Day 1: Arrival at Kyaing Tong Airport in the
afternoon and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon,
trekking tour starts with land driving out of Kyaing Tong in
west direction. The road takes towards Wan Pauk village
where red-clothed Palaung tribe with silver & lacquered
waist-bands can be observed. Drive back to Kyaing Tong.
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.
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. 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)
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)
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
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
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.
Myanmar visa fees.
Airport tax for international departure.
Meals except breakfast.
* Surcharge can be applied for foreign
language-speaking guide, and for full board or half board
* Above tour can be customized according to your own travel
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