Duration : 4 Days / 3 Nights
Tour Code : PTT 0012
Extendable from Heho by flight, Kyaing Tong is known for its scenic beauty and many colourful 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.
You 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. Places of interest around Kyaingtong are, the Spa, Naung Tong Lake, Sunn Taung Monastery, Central market and Traditional Lacquer ware works and weaving factory.
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to the airport for the flight to Kyaing Tong (domestic schedules flight via Tachileik, 1 hour 30 minute flying). Arrival late afternoon at Kyaing Tong airport and transfer to hotel and chek-in. Sightseeing in Kyaing Tong starts with Maha Myat Muni Pagoda, housing Mandalay Style Buddha image. Proceed to Shan lacquer ware cottage. Then visit Standing Buddha Image (about one thousand years ago), Hot Spa, Akha centre village and R.C.M church. Visit 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. Overnight at hotel
Breakfast at the hotel. Fully – day excursion to Lwe tribe villages. Drive to Mailar – a border town at the Chinese Border. Arrive there and start hiking for half an hour to Wan Nyunt Village, one of the Loi tribe village. The Loi prefer to live in huge long houses, including at least 5 families. Visit an old monastery, a very beautiful one and very different from the others. One hour from there is another Loi village called Wan Seng Village. Enjoy picnic lunch box. This hiking is not so hard and it is worth for its beautiful scenery. Return to Kyaing Tong. Overnight at Hotel.
Morning tour to nearby Akha and Lahu villages, see stheir daily activities, especially their traditional way of weaving and enjoy the magnificent view of the landscape as well. Return to Kyaing Tong. Overnight in Kyaing Tong.
Morning B’fast at hotel. Upon flight time permitting, visit to the colorful local Market is the site for gathering of the different clans, each in their colorful costumes: any given morning you would see Ahku, Ahka, Palaung, Enn or Lahu races. Check out hotel and will be transferred to Kyaing Tong Airport and depart for domestic flight to Yangon by Schedule Flight.