Capturing the Fading Faces and minority Ethnic Tribes

Departure Date

Every Monday


Tour Name Destinations Tour Period
Capturing the Fading Faces and minority Ethnic Tribes Yangon – Sittwe – Mrauk U – Chin Village (Tattoo Face Women) – Hpa An – Kyai Htee Yoe – Kyaing Tong – Wan Nyet – Loimwe – Yangon 15 Days 14 Nights

Trip Highlights

Wonderful Shwedagon Pagoda, Ancient Temples of Kingdoms Mrauk-U, excursion trip to Chin Village, observing the life style of Chin Ethnic and see the amazing tattooed faces of Chin Ladies, explore the famous caves in Hpa An, visit Kyaik Htee Yoe Pagoda, visit to Maha Myat Muni Buddha Image, housing Mandalay Style Buddha image in Kyaing Tong, Akha centre village , Sunset on the One tree Hill where a lone, 245 years old Kanyin-byu (Diptero carpus Spp) tree stands, the pottery villageYan Gone” to observe the handicraft earthen pots of shan tribe, explore to shan villages and enjoy the daily lives and magnificent view of the area.

Day 1: Arrival Yangon
Day 2: Yangon – Flight to Sittwe – Mrauk U
Day 3: Mrauk U
Day 4: Mrauk U – Explore to Chin Village
Day 5: Mrauk U – Sittwe
Day 6: Sittwe – Flight to Yangon – Drive to Kyaik Hto
Day 7: Kyaik Hto – Drive to Hpa-an
Day 8: Hpa-an
Day 9: Hpa-an – Drive to Kyaik Htee Yoe
Day 10: Kyaik Htee Yoe – Drive back to Yangon
Day 11: Yangon – Flight to Kyaing Tong
Day 12: Kyaing Ton – Wan Nyet Village
Day 13: Kyaing Ton – Loimwe
Day 14: Kyaing Ton – Flight to Yangon
Day 15: Yangon Departure

Tour Overview

Day 1

Arrival Yangon – Sightseeing

On arrival at Yangon international airport, welcome by our experience tour guide and transfer to hotel for check-in. Your sightseeing begins by visiting: Sule pagoda which is in the heart of downtown Yangon. Then, take photo and walk around the city hall, Mahabandoola park with independence monument, the interesting historical building of government and other remarkable colonial style building, Hight court, Botahtaung pagoda: a famous landmark on Yangon’s water front. At the end of the day, proceed to old magnificent Shwedagon pagoda; the land mark of Myanmar, sheathed in 11 tons of pure gold and 4350 diamonds weighing 1800 carats. Enjoy the beautiful sunset at Shwedagon pagoda. Dinner at restaurant and overnight at Yangon. (Meal – Lunch / Dinner)
Day 2

Yangon – Flight to Sittwe – drive to Mrauk U

After breakfast at Hotel, transfer to Yangon Airport and fly to Sittwe. Then, continue drive to Mrauk U. Overnight at Mrauk U. (Meal – Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner)
Day 03

Mrauk U – Sightseeing

After breakfast, start the sightseeing, first visit to Shitthaung Temple (84,000 of Buddha’s relics with the same number of Buddha Images are enshrined), Htukkanthein Temple (is well-known for the stone sculptures), Andawthein Pagoda ( the central tower of the Shrine contains the tooth-relic of Buddha obtained from Sri Lanka), Lay Myat Hnar Temple (four-sided temple), Ratana Pon Pagoda (is pure Arakanese design, the impressive, massive monument is without decorative elements or ornamentation) and Laung Ban Pyauk Pagoda (the outer surface of which is decorated with flower patterns made of glazed tiles). Overnight at Hotel. (Meal – Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner)
Day 04

Mrauk U – Excursion Trip to Chin Village

After breakfast, start excursion trip to Chin Village by boat along the Lay Myo River (can observe the lifestyle of Chin Ethnic and see the amazing tattooed faces of Chin Ladies), return to Mrauk U and visit to Koethaung Temple (Temple of 90000 Buddha Images), Bandoola Monastery to see the Sanda Muni Buddha Image. Overnight at Hotel. (Meal – Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner)
Day 05

Mrauk U – Sittwe

After breakfast, drive back to Sittwe. On the way, visit to Vasali Buddha Image, Maha Muni Pagoda (Kyauk Taw) and Kyauk Taw Mountain. Arrival Sittwe and transfer to your hotel. Then, start the Sittwe Sightseeing. First visit to Lawkananda Pagoda and Sakyamuni Pagoda, Payagyi Temple, Sittwe Market and proceed to View Point to enjoy the beautiful sunset. Overnight at Sittwe. Overnight at Sittwe. (Meal – Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner)
Day 06

Sittwe – Yangon – Kyeik Hto (flight) & (Car)

After breakfast at Hotel, transfer to Sittwe Airport and fly back to Yangon. Then, drive to Kyeik Hto and overnight at Kyeik Hto. (Meal – Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner)
Day 07

Kyeik Hto – Hpa An

After breakfast at Hotel, drive to Hpa-an and start the sightseeing. First visit to Saddan Cave (can take a boat other side of the cave), Kaw Ka Taung Cave (there’s a long row of stone monks outside the compound, and lots of Buddhas inside. Swimming Area is here) and proceed to Shwe Yin Myaw Pagoda to enjoy the beautiful sunset. Overnight at Hotel. (Meal – Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner)
Day 08

