This off the Beaten Track expedition to Kyaing Tong, the capital city of the Golden Triangle Region features trekking through the hills and villages of Eastern Shan State to explore of the culture and lifestyle of Shan hill tribes and ethnic minorities such as Akha, Lahu, Shan and Wa tribes living in the surrounding areas.
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Day 1 Arrival Kyaing Tong
Breakfast at the Hotel. Transfer to Airport for domestic flight to Kyaing Tong. Arrive Kyaing Tong in the afternoon and transfer to the hotel. A short drive to the City centre and leisurely walk around the famous Nong Tong Lake. Overnight at a Hotel in Kyaing Tong.
Day 2 Kyaing Tong & Hill Tribes Villages
Breakfast at the Hotel. Explore in and around Kyaing Tong area where Akha, Lahu, and other colourful Hill Tribes with their traditional costumes can be observed by a combination of road and trekking tour through rice and vegetable fields. Drive back to Kyaing Tong in the afternoon. Overnight at a Hotel in Kyaing Tong.
Day 3 Kyaing Tong & Hill Tribes Villages
Breakfast at the Hotel. Drive out of Kyaing Tong into the hill where different Akha villages can be visited by walking up for 2 hours at the top of Hokyin Mountain. Experience the charming hospitality of Akha hill tribe from village to village all along the way. Drive back to Kyaing Tong and enjoy the views of Kyaing Tong and surrounding countryside from atop the Lone Tree Hill. Overnight at a Hotel in Kyaing Tong.
Day 4 Kyaing Tong Departure
Visit Kyaing Tong market in the early morning to observe local wet market of vegetables, rice, fruits, meat and fish, and stalls of other commodities as well. Some hill tribes also come to town to shop or to sell their goods. Many silver shops are of special interest to them as they can buy the silver coins to make unique headdresses. A typical Shan breakfast with Shan noodles and a cup of tea is recommended. At leisure till transfer to Airport for domestic flight to onwards destination.