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5 Days - Explore Loikaw And Its Uniqueness | Communities-based Travel
Loikaw is one of the places you should visit if you are interested in the Kayan long-neck women and their interesting lifestyle. Loikaw is the capital of the Kayah State and remains a sleepy and charming town surrounded by beautiful natural scenery. Taung Kwe Zedi, built on a hilltop overlooking the valleys, is a famous landmark of Loikaw. Demoso is an interesting market not to be missed and is open only on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.
Around Loikaw, we have Kayan and Kayaw villages. We will visit the authentic Kayan villages such as Panpet and Hta Nee La Lah to learn about their culture, traditions, and the beliefs of the Kayah people. The local people are always happy to meet visitors and likely will invite us to participate in their weaving process to teach us the Kayan weaving style.
When we arrive at Kayah state, don’t forget to taste Kayah barbecue which is special. Pro Niti Travel is eager to assist you in exploring the area of Loikaw to Inle Lake.
Day 1 : Yangon – Loikaw – Pan Pet Village
Fly to Loikaw from Yangon. After check-in at our hotel, we will drive to Pan Pet village and enjoy a scenic view of Ngwe Taung dam. We will also visit the authentic Demoso market. Our adventure continues with a short trek of about 2 hours which includes a special jungle picnic. Later we will see how to make traditional Kayah bracelets and interact with the long-necked Padaung women. We then return to Loikaw and visit Haw Gyi (Nan Monastery) and see the sunset at Taung Kwe Zedi. After enjoying traditional Kayah food and drinks, we return to the hotel.
Day 2 : Hta Nee La Lah village
After breakfast we drive to the Kayah Museum to learn about the culture, traditions, and beliefs of the Kayah people by listening to the interesting stories by our museum guide. Afterwards we will visit a weaving center to learn about the weaving techniques of the Kayah people. We then visit Hta Nee La Lah village to explore the culture and authentic lives of these people and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding nature. We also visit Kaytoebo Hall, the “hunting shrines”, and a lotus pond to learn more about the local beliefs and spiritual life. Our adventure continues by ox cart to visit the lakeside and then enjoy a Kayah barbecue. We will watch the sunset at Mya Ka Lab Pagoda and Shwe Lat War Pagoda and have dinner at a local restaurant. We overnight in Loikaw.
Day 3 : Ra A pra and Hte Kho village
We start the day by driving to the villages of Hte Kho and Ra A Pra. On the way, we will get wonderful panoramas over Kayah State. In the villages, we will meet fascinating people with a colourful culture and unique lifestyle. We will enjoy their food for lunch and afterwards return to our Loikaw hotel where we overnight.
Day 4 : Loikaw – Phe Khone – Inle Lake
After breakfast we drive to Phe Khone, the gateway to Inle Lake. One the way we pass scenic views of the Shan Mountain Range and Inle Lake. On arrival at Phe Khone, we will board our boat and explore Inle Lake. Before we reach our hotel, we will visit the ancient Sankar Pagoda.
Day 5 : Heho - Yangon by morning flight
After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer to the Heho airport for the flight to Yangon. On our arrival, this tour concludes.
Inclusion And Exclusion
- 4 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast
- 2 ways domestic flights (Yangon-Loikaw and Heho-Yangon)
- English speaking station guides service
- Picnic lunch
- Trekking guide
- Water and fresh towel
- Government tax and service charge
- A lot of love and smiles
- Tourist visa
- Personal expenses
- Food and beverages (Except breakfast where mentioned)
- Travel insurance
- Items not mentioned in “services included”