Mrauk U and Sittwe Discovery 07 days

Routing: Yangon – Mrauk U – Sittwe - Yangon

Best Highlights of the tour


  • Check out the best highlights of Yangon
  • Discover Sittwe, the capital of Rakhin state
  • Jetty then boat ride to reach and visit Mrauk U with its relics
  • Witness local life of ethnics at Chin Villages
  • Meet up with Shakma women are with big earings and their tradition dress
  • Fantastic Jetty boat ride to Mrauk U
Bests of Myanmar with Mrauk U adventure covers all best parts of Myanmar with a long stay enough at each destination for your understandings and loving your stops. Moreover, we add some less massive activities to keep your experience with us unique. You will experience train ride in Myanmar from Yangon to Bagan, discover the tribe custom or visit the "long -neck" woman wearing the gilded hoops around their necks. Moreover, we will take you to explore Mandalay and its surrounding by water way along the legend Irrawaddy. A true leisure stay in Ngapali beach will fill up your energy before getting to Mrauk U – an isolate island only reached by boat from mainland. Witnessing the daily life of ethnic people with your own eyes certainly will be the best impression of Myanmar before you back to Yangon

Day 1 : Yangon Arrival  
Welcome to Golden Land in Myanmar.
Upon arrival at Yangon airport, you will be greeted for the hotel transfer.
Enjoy your very first visit to the most outstanding monument in Yangon: Shwedagon Pagoda. This is a prominent historical site where you can enjoy panoramic view of the city and experience the local religion.
Stay overnight in Yangon.
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon
Meal: Welcome Dinner


Day 2 : Yangon City Tour

After breakfast, start a full day tour by visiting famous Botahtung Pagoda at first. Continuing to 2000 years old Sule Pagoda where contains a Buddha’s hair in a golden dome. Take a look around colorful Bogyoke market where obtains Myanmar souvenirs, a perfect replacement for shopping. Walking around National Museum and magnificent complex architecture of British Colonial are main tourist attractions in downtown.
Back to hotel and relax
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon
Meal: Breakfast.


Day 3: Yangon -  fly to Sittwe 
Breakfast and relax until our driver come to pick you up for the flight to Sittwe, the capital of Rakhin state.
Upon arrival, we will transfer to Fish Market, Cultural Museum for visiting before arriving to hotel. Checking in and overnight at the hotel in Sittwe
Accommodation: Hotel in Sittwe
Meal: Breakfast.


Day 4: Sittwe - Mrauk U Discovery
After breakfast, our tour guide and driver will welcome you for transfer to Jetty to boat sail Mrauk U. Boat trip along Kaladan River to reach Mrauk U, one of the biggest archaeological site in Myanmar. Once we settle in Mrauk U, you will witness the former grandiose of this ancient town, famed as Myanmar's second eminent temple site after Bagan, during your visits to Koethaung Temple, Pitakataik Library, Laungbanpyauk Pagoda, Yadana Mannaung and Sakaya Mannaung Pagodas.
Accommodation: Hotel in Mrauk U
Meal: Breakfast.


Day 5: Mrauk U - Lay Myo Chaung (Chin Village)
Having breakfast at your hotel then visit to Chin Village to study their way of life style and tattooing on their face. Then back to Mrauk U and sightseeing Boundwet Village and Dutch Factory of 16th century stone building, Shakma women are with big earings and their tradition dress. To Mungla Shwegu Pagoda and small monastery in the forest is nice to visit. Then visit to Loka Manaung Pagoda, Phara Baw Pagoda, Shwe Kyar Thein Mauktaw Gate and enjoy Sunset at Shwegudaung Pagoda.
 Accommodation: Hotel in Mrauk U
Meal: Breakfast.


Day 6: Mrauk U - Sittwe - Yangon
Travel back to Sittwe by boat then connect your flight to Yangon.
Upon arrival, discover Kabaaye Pagoda or mostly known as “World Peace Pagoda “and “The Great Cave” - Maha Pasana in the ground. Take a look at Gems Museum where displays famous precious stones of Myanmar.
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon
Meal: Breakfast.


Day 7: Yangon Departure.
Free to visit the city on your own until our driver come to pick you up for your departure flight
Accommodation: Not available
Meal: Breakfast.
Group size Price guide (USD/person)

Services and Activities included:

1. Tour start and ends at Yangon Airport - Myanmar
2. You will be escorted by private English speaking guides (on spots).
3. Your car is private with air-conditioning.
4. Jetty ride from Sittwe to Mrauk U and vice versa
5. 02 Domestic flights included are from Yangon - Sittwe and Sittwe - Yangon
6. Meals are daily breakfasts and 01 welcome dinner
7. Entrance fees where requested.
8. Your accommodation are twin sharing, 3 star standards
9. This tour is subject to single supplement if requested
10. Trip price valid until 31 December 2014. Traveling on Christmas Eve and New Year Eve may subject to surcharge.


Note: Myanmar Now is changing day by day since our country opens, the price of the tour may change at the visiting time. Please feel free to contact us for price while proceeding with the tour.

