PRIVATE TOUR – CODE: VIB10

Kyaing Tong is known for its scenic beauty and many colorful ethnic tribes. Situated in the eastern Shan State and 452 km from Taunggyi and 176km from Tachileik. Surrounded by the Jungle Mountains, it is a pleasant pastoral scene that leads us to a side trek and into the hills.

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Travel route: Yangon – Kyaing Tong – Pintauk – Kyaing Tong – Ho Kyin – Loimwe – Kyaing Tong – Yangon – Departure

BRIEF ITINERARY

  • Day 1: Yangon Arrival
  • Day 2: Yangon – Kyaing Tong (B)
  • Day 3: Kyaing Tong – Pintauk – Kyaing Tong (B)
  • Day 4: Kyaing Tong – Ho Kyin – Kyaing Tong (B)
  • Day 5: Kyaning Tong – Loimwe – Kyaing Tong (B)
  • Day 6: Kyaing Tong – Yangon (B)
  • Day 7: Yangon Departure (B)

DETAIL ITINERARY

Day 1: Yangon Arrival

Upon arrival at Yangon International Airport, welcome by our local tour guide and transfer to your hotel for check-in. In the afternoon, begin your tour with Yangon’s colonial style city center. Visit Sule Pagoda, Bogyoke (Scott) Market and Chaukhtatkyi Reclining Buddha Image. Complete your day with Shwedagon Pagoda, landmark of Myanmar. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Yangon – Kyaing Tong (B)

Transfer to the airport for the flight to Kyaing Tong. On arrival, transfer to your hotel. Afternoon sightseeing will include Mahamyatmuni Pagoda Image and a monastery nearby where the monks learn “Khun” language, which is very similar to the one used in Northern Thailand. Visit Shan lacquerware industry where you can purchase high quality lacquerware as souvenirs. Visit Standing Buddha image (the place where Kyaing Tong was founded one thousand years ago), Hot Spa and Akha village. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Kyaing Tong – Pintauk – Kyaing Tong (B)

After breakfast, hiking tour into Pintauk area. Lush mixed monsoon forest with a view to the plain rice fields looking like a huge, green patchwork blanket shimmering in the water of the flooded paddy fields. Visit the villages of Akha and An tribes. Some are baptized and some are still animists. The An tribe is an ethnic group which catches tourist’s interest. They live on higher slopes of the hill. After visiting the villages, drive back to the hotel and overnight in Kyaing Tong.

Day 4: Kyaing Tong – Ho Kyin – Kyaing Tong (B)

Early Morning drive to Ho Kyin Village of Akha tribes (1.5 hour). And then walk to nearby 3 villages of Akha tribes to learn about their daily life. In the afternoon, come back to Kyaing Tong for overnight.

Day 5: Kyaning Tong – Loimwe – Kyaing Tong (B)

After breakfast, drive to Loimwe (2 hours), an old colonial town with different ethnic groups. You can experience a scenic journey drive by passing through forests, rice fields and a lake. On the way, you can visit Wan Lun Shan village, Ho LupAkha village (where you can meet traditional Akha tribes with their colourful dresses), Naung Cho Wa village and Pan WaiLahu village. In the late afternoon, drive back to Kyaing Tong for overnight.

Day 6: Kyaing Tong – Yangon (B)

Early morning, visit the lively market where a mixture of local products, handicraft wares of the tribal folk and merchandise from Thailand and China. Then transfer to Kyaing Tong airport for your flight back to Yangon. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7: Yangon Departure (B)

After breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

INCLUSION

  • Accommodation in twin or double sharing room with daily breakfast
  • 2 domestic flights : Yangon – Kyaing Tong – Yangon (Economy class)
  • Transfer and transportation with private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees for the sightseeing spots as per program
  • Experienced and fluent English throughout guide

EXCLUSION

  • International Airfares and Airport Departure Tax (US $ 10 / Pax)
  • Travel Insurances
  • Extra Tours not mentioned in the program
  • Visa fees
  • Early check in / Late Check out
  • Personal Expenses such as Drinks, Tips, Camera Fees, Laundry Service, Phone Charges, etc…