Welcome to Southern Myanmar


In the space of a couple of days, you can descend into the Buddha-packed caves around sleepy Hpa-an and ascend the winding road to the sacred golden boulder perched on Mt Kyaiktiyo (Golden Rock). Then there's the little-known and even less visited Myeik Archipelago, perhaps Myanmar's most dramatic intersection of water, land and sky.

And if all that weren't enough, the historic city of Mawlamyine, once Myanmar's capital, has almost as fine a collection of colonial-era buildings as Yangon, while Dawei and Myeik, mixing traditional wooden architecture with brick mansions and buildings constructed during British rule, can boast of centuries of history as ports. Best of all, the lack of visitors means there's plenty of space to enjoy the region.


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Southern Myanmar activities

$285 Private & Custom Tours

Dawei (Tavoy) Explorer

On Day 01, Upon arrival to the Dawei airport, transfer to your hotel.  Visit and explore Dawei, the capital of Thanitaryi division in the south of the Myanmar. It is also known as Tavoy in colonial time. Dawei was one of the first cities settled by the English after the first of the three Anglo-Burmese wars, as result the towns have long history and interesting architecture building of colonial era. Explore downtown of colonial building area standing elegantly. And then stroll through the main busy market of Dawei where selling variety of products. And visit one of the family owned cashew nut business how workers will process to peel one nut. (The local run business may closed without prior notice). Visit to ShweTaungSar Pagoda and PayaGyi museum where own collections of bronze coins, vase’s, portraits and large wooden ancient Buddha images are displayed. Overnight stay at hotel in Dawei.On Day 02, visit to bustling riverside market where sell variety of fresh fishes. Explore how local people living in Dawei, Southern Myanmar.  And drive to San Marina beach, where located near Myaw Yit Pagoda, pass through rural small villages. Along the way visit to a rubber plantation which is one of the area’s major industries. And next visit a local village to see the area’s other major industry, dried fish. Lastly we'll get a chance to see beetle nut trees, which are everywhere in Tanintharyi Division. Upon arrival the Myaw Yit bay, visit hidden and unknown beach of San Maria bay where the nearby sacred Myaw Yit Pagoda. The pagoda built on edge of small island and connected by bridge from the mainland. And continue to the visit Myaw Yit Pagoda and enjoy the breathtaking view to the Andman sea.  After sightseeing heading drive to Maung Magan beach whre well-known beach in Dawei.And enjoy sunset in Andman sea sitting and enjoying your drink (own account). After enjoying directly drive back to Dawei. Overnight stay at hotel in Dawei. On Day 03, Time is your own leisure until transfer to the airport. 

$55 Cultural & Theme Tours

Beach hopping in Dawei Peninsula

In the morning pick up at your hotel and drive to San Marina beach, where located near Myaw Yit Pagoda, pass through rural small villages.  Along the way see a rubber plantation which is one of the area’s major industries. Visit the primary school of the village (on the school day only) and possibility to meet the children and teachers how their way of learning and teaching. Explore how local people living in Dawei, Southern Myanmar. And next visit a local village to see the area’s other major industry, dried fish.  Lastly we'll get a chance to see beetle nut trees, which are everywhere in Tanintharyi Division. Upon arrival the Myaw Yit bay, visit hidden and unknown beach of San Maria bay where the nearby sacred Myaw Yit Pagoda. The pagoda built on edge of small island and connected by bridge from the mainland. And continue to the visit Myaw Yit Pagoda and enjoy the breathtaking view to the Andman sea.  After sightseeing heading drive to Maung Magan beach where well-known beach in Dawei. And enjoy sunset in Andman sea sitting and enjoying your drink (own account) After enjoying directly drive back to Dawei.

