Myanmar

5-Day Myeik Islands Unveiled

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Tour type

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: 5 Days

Spanish, Russian, German, English, French    Yangon, Myeik, Dawei

tour highlights

  • Discover one of the most unknown cites in Myanmar; Myeik and Dawei
  • Explore the beautiful unspoiled beaches of Southern Myanmar
  • Observe the daily lives of the rural community and the local workshops

tour details

After 50 years of isolation, the southern part of Myanmar is opening up slowly. The lively capital Dawei and the fishing town Myeik haven’t changed much since the countries opening. Immerse in the long lasting history and picturesque buildings from the colonial times whilst mindfully enjoying the beautiful untouched beaches of Southern Myanmar.

Why choose this tour?

  • Discovering the hidden gems in Myeik, Dawei and Mergui Archipelago with its stunning untouched islands
  • Observing the rural life patterns of people inhibiting along the bay of Thanintharyi region
Arrive by airplane from Yangon. After check in, explore Myeik, which is one of the biggest fishing towns in Myanmar. Learn about its incredibly interesting history. Already in the early 17th century, the East Indian Trading Company were unloading their ships at the ports of Myeik, hometown of the biggest fishing industry. Visit a softshell crab and a lobster farm to see a glimpse of the local ways of life. Proceed to a wooden ship builidng yard where you will see the workers make the boats in traditional way.
After a stroll through the old colonial quarter, visit the Royal Pearl trading shop which has been owned by the same family for over 150 years. You will have a chance to learn about the pearl industry and how difficult it is to cultivate them. Enjoy a fabulous sunset over the Mergui Archipelago from the Thein Daw Gyi Pagoda.
Accommodation at Eain Daw Phyu Hotel (Deluxe Room) or similar, Myeik.
After breakfast, start your discovery of the Mergui Archipelago. Depart from Seik Nge Jetty (Main Jetty) in Myeik and observe the daily life of the fishermen during a short visit of one of the villages along the way. After about 2-hours cruise along pristine waters, reach an inhabitant beach with snorkeling possibility. Now it is time to relax and kick back. Go for a snorkel in clear waters or just enjoy in the shade on the beach or float in the ocean or just play on the beach. Packed Lunch will be served on the beach together with fresh fruits and cold drinks. Enjoy the beach and forget about the outside world. Return back to Myeik in the afternoon.
Accommodation at Eain Daw Phyu Hotel (Deluxe Room) or similar, Myeik.
After breakfast, leave your hotel for Dawei. These 230 km of road have been closed for foreigners for a long time. In past, even locals needed a permit to pass that road, plane and ferry boats were the only way of transport. Take the old ferry crossing just outside of Myeik to connect with the daily life of the people. Lunch along the way in a clean local restaurant. Our drive takes us through tiny villages. Stop every now and then to discover the daily lives of the rural community. One village is named eat no rice, what history is behind this scurrile name that you will find out on your way.
Dawei is the capital of Tanintharyi division in the south of the Myanmar, formerly known as Tavoy. Dawei was one of the first cities, where the English settled after the 1st Anglo-Burmese in 1826. As a result, the town has a long lasting history and picturesque buildings from the colonial times. Check into your hotel for refreshments. If time permitted, you might want to visit the Tanintharyi Regional Museum. The museum displays a collection of bronze coins, vase's, portraits and large wooden ancient Buddha images as well as the history of Moken (Sea Gypsy People). Otherwise, take a nearby walk along the bank of Dawei river.
Accommodation at Hotel Dawei (Superior Room) or similar, Dawei
Today, you will have a look around to get a picture of Dawei's daily life and famous sights. A family owned cashew nut business with its ever smiling workers will show you how much work it is to peel one nut. How people can make a living in Dawei is the question you might want to ask on the way to San Maria Beach. Most of the farming nowadays is rubber plantation. Beside the rubber trees, there is another big industry, dried fish. Everywhere in Tanintharyi Division you can find beetle nut trees. They even export the beetle nuts to India.
You will have lunch in front of Myaw Yit Pagoda, connected by a bridge with the main land. Afterwards, you can go for a swim or simple stroll along San Maria Beach. Be not surprised if you are the only one for the day at the beach as mass tourism is still far away. On the way back, stop at hot springs having 60'b0 C to wash the salt of.
In the late afternoon, step on the well-known Maung Ma Gan Beach. Enjoy the relaxed and uncrowded beach atmosphere with a sun downer and a delicious seafood dinner. Return to your hotel after a fabulous sunset.
Accommodation at Hotel Dawei (Superior Room) or similar, Dawei or Maung Ma Gan Beach
Breakfast at your hotel. If there is enough time until your departure, you are taking a stroll to the busy main market and do some souvenir shopping. You will have a closer look at the traditional medicine, which until is widely used. The tiny clay pottery village just 5 minutes from our hotel produces everything, which is in need. Enjoy the atmosphere of the town while walking around to the sites. Transfer to airport and fly back to Yangon.

customise the tour

  • Combine with Kawthaung excursions
  • Purchase local products for souvenirs
  • Unlimited photos opportunity throughout the trip

includes

  • Transfers and sightseeing services with private (sometimes non air-conditioned) car/bus in Myeik and Dawei
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B=Breakfast and L=Lunch)
  • All entrance fees for the places as mentioned in the programme
  • Transfers and tours with English-speaking throughout guide from Yangon
  • Life Jacket and Snorkeling Gear (no fins)
  • Service charges, room tax and baggage handling
  • Accommodation at hotels as above mentioned or similar
  • Filtered drinking water and wet towels during the tour

excludes

  • Domestic airfare (Yangon-Myeik, Dawei-Yangon)
  • Myanmar visa fee
  • Surcharges for langauge throughout guide
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Drinks with meals
  • Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking
  • Peak season in general is between 15 December to 15 January and 13-17 April
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme
  • Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness)

notes

  • Hotel prices for packages are quoted bases on hotels as mentioned or similar. Higher or lower categories can be requested and the price will be adjusted. The hotels featured in the package tour are subject to availabilities at the time of booking.
  • Meals at respective hotels are also included in the hotel prices if the itineraries mention lunch or dinner at hotel.
  • Additional charges during Festive Season: Christmas, New Year and the Water festival period may apply.
  • Supplements for compulsory Gala Dinners will be advised at the time of booking.
  • All hotels have special booking and deposit conditions and will be indicated at the time of booking. Nonrefundable deposits may be required.
  • Domestic airfares are quoted separately and subject to change in case of increases imposed by the airlines (ie. taxes, fuel costs, etc.).
  • There are 8 different airlines operating on the domestic route in Myanmar. Each company has slight different airfares and this pricelist is based on average airfare. Diethelm Travel will book the most convenient and direct routing. The final price can be confirmed once the tickets are booked and issued depending on available booking class and seat availability.


    Important Notes:
  • The Mergui Archipelago will be a joint tour with other customers. Program might change on tide and weather conditions.
  • The itinerary is subject to changes depending on road conditions, domestic flight timing, weather conditions and availability of rooms. A supplement may occur and apply in case for changes.
  • The regions of Southern Myanmar are still undeveloped and limited infrastructure for tourism in various ways which may affects service's level. This tour will be new venture destinations and adventure tour. We will endeavor to obtain the best available accommodations, transport and facilities for the clients. We do request their understanding for any practical aspects which won't reach up to expectation and for delays or changes that may occur in the itinerary.
  • We reserve the right to change and reroute the itinerary without prior notice, due to unforeseen circumstances that may occur and arise.





Tour code: PKGMIUVB

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