Loikaw Community Tour

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Yangon to Inle

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This exciting 6-day adventure will offer you fascinating fun insights into local life and culture in Loikaw, Kayan community. Activities were developed based on special elements of local life, culture and nature, which community members feel proud and comfortable to share with guests. A chance to meet Long Nect Karen and interacting with fun-loving &  artistic people and on the other hand, take a trek for a breathtaking, 360 degree view of the surrounding & mountains. 
Day 1: Yangon- Loikaw by Flight (-/-/D)Fly to Loikaw in the morning, the capital of Kayah state where houses to Padaung tribes. You will be welcomed at the Community Centre. Visit the Kayhtoebo site and Hunting Shrine, to learn about local beliefs and spiritual life and enjoy an Ox Cart ride, via the Lotus Pond to the scenic 7 Lakes. Here, guests enjoy a delicious Kayah Barbecue with cultural exchange. (Note if 1~3 guests, will eat in a local home).Day 2: Loikaw- Pampat- Loikaw (B/L/-)Visit local colorful market and Taung Kwe Pagoda, then drive by car to Pampat village to meet Padaung tribes. The trip includes Rang Ku hamlet, where guests can meet famous Long Neck Karen people, who are a symbol of Kayah state. Enjoy learning a few words of Kayan language and interacting with these fun-loving and artistic people. Next, visit Pemsong village, to enjoy a 1.5~2 hours Short Trek, lead by local community tour guides. Enjoy the 360 degree view of the surrounding & mountains. Have a special Jungle picnic lunch and back to hotel. Afternoon, visit a local musician’s house, listen to traditional Instruments and try your hand playing them. Learn about traditional Kayah dress, and try it on.Day 3: Htay Kho (B, L, D)Go to the Kayaw tribe (Htay Kho village). The road is tough and steep but the landscape is fantastic and panoramic views over the Kayaw region. Day 4: Lisu village (Ai Sant)–Aung Tha Byay cave – Paoh village-Leh Htwel (B, L,-)After breakfast, to to Lisu tribe which takes about 45 minutes’ drive by car. Visit local houses in the village. On the way back, visit a beautiful cave known as Aung Tha Byay cave, many stalactites and stalagmites inside it. And then, go to Pa Oh tribe. Day 5: Pha Yar Phyu( White Pagoda) – Kayah Sausage making – Kayah National Museum – Kyat CaveAfter breakfast, visit Pha Yar Phyu by boat where you can see Intar tribes. Come back to Loikaw and experience wonderful Kayah sausage by yourself. And go to Kayah National Museum. After that, we will go to Kyat Cave where you will see the broken coffins. Day 6: Loikaw- Hpekhon- Sagar- Inle  (B/-/-)  After breakfast, you will start by road towards Hpekhon where you take a boat to go to Sagar Lake for around 2 hours ride. On the way, visit a magnificent Sagar (Sankar), a site of over 100 Buddhist stupas rising from the lake. Then visit Tarkhaung pagoda complex. You will enjoy the breathtakingly beautiful natural scenery along the lake until you reach the Inle Lake by another two and half hour boat drive.Overnight in Inle LakeNote: You may book a hotel or book activities and sightseeing with us for your continuous stay in the Inle Lake area. 

What’s included

  • Accommodation inc. breakfast (B) for 6 nights
  • Other meals as detailed in the itinerary (L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Local specialized tour guide (English-speaking, other languages available on request)
  • All transfers
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary 
  • Boat tours and air-conditioned car/van transportation as detailed in the itinerary
  • Domestic flights Yangon to Loikaw as detailed in the itinerary, economy class (20 kg luggage per person)

What’s not included

  • International Air tickets 
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • All drinks
  • Tips
  • Other expenses not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Any peak season surcharge (normally New Year & Myanmar festival period)
  • Visa fees and/or visa authorization

Itinerary

Day 1: Yangon- Loikaw by Flight (-/-/D) Fly to Loikaw in the morning, the capital of Kayah state where houses to Padaung tribes. You will be welcomed at the Community Centre. Visit the Kayhtoebo site and Hunting Shrine, to learn about local beliefs and spiritual life and enjoy an Ox Cart ride, via the Lotus Pond to the scenic 7 Lakes. Here, guests enjoy a delicious Kayah Barbecue with cultural exchange. (Note if 1~3 guests, will eat in a local home).
Day 2: Loikaw- Pampat- Loikaw (B/L/-) Visit local colorful market and Taung Kwe Pagoda, then drive by car to Pampat village to meet Padaung tribes. The trip includes Rang Ku hamlet, where guests can meet famous Long Neck Karen people, who are a symbol of Kayah state. Enjoy learning a few words of Kayan language and interacting with these fun-loving and artistic people. Next, visit Pemsong village, to enjoy a 1.5~2 hours Short Trek, lead by local community tour guides. Enjoy the 360 degree view of the surrounding & mountains. Have a special Jungle picnic lunch and back to hotel. Afternoon, visit a local musician’s house, listen to traditional Instruments and try your hand playing them. Learn about traditional Kayah dress, and try it on.
Day 3: Htay Kho (B, L, D) Go to the Kayaw tribe (Htay Kho village). The road is tough and steep but the landscape is fantastic and panoramic views over the Kayaw region. 
Day 4: Lisu village (Ai Sant)–Aung Tha Byay cave – Paoh village-Leh Htwel (B, L,-) After breakfast, to to Lisu tribe which takes about 45 minutes’ drive by car. Visit local houses in the village. On the way back, visit a beautiful cave known as Aung Tha Byay cave, many stalactites and stalagmites inside it. And then, go to Pa Oh tribe. 
Day 5: Pha Yar Phyu( White Pagoda) – Kayah Sausage making – Kayah National Museum – Kyat Cave After breakfast, visit Pha Yar Phyu by boat where you can see Intar tribes. Come back to Loikaw and experience wonderful Kayah sausage by yourself. And go to Kayah National Museum. After that, we will go to Kyat Cave where you will see the broken coffins. 
Day 6: Loikaw- Hpekhon- Sagar- Inle  (B/-/-)  After breakfast, you will start by road towards Hpekhon where you take a boat to go to Sagar Lake for around 2 hours ride. On the way, visit a magnificent Sagar (Sankar), a site of over 100 Buddhist stupas rising from the lake. Then visit Tarkhaung pagoda complex. You will enjoy the breathtakingly beautiful natural scenery along the lake until you reach the Inle Lake by another two and half hour boat drive. Overnight in Inle Lake Note: You may book a hotel or book activities and sightseeing with us for your continuous stay in the Inle Lake area. 
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