Tour Exclusions:

Visa arrangement, Drinks when you are traveling, personal expenses and others not mentioned

Best time to go this tour
Period for best enjoy: from October to February because this is the coolest time of the year. You can easily enjoy outdoor activities and sightseeing
Period for best value: remain time of the year when is considered as low season and you can enjoy discounts and offers. Please note:
From March to May is dry season. In semi-dessert areas such as Mandalay or Bagan, they can be very hot, but other higher areas such as Inle lake, weather is still cool and comfortable
From June to September is monsoon season. In coastal regions, like Yangon, and hilly places, such as Inle lake, you may be caught by heavy, sudden rains but in Mandalay or Bagan it hardy sees rainfall during this time

Physical rating of this tour: 3 stars
These trips are a relaxing break. You don't have to worry about doing anything physically demanding unless you want to.
Some easy physical activities included in your trip. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the journey.
it will raise your heartbeat. Some moderate physical activities such as several walking in fairly distance are included. A good level of fitness is required
Be prepared for some serious physical activity. The majority of activities included on this trip will be challenging. The fitter you are, the more you'll enjoy your holiday.
Our highest physical rating. Get ready for a heart-pumping adventure with plenty of challenges and some extreme conditions. You'll be required to be seriously fit for this trip as difficult activities are included.
For the trek on this trip the general rule is you will need to be very fit and the more preparation you have done for it, the more you will enjoy it. You will be walking with your day pack, with the possibility of extreme variations in temperature. We recommend that you undertake regular aerobic exercise in the months before you travel, particularly if you are not in the habit of regular exercise. Doing mountain walks or climbing long stair cases with a pack is good preparation (try putting a few bricks in your pack for real training). Walking, jogging, swimming or riding a bike are all good ways to increase your aerobic fitness, which will allow you to enjoy the trek to its fullest.

Meals introduction
While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There's no obligation to do this though.

Meals included and additions: 
16 breakfasts and 01 dinner included
Meals additions to this tour: 10US$/person for lunch and 12US$/person for dinner or total: 340US$/person

Important notes
ACCOMODATION IN MYANMAR:
As tourism infrastructure is starting to develop, you may find the accommodation standards to be lower than in other Asian countries. Since Burma has recently become a popular tourist destination, pricing is also inflated due to demand, and at times our hotels can change as bookings are bumped by hotels charging a higher price to other travellers. Please be patient with any last minute hotel changes, and please be aware that often although the price of the accommodation is quite high due to demand, some hotel standards can be quite basic.

HOT AIR BALOONING IN BAGAN:
There is a company which operates hot air ballooning flights in Bagan. Such flights only take place around sunrise for about an hour and are entirely subject to suitable weather conditions, especially low wind conditions and good visibility. In the hotter times of the year, the number of passengers who can be carried within required safety parameters reduces considerably. It is not possible for us to make bookings for hot-air ballooning in advance of our arrival in Pagan. If any clients wish to make a booking at that time, we can then provide contact details for the ballooning company who can then advise if they have any vacancies for the following day. As at March 2013 the cost of such flights was about US$300. Such flights are not a part of any service offered by Peregrine and any participants will be required to sign indemnity releases provided by the ballooning company.

Passports and Visas 
It is each traveler's responsibility to have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel and a visa if required. Please check whether your nationality in Myanmar Visa exemption list, otherwise you do need to have your VISA done before going. Please check the information at our Myanmar Visa guide for specific. 

Cell Phones & Calling Cards 
You may wish to carry a cell phone while traveling. Check with your cell phone provider if your phone will work in the destination(s) you are visiting. Myanmar service is dominated by the GMS technology standard, while some of the world such as U.S uses the incompatible CDMA standard. We suggest that you should check carefully or you may incur high international roaming fees. 
However, the SIM card in Myanmar is not very popular and still quite expensive. You may need to check with your service providers for roaming fees when taking tours to Myanmar
When dialing a number from one country to another, you should proceed as follows: dial your country's Exit Code + destination Country Code + Phone Number. Country Code of Myanmar is 95
 
Wireless Internet Access 
Passengers traveling with WiFi enabled devices (such as a personal computer, smartphone, tablet, or digital audio player) may be able to connect to the internet via a wireless network access point (or hotspot). WiFi access in hotels and/or cruise lines often involves a fee which, in some cases, can be very expensive. 
Please ask your hotel receptionist to avoid unexpected charges.
 
Credit Card Usages and Currency 
Myanmar’s national currency, the kyat (pronounced chat, and abbreviated K) is divided into the following banknotes: K1, K5, K10, K20, K50, K100, K200, K500 and K1000. Travellers should ensure they arrive in Myanmar with their entire travel budget in US dollars, as ATMs are still very hard to come by (although this may change)
For credit/debit cards, surprised tourists in Yangon found themselves helpless when trying to use them. However, a couple of high-end hotels in Yangon and Mandalay are able to accept credit cards, and sometimes give cash back. This is done via a processing system linked outside the country, Singapore or Vietnam, and is at the mercy of internet connections
  
Trip Preparation 
A little pre-planning can make your trip go a lot smoother. Several weeks before your trip, make a list of what you will need to take with you. Make sure your personal documents (passports, visas, driver’s license) are in order and that you have enough prescription medications to last through the trip. We suggest that you make photocopies of passports, visas, personal ID and any other important travel documents and pack them separately from the originals. Pack a list of medications including dosage and generic names. 
If you lose the originals while traveling, you'll have copies for easier reporting and replacement. You may consider bringing a small supply of over the counter medications for headaches and/or anti-diarrhea pills. We recommend that you pack a portable alarm clock. Avoid placing valuables such as cameras in your checked luggage.

Tour at Glance

Trip Duration:

7 days 6 nights


Activity:

Culture Tour, Hiking, Boat Ride, SightSeeing, Beach Relax,


Group size:

Min: 2

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Max: 12


Transportation:


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  • Day by Day Program:


    Day 01:    Yangon Arrival
    Day 02:    Yangon City Tour
    Day 03:    Yangon - fly to  Sittwe
    Day 04:    Sittwe - Mrauk U
    Day 05:    Mrauk U - Lay Myo Chaung
    Day 06:    Mrauk U - Sittwe - Yangon
    Day 07:    Yangon Departure

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