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  • Southern Myanmar Exploration

    Code: MCT02 - Duration: 6 Days
    Start: Yangon | Finish: Yangon
  • The enormous charms of both the country and the people have made Myanmar a paradise to discover. This 6-day tour  is perfect for those who want to experience all the wonders of Southern Myanmar. You will have chance to discover all the magic of the South including the bustling former capital Yangon, the ancient capital Bago, the famous monument Golden Rock, the charming capital Hpa-An and the first waterfront capital Mawlamyine.

    Highlights:

    • Discover the bustling former capital Yangon with its magnificent and holy pagodas, incredible giant Buddhas
    • Discovery the local crafts making, markets, and heritage sites of Bago
    • Visit one of Myanmar’s holiest pilgrimage sites to the Golden Rock (Kyaikthiyo), a boulder covered in gold leaf that miraculously, delicately balances at the edge of a cliff
    • Explore Hpa-an, the charming trading capital of Karen State blessed with beautiful topography of limestone karst mountains.
    • Charming hotels in great locations
    • Comfortable & spacious vehicle for transfers

    Itinerary in brief:Southern Myanmar Exploration 6 days

    Day 1: Yangon Arrival (-/-/-)
    Day 2: Yangon - Bago - Golden Rock (B/-/-)
    Day 3: Golden Rock - Mawlamyne (B/-/-)
    Day 4: Mawlamyne - Hpa-an (B/-/-)
    Day 5: Hpa-an - Yangon (B/-/-)
    Day 6: Yangon - Departure (B/-/-)

    • Ability to change the direction of the program
    • Possibility of an extension in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia or Vietnam 

    Notes:

    - We specializes in “tailor-made” tours for groups of two or more. We carefully inspect each step of your journey from the accommodation to the perfect guide to suit your needs
    - The itinerary is open to modification to fit your personal travel needs
    - Modifications to the itinerary may increase the price of the package
    - For the price of this trip, just ask for a quote by clicking on "TOUR PRICE"

    - If you are looking for a trip modified to your requirements, please send us your needs by filling out the form in Customize your trip” 
    - We will contact and send you a quote, excluding holiday period, within 48 hours of receiving your request. 

  • Day 1: Yangon Arrival (-/-/-)

    Yangon – Airport: 14km, ~15min drive

    yangonUpon arrival at Yanon airport, you will be met and transferred to hotel by our guide and driver. After making sure of your successful hotel check-in, they will be pleased to leave you free time for your own lunch and leisure to recover after the long flight.

    After a brief freshening up at the hotel, we begin the orientation tour of Yangon- the biggest city with tree-lined wide avenues, shady green parks and the beautiful lakes. All gives Yangon becoming one of the most charming and lively cities in Asia. Our tour starts with a visit to Sule Pagoda- the heart of the city and quite unusual in its octagonal shape extending right ups the top. From here you can also observe the downtown views of Yangon. Your next sightseeing is Chaukhtakyi pagoda- the biggest reclining Buddha image in Myanmar and the city Hall & Colonial buildings. At sunset, visit the marvelous Shwedagon Pagoda with its golden stupa covered with 60 tons of pure gold leaf and it is considered as the spiritual centre of the country.

    Meals Included: None
    Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

    Day 2: Yangon – Bago – Golden Rock (B/-/-)

    Yangon – Bago: 77km, ~1h30min drive

    KyaikhtiyoAfter breakfast at hotel, we drive to Bago - the ancient capital of former Mon Kingdom (6th century). Visit 55-metre-long reclining Shwethalyaung Buddha image and Shwemawdaw Pagoda, which is over a thousand years old. Its spire is even taller than that of Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda. Next we will visit Kyaik Pun Pagoda with four giant sitting Buddha images. We then continue our journey to Kyaikhtiyo “the Golden Rock”- a huge boulder completely covered by gold leaves and delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff.

    Upon arrival at Kyaikhtiyo base camp, we transfer to an open truck and drive for 1hr to the upper staging point. Continue for 45 minutes of easy hiking to the summit. Here, we can enjoy and overlook the magnificence view of the surrounding area and overnight stay in Kyaikhtiyo.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Kyaikhtiyo

    Day 3: Golden Rock – Mawlamyine (B/-/-)

    Kyaikhtiyo – Mawlamyine: 125km, ~4h drive

    mawlamyineAfter early breakfast, we drive to Mawlamyine, crossing Thanlwin Bridge. Mawlamyine is the capital of Mon state. With its colonial buildings and its leafy tropical coastal setting, Mawlamyine has a charm of its own distinct from any other town or city. Upon arrival in Mawlamyine, check-in at hotel.

     In the afternoon, we visit Mahamuni Pagoda- the largest pagoda in Mawlamyaing with its Mon Style. Next, we will explore Seindon Mibaya KyaungZyegyi Market and the first Baptist church.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Mawlamyine

    Day 4: Mawlamyine – Hpa-An (B/-/-)

    Mawlamyine – Hpa-An: 57km, ~1h15min drive

     Hpa-AnAfter breakfast at hotel, we start our drive to Hpa-An. On the way, a visit to Kawkon Cave should not be missed where you can see the terra-cottas on the walls of the natural limestone cave.

