|Destinations||Kawthaung – flight to Myeik – overland trip to Dawei via Palaw town – Maungmagan Beach visit|
|Durations||7 Days 6 Nights|
|Transportations||Private Car SUV or Touring Minivan, domestic flight, local wooden boat|
|Program||Border cross from Kawthaung – flight to Myeik, local wooden boat visit to Phataw Phatet islands – overland trip to Dawei via Palaw town, private car visit to Maungmagan Beach - guided tour sightseeing to the major sites and famous places|
On arrival in Kawthaung, you will be welcomed by our representative and proceed to your hotel for check in. After refreshments, we will start our sightseeing in this town with bustling market located at waterfront-lined with many teashops, at the strand road area. Kawthaung is the busy border town with charming atmosphere; it is also major gate way for safari trips to hundreds of pristine islands in Mergui Archipelago. Then we will make our visit to the famous pagoda of the town Pyi Taw Aye on the top of the hill overview the town and near islands in Andaman Sea. We can also take a look to the iconic statue of King Bayinnaung brandishing a sword, stands at the crest of a hill on the cape at Victoria point. In the evening we will drive up to the hill locally known as 555 mountain to enjoy spectacular sunset.
Breakfast will be at the hotel; depend on your flight time, transfer to airport for your flight to Myeik. On arrival in Myeik meet you guide and proceed for your hotel check in. After refreshments we will start our sightseeing in Myeik together with guide. Visit to Royal Pearl workshop which is 150 year-family-owned place we will have chance to learn about the local pearl industry. Continuously, we will visit Theindawgyi Street with old monasteries where local people used to meditate and in the evening we will enjoy the panoramic view and breathtaking sunset over the islands from Phayargyi Pagoda.
Today exploration will start with the biggest fish market in the area hosting the major economic of Myeik. After that we will proceed to riverside wharf where many wooden fishing boats are lying on muddy riverbank, we will be onboard on a private small wooden boat to visit Pahtaw Phatet Islands with big reclining Buddha and local crab farm working place. Continuously we will visit to the ship dockyard area where you will see local style wooden fishing boats maintaining or building all by human workforce. We will head back to Myeik and rest of the evening will be at you free time at leisure; possible to take a leisure walk by the river side road enjoy evening’s play of the sun colors the waterfront beautiful shades of dusk!
After breakfast in the morning we will proceed for one of an adventure overland drive about 155 miles (8 hours) to Dawei. This journey will take you on a narrow, winding and bumpy road condition through the Southern plateau to reach the destination. Once we reach to Palaw, it is almost halfway and we will make rest stop. Palaw is the small town of Dawei ethnic people and famous for local products of fisheries and other local forest crafts in the area. Then we will continue driving to Dawei across beautiful landscape of nature mountains area, green paddy fields, and hidden rural villages along the way; we will have the chance to make short stops to see daily local lifestyles. Arrival in Dawei will be in the late afternoon and we will proceed directly to the hotel for check in and refreshments.
After breakfast, together with guide we will start our sightseeing in the capital of Thanitaryi division Dawei, known as Tavoy in colonial time. The town was one of the first cities settled by the English after the first of the three Anglo-Burmese wars, as result the towns have long history and interesting architecture building of colonial era. We will explore downtown area with beautiful colonial buildings. Stroll through the main busy market of Dawei where local people busy with daily business process; after that we will visit to Shwe Taung Sar Pagoda and Paya Gyi museum to see collections of bronze coins, vase’s, portraits and large wooden ancient Buddha images are displayed. In the evening we will transfer you to the view point of Sapar Taung to enjoy panoramic view over surrounding city area and the sunset.
Together with guide we will visit the bustling riverside market in the morning. After that we will make our trip about 40mins to Maungmagan beach pass through rural small villages. On the way we can make a short stop to visit primary school of the village and rest of the day will be at free leisure at the hotel or visit to the local area of many small restaurants located at the bayside.
Breakfast will be served at the hotel; free time at leisure until transfer to Dawei about 40mins. Oo arrival in Dawei depend on your departure transport, we will transfer you to airport or bus station for your onwards departure from Dawei!
We wish you all the best and thank you very much for visiting with us to our country!
PLEASE NOTES: The regions of Southern Myanmar are still undeveloped and limited infrastructure for tourism in various ways which may affects service 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.