CBT Experience in KAYAH State itinerary for 08 days -07 nights – ASIA EZ TRAVELS

CBT Experience in KAYAH State itinerary for 08 days -07 nights

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Description

Yangon - Loikaw – Demawso – Pan Pet - CBT Village - Loikaw - Yangon

(10 Days/ 9 Nights)

 

Overview:

This trip is quite unlike any other: travel from Yangon to Kayah state, in Eastern Myanmar, home to an astonishing range of ethnic minorities including the famed Long Neck Kayan beauty (Padaung) Ladies.

Itinerary Details

DAY 01. YANGON ARRIVAL ( – / L / D )

Upon arrival at the Yangon International Airport, you will be welcomed by Asia EZ Tour guide. You will be transfer to your hotel, for a chance to relax and refresh.
In the late afternoon, we begin our tour through Yangon city with a visit to one of the world’s most spectacular monuments; the 2,600 years old SHWEDAGONE PAGODA.
Once sunset arrives, glittering in the dark skyline, SHWEDAGONE PAGODA is indeed a sight to behold.
Lunch and dinner will be served at a local restaurant.
You will be overnight stay in Yangon.


DAY 02. YANGON – LOIKAW (B / L / D)

After an early breakfast, transfer to the Yangon airport for domestic flight to Loikaw. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to hotel for taking some refreshment. KAYAH state tourism has only started to develop softly a couple years ago and many displaced KAYAN’s have returned back to their home region from other parts of the country or Thailand.

Expect simple and limited services here. We begin the day with a tour of Loikaw highlights with stops at the HAW KYAUNG, a former Shan chieftain’s palace, which has been converted into a monastery and the Kayah State Cultural Museum, to learn about the fascinating history and culture of the state.

Lunch will be served at a restaurant, we will drive 30 minutes out of town into the serene countryside to explore the recently opened KYAT GU cave (Ghost Cave) system, a sprawling limestone cavern full of mesmerizing geological structures.

In the late afternoon, we return to town to enjoy a beautiful sunset atop Loikaw iconic TAUNG KWAL Pagoda. The pagoda is perched on top of a limestone outcrop overlooking the city and offers excellent views of the surrounding landscape.

Lunch and dinner will be served at a local restaurant and you will be staying overnight in Loikaw.


DAY 03. LOIKAW – DEMAWSO – PAN PET CBT VILLAGE (B /L / D)

 

Authentic Ethnic and Culture Tours

After breakfast at your hotel, drive to DEMAWSO and we visit the colorful DEMAWSO market where different tribal folk come to trade their produce (Note: The market only takes place on Wednesday, Saturday). Spend time strolling the market, browsing the wares and perhaps sample the local cuisine.

Then we continue to PAN PET KAYAN tribe village which is one of the first community tourism projects in Kayah State and was sponsored by Netherland Trust Fund. The project was set up by a team of local and international experts, including Pascal KHOO THWE who is the author of the Land of the Green Ghosts.

On arrival at PAN PET, you will be welcomed by a local community guide. During the village visit, you will have the opportunity to learn about local culture and traditions in the region. The villagers are making Kayan bracelets, weaving cotton, carving wooden, weaving bamboo and another handwork. You can see these activities and study. And you can enjoy the Kayan traditional lunch at a local home. And then, we will go to HTA NEE LA LEH, Kayah village. In this village, you can see their way of life and beliefs. And you can visit the village and their home. These include musicians who play traditional bamboo guitars, experts in Kayah dress, and artisans who make distinctive Kayah lacquer leg rings.

Some of the KAYAN ladies still wear, their trademark, brass rings around their necks and joints. You may be able to see these ladies in the villages where we visit. After a full day spent with these fun-loving and artistic people, we say our farewells and return to Loikaw in the evening.

Dinner will be served at a local restaurant and you will be staying overnight in Loikaw.


DAY 04. LOIKAW – NAN MAE KHON – LOIKAW (TREKKING) (B /L / D)

 

Adventure Day Trekking Tour

After having breakfast at the hotel, our guide and car will pick you up at the hotel (around 8 Am). After the drive, 45 minutes arrive at the start trekking point. First, we will go to PAYAR NI to cross BELU Creek by boat (you can get new experience). After that, we will walk past many fields and vegetable fields to the village. Visit around the village and talking with villagers.

Lunch at a local home (Shan or Inn Thar tribe).

After lunch, continues to walk to other village and go to the natural pond. Visit NAN MAE KHON Village and Old Monastery, our regional guide will explain this history. In the evening, go back to Loikaw by boat.

