Myanmar Colourful Hill Tribal Photo Tour

Myanmar Colourful Hill Tribal Photo Tour

Tour Info

“ Colorful Shan, Padaung, Kayar& Chin Expedition Tour”
Yangon - Kyaing Tone – Kalaw – Loikaw – Kalaw – Bagan – Mindut – Kanpalat – Bagan - Yangon
( 14 Days / 13 Nights )

Trip Overview

Colorful hill tribal photography tour is a combination trip of all popular hill minorities of Myanmar. This tour is designed for tribal photography. We recommend this colorful Myanmar hill tribal photography tour for not only professional photographers but also amateur photographers. This two week Myanmar hill tribal photography tour will give you authentic cultural of Myanmar mountain people. And also you will get amazing photos of the hill tribes in their traditional colorful costumes. Most of the villages mentioned on the itinerary are not popular tourist area. So, you can take their photos easy. If you want to see authentic cultural, real way of life of mountain tribes, traditional village style and beauty of the forest mountain, please come and joy us for your memorable photographic tour with us.

 

Included Main Highlights

  • Akhar, Ann, Palaung and minority villages in Kyinetone
  • Long neck women, Padaung and Kayar villages in Loikaw
  • Old Chin village in Mindut and Kanpalat
  • Pa Oo and Shan villages, around Kalaw
  • Trekking trip in Mt.Victoria
  • The astounding temple and stupa plains of “Bagan”
  • Amazing way of life of the people along the trip
 

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Tour Facts & Info:

Tour Code: TEP : 002
Trip Duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights
Accommodation: 13 night accommodation will be at the hotel ( B& B). You can choose any type of hotel (one to five stars ) at all destinations where available.
Transportation: All ground transportation will be by private car at each destination and 4 domestic flights will be in this tour.
Meals: All meals can be paid locally
Guide Service: Choose guide services of local station professional tour guide at each destination or throughout the tour as escorted guide
Group Size: One to 16 pax are recommend on the same group
Period Throughout the year round, from October to May will be the best perion in a year.
 

To get a discount or promotion rate for single, family or group travelers, please Contact Us. One of our experts will get back to you within 24 hours.

 

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Itinerary

“ Colorful Shan, Padaung, Kayar& Chin Expedition Tour”
Yangon - Kyaing Tone – Kalaw – Loikaw – Kalaw – Bagan – Mindut – Kanpalat – Bagan - Yangon
( 14 Days / 13 Nights )

Day (1) Yangon- Kyaing tong by flihgt

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Kyaingtong by morning flight. Kyaing tone is the second largest city of the Shan State. So, you will see many different colorful ethnic group in their tradition dressing and authentic cultural. Upon to your arrival time, we will visit Mahamyatmuni Buddha Image and WatJom Kham Shan monastery, which is located in the town. In the evening, visit Akha villages nearby the town by our private car. Dinner will be served at a restaurant and Overnight stay at a hotel in Kyaingtong.

 

Day (2) Kyaingtong Sightseeing

Today, we will visit beautiful morning market to see colorful hill tribes and trading of their home make products. In the market, you can try their delicious foods, snacks and noodle soup. After visiting local central market, make a visit to Akha and Lahutribes village which lies on the hill sides by car and short trekkin. After one hour driving, we will need trek to get their villages. There, we will observe their ways of life, custom and how they living in their traditional houses. After visiting the whole day in the villages, back to the town and take your time easy. Overnight will be at the same hotel in Kyaingtong.

 

Day (3) Kyaingtong sightseeing

Get up early morning, and see the water-buffalo market. After visiting morning market, explore Akha and Enn tribes who are living in Pin Tauk villages. Enjoy the beautiful Shan Mountain ranges by trekking through a trail in the lush forest hill. We will meet some villagers and visit to their traditional houses, enjoy your time in these interesting villagers. After that, proceed to Wan Pauk village by car, located on the way back to hotel to see Palaung tribe with silver ring on their bodies. Overnight stay will be at the same hotel.

 

Day (4) Kyaingtong sightseeing

After breakfast, we will visit ancient Loi villages by two hours driving. We will visit Wa San and WaNyat villages. In these villages, most of the relative groups are living together in a long hut as one unique community group in their traditional way. Six or seven families are living together in a house mostly. Most of them are hunter and always depend on the forests. After visiting in their villages, same way back to the hotel. On the way back, we will visit some more villages if time permit. Overnight stay will be at the same hotel in Kyaingtong.

 

Day (5) Kyaing Tone – Heho – Kalaw by flight and car

In the morning, we will visit nearby villages or colorful central market again for handmade local products of Shan state. Taking afternoon flight to Heho, you will have a good time in Kalaw. On your arrival at Heho, we’ll drive to Kalaw. If time permit, we will visit one of the highest places on the time for sunset view. Dinner will be at a restaurant and overnight will be at the hotel in Kalaw.

 

Day (6) Kalaw – Loikaw

After breakfast at your hotel, visit morning market in Kalaw and start your scenic driving to Loikaw. On the way, you will visit some Pao village and lunch stop will be in Pinlaung. In the late evening, arrive at Loikaw and check in at your hotel. After take a short rest, we will make city sightseeing which include holy pagoda, TaungkwePagaod and some old historical monument in the town. Dinner will be at a restaurant and overnight at the hotel in Loikaw.

