FEP-EK Mandalay-Kyaingtong Extension Trip!


After breakfast & check-out at hotel, transfer to the Mandalay airport to take a late morning flight to Keng Tung aka Kyaing Tong of the Golden Triangle, lunch will be early or late depending on our flight time. Arriving at Keng Tung, which is a part of the infamous Golden Triangle & set against the picturesque mountain backdrop, by car & on foot, explore the beautiful downtown that boasts such places of interest as the Shan-style lacquer wares cottage industry, the idyllic Naung Tong lake, the huge standing Buddha, One Tree Hill (Thit Ta Bin Taung in Burmese), where you will find a gigantic solitary 250-year old tree with a great view of the area up there, then time for dinner and overnight at the hotel in Keng Tung. B=Breakfast


Breakfast at the hotel, explore the villages of the ethnic tribes, Akha, Eng and Lahu in the area of Pin Tauk, Wanpin. It will be more than half day trip and it's about half an hour drive from the hotel to Wanpin, a starting point to walk for 3 or 5 villages of the above mentioned tribes and these tribes are famous for their traditional clothes and head dresses, the scenery is beautiful, lunch boxes are to be prepared in advance. Drive back to Kyaing Tong and depending on the time, nearby Wan Pauk Palaung village, is to be visited then back to the hotel and overnight there. B=Breakfast


Breakfast at the hotel, visit the 4 villages of the Akha ethnic tribes in Pankwai area, beautifully located on the slopes of the mountains. To visit there will take more than half day and it will take 50 minutes more or less by car to reach Pankwai from Keng Tung, which is the beginning point to start to trek. After the trek, drive all the way back to hotel in Keng Tung, dinner time and overnight there in Keng Tung. B=Breakfast


After breakfast & check-out at the hotel, car- transfer to the Keng Tung Airport to take an early afternoon flight to Heho in Shan State before or after lunch and drive to the famous Inle Lake, 22-km long and 11-km wide, noted for its floating gardens, unique leg rowers, fishermen fishing by traditional way, etc., and it will take 1-hr drive from the airport to the lake. On the way, make a photo stop at Shwe Yanpyay wooden monastery, built to commemorate the spot of the 1st meeting between the British Officials and the Saopha of Nyaungshwe in 1886. The places of interest to be visited in the lake by boat, are the villages of weavers (fabrics made of lotus thread from the lotus stems can be seen there), blacksmiths, cheroot rollers (Burmese Cigars), boat-makers, drive to the hotel through the floating garden, dinner time and overnight at the hotel. B=Breakfast