Venture via Yangon to the remote hills of Loikaw, your jumping-off point to the traditional villages and age-old cultures of a Myanmar less seen. Hike to the dramatic mountain-top location of Pan Pet and meet the charismatic and colourfully dressed Kayan people. Journey on foot from Kalaw to Inle Lake, through villages where the handmade and homespun still reign supreme. From the gorgeous village of Kyaingtong, travel through the Golden Triangle and on to Chiang Rai and Bangkok, where a world of Thai treasures await.

Highlights

This hiking-based itinerary is the ultimate way to get off the tourist trail. Visit small village communities and discover the Myanmar that many others miss

From remote Loikaw and picturesque Kengtung to the rolling flower fields of Chiang Rai, this is a superb overview of Myanmar and Northern Thailand's beautiful landscapes

Be part of an excellent community-based tourism initiative that educates travellers about traditional villages around Pemsong

Embark on an awe-inspiring two-day hike from Kalaw to Inle Lake, staying overnight in a local monastery or guesthouse

From the downtown night markets of Chiang Rai to the legendary street-food mecca that is Bangkok, you'll have some of South East Asia's tastiest treats at your fingertips