$1598.45 Cultural & Theme Tours

Explore Southern Myanmar 5Day 4Night

DAY 1: Yangon – fly to Dawei & sightseeing MEAL: -/-/-Transfer to the Yangon airport for domestic flight to Dawei. Proceed to downtown of colonial building area standing elegantly. Visit to the main busy market of Dawei. Visit to ShweTaungSar Pagoda and PayaGyi museum. Drive to Shwe Thar Lyaung. Walk up to view point of SAPAR TAUNG. Overnight stay in DaweiDAY 2:  Explore hidden beaches & fishing villages  MEAL: B/-/-Visit to bustling riverside market. Visit the primary school of the village (on the school day only). Explore how local people living in Dawei, Southern Myanmar. Drive to San Marina beach. Visit to a rubber plantation. Visit hidden and unknown beach of San Maria bay. Visit Myaw Yit Pagoda and enjoy the breathtaking view to the Andman sea.Drive to Maung Magan beach where well-known beach in Dawei.And enjoy sunset in Andman sea sitting and enjoying your drink (own account)Drive back to Dawei. Overnight stay in DaweiDAY 3:  Dawei – overland to Mawlamyaing  MEAL: B/-/-Drive to Mawlamying and drive pass rubber plantation.  Lunch at simple local restaurant (own account) in YE. Visit to Ko Yin Lay monastery and Mon style temples.Drive pass rubber plantation to THANBYUZAYA and visit a Death Railway Museum with a small locomotive of bygone days to commemorate the start point of the tragic railway, and an Allied War Cemetery.Stop at world biggest reclining Win Sein Taw Ya Buddha image. Drive to Mawlamyaing. Overnight stay in Mawlamyaing.DAY 4:  Sightseeing in Mawlamyaing  MEAL: B/-/-Sightseeing to the central market of Mawlamying, then drive to BILU Island.Sightseeing MAHAMUNI PAGODA and SEINDON MIBAYA KYAUNG. Visit impressive the first Baptist church.Enjoy the sunset from KYAIKTHANLAN PAGODA, known as the Kipling Pagoda. Overnight stay in Mawlamyaing.DAY 5:  Mawlamyaing – Overland to Bago –  Yangon MEAL: B/-/-Drive to BAGO, a former ancient MON capital. Visit enormous 55-meter long reclining SHWE THA LYAUNG Buddha.Go to the over a thousand years old SHWEMAWDAW PAGODA with its spire.  Lunch at a local restaurant in Bago (your own account)Visit an Allied War Graves cemetery. Proceed to Yangon and transfer to your hotel.END OF SERVICE.

$41 Outdoor Activities

Half-Day Bird Watching Tour in Yangon

At 6am, you will be picked up early at your hotel and go on a trip to Hlawga Park to begin this bird watching adventure together with a local bird expert to ensure that you will have the best knowledge of all the bird species in this park. Upon arrival, you will make the first stop at Hlawga Lake which abounds with all sorts of wildlife; especially a large number of birds. Thanks to a booklet about the birds of the park, you are provided the most efficient way to keep track of what is spotted during the tour. On this tour, you can definitely see various valuable species of bird including: the Oriental Darter, the Racket-tailed Treepie, the Asian Fairy Bluebird, and the Red-Eye Stripe-throated Bulbul which is only found in Southern Myanmar. Besides many bird species, it is also unforgettable experience to get a glimpse of the very rare Brow Antlered Deer. Then, you can spend time enjoying prepared lunch box before going back to your hotel at 12pm.

$1911.65 Classic

Classic Myanmar Adventure

As a relative newcomer to adventure travel, exploring the mysterious nation of Myanmar (also known as Burma) often feels like setting foot on a foreign, untouched planet. With few other travellers to contend with, the natural and man-made wonders of this underexplored part of Southeast Asia often feel like they’ve been placed here just for you. And what wonders they are: Inle Lake’s unique floating gardens, the staggering imperial ruins of ancient Bagan, the incomparable palaces of Mandalay, and enveloping forests throughout. Unknown pleasures await — come find them.

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