The mysterious Rakhine State

11 days: from $ 0 per person
Yangon_-_the-Maha-Bodhi-shrine-on-the-site-of-the-Shwe-Dagon-Pagoda
Yangon - the Maha Bodhi shrine on the site of the Shwe Dagon Pagoda
Sittwe_-_Law-Kamandar-Pagoda_-_Main-Stupa
Sittwe - Law Kamandar Pagoda, Main Stupa
Mrauk-U_-_Htuk-Kam-Thein_-_Lake-near-the-Temple
Mrauk U - Htuk Kam Thein, Lake near the Temple
Pan-Paung_-_Chin-Village_-_Pan-Paung_-_Houses
Pan Paung - Chin Village - Pan Paung, Houses
Ngapali-Beach_-_Mermaid-of-Ngapali-Beach
Ngapali Beach - Mermaid of Ngapali Beach
Yangon_-_Kaba_Aye_Pagoda
Yangon - Kaba Aye Pagoda
  • Travel Overlook
    Season: all-seasonal
    Trip Idea: Culture, Relaxation
    Transport: Aircraft, Car/Van, Horse Cart, Boat
    Description: On this beautiful tour you get to know the bustling city and former capital of Myanmar, Yangon, and the former capital of the Kingdom of Arakan Mrauk U as well. Discover the beautiful scenery of Rakhine Yoma mountain range on a boat trip from Sittwe to Mrauk U along the Kaladan River and its tributaries. Get unforgettable impressions of the most famous pagodas of Yangon, especially the over 2,500-year-old Shwe Da Gon Pagoda. The pagodas of Mrauk U are in absolute contrast to the pagodas in Yangon. Their style is very different from those in Yangon. At the end of the tour you can relax on the beautiful white sandy beach of Ngapali Beach, swim in the clear and warm water or enjoy the fresh seafood at the restaurants. We are sure that you will never forget this tour.
    Map
    Highlights
    Day(s) Location Highlights
    1 Yangon Sule Pagoda, Bogyoke Aung San Market, Shwe Dagon Pagoda
    2 Sittwe Law Kamandar Pagoda, Let Wae Ta Lone Taw Dat Zedi, Market
    3 Mrauk U Kaladan River
    4-5 Mrauk U Htuk Kam Thein, Lay Myet Hna Temple, Koe Thaung Pagoda, Le Myo River, Chin Village - Pan Paung
    6 Ngapali Beach Kaladan River, Ngapali Beach
    7-9 Ngapali Beach Ngapali Beach
    10 Yangon Kaba Aye Pagoda
    11 Yangon Bogyoke Aung San Market
  • Travel Details
    • Day 01 - Arrival in Yangon and Sightseeing

      Morning Program:
      Our guide welcomes you at the airport and offers a small welcome gift. After that, transfer to your hotel in the car or minibus. After checking in and a short break you start for adiscovery tour in Yangon in the early afternoon.
      Afternoon Program:
      In the early afternoon, your guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the city center. First you visit the more than 2000 years old and 45m high Sule Pagoda, in the Anglo-Burmese style, the City Hall and the Mahabandoola Park with it's Independence Monument. After this, you take a short walk to Pansodan jetty. Continue with the Bo Ta Htaung Pagoda, which means as much as 1,000 officers. The pagoda was built by the Mon and is about the same age as the Shwe Dagon Pagoda. It houses a hair relic of the Buddha. By car you drive to Kyauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, with over 70m houses the longest reclining Buddha statue in the world. As a final highlight of the day you finally visit the over 2500 year old Shwe Dagon Pagoda. It is the symbol of the country par excellence and one of the most famous stupas in the world. Let the pagoda work on you. Experience the illuminated Pagoda at night.
      Overnight in: Yangon
    • Day 02 - Yangon - Transfer to Sittwe & Sightseeing

      Morning Program:
      In the morning drive to the airport and fly to Sittwe the capital of Rakhine State, formerly Akyab. The town lies at the mouth of the rivers Kaladan and Mayu that flow into the Bay of Bengal. Sittwe is mainly used as the starting point for boat trips to the old royal town Mrauk U.
      Afternoon Program:
      In the afternoon, take a look at Sittwe. You start with the Law Kamandar Pagoda, a pretty young Pagoda, which was built in 1995. It's a reminiscent of the famous Shwe Dagon pagoda in Yangon, but is much smaller. Then visit the Let Wae Ta Lone Daw Dat Pagoda. In the late afternoon you take a walk through the market near the harbor.
      Overnight in: Sittwe
    • Day 03 - Transfer to Mrauk U

      Morning Program:
      Our guide welcomes you at the airport in Sittwe respectively picks up at your hotel and drive to the jetty. There you embark on a charter boat to Mrauk U.
      Afternoon Program:
      Enjoy the 6-hour boat trip on the Kaladan River and its tributaries. During the trip, you watch the farmers plow their fields with the muscle power of their buffaloes, or watch the fishermen at work. Enjoy yourself at the many species of waterfowl and see workers cutting reeds for their roofs to. After arriving in Mrauk U you will be transferred to your hotel for check in.
      Overnight in: Mrauk U
    • Day 04 - Mrauk U - Sightseeing