Dinner will be served at a local restaurant and you will be staying overnight in Loikaw.


Optional Trekking Trip I

DAY 05. LOIKAW – PANPET – LOIKAW (TREKKING) (B /L / D)

Adventure Day Trekking Tour

After having breakfast at the hotel, our guide and car will pick you up at the hotel around 8 Am. After the drive, 1 hour arrive at the start trekking point. We will go to PAN PET. On the way, visit the village and talking with villagers. After 2 hours of walking, take a rest on the way and continue walking. After 1 ½ hours trekking and see nature forest, birds, pass village finely we arrive at Pan Pet village.

Having lunch at the village (Kayan Traditional foods). Visit around the village and talk with the villagers. In the evening come back to Loikaw.

Dinner will be served at a local restaurant and you will be staying overnight in Loikaw.


Optional Trekking Trip II

DAY 05. LOIKAW – LOI NAN PHA – PANPET – LOIKAW (TREKKING) (B /L / D)

 

Adventure Day Trekking Tour

After having breakfast at the hotel, our guide and car will pick up you at the hotel around 8 Am. After the drive, 1 hour arrive at the start trekking point. We will prepare for hiking LOI NAN PHA Mountain. Its take time 2 hours to the top of the mountain. Take a rest at top of the mountain to feel the scenic over Loikaw for 30minutes and we will go down for lunch at the village.

After having lunch, we will go to PAN PET village for 1 ½ hour by trekking. When we will arrive at PAN PET and visit around the village. In the evening come back to Loikaw.

Dinner will be served at a local restaurant and you will be staying overnight in Loikaw.


DAY 06. LOIKAW – HTAY KHO – LOIKAW (TREKKING) (B /L / D)

 

Adventure Day Trekking Tour

After having early breakfast at the hotel, our guide and car will pick you up at the hotel around 6 Am. After drive 2 ½ hours, arrive at the start trekking point. First, we will meet the local trekking guide. We will hike to the highest mountain in Kayah State Mt. KAW TA MAW.

Enjoy lunch at the top of the mountain (Jungle Picnic lunch). Speaking with KAYAW Ethic people and visit their home. In the evening, go back to loikaw.

Dinner will be served at a local restaurant and you will be staying overnight in Loikaw.


DAY 07. LOIKAW – YANGON FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING (B /L / D)

 

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport for domestic flight back to Yangon. Upon arrival, we spend the day visiting Yangon. Visit to the SULE PAGODA, a pagoda in the middle of the central business district, and CHAUK HTET GYI Pagoda, famous for housing an enormous 65 meter long reclining Buddha statue.

After lunch, proceed visiting to BOGYOKE AUNG SAN MARKET known as Scott Market (closed on Mondays and Public holidays). A must visit for tourist; here you can see rows of stalls selling hundreds of gemstone, handicrafts, art, clothes and food stores.

In the evening, we stop by KARAWEIK HALL, a unique golden barge on KANDAWGYI (Royal Lake). It is a perfect place of taking photos and a good view of Shwedagon Pagoda.

Dinner with cultural show will be served at Karaweik Hall Restaurant. Transfer back to hotel.

Overnight stay at hotel in Yangon.


Day 8. DEPARTURE YANGON (B/ – / -)

 

After breakfast, you will transfer to the Yangon airport for international flight departure.
*** End of this Tour ***


OUR PACKAGE TOUR RATES ARE INCLUSIVE OF:

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast
  • All meals as specified in the program on table basis as (B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Entrance fees or zone fees for visits mentioned in the program
  • Tours with English speaking throughout guide or English speaking stationed guide as per program (Mandalay to Yangon) (other languages guide can be provided with additional charges)
  • All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Permission Fees for mentioned destination
  • Home visit fees while visiting the village
  • Water & Snow Towel while trekking and cycling
  • Snack and Tea while visiting the village
  • Service charges, room tax and baggage handling at the hotel

 

NOT INCLUDED ARE:

  • Domestic airfares (Yangon – Loikaw – Yangon)
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fee for Myanmar (note that pre-arranged visa is required for any tourists)
  • International Airfare
  • Entrance fees for the sites which are not mentioned in the program
  • Early check-in, late check-out. Normal check out time from hotels in Myanmar is 12 o’clock noon
  • Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry etc.
  • Christmas and New Year’s dinner supplement (will be advised at time of booking)
  • Services which are not mentioned above

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