4 Days 3 Nights
In the morning, depart from Yangon for Loikaw by flight. Upon arrival, our car and guide will welcome you and transfer to hotel and take a relaxing. And start the sightseeing withKayah 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 central totem pole that is also a major feature of many of Kayah villages, an animist tradition pre-dating Buddhism or Christianity. (Note: the Museum is closed on Mondays and public holidays.)Afterwards,visit Natural Dyeing workshop. In here, you can learn about how to dye Kayah traditional fabric and clothes with the use of flowers, leaves and fruits.Then, head to Taung Gwe Pagoda to enjoy the sunset and panoramic view of Loikaw. Overnight in Loikaw.
After breakfast, take 30minutes drive to visit Hta Nee La Leh village where the home of KayahCommunty.Upon arrival,visit Community Centre. Then, drive to 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.In the 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 where the remainder of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Loikaw.
In the morning after breakfast, take a 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 simple, local snack. Next, 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 where the remainder of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Loikaw.
In the morning after breakfast, transfer to airport for Yangon.
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