YANGON / KENG TUNG / ETHNIC HILL TRIBES
The following Myanmar hill tribe tours is a great planned itinerary for travellers who wish to visit something rare and different when visiting Myanmar. You will flight from Yangon to Keng Tung from where you will be transferred to local area where Hill tribes are living, the landscape and villages around are among the virgin locations you may visit in the whole South-East of Asia.
Upon arrival, our guide and driver will meet and transfer you to the hotel for check in. In the afternoon, set off to the city to explore Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, local markets while soaking in open conversations of friendly locals. Continue your way to Kandawgyi Park where you can immerse into daily activities of residents especially around sunset.
By sunset, we will visit Shwedagon Pagoda– one of the most well-known religious architecture in the world. It will be an incomplete part when travelling to Myanmar without making a visit of the pagoda with the oldest history in the country. After sunset, transfer to Chinatown to visit Khen Hock Keong, a Chinese temple that mingle with bustling atmosphere of street stalls with diverse colorful fresh fruits, vegetables or just take a leisure walk around the little China town.Lunch and Dinner on own account. Overnight in Yangon
After breakfast we will take an hour and half long flight to Keng tung, a green and absolutely lush and wild area with few lakes dotting the countryside located in the Shan state. Arrive and accommodate, after a short rest, we will take a walk around Nong Tong Lake while visiting some small hamlets around the area, overnight stay in new Kyaing Tong resort hotel in Keng tung
A refreshing and clean weather will be a good start for an exploration through the lush countryside where local hill tribes are living, we will visit Akha, Lahu and other ethnic minorities in the area. We spend some time for a hike to visit the Loi tribe, a very unique and interesting tribal peoples, they are living next to the farms where they work in day time. after, we will hike up Hokyin Mountain in order to reach Wanpauk, where the Silver Palaung hill tribe peoples are living, time to stay with tribal families with your local tour guide to show you the way of local life before we go back to Keng tung at the end of the day
After breakfast we will move to visit one of the most interesting tribal villages who are living in the countryside and the small hamlets, we visit Akhu village which is locally known as Wan Sai, the locals are dress up in their ancient traditional, upon arrival, we trek through green rice paddies and the lush countryside from where we will have chance to stop to many small village to visit locals, attires, traditions and way of the life is what you can visit in this area, different and hundred per cent dedicated to this tribal peoples.
After we will visit Wan Pin village with its population who are animists and in the village you can see a small ritual house. You may notice that many of the women’s teeth are tar-black, stained from chewing betel nut. Drive back to Keng tung before visiting the Lone Tree Hill, Overnight in king tung
Start your morning with a visit to local market from where you may find interesting items to buy, after lunch pick up to transfer to airport for your departure flight to Yangon or other destination