Day 1 – Kengtung – Arrival (L,D)
Upon arrival by flight to Kengtung, transfer from the airport to your hotel. Lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon take an orientation tour of Kengtung, a pleasant city nestled in a valley which has kept most of its traditional architecture like wooden house with balcony typical for Shan architecture. Visit to the Maha Myat Muni pagoda, the most important in the city. Dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in Kengtung.
Day 2 – Kengtung (B,L,D)
Breakfast at your hotel. Morning visit of the local market where all the villagers from the surrounding area come to sell their products and you can still see many minority villagers in their traditional dresses. Depart by road to Pin Tauk village. Trek 45 minutes to 1 hour to reach Hwe Lon, a Akha minority village. Spend some time in the village and with the villagers to discover their customs and habits. Picnic lunch in the countryside.
After lunch, walk for approx 30 minutes to arrive at an Ann village, perched on a steep hillside. The Ann minority is known for its black dress and its blackened teeth. Return to Kengtung in the afternoon with a stop at Lone Tree Hill for a panoramic view of the city. Dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in Kengtung.
Day 3 – Kengtung Trek (B,L,D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive in the direction of Tachileik for approx. 45 minutes before continuing on the back of local pick up trucks (approx. 30 minutes) up the hills to visit 4 neighboring Akha villages, one of them combining 3 religions. Picnic lunch.
In the afternoon, continue to the Mong Kwan region where we will see a village from the Loi minority, as well as discover the traditions of the Li Shaw and Khun communities. Return to Kengtung in the late afternoon. Dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in Kengtung.
Day 4 – Kengtung – Departure (B,L)
Breakfast at your hotel. Morning free at leisure with the possibility to visit a shan lacquer ware production and the water buffalo market, held twice a week in Kengtung. Lunch in a local restaurant. Transfer to the airport of Kengtung for your departure flight.
|Cost in US$ per person in the party of (valid 30 Apr’11)||KENGTUNG ADVENTURE TOUR|
|3 – 4 pax||289|
|5 – 6 pax||270|
|7 – 10 pax||263|
|11 – 15 pax||249|
• 3 nights accommodation on half twin room basis with daily breakfast
• English-speaking local guide from Kengtung
• Meals as mentioned
• All transfers and excursions with private (not always air-conditioned) vehicles with driver
• Porters when needed on trekking sections
• Water during trekking sections
• Entrance fees for visits
• International ticket to/from Yangon
• Domestic flights
• Drinks and personal expenses
• Tips and porters at the hotels
• Any other items not mentioned
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