Bird Watching Tour

Our suggested bird watching excursion is based in Sittwe, the capital of the ethnic Arakanese, and one of the best places to visit in Myanmar Burma for bird watching. During this excursion, you can see some of the 150 varieties of beautiful birds that live in the area – such as Skimmers, Nordmann’s Greenshanks, and the Sarus Crane, with a chance to learn about extremely rare birds such as the Spoon-Billed Sandpiper. Visiting the nearby villages to enjoy the area’s unspoiled natural beauty and discover the lifestyle of its inhabitants is an attraction in itself. Local food will be served during this excursion, and the nights will be spent in tents or in a private boat. Our experienced guide will accompany you at all times.

Here is a suggested program for this tour:

Day 1: Yangon – Sittwe

Fly to Sittwe. Transfer to the hotel. Walk along the river and observe the beautiful seabirds of Sittwe.

Day 2: Sittwe – The Island

Embark on a private boat from Sittwe’s jetty to reach an island where some of the rarest bird species can be found. Stay overnight on the island.

Day 3: Island

Enjoy a full day of bird watching and an overnight stay on the island.

Day 4: Island – Mrauk U

Continue bird watching on the island, then travel by boat to Mrauk U. Visit the archaeological site of Mrauk U and observe birds nearby.

Day 5: Mrauk U

Continue visiting Mrauk-U and bird watching in the region.

Day 6: Mrauk U – Chin Village

Travel by road (45 minutes) to reach the Laymyo river. Travel up the river by boat (three hours) to explore the Chin villages, home to the tribe of tattooed women. Enjoy bird watching along the river and return to Mrauk U. Stay overnight in Mrauk U.

Day 7: Mrauk U – Sittwe – Yangon

Travel by private boat to Sittwe. Transfer to the airport for flight to Yangon.

Best time for this tour

December to February is the best time of year to observe the rarest bird species.

What to bring?

A tent, sturdy shoes, sunglasses, a hat, mosquito repellent, backpack, flashlight, and any personal medication.

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