YANGON – KYAING TONG – PINTAUK – KYAING TONG – HO KYIN – KYAING TONG – LOIMWE – KYAING TONG – YANGON
Description: Kyaing Tong, is well known for its scenic beauty and many colorful ethnic tribes. Our local guide will take to the Pin Tauk area and introduce you to the villagers of Khun tribes, Red Palaung tribes and Lahu tribes and to Ho Kyin village with Akha tribes, still wearing traditional costumes with silver coils.
Highlights of this tour
- Meet the friendly and hospitable locals
- Experience a day of local people
- Enjoy meals with local families, experience their cuisine
- Hike up to the mountain, hill, visit the shrine on top
- Free to take photo of Myanmar
DAY 01 : YANGON – KYAING TONG
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Kyaing Tong, the former Shan capital. On arrival, transfer to your hotel. Sightseeing in Kyaing Tong starts with Maha Myat Muni Pagoda, housing Mandalay style Buddha image and near by a monastery where the monks learn “Khun” language, which is very similar to that used in the Northern Thailand. Proceed to the Shan lacquer ware making home industry to learn embossing method lacquer ware making. Overnight at Princess Hotel.
DAY 02 : KYAING TONG – PINTAUK – KYAING TONG (B)
After breakfast your local station guide will meet you at the hotel for a hiking tour into the Pin Tauk area. Lush mixed monsoon forest with a view to the plain rice fields looking like a huge, green patchwork blanket shimmering in the water of the flooded paddy fields. Your local guide will introduce you to the villagers of Aka and An tribes. Some are baptized, some tribes still animists. The walk is not difficult, and can be done slowly. Some of the An villages or on hills, appr. a 45% “steep” walk up but for not more than half an hour. The An people, known to be the kindest tribe, as there is no case up to nowadays where an An member has ever been violent. It will take about 6 hours to visit the villages, including visits of the houses. Late afternoon come back to Kyaing Tong. Overnight at Princess Hotel.
DAY 03 : KYAING TONG – HO KYIN – KYAING TONG (B)
Early morning drive to Ho Kyin (appr. 1½ hr drive). Visit Hokyin village with Akha tribes, still wearing traditional costumes with silver coils. If an Akhar woman wants to have her complete costume, it will take about more than one hour. Then walk to near by 3 villages of Akha tribes to see their daily life in those rural areas. The walk is not difficult, and can be done slowly. In the afternoon, come back to Kyaing Tong. Overnight at Princess Hotel.
DAY 04 : KYAING TONG – LOIMWE – KYAING TONG (B)
After breakfast drive to Loimwe (appr. 2 hours drive), an old colonial town with different colorful tribes. The main attraction along the way is the scenery on the ascent to Loimwe, which passes through forests, terraced rice fields and a lake. On the way to Loimwe, lunch on the way, you will have several stops to visit different villages. Wan Lun Shan village, walk and explore the native village life; the Ho Lup Akha village where you can see the traditional Akha tribes with their colorful dresses; the Naung Cho Wa tribe, in former times headhunters – nowadays living from pears and other fruits and Pan Wai Lahu tribe villages on the left and right side of the road. Late afternoon come back to Kyaing Tong. Overnight at Princess Hotel.
DAY 05 : KYAING TONG – YANGON (B)
Early morning visit the lively market offering a mixture of local products, handicraft wares of the tribal folk and merchandise from Thailand and China. Then transfer to Kyaing Tong airport for your flight back to Yangon.
Tours Price: Contact Us
– Bed & breakfast
– Local guide throughout the tour
– All domestic flights by private airlines
– Air-con car/van/bus for Yangon (no air-con in Kyaing Tong)
– Entrance fees as indicated in our itinerary
– Porter fees at the airports
– Drinking water for the trekking days
– International air fare to/from Yangon
– Visa fees
– Compulsory dinners for Christmas & New Year
– Lunch & dinners not mentioned in our itinerary
– Early check-in and late check-out
– Personal expenses such as camera fees, tips, laundry service, ect
– Porter fees at the hotels and for the trekking days
WHAT TO BRING:
– Day bag
– Light trekking boots
– Long trousers for the trekking
– Long sleeve shirt
– Rain coat
– Sun hat
– Sun block
– Polarized sun-glasses
– Insect repellent