      Morning Program:
      After breakfast, our tour guide will accompany you to the most beautiful pagodas of Mrauk U, which can be reached from the hotel by foot. The first stop is the Shitthaung Pagoda, the Temple of 80,000 Buddhas. Located next to the Shitthaung pagoda is the Andaw ordination hall. Not far from both pagodas, standing on a hill, is the Htuk Kam Thein. King Minphalaung built this pagoda in 1571. Last stop in the morning tour is the Lay Myet Hna pagoda, "the four faces Pagoda". King Minsawmon, first king of Mrauk-U dynasty, built it in 1430. The pagoda is one of five pagodas that were built during the establishment of the city.
      Afternoon Program:
      After lunch, that you can take in the excellent restaurant Moe Cherry, go to the Sakyar Man Aung Pagoda, which is located in the east of Mrauk U. The pagoda is one of the five most revered Pagodas of Mrauk U. Next stop is the Koe Thaung Pagoda. The name means 90,000 and stems from the assumption that the pagoda is home of over 90,000 Buddha images. Then take a look at two workshops, a stonemason's workshop and a bronze foundry. In the latter you can become familiar with the production process of bronze statues. The last stop of today's tour is the Zina Man Aung Pagoda. It is located on the top of Pandein Taung hill on the south side of the old palace ruins.
      Overnight in: Mrauk U
    • Day 05 - Boat trip to Chin villages

      Morning Program:
      After breakfast, you will depart for a day trip to remote Chin villages. A short drive will take you to the pier at the Le Myo River. There you board a boat that takes you to the Chin villages. During the 2.5 hour drive you will pass the beautiful landscape and just look at the flow of people on the river. You also have the opportunity to refresh yourself in the Le Myo River. Do not forget your swimwear. Just before noon you reach the first Chin village, Chet Chang<7B>. During a tour of the village, you can see the women at handicrafts work by hand and visit the village school. Then continue the journey to the second Chin village, Pan Paung.
      Afternoon Program:
      Here you take a lunch break. The village-dwellers you're hosting with coconuts and bananas. Here you have the opportunity to marvel at the last, mostly elderly women with facial tattoos. They offer in their shops at homespun scarves and shawls. After a tour through the village and the visit of some houses we go back to Mrauk U. The boat trip in the afternoon hours it is quite hot on the river. Therefore, you can cool off with a dip in the cool water. The boat driver stops on all requests.
      Overnight in: Mrauk U
    • Day 06 - Mrauk U - Transfer to Ngapali Beach

      Morning Program:
      After breakfast, you drive back to Sittwe by boat and then fly to Thandwe (Ngapali beach). You are picked up at the airport by the hotel's shuttle.
      Afternoon Program:
      The afternoon is at your leisure.
      Overnight in: Ngapali Beach
    • Day 07-09 - Ngapali Beach

      Morning Program:
      Ngapali is known for its miles of white sandy beach, Turquoise, crystal clear water and enough shady coconut palms. It is Myanmar's most beautiful beach provides the opportunity for many activities such as swimming, sailing, kayaking, and enjoying fresh seafood by candlelight as the setting sun sinks into the Indian Ocean. Ngapali is the perfect place to relax.
      Afternoon Program:
      Leisure at Ngapali Beach.
      Overnight in: Ngapali Beach
    • Day 10 - Transfer to Yangon & Sightseeing

      Morning Program:
      In the morning you will fly back to Yangon.
      Afternoon Program:
      In the afternoon you will visit two interesting sites, the Kaba Aye Pagoda and the Maha Pasana Gu cave. Both were erected by Prime Minister U Nu in 1952 in preparation for the sixth Buddhist Synod. The Synod lot together with the 2.500th anniversary of the Buddha's enlightenment. In the immediate vicinity is the Maha Pasana Guha cave. This artificial cave measures 113m x 139m. It can accommodate up to 10,000 people and was built in only 14 months. Up till now, the large cave is used for religious ceremonies in Yangon. Last attraction of the day is the Myanmar Gems Museum. The four-story building is located near the Kaba Aye Pagoda. Here are exhibited the most famous gemstones of Myanmar, such as rubies, sapphires, jade and pearls. In the first two floors of the house, the gems Mart, you have the opportunity to purchase gemstones and jewels.
      Overnight in: Yangon
    • Day 11 - Yangon Sightseeing & Departure

      Morning Program:
      The last attraction of the tour is the Bogyoke Aung San Market, formerly Scott Market. The market opened in 1926, is a major tourist attraction. Its offer includes antiques, crafts, countless jewelers to art galleries, restaurants and clothing stores. Here ends your tour and you will be taken to the airport where our tour guide will bid you farewell.
      Afternoon Program:
      Departure
      Overnight in: not applicable
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  • Prices & Services
    • Travel prices for the season from 01/10/2017 - 30/04/2018
      Tour Guide Category 1 Person from 2 Persons from 4 Persons from 6 Persons
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      The prices shown are per person.
      included Services
      • All transfers in the travel program
      • All entrance fees
      • Breakfast
      • Chilled water
      • Refreshing tissues
      • Taxes and service charges
      excluded Services
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      • All transfers outside the itinerary
      • Tips for drivers and guides

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