Kengtung Adventure - 4 Days
Tour Code: ST-4D3N-3
Kengtung, the capital of eastern Shan State, is a bustling trading hub, close to the Chinese border, that reflects its location’s blend of cultures. The gently rolling landscape is excellent for trekking and cycling, and several villages in the surrounding region that are home to Kengtung Akha hill tribe communities.
Start ~ Kengtung, Myanmar
Finish ~ Kengtung, Myanmar
Physical rating: 3 out of 5
Upon your arrival in Kengtung airport, you will be transferred to the hotel located in the city of Kengtung. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Alternatively, it can be arranged that our tour guide welcomes you at the border point in Tachileik where you’ll go through Myanmar immigration. An additional cost will be applied.
Kengtung, the capital of Shan State, is a bustling trading hub, close to the Chinese border, that reflects its location’s blend of cultures. The gently rolling landscape is excellent for trekking and cycling, and several villages in the surrounding region that are home to Kengtung Akha hill tribe communities. The Akha tradition relies primarily on farming, and communities live in distinctive stilted bamboo houses across Eastern Myanmar, Laos, Northern Thailand and even into China. Stroll around the picturesque Naung Tung Lake, wander through the colourful morning market and spend time in traditional hillside villages.
Meals: Meal is not included on this day.
After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll head out to the former colonial hill station of Loimwe. Translating as ‘misty mountain’, Loimwe sits at an altitude of around 5, 240 feet, where the climate moves from pleasantly cool in summer to chilly in winter. The town becomes particularly picturesque in December when the cherry trees are in full bloom. Meander through the quiet streets, walk in the surrounding countryside enjoying the views, and spend time in nearby traditional villages before returning to Kengtung in the late afternoon.
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 combining three religions.
In the afternoon, trips to Loi, Li Shaw and Khun villages in the Mong Kwan region will deepen your insight of these distinctive and rich hill tribe customs and traditions.
Breakfast and free time until time to go to the airport for departure flight. Then, you’ll be transferred to the Kengtung Airport according to your flight departure time.
~ 3 nights accommodation
~ enjoy daily breakfast at hotels
~ professional English speaking tour guides
~ air-conditioned private cars for sightseeing
~ entrance fees for sights described
~ return airport transfers
~ enjoy exploring Kentung and the environs as per itinerary
Don’t forget you can modify this tour. Whether you enjoy travelling as a part of a small group with other like-minded travellers, or perhaps you are looking for your very own private journey, we have the right option for you. Click on talk to us button to send us your enquiry.