Myanmar Discovery Travel

Exotic Trip in Sittwe & Mrauk-U

5 days/ 4 nights

The West of Myanmar

Off-the-beaten-track

from 519 USD/ pax

In 5 days in Myanmar, discover Mrauk-U and Sittwe: the complex is a UNESCO tentative, bearing a breathtaking beauty rivaled by none.

Wonder what awaits you in your coming 5 days to the West of Burma?
  • Soaking up the untouched, peaceful atmosphere
  • Learning about history and culture of Rakhine people
  • Exploring ruins of temples and pagodas in Mrauk U
  • Visiting Chin villages, spotting faced-tattooed women.

Itinerary

In the first of your 5 days in Myanmar, fly from Yangon to Sittwe. This trip will definitely different from other trips to Myanmar. Upon arrival at Sittwe, you are welcomed by your guide and transferred to hotel for check-in.
You will then go on tuktuk or car to the Strand Road. Here there are various local shops, and dynamic areas of the city for sightseeing tour. You also visit Cultural Museum that features culture and history of Rakhine people. Payagyi temple is another place you visit. There is 100 year-old golden faced Buddha at this temple.
Late afternoon, you will go to the view point to have an amazing panoramic view of sunset over the Bengal Bay. View point is loveliest recreational spot in Sittwe.  Overnight at hotel in Sittwe.

After breakfast at your hotel, pay a visit to the fish market in Sittwe. This market is famous for fresh fish caught by fishermen from the night before. You are then picked up and transferred to the jetty and boat from Sittwe to Mrauk U. This boat trip along Kaladan River takes about 5 hours. Lunch is served on board.
Upon your arrival in Mrauk U, transfer to your hotel in Mrauk U. Mrauk U is an abandoned city with hundreds of ancient stupas, little traveler include it in their tour to Burma. Take some rest and uncover the mystic beauty of Mrauk U. The tour includes Koethaung Temple – the largest ancient architectural monument of this city; Laungbanpyauk Pagoda – also known as colored tiled pagoda. You also explore Pitakataik library that has stored Buddhist scriptures.
You then return to the hotel for relaxing evening. Overnight in Mrauk U.

Watch sunrise in Shwetaung – highest pagoda in Mrauk U before a nice breakfast in the hotel. Then you visit local market, and the Royal Palace. Crumbling walls and gateways to the place are all the remaining of Royal Palace. You will then head on to the nearby Archaeological Museum with impressive collection of artifacts and relics.
In the afternoon, you visit Shitthaung Temple regarded as the most significant monument in Mrauk U. It was built by up to 1000+ architects and workers, housing a significant collection of Arakanese Buddha images and reliefs. You also have a chance to explore Andawthein Temple that contains a tooth relic of the Buddha; circular Ratanabon Pagoda with central stupa and 17 smaller stupas around. You then visit Dukkhanthein Temple with domed passages and remarkable stone sculptures. Finish this day’s trip at Laymyetnha Pagoda (also four-sided pagoda).
Overnight at the hotel in Mrauk U.

Go on Jeep (about 20 km – 40 minutes) to the shoreline of Lymro River. Then take a small boat along the river about 2 hours until you reach Kreik Chaung village. Here is home to Laytoo Chin people, and you can even spot some tattooed women. According to the legend, beautiful Chin women used to have their face tattooed to uglify themselves so that cruel Kings wouldn’t take them away as slaves. This tattooing habit is nowadays prohibited.
You proceed to Panbaung village that is really similar to Kreik Chaung. You then jump back to your tiny vessel where lunch will be served during your journey back home.  Overnight at the hotel in Mrauk U.

After breakfast, you are transferred to jetty for a boat trip back to Sittwe. Upon arrival in Sittwe, you move to the airport for departure flight. This put an end to your tour of 5 days in Myanmar.

Budget ideas

Number of people 6 pax 4 pax 2 pax
Price per person $519 $615 $810
The price is determined based on twin/ double room (2 star).

What's included

  • Domestic flights Yangon / Sittwe, Sittwe / Yangon
  • 4 nights with breakfast in a double room in standard hotels. If you want to stay in superior hotels, please contact us
  • The services of an English speaking guide for each region
  • All excursions and visits mentioned (entry fees included)
  • Private transfers with driver; 2 bottles of water/person every day

What's not included

  • International airfare and taxes airport
  • Visa-on-arrival
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Tips, drinks and personal expenses
  • Services and activities not included in the program

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6 most asked questions about myanmar

Absolutely, it is a safe place to visit. Most of the country is considered safe by Myanmar government.  Insurgency problems near the Indian and Thai borders are in areas far off the beaten track and will not affect a traveller’s journey through Myanmar in any way.

Roughly saying, the best time is about from October until March next year. For this period, you can enjoy mild weather, it’s sunny but not too hot (23 to 30 degree temperature). It doesn’t mean that from April to September you shouldn’t travel to Myanmar. During this time, the weather is quite hot or there is heavy rain, but not everywhere and every time. The whole country is green and beautiful enough for your Myanmar trip, and it is even more joyful while you may get sweet and amazing discounts.

