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Gold Backed Special (GBS - 01) 2008/2009

The Golden Triangle Tour
Yangon - Kyaing Tong - Yangon
[ 6 Day / 5 Night ]

Day 01

Yangon - Kyaing Tong


Arrive in Keng Tung, Myanmar's gateway to the Golden Triangle. Transfer to hotel. Visit Lane Taung Hill for panoramic views over Keng Tung. The town is a treasure trove of traditional architecture with old style Houses and their intricately designed wooden balconies so characteristic of Shan architecture. After visiting a local Shan lacquer ware factory, visit Maha Myat Muni Pagoda, the holiest in King Tung. Overnight in Keng Tung.

Day 02 Kyaing Tong

After breakfast at the hotel. Full day excursion to explore the many and still very traditional ethnic minority communities of the Golden Triangle area. A 45-minute drive from Keng Tung is Wam Pa the home of the red-clothed Palaung tribe. An easy trek of 15 minutes leads to Hwe Lon, a village of the Akha people. Continue walking to Koum Ma, a Wa tribe village. Stop lunch at Pin Taung Waterfall near a Lahu village. In the afternoon meet with the elusive Ann minority. Return to Keng Tung. Overnight at King Tung.

Day 03 Kyaing Tong

Leave the hotel after breakfast for a walk around Keng Tung Market, the meeting point for major tribe people. Continue to Yan-Gone village and visit a traditional pottery workshop. Continue to Lang a village of the Ann minority and Wan Sai, an Akha community. Afternoon sightseeing take Naung Tong Lake for scenic views. Overnight at King Tung.

Day 04 Kyaing Tong

Leave the hotel after breakfast to visit the Mong Kwan area by 4-wheel drive pick-up trick. Stop at the hill top Hwe Kwai village belonging to the Loi tribe. Observe the daily life of colorfully dressed Li Shaw people and the unique Wan Kwan mud houses. After a picnic lunch watch a traditional Lan Woan dance performance in Loi Lone village with beautiful Khun girls, in full traditional costume. Return to Keng Tung. Overnight at Keng Tung.

Day 05 Kyaing Tong - Yangon

Morning visit to Local Market & other sightseeing. Transfer to airport for Yangon flight.

Day 06 Yangon Departure

After breakfast transfer to Yangon International Airport for departure flight.

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