7 Days from Mawlamyine to Myeik

starting from $1065

Travel from Mawlamyine, an attractive tropical city, flanked on one side by mountains capped with stupa towers and on the other the sea to Ye (pronounced YAY), the largest town in Southern Mon State. Until late 2013, it was off-limits to foreigners. Visitors are now welcome, and you can discover a culture and a landscape that has been unseen by outsiders since before the Second World War. Drive over a stunning mountain range that divides Tanintharyi Division and Mon State to the state capital Dawei and experience sunset at the famous Maung Ma Gan Beach. Continue to Myeik, the biggest fishing town in Myanmar, with its wooden architecture, fishing industry and local family businesses, and enjoy a one-day discovery tour of the Mergui Archipelago.

MAWLAMYINE - YE - DAWEI - MYEIK - YANGON

Type of trip:
Individual tour
Duration: 7 Days
Price:
starting from $1065 (based on 2 travellers)
Availability: October till April
Start of trip: Daily
  • Bed and breakfast
  • 3 x lunch as detailed in itinerary
  • English-speaking, local travel guides for all transfers and tours
  • Air-conditioned car/van/bus for all transfers and tours
  • Admission fees according to itinerary
  • Discovery tour of the Mergui Archipelago by small speed boat (group tour)
  • All boat trips as detailed in itinerary
  • Life Jacket and snorkelling gear
  • Domestic flights
  • 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 MAWLAMYINE – YE

After breakfast, leave for Thanbyuzayat, around 34 km from Mawlamyaing and the starting point of the Death Railway connecting Myanmar (Thanbyuzayat Station) and Thailand (Ban Pong Station) with the bridge over the River Kwai and constructed by the Japanese during WWII. Work on the Death Railway was started in May 1943 and the line was officially opened on 25th October 1943. More than 20,000 prisoners of war died during its construction. The recently opened Railway Museum is well worth a visit. 16 km before Ye, stop off to visit the Banana Mountain from where you can overlook the whole Ye Valley. The translation “Banana Mountain” comes from the Mon language. The tower at the top, with its nine levels and nine different decorations, are well worth the climb. Upon arrival in Ye transfer to your hotel. If time permitted we visit the local gold market (closed on Sundays). Gold was the currency, which kept is value in Myanmar, so people rather would put their savings into gold and not leave it at home under their pillow. We will enjoy sunset from the railway bridge, which was only completed in 2003 in order to have a safe supply for the Southern Part of Myanmar without using the non-existing highway back in the days. Overnight stay at Shwe Taung Gyar Hotel in Ye.

Day 02 YE – DAWEI (B, L)

After breakfast we will start our journey over a stunning mountain range, which divides the Tanintharyi Division and the Mon State. The drive is winding up a narrow mountain road and offers stunning views into the valley. On the way stop at Kale Aung Bailey Bridge to stretch our legs and have a great photo opportunity. The old bridges been named after the engineer Mr. Bailey and had the purpose to assemble them wherever needed. You will arrive Dawei around noon time and check into your hotel. Take the time and have lunch and relax a bit before we continue with our program. Dawei is the capital of Tanintharyi division in the south of the Myanmar, formerly known as Tavoy. Dawei was one of the first cities, where the English settled after the 1st Anglo-Burmese in 1826. As a result the town has a long lasting history and picturesque buildings from the colonial times. Have a look at the beautiful Karen Education School, later used as Dawei University. Other colonial residences build with fine craftsmanship are also worth visiting in Dawei’s city. The Tanintharyi Museum displays local handicraft of the Southern Myanmar people. A small section is dedicated to the Sea Gypsies (Moken people) and explains their hard daily life. (Closed Sundays and public holidays). Alternatively take a stroll along Dawei’s busy riverfront and venture through the local night market. You will stay overnight at Hotel Dawei.

Day 03 DAWEI (B)

After breakfast, go off and explore the town to get an idea of everyday life in Dawei and see its famous sights. A family-owned cashew nut business with its ever-smiling workers will show you just how much work goes into peeling one nut. Another famous product from Dawei are fish crackers (nga moe), which are made nearly without assistance of modern machinery. The fish loafs are been cut in thin slices so people can fry them up at home and get the delicious taste anytime they want. You will find the answer to how people can make their living in Dawei on the route to San Maria Beach. Among others one of the most planation are Beetle nut trees can also be found all over Tanintharyi Division. Beetle nuts are even exported from here to India. Afterwards go for a swim or simple stroll along San Maria Beach. Be not surprised if you are the only one for the day at the beach as mass tourism is still far away.

Please note: Currently there are no facilities for changing and showering in case you like to have a swim.

Later on we visit the local hot springs, which waters have be known for healing powers over centuries. Feel free to wash of your salt water. In the late afternoon you will reach the well-known Maung Ma Gan Beach. Enjoy the relaxed and uncrowded beach atmosphere with a sun downer and a delicious seafood dinner. Return to your hotel after a fabulous sunset. Overnight stay at Hotel Dawei.