    Upon arrival, we pay a visit to Kyauktalat Monastery - well known for its shape and location on a tiny island (access via a bridge without reeling). Here you can take the beautiful pictures and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hpa-An

    Day 5: Hpa-an – Yangon (B/-/-)

    Hpa-An – Yangon: 295km, ~4h drive

    Shweyinhmyaw PagodaAfter breakfast at hotel, we visit Shweyinhmyaw Pagoda situated at the bank of Thanlwin River. We then enjoy the scenery along the way back to Yangon. Upon arrival in Yangon, transfer to your hotel for overnight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

    Day 6: Yangon – Departure (B/-/-)

    After breakfast at hotel, time is free until our driver meet and transfer you to airport for your flight to next destination. End of our services./.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  • Prices

    This trip is private and therefore can be altered to suit your needs, date of commencement and budget requirements.

    Prices vary due to a number of specifics:

    • Seasonal: during high season (October-April), the prices of services are generally higher when compared to the low season (May-September).
    • The number of participants: the more of you that travel together the less you will pay!
    • The choice of hotels: Fairly obvious one here; a 5-star hotel can cost ten times as much as a 2 star hotel.
    • The activities during the trip: Two trips on the same itinerary and of the same length can have two different prices depending on the number and nature of activities included.
    • The booking date: In some cases, booking your trip late can drastically affect prices due to their low availability.

    Inclusion:

    • Accommodation as recommended or similar category according to availability.
    • Transfers according to program by private air-conditioned vehicle with driver except free day
    • English-speaking guide’s assistance at every stage
    • Meals as indicated in program (B: Breakfast /L: Lunch / D: Dinner)
    • Entrance fees for attractions included in the program
    • All activities and cruises clearly mentioned in the program
    • Water and cool tissues
    • Government taxes & service charge

    Exclusion:

    • Other drinks and meals not clearly mentioned
    • Early check-in, late check-out
    • Personal expenditures, tips
    • Personal insurance (compulsory)
    • Any service not clearly mentioned in the program
    • International air transfers associated with airport taxes
    • Visa and visa arrangement (available upon request)

    Booking

    Here are 2 steps to book your trip with Tonkin-Travel:

    Step 1. Focus on your travel program:

    You can choose this trip as is or customize it to your specific desires. Just click on the “Customize this trip” tab and fill in the form. One of our travel consultants will contact you within 48 hours to develop the travel program based on your specifications.

    Step 2. Booking:

    • Following the first step, tour program is selected and we access the rates.
    • Upon confirmation of the trip, the registration must be accompanied by a deposit up to 25% of the total estimate.
    • For programs with private junk (cruise) and/or 5 star hotels, the deposit is represented by 30% of the total estimate.
    • Tonkin-Travel carries out the booking process upon receipt of the deposit. Confirmation of these reservations is sent to customer within 10 days via email

    Nature of travel

    This trip is private. That implies:

    • You will be escorted by a private guide and driver. This approach guarantees a smooth trip with fewer organizational constraints.
    • You will be the master of your trip. We guarantee flexibility in organizing visits at your request.
    • Our services will be personalized according to your desires. Thus the proposals in this package are not fixed and you can bring suggest all the desired changes.
    • You receive individualized care: ample food, organizing small events (anniversary, honeymoon, etc.), targeted information, followed necessary modifications, etc.

    Accommodation

    • Accommodation is an important expenditure of your trip. When you choose a luxury trip for example, the accommodation can represent three quarters of the price. Thus, your choice of hotels is closely related to your budget.
    • Tonkin-Travel has negotiated rates with a wide range of hotels from 2 to 5 stars.
    • In some places you will have the option to choose ‘home-stay’. Although this provides less comfort that a hotel it is a truly authentic experience and highly recommended for at least one night of your journey.

    Transport

    All transfers during your trip are covered by private vehicle with driver, unless otherwise indicated in our offer. We ensure that our vehicles are new and comfortable. Fuel, tolls, accommodation, compensation and the driver are included in our offer. Only gratuities are not included and are at your discretion.

    The size of the selected vehicle is based on the number of tour participants according to the following quality standards:

    No. of participants

    2 pax

    3 pax

    From 4 to 7 pax

    From 8 to 14 pax

    From 15 to 20 pax

    Vehicle size

    Car 4-7 seats

    Car 7 or minivan 
    16 seats

    Minivan 16 seats

    Bus 24 seats

    Bus 35 or 45 seats

    Domestic flights

    If your trip includes domestic flights if any, they will be operated by Vietnam Airlines, the largest airline in Vietnam. The fleet consists mainly of Airbus and Boeing. On some short trips, the company operates 72 ATR and some Fokker.

    Rail transport

    Train travel can be offered (particularly between Hanoi-Lao Cai and Hanoi-Hue). Travelling at a speed of 60km/h on average it is not necessarily the fastest but an interesting experience nonetheless.

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