- River Cruise Extension - Undiscovered Burma's South - Strand Moulmein
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Burma’s South is one of the most interesting and picturesque areas of the country. Since the government’s permissions to visit are no longer required only since 2013, Karen & Mon states are still not touched by mass tourism. This programme will introduce you to all the major attractions of the area including, but not limited to the Golden Rock, Hpa-an caves and colonial Moulmein.



Depart Rangoon, visit Htaukkyant Allied War Cemetery 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 Moumlein for a four-night stay on bed and breakfast basis.



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.



Drive to a moving Thanbyuzayat Cemetery, where more than 3,000 allied servicemen are buried. Take a look at the western terminus of the Thailand–Burma Railway linking up with the pre-war coastal railway between Ye and Rangoon. In the afternoon visit Moulmein, the setting of George Orwell's famous 1936 memoir Shooting an Elephant. Visit some royal monasteries and colonial churches.



Today we explore the beautiful Hpa-An area including the morning market. We continue to Kawgun cave whose rock face is decorated with many images of Buddha dating back to the 15th century A.D. Hanthawaddy period. Enjoy a walking tour of the scenic countryside and visit Shwe Yin Myaw Pagoda.



Drive to Rangoon via Pegu - a very important Burmese trading town still unspoiled by mass tourism. Visit a local market, some pagodas and monasteries before coming to Sule Shangri-La Hotel for overnight.



Transfer to Pandaw ship or the airport.

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

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Rates include

All transfers and sightseeing with English-speaking guide and private vehicle as per itinerary, four nights at Moulmein Strand with breakfast or similar, 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$1675.00
Single (1 Pax) US$3025.00


  • 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.