Day 04 DAWEI – MYEIK (B)

After breakfast, travel to Myeik. This 230 km of road has been closed to foreigners for a long time. In the past, even locals needed a permit to use the road; plane and ferry boat were the only mode of transport. Just a few miles from Dawei, stop off at Shin Mok Hti Pagoda, which can be dated back to 1438 and which houses original pieces of the Bodhi Tree. Your journey will take you through tiny villages. Stop off every now and then to discover the daily lives of the rural community.
In Palaw you can stretch your legs and walk up to the view point pagoda, offering a panoramic 360 degree view over this beautiful town as well as the river winding its way to the ocean.
You will arrive Myeik in the afternoon. Back in the early 17th Century, the East Indian Trading Company used to unload its ships at the ports of Myeik. Most of the goods were transported inland, and from there up to Tanintharyi and on to the old capital of Siam Ayutthaya. Upon arrival in Myeik, transfer to your hotel for check-in. Rest of the day free to spend at your leisure. Overnight stay at Regent in Myeik.

Day 05 MYEIK (B, L)

After breakfast, explore Myeik, one of the biggest fishing towns in Myanmar, and learn more about its fascinating history. Back in the early 17th Century, the East Indian Trading Company used to unload its ships at the ports of Myeik. Most of the goods were transported inland, and from there up to Tanintharyi and on to the old capital of Siam Ayutthaya. “Beik”, as the locals call their hometown, produces everything that is needed for the fishing industry. Have you ever wondered where all the seafood comes from? You will visit a soft-shell crab and lobster farm to get an insight into the fishing industry. For lunch we take you to a traditional fried rice noodle shop, where Myeiks all-time favorite food Kyi Kite is made.
Another industry widely used industry in Myeik is the harvesting of bird nest. We take you to one of the bird hotels and let you know what it is good for. As many nations came together the local cuisine became a mix of Burmese, Thai, Malaysian and Indian. We can have a taste of it at the local snack market of the specialties. After a stroll through the old Colonial quarter, visit the Royal Pearl trading shop, which has been owned by the same family for over 150 years. You will also have a chance to learn about the pearl industry and how difficult it is to cultivate pearls. After a long day and many impressions it is time to spend a quite sunset with a 180 panoramic view over Myeik and the islands either from the Thein Daw Gyi Pagoda or a roof top bar. We leave this decision up to you. You will stay overnight at Regent Hotel in Myeik.

Optional:
Taste of Myeik – A culinary local experience with an English interpreter
He will pick you up at 7:00 PM from your hotel and take you to our favorite restaurant, which serves dishes like tapas we share all together. We will introduce you to a 100-year fruit, BBQ – Sting ray, Jungle spinach, dry fish salad and many more. We top it up with a favorite coconut pancake for dessert. Vegetarian friendly.
Duration: 2 hours
Including: Food, water and transport Excludes: other beverages and special food (e.g. lobster)
Supplement: US$ 20,-- per person

Day 06 MYEIK (B, L)

After breakfast, embark on your tour of discovery of the Mergui Archipelago. The boat leaves from Seik Nge Jetty (main jetty) in Myeik. Observe the daily life of the local fishermen during a short visit to one of the villages along the way. After an around 2-hour cruise along crystal clear waters, you will reach an inhabited beach, with the possibility to go snorkelling. Now it’s time to kick back and relax! Go for a snorkel in the clear waters or simply lie back and relax in the shade on the beach or float in the ocean, or just play on the beach. A packed lunch will be served on the beach together with fresh fruit and cold drinks. Make the most of your time on the beach to forget all about the outside world. You will return to Myeik in the afternoon for an overnight stay at Regent Hotel.

Day 07 MYEIK / Departure (B)

Free time to spend at your leisure until transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

PRICES IN US$ PER PERSON VALID FROM 01.10.2020 – 30.04.2021

  01.10.20-31.10.20 01.11.20-28.02.21 01.03.21-30.04.21
1 person
1.890
1.972
1.890
2 people
1.065
1.110
1.065
3 people
849
885
849
4-5 people
809
840
809
Single supplement
219
228
219

Supplement for German-speaking tour guide: US$ 482 per group

Supplement for Italian- or Spanish-speaking tour guide: US$ 386 per group

YE:

Shwe Taung Gyar Hotel  / standard room
Bo Gyoke Road , Ye, Mon State, Myanmar.
Tel: +95 57 50674
E-mail: stghotel2016@gmail.com

 

DAWEI:

Hotel Dawei  / superior room
7 / A, Arzarni Road, Byaw Taw Wa Quarter, Dawei City, Myanmar.
Tel: +95 59 23923
E-mail: info@hoteldawei.com
Website: https://hoteldawei.com/

 

MYEIK:

Regent Hotel  / deluxe room
No.132 Kan Phyar Road,Kan Phyar Quarter, Myeik, Tanintharyi Division.
Tel: +95 59 42020
Mobile: +95 9 899990420 / 788880420
E-mail: regenthotelmyeik@gmail.com / rsvn@regenthotelmyeik.com
Website: https://www.regenthotelmyeik.com /

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