6 Days Rakhine State

starting from $1101

Fly to Sittwe, the state capital, which has a seaport and a lush hinterland that produce crops, fish and Rakhine longyis. Take a chartered boat upstream on the Kiccepanadi River to Mrauk Oo and explore by bicycle the capital of the Rakhine Kingdom, which had its heyday from the 15th to the 18th century and is famous for its fortress-like temples and stone and brick pagodas, as well as its unmistakable sculpture and relief art. Travel upstream on the Lay Mro River and hike to the local villages inhabited by the Rakhine and Lai Tu Chin people. The villagers’ day-to-day lives have remained largely unaffected by the modern world, with the people still relying on fishing and farming for sustenance. This short trek will give you plenty of time to learn more about this tradition and the lives of the people as you walk through the villages.

YANGON - SITTWE - VILLAGE OF THE MYO TRIBE - MRAUK OO - PANBOUNG VILLAGE - KONE CHAUNG VILLAGE - SHAWR MAY VILLAGE - SUN SHWE KORE VILLAGE - SHAWR MAY VILLAGE - MRAUK OO - SITTWE - YANGON

Type of trip:
Individual tour
Duration: 6 Days
Price:
starting from $1101 (based on 2 travellers)
Availability: Not available
Start of trip: None
  • Bed and breakfast
  • 2 x lunches as detailed in itinerary
  • English-speaking, local travel guides for all transfers and tours
  • All domestic flights with private airlines
  • Air-conditioned car/van/bus for all transfers and tours
  • Admission fees according to itinerary
  • Private boat from Sittwe to Mrauk Oo and for visit to Chin tribal villages
  • 1 x daily hire of bike
  • Cook & porter fees for the 2-day trekking trip
  • International flights to/from Myanmar
  • Visa fees
  • Obligatory dinners at Christmas and New Year
  • Lunches and dinners not included in the itinerary
  • Drinks
  • Early check-in/late check-out
  • Personal expenses such as camera fees, tips, laundry, etc.
  • Baggage handling fees
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Day 01 YANGON – SITTWE

After breakfast, take a stroll through the Sanpya fish market, which is a hive of activity in the early morning hours. Followed by transfer to airport for late morning flight to Sittwe. Transfer to hotel and check in upon arrival. In the afternoon, visit the Rakhine State Cultural Museum, the Atulamarazei Pyeloun Chantha Payagui Pagoda, the city’s most important shrine, the nearby convent and the port of Gawlibunga (bamboo market). In the late afternoon, enjoy the sunset from the local vantage point. Overnight stay in Sittwe.

Day 02 SITTWE – VILLAGE OF THE MYO TRIBE – MRAUK OO (B, L)

After breakfast, transfer to jetty for your trip to Mrauk Oo by chartered boat. Enjoy a six-hour journey on the Kiccepanadi River. On the way, visit the village of the Myo tribe with their traditional Khami dress. You will have lunch on the way. Transfer to hotel upon arrival, check-in and overnight stay.

Day 03 MRAUK OO (by bicycle) (B)

After breakfast explore Mrauk Oo by bike. Visit Mun Khaung Shwe Du (17th century) sand stone stupa, Pisi ruined temple with 5 monolith images of Laymyo dynasty prior to Mrauk-Oo dynasty, the immense Kothaung cave temple of 16th century (Resemble Borobudur of Java) and Para Oak village and Alay Zee Village, where there is primitive traditional method of alcohol distillery, hats, mats, baskets, they are made of bamboo and vegetable materials. In the afternoon visit Shit Thaung cave temple of 1553, a massive cave fortress like temple of Htuke Kan Thein, the Yadanarbon pagoda and Ann Daw Thein Cave temple. Sunset from Ratana Sanrie hill. You will stay overnight in Mrauk Oo.

