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$800 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Southern Myanmar Discovery Tour

Day 1: Yangon – BagoArrive at Bago in the morning, then visit Shwethalyaung Temple,55-meter long reclining Buddha. Continue to the Mon-style Shwemawdaw Pagoda, Kanbawzathadi Palace, the Snake Monastery. The monastery is devoted to a Buddhist abbot who was reborn as a python.Day 2: Bago – Kyaikhtio (B)After breakfast, you will be heading to Golden Rock, 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. The uphill trek is along a paved trekking path and offers great views of the surrounding area.Day 3: Kyaikhtiyo – Hpa-an (B)After breakfast, today you travel to Hpa-an. Bayin-Nyi cave with hot spring at the base of the hill that includes some very interesting Buddha statues at the front side. This small and busy provincial town is favored by farmers traveling in carts or trishaws and selling their products. Stroll through the market and visit Shwe Yin Myaw Pagoda at the river banks.Day 4: Hpa-an (B)We will take you to the meeting point Hotel Gabana for biking and start riding to Kan Thar yar Lake through local villages and beautiful mountains. We take a rest and photo stop at Lumbuni garden and finally we will ride back to hpa an meeting point by mountain bike.  Visit to Kaw Gun Cave then visit huge famous Sadan Cave and YathePyan cave and back to your hotel.Day 5: Hpa-an – Mawlamyine (B)After breakfast, you will take a Than Lwin Princess Boat to Mawlamyine. Enjoy the scenic journey and the charm of Thanlwin River along the boat ride. Then continue through the downtown streets, Holy Family Cathedral which is built during the colonial era, this cathedral has a beautiful interior rarely seen by tourists. Then you will head to the eastern mountains to visit KyaikThanlan Pagoda, the city’s main landmark. From the top, guests can enjoy panoramic views over the city and harbor.Day 6: Mawlamyine - Excursion to Shampoo and Bilu Islands ( B)Take a short boat ride to Ta Kaw PonZa Lai, Shampoo Island. Next, continue to BiluKyun, uou will tour 2-3 villages by horse-cart to experience local life and culture. Then transfer to the jetty and back by ferry to Mawlamyine. Evening, stroll along Strand Road where colonial buildings overlook the river and dine at a local restaurant.Day 7:Mawlamyine  – Yangon ( B )Start today with a morning visit to the bustling colorful Zeigyi. Next, you will visit the ancient Queen Sein Don Monastery. This monastery is more as 100 years-old and is famous for the intricate woodcarving and Burmese crafts it houses. Afterwards, you will drive back to Yangon. 

$550 Outdoor Activities

A unique adventure border crossing from Mae Sot to Yangon

Day 1: Mae Sot – border crossing – Myawaddy – Hpa An (-)On arrival at the border, your guide is waiting for you on the Myanmar side of the border in Myawaddy to take you to Hpa An, the capital city of Kayin State. Today‘s route is a special one as the road has just opened very recently for foreign tourist. It is a scenic road through the mountains often used by local traders. We arrive in Hpa An at the end of the afternoon. O/N at Hotel GabbanaDay 2: Hpa An – Mawlamyine (B,L,-)Be prepared for a soft adventure day with a lot of activities and impression to experience real Kayin life style. We start the day by small kayaks to go for a leisurely trip by kayaks through the paddy fields for half an hour or so. We leave the kayaks behind and continue on foot through the forest visiting Kayin villages; Lakkana village & Knot Hair village for a leisurely walk of about an hour. A leisurely kayak trip of half an hour brings us to a beautiful traditional local house where a home cooked lunch is being served by the local host. After lunch you will transfer to Mawlamyine by car. You will visit Seindon Mibaya Monastery in Mawlamyine which is very fine example of architecture and the Mon Museum. Continue to the Ni Paya to have a view over the city and walk around the area with impressive buildings from the colonial times when writers like Orwell and Kipling where living in this city and visit the first Baptist church. O/N at Cinderella Hotel Day 3: Mawlamyine – Kyaiktiyo (B)After breakfast, collect your tickets from the hotel reception/guide and transfer on your own (around 20 minutes duration) to Mawlamyine train station where you have to catch the train to Kyaikto at 08:00 (the train arrives 12:30 in Kyaikto). Enjoy the beautiful countryside and rice paddies during the train ride. Upon arrival at Kyaikto train station, own transfer to the hotel at the basecamp. We suggest you to drop your luggage at the hotel and walk to the basecamp and you have to arrange a truck yourself that will bring you up to the Golden Rock. Spend the afternoon on the platform and then take a truck back to Kin Pun basecamp and walk about 10 minutes to your hotel. Attention: If you want a free afternoon today, you can visit to Golden Rock at next day morning.O/N at Golden Sunrise HotelDay 4: Kyaiktiyo – Yangon (B)Breakfast at the hotel. Free at leisure in the morning. Collect your bus tickets at the hotel reception. Make sure to be on your bus to Yangon that leaves at around 13:00 and will arrive in Yangon around 18:00. Upon arrival in Yangon, own transfer to the hotel.