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Keng Tung Adventure in Shan State, Myanmar: 4 Days/ 3 Nights

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 4 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 16 people
Destination(s): Myanmar  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 319 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 319 US Dollar (USD)

Tucked away in the scenic mountain valley close to the Thai border, Kengtung's culture resembles those of the Mekong rather than Myanmar. A laid back town which have retained its many old traditions and customs, Kengtung is an archaeological treasure trove where classical Shan houses with intricately designed wooden balconies, aging Buddhist temples mix seamlessly with crumbling colonial architecture left over from its yesteryears.

Kengtung is an excellent base for you to explore the distinctive cultures of the colorful hill tribes. Different beliefs of Animism, Buddhism and Christianity co-exist together in this remote town. Short treks take you to Wa, Shan, Akha and Lahu villages where you will find villages and people very few tourists have ever visited.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Kengtung. Upon your arrival in Kengtung, you will be transferred to New Kengtung. In the afternoon, you will embark on an orientation tour of Kengtung, a pleasant city nestled in the mountain valley of Shan state which has retain most of its traditional Shan architectural grandeur. A visit to the striking Maha Myat Muni Pagoda and hot spring is a must. Overnight at New Kengtung Hotel in Kengtung. Includes: (L), (D).

Day 2: Kengtung. 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 at New Kengtung Hotel in Kengtung. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 3: Kengtung. 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.
Overnight at New Kengtung Hotel in Kengtung. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 4: Departure from Kengtung. Enjoy the day at your own 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. After lunch in a local restaurant, transfer to the Kengtung Airport for your departure flight. Includes: (B), (L).

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 3 nights accommodation on half twin room basis with daily breakfast
- Service of English-speaking guide from Kengtung
- Meals as mentioned
- All transfers and excursions with private (not always air-conditioned) vehicles and driver
- Porters when needed on trekking.

Price Excludes:
- International ticket to/from Yangon
- Domestic flights
- Drinks and personal expenses
- Tips and porters at the hotels
- Other services not clearly indicated in the Inclusion above.