6 Days Ancient Myanmar — The Lost Kingdom
Immerse yourself in Myanmar’s lost past as you wonder through Sittwe and Mrauk U – the historical ancient cities of the Rakhine empire.
Arrive Yangon. Transfer by private vehicle to the hotel and check in if room is available. A mix of colonial architecture, modern high-rises and gilded Buddhist pagodas define its skyline.After lunch, enjoy the water front of busy Yangon River brief public ferry ride and after a stroll at the Maha Bandoola Park to see colonial-style high court and city hall, head to the lively Indian Town and Chinatown. Explore Bogyoke (Scott) Market to see Myanmar’s wide range of handicrafts and exotic souvenirs
In the evening, enjoy the sunset to the Great Shwedagone Pagoda built the most prominent monument in Yangon which dominates the sky with golden flash, giant spires and holy relics. Enjoy a Burmese meal for your Welcome Dinner.
|2||Yangon — Sittwe (By Flight)
Today pick-up to Hotel, take a flight to Sittwe, capital of Rakhine State. After the First Anglo Burman War of 1826, coastal Sittway was made the capital of Rakhine State rather than the less accessible former royal capital of Mrauk U.Upon arrival Sittwe, transfer to hotel. After refreshment at hotel, we enjoy walk along the Viewpoint, popularly known as Point is the principal attraction in Sittwe, It is an urban park which serves mainly as a viewing deck into the Indian Ocean and the nearby scenery. It also provides an excellent view of both Sittwe beach and Sittwe harbor, and both the sunrise and sunset. Point is a favorite hangout for young couples and other locals.
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|3||Sittwe — Mrauk U
After breakfast, we go and visit to local market, Sittwe Fish Market is an interesting stop that is definitely unique on the market tour stops and located along the sea, a large open air market that sells every kind of seafood you could possibly imagine some fresh, others that have been dried in the open air. Then go to the Sittwe Jetty and 70 kilometers romantic long boat ride on the Kaladan river to Mrauk U. It takes about 6 or 7 hours depends on the level of tide. Mrauk U is a medieval town and archaeological site in Rakhine State. It was formerly known as Myohaung.In the afternoon, arrival at Mrauk U and transfer to hotel first and check-in. Then we drive to Shwe-taung hill for Sun-set.
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|4||Mrauk U — Chin Village — Mrauk U (By Flight)
This morning you will be met by your guide and transferred to the jetty to board your private boat for the trip along the river. You will be able to just sit back and enjoy the lovely tranquil scenery as you potter along the Lemro River. Enroute to the Chin Hills, you will pass by numerous villages that have seemingly not changed in centuries and witness traditional river life Burmese style. There will be a stop en route for a picnic lunch by the river, after which you soon enter the wonderful jungle‐clad Chin Hills rising from the river bank.Arriving at the village of Sin Ge, disembark the boat to have a wander around and see the few remaining Chin ladies with their tattooed faces. This is a dying custom in the Chin State as the young girls opt not to tattoo their faces. Then proceed for a short walk through the jungle to the villages of Kyee Chaung and Kone Chaung for some tea. Afterwards, head back to the boat and start your return journey back to Mrauk U. There will be some good sunset photo opportunities as you pass the Laungret Taung Maw ridge, the capital of the Arakan state before Mrauk U. Afternoon enjoy a picnic lunch.
In the afternoon, back to Mrauk U and we go to hotel for refreshment. After refreshment, start the sightseeing cycling in Mrauk U include with the remnants of the Royal Palace, the surprisingly well-preserved Shittaung temple built in 1521, the octagonal Andaw thein Pagoda as well as in the second World War bombs damaged Yadanapon Pagoda. Then we continue visit to Dukkanthein Pagoda, archaeological museum attached with the palace site, latkaukzee monastery.
In the evening, you will then climb the Haritaung Pagoda for a breathtaking view of the surrounds of Mrauk U at Sunset. The rolling hills, medieval pagodas and simple village life offer the perfect panorama of rural Burmese life.
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|5||Mrauk U — Sittwe — Yangon
Breakfast at hotel. Today we back to Sittwe by boat. It’s also takes about 6 or 7 hours depends on the level of tide. In the afternoon, arrival at Sittwe and Free and enjoy at your hotel until your departure flight time. Upon arrival Yangon, check in hotel.
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|6||Yangon — Singapore
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport for your departure flight.
- All accommodation as per itinerary with breakfast
- All meals as per itinerary
- All activities and sightseeing expenses
- Private vehicle with driver
- Domestic flights as per itinerary
- English speaking guide
- Entrance fees
- International airfare with taxes and fuel charges
- All beverages
- All personal expenses
- Travel Insurance
- Tips for guide and driver