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Extension to Arakan
(Trip of 4 days / 4nights from Yangon)

 

On the west of Burma, in the province of Arakan, the ruins of the ancient medieval city of Mrauk U, later archeological site and less known than Bagan but which deserves the detour broadly when the season allows it. You can reach it by the river.

Brief itinerary:    

Day 1: Yangon – flight to Sittwe
Day 2: Sittwe – Mrauk U
Day 3: Mrauk U – Chin village - Mrauk U
Day 4: Mrauk U - Sittwe- flight to Yangon, transit in Ngapali.

Detailled itinerary:

Day 1: Yangon – flight to Sittwe
Free time until transfert to the airport for a flight to Sittwe in the late morning.
Arrival in Sittwe - the port city of Rakhine State closed to India that combine Burmese, Bengali and Chinese, which will give you another view of Burma. In the late afternoon, visit Sitwee: Payagyi Pagoda which contains a large bronze Buddha of more than 8 tons, the Museum established in a Buddhist monastery that has a superb collection of ancient Buddhist statues and votive tablets or clay pipes. Lunch and dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Sittwe.

Day 2: Sittwe – Mrauk U
After breakfast in the early morning, set off by car to visit the main market of Sittwe, where fishermen, town and rural people come to buy and sell fish and general supplies. Boat trip  to Mrauk U, it takes about 72 km - 5 hours journey up river to the last royal capital of Rakhine. Fruits and mineral water aboard. Arrival in Mrauk U, you will visit  Shittaung temple, a shrine of 80,000 Buddhas, the adjacent Anndaw Thein Temple, Lay Myant Nar and the Pitaka Taik, explore a typical village of the Shakama (Thet) minority. And then transfer to Shwe Gau Taung Pagoda hill for enjoying the sunset. Have a picnic lunch aboard. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Mrauk U– Chin Village - Mrauk U
Take a traditional boat trip along the Laymyo river to Chin village where you’ll meet tattooed Chin tribes women. The villagers make their living by fishing, agriculture and weaving fabrics. Some of the ladies in this village have their faces tattooed since their childhood. The patterns of tattoo on their faces vary from one village to another. Picnic lunch before the road to Mrauk U. Visit the Koe Taung temple, it’s the largest temple in Mrauk U. The name means 'Temple of 90,000 Buddha Images' and the Mahabandoola Monastery. Transfer to the Harrie hill for viewing sunset. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 4 : Mrauk U- Sittwe- flight to Yangon, a stop in Ngapali.
Departure by boat early in the morning (6.00 am) to Sittwe. You will arrive in Sittwe at noon and prepare for the flight to Yangon at 2 PM or 3 PM. Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch take the flight from Sittwe to Yangon, transit in Ngapali. Transfer from the airport in Yangon to your hotel. Diner in a local restaurant. Overnight at hotel. End of voyage.

Tour price
(Price per person in US $)
Valid till 30thSeptember  2017

 Hotel category

Group
of 2

Group
of 3- 5

Group
of 6- 9

Group
of 10-15

Group
of 16-19

Group more than 20

Sgl
Sup

Standard

1.375

1.276

1.177

1.122

1.100

1067

145

Superior

1.782

1.565

1.722

1.540

1.463

1.353

402

Note: Supplement will be added to the price of the trip during Christmas and New Year period (from the 24 of December 2016 to the 05th of January 2017), and also during the Tet Holiday from the 27th of January to 05th February 2017
The visit to Mrauk U located in the area of heavy rainfall during the monsoon
is difficult to achieve in good conditions between June and October.

Name of city/ List of hotels

Standard

Superieur

Sittwe

Sittwe Hotel**
(Junior Suite)

Sittwe Hotel**
(Junior Suite)

Mrauk U

Nawarat Hotel**
(Superior room)

Mrauk U Princess Resort***
(Village House)

Yangon  

Panorama Hotel**
(Superior room)

Summit Park View Hotel***  (Superior room)

 

The price is included:

           The price is excluded:

- Transfer with air-condition private car
- Domestic flight in economy classe of local agent airline
- English speaking guide
- Accommodation based on twin sharing room including breakfast
- Lunch and dinner in the local restaurants as per program
- Entrance fees and excursions according to program

-Private boat on the river Kaladan Mrauk U-Sittwe and return
-Motorized pirogue

- International flights, airport taxes
- Drinks, tips and any personal expenses
- Other services not mentioned in the program.    
-
Visa Fees & Travels insurance  
- Supplement for single room 
-  Thecostsof photos inthePagoda 
-
Other services are not mentioned above including

 

Additional Remarks:
Itinerary is subject to change depending on the confirmed flights, road conditions, and room availability.
Hotels listed in above might not be upto standard of your expectation, especially in the remote area where limitation of accommodation.

Prices are subject to change in case of VAT or other tax increases and USD currency fluctuations.

Observations:

The proposed trip has been tailored with great and professional care for your group only, and per your request such as the number of participants, the holiday period, the category of hotels ect. Your trip will be definitive after your confirmation and your deposit.

The hotels mentioned in the above list is for your reference only, They can be replaced by another hotel of similar quality and rating, in case the hotels are fully booked or have any “force majeurs”.
Please note that check-in time is from 14 pm and latest check-out time is at 12 am.

Domestic flights are provided by the local airline of the country you visit. The flight times may be changed without prior notice. Mandarin Road VOYAGE can not be liable for these force majers.

In general, all information in this document are only valid at the time when we make the trip for you. It can be changed for reasons beyond the control of Mandarin Road VOYAGES, such as : acts of God, acts of government, war (whether declared or not), threat of war, other hostilities, terrorist activity, civil strife, strikes, riots, fire, thefts, epidemics, quarantine or medical regulations, natural and nuclear disaster, medical or customs regulations, technical or administrative problems with transport, change or cancellation of International or domestic air/ train/ boat. We’ll inform you as soon as possible.

For your safety:
Health: No vaccinations are required. However, we advise you to update your vaccinations classics (diphtheria, tetanus, typhoid, polio, hepatitis). Appropriate antimalarial treatment may be necessary. Please seek advice from your doctor. Remember to go to the dentist before your trip.  Please read carefully GENERAL INFORMATION on our website.

Food/ Water: The Vietnamese cuisine is healthy, copious and fine. Westerners will find common ground with their daily food, but also typical Asian tastes.
For water, we recomment you buy bottled water (mineral water or purified). Please note that the tap water in hotels is not always drinkable.

However, please rest assured that we’ll make your trip wonderful and satisfactory.

Have a nice trip with Mandarin Road !