Mogok is a city located 200 km north of Mandalay and 148 km northeast of Shwebo. The city is composed of two towns, Mogok and Kyat Pyin. Mogok is 7km long and 3km wide. It is situated in a valley surrounded by a large number of mountains. Kyat Pyin lies about 19km from Mogok. Tourist travel to the area is not permitted.
Mogok and other villages nearby have been famous since ancient times for its gemstones, especially ruby and sapphire, but semi-precious stones such as lapis lazuli, garnet, moonstone, peridot and chrysoberyl are also found. The gems are found in alluvial marble gravels by means of panning, tunneling and digging pits by hand. There is little mechanization of the mining. The gravels derive from the metamorphosed limestones (marbles) of the Mogok metamorphic belt. 90% of the world's rubies come from Myanmar. Gems are sold in markets in Mogok. However, foreigners require special permits to visit the town.
PRIVATE TOUR TATE: Price is quoted in US dollars per person. (Double Occupancy)
Pax 2Pax 3-5Pax 6-10Pax Single Supplement Tour Cost Flight Total Tour Cost
- Bed & Breakfast in double sharing room
- local guide throughout the tour (Upon the client’s request)
- Aircon car/van/bus throughout the tour
- Entrance fees as indicated in our itinerary
- Two botton of drinking water per pax per day
- Visa Fees
- International airfare to/from Yangon
- International airport tax
- Compulsory Dinner for X'mas Eve & New Year Eve
- Early check in & Late check out
- Other expenses such as camera fees, tips, laundry, etc.
Within 60 – 45 days prior to the arrival date, 30% deposit is non-refundable.
Within 45 – 30 days prior to the arrival date, 50% of total package cost is non-refundable.
Within 30 – 15 days prior to the arrival date, 75% of total package cost will be charged.
Less than 15 days prior to the arrival date, 100% of total package cost will be charged.
Expedition the Land of the Ruby
Mandalay – Mogok – Mandalay 4 Days / 3 Nights
Day 01: MANDALAY – MOGOK (by car)
Early morning, pickup you at the place you live in Mandalay and drive to Mogok. It is 5 – 6 hrs drive from Mandalay. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Then, take the permission for visiting Mine from Ministry of Mine and followed by sightseeing to San Taw Win Gem mine. Next, visit to Sulamani Buddha Image in Aye Zeti Monastery compound for overview of Mogok. Finally, back to hotel and free at leisure for the rest of the day. Overnight at the hotel in Mogok.
Day 02: MOGOK
After Breakfast, visit Aung Chan Thar Market (Ruby Market) and a short visit to Lapidary (for learning how they cut, polish and paint the stones). Then, drive to Pein Pyit Village. On the way, you can enjoy the city’ view from the View Point. After that, visit to Peik Swe Garden Hta Pwe: the place of gems trading. After spending some time in there, proceed to Mogok Private Gem Mine and Ruby Dragon Gem Mine. On the way back to hotel, make a visit to Chan Tar Gyi Pagoda to enjoy the landscape and how generous Myanmar people by looking the donation box full of various kind of gem stone (or) Bee Taung, where you can enjoy the sunset. Overnight at the hotel in Mogoke.
Day 03: MOGOK
After Breakfast drive to Kyat Pyin to visit Daw Nan Kyi Taung, Kyauk Pyatthat, Gem Mine, Hta Pwe. In the afternoon, visit to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, where famous gold and silver thrones are enshrined and Mogok Sayadaw Kyaung where you can see the relic of Venerablle Monk. Your evening will be free at leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Mogok.
Day 04 : MOGOK – MANDALAY
After Breakfast, back to Mandalay. On the way, you can make a visit to Kin Chaung (small waterfall and pool) and Pyi Oo Lwin. In the evening arrive Mandalay and then transfer to hotel.