7 Days Myanmar Countryside & Traditions — Loikaw by Foot
Divine brings you to explore the rustic charms of Loikaw on foot – remotely untouched and the perfect nature getaway for urbanites. Discover beautiful Kayah hill scenery and the most internationally famous the Kayan, whose ‘long-necked’ womenfolk have a tradition of sporting coils around their necks. Cross path with old time Burmese traditions and refresh your soul.
Arrive Yangon. Transfer by private vehicle to the hotel and check in if room is available. A mix of colonial architecture, modern high-rises and gilded Buddhist pagodas define its skyline.
After lunch, enjoy the water front of busy Yangon River brief public ferry ride and after a stroll at the Maha Bandoola Park to see colonial-style high court and city hall, head to the lively Indian Town and Chinatown. Explore Bogyoke (Scott) Market to see Myanmar’s wide range of handicrafts and exotic souvenirs
In the evening, enjoy the sunset to the Great Shwedagone Pagoda built the most prominent monument in Yangon which dominates the sky with golden flash, giant spires and holy relics. Enjoy a Burmese meal for your Welcome Dinner.
|2||Yangon — Heho — Loikaw (By Flight)
After breakfast, check out from hotel and transfer to Yangon domestic airport for the flight to Heho.
Option: There is direct flight to Loikaw but not on daily basis. If direct flight to Loikaw is available on your travel date, Divine can assist to re-route the itinerary. Surcharges apply.)
Upon arrival Heho, drive to Loikaw about 4hr (187km), is the remote area which part of Myanmar and you will discover beautiful Kayah hill scenery and the most internationally famous the Kayan, whose ‘long-necked’ womenfolk have a tradition of sporting coils around their necks. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel and check-in. In the late afternoon, start sightseeing start with National Museum to see traditional of tribes who living in the whole state and visit Taung Kwe Zedi and enjoy sunset.
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Today, local guide of Kayah also join with you and your language guide. After breakfast, the first sightseeing start with Thiri Mingalar Market, the largest market in the province, then proceed to Poppar Yone Monastery ,which is home for about 400 monks, to observe the line-up for lunch of 400 monks.
Afterwards, continue visit to hundred years old Hawgyi (the palace of the last ruler of Kandayawadi state) which have been turned into Thirimingalar Pone Monastery. Then, visit continues to Sun Bon village, a place where visitors can enjoy Pa Daung tribe (Long Neck Women) activities.
Lunch: Lunch Box
In the afternoon proceed to a local family who make the state’s ‘signature dish’: Kayah Sausage, Chikae Village to enjoy wonderful field of Takon Dhaing (Flagpole of Nat (spirit). Afterwards, visit weaving factory where most Kayah tradition costume are produced.
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|4||Loikaw Trekking (By Flight)
Today, local guide of Kayah also join with you and your language guide. Enjoy trekking in the forest. The first 1.5 hours includes steep sections.
Then back to Loikaw.
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Today, local guide of Kayah also join with you and your language guide. Upon arrival in Hta Nee La Leh, ethnic Kayah village, visit the Kaetoebu Animist temple, visit the Shamen’s house, hunting shrine. Then travel by ox-cart to the Lotus Pond, and listen to the legend of Tsudanu. Enjoy a unique, dining experience. Special Kayah Barbecue by the 7 lakes with deep cultural experience with local music and costume, then back to Loikaw and leisure at hotel in Loikaw.
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|6||Loikaw — Heho — Yangon (By flight)
This morning, after breakfast excursion to downtown of Loikaw (or) explore to local village near by the hotel before transfer to Heho. Then transfer to Heho airport for flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, check in hotel and free at leisure.
|7||Yangon — Singapore
After breakfast, transfer to airport for departure flight.
- All accommodation as per itinerary with breakfast
- All meals as per itinerary
- All activities and sightseeing expenses
- Private vehicle with driver
- Domestic flights as per itinerary
- English speaking guide
- Entrance fees
- International airfare with taxes and fuel charges
- All beverages
- All personal expenses
- Travel Insurance
- Tips for guide and driver