Private Guided Full Day Tour In Kayan Ethnic Long-neck Padaung From Loikaw

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 am Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Hotel in Loikaw
  • Return Details :
    Hotel in Loikaw

Overview

Full day guided tour to explore and learn about Kayan (Long-neck Padaung) traditional craft, village life and environment. Visit to Pan Phet (the Padaung Native village) where Long Neck Women are living and see their traditional clothing, long ring decoration on their neck, legs and hands, authentic way of live of Padaung people in the village. Trekking in the Kayan Artisans Trail, enjoy delicious Kayan lunch and explore threading and weaving traditional textiles at artisan houses.

Know More about this tour

Our driver and English-speaking guide will pick you up at your hotel in Loikaw about 8:00 am.

Transfer by car from Loikaw to Phan Pet, a cluster of 10 hamlets, forming 5 x Kayan villages.

Trekking: Before visiting the hamlet of Salong Kana, home of different artisans (called as the artist village), the local guide will take you about 1.5 hours trekking to a view point on a hill that overlooks the scenic area and provides an understanding of the environment in which the Kayan ethnic live and farm. After a rest, it takes about 30 minutes to reach the house of the first artisan, the bracelet maker who will demonstrate how to create traditional bracelets and work the bronze coils the Kayan have been traditionally wearing around their neck. The bracelet maker is the last of her kind in the area and without apprentices, her knowledge not being passed on.

Enjoy traditional lunch at private village house. A local women group, trained by UN hygiene officers, will prepare delicious lunch boxes for you (at least 3 Kayan dishes).

After lunch, we will continue to visit artisan houses and explore traditional techniques to make weaving and bamboo crafts.

The Cotton grower & weaver: There are only a few women left in Pan Phet that grow their own cotton, do the threading and weaving traditional textiles (ie. Kayan tunic).

The bamboo cup and basket maker (braiding techniques).
You will also enjoy interacting with fun-loving and artistic Kayan people and discover the tradition and culture of local ethnic people.

After that trekking about 2 hours back to car pick-up point and enjoy the scenic view along the trekking.

Option: Instead of 2-hour trekking to car pick-up point at the end of village visit, we can pick you up in Salong Kana and transfer to Rang Ku Village (10-min drive) to visit some the little shops that Kayan women have opened to sell their crafts and support their families.

After the tour, transfer to your hotel in Loikaw.

Inclusions

  • Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transfer in-out of Hotel in Loikaw
  • Local Village guide
  • Permission fees
  • Home visit fees
  • Lunch at local home
  • 1 bottle drinking water and refreshing towel for each day

Exclusions

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Food and drink, unless specified
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Itinerary is subject to change depending on flights, road and other conditions

A moderate amount of walking is involved; please bring comfortable walking shoes. 

The duration of transfers is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

Children ages 0 to 2-year old are free of charge when sharing the same seat as parents; if infants require their own seat, they must be booked as adults.

Tours which travel during Christmas Eve, New Year Eve and Myanmar New Year (April 13 17) will be charged a peak season surcharge which will be advised upon confirmation.

Please feel free to contact us by e-mail at info@winmyanmartravel.com or call at 1-604-603-1966 or 95-9-5168165 should you have any questions.