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MM/RGN/5NSIGN | 4 Night(s) Package

4 Nights Signature Myanmar (Yangon, Mon & Kayin State)


Myanmar is one of the most magical and undiscovered destinations in the world: a golden land of breathtaking beauty and charm that is steeped in fascinating history and traditions.

Inclusion

~ 4 nights hotel accommodations with breakfast.
~ All transfers and transportation by private air-con vehicle as per itinerary.
~ Sightseeing with English speaking guide.
~ Meals and entrance fees as per itinerary.

*** ITINERARY (SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE) ***

DAY 1: YANGON ARRIVAL
Upon Arrival at Yangon International airport, you will be welcomed by the guide who will pick you up to the hotel. Around 16:00, transfer to Shwedagon Pagoda for your evening sightseeing.

The Magic of 1000 Oil Lamps - KMM-YGN-026 - evening
In the evening, leave from hotel for an evening visit to the illuminated Shwedagon pagoda – a magic and mystical moment at a time it’s not very busy on the main platform. Your guide will explain to you the history of the pagoda for a deeper insight in the Buddhist religion and how the spiritual belief is mixed with the belief in nats – the Myanmar spirits.

Participate in Mee Htun Bwe, a special ceremony of offerings to Buddha in hopes of receiving wisdom and enlightenment. You will assist in lighting 1000 oil lamps on the platform surrounding the Shwedagon pagoda.

Overnight at Chatrium Hotel – Deluxe City View or similar

DAY 2: YANGON - GOLDEN ROCK (BREAKFAST)
Breakfast at the hotel.

Leave around 08:30 from your hotel in Yangon by private car and guide to visit (optional) after an hour the war cemetery in Taukkyan in commemoration of the thousands Allied soldiers from the British Commonwealth in Myanmar.

On arrival in Kyaiktiyo basecamp we leave the main luggage behind in the car and take bags to go up the hill by trucks serving mainly local pilgrims.

One of the most important pilgrimage sites for Myanmar Buddhist and maybe one of the strangest (or unbelievable) sites for foreign tourist: the Golden Rock (Kyaiktiyo Pagoda). A big rock with a small pagoda built on top of it, is balancing on the edge of a mountain and looks as if it could tumble into the ravine below at any moment (luckily some hairs of Buddha precisely placed in the pagoda prevent the rock from falling). The site can be reached by a truck ride on an open truck, after a short walk (1.5 hours) or a long walk (about 7 hours) and apparently taking the long route for 3 times in a lifetime will bring good luck. Surrounding the Golden Rock are numerous local teashops, rest places and monasteries as well as local souvenir shops (many of them offering traditional Myanmar medicine made off indigenous animals found by Kayin hunters living in the jungle in this region).

Spend the afternoon on the platform, then we go down to Kin Pun basecamp by trucks where we meet the driver and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight at Golden Sunrise Hotel - Deluxe or similar

DAY 3: GOLDEN ROCK - HAP AN (BREAKFAST, LUNCH)
Breakfast at the hotel.

We will meet our driver and transfer early in the morning (07:00) to Hpa An.

The more remote areas of Mon State and Kayin State are undiscovered areas of Myanmar offering spectacular nature and intriguing tribal culture dating back for many, many centuries in the history of South East Asia. The Mon are believed to be one of the first civilisations in this part of the world. Although their kingdom was lost to the Bagan king in the 11th century, their rich culture can be still be seen in daily life with their specific sarongs, traditional food, language and music instruments. The Kayin (also known as Karen) are one of the indigenous tribes of the jungle known for their traditional boxing skill and their state offer beautiful natural scenes with traditional villages and waterways surrounded by spectacular lime stone mountains. A tribe with its separate language and traditions, whose origins are still very much unknown to scientists until this day.

Kayaking, Kayin village walk and a cave – KMM-HPA-001 – Full day
Be prepared for a soft adventure day with a lot of activities and impression to experience real Kayin life style. We start the day by small kayaks to go for a leisurely trip through the paddy fields for half an hour or so. If you don’t feel like paddling yourself, let us know and we arrange a local Kayin man to paddle for you.

We leave the kayaks behind and continue on foot through the forest visiting Kayin villages for a leisurely walk of about an hour. The Kayin community we visit, wears traditional clothes and are all vegetarian. A home cooked lunch is being served by the local host. We walk back and kayak to the starting point and continue to explore the famous Saddar cave.

