A full day for you to explore the charming Mawlamyine, you will have time to capture a blend of breathtaking scenery and local lifestyles. After breakfast, our driver will take you to the jetty to embark on a short boat ride off the northern coast to Shampoo Island. The picturesque islet sits at the confluence of five rivers where the Mon Kings used to hold ritualistic shampooing ceremonies during the local water festival, Thingyan. That’s why it’s considered a place to rinse away your care. Spend your time exploring the monastery, nunnery, and pagoda on the island.
Next up, embark on the boat and transfer back to Mawlamyine. The next highlight is Bilu Kyun, a stunning island that is home to over 200,000 people. The legend said that this is a hideaway for the nasty monsters. But in fact, it isn’t! Be enchanted by the green color of scenic paddies and lush gardens. After that, visit 2-3 two villages on the island to taste the local flavor. See the making of traditional handicrafts such as pipes, small toys, walking sticks, and chalkboards. Today’s lunch is served in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, continue your sightseeing on the island to meet and greet more locals. Take this chance and share your own culture with them. Then transfer to the jetty to return to Mawlamyine. Enjoy the highlight of this afternoon at a viewpoint from where you will gain a panoramic view of the town blending its charm with the reddish hue of sunset over the gorgeous view of Thanlwin River and Belu Island. Overnight in Mawlamyine.
Accommodation: Overnight at Mawlamyine