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The Lost City of Mrauk U, Myanmar: 4 Days/3 Nights

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 4 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 16 people
Destination(s): Myanmar  
Specialty Categories: Archeology/History   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 720 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 980 US Dollar (USD)

Destinations to visit: Yangon - Sittwe - Mrauk U - Sittwe - Yangon. In 1431, King Min Saw Mon established Mrauk U as the capital of the last unified Arakanese Kingdom. An important trading port with links to Portugal, the Netherlands, Arabia, Persia and India, the city eventually reached a size of 120,000 in the mid sixteenth century. The city offers the visitor many chances to study the cultural and a proud heritage handed down to the present day Rakhine generation by their forefathers. Mrauk U can rightfully be claimed as the "Open-air Museum" of the arts and culture of the people of Rakhine.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Yangon - Sittwe.

Travel from Yangon to Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine state. Here you will explore a city with a mixture of Indian and Southeast Asian influences by the Bay of Bengal. Marvel at the many varieties of fish sold at the lively fish market and deepen your understanding of Rakhine culture at the Cultural Museum. Overnight at Noble Hotel in Sittwe. Includes: (L), (D).

Day 2: Sittwe - Mrauk U.

Following breakfast, cruise upstream along Kaladan River to Mrauk U, a major archaeological site in Myanmar. Arriving in Mrauk U at midday, you will witness the former grandeur of this ancient town, famed as Myanmar's second eminent temple site after Bagan. During your tour visit the Koethaung Temple, Pitakataik Library, Laungbanpyauk Pagoda, Yadana Mannaung and Sakaya Mannaung Pagodas. Overnight at Mrauk Oo Princess in Mrauk U. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 3: Mrauk U.

Today, after enjoying the sunrise over the misty hills of Mrauk U, visit the market for a chance to experience the local lifestyle. Then explore the ruins of the Royal Palace and Archaeological Museum and the fantastic art work at Mrauk U's most significant monument - Shitthaung Temple. Further your understanding of Mrauk U's history by exploring the unique stone carvings in Andawthein Ordination Hall, the circular Ratanabon Pagoda, the huge fortress-like temple of Dukkhanthein and the pagoda at Laymyetnha. Overnight at Mrauk Oo Princess in Mrauk U. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 4: Mrauk U - Sittwe - Yangon. Today, we will head back to Sittwe on a ferry speedboat (or chartered local boat) along the Kaladan River. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in Sittwe before transferring to Sittwe Airport for your flight to Yangon. Includes: (B), (L).

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 3 nights accommodation on half twin room basis with daily breakfast
- Service of an English-speaking guide throughout the trip (from Yangon to Yangon)
- Meals as mentioned
- All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles where available with drivers
- Fees for local chartered boat from Sittwe - Mrauk U
- Fees for local ferry speedboat from Mrauk U - Sittwe (or local chartered boat)
- Entrance fees for visits mentioned.

Price Excludes:
- Domestic flights RGN-AKY-RGN including insurance surcharges & current fuel surcharge
- International ticket to/from Yangon
- Drinks and personal expenses
- Tips for porters at the hotels
- Other services not clearly indicated in the Inclusion Package above.

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