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Southern Myanmar Discovery Tour

Discover what Myanmar has to offer in this 7-day adventure as you travel to ancient sites and cities. You will also have a chance to enjoy a day in sand and water at Shampoo Island while the rest of the tour will take you to popular ancient and colonial landmarks. Don’t miss up on the chance to meet local village people and see natural wonders at Hpa An. Visit one of world’s largest reclining Buddha. Experience local life and culture aboard a horse cart. Tour the ancient sites of Mawlamyine. Know more about the Cave of the Ten Thousand Buddhas. Learn what is in store for you at Mt. ZweKabin.

per adult from

$1,856

AUD

Duration

7 days

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  • What's included :
    • Accommodation inc. breakfast (B)
    • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Local specialized tour guide (English-speaking, other languages available on request)
    • All transfers
    • Air-conditioned car/van transportation as detailed in the itinerary
    • Breakfast
    • Entry/Admission - ကမ္ဘောဇသာဒီရွှေနန်းတော်
    • Entry/Admission - Kyaiktiyo Pagoda
    • Entry/Admission - Kyaikthanlan Pagoda
    What's excluded :
    • Air tickets both domestic and international
    • All entrance fees on tour
    • Insurance
    • Personal expenses
    • All drinks
    • Tips
    • Other expenses not mentioned on the itinerary
    • Any peak season surcharge (normally New Year period)
    • Visa fees and/or visa authorization

  • Day 1: Yangon - Bago

    Stop At: Shwethalyaung Buddha, Bago Myanmar
    The Shwethalyaung Buddha is one of the largest reclining Buddha images in Burma. It is housed in the Shwethalyaung Paya in Bago, an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists who come here to pay homage to the Buddha.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Shwemawdaw Paya, Bago Myanmar
    t 114 metres (374 ft) in height, the Shwemadaw holds the record for the tallest pagoda in the country although the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon is usually credited as the tallest pagoda in Myanmar (at 98 metres (322 ft)). Shwemadaw, along with the Shwedagon and Kyaiktiyo, are famous Mon pagodas.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: ကမ္ဘောဇသာဒီရွှေနန်းတော်, Myin Taw Thar Rd, Pegu, Myanmar (Burma)
    anbawzathadi Golden Palace in Bago is a reconstruction of the original Royal palace from the second half of the 16th century. The very ornate golden palace gives a good impression of the splendor and wealth of the second Burmese empire.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Bago - Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda

    Stop At: Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, Myanmar (Burma)
    A huge boulder covered by gold leaf and balancing on the edge of a cliff. Golden Rock is one of Myanmar's main pilgrimage sites. The pagoda here is said to hold a hair of the Buddha and Buddhist from across the country come here to pay homage.
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Kyaikhtiyo - Hpa an

    Stop At: Bayin Nyi Caves, Hpa An Myanmar
    Bayin Nyi Cave is home to an elaborate and sprawling temple, with plenty of almost Disney-esque coloured buildings laid out at the foot of sheer limestone cliffs.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: Hpa-an

    Stop At: Kyauk Ka Lat Pagoda, Hpa-An, Hpa An Myanmar
    Hpa-an’s Kyauk Kalat Pagoda is a stunning stupa-topped limestone pinnacle, set on a tiny isle dotted with monastic buildings itself set in a lake fluttering with white egrets and surrounded by paddy. With Mount Zwegabin as the dramatic backdrop, it’s a gorgeous sight.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kawgun Cave, Hpa An Myanmar
    One of the region’s most spectacular caves, Kawgun is found in a small limestone outcrop just over the river from Hpa-an off the Thaton Highway. Amazing Buddhist carvings and stucco work line the shallow caverns and limestone cliffs, and are said to date back as far as the seventh century. A few ancient Hindu images remain and bear witness to the area’s former religious diversity.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Sadan Cave, Hpa An Myanmar
    A visit to wonderful Saddar Cave is one of Kayin State’s highlights. The limestone karst scenery of Zwegabin and the numerous jagged, mountainous outcrops sprouting abruptly from the paddy surrounding Hpa-an host myriad spectacular caves. Saddar (sometimes written Saddan) involves a cave temple but also a hike through underground passages to the far side of a mountain and a return by wooden boat. It really is something special.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 5: Hpa-an - Mawlamyine

    Stop At: Kyaikthanlan Pagoda, Taung Yoe Dan Street, Mawlamyine Myanmar
    the city’s main landmark. Built in 875 AD, this temple enshrines the Tripitaka Buddhist manuscripts as well as a hair relic from the Buddha. The 40-meter-high stupa is located on a hill surrounded by 34 smaller Zediyan pagodas. From the top, guests can enjoy panoramic views over the city and harbor. It is also thought to be the site where Rudyard Kipling wrote his famous poem, Mandalay.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 6: Mawlamyine - Excursion to Shampoo and Bilu Islands

    Pass By: Kyaikthanlan Pagoda, Taung Yoe Dan Street, Mawlamyine Myanmar
    you will set off for a full day of excursions on the water.Take a short boat ride to Ta Kaw PonZa Lai, Shampoo Island. The island sits at the confluence of five rivers and is where the Mon Kings held ritualistic shampooing ceremonies during the local water festival, Thingyan. Spend time here exploring the monastery, nunnery and pagoda. Next, continue to BiluKyun, known as Ta Kaw SaMan in Mon, which means ‘Orge Island’.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 7: Mawlamyine - Yangon

    Pass By: Yangon Yangon, 339 Bo Gyoke Aung San Road, Yangon (Rangoon) 11182 Myanmar
    Visit to the bustling colorful Zeigyi (central market). Wander through the dozens of stalls where local vendors come to buy and sell their wares.Next, you will visit the ancient Queen Sein Don Monastery (locally known as YadaBonmyint Monastery). This monastery is more as 100 years-old and is famous for the intricate woodcarving and Burmese crafts it houses. It was founded by Queen Sein Tone who had to flee Mandalay at the time that Myanmar’s last monarch, King Thibaw Min, took power. She became home sick and asked the local carpenters to build a monastery in the style of her former palace. Afterwards, you will drive back to Yangon.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up at your hotel.
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
    • You MUST confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler.
    • Price are except Myanmar Festivals such as water festival in April etc.. Christmas Eve & New Year Eve
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

Organised by Beyond Boundaries

Activity ID: V-63454P11

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