Tours in Myanmar

Yangon – Heho – Loikaw –Sambon village (Padaung tribe) – Kalaw– Yangon

Destination: Yangon, Heho, Loikaw, Sambon village (Padaung tribe), Kalaw
Tour Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Tour Code: SS – 34

Loikaw is surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges, lakes and waterfalls, where locals believe that the Keinara half-human half-bird creatures live. The Keinara, representing eternal fidelity, is the State symbol.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Yangon arrival & sightseeing (by car)

Yangon – Heho – Loikaw –Sambon village (Padaung tribe) – Kalaw– Yangon

Upon arrival at Yangon Interantional Airport, welcome by Shooting Star Travel’s local guide by holding placard which the name on it. Then transfer to hotel for check in.

After check in, visit Chaukhtatgyi (Reclining Buddha) to see see 70-meters long colossal reclining Buddha, visit Kandawgyi Park, one of central Yangon’s greenest spots. Here you will see the glittering Karaweik barge, a replica of the royal barge and the vast lake with views of Shwedagon in the background.

From here, continue to Shwedagon Pagoda the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar and one of the wonders of the world. It is belived to have been built more than 2500 years ago. Enjoy breathtaking views of the golden stupa from this vantage point for sunset. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.

Day 2: Yangon – Heho – Loikaw (by flight & car)

Yangon – Heho – Loikaw –Sambon village (Padaung tribe) – Kalaw– Yangon

After breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport for flight to Heho and proceed to Loikaw, the capital of Kayah State, is bisected by the Belu Stream that flows from the Inle lake, and by that route it enjoys trade with the Shan State.

Loikaw is surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges, lakes and waterfalls, where locals believe that the Keinara half-human half-bird creatures live. The Keinara, representing eternal fidelity, is the State symbol. The town is pleasant and in the suburbs are large wooden houses set in lush, green compounds.

Belu Chaung is scenic beauty of Kayah State, which has a gernerally hilly photography. Loikaw province is the most highlight destination for all the people near and far, because it is the birth place of the Padaung tribal, or the Kayan tribal, or (long neck women). Overnight at hotel in Loikaw.

Day 3: Loikaw full day sightseeing (by car)

Yangon – Heho – Loikaw –Sambon village (Padaung tribe) – Kalaw– Yangon

After breakfast at hotel, excursion by vehicle in Loikaw town and around the town visit local market, sambon village which belong to Padaung People, Banner’s Post festival for Kayar People, weaving centre for Kayar traditional dress and visit Roman Catholic Church, study how to make rice / millet wine and Loikaw Haw (Mansion), Kayar State Museum.

Overnight at hotel in Loikaw.

Day 4: Loikaw – Kalaw

Yangon – Heho – Loikaw –Sambon village (Padaung tribe) – Kalaw– Yangon

After breakfast at hotel, by vehicle from Loikaw to Kalaw. On the way to Kalaw we can see many ethnic groups and colorful plantations.

We can stop Pinlaung and visit market. And explore the natural cave by the name of Myintmahti Cave on the way to Kalaw. Overnight at hotel in Kalaw.

Day 5: Kalaw – Heho – Yangon (by car & flight)

Yangon – Heho – Loikaw –Sambon village (Padaung tribe) – Kalaw– Yangon

After breakfast at hotel, start the sightseeing with the Kalaw Hotel, which was built by the British style during the British’s overwhelm, nearly over 100 years ago. And continue to Nee Paya, features a gold lacquered bamboo Buddha Image as well as the Christ the King Church, a brick Catholic Church.

After that, continue to the Kalaw Station which was also built by the British constructors, nearly over 100 years ago. Proceed to the Heho airport for flight back to Yangon. Overnight hotel in Yangon.

Day 6: Yangon sightseeing & Departure (by car)

Yangon – Heho – Loikaw –Sambon village (Padaung tribe) – Kalaw– Yangon

After breakfast at hotel, shopping in the Bogyoke Market formerly “Scott Market”, where you can get a wide range of Myanmar handicraft, jewelries, fabrics, lacquer wares and so on. (Note : Market is closed on Mondays and Public Holidays)

Depanding on your flight time, visit Kaba Aye (World peace) Pagoda, it was also known as the “World Peace Pagoda” and Mahapsana Guha Cave, where the sixth Buddhist synod took place. Proceed to Kalaywa Tawya Monastery to see the daily life of the monks.

Transfer to Yangon International Airport for departure. If time permit, on the way visit to Kyauktawgyi Pagoda also known as Lawka Chanther Arbayar Laba Muni Buddha Image at Minn Dhamma Hill, there is an Elephant house where the three white elephants are kept.