Travels

Mrauk U (6D5N)

Tattooed faced women of the Chin Tribe, hidden monasteries and temples of Mrauk U, idyllic villages and markets of Sittwe

SGD $1,850 /pax based on twin sharing
SGD $2,150 /pax opt for single room

Please email to cia@canon.com.sg for registration.

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- Name (as per passport):
- Gender:
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- Accommodation opt: single room or twin sharing

Upon registration, you will be advised on how to make payment directly to our license tour agent for this trip - Singapore Trekker (TA02060)

  • Domestic airfare: Yangon-Sittwe-Yangon (incl. taxes & 15kg baggage allowance)
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Tour Guide
  • Boat fees to Mrauk U and Chin tribe
  • Temple passes to Mrauk U archeological park
  • All meals as stated in itinerary
  • Monk model hire fees
  • International Airfare: SIN-YGN-SIN
  • Beverages / Alcohol during meals
  • Personal Travel Insurance (recommended)

Day 1 - Arrive Yangon, transfer to your hotel, free and easy. In the evening, we have a short briefing on our upcoming tour.

Day 2 (B,L,D) - Depart for Sittwe Airport, transfer to jetty for departure to Mrauk U (5-7 hrs). Upon arrival to Mrauk U, transfer to hotel.

Day 3 (B,L,D) - After breakfast, we start our day with a visit to Ratanabon Pagoda with its intricate network of alleyways and corners. Here we will invite our model monks to pose for us as we photograph them in ambient or candlelight. We then continue onto to Htukkananthein Temple to photograph our model monks as well as the Buddhist scriptures and murals. Just before lunch, we have a short stopover at a local Tet village where we will meet the lovely Tet ladies with their age old practice of enlarged ear lobes. They are the last of their kind as we photo document these living idols.

After lunch, we continue onto to two of the grandest temples in Mrauk U, the Shittaung, with its 80,000 Buddhist images as well as the uniquely oblong Kottaung with an equally impressive number of Buddhist statues. By late afternoon, we return to a watering hole near Ratanabon and photograph the local women collecting water with aluminium jars on their head. Sunset will be at an elevated hill near Ratanabon.

Day 4 (B,L,D) - This morning, we wake up extra early for the classic sunrise over the Mrauk U valley at one of the pagodas. After breakfast, we depart for the Chin tribe up river (3 hrs) to photograph the tattooed women of the Chin tribe, the last of their kind in a natural mountain village setting. At the villages, we will distribute a collection of clothing and foodstuffs to the local villages and children. These will include a charity pack of rice, basic foodstuffs, stationary, etc.
Lunch will be a packed lunch. Return to our hotel in Mrauk U in the evening.

Day 5 (B,L,D) - Sunrise today will be at Mrawa Paya, with its multiple layers and distant pagodas, a scene that looks like out of a page of the ancient Wethali kingdom. We return to the hotel for breakfast before transferring to the jetty for our return boat back to Sittwe. Upon arrival into Sittwe, we check-in our hotel and visit ViewPoint Beach where we will practice coastal photography and the use of filters for long exposures. After dinner, retire for the night.

Day 6 (B) - After breakfast, we visit the lively Sittwe market. Lunch is on your own before we transfer to airport for our return flight back to Yangon and catch the connecting flight back to Singapore.

All International and Domestic flights fares are excluded in the tour fees.

To be advised.

Special note: Please hold the flight ticket purchase until you have received confirmation from tour leader to proceed on.

Singapore Trekker
TA license no: TA02060

  • Workshop is OPEN to the general public.
  • Tour package is quoted based on a minimum of 6 participants. Should there be a decrease in the group size, a new price will be advised.
  • Tour price is quoted without checking on the availability of hotel rooms and air seats.
  • Tour price is stipulated to change should there be any increase land costs and fluctuation in exchange rates.
  • Registration must be via this website and seats will only be confirmed upon full payment on a first-come-first-served basis. No reservation would be considered.
  • Payment must be made directly to our license tour operator for this trip - Singapore Trekker. TA License: 02060, on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Payment details will be advised once we have received your online registration.
  • Participants must follow the designated itinerary strictly, during the official programme hours. The detailed itinerary will be sent to you upon confirmation of your participation.
  • Participants must bring their own cameras. As reviews and critiques of the shots can only be carried out in digital format, all participants are encouraged to bring a digital camera.
  • Participants are required to observe the laws and regulations of the host country.
  • Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. shall not be held responsible for any infringements of the law by any participant attending the workshop.
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  • Participants who are below 18 years must get parental / guardian consent to attend the workshop.
  • Should the workshop be cancelled in the event of unexpected circumstances, Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. will make a refund to all confirmed participants.
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