat racing of the local Innthar people. In this amazing boat racing, you will see the contesters rowing the boat by legs on a long tailed boat and get your best photo as a memo. In this Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda festival the boat racing will celebrate 3 days at Inle Lake, 30 Sept (in Nyaung Shwe), 10th Oct & 11th Oct in front of Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda.

Day 3 Nyaung Shwe – Heho – Yangon (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel. Then, transfer to Heho Airport for Domestic flight back to Yangon (approx. 1010/1120 – direct). Upon arrival Yangon Airport, welcome by our guide and transfer to your hotel or connect with your International flight.

End of our services:

Remark: Hotels normal Check in time is 1400 hrs and Check out time is 1200 noon. Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road and/or river conditions, flight schedules and room availability.

Include

  • All transfer services with private air conditioned Vehicle,
  • Accommodation with breakfast at hotel in Nyaung Shwe (2 Nights),
  • Lunch at local restaurants (2 Lunches)
  • All domestic airfares 2 Sectors (Yangon-Heho & Heho-Yangon) including insurance surcharge,
  • Transfers and tours with English speaking stationed guides (you will meet with different guides at different destinations)
  • Private Boat charges on the Inle Lake (including Boat,and Life Jackets),
  • Purified Drinking Water (local brand) and Snow Towel, during sightseeing
  • Service charges, room tax and baggage handling

Exclude

  • Services not mentioned in our itinerary,
  • Entrance fees,
  • Meals , Dinner (not specified)
  • International airport departure tax,
  • International flight tickets to/from Yangon,
  • Expenditure of personal nature such as drinks, tips, souvenirs, laundry, etc.
  • Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness)

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