Day 04 MRAUK OO – PANBOUNG VILLAGE – KONE CHAUNG VILLAGE – SHAWR MAY VILLAGE (B, L, D)

You will be picked up from your hotel at 7.00 a.m. Accompanied by your guide, you will then travel by car for approx. 45 minutes before arriving at the jetty where you will board a boat to travel upstream on the Lay Mro River to the village of Panboung (approx. three hours). Upon your arrival in Panboung, you will be given enough time to go explore the village while your guide prepares a simple Myanmar lunch for you. After lunch, we will take a two-hour walk through fruit gardens and bamboo forest before arriving at the village of Kone Chaung. Kone Chaung, which is situated on a hill overlooking the river, has a bamboo market at the foot of the hill. You will be given time to visit this market and experience the way of life. From here, you will take a boat to the village of Shawr May, where you will spend the night. Dinner will be prepared by your guide, and you will stay overnight in the school building. A pillow, blankets and bed sheets will be provided.

Day 05 SHAWR MAY VILLAGE – SUN SHWE VILLAGE – SHAWR MAY VILLAGE – MRAUK OO (B, L)

After breakfast, you will have enough time to go explore the village and meet some of the Chin women whose faces are tattooed with intricate patterns. This was once a tradition among the Chin people; as the legend goes, the women were tattooed to make them ‘too strange-looking’ to be kidnapped by the kings of the Bagan Empire. If you like, you can also take a 45-minute walk to the village of Sun Shwe Kore. Your guide will arrange to have lunch served to you at the appropriate village. In the afternoon, you will return to Mrauk Oo by boat. A car will be waiting for you upon your arrival at the jetty to take you to your hotel for the night.

Day 06 MRAUK OO – SITTWE – YANGON (B)

After breakfast, return to Sittwe by car (approx. 4 hours) for your connecting flight to Yangon. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel for check-in and overnight stay.

PRICES IN US$ PER PERSON VALID FROM 01.10.2020 – 30.04.2021

SUPERIOR 01.10.20-31.10.20 01.11.20-28.02.21 01.03.21-30.04.21
1 person
1.653
1.725
1.653
2 people
1.101
1.147
1.101
3 people
915
953
915
4-5 people
868
905
868
Single supplement
129
135
129
Half board supplement
58
Full board supplement
69
COMFORT 01.10.20-31.10.20 01.11.20-28.02.21 01.03.21-30.04.21
1 person
1.705
1.779
1.705
2 people
1.137
1.184
1.137
3 people
951
991
951
4-5 people
904
942
904
Single supplement
147
153
147
Half board supplement
58
Full board supplement
69
FIRST CLASS 01.10.20-31.10.20 01.11.20-28.02.21 01.03.21-30.04.21
1 person
2.337
2.439
2.337
2 people
1.458
1.518
1.458
3 people
1.272
1.325
1.272
4-5 people
1.225
1.276
1.225
Single supplement
472
492
472
Half board supplement
153
Full board supplement
165
DELUXE 01.10.20-31.10.20 01.11.20-28.02.21 01.03.21-30.04.21
1 person
2.475
2.643
2.475
2 people
1.530
1.625
1.530
3 people
1.344
1.432
1.344
4-5 people
1.297
1.383
1.297
Single supplement
541
594
541
Half board supplement
115
Full board supplement
167

Supplement for German-speaking tour guide: US$ 352 per group

Supplement for Italian or Spanish-speaking tour guide: US$ 283 per group

SUPERIOR
Sittwe
Hotel Memory 
superior room
Mrauk Oo
Shwe Tha Zin Hotel
superior room
Yangon
Best Western Chinatown Hotel 
deluxe room

COMFORT

Sittwe
Hotel Memory
deluxe room
Mrauk Oo
Shwe Tha Zin Hotel
deluxe room
Yangon
Rose Garden Hotel 
superior room
 
FIRST CLASS
Sittwe
Royal Sittwe Resort
junior suite
Mrauk Oo
Mrauk Oo Princess Resort 
village house
Yangon
Chatrium Hotel
deluxe room with lake view or pagoda view
 
DELUXE
Sittwe
Royal Sittwe Resort
junior suite
Mrauk Oo
Mrauk Oo Princess Resort 
village house
Yangon
Savoy Hotel
deluxe room
 

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