Having spent 6 weeks living and working with locals in Mawlamyine, we have had a unique opportunity to explore Mon State and Karen State with local knowledge and visit many places previously untouched by tourists.
5 days is a good amount of time in the Mawlamyine/Mon State/Karen State region and you will be able to see much that is on offer without rushing around, though there will still be some choices to be made.
3 days isn’t a great deal of time to see Mawlamyine and surrounding areas, so some choices will need to be made. Day three has two suggested options, depending on your tastes.
2 days isn’t really a lot of time given the amount there is to see in the region, so our recommend 2 day Mawlamyine region itinerary is quite tightly packed!
This area is still so off the tourist trail that the intrepid traveller can easily find that unique experience we all pine for. Although, given the lack of tourist set up and variance of ethnic groups in the area, having a local guide can be all important. The area is currently training local guides who will be licenced in community based tourism. Your hotel will be able help you arrange this.