 

Day (7) Loikaw sightseeing

After breakfast, one and half hour drive to Padaung native village called "Pan-pet". In this old village, only the Padaung races are living. We will seed their traditional clothing and long ring deceration on their neck, lad and hand. Not only thisetraditinla clothing but also we will see autherntic way of lift of Padaung people in the village. After lunch, we will make another one and half hour scenice driving to old Kayar village which lines far from the city. This village is one of the unique old villages of the orginal trip called Kayar tribe in their Kayar state. Most of the women are still using their traditional clothes as in the picture. In the late evening, return to Liokaw to observe the traditional ways of living of Kayah national races. Dinner will be at a restaurant and overnight stay at the same hotel in Loikaw.

 

Day (8) Loikaw – Kalaw

After sightseeing morning market, start scenic driving again back to KalaW. On the way, we will visit some village of the hill tribes and Myinmahtite cave. We will see many Buddha status in the cave. We will arriveKalaw in the evening. After check in hotel, shell we take a short rest till dinner time. Kalaw is on the high elevation and famous as British hill station. So, it one of the best places to take a rest in Shan state. The cold climate will serve you to be pleasure. Overnight will be at a good hotel in Kalaw.

 

Day (9) Kalaw sightseeing

Have your breakfast at the hotel and visit colorful morning market. You will see not only the colorful vegetable but also colorful hill tribes and way of life of the hill tripe people. After that drive to a monastery which lines on the hill and see one of the biggest lacquerware Buddha Statues in the country. After that drive to a village nearby the town for shightseeing. After lunch in kalaw, we will visit two or three villages of the hill tribes by driving and walking in the village. In the evening, drive back to Kalaw. Dinner and night stop will be at your hotel.

 

Day (10) Kalaw – Heho – Bagan, Bagan - Kanpalat By flight and 4WD

Drive to Heho airport and take flight to Bagan. Upon arrival time at Bagan, continue driving to Kanpalat. A full day tour starts with a private 4WD to Kanpalat. And then, take about one hour drive along Ayeyarwaddy River to Chauk, where have a sightseeing of morning market. The next route is to drive to Seikphyu village which lines on the other site of the mightlyAyeyarwaddy River. After that, proceed to one of the big Burmese villages, named Kazunma Village, in Magwe Division. After lunch, drive among the forested mountains. It will be a good time to take photos of the nature. Driving in the dry zone takes about 3 hours before we arrive at Saw for a tea brake. Then keep up driving for 12 miles to Kanpalat, a small administrative town of Chin People. Chin women with tattooed faces and ways of life of the Chin tribes can be observed in this small town. In the evening, check in Pine Wood Villa which is situated among the pine forest and stands about 3000 ft above sea level, for night stop. The cool climatic condition on the hill will be lovely for you while seizing enjoyable dinner and night stay at Chin Eco Lodge.

 

Day 11.Kanpalat-Mt.Victoria- Aye Village- Mindut

Under the rising sun, scenic driving to the base camp of Mt. Victoria, 10 miles away from the lodge will be pleasure of the day. The pine forest and sweet bird calls will fill the beauty of the Mt.Victoria which is the most famous birding area for many endangered species of Myanmar. After take a short rest at the based camp continue driving to the top of the mountain. Apply your photography at the top during the period of tea and snacks, and then return to the based camp by our 4WD to continue to Aye Village, 12 miles far away from the base camp for one and a half hours driving. It is a small Chin village, meaning very cold in accord with her name, lied on the cliff of the forest hill. Once been one of the British hill camps, there are still some colonial’s old and dinky buildings in the icy cold climate. After sightseeing in the village, in which women with tattoo faces as they love tradition, in the evening, proceed to Mindut. Dinner and night stop will be at a hotel in Mindut.

 

Day 12.Mindut Sightseeing

The commencement is to be taken by scenic driving for one hour trip before we start our interesting sightseeing in Panood Village. Today main sightseeing is the villagers’ costumes and ways of living of Chin tribes. One thing interesting to mention is animism and their beliefs on Sharman and Nat, as well as fortune telling by Sharman and Chin traditional dance. After lunch and a short rest, continue our sightseeing to an old Chin village lied on the hill. The tattoo faced women as well as interesting tradition can be experienced. In the evening, drive back to Mindut, and stroll around the town again. Dinner and one more night stay will be at the same hotel in Mindut.

 

Day 13.Mindut-PonetaungPonenyar- Bagan

A morning of different cultures will make us a new taste while sightseeing around Mindut morning market. On the way back to Bagan, we will have excellent stops for photos among the pine forest hills. Also a short stop at the top of the PonetaungPonenyar mountain range, experiencing observing small stupas and Nat shrines at the summit, taking some photos as well as having tea at a tiny tea shop there are all included on our way of driving back to Bagan as most other local travelers do for their brake time on that way. When finished lunch, we will operate undersized visits to some more Burmese villages in the time of our way. The sunset will be in Bagan. Enjoy the dinner and one more night at the hotel in Bagan.

 

Day 14.Bagan – Yangon by flight

After your leisure morning in Bagan, take a flight back to Yangon. If you want to stay some more night in Bagan, it will be on your own.

 

To get a discount or promotion rate for single, family or group travelers, please Contact Us. One of our experts will get back to you within 24 hours.

Pricing Info

To get a discount or promotion rate for single, family or group travelers, please Contact Us. One of our experts will get back to you within 24 hours.

Extension Tour

We offer most of Myanmar travel services and extension tours from the main cites and additional hotel nights, Balloon right, extra sightseeing as dolphin discovery and following optional tours:

From Yangon :

 

From Mandalay :

 

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From InleLake :

 

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