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Hill Tribes


Textiles of Guizhou, China

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7-DAYS EXPLORING NORTHERN LAOS

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6-DAYS EXPLORING THE TATTOOED TRIBES OF CHIN STATE, MYANMAR

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The textiles of the Miao and Dong people in this southwestern province of China literally tell of their history and beliefs in pictorial illustrations and symbols. A woman’s marital status and home village can be identified by the color and pattern of the clothing she wears. The Miao are known among textile collectors for their fine embroidery skills, weaving and batik dying.  Since this is …

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This 7-day tour starts in the beautiful city of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of ancient temples, colonial architecture and undulating countryside. On this journey, you’ll meet remote hill tribes, kayak through thick jungle, hike mountainous forest and enjoy sustainable stays in peaceful villages. Proposed programme: Day 1, You’ll begin your journey in …

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Fresh Mango juice with mint leaves served at a lazy, lonely beach. A boat trip on a lake, hidden deep in the mountains. Your taxi driver’s lucky Buddha amulets dangles in the window. A sleepy border town inviting you for a game of pool before you cross into unknown land. The name Thailand conjures up …

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This 6-day itinerary, Exploring the Tattooed Tribes of Chin State, takes you through the ethnic villages of the northwestern region of the country. Visit Yangon, Nyaung Oo, Kyunchaun, Mindat, Kyardo, Kanpetlet, Kyunchaun and Bagan, to gain a whole new cultural perspective. Chat with local tribes and trek across the lush rolling hills as you enjoy …

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Dawns soft rays sneaking into the deep valleys below. A slow bus heading into the green rolling hills beyond. Lisu, Shan, Palaung and Kachin people pushing worn out bikes with loads of vegetables to riverside markets in the horizon. At monasteries above, monks are putting their dark red robes on poles, soon to be kissed …

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Explore Vietnam’s northernmost province and experience the true local culture. Home to endless rocky plateaus and romantically-named mountains dotted with tiny villages, Ha Giang is a less-traveled land of beauty and adventure. Proposed programme: Day 1, Touch down in the beautiful city of Hanoi; Day 2, Set out on the scenic eight-hour road trip north, …

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Spring rolls with fresh herbs, prawns and salty nuts. A road corner, in Hanoi, in the evening with home brewed beer and sunflower seeds. A boat trip through rocks of eternity, a trek into light green fragile rice fields. Road tripping on a motorbike through the pleasantly cool tropical night. To a town still living …

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Monks at a pagoda down a dusty road. Young curious eyes following your steps from a ramshackle school in the hills. A bike ride through the temples of Bagan in the early mornings mist. A trek into mountains of yesterday north of Mandalay. Old men in Longyi skirts, whispering of todays news at colonial teashops. …

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Snow covered peaks rising above high valleys covered by blooming apple trees. A monastery on a ridge. Overlooking a village untouched by roads. While trekkers are licking sun outside a high altitude tea-house. A local festival puts color on daily life. Color on a place where dreams, poems and pictures unfold. When to go to …

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A tropical archipelago made up of over 17.500 islands – of which 6.000 are inhabited – Indonesia is extremely diverse, both naturally and culturally. Predominantly Muslim, the country also has a strong Hindu and Buddhist heritage, vividly reflected in its culture, architecture and artistic traditions. Imagine yourself in Ubud with its vital traditions, on the …

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