OFF THE BEATEN TRACK
Walk along the places which are not frequent by tourist. Prepare for an adventure like no other as you visit the picturesque town of Hpa-an where you can find the Mt. Zwekabin. Explore Mawlamyaing a city of mountains, lush green trees and cool streams. Pedal your way to Dawei and finish this amazing tour in the culturally varied city of Kawthaung.
- 14x nights hotel accommodation with breakfast, service charge and tax included in twin/double sharing room
- All transfers by comfortable air-conditioned cars as per itinerary with mineral water and cold towels (2 bottles of 500ml water per person/day)
- English speaking guides (other languages available with surchage)
- Meals as per itinerary (daily Breakfast; 0 x Lunch; 0 x Dinner)
- All entrance fees as per program, tours and sightseeings including special activities:
- Full-day sightseeing tour of Yangon
- circular train ride in Yangon
- Full-day sightseeing tour Bagan
- Ebike ride in Bagan
- Sunset cruise in Bagan
- Visit of Golden Rock & Bago
- Full-day sightseeing tour of Hpa-An
- Full-day sightseeing tour of Mawlamyaing
- Visit of Bilu Kyun (Ogre Island)
- Full-day sightseeing tour of Dawei
- Full-day sightseeing tour of Myeik
- Visit of Kawthaung
For the highlight of the day, which rises an impressive 322 feet (98 meters) from its base and is said to have been covered with tons of pure gold.
e-Bikes, start with the Shwezigon Pagoda– this huge gold-plated pagoda glimmering in the sun. Wetkyi-in Gubyaukgyi, noteworthy for its mural paintings and frescoes that depict scenes from the jataka tales. Manuha temple, built in mon style in 1059, Ananda temple, with four standing buddha images at its corners, Htilominlo a majestic 46-meter high Thatbyinnyu temple one of the highest monuments and Dhammayangyi temple contains images of the Gautama buddha and the future Maitreya buddha. Set out on a boat cruise and enjoy the vivid sunset view in the mighty Irrawaddy river.
Bago to Kinpun Base Campcountry side The Golden Rock,
Then, take a photo stop at Kyauk Kalat, a pagoda which is built on layers of natural rock formations. Visit to Kawgone Cave and Pha-Gat Cave Pagodas. Drive to Saddan Cave; this breathtakingly huge cavern contains a pagoda near the entrance with many Buddha images. Visit to Shwe-Yin-Myaw Pagoda where you enjoy an overlooking view of sunset the famous Thanlwin River at sunset.
After breakfast, take a trishaw ride through this once thriving port city and colonial post. Then, board a private boat (if available, otherwise a local ferry) to Bilu Kyun (Ogre Island) where a true Myanmar experience far away from modern civilization awaits you. By open pickup truck set off to discover the serene scenery of paddy fields and quaint villages. Visit small wood workshops, where typical Myanmar walking sticks and pens are produced. After the tour, boat back to Mawlamyaine.
First, explore downtown of Dawei with its colonial buildings from the old days. Then, we will stroll the main busy market of Dawei, where you can see many different kind of local products. Visit to Shwe Taung Sar Pagoda, Payagyi Museum, interesting local clay pottery workshop and fish cracker factory. Drive to Maung Ma Kan beach which is 12 kilometers west of Dawei with its beautiful setting of hills rising straight up from the shoreline. On the way, we can make a short stop to visit primary school of the village and rest of the day will be at free leisure at the hotel or visit to the local area of many small restaurants located at the bayside.
Morning free at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to Myeik Airport for domestic flight to Kawthaung. Upon arrival to Kawthaung, drive to the downtown and visit Bayinnaung Status that stands at the crest of a hill on the cape, take picture there with panoramic view and then go to view point.
transfer to Kawthaung Airport for domestic flight to Yangon upon landing to the airport (Domestic Arrivals), transfer to International departures for you flight back home.
- All International and domestic flight tickets to/from/within Myanmar
- Visa to Myanmar @ USD 50 per person, can be applied online at http://evisa.moip.gov.mm/
- Individual expenses of guests not mentioned in the itinerary (laundry, minibar, extra
- food and beverage out of formed menus or not mentioned in the INCLUSIONS.)
- Tip for guides & drivers, bellboys, boats, restaurants (suggested at USD 6/pax/day)
- Personal travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness)
- Ballooning in Bagan
- Any other cost not mentioned in the Inclusions
A Tourist Visa is required for Myanmar. You can process it online for an e-visa prior to travel. (Cost US$50)
Low Season (May–Sep)
The southwest monsoon starts mid-May and peaks from July to September. The dry zone between Mandalay and Pyay gets the least rain. Rain can make roads impassable anywhere (especially in the delta region).
Shoulder Season (Oct–Nov, Mar–Apr)
March to May Yangon often reaches 104ºF (40ºC). Areas around Bagan and Mandalay are hotter. Cooler in the hill towns of Shan State. All forms of transport booked solid during Thingyan in April.
High Season (Dec–Feb)
Rains least (if at all, in some places) and is not so hot. Book accommodation and transport well ahead for this busy travel season.
Do’s and Don’ts:
- Ask before taking a photo; the Burmese can be very shy.
- Locals love a good smile, so make sure you return it as often as you can.
- Don’t point at things (ie. in a market place) with your foot. This is considered very disrespectful.
- Cover your head, shoulders and knees. when visiting religious sites. Visitors must also remove shoes and socks before entering temples.
- The people of Myanmar really appreciate it when tourists take part in their local traditions.
Hello = Min ga la ba
Thank you= Je zu tin ba deh
Sorry= Sorry ba (There is no Burmese word for an apology)
Yes, Answer in the positive = Ho deh
I don’t understand = na ma le bu
Please wait = Kan na leh
It’s Ok, No Worries = Ya ba deh
It is good = Kaung deh