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Mrauk U Expedition

Yangon – Sittwe - Mrauk U – Yangon
Highlights
From: $541
  • Sittwe
  • People in Mrauk U
  • Koethaung temple of Mrauk U
  • Kuhn Burma

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Overview
Tour Code: MYAD02
If you are planning to Myanmar and the renowned Bagan seems to be little bit mass, then this 4 day tour to discover Mrauk U is for you. Once the powerful kingdom of the Rakhine people - one of four main ethnic groups in Myanmar, the lost city of Mrauk U remains undiscovered to the world. The region offers some of the riches archaeological sites in Southeast Asia with innumerable temples and pagodas that scatter through the city and note for their mystical and magical looks. Besides ancient ruins, you will wander around local markets; immerse yourself in local way of life which are still well-preserved. Last but not least, ascend up the hills at the crack of dawn to be marveled at the sight of morning mist shrouding the temples before they shine magnificently in the rays of the sun in a unique and enchanting mystique.
Itinerary Day by Day
 

Today, you will be transferred to the airport for domestic flight to Sittwe, the capital and main port of Rakhine (Arakan) State. Upon arrival, you are picked by our guide then transfer to hotel for check in.

Same day, you will visit the Cultural Museum where you find the collection of displays and exhibitions about the Rakhine people's history and their culture (closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Public Holidays). After that, you continue by a local Tuk Tuk or car along the Strand Road to discover some local shops and the energetic areas of the area. You can't miss visiting the Phayagyi Temple - a 100-year old golden faced Buddha. Afterwards drive to the city's "View Point" to enjoy an exquisite sunset over Sittwe's bay and the Gulf of Bengal before returning to your hotel for overnight. Lunch & dinner are on your own.

Meals: No
Accommodation: Royal Sittwe Resort in Sittwe  (3*)


Have an early breakfast at hotel. Check out then drive to visit the town's fish market, the Jetty of Kaladan River where you will embark the boat for an upstream trip (approx. 6hours) to the last royal capital of Rakhine. Lunch will be served on board. You'll visit Mrauk U - one of the wealthiest Asian capitals in the world during the 5th century. This ancient city is dotted with more than 700 temples remains as Myanmar's 2nd most famous archaeological site. Arrival in Mrauk U around midday, transfer to your hotel for check in.

In the afternoon, start a tour to discover Koethaung Temple, the largest architechtural monument in Mrauk U. Continue to visit the Yadana Mann Aung Pagoda, Sakaya Mannaung Pagoda and Launbanpyauk Pagoda that built by King Minkhaungraza in 1525. You'll visit Pitakataik Libraray, the last remaining library out of 48 that were once in Mrauk U before driving back to hotel. Enjoy your compulsory dinner at hotel. You will be stayed overnight in Mrauk U.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Royal Sittwe Resort in Sittwe  (3*)


On this early morning, you will be departed from your hotel at around 6:00 am in order to catch an impressive sunrise over the misty hills of Mrauk U. Afterwards, return to your hotel for breakfast. Start your exploration in Mrauk U with a visit to the city’s local market. Then, continue to visit the Royal Palace ruins and observe the extensive collection of artifacts and relics the Archaelogical Museum.

Today, you will leave your hotel at around 6:00 am in order to catch an impressive sunrise over the misty hills of Mrauk U. Afterwards, return the hotel for breakfast before exploring in Mrauk U with a visit to local market. Continue to visit the Royal Palace ruins and learn the extensive collection of artfacts and relics the Archaelogical Museum. Lunch will be on your own account.

This afternoon, you'll visit the Shit Thaung Pagoda which was built in 1535 and considered to be the city's most highlight monument. Explore a collection of Arakanese Buddha images and reliefs before going to Andawthein Ordination hall, a multi-spire structure filled with inimitable stone carvings. End of day, you visit the circular Ratanabon Pagoda, Dukkhanthein Temple and Laymyetnha Pagoda, the first pagoda to be built in Mrauk U in 1430. Transfer back to hotel. The hotel's compulsory dinner is served.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Shwe Thazin Hotel in Mrauk U (3*)


After breakfast at hotel, drive to the jetty to embark on a local boat and cruise back to Sittwe while learning the local river-life along the way. Lunch will be served on board. Arrival at Sittwe jetty, a private care is waiting to take you to Sittwe Airport. Fly back to Yangon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Price Details & Inclusions of this Trip
What's included
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room with daily breakfast
  • Services of a driver and private air-conditioned vehicle during all tours and transfers
  • Experienced English-speaking guide during all tours and transfers
  • Private board for sightseeing as mentioned in the program 
  • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary 
What's excluded
  • International & Domestic flight tickets 
  • Myanmar visa fees 
  • Meals, if not specified in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance (we highly recommend that you purchase adequate insurance)
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses, such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.
  • All other services not specified in the itinerary
Our Recommended Add-on Programs & Trips
 Full Day Mrauk U - Laytoo Chin Villages - Mrauk U (From US$ 198) From Mrauk U, you will be driven by a jeep on an infrequently travelled road (approx.40 minutes) to the seashore of the Laymro River where you take a small boat to sail upstream for around 2 hours. You'll reach the village of Kreik Chaung, discover the lifestyles of local Laytoo Chin people and meet few tattooed women. A picnic lunch will be served on board. Afterwards, continue your boat trip up to the village, Panbung which is nearest to Kraik Chaung. On the way stop for a visit to the scenic farms of peanut, chilly or bean. Stroll around this quiet village before transferring by boat to the place where your jeep is ready to bring you back hotel along the picturesque way. Compulsory dinner served at hotel.

Overnight stay in Mrauk U
Hotels Used in This Tour
Sittwe: Royal Sittwe Resort or similar

Address: West of San Pya Quarter, Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar.

Description: Royal Sittwe Resort is located at Sittwe beach in Rakhine State, facing the broad sea beach ( Bay of Bengal ). This hotel is only one beach hotel along Sittwe beach and the best place to be staying while holidays in the city of Sittwe by the sea. The hotel is suitable for all travelers ( business travelers , honeymooners and vacationers).



Mrauk U: Shwe Thazin Hotel or similar

Address: (888/B),Lat Kauk Market Qr., Mrauk U, Mrauk U, Myanmar

Description: Renovated in 2013, the Shwe Thazin Hotel Mrauk U guarantees guests a pleasant stay whether in Mrauk U for business or pleasure. The city center is merely 0.1 km away and the airport can be reached within 35 minutes. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Shwe Thazin Hotel Mrauk U offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers airport transfer, family room, coffee shop, car park, restaurant.

Guests can choose from 32 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The complete list of recreational facilities is available at the hotel, including garden, water sports (motorized). When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Mrauk U, make Shwe Thazin Hotel Mrauk U your home away from home.
Service Details During the Trip
Supplement airticket: the rate is subject to be changed without prior notice
➢    Yangon – Sittwe / Sittwe – Yangon:    US$ 146per person


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We will select clean and good environment restaurants for our customers. Menu is also carefully selected by us with attentions to details to ensure you try different flavor food every meal. We will recommend and arrange local cuisine since it is part of the cultural experience while traveling. If you do not like it, please tell us. We also recommend dinners are free on your own so you can choose your favorite food by yourself under necessary assistance of our local tour guide, he/she will be very helpful.


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