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Myanmar – The Undiscovered South

Myanmar – The Undiscovered South

The Undiscovered South Map

5 Days / 4 Nights

from / to Yangon

Tour Highlights
5-day private mini-tour – combine with other tours to create your dream holiday experience
• Visit Myanmar’s famous Golden Rock
• Capital of Mon State: Mawlamyine
• Visit Hpa-An
• Any-day departure [&] no minimum number of travelers
Which of us hasn’t marveled at Myanmar’s Golden Rock? Amazing as it is, it’s far from being the only thing to discover in Myanmar’s South. Take a trip across one of country’s most exciting regions and visit Mon State and the Karen people. This unforgettable five-day itinerary takes in a number of important sights – in addition to the untouched, rural side of Myanmar, you’ll also get to experience its nostalgia-inducing colonial charm. The region served as the inspiration for George Orwell’s book “Burmese Days” – now it’s time for you to get inspired, too!

Itinerary

Day 01: Yangon – Golden Rock ( -,-,- )

In the morning your driver picks you up at the hotel and takes you to the Golden Rock of Kyaikhtiyo. You pass an impressive war cemetery of World War II and after a 80km drive you arrive in Bago. Visit the market of this former Mon-capital, the Kyaikpun Pagoda with its 4 Buddhas sitting back to back, the great Kyakhet Wine monastery and the Shwe Mawdaw Pagoda. This 114 meters high stupa of the pagoda is the tallest stupa in Myanmar.

The most beautiful sitting (Reclining) Buddha in Myanmar is the one in the Shwethalyaung Pagoda of Bago. Continue to the basis-camp Kinpun where you switch over to a truck to reach the Golden Rock of Kyaikthiyo. From the base-camp, Travel by local open-air truck to the junction camp which has a distance of 45 Minutes’ walk to the final distance to Golden Rock (a porter will carry your bag). The uphill trek is along a paved trekking path and offers great views of the surrounding area. For an easier alternative, four porters can carry you uphill in a specially-made sedan chair allowing you to enjoy the views without all of the hard work!(Extra charges for sedan chair – client own account). Or you can directly get to the top of the mountain from the base camp by an open Truck without taking the 45 minutes’ walk.

Overnight at Golden Rock.

Day 02: Golden Rock – Hpa-an ( B, -, – )

Today you travel to Hpa-an. Enroute you pass the Bayin-Nyi cave that includes some very interesting Buddha statues at the front side. The more attractive part of the cave is at the back side with a long corridor full of stalactites. The Kayin state’s capital is located on the banks of river Thanlwin.

This small and busy provincial town is favored by farmes traveling in carts or trishaws and selling their products. Stroll through the market and to the river banks before you continue to Mount Zwekabin.

Overnight stay in Hpa-an.

 Day 03: Hpa An – Mawlamyaing( B, – , – )

Enjoy the fascinating atmosphere of this town that is located between stupas, mountain ridges and the sea. From 1827 to 1852 Mawlamyaing (Mawlamyine) was the capital of the former British-Burma and became the most important port of export for teak. Visit the cultural museum of the Mon, Mahamuni Pagoda with its Mon-style temple complex,Kyaikthanlan Pagoda as well as the old Seinbon Mibaya monastery. The programm inclcudes U Kanthi Pagoda the name of the Pagoda took after the name of the donor who was a hermit and recognized for his miracle power of fulfilling the needs of People in donation by reciting his Mantra , U Zina Pagoda and a local market. The most important transportation vehicles are carts and old trucks.

Overnight in Mawlamyaing.

 Day 04: Mawlamyaing ( B, – , – )

After breakfast start the day in a cosy limousine to Mudon in the southern part of the city. Here you can find several cotton weavings (no shopping facilities). The most impressive sight in this area is the Zinathuka Yan Aung Chantha, the biggest, reclining Buddha of the world with a length of 180 meters and a height of 34 meters. Next destination is the small coastal town of Kyaikkami, former known as Amherst.

The famous Yele Pagoda is located at a rock in the middle of the sea. Before returning to Mawlamyaing visit the most southern point Thanbyuzayat which is known as the western end of the famous “Death Railway”. During World War II Japanese let built the trail from Kanchanaburin in Thailand thourgh the jungle to Burma by prisinors and forced laborers. More than 160000 forced laborers died during this project. The trail is overgrown already but you can still visit a well preserved locomotive.

Overnight stay in Mawlamyaing.

Day 05: Mawlamyaing – Thaton – Yangon ( B, – , – )

After breakfast you return to Yangon. Enroute visit the charming Thaton, fomer known as Suvannabhumi – The Golden Land. In the golden age of this port, the town was directly located at the sea. Today you see many colonial buildings and a great temple complex in the centre. In the late afternoon you arrive in Yangon.

Rates & 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 Standard 790 1.486 134
Hotel Category Superior 886 1.674 252
Hotel Category First Class 959 1.831 322
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 – 30.04.2017

Price per person in USD (private tour) 2 persons in double room 1 person in single room(single traveller) Single room supplement
Hotel Category Standard 840 1.580 144
Hotel Category Superior 942 1.782 268
Hotel Category First Class 1.020 1.948 342
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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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
• 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 Selection of Hotels for You

Hotel Category Standard:
Golden Rock: Mountain Top Hotel *** (Standard Room)
Hpa-An : Hotel Angels Land **(*) (Deluxe)
Mawlamyine: Attaran Hotel *** (Superior Zimmer)
Hotel Category Superior:
Golden Rock: Mountain Top Hotel *** (Deluxe Room)
Hpa-An : Hotel Zwekabin *** (Deluxe)
Mawlamyine: Attaran Hotel *** (Superior Zimmer)
Hotel Category First Class:
Golden Rock: Mountain Top Hotel *** (Super Deluxe Room)
Hpa-An : Hpa -An Lodge **** (Kayin Cottage)
Mawlamyine: Strand  Hotel *** (Superior Zimmer)

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