|Tour Package :||
Amazing Oriental Classic Tour
|Tour Code :||AOC 009|
|Coverage :||Loikaw / Panpet ( The Long Necked Kayan Tribe Village)– Inle Lake|
|English Speaking Licensed Tour Guide (Escort or Regional)|
Day (2) Loikaw- Pan Pet – Loikaw
Day (3) Loikaw Sighseeing and departure – Phekhone – Sakar – Tarkaung – Inle Lake
Day (4) Excursion Indein – Heho – Yangon
Arrive at Heho Airport – transfer to Loikaw by land ( estimate driving 6 Hours )
from Heho – Kalaw –Pinglong – Phaekhone – Loikaw by land .
, On the way to Loikaw . it is a panoramic view of paddy field and the plantations Cabbage , Tomato , Potato ,maze ,corn and flowers fields where the local farmers using the traditional farming method (using cows and buffalos instead of mechines) .
Then, arrive to Pin Laung (southern Shan State) and have lunch at the local restaurant. After lunch, transfer to Phal Khone Town, where Inle lake and Belu river meets. Shortly take break for photo shooting. Then continue journey to get Loikaw.
Arrive to Loikaw Check in Hotel ,
Loikaw is the capital of Kayah State. then transfer to the Thiri-Mingalar Taung Kwae pagoda perched high up on a limestone monolith which affords great views of Loikaw and the surrounding mountain ranges, especially at sunset, which is the significant mark of Loikaw and visitors can feel the beauty of sunset from the top of Mountain.
Then check-in at the hotel and overnight at the hotel.
After having Breakfast, start to visit the Pan Pet Village where the significant tribe, Pa Daung (Kayan) people live. The Kayan are a subgroup of the Red Karen (Karenni) people. In this tribe, the ladies are wearing neck rings, brass coils that are placed around the neck, appearing to lengthen it. The women wearing these coils are known as "giraffe women" to tourists.
To get to Pan Pet village, it is an hour drive from Loikaw to get to the starting point of trekking .On the way, there is a beautiful sight for photograph, the Ngwe Taug Dam. From there; it is a 45 minutes by walking. On the way, it is a panoramic view of paddy field and the plantations. Almost all the views are green and fresh. After 45 minutes by waking, you will get the Pan Pet village. There are some Kayan women making their traditional weaving and their handicrafts. Visitor can enjoy their traditional behaviors. But, you can see only few ladies who are wearing rings on their neck because of the human trafficking. After that, you can visit to the early-childhood nursery at the village. After visiting around the village, walk back to the starting point. And drive back to Loikaw. On the way, there is a place call Ta Gun Dine (holy place for their spiritual belief), also called Kay Htein Bo pole, where they celebrate annual Kay Htein Bo Festival. In present times the annual Kay Htein Bo festival is always accompanied by a reading of the chicken bones to predict the year ahead. The Kayan have a strong belief in augury and
nothing is done without reference to some form of divination, including breaking thatch grass, but most importantly consulting the chicken bones. Lunch at the local Restaurant. . On the way, we can visit to the old Kayah village ( Kan 7 Sint village) where old Kayah people live. Only there, we can find the old traditional lifestyle of Kayah people.
Then, visit to the south part of Loikaw, there is the little-visited Emerald Tree pagoda where the vista spreads over the old and new parts of town
After having breakfast, start Loikaw sightseeing with an old Roman Catholic Church. Then will visit to the Loikaw market. And will visit to the Popa Monestry, where numbers of monks are lined up to eat their only
meal of the day (like Mahar Gandayoun Monestry in Mandalay). After that drive to Phekhone Town ship ( 39 Kilometers – approximate driving time 1 hour 30 minute ) , Phekhone is located southern Shan state , where Inle lake and Belu river meets.
Arrive at the Phekhone Jetty , Board on traditional long tailed boat and head of south for Sakar village 64 Kilometers ( approximate 2 Hours by boat from Phekhone Jetty to Sakar Village . Arrive Sakar village which is situated on the south of Lake Inle. Then, visit Tar-Kaung Pagodas located on the other side of Sakar village, which was built with different artistic style and its unique image by King Alaung Sithu (AD 1113-1163). Continue to the near villages where Pa-Oh, Intha and Taungyoe are living there. In the lake afternoon, stroll around and return to Lake Inle. On arrival on lake Inle, Inle Lake is 22km long and about 11km wide. The lake is at 1328 metres above sea level. Inle is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Shan State. The lake is full of floating vegetations and houses. The lake dwellers are one-legged rowers. They are well-known for it. They are called as "Inthar" meaning people of the lake. There are about 18 villages around the lake. They are Buddhist and about a hundred Buddhist monasteries can be found. A lot small pagodas can be found too.
From the Nyaung Shwe Jetty, start the sightseeing by boat with the main pagoda in the Inle lake is called as "Phaung Daw Oo" Pagoda. There are five small Buddha images all covered with gold and difficult to make out the figures. Then Transfer to hotel for Check in ,
After breakfast, start excursion trip to Indein,one of the small villages of Inle Lake located on the western bank of the lake. The ruin pagodas, hide in the bushes will give you an impression of you were in the 12th - 13th Centuries ago. This mysterious place is at the end of the marvellous Indein creek. The creek is narrow with many twist and turns. Since the both sides are paddy fields you can see the farmers ploughing and harrowing by water buffaloes. At the lunch time while groups of farmers having lunch the water buffaloes enjoy themselves dipping in the creek. At many places in the creek the farmers dam up the water by bamboo barriers to irrigate the paddy fields. Indein water is not only useful for irrigation also for bathing and washing cloths. It is compulsory to see Novice monks, buffalo boys and village girls wash and swim in the creek. The group of pagodas is built by Pa-O tribes. This is one of the scenic boat tours in Inle. When the boat reaches Indein market, walk along the covered stairway to reach 1050 hidden pagodas of Indein.Then have lunch at the local restaurant. After Lunch, transfer to Heho airport to depart to Yangon ,
- Yangon - Heho - Yangon by Flight
- 2 nights hotel accommodation at Loikaw
- 1 Night Hotel accommodation at Inle Lake
- Private transportation - Vehicle and boat
- all tour entrance fee are include program ( except museum )
- English speaking tour guide
- Meals are include program
- Other personal expense not mention in program