trek to tribes village
Day 1: Arrival Day
Meet your guide and transfer to hotel with private air-condition vehicle .Today Afternoon start a tour with Yangon city tour. Your tour will start from heart of downtown where you can see the historical building and Sule Pagoda which was situated in center of downtown which was situated in center of the downtown and surrounded very busy street font side can walk and visit to Mahabandoola park and City Hall, after that passing to High court, and Post office and visit to downtown heritage building after that one stop at Stand Hotel for Hi Tea. In the evening around 17:00 guide will transfer you to Nanthida jetty for sunset and having dinner. After that transfer back to hotel. Overnight at Yangon.
Day 2: Yangon-Kyaing Tong –Yangon
Today fly from Yangon to Kyaing Tong. Kyaing Tong lies in the valley between the high misty mountains of the Shan Plateau and the Mekong and the Thanlwin Rivers. It is the home of the Gon Shan, the Akhas, the Lisu, the Wa and the white and black Lahu. Although there are many ethnic majorities and minorities living in this area having faith in different religions, Buddhism is the main religion of this area. On arrival welcome by our local English speaking tour guide and transfer to Private Hotel. Sightseeing in Kyaing Tong starts with Maha Myat Muni Pagoda, housing Mandalay Style Buddha image. Proceed to Shan Lacquerware, who are fond of lacquerware can purchase desirable lacquerware of high quality. Then visit Standing Buddha image, (the place where Kyaing Tong was founded about one thousand years ago), Hot spa, Akha centre village and R.C.M church. Sunset on the one tree Hill where a lone, 245 years old Kanyin-byu (Diptero carpus Spp) tree stands. The tree was planted by Alaungmintaya, the founder of Third Myanmar Empire. And then come back to the pottery village "Yan Gone" to observe the handicraft earthen pots of shan tribe. Overnight at Kyaing Tong.
Day 3: Hokyin
After breakfast, morning visit to the central market. Then take the car about 50 minutes and trek about - 1½ hours to arrive "Ho Kyin" villages, typical Akha tribe villages. From here continue for another 30 minutes to Na Phi Phank village, where Lahu and Akha tribes living together. From there walk to Phata Akha village and to "Pang Ma Phai" Akha tribe village to learn more about their daily life. Come back to the car to go Mong Zine (Khun Village) to see traditional Lahu Knives made by Lahu black smith. On the way back to hotel visit Joe Phyu "Wa village". Overnight at Kyaing Tong.
Day 4: Pin Tauk
Breakfast at the hotel, take the car about 45 minutes for a hiking tour into the Pin Tauk area. Lush mixed monsoon forest with a view to the plain rice fields looking like a huge, green patchwork blanket. Visit the villages of Akha and Enn tribes. Some are haptized, some tribes still animists. The Enn are an ethnic group which tourists have found particularly interesting labelling 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. Take lunch at Pin Tauk water-fall. Late afternoon, transfer back to hotel. Overnight at Kyaing Tong.
Day 5: Loimwe
After Breakfast drive to Loimwe (appr. 2 hours dirve) 33km away from Kyainge Tong. Loimwe which literally translated means "misty mountain" is at an altitude of over 1600 meters above sea - level. It commands a magnificent view of the surrounding area and enjoys a temperate climate. Once an outpost of the British there remain many Colonial buildings and also a Catholic Church. The main attraction along the way is the scenery on the ascent to Loimwe, which passes through forests, terraced rice fields. On the way to Loimwe you will have several stops to visit different villages. Wan Lun Shan villages, walk and explore the native village life; Ho Lup Akha village where you can see the traditional Akha tribes with their colorful dresses; Nang Cho Wa villgae and Panwai Lahu village on the left and right side of the road. Late afternoon you will be back in Kyaing Tong. Overnight at Kyaing Tong.
Day 6: Kyaing Tong- Yangon
Breakfast at the Hotel. Morning visit to central market which bustles daily from 6 to 11:00 in the morning. The market offers products from China & Thailand, and also it has local traditional clothing, antique coins and other implements for sale making good souvenirs. Then proceed to Naung Tong Lake and the Wat Jom Kham Pagoda, where sacred hair relic of Lord Buddha is enshrined in it. Legend says Wat Jom Kham dates to a visit by Gautama Buddha. If features a tall gilded stupa topped by a gold umbrella inlaid with silver, rubies, diamonds, sapphires and jade and hung with gold tinny bells. Then transfer to Kyaing Tong Airport. Overnight at Yangon.
Day 7: Departure
After breakfast at hotel, you have free time to relax before transferring to the airport for a departure flight. Our guide will transfer from hotel to airport for your departure
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