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Discovering Mrauk U

Discovering Mrauk U

Discovering Mrauk U

5 Days / 4 Nights

from / to Yangon

Tour Highlights
5 days and 4 nights with extension option
Learn about history and culture at Rakhine State Cultural Musem
• Visit a fish market
• Explore the ancient sites of Mrauk U
Tour Mrauk U’s Archaeological Museum
Enjoy a cultural experience as you travel to different amazing sites in Myanmar in this 4-day tour of the country. You will also get to visit ancient sites, monuments, and temples of an era long gone.

Itinerary

Day 1: Yangon – Sittwe

Transfer to the airport in Yangon for your flight to Sittwe, capital of the Rakhine State. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check in. Today, you will visit Rakhine State Cultural Museum (closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and public holidays), an extensive collection of the culture and history of Rakhine people. Stroll along Strand Road and enjoy the city’s sights.

Overnight in Sittwe.

Day 2: Sittwe – Mrauk U (B, L)

This morning, you will start with a visit to Sittwe’s fish market. Then you will be transferred to Sittwe jetty and board on a private boat for a relaxing 6 hour journey to Mrauk U. Lunch will be served on board. Midday, arrive in Mrauk U, the capital flourished not only in financial but also the Buddhism in the 15th in all of Asia which becomes a rich archaeological tourist site for Myanmar, second to Bagan.

This afternoon, your visit includes Koethaung Temple, the Pitakataik Library, Laungbanpyauk Pagoda, Yadana Mannaung and Sakaya Mannaung Pagodas. These temples and pagodas are some of the most important religious shrines of the medieval Mrauk U period mostly built in sandstone.

Overnight in Mrauk U.

Day 3: Mrauk U (B)

Awake early and depart hotel around 06.00 (Note: departure time will depend on the season) to enjoy the sunrise over the misty hills of Mrauk U. Return to your hotel for breakfast and then continue sightseeing in Mrauk U. Begin with a visit to the local market and the ruins of the Royal Palace. Then tour the town’s Archaeological Museum (closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and public holidays), where artifacts and ancient relics are on display.

The museum is a fascinating place to learn about the history and culture of the Rakhine State. After lunch, visit Shitthaung Temple, Mrauk U’s most important monument. Built in 1535 with a labor force of more than 1,000 architects and workmen, Shitthaung Temple contains a remarkable collection of Arakanese Buddha images and reliefs.

Continue to the multi spire Andawthein Ordination Hall, filled with unique stone carvings. Then visit the circular Ratanabon Pagoda and the fortress-like temple of Dukkhanthein, whose vaulted passages contain interesting stone sculptures. Your last stop of today is at Laymyetnha. Built in 1430, Laymyethnha was the first pagoda erected in Mrauk U.

Overnight in Mrauk U.

Day 4: Mrauk U – Chin Villages – Mrauk U (B, L)

Century and at its peak it was one of the richest cities. After breakfast, start a scenic journey on a bumpy road by car about 30 minutes to the village. Then continue by boat up along the Lay Mro River to the Lay Too Chin minority villages for 2-3 hours. Chin people are probably best known for their colorful fabrics, as well as tattoo on faces of women.

A legend said that the Burmese King from central land used to explore their State as Chin women are most beautiful among other minorities. Chin girls not later than age of 13 had to tattoo on their faces to make them ugly and to prevent from being taken to the Burmese palace. As tattooing habits are stopped, you can see mostly elderly women with tattoo nowadays.

During the day of touring, a picnic lunch will be served. (Lunch box) After visiting 2 to 3 Chin villages, you will return back to Mrauk Oo by boat and car.

Overnight in Mrauk U.

Day 5: Mrauk U – Sittwe by Boat and Sittwe – Yangon by Flight (B,- , – )

After an early breakfast, board a local boat a local ferry speedboat for your 6 hour return trip to Sittwe. Along the way, you will have an opportunity to enjoy the riverine lifestyle of local people in Rakhine State. Upon arrival in Sittwe, stop for lunch at a local restaurant (own account) before transferring to Sittwe.

After lunch, flight back to Yangon. The rest of the program at own arrangement.

Alternatively you can fly from Sittwe to Thandwe (Ngapali Beach) instead of Yangon. (Reduction : 55 USD per Person)

Rates and Services

Rates: 01.05. 2016 – 30.09.2016

Price per person in USD ( private tour ) 2 persons in double room 1 person in single room ( single traveller ) Single room supplement
Hotel Category Superior 948 1.661 164
Hotel Category First Class 1.218 2.452 456
Note: On 24.12 and 31.12, some hotels charge for compulsory gala dinners. Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.During certain dates, seasonal surcharges may apply, especially during Christmas, New Year and Myanmar Water Festival in April. Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.

Rates: 01.10. 2016 – 31.03.2017

Price per person in USD ( private tour ) 2 persons in double room 1 person in single room ( single traveller ) Single room supplement
Hotel Category Superior 1.009 1.766 173
Hotel Category First Class 1.296 2.608 480
The supplement for Christmas Eve (24 Dec) & New Year Eve (31 Dec) not included.
Note: On 24.12 and 31.12, some hotels charge for compulsory gala dinners. Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.During certain dates, seasonal surcharges may apply, especially during Christmas, New Year and Myanmar Water Festival in April. Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.

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For rates for 3 or more travellers in one booking, please inquire with our team.

Services included in our rates:
• accommodation inc. breakfast (B)
• other meals as detailed in the itinerary (L=lunch, D=dinner)
• local specialized tour guide (English-speaking, other languages available on request)
• all transfers
• boat tours and air-conditioned car/van transportation as detailed in the itinerary
• domestic flights as detailed in the itinerary, economy class (20 kg luggage per person)
• sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary inc. entrance fees
• one high-quality guidebook per room
Services NOT included in our rates:
• international flights from and to your country of origin
• travel insurance
• meals other than those explicitly mentioned, drinks, tips and personal expenses
• visa fees
Travel dates [&] minimum no. of travellers:
• any day departure
• no minimum number of travellers
• this tour is a private tour and you will not be travelling with people other than those you booked with
As this is a private tour, you can depart on the day of your choosing and alter the daily sightseeing program to suit your interests. Inquire with our team to extend this tour or to combine it with our other programmes.

Our Selections of Hotels for You

Hotel Category Superior:
Sittwe: Shwe Thazin Hotel ** (Superior Room)
Mrauk U: Shwe Thazin Hotel ** (Superior Room)
Hotel Category First Class:
Sittwe: Shwe Thazin Hotel ** (Deluxe Room)
Mrauk U: Mrauk U Princess **** (Village Cottage)

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