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Extension Tours » Discovery of Mrauk U

Duration : 06 Days / 05 Nights

Route : Yangon, Sittwe, Mrauk U

Like Bagan to the east, the Rakhine kings of Mrauk U were expressive in their dedication to their faith, and this ancient capital is home to more than one hundred temples. Accessible via a pretty 65km boat ride northeast from Sittwe, Mrauk U is smaller than Bagan but more alive.

Day 01:Yangon - Sittwe

Meet and greet at your hotel.Transfer to the airport departs for Sittwe by schedule flight (1 hr flying). Arrive Sittwe, the provincial capital and main port of Rakhine (Arakan) and transfer to the hotel and check–in. Visit the markets, port, sea-foods production and view points to enjoy sunset. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Sittwe - Mrauk U

Breakfast at hotel.Transfer to the jetty and depart to Mrauk-Oo by express boat 72 km about 4 hrs. Mineral water, soft drinks will be provided on board. Arrive Mrauk–Oo and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon visit, the Shittauing Temple, a shire of 80,000 Buddha images, the adjacent Anndaw Thein Temple, Htukkan Thein Ordination Hall and 17 th Century temple of Yadar Nar Phone Pagoda and Lay Mya Nar Temple, who was built in Mrauk-Oo period 14 Century AD . Continue onto the village, Koe Thaung Temple, Pay See Paya , Sykya Man Aung Pagoda and sunset at Shwe Gou Taung Pagoda Hill. Overnight at hotel

Day 03: Mrauk U

Breakfast at hotel. Visit to Vesali, the former 2.7 square miles large city was developed by King Mahathain Chandra during the Vesali Dynasty lasted until 8th Century. Visit the Wethili Great image from 327 AD, a huge sitting Buddha image out of the one piece of sand stone, as well as remaining ruins of the palace site. Continue to Dhanya Waddy Dynasty. See according to the legend. Cast when the Buddha sojourned to Rakhine. Nowadays the image sits in Mandalay. Return to Mrauk-Oo by car. Transfer to the hotel and leisure. Afternoon visit to Shakama Village by rowing boat about 30 minute and then visit to museum and palace site dating back to 16th Century. Enjoy sunset at Hurre Taung Hill. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Mrauk-U - Chin Tatoo Village - Mrauk-U

Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to village by car and meet the Chin people with tattoo faces. On the way, stop to take photo of their way of life and their fishing technique with the bamboo net. Arrive to the village to explore the surroundings and have lunch. After lunch, visit to one or two Chin villages. Overnight at traditional bamboo lodge.

Day 05: Chin Tattoo Village - Mrauk U

Breakfast at lodge. Visit traditional weaving and continue visit the other Tattoo villages. Experience the local boat “Canone" on the river. Picnic lunch at the village. Drive back to Mrauk Oo and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06: Mrauk U - Sittwe - Yagon

Early morning return to Sittwe. Having breakfast and seeing sunrise on the boat. Arrive to Sittwe and upon time permitting, some sightseeing at Sittwe. Transfer to the airport for domestic flight to Yangon. Arrive Yangon airport and transfer to the hotel. Free and leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Our services include:

Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner) English speaking local guide (for other languages supplements apply) Local guide in Hoa Binh Entrance fees for all visits and activities as mentioned in the itinerary

Our services do not include:

Other meals than mentioned Other services than mentioned Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature Tips, Travel insurance

IMPORTANT NOTES:

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance (covering emergency medical evacuation) for trips to Vietnam. Prices are valid 30 days from date of offer. Past this date price and conditions may be readjusted. The cost of air tickets is subject to change without prior notice by the airlines. Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, National Holidays) may be subject to supplementary charges. Rooms at hotels are available only from 14:00 on arrival day till 12:00 on departure date. A supplement will be added if early check-in or late check-out is desired. Please note that all the above services & tours have yet to be booked, they are proposed for your information only and we will not make any reservations before we receive your confirmation to do so. If one or some proposed service(s) is (are) not available at the moment of booking, we will try to find other possibilities/options or other similar service(s) in order to avoid changes to the program.