Pindaya Cultural Delights: Caves, Treks, and Artistry in the Shan Hills

Day 1: Arrival in Pindaya, Exploring the Caves and Local Culture

Starting point to Hotel at Pindaya
Welcome to Pindaya, a charming town nestled in the Shan State of Myanmar. Upon your arrival, our knowledgeable guide will greet you and take you on an immersive journey to explore the captivating caves and local culture of the surrounding area.

Begin your adventure with a visit to the renowned Pindaya Caves, a fascinating complex of limestone caves adorned with thousands of Buddha images. Explore the labyrinthine passages and marvel at the stunning stalactites and stalagmites that decorate the caves. Gain insight into the religious significance of this sacred site and learn about the local legends and stories associated with it.

Continue your exploration with a visit to a local Shan paper workshop, where you can witness the traditional process of making paper from mulberry bark. Engage with skilled artisans and try your hand at creating your own paper masterpiece.

In the afternoon, immerse yourself in the local culture with a visit to the Pindaya Market. Experience the vibrant atmosphere as locals gather to trade their goods and produce. Explore the diverse array of handicrafts, textiles, and local products, and perhaps find a unique souvenir to take home.

Conclude your day with a visit to the serene Botoloke Lake, also known as Pone Taloke Lake. Take a leisurely stroll along the picturesque lakeside, surrounded by lush greenery, and enjoy the tranquility of the surroundings.


Day 2: Trekking in the Shan Hills and Village Encounters

Embark on a day of adventure as you set off on a trek through the scenic Shan Hills, immersing yourself in the natural beauty and rural life of the region. Traverse through terraced fields, bamboo forests, and rolling hills, accompanied by your experienced guide.

Visit traditional Shan villages along the way, where you can interact with friendly locals and gain insight into their customs and way of life. Learn about traditional farming practices, observe cottage industries such as bamboo weaving or pottery making, and savor a traditional Shan lunch prepared by a local family.

Continue your trek to the Danu and Pa-O villages, known for their unique culture and traditions. Engage with the villagers, visit local monasteries, and witness daily activities that provide a glimpse into their daily lives.

In the afternoon, make your way back to Pindaya, taking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. Rest and relax at your accommodation, reflecting on the rewarding experiences of the day.


Day 3: Exploring Pindaya’s Surroundings and Farewell

On your final day in Pindaya, discover more of the town’s surrounding attractions and bid farewell to this captivating destination. Start your day with a visit to the beautiful Pindaya Botanical Garden, a serene oasis filled with lush plantations, colorful flowers, and serene ponds. Take a leisurely stroll through the garden, enjoying the peaceful ambiance and capturing beautiful photos.

Continue your exploration with a visit to the traditional umbrella-making workshops, where skilled artisans create intricate paper umbrellas using traditional techniques. Witness the craftsmanship and learn about the history and significance of umbrella-making in the region.

In the afternoon, visit the picturesque Shwe U Min Pagoda, nestled on a hillside overlooking the town. Admire the intricate wood carvings and golden Buddha statues housed within the pagoda’s maze-like corridors. Take in the panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes and reflect on the memorable experiences of your Pindaya surrounding tour.

Conclude your tour with a farewell lunch, savoring the flavors of Shan cuisine one last time. Bid farewell to the enchanting town of Pindaya, carrying with you the cherished memories and cultural insights gained during your journey. (End of Service)

Included Services

  • 02 Nights/03 Days accommodation with Twin/Double sharing basic.
  • Accommodation with daily hotel breakfast.
  • All the transfers and excursion with private air-conditioned vehicles with good drivers.
  • Day Return Trekking in Pindaya (Include, Lunch & Trekking Guide Fees).
  • English Speaking Station Guide (Different guide in each city).
  • Entrance fees for visiting places in the program.
  • Domestic Flight allow in 20kg.
  • 15 Paying guest with 1 FOC with Twin Sharing basic.
  • Water and refreshing towel in touring days.
  • Services mentioned in the program

Excluded Services

  • International flight in/out
  • Porter charges at airports and jetties
  • Supplement cost for Christmas Eve & New Year Eve Dinners.
  • Meal’s service excludes (L=Lunch/ D=Dinner).
  • Soft Drinks, tips and personal expenses.
  • Visa and Travel Insurance fees.
  • Any other items and services not mentioned in the program
  • Tour price may be subject to change during the Christmas, New Year and Myanmar New Year Festival periods.

Accommodation in Twin /Double Sharing Room (Superior Category) 

City Hotel Name Hotel Category Room Category
Pindaya Golden Cave *** Superior

Accommodation in Twin /Double Sharing Room (Deluxe Category) 

City Hotel Name Hotel Category Room Category
Pindaya Pindaya Inle Inn **** Superior

Tour price is valid from 01. May.2024-30. Sep.2024

Pax Range (Superior Hotel with English Speaking Guide) Total Tour Cost Per Person
2 Pax 285 $
3-5 Pax 245 $
6-9 Pax 235 $
10-15 Pax 215 $
15-20 Pax (1 FOC Tour Leader) 200 $
Single Supplement 55 $

Tour price is valid from 01. May.2024-30. Sep.2024

Pax Range (Deluxe Hotel with English Speaking Guide Total Tour Cost Per Person
2 Pax 305 $
3-5 Pax 285 $
6-9 Pax 255 $
10-15 Pax 235 $
15-20 Pax (1 FOC Tour Leader) 225 $
Single Supplement 75 $