Loikaw & Environs
Loikaw has a population of about 11,000 and it is the capital of Kayah State. It is located near the State’s northern tip, at an elevation of 1200 meters. The inhabitants are mostly Kayah who are also known as Karenni. Myanmar’s largest hydropower plant is located 20 km east of Loikaw at Lawpita Falls and named as Lawpita Hydropower Plant. It is the main electric power source of Myanmar. Loikaw is about 70 miles south of Kalaw and about 5 hours drive from Kalaw.
3days/2nights Tour Program
Day 01 Inle lake - Samkar – Phekhone (boat) / To Loikaw (Car)
Picked up at your hotel at Inle Lake. We will start our journey to Phekhone by long-tailed boat through the lake. We will stop for lunch break at Samkar old ruined village and sightseeing around Samkar and the ruined Shan stupas. From there another one hour boat ride to reach Phekhone, a small town. Pick up at Phekhone and then drive to Loikaw (capital of Kayah state) for another one hour and fifteen minutes. Overnight at Loikaw.
Day 02 Loikaw sightseeing – 40 km from town
Packed lunch will be served at village and on the way back, we will stop for Li-shaw, Shan, Pa O, Kayah tribes’ villages. Overnight at Loikaw.
Day 03 Loikaw- Aung Ban- Heho (Car) / Heho- Yangon ( B / L / - )
Breakfast at the hotel. 5 hours drive to Aung Ban, near Kalaw, for lunch break. Transfer to Heho airport for flight back to Yangon.