Day 1: Yangon to Loikaw and Loikaw sightseeing
Pick up from your hotel in Yangon and transfer to Yangon domestic airport. The flight will depart from Yangon at 0730 AM and arrive to Loikaw at 0830 AM. Upon arrival, you’ll transfer to your hotel. (Official check-in time is 14:00PM and early check in is subjected to room availability).
After that, we’ll visit Kayah State Cultural Museum to discover some detail on the tribes of Kayah State, as well as their varying traditional dresses and weaponry; perhaps its most interesting feature is the centraltotem polethat is also a major feature of many of Kayah villages, an animist tradition pre-dating Buddhism or Christianity. Please take note that Museum is closed on Mondays and public holidays.
Afterwards, we’ll visit Thiri Mingalar Market, Sunbon Village, Thiri Mingalar Monetary and Christ the King Church. Then, continue to Taung Gwe Pagoda to enjoy the sunset and panoramic view of Loikaw. Dinner and overnight at 3 stars hotel in Loikaw.
Day 2: Loikaw – Hta Nee La Leh (Kayah Community) – Loikaw
After breakfast, you’ll take 30 minutes drive to visit Hta Nee La Leh village where the home of Kayah Community.
Upon arrival, you’ll visit Community Centre. Then, you’ll visit the Kayhtoebo site and Hunting Shrine, to learn about local beliefs and spiritual life. In addition, you’ll visit the Lotus Pond. This is a sacred and scenic site. Here, you’ll listen to the local legend of Tsudanu, a prince and princess who finally ascend to heaven as mythical Kinaree birds.
Enjoy a delicious Kayah Barbecue lunch with cultural exchange at local home. Afternoon, you’ll visit a local musician’s house, listen to traditional Instruments and try your hand playing them. Then, you’ll also visit another house to learn about traditional Kayah dress. Afterwards, you’ll transfer back to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at 3 stars hotel in Loikaw.
Day 3 : Loikaw – Pan Pet (Kayan Community) – Loikaw
After breakfast, you’ll take an one hour drive to Pan Pet Village where the home of Kayan Community (long neck women). On arrival, you are welcomed in a local home where you will enjoy a hot drink and a local snack. Then, you will set off on a moderately challenging trek, through lush, shady, forest. After a short climb (30-40 minutes), you’ll enjoy over 3 hours of continual, great views.
En route, local guides will show various edible plants and herbal medicines which are used by community members in their ‘jungle larder.’ A highlight of the trip is arriving at the original settlement of Pan Pet, perched on a mountain top, where evidence of past habitation is visible. This is considered one of the first Kayan settlements of Kayah state.
Enjoy jungle picnic lunch on the way.
The trek ends in Rang Ku hamlet, where guests can meet the famous Kayan people (also known as Long Neck Karen), who are a symbol of Kayah state. Enjoy learning a few words of Kayan language and interacting with these fun-loving and artistic people. There are also opportunities to buy local handicrafts. Afterwards, you’ll transfer back to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at 3 stars hotel in Loikaw.
Day 4: Loikaw – Yangon
After breakfast, you’ll transfer to Loikaw airport for your domestic flight to Yangon. Transfer to your hotel in Yangon.
End of service.
USD 650 per pax ( minimum 2 pax group)
- Services Included
- Domestic round trip airfare
- Transport & Transfers as per program by Toyota air-conditioned car
- Private sightseeing tour with english speaking station guide
- Three nights accommodation at 3 stars Hotel in Loikaw including breakfast
- All entry & zone fees, for all mentioned destinations and points of interest.
- International air passage.
- Myanmar visa fees (estimated additional $50/PAX).
- Personal expenses, telephone bills, laundry and alcoholic drinks.
- Driver tips and all expenses other than mentioned in the program
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