5 Days 5 Nights in KYAING TONG
Tour Code : NSSPT-22
Kyaing Tong is known for its scenic beauty and many colorful ethnic tribes. Our local station guide will take you to the Pin Tauk area, introduce you to the local villagers from the Khun, Red Palaung and Lahu tribes, and also accompany you to Ho Kyin, where the Akha tribes still wear their traditional costumes with linked silver beads, and to Loimwe, an old colonial town with various colourful ethnic groups.
YANGON - KYAING TONG - PINTAUK - KYAING TONG - HO KYIN - KYAING TONG - LOIMWE - KYAING TONG – YANGON
- Bed and breakfast
- Local, English-speaking travel guides for all transfers and tours
- All local flights with private airlines
- Air-conditioned car/van/bus for all transfers and tours
- Admission fees according to itinerary
- Baggage handling fees at the airport
- Drinking water on the trekking days
SERVICE Not Include:
- International flights to/from Myanmar
- Visa fees
- Obligatory dinners at Christmas and New Year
- Lunches and dinners not included in the itinerary
- Early check-in/late check-out
- Personal expenses such as camera fees, tips, laundry, etc.
- Hotel baggage handling fees
All rates are quoted in USD.
Day 1. Yangon ~ Kyaing Tong ( X, X, X )
Transfer to airport for your morning flight to Kyaing Tong, the former Shan capital. The sightseeing in Kyaing Tong begins at the Maha Myat Muni Pagoda, where a replica of the famous Mahamuni Buddha is kept, and a local monastery where monks learn to speak the ‘Khun’ language, which is very similar to the language spoken in northern Thailand. You will then travel onwards to a place where you will learn how lacquerware is embossed in the Shan region. Overnight stay in Kyaing Tong.
Day 2. Kyaing Tong ~ Pintauk ~ Kyaing Tong ( B, X, X )
After breakfast, travel to the Pin Tauk region. A rich blend of monsoon woodlands with views of rice plains that resemble a huge green patchwork quilt upon which water from the flooded rice fields glistens. On the way to Pintauk, you will visit the village of Yan Law and its Khun tribes, as well as the village of Wan Pauk and its Red Palaung tribes. Eventually, you will arrive in Pintauk, where the Lahu tribes are to be found. Your tour guide will introduce you to some local villagers who belong to these tribes. Some of them have been baptized as Christians, but other tribes still practice animism. It takes about three hours to visit the villages by car, including visits to the people’s homes. In the late afternoon, return to Kyaing Tong. Overnight stay in Kyaing Tong.
Day 3. Kyaing Tong ~ Ho Kyin ~ Kyaing Tong ( B, X, X )
Early morning travel to Ho Kyin (approx. 1½ hours). Visit to the village of Hokyin, home of the Akha tribes, who still wear their traditional costumes with linked silver beads. A typical Akhu woman needs over an hour to get fully dressed in her costume. After this, you will visit three nearby Akha villages and see what everyday life looks like in this rural area. The hike is not difficult and can also be done at a slow pace. Return to Kyaing Tong in the afternoon. Overnight stay in Kyaing.
Day 4. Kyaing Tong ~ Loimwe ~ Kyaing Tong ( B, X, X )
After breakfast, travel to Loimwe (approx. two hours), an old colonial town with various colourful ethnic groups. However, the greatest attraction is the landscape on the ascent towards Loimwe. You will pass through forests, terraced rice fields and a lake. You will make several stops on the way to Loimwe to visit different villages. Wan Lun Shan – stroll around and explore life in this native village; the Akha village Ho Lup, where you get the opportunity to see the traditional Akha tribes in their colourful costumes; the Naung Cho Wa tribal village - former headhunters, who now live on pears and other fruit - and the village of Pan Wai Lahu are located on both sides of the road. In the late afternoon, return to Kyaing Tong. Overnight stay in Kyaing Tong.
Day 5. Kyaing Tong ~ Yangon ( B, X, X )