Ride On Hidden Mrauk U
Tour Code: TRM-MBA-03
Duration: 5 Days 4 Nights
Destinations: Sittwe-Mrauk U-Betel nut palm tree farms – Chin village - Sittwe
Recommended Season: From October to April
Price: Upon request
Day 1 : Yangon-Sittwe-Marauk-U by car
Upon arrival at Sittwe airport by flight, warmly welcome by Road To Mrauk-U Travels & Tours and drive to the last royal capital of Rakhine Kingdom, Mrauk-U by car for 3 hours (148km). It is very wonderful to visit Rakhine Traditional Longyi weaving center, Guwa Buddha images in a rocky cave and Mahamuni lord Buddha image on the way to Mrauk U. In evening arrive at Mrauk U and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Mrauk-U.
Day 2 : Exploring Mrauk U by bike. Cycling about 30 km
Sunrise of Mrauk U is one of the best place to shot landscape photos. You will be picked up from your hotel in early morning by your guide and ride to break the day light at the dawn time from vantage of Takywat Sayar hill. Enjoy your memorable sunrise from there.
Then enjoy your breakfast Rakhine Monti rice noddle with fish soup at the local tea shop. After refreshing at your hotel, set off to discover the Hidden Treasure of Mrauk U by cycling across city center of Mrauk U market, the temples, city walls, Letsekan lake, gate, home cottage industry of palm leaf fan production. Your lunch will be served at the local restaurant with Rakhine cuisine. After lunch, taking a break for a while at the hotel.
In the afternoon, touring the temples by cycling in a easy riding to visit the main temples of Shithaung temple, known as 80000 Buddha images enshrined, built in 1535 with sand stone, looks like fortress with interior tunnel and stone carving relief, the adjacent Andaw Thein temple and proceed to Htukan Thein Temple & Lay Myat Hnar). Take a photo panoramic of temples by the Laymyatnhar temple. Enjoy the sunset from a vantage point hill to enjoy the very unforgettable sunset and back to your hotel. Overnight in Mrauk-U.
3. Bike & Boat Adventure tour to Betel Nut Farm villages Cycling 23 km
Set off to bike to explore off road ride to the Huge Betel nut palm gardening farm across the bustling Mrauk U out skirt villages and enjoy cycling along the off the beaten road. En route visit Portuguese department store which was one of the main trade center during the hey days Arakanese Kingdom. You have an opportunity to visit Khami trip village. After some while visiting proceed to push the pedal of bicycle to Betel nut farming villages. It is very interesting to see the their farm and ways of life which is out of the Mrauk U city as untouched. You will be very impressed how big betel nut palm trees plantation. At the front of village you could see the some girls, ladies come and carry water with water pots from the common water pond. Walk in the village and tracing the tradition of betel chewing as betel nut is one of the role in our Myanmar daily life. It would be very enjoyable cooking and having lunch at the Betel nut palm tree garden. In the afternoon, Hop on your bike to ride then board your bike on the local small boat and touring along the shallow creeks around the Betel nut palms gardens. When you arrive a small village, get out and ride on again to return back Mrauk U with sunset atmosphere.
Day 4: Cycling to Lay Mro river ( Bike & Boat )
It is a wonderful to go Lay Myo Chin villages to see tattooing faces of Chin Ladies as marked for life. Normally tourists visit day return trip from Mrauk U by car & boat. Now we have developed a tour program cycling adventure trip to Lay Mro Chin villages which in pleasant riding on the newly off-road and beautiful landscapes. Set off your bike to challenge cycling from Hotel to Lay Mro river jetty. Boat is waiting to cross the river. Board on your boat and cross the river. Start riding bike along the eastern bank of Lay Mro river though the beautiful greenery seasonal gardens, vegetable cultivation fields, villages such as Let Prat, Grot Chaung, Nyaung Pin Hla until Maw Raw. When we arrive at the head of Maw Raw village, finish morning riding and load bikes on boat. Continuous to tour to Chin village by boat. After visiting Chin village to see an authentic tattooing patterns, break for your lunch Lay Mro river Bamboo House. After lunch visit another Chin village, Pann Paung by boat and from there sailing downstream along Lay Mro river about 2 hours. Then ride back to Mrauk U.
Day 5 : Mrauk-U – Sittwe ( by passenger boat ) - Yangon / Ngapali Beach
Morning breakfast at hotel. Check out from hotel & drive to Mrauk U jetty. Enjoy your trip to Sittwe with passenger boat. The boat will lead you along very beautiful river life. Upon arrive to Sittwe, will pick you up from the jetty and transfer to airport for the flight to Yangon/Ngapali beach.
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Optional trip to extend Ngapali Beach for your leisure at the end of trip is available upon your request.