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Loikaw Cultural Discovery

4 Days​

Loikaw Cultural Discovery

4 Days​

Loikaw Cultural Discovery

Yangon (or Inle Lake) - Loikaw

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DESCRIPTION

More of a pretty, frontier country town than a state capital, it's just a short, direct flight from Yangon to Loikaw. With some 9 different ethnic groups living in the area, exploring here takes us back in time to a by-gone era of colorful culture, simple living, and Animist rituals. Explore the area with your personal guide, by transport and/or soft trekking. It's picturesque, accessible, completely off-the-map and a 'Soft Adventure' thanks to comfortable sleep in town each night.

 

 

HOLIDAY TYPE:  Private Guided Tour

DEPARTS: Daily (October through March)

Several times weekly the remainder of the year

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit villages in a sustainable and culturally sensitive manner, with one-on-one interactions with families mostly living as they have done for centuries.
  • Explore natural settings of lakes, caves and tall forest in the remote and mostly mountainous region of Kayah.

  • Stroll through the market of Demosa. Filled with locals shopping for, and selling their wares. There's a tasting of the locally fermented liquor for anyone who's brave enough for the experience!

  • Appreciate the great views of township Loikaw from Mingala Hill, the rocky peaks are located in the center of town that is home to Taung Kwe Pagoda.

 

EXPAND YOUR ITINERARY WITH OTHER NEARBY DESTINATIONS

  • Inle Lake, Shan State

  • Pindaya, Shan State

  • Kalaw, Shan State

  • Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar's Capital

 

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WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Domestic flights as listed 

  • 3 Breakfasts

  • Genuine 3-star accommodation

  • Private and air-conditioned transportation throughout, except when the alternative is stated

  • English speaking, professional guide, indigenous to the area

  • Entrance Fees

  • In-country itinerary manager just a phone call away 24 hours a day.

WHAT'S NOT
  • International flights

  • Visas

  • Travel insurance

  • Other meals & Drinks
     

Most distinctive of the ethnic groups that call Loikaw home are the Kayan, or 'long necked' ladies who wear brass coils wrapped around their 'long necks'. In reality though, their necks are not longer, rather their shoulders have dropped from years of extending the coil. Lesser noticed are the same coils wrapped around their shins and their hair decorations of brightly colored cloth pieces. According to legend, their long necks resemble the elegance of a swan, which is a direct tie-in with their traditional Animist practices.

Learn more about the
Traditional women of Kayan