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4 - Day Kyaing Tong / golden
Yangon - Kyaing Tong (-/L/D)
DAY 1: Pick-up at hotel in YANGON and transfer to airport for flight to KYAING TONG (Keng Tong). On arrival transfer to hotel.
Kyaing Tong - Loi-mwe - Kyaing Tong (B/L/D)
DAY 2: Explore the colorful Kyaing Tong market, which draws hill-tribe folks from surrounding regions. Continue by road to the northern mountains to visit Arn hill-tribes, best known for their black teeth and primitive way of life. Visit NAING NGAN AYE PAGODA on the way. After picnic lunch, drive (33 km - 1 hour) to Loi-mwe, once an outpost of the British. A number of colonial era buildings can be seen as well as a 100-year-old Catholic church. Return to Kyaing Tong, passing through picturesque forests and terraced paddy fields. Dinner at a simple local restaurant and overnight in Kyaing Tong
Kyaing Tong (B/L/D)
DAY 3: Full day excursion to surrounding hill-tribe villages. Visit an animist Palaung village where several families live under one roof in "long houses" and Akha tribes, famous for their spectacular head dresses made of silver coins and colorful tassels. Also see Lahu ethnic minorities whose origins date back to the Tibeto-Burman era and Khuns, known for their beautifully embroidered silk longys and colorful turbans. Picnic lunch en route. Dinner at a simple local restaurant and overnight in Kyaing Tong.
Kyaing Tong - Heho (B/-/-)
DAY 4: Time at leisure until departure for transfer to Kyaing Tong Airport. Domestic flight to HEHO.
The itinerary is subject to changes depending on confirmed flights. As an alternative, guests may prefer to start this adventure tour in Tachilek, driving (165 km - 8 hours) through magnificent mountain scenery on a narrow, bumpy country road to Kyaing Tong.
Important note: The region around Kyaing Tong is still undeveloped for most aspects of tourism. This is essentially an adventure tour. Travel Agent will endeavor to obtain the best available accommodation, transport and facilities for guests, but would ask for their understanding for any practical aspects that do not come up to expectations and for delays or changes in the itinerary. Travel in this region is not recommended during the monsoon season (June - September), as heavy floods are common.
Accommodation with breakfast at hotels.