Welcome to Yangon and transfer to Golden Rock From the moment you arrive in Yangon, you can expect first class service with a personalised meet and greet from our friendly driver. Let us help you with your luggage whilst you sit back, relax and enjoy a safe and comfortable drive to the Golden Rock. Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) is a well- known Buddhist pilgrimage site in Mon State, Burma.
It is a beautiful small pagoda (7.3 metres, 24 ft) impressively built on the top of a granite boulder and covered with golden leaves that were pasted on by its male devotees. According to legend, the Golden Rock itself is precariously perched on a strand of the Buddha‘s hair. The spectacular balancing rock seems to defy gravity, as it perpetually appears to be on the verge of rolling down the hill.
The rock and the pagoda both sit at the top of Mt. Kyaiktiyo. Lunch will be served at a delicious local restaurant. Enjoy the rest of your day at your leisure. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy one of Myanmar’s most impressive sunset views at the Golden- Rock Pagoda. A delicious dinner of local dishes will be served. Overnight at your comfortable hotel.
Golden Rock Tour
After breakfast in the morning, you will be embarking on a tour of Golden Rock. Arrive at Kyaikhitiyo Base Camp,45 minutes travel by local, open-air truck along a winding road and be dropped off a five-minute walk to Golden Rock.
Enjoy a hearty, hotel breakfast before departing to Golden Rock n at 9:00 AM and heading to Bago.
Today’s journey takes us to Bago to visit Kyikepun, the famous four faces pagoda which is over a thousand years old. We will also take some time to visit the impressive Shwemawdaw Pagoda whose spire is even taller than that of the famous Shwedagon Pagoda.
We will then continue on to spend some time marvelling at the 55 m long Shwethalyaung reclining pagoda, one of Myanmar’s most sacred sites. After learning about the Shwethalyaung pagoda, we will go on to visit the fascinating Kanbawzathadi, the palace of King Bayintnaung.
After a cultural day of sightseeing, we will head back to Yangon. On the way, we will visit the reclusive World War II memorial site near Yangon, Htaukkyan. The Allied War Cemetery is the final resting place for over 27,000 Allied soldiers and a must see whilst we are passing. Overnight in Yangon.Our driver will drop you to the bus station to catch a bus your next destination.Overnight bus to Bagan.
A Day at Bagan
On arrival to the ancient city,we will continue our journey with a visit to the golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda where we will be introduced to Bagan’s rich history. Next up, get ready to immerse yourself in the full grandeur of Burmese culture at Htilominlo, one of the largest and most impressive temples in Bagan.
Let yourself get lost in the splendour of its fine plaster carvings over its arch pediments, frieze and other stunning architectural qualities. Lunch will be served at a delicious local restaurant before a comfortable transfer to your hotel to take some rest for 1-2 hours.
Our afternoon of adventure begins with a visit to Ananda Temple. Built in the early Mon-Myanmar style, the Ananda Temple is an architectural masterpiece and one of Bagan’s most beautiful temples. Ananda contains two unique Buddha images. The Buddha’s expressions seem to change depending on the distance from which the statue is viewed making this temple a truly unique and exciting experience.
Next visit is the unforgettable Thatbyinnyu Temple, an asymmetrical cross-shaped temple built in the middle of the 12th century. Sit back, relax and enjoy an unforgettable sunset over the rolling plains spanning Sunset Hill. Overnight at hotel.
Explore the Mt.Popa
A comfortable one-hour drive from Bagan will take us to the magnificent Mt. Popa rising 1,520 meters into the sky. We will climb almost 900 steps to reach the top and Popa Taung Kalat, a temple that is home to Burma’s most revered nats (spirits).
During our ascent, we will pass dozens of nat shrines and the pilgrims that come to honour them. Don’t forget your camera, because when we reached the top prepare to be rewarded by breath-taking, panoramic views of the surrounding region.
Later,we can go to a nearby resort to enjoy the views over a local lunch. After lunch we have a wonderful opportunity to either take a scenic drive back to Bagan .
The rest of the day is free for you to explore or relax at your leisure.
Transfer and Inle Lake Tour
After a restful night we will rise early for a morning flight to Heho.Get ready for an exciting day in one of Myanmar’s most wonderful regions.
We will have the privilege of taking a comfortable, private boat to enjoy our journey across the lake, passing through villages with stilted houses, and floating gardens built up from strips of water hyacinth and mud and anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles. Along the way we will see the famous leg-rowing fishermen who steer their boats with incredible balance.
Afterwards, we will head to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary. Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda contains five sacred Buddha images and houses several royal barges that are used during the pagoda’s annual festival.
We will then proceed to the village of Inpawkhone where we will have the opportunity to observe the traditional silk-weaving techniques of Inthar people. Inpawkhone is also known for weaving with the stems of lotus flowers, a time-consuming process that results in high quality materials famous throughout the country. We can also visit a cheroot factory where local Burmese cigars are rolled by hand.
Next stop is the fascinating Inthar Heritage House. Here we will learn more about the history and culture of the lake’s indigenous people and enjoy a delicious Shan lunch.
The afternoon will be free for you to enjoy at your own leisure. Continue sightseeing on the lake, take a stroll through one of the lakeside villages, or return to the hotel to relax. Overnight in Nyaung Shwe or Inle Lake.
Enjoy a unique cultural discovery on this Kakku tour. Kakku is one of Myanmar’s hidden gems, the collection of 2500 stupas beckon to be explored.
This evening we will unwind with a vineyard visit at sunset in Nyaung Shwe.
Full Day Yangon Tour
This morning we will say goodbye and depart the unforgettable Inle Lake and fly back to the Yangon.
Start taking a first glance of the city through a city tour that will take you around the major attractions like Shwedagon Pagoda, Chaut Htat Kyi , Colonial style building downtown and photo stop at City Hall , the Sule Pagoda & stroll around Mahabandoola Park’s.
Spend the sunset of the day at Botahtaung Pagoda and Jetty. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Say Good Bye
Enjoy some shopping this morning at Bogyoke Aung San market before heading to the airport for conclusion of you tour, farewells and memories to last a lifetime.
Note: Bogoyoke Aung San Market is closed on Mondays and public holidays.
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