After breakfast, visit Hpa An city including local market, Lumbini Garden, Lake Kantharyar etc... Continue to Sadan Cave with full of Buddha images and even a reclining Buddha. The cave is gigantic and can be walked all the way through to the other side, under the mountain. Returning you can take a small wooden boat under the mountain, making for a lovely circuit. (In case of Sadan cave is closed, visit another beautiful cave in the Hpa An region).
After lunch (on your own account), head to Thamanya Monastery located outside Hpa-An town, standing in honour of its former chief abbot “Thamanya Sayardaw”, passed away in 2003. Thamanya Monastery carries the sad burden of being the last resting place of this great monk. He was an abbot well known for his charity work, his counsel in Burmese education and the support he gave to the Burmese democracy hero, Aung San Suu Kyi. His monastery was alive with Buddhist doctrine and pilgrims when he was alive, even after his death, (his body which was interred in a glass tomb in the monastery was robbed in 2008 and it was later revealed that the robbers had burnt it. However the ashes were taken back to the monastery and are currently on display, understandably under lock and key), Monks try to keep up the good name of the place and it is surely worth a visit.
On return, stop at Ein Du weaving village where the distinct Kayin dresses are woven. Continue to Kawkataung cave, passing the red stone monks with their alms bowls line up the street. Many locals come here to have a refreshing swim in an enclosed part of the cool lake and there are some small local restaurants around the lake.
Then, walk around the Lakanar Village, a typical Kayin village with surprisingly green and clean surroundings. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of a lot of plantations and the village itself is surrounded by the picturesque mountain ranges. If you wish, continue the walk (about 45 minute) to another village called Shaung Tone Village. The villagers there are vegetarian and hold unique beliefs, worshipping a local hermit and following his way. Men still wear a knot of hair on top of their heads (Shaung Tone) and both genders wear authentic Kayin costumes. After exploring the villages, return back to Hpa An.
Accommodation at hotel in Hpa-An.
Optional : Hike for Zwekabin Mountain, tallest of the limestone mountains that ring Hpa-an (average 4 hours up/down). Hike to the summit is demanding – but once you're at the top the rewards are plentiful.