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ANCIENT ARAKAN

Mrauk-U (Mrauk-Oo) is a former kingdom, which had its prime time during 1430-1785. Due to its location in the Bengal Bay, it was a major regional hub, backdoor to Burma and an important port. During the times of prosperity, the kings, ministers and common people built many pagodas and temples. Thanks to that a few hundred years later you’ll find here a huge collection of sacral buildings, which can be out-shined only by Pagan. The temples in Mrauk-U have been constructed from hewn stones instead of mud and bricks. The most important ones are Shite-thaung (The temple of 80,000 images of victory), Htukkanthein temple (Htukkanthein Ordination Hall), Koe-thaung temple (temple of 90,000 images) and Five Mahn pagodas.

It’s worth to combine an excursion to Mrauk-U with a short stay on a nearby Ngapali Beach.

DAY 1

RANGOON - AKYAB - MRAUK-U

Transfer to the airport after lunch for your flight to Akyab (Sittwe). Continue by boat (subject to availability) or car to Sittwe for about 6h through a mesmerising scenery of Arakan State. Dinner & Overnight at Mrauk-U Princess Resort.

DAY 2

MRAUK-U

Visit to the local market, Pisi Phaya, which offers a spectacular view over the temples, city walls with its gates and nearby farms. Explore Koe Thaung temple with its 90,000 Buddha images. Continue to Pharaouk, Mong Khong Shwe Du and Zina Manaung temples. See a traditional fan making place and a take look at the Lakse lake, the moat and water reservoir of the last palace of Mrauk Oo.

DAY 3

MRAUK-U - CHIN VILLAGES - MRAUK-U

Awake early morning to capture a memorable sunrise over the panoramic view of Mrauk U from the top of the hill. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, seeing the sun coming over the hills. Afterwards return to your hotel for breakfast. After that, drive (45 minutes) to the jetty where you embark a small private boat to go upstream Lay Myo River. After nearly 3 hours of upstream cruising, your boat will reach the first chin village where only a few chin ladies with the tattooed faces remain. After the first village, your boat will float up a few miles to visit another village.

In the afternoon return to the resort by boat and car. Spend an afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Mrauk Oo Princess Resort.

DAY 4

MRAUK-U - AKYAB - RANGOON

Take a boat or car back to Akyab (Sittwe). Time permitting visit a local market, monastery and Sittwe. Transfer to Sittwe Airport for your flight back to Rangoon.

Mrauk Oo Princess Resort

Mrauk Oo Princess Resort (MPR) is a simple hotel featuring only 23 bungalows. MPR is the most comfortable accommodation given that Mrauk-U is one of the remotest and least developed areas in Burma. Adventurous spirit is required if you wish to go for this trip.

Mark Oo Princess Resort, Aung Tat Street, Mrauk-Oo, Rakhine State, Burma.

Tel: +95 9 850 0556

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Rates include

Domestic flights Rangoon-Sittwe-Rangoon. All transfers and sightseeing with English-speaking guide and private vehicle/or boat as per itinerary, 3 nights at Mrauk-Oo Princess with breakfast, lunch, dinner, entrance fees as per programme, daily complimentary drinking water.

Rates exclude

International flights to/from Burma, porter fees for all transfers (airports & jetties), personal travel insurance, visa to Burma, meals (lunch/dinner), any expense of a personal nature including but not limited to drinks, laundry, camera fees, phone calls, gratuities, souvenirs, etc. Others not mentioned in the itinerary.

Price per traveller in USD

Accommodation Type Price per Traveller
Sharing (2 Pax) US$1960.00
Single (1 Pax) US$3250.00

Note

  • Check in time to hotel at 1400hrs
  • Check out time from hotel at 1200hrs
  • Early check in and late check out are subject to hotel room availability

* Please note that your hotel will be confirmed after we have received your deposit payment. Prices are subject to change. Hotel subject to availability. We will try to offer you an alternate accommodation if the requested hotel would not be available.