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Extension Tours » Eastern Shan Hill Tribes Tour

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Duration : 04 Days / 03 Nights

Route : Yangon, Kyaing Tong

Year Round but the best season is October to May

Day 01: Yangon / Mandalay / Heho - Kyaing Tong

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport for domestic flight to Kyaing Tong via Tachileik by schedules flight ( 1 ½ hour flying ). Arrival late afternoon at Kyaing Tong airport and transfer to hotel and check-in. Sightseeing in Kyaing Tong starts with Maha Myat Muni Pagoda, housing Mandalay Style Buddha image. Proceed to Shan lacquer ware. Tourists who are fond of lacquer ware can purchase desirable lacquer ware of high quality. Then visit Standing Buddha image where Kyaing Tong was founded about one thousand years ago, hot springs, Akha centre village and R.C.M church. Visit to the One Tree Hill where a lone 245-years-old Kanyin-byu tree stands.The tree was planted by Alaungmintaya, the founder of Third Myanmar Empire. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Kyaing Tong

After breakfast, morning visit to water buffalo Market where buyers and sellers stand around seemingly doing nothing. The water buffalos are not found in many countries, the twice weekly market excites considerable interest, take the car about 45 minutes for a trekking tour into the Pin Tauk area. Visit the villages of Akha and Enn tribes. Some are baptized, some tribes still animists. The Enn are an ethnic group which tourists have found particularly interesting labeling them the “Black Teeth”. The walk is not difficult and can be done slowly. They live on the higher slopes. They have distinctively different costumes and beliefs from the other tribes. It will take about 4 hours to visit the villages. Drive back to hotel and leisure.

Day 03: Kyaing Tong

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day excursion to Lwe tribe village. Drive about 2 hrs on the road to Maila, a border town at the Chinese Border. From there it will take a 1/2 hours hike to Wan Nyunt village, one of the Loi tribe villages. The Loi preferring to live in huge long houses, including at least 5 families. Before visiting the Lois, there is an old monastery, a very beautiful one and very different from the other monasteries. One hour from there is another Loi village (Wan Seng). Scenery is beautiful and trekking is not difficult. Return to Kyaing Tong. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04: Kyaing Tong Departure

Breakfast at hotel. Upon flight time permitting, visit to the colorful local market which is the site for gathering of different clans, each of them in their colorful costumes: any given morning you would see Ahku, Ahka, Palaung, Enn, or Lahu races. Check-out hotel and transfer to Kyaing Tong airport and depart for domestic flight to next destination or drive to Maisai (Thailand) via Tachiliek (border of Myanmar / Thailand) (3 hrs driving) reach for Chaimai.

Our services include:

Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner) English speaking local guide (for other languages supplements apply) Local guide in Hoa Binh Entrance fees for all visits and activities as mentioned in the itinerary

Our services do not include:

Other meals than mentioned Other services than mentioned Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature Tips, Travel insurance

IMPORTANT NOTES:

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance (covering emergency medical evacuation) for trips to Vietnam. Prices are valid 30 days from date of offer. Past this date price and conditions may be readjusted. The cost of air tickets is subject to change without prior notice by the airlines. Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, National Holidays) may be subject to supplementary charges. Rooms at hotels are available only from 14:00 on arrival day till 12:00 on departure date. A supplement will be added if early check-in or late check-out is desired. Please note that all the above services & tours have yet to be booked, they are proposed for your information only and we will not make any reservations before we receive your confirmation to do so. If one or some proposed service(s) is (are) not available at the moment of booking, we will try to find other possibilities/options or other similar service(s) in order to avoid changes to the program.