Unique Experiences:

•  Discover remote villages while trekking the moutains
•  Go from Chiang Mai, Thailand via the Mae Sai/Tachileik border to Kengtung and go back to Thailand again
•  Meet friendly and beautiful hill-tribes
•  Explore charming Kengtung town with typical architecture and traditional temples


Small Group Exploration – normally no more than 2-5 travellers. Being few brings you closer to local life and flexibility to go to places less travelled; to go beyond the ordinary.
You can be min. 1 and max. 10 travellers on this tour. You can book 1 person, but we cannot guarantee more participants.

For an additional 40 USD per person you can secure this as a Guaranteed Private Tour.
Please contact us for further details and booking.

Trip Length: 5 Day(s) 4 Night(s)
Tour Departure Dates: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Travel Season:

All year apart from the dates as mentioned above. In Myanmar the rainy season from the end of May until the end of September can bring heavy and regular rainfall. The best time to visit is from Nov - Feb when it is dry and temperatures are at their lowest around at around 20-25 degrees. At night times the temperatures can fall to lower than 10 Degrees in December and January whereas From Mar to May the temperature can rise to above 40 degrees!

Type of Transportation: Private minivan from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai, public shared taxi from Tachileik to Kengtung, car to take you around Kengtung outskirts, and shared bus from Kengtung to Tachileik.
Type of Accommodation: 4 nights in standard room with aircon and private bathroom and toilet.Breakfast is included.
Physical Rate: 3/5
Child Policy:

Infant: 0-1 year of age get’s very discounted price
2-11 years of age at discounted price

Please be aware of: This trip has trekking as a core part of the itinerary. Please carefully contemplate if your child is
able to handle this.

Included in Price:

Meals: 4 x Breakfast, 2 x Lunch.
Accommodation: 4 nights at standard hotels.
Transport: Transfer from Chiang Mai via the Mae Sai/Tachileik border to Kengtung. Return transfer from Kengtung to the Mae Sai/Tachileik border.
Others/Activities: Trekking in Kengtung as per itinerary.

There is no overall guide on the tour. There will be drivers who speak limited English and English-speaking tour guide in Kengtung.

Excluded from Price:

•  Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
•  Zone fees
•  Meals & drinks other than mentioned as included
•  Tips to the guides
•  Tours and activities not mentioned in the itinerary
•  Entrance fees
•  Visa to Myanmar (can be obtained at the Myanmar consulate in Chiang Mai in advance)
•  All other expenses not stated as included in the above


Locations Visited:
Kengtung, Shan State
Start City:
End City:


Day 1: Chiang Mai – Mae Sai/Tachileik – Kengtung. Flow overland, cross the border and experience a remote corner of Burma’s Shan state.
Leave ECO Resort Chiang Mai early in the morning and watch the landscape change as you aim for the mountains in the North and the Mae Sai border. The drive is around 4-5 hours depending on traffic. On arrival in Mae Sai, you will cross the border around 10.30am and on the other side, in Tachileik, you will meet your guide. Go by shared taxi through gorgeous scenery, at a fine road to Kengtung. It’s about a 3 hours ride and upon arrival in Kengtung Town you will have the rest of the day to explore the small city.

Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Kengtung Town

Day 2: Kengtung. Explore the outskirts of Kengtung and meet the local hill tribes.
Several hill tribes inhabit the mountains surrounding Kengtung Town; the Eng, Lahu, Lishaw and Akha tribes. Together with your guide and a pick-up truck you will visit 3 different hill tribe villages today. To take in the serene mountainous surroundings and to meet the local villagers at eyelevel.
Expect to be walking 30 min – 1 hour sometimes to reach the villages in case the unpaved road is in a bad condition. Return to Kengtung at the end of the day.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Kengtung Town

Day 3: Kengtung. Go to remote tribal villages while rewarded with serene mountain views and beautiful scenery.
Set out in a different direction to local tribal villages, where only few foreigners go. Expect to walk a bit more today and be rewarded by beautiful scenery and authentic hill tribe villages.
Return to Kengtung at the end of the day.

Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Kengtung Town

Day 4: Kengtung. Free day to explore the town and local life. The day is free for you to do as you please. Start early in the morning and visit the busy market. Walk the town roads and backstreets, pass the magical temples, see the British colonial architecture and embrace life in this remote corner of Myanmar.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Kengtung Town

Day 5: Kengtung – Tachileik. Prepare to leave Burma behind and head towards the Thai border for your next destination.
Transfer to the bus station and start your return journey towards the border to Thailand. From Tachileik your onwards destination is as per your own arrangement. Busses leave regularly towards Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. Or you can head towards Chiang Khong to continue your journey into Laos. Whatever your choice, we will be happy to help you with a piece of advice or a bit if inspiration.

Meals: Breakfast

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