Traveling the whole Myanmar may cost a lot of time. For regular travellers, there are four places that you should take into account (we consider them as the “big-four”):
– Yangon: the former capital city, and usually the first destination of most trips to Myanmar, home to the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda
– Bagan: the largest archaeological site with thousands of temples scattered over 40 km square
– Inle Lake: the emerald lake nested among high mountains in Shan plateau, the true heaven for nature lovers
– Mandalay: the cultural hub and ancient city with royal relics

Besides these four, the extension would be Golden Rock, Kalaw, Pindaya, Ngapali Beach, and more.

Absolutely, it is a safe place to visit. Most of the country is considered safe by Myanmar government.  Insurgency problems near the Indian and Thai borders are in areas far off the beaten track and will not affect a traveller’s journey through Myanmar in any way.

Roughly saying, the best time is about from October until March next year. For this period, you can enjoy mild weather, it’s sunny but not too hot (23 to 30 degree temperature). It doesn’t mean that from April to September you shouldn’t travel to Myanmar. During this time, the weather is quite hot or there is heavy rain, but not everywhere and every time. The whole country is green and beautiful enough for your Myanmar trip, and it is even more joyful while you may get sweet and amazing discounts.

Traveling the whole Myanmar may cost a lot of time. For regular travellers, there are four places that you should take into account (we consider them as the “big-four”):
– Yangon: the former capital city, and usually the first destination of most trips to Myanmar, home to the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda
– Bagan: the largest archaeological site with thousands of temples scattered over 40 km square
– Inle Lake: the emerald lake nested among high mountains in Shan plateau, the true êaven for nature lovers
– Mandalay: the cultural hub and ancient city with royal relics

Besides these four, the extension would be Golden Rock, Kalaw, Pindaya, Ngapali Beach, and more.

Mostly recommended Myanmar tours  are running from 12-14 days. This is quite enough time for you to explore the best highlights of the country while still have time to take insight discovery of each stop. We can customize it longer and shorter depending on your requests. If you have tight time budget, 7-9 days is enough to give you a taste of the country. If you have more time, spend 15-18 days to cover all the highlights plus relaxing time at beaches or an inspiring visit to some well-hidden destinations.

There are many benefits to using an agent to plan your trip.
– Save your time and your money: You don’t need to spend hours upon hours searching the Internet for sample itineraries, hotel reviews… simply tell us your travel plan, our travel consultants will do all the work for you. As a local agency, we’ve built strong relationship with local hotels, airlines, car rental companies.., we are given the rates and upgrades that you don’t have access to.
– Receive personalized attention: We have experts understanding of your interests and insight to specific destinations. They can make recommendations tailored to what you want.
– Get 24/ 7 support: Our agency is available day and night, before, during and after your trip to answer any questions you have or any concern that come up.

Yes, we’re. Myanmar Discovery is highly recommended on Tripadvisor. You can also find our customers’ reviews at our Testimonials section.

For further information, you can contact our correspondents, they are happy to offer you advice and assurance:
– Mrs. Louisa FELLS  from the UK (email: louisafells@hotmail.co.uk)
– Mrs. Catherine GOTTIGNES from Belgium (email: cathy.gottignies@gmail.com)
– Mr. Francois LAPOINTE from Canada (email: francoislapointe@me.com)

Mostly recommended Myanmar tours  are running from 12-14 days. This is quite enough time for you to explore the best highlights of the country while still have time to take insight discovery of each stop. We can customize it longer and shorter depending on your requests. If you have tight time budget, 7-9 days is enough to give you a taste of the country. If you have more time, spend 15-18 days to cover all the highlights plus relaxing time at beaches or an inspiring visit to some well-hidden destinations.

There are many benefits to using an agent to plan your trip.
– Save your time and your money: You don’t need to spend hours upon hours searching the Internet for sample itineraries, hotel reviews… simply tell us your travel plan, our travel consultants will do all the work for you. As a local agency, we’ve built strong relationship with local hotels, airlines, car rental companies.., we are given the rates and upgrades that you don’t have access to.
– Receive personalized attention: We have experts understanding of your interests and insight to specific destinations. They can make recommendations tailored to what you want.
– Get 24/ 7 support: Our agency is available day and night, before, during and after your trip to answer any questions you have or any concern that come up.

Yes, we’re. Myanmar Discovery is highly recommended on Tripadvisor. You can also find our customers’ reviews at our Testimonials section.

For further information, you can contact our correspondents, they are happy to offer you advice and assurance:
– Mrs. Louisa FELLS  from the UK (email: louisafells@hotmail.co.uk)
– Mrs. Catherine GOTTIGNES from Belgium (email: cathy.gottignies@gmail.com)
– Mr. Francois LAPOINTE from Canada (email: francoislapointe@me.com)

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