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Colorful Tribes

Tour Facts

Tour Name : “Colorful Tribes”
Tour Code : TDEX-02
Tour Type : Private Basic
Duration : 4 Days- 3 Nights (Yangon to Yangon)
Departure : Daily Departure from Yangon
Escort : English- Speaking local stationed guide
Tour Grade : Easy to Adventurous
Tour Activities : Culture- History- Nature- Tribes Observation- Arts & Crafts Sceneries- Soft
  Trekking- Leisure- Shopping
Transport Mode : Flight- Coach without A/C
Destination Covered : Yangon- Kyaing Tong & Environ Villages
Tour Validity : Until 31 May 2008


“Trekking based tour in and around Kyaing Tong, capital of Golden Triangle region, at Thai border, with colors of numerous minorities could be added more as your preferred choice of destination to denote Myanmar for its ethnical richness”


Yangon - Kyaing Tong

Day 1: Arrival at Kyaing Tong Airport in the afternoon and transfer to the hotel. A short drive through Kyaing Tong takes to Lake Tong, the centre of the city. A nice path goes around the lake and walk along Lake Bank is charming. Continue to visit towards the huge standing Buddha. Overnight stay at hotel in Kyaing Tong.

  • NB: When Kyaing Tong is extended from other parts of tour, you can come directly from there, and depart to Yangon at the end. Vice visa, when Kyaing Tong is commenced from Yangon, then you can continue directly to other destinations by flight.

Kyaing Tong & Enviroins

Day 2: Breakfast at hotel. This morning tour starts with land driving out of Kyaing Tong in northwest direction. The road takes through Kattauk Village and then to Pin Tauk Village, about 1 1/2 hour by car. In Pin Tauk village, Akha and Lahu people, been Baptized, have built a church in the middle of the village. The Akha are the largest minority in the Kyaing Tong area and surely the most colorful. After about 15 minutes walking, arrival at the first Akha village, Wanpin, where people still dresses in their traditional costumes. The Akha are famous for their women's striking headdresses, which resemble heavy silver helmets. They consist of rows of heavy silver baubles, interspersed with beads, which are sewn on a bamboo cap. Akha embroidery is extremely intricate and includes panels of diamond and geometric shapes. Walking a bit outside of the village and have a packed-lunch under a shady tree. The next village, Wanlar, is only about 20 minutes walk away and the path is not very steep. The Akhas, are famous for their technique of hunting birds and if we are lucky, we can watch villagers making their simple but efficient traps. A steep path leads us up to the first Ann village, Nma Lin Kaung, the walk takes about 30 minutes. People in this village are still animists and are dressed in their traditional black costumes. They paint their teeth black. In their belief, it is better to be black from the outside and have a pure heart. Trek to another Ann village, another 30 minutes walk, Nam Lin Mai, which is very nicely located on a plateau overlooking the rice terraces, surrounded by shady trees. When you enter the village, you will see the shrine, where they sacrifice before they go hunting. Just next to it there is another shrine with a Buddha statue, which was introduced by the government, in order that they become Buddhists. However until today, they are still animists. 1 1/2 hour walk back to the car through rice and vegetable fields. Drive back to Kyaing Tong. On the way back, make a stop at Wan Kam to observe famous rice wine production. Overnight stay at hotel in Kyaing Tong. (B- L)

Kyaing Tong & Enviroins

Day 3: Breakfast at hotel. Full day excursion, out of Kyaing Tong in the direction to Tachilek. Drive high into the hills, to the top of Hokyin Mountain. The road is very steep and narrow and we can only drive up if the road condition is good. We can also walk up, which takes 2 hours. Once we reach the top, we see 4 different Akha villages. In some villages there are 3 different religions; some people are Buddhists, others are still animists or have converted to Catholicism. Between each village is a valley and the path leads down approx. 15 minutes and up again approx. 30 minutes. The entrance of the first village where still animists, is very interestingly decorated with the skin of a dog. Other houses have a stuffed wild cat hanging over the entrance. The Akha are very hospitable and enjoy welcoming you to their house for a chat around the stove. We make the tour from village to village and return back to the car. If you wish to do more hiking, we can also walk down the hill, which takes approx. 1 hour. The path leads through farms with beautiful views of the surrounding hills. Enjoy a packed-lunch on the way. Return in the direction of Kyaing Tong by car. Visit U Mulein Da's unique Shan lacquer ware shop. This lacquer ware is distinctively different from the one from Bagan; it is not engraved, but the relives are glued on. Drive to the top of Lone Tree Hill for views over the surrounding countryside and Kyaing Tong. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Kyaing Tong. (B- L)

Kyaing Tong – Yangon

Day 4: Breakfast at hotel. This early morning visit Kyaing Tong market - a fascinating place to soak up the local atmosphere. On the open market, all kinds of vegetables, rice, fruits, meat and fish are on sale. Minority people come to town to shop or to sell their goods. Drive towards buffalo-market at the top of hill. For the Akha, the many silver shops are of special interest as there they can buy the silver coins to make their very unique headdresses! If time permits, stop at Wat In; Khun-style temple or at the more "Myanmar"-style Maha Myat Muni temple. Then, pottery and a blacksmith shop can be visited. Afternoon, transfer to Kyaing Tong Airport for check-in. Fly back from Kyaing Tong. (B)

* B – Breakfast only throughout the tour & L – only for trekking days.

Temples of Dynasty wish you an excellent journey through the Golden Land of Myanmar

Inclusive services

Accommodations stay at the hotel with daily breakfast as twin sharing basic.
All transfer, sight-seeing, and excursion with private coach without A/C at Kyaing Tong, including driver service and fuel.
All round domestic flights.
Detailed itineraries as per program.
All entrance fees payable in US$ for the sites and monuments as per program.
English-speaking local stationed guide.

Exclusive services

Myanmar visa fees.
Airport tax for international departure.
Meals except breakfast.
Personal expenses.

* Surcharge can be applied for foreign language-speaking guide, and for full board or half board meal plans.
* Above tour can be customized according to your own travel nature.

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