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8 DAYS FROM BAGAN OVER THE CHIN HILLS TO MRAUK OO

This tour is based on an excursion that we personally experienced in April 2015. We offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk amongst picturesque scenery through remote Chin villages, plantations and green refreshing jungles. These three days of satisfyingly strenuous hiking and a breathtaking river trip on the Ley Mro will give you a glimpse of a rare living history that few people outside of – or even within –Myanmar have seen. Due to the fact that we were travelling with our three daughters (ages 13, 15, and 19), we decided to add an extra day to stave off exhaustion and spend a bit more time in the villages. 
A two-day drive from Bagan via Mindat will bring you to Matupi, the starting point of your journey over the southern Chin Hills to Mrauk Oo. Mrauk Oo is the capital of Rakhine State, well known for its magnificent, fort-like temples and pagodas of stone and brick and for its distinctive statues. For 6 days you will be travelling through one of the most isolated parts of Myanmar, getting a taste of the lives of local people by living in traditional Chin houses and experiencing the breadth of the Chin culture and lifestyle.

BAGAN - MINDAT - MATUPI - AMSWAY VILLAGE - GWEZAR VILLAGE - HTON NAR VILLAGE - MARDU VILLAGE - WE LU VILLAGE - HTIN KAUNG VILLAGE - LON TON VILLAGE - LAY MRO RIVER - HOME VILLAGE - THAN TAUNG VILLAGE - MRAUK OO
Day 01 BAGAN – KYUN CHAUNG – MINDAT (185 km / approx. 8 hours) (L, D)

Most of your luggage will be left behind for your convenience and will be sent separately to Mrauk Oo. We advise you to pack your necessities in a small backpack for the coming days. 
After breakfast, you’ll drive via Pakokku to Mindat, (approx. 8-hour drive). The countr...read more

Day 02 MINDAT – MATUPI (165 km / approx. 7-8 hours) (B, L, D)

After a short market visit, you will travel deeper into Chin State. The winding road, which is mostly in good condition, passes through the National Park, also known as Natma-taung. The 722-km² national park stretches from Mindat to the towns of Kanpetlet and Matupi.
The...read more

Day 03 MATUPI – AMSWAY VILLAGE – GWE ZAR VILLAGE (B, L, D)

After an early breakfast at a local teashop, you will drive for another 14 km (approx. 1 hour) through the mountains to get to the starting point of your adventure over the Chin Hills to the Ley Mro River. For the first hour, you will follow a dirt truck down the valley to the...read more

Day 04 GWE ZAR – HTON NAR VILLAGE – MARDU VILLAGE – WE LU VILLAGE (B, L, D)

After breakfast, you can enjoy the early morning activities in the village. After a pleasant rest, you will continue trekking for another 6 kilometres to the village of Hton Nar, (1450 meters). It is an enjoyable walk through the thick, lush forest and another 2 kilometres to ...read more

Day 05 WE LU – HTIN KHAUNG VILLAGE – LON TON VILLAGE (B, L, D)

After breakfast, you will keep trekking for about 10 km, which will take approximately 3 hours. The path first takes you uphill through dense forest, then through bushes and bamboo forests, passing freshly harvested fields, and once again through dense forest to Htin Khaung (9...read more

Day 06 LONE TON VILLAGE – LAY MRO RIVER DOWNSTREAM TO HOME VILLAGE (B, L, D)

After a leisurely morning, you will bid farewell to your hosts and start your scenic 8-km (3-hour) trek downhill through bamboo forests. The last section to the banks of the Lay Mro River is a bit steep. You can stop on the riverbank to cool off, or choose to go for the swim i...read more

Day 07 HOME VILLAGE – LAY MRO RIVER DOWNSTREAM (B, L, D)

Enjoy the early morning activities before you embark on your long-tail boat for another lovely day on the Lay Mro River. The first few hours you will pass through rapids once again, and later in the afternoon the river grows wider and calmer. After visiting the village of Daun...read more

Day 08 LAYMYO RIVER DOWNSTREAM TO MRAUK OO (B, L)

After breakfast, enjoy a relaxing walk through the village to watch local morning activities. Then the journey continues by boat for about 6 hours. When you enter the region of Mrauk Oo, the villages you encounter have both Buddhist and Christian inhabitants, and the river wid...read more

PRICE IN US$ PER PERSON VALID FROM 01.11.2017 – 31.03.2018

 01.11.17-31.03.18
2 people1.603,-
3 people1.385,-
4 people1.136,-
5-6 people1.078,-
7-8 people984,-
Single supplement33,-

Supplement for German speaking guide: US$ 1.736,- per goup

Supplement for Italian- or Spanish speaking guide: US$ 1.604,- per group

8 DAYS FROM BAGAN OVER THE CHIN HILLS TO MRAUK OO