EXT KENGTUNG 5D/4N

Heho-Kyaing Tong-Pin Tauk-Ho Kyin-Loimwe-Yangon

Kengtung is a town in Shan State, Myanmar. It is the principal town of Kengtung Township. Kengtung is located on the National Highway 4 and at the AH2 and AH3 of the Asian Highway.

Itinerary At a Glance

DAY DEPART VISIT ARRIVE RANK
DAY-01 HEHO KENGTUNG ***
DAY-02 KENGTUNG PINTAUK KENGTUNG ***
DAY-03 KENGTUNG HO KYIN KENGTUNG ***
DAY-04 KENGTUNG LOIMWE KENGTUNG ***
DAY-05 KENGTUNG YANGON ***
DAY 01

HEHO

KENGTUNG

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 MahaMyat Muni Pagoda, housing Mandalay style Buddha image and nearby a monastery where the monks learn "Khun" language, which is very similar to use in Northern Thailand. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Lunch at a local restaurant
Dinner and overnight at hotel.
DAY 02

KENTUNG

PINTAUK

KENGTUNG

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, start for a hiking tour into the Pin Tauk area. Lush mixed monsoon forest with a view to the open rice fields looking like a vast, green patchwork blanket shimmering in the water of the flooded paddy fields. The local stationed guide will introduce you to the villagers of Aka and A tribes. Some baptize, some tribes still animists. On the way, our guides will serve you the picnic lunch. Some of the Ann villages or on hills, approximately 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 to the houses. Late afternoon comes back to Kyaing Tong.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.
DAY 03

KENTUNG

HO KYIN

KENGTUNG

Wake up early in the morning and breakfast at the 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 full dress, it will take about more than one hour. Picnic lunch on the way. Then walk to nearby three villages of Akha tribes to see their daily life in those rural areas. The walk is not difficult and can make slowly. In the late afternoon, back to Kyaing Tong.

Picnic lunch on the way
Dinner and overnight at hotel.
DAY 04

KENTUNG

LOIMWE

KENGTUNG

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast drive to Loimwe (appr. 2 hours drive), an old colonial town with different colourful 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. WanLun Shan village, walk and explore the native village life; the Ho LupAkha village where you can see the traditional Akha tribes with their colourful dresses; the Naung Cho Wa tribe, in former times headhunters - nowadays living from pears and other fruits and Pan WaiLahu tribe villages on the left and right side of the road. Late afternoon comes back to Kyaing Tong.

Picnic lunch on the way
Dinner and overnight at hotel.
DAY 05

KENGTUNG

YANGON

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Kyaing Tong airport for domestic flight to Yangon. Arrive at Yangon.

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