How to get to Kayah State in Myanmar?
By boat: visitors can travel from Inle Lake to Pekong boat pier, and transfer to Loikaw (45 minutes).
By car: The journey from Nyaungshwe to Loikaw by private vehicle takes 5 hours. One can also travel to Loikaw by road from Yangon. The journey takes approximately 18 hours. It is not recommended for international tourist.
Day 1 Yangon-Loikaw By Flight
In morning, arrival in Loikaw by flight and transfer to Hotel for check-in. Then we continue our visit to cultural museum of Loikaw . After that we learn how to make Kayah Sausage experience in local Sausage producers.
Visit to Loikaw weaving centre where most Kayah tradition costume are produced and organic garden to discvoer the process of dyeing trail. In the afternoon, we will visit to “Kyat Gu”, Ghost Cave, where we can find broken wooden box believed to be coffins from many years ago.
Next to Haw Nan Monastery which is one of the ancient buildings in Kayah, built during the first of World War (1912-1916). Visit to Taung Kwal Zay Ti, Shwe Latt war Taung and Mya Ka Latt Taung where we can see a beautiful view of the city and surrounding villages from hilltops. Visitors also enjoy watching sunset from hilltop.
Day 2 Village Trekking
This morning we proceed to Pemsong village. On arrival, guests are welcomed in a local home where you will enjoy a hot drink and a simple, local snack. After this, you will head off on a Short Trek, of 1.5 to 2 hours, lead by local community tour guides. Along the way, your local guides will present special cultural and natural sites, which are important to local people and their way of life. A highlight of the trek is a breathtaking, 360 degree view of the surrounding, mountains. Enjoy pack lunch or a special Jungle picnic.
Next Visit to the Kayhtoebo site and Hunting Shrine, to learn about local beliefs and spiritual life. In addition, enjoy an Ox Cart ride, via the Lotus Pond to the scenic 7 Lakes. Here, guests enjoy a delicious Kayah Barbecue with cultural exchange.
Day 3 Loikaw – Yangon by flight
Free at Leisure before your departure flight to Yangon.