9 Days Kyaing Tong Adventure Tour (By Flight)
|Day 1||Arrive Yangon – Yangon Sightseeing|
|Day 2||Yangon – Kyaing Tong Sightseeing|
|Day 4||Pin Tauk|
|Day 5||Wan Nyet – Wan Sheng|
|Day 6||Lahu, Plaung|
|Day 8||Kyaing Tong Sightseeing – Yangon|
|Day 9||Yangon – International Departure|
Tour Code : GQM-9D- KTAT (by flight)
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Duration : 9 days / 8 Nights
Day 1 Arrive Yangon – Yangon Sightseeing
Upon arrival in Yangon by morning International flight, you will be greeted by your Golden Queen Myanmar Tour guide and follow by the process of GQM welcoming program at the airport. After short refreshment at hotel, begin city tour with mesmerizing colossal Buddha image, locally known as reclining giant BuddhaChaukHtatGyi. Later, visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda one of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments. Next, a staging point for a photo-stop of the Royal Lake where you can see Karaweik Hall inside the restaurant, a “Hamsa-bird” unique shaped floating barge on Kandawgyi Royal Lake. Then, go to the hotel and check-in.Both Lunch and Dinner are on your own account. Stay overnight at hotel in Yangon.
Day 2 Yangon – Kyaing Tong Sightseeing
On arrival welcome by our local English speaking tour guide and transfer to Hotel. Sightseeing in Kyaing Tong starts with MahaMyat Muni Pagoda, housing Mandalay Style Buddha image. Then proceed to the WatJom Kham Pagoda, (the place where Kyaing Tong was founded about one thousand years ago), where sacred hair relic of Lord Buddha is enshrined in it. Legend says WatJom 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 visit Standing Buddha image, and R.C.M church. Sunset at Naung Tong lake. Both Lunch and Dinner on your own account. Stay overnight at hotel in 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 PhataAkha village and to "Pang Ma Phai" Akha tribe village to learn more about their daily life. Come back to the car to go MongZine (Khun Village) to see traditional Lahu Knives made by Lahu black smith. On the way back to hotel visit Joe Phyu "Wa village". Both Lunch and Dinner on your own account. Stay overnight at hotel in 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, come back to the hotel.Both Lunch and Dinner on your own account. Stay overnight at hotel in Kyaing Tong.
Day 5 Wan Nyet – Wan Sheng
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day excursion to Lwe tribe villages. Drive appr. 2 hrs on the road to Maila, a border town at the Chinese Border. From there it will take a ½hours hike to Wan Nyet village, one of the Loi tribe villages. The Loi preferring to live in a huge long houses, including at least 5 families. Before visiting the Loi there is an old monastery, a very beautiful one and very different form the other monasteries. One hour from there is another Loi village (Wan Seng). Scenery is beautiful and hiking is not difficult. Return to Kyaing Tong appr. at 17:00. Both Lunch and Dinner on your own account. Stay overnight at hotel in Kyaing Tong.
Day 6Lahu, Plaung
After breakfast drive appr.25 minutes to Palaung tribe village (Wan Pauk). The Palaung tribe are 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. Return to Kyainge Tong appr. at 16:00. Both Lunch and Dinner on your own account. Stay overnight at hotel in Kyaing Tong.
After Breakfast drive to Loimwe (appr. 2 hours dirve) 33km away from Kyaing Tong. Loimwe which literally translated means "misty mountain" is at an altitude of over 1600 meters above sea - level. It commands a magnificant view of the surrounding area and enjoys a temperate climate. Once an outpost of the British there remain many Colonial buildings and also a CatholicChurch. 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. WanLunShanvillages, walk and explore the native village life; HoLupAkhavillage where you can see the traditional Akha tribes with their colorful dresses; Nang Cho Wa village and PanwaiLahu village on the left and right side of the road. Late afternoon you will be back in Kyaing Tong. Both Lunch and Dinner on your own account. Stay overnight at hotel in Kyaing Tong.
Day 8Kyaing Tong Sightseeing – 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. Proceed to Shan Lacquerware. Tourists who are fond of lacquerware can purchase desirable lacquerware of high quality. Then proceed to 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. Then transfer to Kyaing Tong Airport to fly to Yangon. Arrive to Yangon and go to the hotel and relax. Both Lunch and Dinner on your own account. Stay overnight at hotel in Yangon.
Day 9Yangon Sightseeing – International Departure
After the breakfast at hotel, visit Sule Pagoda often referred to as the heart of the city and standing at the center of the busiest intersection in downtown Yangon and walking tour of downtown Yangon.Then, continue visiting tothe all-in-one shopping center of Yangon called BogyokeAung San Market, formerly known as Scott’s market, where you can shop until you drop - from sandals to sapphires, puppets to puppies, arts to artifacts, you just name it, you will find it there (Closed on Mondays and Public holidays).Then, go to the hotel and transfer to the Yangon International Airport for your departure evening flight to conclude this unique experience.The guide and the car remain your entire disposal until your departure flight. One of GQM team member will bid farewell to you at the Airport.
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