Hpa An

After breakfast at hotel, first visit to Lonmani Garden and Mount Zwegabin, Kyauk Kalap (set on top of an unusual rock formation in the middle of a lake), Kaw Kon Cave (famous for its thousands of tiny clay buddhas and carvings plastered all over the walls and roof of this open cavern) and proceed to Ya the Pyan Cave (Hermit Cave). Overnight at Hpa-an. (Meal – Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner)
Day 09

Hpa An – Kyaik Htee Yo (Golden Rock)

After breakfast at Hotel, drive to Kyaik Htee Yo (Golden Rock) (driving hour about 3hr/ 146km). On the way visit Bayinnyinaung Cave, can take hot water spring. And then drive to Kyaik Htee Yoe (Golden Rock) by Car. Kyaik Htee Yoe Pagoda also known as Golden Rock is a well-known Buddhist pilgrimage site in Mon State. It is a small pagoda (7.3 meters) built on the top of a granite boulder covered with gold leaves pasted on by devotees. The rock and the pagoda are at the top of Mt. Kyaik Htee Yoe. First arrive to the Kinpun base camp which takes 4-5-hour drive from Yangon. From base camp, proceed to the summit by local open truck. Check in hotel and then visit Kyaik Htee Yoe Pagoda, enjoy the panoramic view at this important pilgrimage site. Dinner and overnight at Kyaik Htee Yoe. (Meal – Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner)
Day 10

Kyaik Htee Yo (Golden Rock) – Drive back to Yangon

Early sunrise time, strolling around the hill sites and return to hotel and breakfast there. After lunch at Kyaik Htee Yoe, go back to base camp from the hill. And then drive back to Yangon. Overnight at Yangon. (Meal – Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner)
Day 11

Yangon – Kyaing Tong (Flight)

After breakfast, transfer to Yangon Airport and fly to Kyaing Tong. On arrival welcome by our local English speaking tour guide and transfer to Private Hotel. Sightseeing in Kyaing Tong starts with Maha Myat Muni Pagoda, housing Mandalay Style Buddha image. Proceed to Shan Lacquer ware. Tourists who are fond of lacquer ware can purchase desirable lacquer ware of high quality. Then visit Standing Buddha image, (the place where Kyaing Tong was founded about one thousand years ago), Hot spa, Akha centre village and R.C.M church. Sunset on the One tree Hill where a lone, 245 years old Kanyin-byu (Diptero carpus Spp) tree stands. The tree was planted by Alaungmintaya, the founder of Third Myanmar Empire. And then come back to the pottery village "Yan Gone" to observe the handicraft earthen pots of shan tribe. Overnight at Hotel. (Meal – Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner)
Day 12

Kyaing Tone – Wan Nyet

After breakfast at Hotel, full day excursion to Lwe tribe villages. Drive appr. 2hrs on the road to Maila, a border town at the Chinese Border. From there it will take a ½ hours hike to Wan Nyet village, one of the Loi tribe villages. The Loi preferring to live in huge long houses, including at least 5 families. Before visiting the Loi, there is an old monastery, a very beautiful one and very different form the other monasteries. One hour from there is another Loi village (Wan Seng). Scenery is beautiful and hiking is not difficult. Return to Kyaing Ton appr. At 17:00. Overnight a Hotel. (Meal – Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner)
Day 13

Kyaing Tong – Loimwe

After breakfast drive to loimwe (appr. 2 hours’ drive) 33km away from kyaingeTong. Loimwe which literally translated means “misty mountain” is at an altitude of over 1600 meters above sea level. It commands a magnificent view of the surrounding area and enjoys a temperate climate. Once an outpost of the British there remain many Colonial buildings and a Catholic Church. The main attraction along the way is the scenery on the ascent to Loimwe, which passes though forests, terraced rice fields. On the way to Loimwe you will have several stops to visit different villages. Wan lun Shan villages, walk and explore the native village life, Ho Lup Akha village where you can see the traditional Akha tribes with their colorful dresses, Nang Cho Wa Village and Panwai Lahu village on the left and right side of the road. Late afternoon you will be back in Kyaing Tong. Overnight at Hotel. (Meal – Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner)
Day 14

Kyaing Tong/Yangon (Flight)

After breakfast, transfer to Kyaing Tong Aitport and fly back to Yangon. Then, first visit to Chaukhtatkyi pagoda; houses fourth largest colossal reclining buddha, Handwavy lake, Kabaraye pagoda; is significant for its sixth synod which was hold in its large compound in 1954, Mahapasana cave, Giant marble buddha image and white elephant, Bogyoke market; a shopping market with more than 2000 shops selling all kind of products from the whole Burma. Overnight at Yangon. (Meal – Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner)
Day 15

Yangon Departure

After breakfast at Hotel, transfer to Yangon International Airport and connect to your departure country.

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Tour Fee: USD/PAX

Hotel 1px 2px 3-4 5-8 9-14 15-19 20-24 25-29 30 Single Sup
Budget 1274 883 816 744 706 672 664 653 645 115
Standard 1728 1125 1006 893 827 779 766 752 742 173
Deluxe 1958 1240 1121 1008 942 894 881 867 857 288
Validity from 1st August 2017 to 31st March 2018
Service Include Service Exclude
  • Accommodation with breakfast at twin or double room at Hotel
  • Private air condition Coach
  • Domestic Flight Tickets (RGN – AKY, AKY – RGN, RGN – KET, KET – RGN)
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide
    (Budget = English Station Guide)
    (Standard & Deluxe = English Throughout Guide)
  • Welcome gifts
  • Services not mentioned in our itinerary
  • Visa fee for Myanmar
  • International flight ticket to and from Myanmar
  • Personal expenditure such as tips, laundry, phone calls, drinks etc.
  • Travel Insurance

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