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BURMA'S UNDISCOVERED SOUTH POST TOUR - THE STRAND

The mighty Salween River and Burma’s Southern Land is a region of stunning natural beauty, but decades of restrictions on travel have meant few foreigners have had a chance to see its charms with their own eyes.

We are pleased to present this opportunity to explore the many areas of interest around of Hpa An, the Salween River, Moulmein and Pegu after flying from Kawthaung following your voyage on the Andaman Explorer to the beautiful undiscovered Mergui archipelago.

DAY 1

KAWTHAUNG – RANGOON

Transfer to Kawthaung airport and fly to Rangoon. Transfer to the Shangri La Hotel for 1-night stay on bed and breakfast basis.

DAY 2

RANGOON – GOLDEN ROCK – HAP AN

Depart Rangoon and travel to Kinpun. Here we visit one of Burma’s most sacred sites - the Golden Rock - a giant boulder balanced precariously on the edge of a cliff and covered in gold. Continue to Moulmein for a three-night stay on bed and breakfast basis.

DAY 3

HPA AN

Full day of fascinating explorations in the Hpa-an area including a short boat ride on the Salween River, visit Kyauk Ka Latt Pagoda (also called the Water Lake Monastery), Lumbini Garden at the base of Mount Zwekabin, Saddan Cave Paya and Kawka Thaug Cave used as a working monastery.

DAY 4

MOULMEIN FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING

Moulmein is the fourth largest city of Burma, situated 300 km south east of Rangoon and 70 km south of Thaton, at the mouth of Thanlwin River. Visit some royal monasteries and colonial churches. Mawlamyine was the first capital of British Burma between 1826 and 1852 after the Tanintharyi (Tenassarim) coast, along with Arakan was ceded to Britain under the Treaty of Yandabo at the end of the First Anglo-Burmese War.

DAY 5

PEGU - RANGOON

Pegu was once the capital of the Mon Kingdom and has much of historical interest, including is old wall and moat, many pagodas (the best being ancient Shwemawdaw some 288 feet high and buildings from the British colonial era. Indeed, the British later developed the area into one of the most important rice growing and exporting regions of Burma. We continue to Rangoon where you will be transferred to your chosen onward hotel.

Sule Shangri-La Hotel, Yangon

Well located in the center of Yangon and yet only 10 minutes drive from Shwedagon Pagoda, the elegant Sule Shangri-La Hotel is the perfect base for your pre or post stay in Yangon.

Public facilities include

2 restaurants, a lounge, bar, pool, free and fast WI-FI and gift shop. The spacious, air-conditioned and comfortable deluxe rooms include private bathroom with bathtub, satellite TV, mini-bar, hair dryer, iron, safe, writing desk and tea/coffee making facilities.

223 Sule Pagoda Road, GPO Box 888, Yangon, Myanmar

Tel: +95 1 242 828

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Moulmein Strand

Also called the Mawlamyaing Strand, this hotel is situated on the banks of the Thanlwin River with beautiful views of the sunset at Lower Main Road and Strand Road. The hotel is the best option in Moulmein. Facilities include satellite TV, hot and cold showers, air conditioning and wifi.

No.73, Shwe Bon Tha Street (Low block), Pabaedan Township, Yangon.

Tel: Tel: 01-385467
09-73156162

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Rates include

Domestic flight from Kawthaung to Rangoon, all transfers, travel and excursions as described, 3-night stay at the Moulmein Strand (or similar) on a bed and breakfast basis, 1-night stay at 5* Shangri La Hotel, Rangoon, services of an English speaking tour guide on days 2-5.

Rates exclude

International flights, visas, travel insurance, all tips, drinks and items of a personal nature.

Price per traveller in USD

Accommodation Type Price per Traveller
Sharing (2 Pax) US$1395.00
Single (1 Pax) US$1995.00