16 Days $7150 per person

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Find Paradise in Myanmar

The Mergui Archipelago off the southern coast of Myanmar, is one of the worlds untouched gems, a piece of paradise in a far-too-busy world. With its 800 islands and peopled by the Moken, or sea gypsies, the archipelago is only accessible by boats requiring special permission from the authorities.

Join Myths and Mountains President, Dr. Antonia Neubauer on a one-of-a-kind 7-day trip aboard the Pandaw* snorkeling the blue waters off of tiny islands, visiting the homes of sea gypsies and learning about their culture and way of life, kayaking in Myanmar’s only marine national park and to secret lagoons, and wandering one of the key port towns to see apartments dedicated to bird’s nests rather than people, discover the pearl industry, see fishing ships being built and try some delicious sea food.

But that is not all! Beginning in Yangon, before heading down to the sea, this unique trip spends 8 days exploring some of Southern Myanmar’s most awe-inspiring places. You visit Kyaikthiyo, the Golden Rock, perched precariously on the edge of a cliff, topped by a gleaming pagoda and a “must stop” for pilgrims from all over the country. Then, it is on to Hpa An with its amazing limestone caves, intriguing Mon and Kayin villages and unique weavings. And, just before heading to the Mergui Archipelago, you wander through the town of Mawlamyaing or Moulmein, made famous in George Orwell’s “Shooting an Elephant.”


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Trip Dates & Pricing
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October 19, 2020 - November 3, 2020

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Land Cost: Starting At $7150 per person*

*Based on 4-6 People (excluding international air)

Activities

Trip Overview
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Day 1

Arrive Yangon. Sunset candle lighting at Shwedagon. Dinner at House of Memories.

Day 2

Yangon touring: Train ride. Hledon Market and train back. Visit Sule and walking tour of colonial buildings. River Gallery, Scotts Market.

Day 3

Meet the locals – Meditation Center, other locals and end with Htwe Oo Puppet show.

Day 4

Drive Kyaikthiyo via Bago and take truck up.

Day 5

AM in Kyaikthiyo and drive Hpa An, stopping at caves on the way.

Day 6

Visit Hpa An and Kayin Villages.

Day 7

Boat to Mawlamyaing

Day 8

Tour Mawlamyaing

Day 9

Drive Dawei. Possible visit to cheroot factory and weavers. Evening visit to temple.

Day 10

Tour Dawei beaches and pagodas

Day 11

Fly Kawthaung and boat to Wa Ale in the Mergui Archipelago.

Day 12

Wa Ale Activities

Day 13

Wa Ale Activities

Day 14

Wa Ale Activities

Day 15

Return to Kawthaung and fly Yangon. Day room until time to fly home and car available.

Day 16

Dock at Kawthaung. Fly Yangon. Depart Yangon.

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