Discover the rich history of Dawei, formerly known as “Tavoy” during the British Colonial Period, as you explore its enduring historic structures. Immerse yourself in the local culture by witnessing the traditional industries such as cheroot production, ceramics, and longyi weaving. The tour will take you to factories where you can observe the transformation of cashew nuts into delectable treats and learn about the production of palm jaggery, a vital ingredient in Myanmar’s traditional desserts. Unwind and catch the beautiful sunset at Maung Ma Gan Beach, a local favorite, or visit some of the peninsula’s lesser-known beaches for a relaxing day under the sun.
- Experience an authentic destination
- Cruise on a traditional boat to the islands and enjoy the vibrant waterway
- Snorkel to remote islands and relax on white-sand beaches
- Relax on the hidden jungle-covered islands
- Learn about the history of the place and its colonial past
- Meet fascinating locals and enjoy exotic local cuisine
Day 01: Yangon – Dawei
Transfer to Yangon airport to take a flight to Dawei (approx. 1 hour and 10 minutes). Arrive in Dawei, the city surrounded by beautiful hills, rivers, mangrove forests, and local wildlife. Formerly known as Tavoy, one of the first cities the English settled after the first Anglo-Burmese arrived in 1826, it has a long history and picturesque buildings from the colonial era. Explore Dawei city to learn about local industries and the lives behind local people.
In the afternoon, start a tour focusing on the colonial buildings. Then, explore a family-owned cashew nut business to learn about the production using the local method. Before sunset, take a short drive to Maung Ma Gan Beach, the main attraction in Dawei and the locals’ favorite beach. Take the opportunity to see a perfect spot at the time of the beautiful ending of the day. After sunset, return to Dawei and overnight in Dawei.Overnight
Day 02: Dawei Peninsula (B)
Start the day with a delicious breakfast, and then start the day by passing the rice fields and rural villages until arriving at a typical fishing village and discovering the process of drying fish and making a fish paste (seasonal). Continue to Kyauk Wap Pyin Village, strolling up the mountain to Dawei Peninsula’s Golden Rock Pagoda, where you can enjoy a breath-taking 360-degree panoramic view. Continue the journey to get a new experience at Grandfather Beach. The scenery is beautiful, the air is fresh, and the beach, with its natural beauty and blue sea, will offer relaxation and peace.
In the afternoon, start driving back towards Dawei. On the way, stop at a brick factory and learn how the bricks are made traditionally (seasonally). Getting closer to the city, visit some toddy palm trees and feel free to get an experience of the local liquor, called “Htan Yay,” as well as palm wine. It is composed of a variety of vitamins, amino acids, proteins, and sugar. Transfer back to the hotel and overnight in Dawei.Breakfast included
Day 03: Dawei Peninsula (B)
Enjoy a fresh breakfast at the hotel. After that, head to the hidden beach near Dawei; it takes 1.5 hours from the city center of Dawei. Spend a full day at the beach at your own leisure. Enjoy the tropical ambiance, bathe in the warm, clear waters, snorkel, or do nothing at all. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Dawei.Breakfast included
Day 04: Dawei Departure (B)
After breakfast at the hotel, you are free to explore at your leisure. There is enough time to visit, take a stroll in the busy main market, and do some souvenir shopping. The riverside morning market concentrates mostly on seafood, fruit, and vegetables. The clay pottery village is right in the heart of the town on Niban Road. Then, transfer to the airport and fly back to Yangon. Arrive in Yangon and transfer to the hotel or Yangon International Airport for your next journey.Breakfast included