Arrival at Yangon International Airport. Welcome by our well-experienced English speaking tour guide. Transfer to Hotel. Visit old colonial-style city center then stop at the Independence Obelisk with City Hall and visit 2000 years old Sule Pagoda and proceed to Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments, covered with 90 tons of gold. Dinner with Cultural Show at Karaweik Palace Restaurant. Overnight stay at hotel in Yangon.
A closer view of the great reclining Buddha.
Day 2Yangon – Bago – Kyaikhtiyo
Early Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Kyaikhtiyo - Golden Rock via Bago - ancient capital of Mons as well as Myanmar Second Dynasty (Hansawaddy Dynasty) situated about 80 km north-east of Yangon.
Lunch at local restaurant in Kyaikhto before continue to Kin Pun “base camp”.
Continue to Kyaikhtiyo, the Golden Rock, a huge boulder completely covered by gold leave sand delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff. From Kin Pun, a steep and rough 11 km dirt road leads to the upper staging point, a journey made in open trucks, which are compulsory and very crowded. From the “upper area”, traveller must at present walk the final stage, approximately 4 km up steep paths, which ascend some 500m to the Golden Rock. As an easier alternative to walking, visitors can be carried in sedan chairs by four porters at an extra cost of approximately US$ 15 p.p. (Guest’s own account). Watch the beauty of sunset or dawn at this important pilgrimage site.
Dinner at local restaurant and overnight stay at hotel in Kyaikhtiyo.
Day 3Kyaikhtiyo – Bago – Yangon
Early Breakfast at hotel. Descend from Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda – Golden Rock and proceed to Bago. On arrival at Bago, visit Shwemawdaw Pagoda - the highest & one of the most venerated pagodas in Myanmar, Shwethalyaung Pagoda - (55 meters long) a colossal lifelike reclining Buddha image.
Lunch at local restaurant. On the way back to Yangon, Kyaikpun Pagoda - four gigantic Buddha Images and visit Htaukkyant World War II Cemetery – the Allied War Memorial Cemetery has 27,000 tombstones of Allied soldiers who lost their lives in Myanmar during the World War II. The cemetery is peaceful and beautifully tended. Upon Arrival to Yangon. Dinner at local restaurant. Spending night at hotel in Yangon.
Day 4City Tour – Yangon departure
Breakfast at hotel. Start sightseeing with Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda - one of the largest reclining Buddha Image. Proceed to Bogyoke (Scott) Market - the largest market in Yangon and it is one of the best places for souvenir shopping. Lunch at Local Restaurant and transfer to Yangon International Airport for departure flight.