MYA - T 08: ANCIENT RAKHINE, 5 days (S)

Yangon - Sittwe - Mrauk U - Sittwe - Yangon

 

Day 1              Yangon Sittwe - Mrauk U

 

Arrival at Yangon airport, meet on arrival and transfer to domestic airport for flight from Yangon to Sittwe. Upon arrival, your journey begins with boat cruise by boat - 70 km journey upriver to the last royal capital of Rakine, Mrauk U moving against the current on the Kaladan River, then turn east onto the Theinganadi River, going with the current, and then turn upriver again on the Henyakaw River.

Overnight in Mrauk U.

 

Day 2              Mrauk U

 

After breakfast, Sightseeing Mrauk U. Once a center for one of Myanmar's most powerful kingdoms, Mrauk U straddles the banks of Aungdat Chaung, a tributary of the Kaladan River. The Rakhaing King Minzawmun founded Mrauk U in 1433. A network of Chaungs allowed access by large boats, even ocean-going vessels. Visit a shrine of 80,000 Buddha image - Shittaung Temple, the adjacent Andaw Paya and to Dukkanthein 'ordination hall that spiritually reinforces the town'. Next visit Laungbanpyauk Paya - the Pitaka Taik libraries as well as a selection of various temple and pagodas. Afternoon, you will explore Yadanapon Paya, Sakayamanaung Paya. Extended visits to the Archeological Museum and the Palace site.

Overnight in Mrauk U

 

Day 3              Mrauk U

 

After breakfast, excursion to Wethali and Mahamuni - the original site for Mandalay' s famous Mahamuni Buddha - a huge and very old bronze Buddha image

Overnight in Mrauk U

 

Day 4              Mrauk U - Sittwe

 

After breakfast, transfer to the jetty and proceed by boat to Sittwe - Journey south by ferry, which are old double-decker Irrawaddy Flotilla vessels. On the way, the boat stops at the town of Ponnagyun (Braham Island) where fisherman, town and rural people come to buy and sell fish and general supplies. 

Visit the provincial capital and main port of Rakhine (Arakan); visit Payagyi - the 100-year-old Buddha with a golden face, the Buddhist Museum & Cultural Museum, next process to Stand Road to enjoy watching the hustle and bustle of local business activities. For sunset you will drive up to the Point, with breathtaking view over the ocean.

Overnight in Sittwe

 

 

Day 5              Sittwe - Yangon

 

After breakfast at the hotel, free time at leisure before transfer to the airport for departure flight from Sittwe to Yangon

 

 

End of Services    **Note: Itinerary subject to change due to flight schedules.

 

 

US$

Per pax

1 Pax

2 Pax

3-6 Pax

7-11 Pax

12-15 Pax

16+ Pax

Single

Supplement

Standard

1,192

773

727

606

522

512

52

 

- Valid from 01 Jan 05 to 31 Dec 05

- The above rates are in USD per person base on twin sharing room

- Reduction for 3rd pax in triple room: US$47 for Standard

- Child reduction (sharing bed of parents): under 2 years FOC; under 12 years -30%

 

Hotels

Standard

Sittwe

Noble Hotel 2-3*
Superior

Mrauk U

Nawarat Hotel 2-3*
Standard

 

Accommodation in hotels is subject to availability. If the listed hotel is fully booked, alternate accommodation will be offered. All hotel ratings are according to the local accreditation authority.

 

Included services:

- English or German-speaking guide.

- Meals plan: ABF.

- Flight ticket(s) as mentioned in the itinerary. Flight from Yangon to Sittwe and Flight from Sittwe to Yangon

- Boat ticket(s) according to itinerary.

- Ground transportation in private A/C vehicle (complimentary cold towels and drinking water).

- Sightseeing incl. admissions fees according to itinerary.

- Accommodation in hotels as mentioned above or equivalent.

 

Excluded services:

- International and domestic airport tax. **Airport tax information**

- Visa fees, drinks, and personal expenses.

 

Remarks:

 

1. Please note that the validity of this quotation includes the Christmas and New Year period. Many hotels could include last minute compulsory meal packages during these festivals. We will inform you of any additional costs, if applicable, as soon as we are notified by the hotels, and will adjust the quotation accordingly.

 

2. Please note that general terms and conditions apply as stated in our Terms and Conditions.

 

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