Day 1: Yangon – Kengtung ( D )
Flight from Yangon to Kengtung. Upon your arrival in Kengtung, you will be transferred to New Kengtung. The city is known for its trekking program to villages of many colorful ethnic tribes which for decades have been untouched by tourism. In the afternoon, your tour Kengtung, a pleasant city nestled in the mountain valley of Shan state which has retained most of its traditional Shan architectural grandeur. Visit Wan Pauk, a village of the red-clothed Palaung tribe, famous for their silver and lacquered waistbands. A visit to the striking Maha Myat Muni Pagoda and hot spring is a must. Overnight at Hotel in Kyaing Tong.
Day 2 – Kengtung & Villages ( B , L , D )
In the morning, stroll through the bustling local market and observe the peddling of wares by the minority hill tribes in their colorful traditional costumes. We will then bring you on a trek to Hwe Lon, an Akha minority village where you can interact with the villagers to learn their customs and habits. After lunch, discover the Ann minority tribe known for its black dress and teeth stained black from chewing betel nuts. A stop at Lone Tree Hill will offer you a panoramic view of Kengtung. Overnight in Kengtung.
Day 3 – Kengtung – Trekking ( B , L , D )
Today, we will take you on a further exploration of the hill tribes as we scale the rugged terrain on local pock-ups to four neighboring Akha villages, one of which combines three religions. In the afternoon, trips to Loi, Li Shaw, and Khun villages in the Mong Kwan region will deepen your insight into these distinctive and rich hill tribes' customs and traditions. Overnight in Kengtung.
Day 4 – Kengtung – Yangon ( B )
Enjoy the day at your leisure. If possible, we will bring you to witness Shan lacquer ware production and the trading of buffaloes at the water buffalo market held twice weekly. Transfer to the Kengtung Airport for your departure flight to Yangon.
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