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Hiring driver/guide to visit Minority Villages

Grobbendonk, Belgium
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Hiring driver/guide to visit Minority Villages

We like to hire a driver/guide to visit the LESS frequented minority villages around KenTung

for about 4 or 5 days - November 2014 -

Anyone had experience with this setup and eventual contacts ?

What price should we be looking at per day ( all included- but NOT our hotels) ?

Any help is much appreciated

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1. Re: Hiring driver/guide to visit Minority Villages

If you would like to know Keng Tung full information. Please contact to Ko Sai Tun Leng for regional guide in Keng Tung. His email is ( sairoctor.htunleng@gmail.com ).

His face book account is :

https://www.facebook.com/roctor.leng?fref=ts

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2. Re: Hiring driver/guide to visit Minority Villages

This is another regional guide:

https://www.facebook.com/yot.kham.5?fref=ts

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3. Re: Hiring driver/guide to visit Minority Villages

We spent a great 2 days visiting minority villages within driving/hiking distance from Keng Tung in February 2014.

Our local guide, Sai Noom Seng (Matt), was knowledgeable, adaptable and enjoyable to be with.

If you would like his contact information, please send me a private message.

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5. Re: Hiring driver/guide to visit Minority Villages

hiring a vehicle with driver can be anything from 50,000-70,000 Kyat per day, depending how far from town you go (to visit 'less frequented' villages you need to go further away)...plus guide hire.

(eg. in Jan 2013 vehicle driver and guide to visit Loi villages closer to China border cost me 100,000 kyat)

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6. Re: Hiring driver/guide to visit Minority Villages

I traveled to Keng Tung in November and hired Sai Leng for three days. He was wonderful! Ko Soesoe was very helpful in locating Sai Leng and offered much support in my planning of this trip. Definitely email Sai Leng at sairoctor.htunleng@gmail.com. He speaks the language of the villages, and very much respected. His english is excellent also. His father is a lovely man and will probably be your driver. I stayed one night in the Princess Hotel which I liked very much. But had to go to another hotel which was the San Yweat Guest House which was cheaper and decent and in a similar area of the town. Either places will be fine. Good luck!

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