BANGKOK, 1 June 2016: Southeast Asia tour specialist, Khiri Travel, announced today the launch of a new itinerary Bagan to Mrauk U Trek and Boat Adventure in Myanmar.
The tour operator said the three fixed date departures keep costs down for adventure travellers linking two former civilisations in a wonderfully remote corner of Myanmar
Headquartered in Bangkok, Khiri Travel, has introduced trips from Bagan to the ancient kingdom of Mrauk U over the Chin Mountains in northwest Myanmar. The seven-day/six-night journey involves four days trekking (about 20 km a day), boat trips, some four-wheel drive transport and basic accommodation and food in remote areas.
The journey links ancient Bagan with the remnant splendours of Mrauk U, a temple city that was, some say, as powerful as the trading centres of Amsterdam and London in its hey day centuries ago.
To keep costs down to a fixed rate USD1295 per person (twin sharing), Khiri Travel Myanmar has announced three guaranteed trip dates: 30 October to 5 November 2016; 27 November to 3 December 2016; and 1 to 7 January 2017.
“Last season, Khiri was the first to organise treks from Bagan to Mrauk U,” said, Khiri Travel Myanmar general manager Edwin Briels. “These were fantastic experiences through beautiful scenery and remote villages where many Chin women still have traditionally tattooed faces. The journey ends with a wonderful one-and-a-half day boat trip to Mrauk U. It’s a different world.”
Local transport on the Lay Mro river near Mrauk U
Along the way, Khiri Travel guests get to swim in the famous seven-steps waterfall near Matupi, eat mohinga noodles in local markets, ascend Mt Victoria (3,053 m), wend along trails through forest and rice paddy, explore traditional Chin villages (one with a church), sail over rapids on the Lay Mro river, and sleep in local homes or guest houses.
Group sizes in each trip will be capped at seven maximum. A single supplement of USD40 is possible for overnights in Kanpetlet and Matupi.