Raiders of the Lost City

15 Days/ Yangon – Mrauk U – Mandalay – Monywa – Bagan – Lake Inlay
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Looking for a place to wear your Indiana Jones hat without getting snickered at? The lost city of Mrauk U is just waiting to unleash your inner “Indy”.

Mrauk U is the stuff of legend. It was virtually unknown outside Asia in its prime; and remains so even now. It was as wealthy as Amsterdam or London by 1635, with a population of 160,000 including thousands of foreign traders, merchants & mercenaries. The Arakan Kings even employed Japanese Samurai as trusted bodyguards.

The kingdom controlled vast coastal regions from western Myanmar well into eastern India, its reign lasting 354 years. When the city finally fell to the Bamar in 1784, it was abandoned and largely forgotten. Grand palaces, 19-miles of fortifications, and some 700 uniquely designed Buddhist temples were slowly swallowed by the jungle.

Today the jungle is thick only with irony; these grand symbols of a once bustling Dynastic Capitol serving as little more than an exotic backdrop for what is now a sleepy rural village. The world still doesn’t know it’s here. You do. Get here before they figure it out?

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Raiders of the Lost City


Day 1: Yangon Arrival – City Tour – Shwedagon Pagoda – Overnight Yangon

Day 2: Morning Flight to Sittwe – Tour Sittwe – Overnight Sittwe

Day 3: Sittwe to Mrauk U by Riverboat – Overnight Mrauk U

Day 4: Mrauk U – Exploring the Kingdom – Overnight Mrauk U

Day 5: Mrauk U – Private riverboat to Chin Tribal Villages – Overnight Mrauk U

Day 6: Morning Boat to Sittwe – Flight to Mandalay – Overnight Mandalay

Day 7: Mandalay – Full Day Insider’s Mandalay – Sunset Bridge – Overnight Mandalay

Day 8: Mandalay – Mingun Rock Temple – Onto Sagaing – Drive to Monywa – Overnight Monywa

Day 9: Morning Drive to Po Win Daung Buddha Caves – Backroads to Bagan – Overnight Bagan

Day 10: Bagan Temple Tour by Horse & Carriage – Surreal Temple-Top Sunset – Overnight Bagan

Day 11: Bagan – Hot Air Balloon over Temples – Crafts Villages – Fly Heho – Overnight Naungshwe

Day 12: Misty Alms Rounds – Inlay Lake Full Day by Boat – Floating Villages – Intha – Overnight Inlay Lake

Day 13: Indein Market & Ruins of Nyuang Oak – Back to Hotel for Sunset Cocktails – Overnight Inlay Lake

Day 14: Inlay Spa Morning – Nuangshwe Padaung Visit – Afternoon Flight Yangon – Overnight Yangon

Day 15: Yangon – Sule Pagoda – Colonial Walking & Shopping Tour – Departure

Raiders of the Lost City

Starting at $2195 per person, double occupancy

15 Days / 14 Nights

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Price Includes:
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list-infoLuminous Journeys “Swag Bag”
list-infoAirport welcome & farewell
list-infoAll Accommodation with breakfast
list-infoMeals according to your personalized plan
list-infoAll in-country airfare, airport taxes, air porter fees
list-infoAll itinerary based transport, inc. private car & driver
list-infoAmple bottled water throughout
list-infoEntrance and zone fees
list-infoDonations to Luminous Journeys’ micro-NGO Charities
Price does not include:
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list-infoany personal transportation unrelated to the itinerary
list-infotrip/medical insurance, medical expenses
list-infoEarly check-in or late check-out charges
list-infopersonal expenses, such as telephone, laundry, alcohol, etc.
list-infotips for hotel porters or wait staff
list-infocamera fees
list-infoguide or driver gratuities
list-infoMyanmar visa fee (Visa on arrival may be obtained via Luminous Journeys)
*Guides are optional, but highly recommended.