Meet and greet by your guide at Heo Airport. Start an attractive drive (40 Km, around 1½ hour) into the hills and across the Shan Plateau, through fields of mountain to Kalaw. Lunch break (on your own account) will be at local restaurant on the way or in town depending on your flight time.
Kalaw, a charming town featuring British-style bungalows, is a lively market town where many ethnic minority people of the surrounding areas buy and trade their goods. Enjoy strolling through Kalaw, visiting the local market, the tiny railway station and perhaps walking up the hill to see the old Catholic church (if open).
Walk about 1 hour to the View Point, a spot with beautiful views of several villages in the hills, and a couple of little restaurants to boot. So, stop there for a snack or a drink before returning back to Kalaw and visit the Bamboo Buddha, a 500-year-old Buddha image made from Bamboo, lacquer and gold leaves.
Accommodation at hotel in Kalaw.
OPTIONAL : Short trek to the mountain villages with lunch
Trekking to the Palaung hill tribe villages will began from the outskirts of the town. Walk through the forested area of the region to the Hin Khar Kone Palaung village (2.5 hrs), passing tea leaves and orange plantations grown on the slope. Simple lunch will be served on the way. Walk among more vegetables fields to Myin Saing Kone and Myin Dike Danu hill tribe villages (1.5 hrs). See the life style of the people at the Myin Dike village, where may be a chance to see the local flower lady sells her colorful bouquets to passengers at the train station. Return to Kalaw in easy paces (1.5hrs) enjoying gorgeous landscape of forest-capped hills.