Long Neck Tribe Discovery
Explore Loikaw town (capital of Kayah State), hidden and adventure tourist destinations of the country where filled with ethnic tribes and breathtaking scenery. Explore Padaung villages, meet the longneck ladies and other Hidden Tribes of the Shan Mountains. Then hop in a boat for a journey through Sagar, a quieter, more authentic part of Inle Lake.
Remark: This tour is just an example and can be customized to your preferences.
Day 1Yangon - Loikaw (By Flight) or Heho Loikaw (By Car)
Take flight from Yangon to Loikaw (according to flight schedule) or drive car from Heho airport takes about 6 hrs along with scenic drive and a visit to tea plantation.
Bisected by the Bilu River, Loikaw is blessed with rolling mountains, lakes, markets, and hill tribes – the most famous being the Padaung or ‘long-neck’ ladies. The area was only recently opened to tourists in 2013, and is still very much off the beaten path.
Upon arrival, check in to the hotel.
Shortly before sunset, head into downtown Loikaw to visit the Taung Kwe Pagoda. Perched on a spectacular rock formation, this pagoda is Kayah State’s most famous sight.
Overnight in Loikaw.
After breakfast, visit in local market at Loikaw, still remain as an untouched attraction where you can observe traditional ways of life of Kayah national races and the area's landmark like NGWE DAUNG DAM and extension to nearby villages like SUN BOON PADAUNG VILLAGE, HTAY THAMA, DAWSAWBI KAYAH VILLAGE. Visit to Kayah traditional weaving industry and wonderful ritual flagstaffs of Nat (spirit) worshipers and visit Kayah state museum.
Overnight stay in Loikaw.
Day 3Loikaw - Phe Khone - Inle Lake
After breakfast, start sightseeing to visit PA KYAE SAN PYA VILLAGE where the visitor can observe field of Takon Dhaing (Flagpole of Nat (SPIRIT)) and daily life of the villagers and it daily market. Proceed to Mya Kalat Hill. After lunch, check out the hotel and proceed to PHE KHONE by coach. Upon arrival at Phe Khone Jetty, transfer into boat to take amazing 6hrs trip to Inle Lake. On the way, you will have chance to visit SAGAR, also called SAMKAR, a rarely visited area so far south of Inle lake, past the sugarcane plantations, Bamboo forests. Enjoy scenic views on the lake with frolicking pigs and buffaloes along the journey. Upon arrival in Sagar, stroll through the village and explore the unspoiled culture and traditional life-styles of the ethnic groups of Pa-O and Intha inhabited around Sagar. Learn more about the earthenware pots production and handicraft centers where monk robes are woven from lotus plants. Continue visit to THAR KAUNG VILLAGE – famous for traditional rice wine production and home to Pa Oh, Inn Thar and Shan tribes. The beautiful landscaping, flowering trees and settlements dotted on both sides of the canal could be a delight on your return to Inle.
Overnight stay in Inle Lake.
- Accommodation in shared twin rooms with daily breakfast
- Sightseeing with English speaking station guide
- Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with driver
- Domestic airfares Yangon-Heho or Yangon-Loikaw with domestic airport tax
- Entrance fees for the visits according to the program
- Private local boat for Inle Lake
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