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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$850 Cultural & Theme Tours

Yangon - Chaung Tha - Kyike Htee Yo - Yangon (6 Nights 7 Days)

Day 1 : Arrival - Yangon  (L,D)Welcome at the airport. Having lunch and  transfer to hotel. Check in and take a rest.Day 2 :  Yangon – Chaung Tha (B,L,D)After breakfast at your hotel , we will go to Chaung Tha by private bus for 6 and half hour drive. Refreshment stops on the way. Lunch in a good local Restaurant in Pathein. We will get Chaung Tha at about 1500 pm and check in hotel which has amazing sea view where you can relax and enjoy on the beach. Which is closely located to the swimming area of the beach, just 2 min walk for swimming beach. Evening is at leisure on the beach.  Dinner is at the hotel.Day 3 :  Chaung Tha (B,L,D)The whole day is at leisure on the Beach. Enjoy the facility of your hotel; make use of the swimming pool, enjoy the sun beds at the white beach.Day 4 :      Chaung Tha - Yangon (B,L,D)After breakfast, we are free at leisure until the drive back to Yangon. On the way, visit Pathein, the Capital of the Delta Region, which is surrounded by a major rice growing area. Highlight is Shwe-mok-htaw Pagoda. Lunch is at Pathein and dinner at Yangon.Day 5 : Yangon - Kyike Htee Yo (Golden Rock) - YangonPick up your hotel after breakfast at approx:6:30 am and drive to Golden Rock ( Kyaikhtiyoe Pagoda) (approx: 4 hr drive). A small stupa is placing a top of Golden Rock in which Buddha`s relic is embedded. It is precariously balanced over the edge of the mountain. Firstly, we arrive Kin Pun base camp and use mountain going truck to  get upper camp . Then trek to the top of the mountain (approx. 30 minutes) where the Golden Rock Pagoda is located. Visit Traditional shops and have Lunch at local restaurant. Then going back to our car by the open truck again.Then return to Yangon. Day 6 : Yangon city tourPick up your hotel after breakfast at approx: 8:00 am and drive to Kyauktan city to visit Kyaikhmawwun Yele Pagoda for 2 hour. Yele Pagoda means the Pagoda in mid-stream on a laterite reef. It is located on a small island in Hmaw Wun creek of Yangon River. After visiting Yele pagoda, return to Yangon and lunch at available nice restaurent at Thanlyin or Yangon. Then, visit to Bogyoke Aung San Market (Monday is closed). It is day-time colonial shopping mall build in 1926, is a one-stop bargain-hunt from 1120 shops of souvenirs, handicrafts or even jewelries. In the afternoon round about 15:00, special visit to Shwedagon Pagoda being the largest golden monument on earth with 99 meters, biggest tourist attraction, built in approximately 2600 years ago. Then proceed to Karaweik palace for international buffet dinner with a cultural show and then Transfer to hotel .Day 7 : Yangon – China (B)After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Yangon international airport.

$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 Multi-day & Extended Tours

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 Multi-day & Extended Tours

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.