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TRAVEL IN MYANMAR - EXTENSION TO KENGTUNG - 5 DAYS

Itinerary :
Heho - Kyaing Tong (Kengtung) - Ping Tauk - Kengtung - Ho Kyin - Kengtung - Loimwe - Kengtung - Yangon


Day 1 : Heho - Kyaing Tong

Transfer to Heho airport for domestic flight to Kyaing Tong, the former Shan capital. Arrive Kyaing Tong, transfer to hotel.

Lunch at a local restaurant. Start sightseeing tour with Maha Myat Muni Pagoda, housing Mandalay style Buddha image and nearby a monastery where the monks learn "Khun" language, which is very similar to be used in the Northern Thailand.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.



Day 2 : Kengtung - Ping Tauk - Kengtung

Breakfast.

After breakfast start 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. Local stationed guide will introduce you to the villagers of Aka and A tribes. Some are baptized, some tribes still animists.

Picnic lunch on the way. Some of the Ann villages or on hills, appr. a 45% "steep" walk up but for not more than half an hour. The Ann people, known to be the kindest tribe, as there is no case up to nowadays where an Ann 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.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.



Day 3 : Kengtung - Ho Kyin - Kengtung

Wake up early in the morning and breakfast at hotel.

Then 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.

Picnic lunch on the way. Then walk to nearby 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 late afternoon, back to Kyaing Tong.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.



Day 4 : Kengtung - Loimwe - Kengtung

Breakfast at hotel.

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, you will have several stops to visit different villages.

Picnic lunch on the way. 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.
Dinner and overnight at hotel.



Day 5 : Kengtung - Yangon

Breakfast at hotel.

Transfer to Kyaing Tong airport for domestic flight to Yangon.

Arrive at Yangon.
Our price includes :
  • Transfers and visits mentioned in the program
  • Accommodation in double room including breakfast (described in the program)
  • Entrance fees of the sites & the visits mentioned in the program
  • The service English speaking throughout guide
  • Domestic flights Heho – Kyaing Tong / Kyaing Tong-Yangon
  • Meals
Our price does NOT include :
  • The personnel drinks and expenses
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Visa fees
  • Insurances
  • 3* Hotels (Reduction)
  • The service English speaking regional guide (Reduction)
  • 3* Hotel (Supplement)
Payment :
  • Deposit of 30% non-refundable upon receipt of our invoice and confirmation of all bookings,
  • Balance due in full one month before the start of services.
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