THE LOST CITIES OF MRAUK U AND SITTWE

THE LOST CITIES OF MRAUK U AND SITTWE
Tour Destination:
YANGON - SITTWE - MRAUK U - YANGON
Tour Hightlights:
Mrauk U and Sittwe are amazing beautiful places to visit for you if you have already seen Myanmar’s more visited sites such as Yangon, Mandalay and Bangan. The remote town is not readily visited by tourists, so you are bound to see an untouched and rustic town... ..
Price:
From $ 720 - 980
* BRIEF ITINERARY:

Day 1: Yangon – Flight to Sittwe - Sittwe Sightseeing Tour at Rakhine State Cultural Museum
Day 2: Sittwe Sightseeing Tours – Boat Trip to Mrauk U - Mrauk U Sightseeing Tours at Temples and Pagodas
Day 3: Mrauk U Adventure and Sightseeing Tours to Archaeological Sites
Day 4: Mrauk U Cruising Tours back to Sittwe – Flight to Yangon

Day 1: Myanmar Tours to Sittwe and Mrauk U: Yangon – Flight to Sittwe - Sittwe Sightseeing Tours at Rakhine State Cultural Museum ( L,D ) Rakhine State Cultural Museum in Sittwe - Myanmar Adventure Tours

Transfer to the airport in Yangon for your flight to Sittwe, capital of the Rakhine State. Lunch at local restaurant Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel before taking a leisurely sightseeing tour of the city. Visit the colorful fish market and the Rakhine State Cultural Museum, an extensive collection of displays and exhibitions explaining the culture and history of the Rakhine people. Dinner at local restaurant
Overnight in Sittwe.

Day 2: Myanmar Tours to Sittwe and Mrauk U: Sittwe Sightseeing Tours – Boat Trip to Mrauk U - Mrauk U Sightseeing Tours at Temples and Pagodas ( B, L, D )

After breakfast at the hotel, you will visit local market before transfer to the jetty at 8:00 for a boat trip to Mrauk U. The journey takes about 5-6 hours as you travel upstream on the Kaladan River on a chartered local boat. Lunch on board Mid-day arrive in Mrauk U. Mrauk U was the capital in the 15th century and at its peak it was one of the richest cities in all of Asia. This period was one of prolific building and is, today, a major archeological site. This afternoon, your visit includes Koethaung Temple, the Pitakataik Library, Laungbanpyauk Pagoda, Yadana Mannaung and Sakaya Mannaung Pagodas. Tonight dinner will be taken at a local restaurant. Overnight in Mrauk U.

Day 3: Myanmar Tours to Sittwe and Mrauk U: Mrauk U Adventure and Sightseeing Tours to Archaeological Sites ( B, L, D ) Mrauk U Ancient City - Myanmar Adventure Tours

Awake early and depart hotel around 06:00 to enjoy the sunrise over the misty hills of Mrauk U. Return to your hotel for breakfast and then continue sightseeing in Mrauk U. Begin with a visit to the local market and continue to the ruins of the Royal Palace. Then tour the town’s Archaeological Museum where old artifacts and ancient relics are displayed. Lunch at local restaurant After lunch, visit Shitthaung Temple, Mrauk U's most important monument. Built in 1535 with a labor force of more than 1,000 architects and workmen, Shitthaung Temple contains a remarkable collection of Arakanese Buddha images and reliefs. Continue to the multi-spire Andawthein Ordination Hall, which is filled with unique stone carvings. Then visit the circular Ratanabon Pagoda and the fortress-like temple of Dukkhanthein, whose vaulted passages contain interesting stone sculptures. Your last stop of today is at Laymyetnha. Built in 1430, Laymyethnha was the first pagoda erected in Mrauk U.
Dinner and overnight in Mrauk U.

Day 4: Myanmar Tours to Sittwe and Mrauk U: Mrauk U Cruising Tours back to Sittwe – Flight to Yangon ( B, L )

After an early breakfast, board a local ferry speedboat (5-6 hours) at around 06:00 (or by chartered local boat) to travel from Mrauk U to Sittwe. Along the way, you will have an opportunity to enjoy the riverine lifestyle of local people in Rakhine State. Upon arrival in Sittwe, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before transferring to Sittwe Airport for your flight to Yangon.

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RATES AND CONDITIONS

ACCOMMODATION

DELUXE OPTION

City

Hotel

Room Type

Sittwe

Noble Hotel

Superior (Standard class category)

Mrauk U

Mrauk U Princess

Village House (Deluxe category)

 

STANDARD OPTION

City

Hotel

Room Type

Sittwe

Noble Hotel

Standard

 

Mrauk U

Nawarat Hotel

Superior

 

 

PRICING: in US Dollars per person

Rates are valid 1 October 2010 - 30 Apr 2013

 

Hotel

Category

1

2

3-4

5-6

7-10

11-15

Single Supplement

Deluxe

1755

1047

904

738

702

651

135

Standard

1535

921

775

612

576

525

41

 

Note: Package based on service of 1 English speaking guide throughout trip, except for base 1 pax (different guide at each place).

Our services Include:

    3 nights accommodation on twin or double room basis with daily breakfast
    English-speaking throughout guide All transfers with private air-conditioned vehicles with driver
    2 domestic Flights RGN-AKY-RGN on Air Mandalay, Yangon Airways or Air Bagan  including insurance surcharge & current fuel surcharge Meals mentioned (B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)  
    Entrance fees for the visits mentioned in the program  
    Local boat Sittwe-Mrauk U-Sittwe  
    Porter fees at the Airport & Jetty  
    Service charges

    Our services do not Include:

      International ticket to/from Yangon Meals others than mentioned (B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner) Visa arrangements for Myanmar Entrance fees for visits not mentioned in the program Drinks and personal expenses Tips and porters at the hotels International airport departure tax Yangon (USD 10/pax at present) Any other items not mentioned
     

    Supplement guide other languages:

    Language

    Supplement per group per program USD

    French /German / Italian / Spanish

    80 per package

    Russian

    140 / package (2-10 pax)

    180 / package (11 & up pax)

     

    Remark: The above mentioned supplement for language guide apply starting from 2pax traveling. For 1 pax, TBA on adhoc basis.

     

    IMPORTANT NOTES FOR MYANMAR:

    1.       Please note that credit cards and traveler cheques are not accepted in Myanmar and that visitors must be bring sufficient cash (best in US Dollars, but Euros also increasingly accepted) to change and make any purchases and payments. Please bring new US Dollar bills ("big heads" instead of "small heads") and with series numbers not starting with CB as these are not accepted in Myanmar due to rumours these series are counterfeit.

    2.       Furthermore please inform passengers that they should NOT change money at the exchange booth at the airport just after immigration, as the market rate in town is MUCH better.

    3.        A surcharge might apply for peak season dates (Water Festival 12-18 April, X’Mas, New Year, etc.

    4.       Travelers to Myanmar are required to have a travel insurance covering the cost of medical evacuation flights.

    5.       Visas are required by all visitors to Myanmar. A visa must be obtained before entering Myanmar. Passport must be valid 6 months after arrival date.

    6.       The schedules of domestic flights in Myanmar are provided as an indication only. Once a booking is confirmed we can provide more precise timings, but these remain nevertheless subject to change without notice by the airlines until travelling date. It might therefore in some cases be necessary to amend your program and itinerary due to such schedule changes. We thank you for your understanding.

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