4 Days Kayah State

starting from $767

Closed for over half a century, recently opened to visitors, and finally accessible by air and road, Kayah is packed with diversity and potential for inspiring, off-the-beaten-track experiences. Kayah’s nine ethnic groups weave a colourful tapestry of beliefs, cuisines, dress and decorative arts, languages and livelihoods. Kayah’s tranquil capital, Loikaw, is usually the base for tourists. A short drive from the state capital, local villages offer many opportunities to experience local life, including a range of newly developed community-based cultural tours.

YANGON - LOIKAW - YANGON

Type of trip:
Individual tour
Duration: 4 Days
Price:
starting from $767 (based on 2 travellers)
Availability: All-year-round
Start of trip: Daily
  • Bed and breakfast
  • English-speaking, local travel guides for all transfers and tours
  • Domestic flight Yangon - Loikaw - Yangon
  • Air-conditioned car/van/bus for all transfers and tours
  • Admission fees according to itinerary
  • All boat trips as detailed in itinerary
  • Baggage handling fees at airport
  • International flights to/from Myanmar
  • Visa fees
  • Obligatory dinners at Christmas and New Year
  • Lunches and dinners not included in the itinerary
  • Drinks
  • Early check-in/late check-out
  • Personal expenses such as camera fees, tips, laundry, etc.
  • Hotel baggage handling fees
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Day 01 YANGON – LOIKAW (L, D)

Transfer to the airport for your morning flight Loikaw, the capital of Kayah State. Upon arrival visit Thirimingalar Market, open every day from 6 AM to 5 PM, except full moon days. The market has a good variety of items local foods, vegetables, fruits and spices with wonderful contrasting colours and fragrances. Then drive to Hta Nee La Leh village and visit 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 and enjoy a delicious Kayah Barbecue with cultural exchange. In the afternoon drive to Daw Tamagyi, a typical Kayah village, where you still can see many old traditional houses and old women wearing their traditional dress. You will stay overnight in Loikaw.

Day 02 LOIKAW (B, L)

After breakfast, visit to Pha Yar Phyu by boat (approx. 1 hour). The journey is very beautiful, passing local farmers on the banks of the Belu river. In the village, you can see the White Pagoda which the village is named after. Then come back to Loikaw and experience Kayah traditional sausage. This tour takes you into the home of one of two Loikaw Kayah sausage producers, willing to offer international and national visitors a safe and unique cooking experience in Kayah State. You will discover and experience the process of making the original Kayah sausage and taste the subtle balance between spices!
In the afternoon visit the Weaving and Vocational Training Center. A master trainer from the weaving center will take you for about one hour around the weaving center’s garden to discover and experience natural dyeing. Late afternoon visit Taung Kwe Pagoda (Broken Mountain), the most famous religious landmark of Loikaw. The pagoda is 380 ft high and it was built on 9 natural hillocks. It is called ‘Phaw Pye’ in Kayah language. You can enjoy great views of the marvellous landscape of Loikaw from the top. You will stay overnight in Loikaw.

Day 03 LOIKAW – PEMSONG VILLAGE (easy trek, of 1 ½ to 2 hours with moderate steep sections) – LOIKAW) (B, L)

After breakfast drive to Pemsong village. On arrival, you 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 guide. Along the way, your local guides will stop and explain special cultural and natural sites, which are important to local people and their way of life. These include the village monument, and pagoda. A highlight is a breathtaking, 360 degree view of the surrounding, mountains. Enjoy pack lunch or a special Jungle picnic.
Following the short trek, you can also visit Salong Kana hamlet, to meet a local Kayan artisan, and enjoy a hands-on demonstration about how to make traditional, Kayan bracelets. Guests can also have a go at making a bracelet themselves. Finally, the trip ends in Rang Ku hamlet, where you can visit small crafts shops, run by the famous Kayan people (popularly known as Long Neck Karen). Enjoy learning a few words of Kayan language and interacting with these fun-loving and artistic people. There are opportunities to buy local handicrafts. Late afternoon return to Loikaw. Overnight stay in Loikaw.

Day 04 LOIKAW – YANGON (B)

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Yangon.

PRICES IN US$ PER PERSON VALID FROM 01.10.2020 – 30.09.2021

SUPERIOR 01.10.20-31.10.20 01.11.20-28.02.21 01.03.21-30.04.21 01.05.21-30.09.21
1 person
1.207
1.260
1.207
1.104
2 people
845
880
845
767
3 people
728
758
728
658
4-5 people
721
751
721
653
Single supplement
40
42
40
37
COMFORT 01.10.20-31.10.20 01.11.20-28.02.21 01.03.21-30.04.21 01.05.21-30.09.21
1 person
1.397
1.458
1.397
1.245
2 people
926
965
926
833
3 people
809
843
809
724
4-5 people
802
836
802
719
single supplement
75
78
75
68
FIRST CLASS 01.10.20-31.10.20 01.11.20-28.02.21 01.03.21-30.04.21 01.05.21-30.09.21
1 person
1.414
1.566
1.414
1.277
2 people
935
1.021
935
850
3 people
818
899
818
741
4-5 people
811
892
811
735
Single supplement
114
119
114
104

Supplement for German-speaking tour guide: US$ 502 per group

Supplement for Italian- or Spanish-speaking tour guide: US$ 462 per group

SUPERIOR

Kan Thar Yar Hotel (Loikaw) / superior room
No(N/376), U Ni Street, Naung Yah (A) Quarter, Loikaw
Tel: +95 83 22344 083 222 2344
E-mail: kantharyarhotel@gmail.com
Website: www.facebook.com/kantharyar

 

COMFORT

Loikaw Hotel / superior room
U Ni Street, Naung Yah (A) Quarter, Loikaw
Tel: +95 83 22946 / 22947
E-mail: hotel.loikaw11@gmail.com
Website: www.hotelloikaw.com

 

FIRST CLASS

Loikaw Lodge by the Lake / deluxe room
377, U Ni Street, Nyaung Ya (Airport T/F) Quarter, Loikaw, Kayah State, Myanmar.
Tel: +95 83 240161
Mobile: +95 9 94286 25548 / 9862 5548
E-mail: reservation@loikawlodge.com
Website: www.loikawlodge.com

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