Golden Triangle Adventure

Often associated with the Thailand portion only, the region’s Golden Triangle area is famous for the convergence of borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. This area used to be the place, where an extensive trade of opium and papaver between the neighboring countries Laos and Myanmar (former Burma). Now the crossing of 3 countries (Thailand, Laos and Myanmar), it is a must not to let this pass you by once you enter this part from the Thailand side. But ever considered taking a tour on the adventurous side? Departing from Yangon, we have created a totally different view on this once notorious side of drug trade where 4 days are filled with ethnic hill tribes, amazing nature and a true exploration of a non-western side of Myanmar.

Day 1
Kangon – Kyaing Tong (-/L/D)

Pick-up at the hotel in Yangon and transfer to airport for domestic flight to Kyaing Tong (Keng Tong)

Venture into town to explore the colorful Kyaing Tong market. Then drive to the eastern outskirt of the town to four villages of Ho Jong (1h). Experience the unique and traditional way of life of the Akha tribal people also known for their individual religious beliefs. Return to Kyaing Tong.

Overnight at Princess Hotel in Kyaing Tong

Day 2
Kyaing Tong (B/L/D)

After breakfast, drive 1 ½ h north to the Akha village of Wan Pin. Continue on foot to the villages of the surrounding region and visit the unique Ahn, Akha and Lahu ethnic minorities in a comfortable pace. The walking trip can last to 2-6 hrs depending on the number of villages visited.

Picnic style packed lunch will be served at Pin Tauk waterfall.

Drive back to Kyaing Tong in the afternoon. Stop en-route at the Li-Shan village of Wan Kwan to sample the local ‘fire water’ rice wine favored by all the mountain tribes of the region.

Overnight at Princess Hotel in Kyaing Tong

Day 3
Kyaing Tong– LOI MWE (B/L/D)

After breakfast, a 1 ½ hrs bumpy drive on a narrow road will take you to Loi Mwe located on a mountain plateau. En-route visit the WA village of Nung Cho, known as the birth place of one of the earliest ethnic tribes of Shan country.

In Loi Mwe, visit the Old Catholic church built by the Italian mission early in the 19th century and see some of the colonial houses built as summer residences during the British colonial era.

Then drive back to Kyaing Tong and after lunch at local restaurant, visit the Lone Tree hill where a very tall Pterocarpus tree is said to have been planted by the visiting Burmese king from Kon Baung Dynasty 200 years ago to experience their more modern way of life. Enjoy dinner at a simple local restaurant.

Overnight at Princess Hotel in Kyaing Tong

Day 4
Kyaing Tong (B/L/-)

After breakfast, excursion to the sights of Kyaing Tong include Maha Myat Muni Pagoda (Wat Pha Jao Lung) the most glorious temple of Kyaing Tong; the Khun Shan monastery of Wat Zom Kham, the most impressive among all the Shan temples in the city with the interior walls filled up with gold leaves on lacquer Jatakas. Visit a lacquer ware workshop where the unique Shan lacquer wares are produced in a very delicate way. Return to Kyaing Tong for the lunch at a simple local restaurant before transfer to airport for your next destination