Tour Program Name Trekking in the Eastern Shan Plateau (Shorten Version)
Type Soft Adventure Trekking / Cultural Excursion
Trip Code VM8
Coverage Yangon – Kyaing Tong – Yangon
Duration 06 Day – 05 Night
Availability Oct – May
Grade Easy
Kyaing Tong
  • known for its scenic beauty and many colorful ethnic tribes. There are many villages of various ethnic tribes resided around Kyaing Tong. The tribes known as Gon, Lwe, Li, Wa, Lah Hu, Thai Nay, Shan, Li Shaw, Li Su, Palaung, Akha, and we can only differentiate the tribes by colourful dresses which is different to one another. One can observe their tribal dances and their way of living on these mountainous regions around Kyaing Tong. Situated in the eastern Shan State and 452 km from Taunggyi and 176km from Tachileik.

Draft itinerary

Day Particular of Itinerary Overnight
1 Arrival Yangon. Transfer to hotel. (_, _, D) Hotel 99
2 Yangon sightseeing and afternoon flight to Kyaing Tong (B, L, D) Amazaing Kyaing Tong Resort
3 Trekking around Kyaing Tong [Wan Pauk area] (B, L, D) Amazaing Kyaing Tong Resort
4 Trekking around Kyaing Tong [Ka Bar Aye pagoda] (B, L, D) Amazaing Kyaing Tong Resort
5 City tour in Kyaing Tong, then transfer to airport for afternoon Yangon bound flight (B, L, D) Hotel 99
6 Yangon sightseeing and transfer to airport for your internation flight departure (B, L, _)
SERVICE INCLUDE
  • Private air-conditioned tour car transfer and transportation as per itinerary
  • Domestics flight ticket (Yangon-Kyaing Tong/Kyaing Tong-Yangon)
  • Tours, sightseeing & trekking with station English speaking guide, porters if necessary
  • Full-board meals as indicated
  • All entrance and zone fee as mentioned
  • Service charges, room tax and handling fee
  • Two bottles drinking water
  • Twin or double sharing accommodation at 3 Star hotel with daily breakfast
    Yangon: Hotel 99 (Superior/www.hotel99ygn.com)
    Kyaing Tong: Amazing Kyaing Tong Resort (Deluxe/www.amazing-hotel.com)
SERVICE EXCLUDE
  • International flights in/out
  • Visa fee to Myanmar
  • Travel Insurance
  • Expenditure on personal nature such as laundry, beverages, gratitude to guides & porters etc.
  • Any cost associated with transportation of the equipment (except for personal use which is necessary for the trek)

Detailed Itinerary

Sample itinerary - actual may vary

DAY 01- Arrive in Yangon (–/–/ Dinner)

Arrive at Yangon International airport, meet and welcome by your guide. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.

DAY 02 – Yangon Sightseeing (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

After breakfast at hotel, visit Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, the most dominate reclining Buddha image in Yangon. Then, leads to downtown area like Sule Pagoda, City Hall, High Court, Mahabandoola park with the great memorable independence monument and some other colonial historical buildings.

Lunch at local restaurant. After that, to visit Bogyoke Market is a delight to explore which offer to buy many things like gems, goods, Myanmar traditional dress, souvenir and galleries, etc. Take a short rest at hotel. In the evening, visit China Town, which is very crowded with many shops and vandals at night. Then, leads to Shwedagon Pagoda, the most famous tourist attraction in Yangon. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at hotel in Yangon.

 

DAY 03 – Trekking around Kyaing Tong [Wan Pauk area] (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

In the morning, trekking tour starts with land driving out of Kyaing Tong in west direction where to Palaung tribe village (Wan Pauk) about 25 mins. The road takes towards Wan Pauk village where red-clothed Palaung tribe with silver & lacquered waist-bands can be observed.

The Palaung tribe is known locally as "Silver" Palaungs. A branch of the same tribe, locally called "Gold" Palaung, lives in Northern Shan State. Three hours hiking from there is Lahu Shi villages, kunpe-1 and kunpe-2. Lahu Shi, Black Lahu and Red Lahu are the same tribes. Trekking through forests. Valleys and gorges is very fascinating.

Then back to Kyaing Tong and overnight at Amazing Kyaing Tong Resort

 

Day 04 – Trekking around Kyaing Tong [Ka Bar Aye] (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Breakfast at the hotel and trekking to “Ka Bar Aye” Pagoda on the top of the hill with eye-catching view.It will take about 1 hour drive through rubber plantation and seasonal cultivation fields.

For soft trek, 1 and half hour walk to visiting Ann,Akhu and Tai-Khun villages.They have distinctively different costumes and beliefs from the other tribes.

After that back to Kyaing Tong and overnight at Amazing Kyaing Tong Resort.

DAY 05 – City tour in Kyaing Tong – Yangon (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Breakfast at hotel. This early morning visit Kyaing Tong market – a fascinating place to soak up the local atmosphere. On the open market, all kinds of vegetables, rice, fruits, meat and fish are on sale. Minority people come to town to shop or to sell their goods.

Drive towards buffalo-market at the top of hill. For the Akha, the many silver shops are of special interest as there they can buy the silver coins to make their very unique headdresses!

If time permits, stop at Wat In; Khun-style temple or at the more “Myanmar”-style Maha Myat Muni temple. Then visit Standing Buddha image, (the place where Kyaing Tong was founded about one thousand years ago) Hot spa, Akha center 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.

Then, pottery village “Yan Gone” to observe the handicraft earthen pots of Shan tribe and blacksmith shop can be visited.

Then transfer to airport for Yangon bound flight. Dinner at local restaurant and transfer to hotel in Yangon.

 

DAY 06 – Yangon Departure (Breakfast/Lunch/–)

Enjoy breakfast at hotel. Then, visit Kandawgyi Park which is the best recreation place with the beautiful landscape in Yangon and photo stop at Karaweik. Continued shopping at some famous gems and souvenir shops and also at Myanmar Plaza.

Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch visit the Kyauktawgyi Pagoda which is the largest marble Buddha image in Myanmar, is situated near airport and see the white elephants on Mindama hill near this pagoda and transfer to airport for departure.

 

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