YANGON AND SOUTH COAST,
DAWEI AND MAUNGMAGAN

Length

7 DAYS

Type of tour

NATURE

Type of service

PRIVATE

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TRIP OVERVIEW

The itinerary Yangon and south coast, Dawei and Maungmagan develops in an area still protected from mass tourism: the southeast coast of Myanmar.

Explore Dawei the sleepy tropical town, once an important commercial port, today known above all for its beautiful beaches.

Discover Maungmagan beach, which will be our point of support during trips to other nearby beaches: Tizit beach, Myinkhur Aww beach and Grandfather beach, the longest of the peninsula, with white sand, clear water still devoid of tourist accommodation.

Enjoy snorkelling experience to Moscos Islands, a small archipelago and Wildlife Sanctuary in the Andaman Sea, accessible to visitors only from 2015. The islands are still uninhabited except for some groups nomadic local fishermen, and home to a rich fauna including the swallows, which here come to nest, and several species of turtles.

This example itinerary can be customized according to actual travel needs and can be combined with other routes.

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Length : 7D 6N
From : YANGON
To :YANGON
Destinations : Yangon, Dawei, Maungmagan beach, Tizit beach, Myinkhur Aww beach, Grandfather beach, Moscos Island

ITINERARY

01. ARRIVE IN YANGON - CITY TOUR

Shwedagon Pagoda © Gabriele StoiaShwedagon Pagoda

Arrive in Yangon and visit Chauk Htat Gyi Buddha Temple, known for the 72 meters reclining Buddha statue, among the largest in Myanmar.

In the afternoon we continue to Kandawgyi Park where we enjoy the beautiful view of the Karaweik barge, the sumptuous palace built in the 70s on a royal barge.

We end the day at the famous Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacred in Myanmar. The massive bell of the stupa is gold-plated and the tip is embellished with diamonds, rubies, sapphires and topazes. An unmissable show and the most suitable place to end your journey.

Included : Private pick up from them airport, tour guide, tickets, private transportation and hotel

02. DAWEI - MAUNGMAGAN BEACH

Dawei river side © Gabriele Stoia - In Asia TravelDawei river side

In the early morning we catch the domestic flight to Dawei the sleepy tropical town, once an important commercial port. The city is home to some interesting colonial architecture, old wooden bungalows with thatched roof and some brick and stucco villas. Today it is mostly known for its beautiful beaches in the area and for the cultivation of rubber trees, teak, cashew nuts, pineapples, mangoes, mangosteens, durians, and for the production of cigars and longgyi, the typical clothing worn by most Burmese.

Later we continue to Maungmagan beach to enjoy a beautiful sunset.

Included : Hotel, breakfast and private transportation 

03. FREE DAY AT MAUNGMAGAN BEACH

Tizit Beach © Gabriele Stoia - In Asia TravelTizit Beach

Free day at sea.

Included : Hotel, breakfast

04. TIZIT, MYINKHUR AWW, GRANDFATHER BEACH

Grand Father Beach © Gabriele Stoia - In Asia TravelGrand Father Beach

We spend the day visiting the beaches in the area. After breakfast drive to the beach Tizit beach. Stops in various viewpoints and at few fishing villages.

At Tizit beach we can relax with a refreshing swim. Afterwards we continue to Myinkhur Aww beach.

In the afternoon we continue to Grandfather beach, the longest of the peninsula, with white sand and clear water. Currently there are still no tourist accommodation. The only restaurants are a local family owned and provide a menu of freshly grilled seafood at very cheap prices.

We spend the rest of the day until sunset before returning to the hotel in Maungmagan.

Included : Hotel, breakfast and private transportation 

05. FREE DAY AT MAUNGMAGAN BEACH

Dawei Peninsula © Gabriele Stoia - In Asia TravelDawei Peninsula

Free day at sea.

Included : Hotel, breakfast

06. MOSCOS ISLANDS

Moscos Island © Gabriele Stoia - In Asia TravelMoscos Island

After breakfast we transfer to the pier and embark on a ferry to Moscos Island (about 30 minutes), a small archipelago in the Andaman Sea accessible to visitors only from 2015.

With the exception of some local fishing groups nomads, all the islands are uninhabited and some areas are inaccessible given the dense vegetation and steep rocky shores.

The area is protected by Moscos Islands Wildlife Sanctuary and is home to swallows that come to nest here, and several species of tortoises, and .Upon arrival snorkelling in one of the richest spots of marine fauna. 

In the afternoon relax on one of the islands beaches or snorkelling at a  different spot.

Afterwards return to Maungmagan and enjoying a beautiful sunset from the boat. Upon arrival at the pier and transfer to Dawei.

Included : Hotel, breakfast and private transportation 

07. YANGON - DEPARTURE

Transfer to airport for the domestic flight to Yangon.

Included : Breakfast and private transfer to the airport

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