Loikaw Tour, Kayah state
Loikaw (home of the ‘long-neck women) is a great place for travelers who are interested in local hospitality, unspoiled natural scenery and experiencing cultures that still preserve their traditions and way of life. Loikaw tour starts from either Heho or Kalaw.
Day 01: Heho – Kalaw – Loikaw (by car)
Day 02: Loikaw
Day 03: Loikaw – Inle Lake (by boat)
( 3-Days/2-Nights )
Day 01: Heho/ Kalaw – Loikaw
Pick-up from Heho Airport (or) Kalaw. Drive to Loikaw (approx. 8 hrs) drive. It is an interesting drive into the hills across the Shan Plateau. On the way stop at Aung Ban & Pin Laung. In the afternoon, pass Hpae Khone & Moe Byae. Arrive Loikaw and overnight.
Day 02: Loikaw
Breakfast. Visit the local market where minority people sell their goods. Then visit the Sanbon & nearby Padaung village. Later in the afternoon, photoshop at Taung kwae Pagoda.
Day 03: Loikaw – Inle Lake
Breakfast. Drive to Moe Byae and visit some Padaung Villages. Proceed to Hpae Khone for boat trip (approx. 6 hrs) to Inle Lake. Inle´s calm waters are dotted with floating vegetation and fishing canoes. On the way stop at Sagar village, which was once a Shan Prince village. Walkthrough this quiet village, talk to the villagers and visit the remains of some old pagodas. Then visit Thakong ancient Pagodas, a small pottery village and Kyainkham village famous for the production of fibers made out of Lotus trunks. Transfer to hotel and overnight.
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