FANTASTIC HPA-AN TRIP DURING THE WEEKEND OFF!
Biking, mountaineering, boat trip, kayaking, eating Kayin’s foods, explore caves and untouched villages in Kayin State.
|Program name:||Fantastic Hpa-An during the weekend off|
|Program Duration:||3 days 2 nights|
|Price Valid:||Until 30 April 2018|
What you can expect from the Fantastic Hpa-An Tour???
Outdoor activities such as biking, kayaking, swimming, mountaineering, and boat trip over Than Lwin river
Tasting Kayin Foods and other delicious Thai Style Foods
Plenty to seasonal fruits
Visiting hidden Kaying villages
Every day got great lunch and hotel breakfast
Good and experienced biking guides with good command of English
Accommodation 2 nights staying at 3* cozy hotel with upper quality standard and services
(We can upgrade to Hpa-An Lodge, the best Kayin Stayle Cottages with a pool and nice restaurant if requested)
Day 1: Yangon – Hpa-An (B, L)
Early morning around 7:00 AM, our private car and English-speaking driver will pick up from your place in Yangon. Afterward, continue drive all the way to Hpa-An. Breakfast is on the way. It will take about 5 hours to Hpa-An by car, and along the way enjoy scenic ride. Car will be passing through several towns and villages and we’ll see real countryside of Myanmar. We can stop at anywhere while we’re heading to Hpa-An and see anything attract your interest to have a look!
Hpa – An is the capital of Kayin State and the principal crops cultivated are paddy, peanut, sesames, tobacco, betel nut, sugarcane, and rubber. Its natural resources include iron, lead, copper, tin and tungsten. Pinkado and a variety of other woods are valuable produce of the area. The picturesque capital is set amid broad lakes, lush islands, soaring limestone crags, and mountain ranges receding in to the distance.
Kawgun Cave is located at the entrance of Hpa-An when we’re coming from Yangon. Our trip to Hpa-An starts from this cave to appreciate the 7th century artworks consists of thousands of tiny clay Buddhas and plaster carving all over the walls and roofs of this open cavern at this place. Afterward we’ll continue to Kaw-Ka-Thawng Cave for Kayin’s home cooked lunch.
Kayin foods: We’ll serve Kayin style foods for lunch. Fish, Kayin Talabaw Soup, papaya salad and some other items. We’ll make sure you’ll have enough foods.
A beautiful Kayak tour & walking to hidden Kayin village
Quiet village located in Kawt-Ka-Mate is accessible by land and water. A few hundred houses and lovely Kayin people are living in the middle of thick jungle, it is a very peaceful village and nice walking tour after we stop a kayaking trip. Hardly visited by tourists. Their main income is coming from farming, growing paddy, bamboo and timbers cutting and some fishing. We can also learn the culture, beliefs and see beautiful Kayin’s houses. Kayak tour through tranquil creek will offer you a picturesque scene of Hpa-An, return to Kaw Ka Thawng Cave by Kayak.
Swimming at Kaw Ka Thawng Cave:
Kaw Ka Thawng Cave – More popular among locals than travelers, this area consists of three caves. Only two of which are generally opened to the public. Located about 7th miles away from Hpa An, just before Eindu village, a popular local spot for swimming. The water is coming out from the cave, crystal clear and cool.
Hotel Gabbana, Deluxe http://www.hpa-anhotelgabbana.com/
Day 2: Biking through Hpa-An (OR) Mountaineering in Hpa-An (B, L)
Enjoy your breakfast.
Biking through Hpa-An
We can discover today the untouched surrounding area of Hpa-An, and feel unforgettable memories with Kayin people. Start your adventure to the biggest Saddan cave. It’s about 17 miles from Hpa-An on the way to Eindu. This huge cave is simply breathtaking and one of the best highlights to visit while you’re in Hpa-An. We can see beautiful Buddha statues and images inside the cave. At the exit of the cave, can take a pleasant boat ride in small lake which is going to in front of the cave. Continue ride around Kyauk Ka Latt Pagoda located 5 km south of Hpa-An, Zwekabin Mountain; the landmark of Hpa-An and evening can visit Shwe Yin Myaw Pagoda and enjoy the sunset there. Hpa-An is truly a perfect place to explore by bikes and quite suitable for those interested in soft adventures, stunning landscapes and interested to see real countryside of Myanmar.
