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This 5 day tour is a great chance for you to immerse yourself in the culture and beautiful nature of Myanmar. Your starting point departs from Yangon- home to one of the world's largest reclining Buddha statues. Leaving the historic site, you will have plenty time to explore local lives in Mawlamyine and the charming island of Bilu. This tour is ideal for those seeking to visit an unexplored corner of the country.
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Activities: Travel to Bago, visit Thamanay Buddhist Academy and Shwemawdaw Pagoda, transfer to Kin Pun, take a local truck to the top of the mountain, watch sunset at the top of Kyaikhtiyo
This morning, you will depart your 1.5 hour drive journey for Bago- the ancient capital of a mysterious empire and home to a towering Mon pagoda. Take your time to visit Thamanay Buddhist Academy and the famous Shwemawdaw Pagoda. The Shwemawdaw in Bago is the tallest pagoda in Burma. With its height of 114 meters it is 15 meters taller than the Shwedagon Pagoda in nearby Yangon. The impressive Shwemawdaw- built by the Mon people over a thousand years ago, is one of Burma’s most sacred sites. Continue your way to Kin Pun-where you take a public local truck for a winding ride to the top of the mountain. A huge boulder covered by gold leaf and delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff, Golden Rock is one of Myanmar's main pilgrimage sites. Enjoy a stunning sunset at the top of Kyaikhtiyo before turning back to your hotel.
Activities: Watch sunrise at the Golden Rock, transfer to Hpa-An, visit KyaukKalat and Lakhana villages, Saddan cave, stop at Shwe Yin Hmyaw Pagoda, watch sunset
In the early morning, make a last minute sightseeing of the Golden Rock as the misty sunlight appears. Take in the breathtaking sights of the Golden Rock at sunrise. After freshening up, trek down to the base camp and set off your journey to Hpa-An. Hpa An is a picturesque town about 270 kilometres east of Yangon. The setting itself, the surrounding caves and mountains to explore, and the laid back atmosphere are the highlights of the area. En-route, make a stop to visit the lovely villages of KyaukKalat and Lakhana. Make your way to Saddan cave -a well known temple site southeast of Hpa An in Kayin State. Take a torch to go through the cave for enchanting views on the other side. On the way back to the town, if time permits, you could make a stop at Shwe Yin Hmyaw Pagoda and enjoy a beautiful sunset over the Salween River.
Lunch and dinner on own account. Overnight stay in Hpa An.
Activities: Visit the morning market, transfer to Mawlamyine, stop in Kawhnat village, explore the city, transfer to the top of the hill for sunset
Freshen up your day with a visit to the bustling morning market to soak in daily life of the locals. Afterwards, take a road transfer to Mawlamyine. Mawlamyine- the charming tropical capital of Mon State and one-time administrative centre of British Burma, has many old colonial buildings lining its quiet streets, and is famous for its markets and seafood. En-route, make a stop in Kawhnat Village which houses many beautiful temples of the region. After reaching the city, take a short tour to explore the area before transferring to the top of the hill for a breathtaking sunset over the islands.
Lunch at local village home, dinner at own account. Overnight stay in Mawlamyine.
Activities: Visit Zyegyi market, take a local ferry to transfer to Bilu Island, take a tuktuk to visit villages, turn back to the hotel in Mawlamaying
Start today with a morning visit to the bustling colorful Zyegyi (central market). Wander through the dozens of stalls where local vendors come to buy and sell their wares. Transfer to the riverside for a journey to Bilu Island by a local ferry. Upon arrival at the island’s jetty, you will be picked up by tuktuk to visit villages. These villages are the perfect place to get a feel for local lifestyles and to see the making of traditional handicrafts such as pipes, small toys, walking sticks and chalkboards. Your way between the villages filled with lush rice fields and farmland which offer a great view to take as many photos as you wish. After a full day of exploration on the island, turn back to your hotel in Mawlamaying. For more interesting journey, you could book a bike ride across the island.
Lunch at local village home. Dinner at own account. Overnight stay in Mawlamyaing.
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