Welcome to Pathein

Most travellers stop here only briefly on their way to nearby beaches, but the workshops in the city's northeast that produce colourful, hand-painted parasols are worth a look. There are also architectural remnants of colonial days in Pathein, which the British called Bassein, including the central jail dating from 1879.

Pathein is the unofficial capital of the Ayeyarwady region and if you're interested in exploring the villages and towns of the delta, this is the logical place to base yourself and to arrange transport, whether boat or car.

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$27.50 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Pathein River Cruise Including Lunch

Begin with pickup at your hotel in Pathein, then travel to a small village that’s 3 miles (5 kilometers) from the Pathein city center. Board a long teak boat along the Pathein River, and set out downstream, as you enjoy views across the a landscape of ancient temples, riverside settlements, and small tributaries. You’ll stop at settlements by the edge of the river to meet local villagers, and find out about their histories and cultures—this area is home to Burmese- and Karen-speaking communities, and traveling with a local guide is the perfect way to connect with the people you meet. Visit a workshop where artisans build and paint Pathein umbrellas by hand, creating bamboo frames, then decorating the colorful cotton with traditional designs. The day on the Pathein River concludes with a sunset over the Ayeyarwady River Delta, then you’ll meet the driver for the return trip to your Pathein hotel.

$83 Transfers & Ground Transport

Round Trip Transfer to Ngwe Saung Beach

Day 1 Yangon-Ngwe Saung BeachPick you up at 6 am in your hotel and drive to Ngwe Saung beach. It is approximately six hour drive from Yangon. On the way your car make a stop at local tea shop. You will arrive to Ngwe Saung beach at 12 noon and transfer to your hotel.Day 2 Ngwe Saung BeachLeisure at Ngwe Saung Beach.Day 3 Ngwe Saung Beach-YangonAfter having lunch, your driver will waiting you at your hotel and drive back to Yangon. On the way visi to umbrella making workshop in Pathein and continue to Yangon. Transfer to your lodging hotel in Yangon.

$68 Transfers & Ground Transport

3-Day Ngwe Saung Beach Tour from Yangon including Hotel or Airport Pickup

Day 1: YANGON - NGWE SAUNG BEACH Our driver will pick you up from your hotel or airport around 8am in Yangon city and enjoy a scenic drive of around 6 hours to Ngwe Saung Beach. On the way, we can stop at Naung Done Town for lunch with local traditional Burmese delicious foods. When we arrive at Ngwe Saung Beach, you will be transferred to your hotel to check in and then the rest of the day is at leisure to relax by the pool or the beach.Day 2: NGWE SAUNG BEACH At leisure by the beach: The beach stretches for several kilometres and Ngwe Saung village can be found towards the northern end; it has a host of places that serve a variety of fantastic seafood dishes, including crab, shrimp, lobster, and various types of fish, as well as shops selling locally-produced handicrafts. During the day you can walk to the the small island towards the southern end of Ngwe Saung beach, which is accessible by foot when the tide is out. It offers panoramic views of the beach and out to sea from its summit and snorkeling opportunities amongst the coral and brightly colored fish that can be found in the waters that surround it.  Optional: Enjoy snorkeling (With your own cost for snorkeling services) Day 3: NGWE SAUNG BEACH - YANGON After breakfast or lunch, on the way back to Yangon, we can visit Pathein which is Myanmar’s fifth largest city would probably come as a surprise to most visitors, because it has a quiet, small-town feel. Visit to umbrella making workshop in Pathein and continue to Yangon. Transfer to your hotel or airport in Yangon.