Your experienced biking guide will give you a routing and safety briefing at the beginning. Distance is around 17-20 miles. Road: 50 % paved on motorway roads, 50% village countryside road unpaved.
NOTE: Wears are light t-shirts, short or quarter pants. Shoulders, upper arms and above knees must be covered when entering the pagodas. Only 5 bikes available right now.
Mountaineering in Hpa-An
A boat trip over Thanlwin River will head toward a village near Phar Pu Mountain, and your guide will lead the walking tour around the village. After an hour or so, we're ready to climb up the mountain. Step on concrete staircases at the start, and afterward, we will need to grab on rocky path to go all the way up to a little stupa atop of the hill. The view is truly stunning, and we can be able to see Thanlwin River, Shwe Yin Myaw Pagoda and picturesque view of Hpa-An areas to the fullest extent. Fresh breeze and the view is truly worth for the climb. Way down need to step slow and steady, and take the boat back to Hpa-An. Lunch is included at the Youth Community Cafe in Hpa-An https://www.facebook.com/veranda.hpaan/. Car and guide available rest of the day for additional visit in Hpa-An.
Hotel Gabbana, Deluxe http://www.hpa-anhotelgabbana.com/
Day 3: Visit Bayin Nyi Cave – back to Yangon, on the way can visit Bago (B, L)
Enjoy your breakfast.
We’ll be leaving this quiet town and driving all the way back to Yangon. After half an hour, we will get to Bayin Nyi Cave. Enjoy spring water at the small lake or walk up and explore the cave again. Lunch is having on the way (Paradise Restaurant is clean and available great foods). Those who have not been to Bago, can visit today to Shwemawdaw Pagoda, 15th century Kanbawzathardi Palace and The Shwethalyaung Buddha in Bago. End of the day back to Yangon.
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PRICE PER PERSON IN US DOLLARS TWIN / DOUBLE SHARING:
14 – 20 pax
21 – 35 pax
Optional upgrade to Hpa-An Lodge, Kayin Cottage 2 nights: 260 USD (Twin / Double Sharing for 2 pax)
- All transfers and transport as per the program with a private A/C car or Van or Bus
- All meals as mentioned (B=breakfast, L=lunch)
- All accommodation including breakfast, taxes and service charges
- Service English speaking driver (8 and above with Top English Guide)
- All entrance fees on tour
- Water & snow towel
- All camera and zone fees
- Small boat rental at Saddan Cave
- Bike rental fees
Why go with Green Season Travel? We always keep our promise that we design the trip for our clients only the places we’ve seen and to offer our most reliable services for your trip. We love to show you the most beautiful places of Myanmar. Your satisfaction of the visit is very important to us! We know better about Myanmar and the people and we’d love you travel better.
"OK all‐ Jacquie, Susan and I just did this weekend set up by Jack and his tour group. IT WAS FANTASTIC! Well organized, the sites were incredible: 7th century cave carvings of Buddha... going so high overhead! hidden villages completely living a tradition Kayin manner, hot springs and then cold swimming areas with water coming from the caves, on a boat in a lake transiting by a cave! and so much more. Biking to sites and villages‐ VERY flexible, changing the itinerary based on your needs and interests. He sets up tour all over the country. Highly recommended."
"I had a wonderful and relaxing trip. Nay was very helpful and go beyond his call of duty, despite his imperfect English which I sometimes had trouble understanding. I would certainly recommend your company in the future."
"Thanks Jack for a wonderful, well organised, informative trip to Hpa-An. The food was excellent, the activities are great. * Your knowledge of Kayin State was very through. * Hope to see you again for more adventure in Myanmar."