4 Nights / 5 Days
Kandawgyi, Shwedagon Pagoda,
Hteesakhar Waterfall, Thirimingala Pagoda (Taung Kwe Zedi)
Kayan Ethnic Community, the Lotus Pond, The Ngwe Taung Dan for a great sunset view
Bogyoke Market Botataung Pagoda, sunset at Botataung jetty
Note: Bogyoke Aung San Market is closed on every Monday.
Welcome to Yangon, transfer to hotel. Depending on your international flight time that day will be half day sightseeing. Sightseeing includes the glittering Shwedagon Pagoda (one of the famous religious monument in the world). Dinner and overnight at Yangon.
After breakfast, transfer you to airport for flight to Loikaw. Upon arrival, we will visit to Hteesakhar Waterfall, most accessible and popular waterfalls, located 15 miles in the north of Loikaw, near Shan- Kayah border. Then, we will enjoy a delicious Kayah Barbecue lunch with cultural exchange at local home. On the way back, we can short visit two caves, Aung Thabyae and Lwe Tamu. After take rest at hotel, we can feel take a boat along the Balu Chaung River. At the evening, visit to the Thirimingala Pagoda (Taung Kwe Zedi) which is in the centre of town there is an impressive rock on which stands. The climb up (over various steep steps) is worthwhile, for a great sunset view over the city and the nearby hills. Dinner and overnight at Loikaw.
After breakfast, drive to Kayan Community (long neck women) located at Panpet, takes about one hours’ drive by car, on the way we will short explore to Demoso Market. The road is tough and steep but the landscape is fantastic and panoramic views. On arrival, welcomed in a local home where you will enjoy a hot drink and a simple, local snack. Next, you will set off on a moderately challenging trek, through lush, shady, forest. After a short climb (30-40 minutes), you’ll enjoy over 3 hours of continual, great views. On route, local guides will show various edible plants and herbal medicines which are used by community members in their ‘jungle larder.’ A highlight of the trip is arriving at the original settlement of Pan Pet, perched on a mountain top, where evidence of past habitation is visible. Enjoy jungle picnic lunch. Return back to Loikaw, we’ll visit the Lotus Pond, a sacred and scenic site, listen to the local legend of Tsudanu, a prince and princess who finally ascend to heaven as mythical Kinaree birds and visit to the Ngwe Taung Dan for a great sunset view, the Lanmark of Kayah State. After enjoying the panoramic view. Dinner and overnight at Loikaw.
After breakfast, flight back to Yangon; head out for lunch and shopping to the Bogyoke Market (Scott’s Market) with hundreds of food, clothes, handicrafts and gems store. Continue explore some colonial buildings around the city and visit to Botahtaung Pagoda, view sunset and observe the lifestyle at Botahtaung jetty.
Transfer to the Yangon airport for departure. Depends on your international flight time.