A great trip to get a feel for the real Kayin life in the jungle.

Attention: as the creeks in this rural part are quite shallow we use small kayaks to travel around which means that you could get wet – slippers, shorts and a t-shirt are recommended. It’s possible to shorten the village walk.

Khiri wants to support local communities and therefore we decide to have the tour accompanied by local people who have limited English skills but love their area and will lead you though their community with pride.

Overnight at Keinnara Hpa An – Kayin Cottage or similar

DAY 4: HAP AN - PRIVATE CRUISE ON THANLWIN RIVER (BREAKFAST, LUNCH)

Breakfast at the hotel.

We board a private boat for a cruise over the Thanlwin (Salween) River – one of the longest rivers in Myanmar ending in Mon State. As the river is quite narrow we have fantastic views on the river banks, a highlight of the trip through this part of Myanmar. We stop in Pa Lin village for a walk around this local community with Kayin, Shan, Mon, Bamar and PaO people.

Continue by boat on the river and stop at a small jetty at U Na Auk village from where we take a tuk-tuk to visit the amazing carvings and decorations or the temples and ordination hall donated to the village by Mr Na Auk.

Mr Na Auk was a Mon trader, living in this area in the British period and he was famous for his intelligence to trade and win from the big British companies and has been a symbol of being patriotic, have a good trading sense and be kind to his fellow country man. In modern schoolbooks his story is taught and everybody in the country knows his name and stories how he offered free transportation for the local people in his area, offered food and managed to compete with the British traders.

On arrival in the colonial city Mawlamyine we visit a local house where a home cooked lunch of Mon specialities is served.

In the afternoon we visit the Mon Museum which has some interesting displays to show the rich Mon culture. We walk around the area with impressive buildings from the colonial times when writers like Orwell and Kipling where living in this city and visit the first Baptist church.

One of the highlights of the trip to Mon State is a visit the Seindon Mibaya Monastery.

The last king of Myanmar, at the palace in Mandalay, came to power by killing many of the rival heirs to the throne at the end of the 19th century. Queen Seindon escaped and moved to what was called Moulmein in that period and became a Buddhist nun till her death (her tomb is in the compound in one of the nunneries). She built the Seindon Mibaya Monastery in Mawlamyine which is very fine example of architecture in the original Mandalay palace and has magnificent woodcarvings and other decorations. It’s a monastery so beautiful that one could actually call it a museum.

Return at the end of the day to Hpa An (1 hour drive).

Arrive around 17:00 in Hpa An and experience a spectacular sight as hundreds of thousands of bats fly out of the cave every day before sunset to go and find water and food. An amazing performance by nature nearby one of the Kayin State caves. Continue by car to the hotel.

Overnight at Keinnara Hpa An – Kayin Cottage or similar

DAY 5: HAP AN - BAGO - YANGON (BREAKFAST)

Breakfast at the hotel.

We drive today back to Yangon passing through the rural villages and towns of Mon and Kayin State.

Just after leaving Hpa An visit Kawgun cave. The artwork of clay Buddha statues dates back from the 7th century, the period of the Mon kingdom.

After about 4 hours we stop for a visit of the former Royal palace in Bago.

From Bago we continue driving to Yangon for your departure.

NOTE: Please book flight departing after 4PM for departure on the same day.

Additional Information / Supplement

(Subject to change without prior notice)
** HONEYMOONERS (Proof of marriage is required at time of reservations) **
NOT applicable

** PRICE PER PERSON IN SGD$ **


Important Notes


~ Valid for travel to be completed by 31 Mar 20.
~ Airfare is NOT included in this package.
~ Confirmation is subject to room and seats availability.
~ Strict cancellation policy apply once booking is confirmed.
~ Price for child is valid when sharing with 2 adults using existing bedding.
~ Visa might be required for most nationalities, please check for details.
~ Payment may be made in Singapore Dollars by cash, NETS, cheques or Visa/Mastercard only.
~ Due to fluctuation on currency exchange, prices are subject to change without prior notice.


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Above prices quoted exclude the following surcharges which will be collected upon confirmation of package:
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Room Type 4 Nights Signature Myanmar (Yangon, Mon & Kayin State)
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2019-04-01 ~ 2019-09-30
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Additional Information / Supplement

(Subject to change without prior notice)
** HONEYMOONERS (Proof of marriage is required at time of reservations) **
NOT applicable

** PRICE PER PERSON IN SGD$ **