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Yangon – Kyaikhtiyo – Bago – 5 Days

Visit the former capital of Yangon with peaceful atmosphere with colonial boulevards and tranquil lakes. This charming city is thriving by night with bustling streets filled with stalls selling everything from locally made handicrafts to fruits and cigars. Go to Mount Kyaiktiyo, famous for the Golden Rock perched at its summit, is one of the three most sacred religious sites in Myanmar

Tour-05 Days

Tour Duration: 05 Days/04 Nights
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Yangon city
Tour Route: Yangon Arrival - Yangon City - Kyaikhtiyo - Bago - Yangon Departure
Tour Type: Culture
Activity Level: Regular itinerary
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

BREIF ITINERRAY:
Day 01: Yangon Arrival (D)
Day 02: Yangon City Tour (B, L, D)
Day 03: Yangon – Kyaikhtiyo (B, L, D)
Day 04: Kyaikhtiyo – Bago – Yangon (B, L, D)
Day 05: City Tour & Yangon Departure (B, L)

Day 01: Yangon Arrival (D)
Upon arrival at Yangon airport you will be welcomed by our well experienced guide and transferred to your hotel. Yangon; formerly known as Rangoon has been the capital city only since 1885 although some settlements in this site date back about 2,500 years. Proceed to Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments, covered with 90 tons of gold.
Dinner at Local Restaurant. Overnight in Yangon.

Day 02: Yangon City Tour (B, L, D)
Early Breakfast at hotel and start Yangon sightseeing with “Sule Pagoda”; unique architectural features 2000 years old is located in the center of Yangon near City Hall. Proceed to “Chaukhtathgyi Pagoda” which is the fourth largest colossal reclining image in Myanmar and 67m long. Continue visit “Kabar Aye Pagoda”, it is also known as the "World Peace Pagoda” and was built in 1952 by U Nu in preparation for the Sixth Buddhist Council that he held from 1954-1956. Proceed to the Gems Museum displaying a collection of rare gems, pearls and rough precious stones include the world’s largest Ruby, Sapphire, Jade and Pearl. Shopping at the Gems Market below for rubies and other precious stones.
Lunch at Local Restaurant. After lunch, “Shopping at Bogyoke (Scott) Market” with hundreds of food, clothes, handicrafts and gems stores. Enjoy dinner with cultural show at Karaweik Palace Restaurant.
Stay overnight at hotel in Yangon.

Glittering Karaweik HallGlittering Karaweik Hall, photo taken from the left side
Shwedagon PagodaShwedagon Pagoda

Day 03: Yangon – Kyaikhtiyo (B, L, D)
After breakfast, drive to Kin Pun “base camp” (194km- 5hours). 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”, travellers 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).
Lunch at local restaurant en route or at base camp on arrival and watch the beauty of sunset or dawn at this important pilgrimage site.
Dinner and overnight at Kyaikhtiyo.

Day 04: Kyaikhtiyo – Bago – Yangon (B, L, D)
After breakfast, descend from Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda. Proceed to Bago. Sightseeing include “Kanbawzathardi Palace” the famous palace of King Bayinnaung (1551-1581 A.D.) is being extensively excavated and some buildings are being rebuilt. Proceed Shwemawdaw Pagoda was originally built by the Mon to a height to 23 meters in the 8th century and was rebuilt higher several times until it finally reached its present 114 meter stature in 1954, the highest pagoda in Myanmar. Proceed to the 55 m long reclining Shwe Tha Lyaung, built in 994 AD by King Mingadippa, It is 55 meters long and 16 meters high, another biggest reclining Buddha image in Myanmar built during 9th century. Extend visit Kyaik Pun, was built by King Dhamma Zedi in 1476 A.D, four gigantic Buddha images all in sitting posture facing the four cardinal points of the compass. After sightseeing return back to Yangon. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel.
Lunch and dinner at local restaurant.
Stay overnight at hotel in Yangon.

Kyaikhtiyo Myanmar
Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda
Myatharlyaung Reclining Buddha Image
Myatharlyaung Reclining Buddha Image in Bago

Day 05: City Tour & Yangon Departure (B, L)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. On the way to Airport, visit “Kyauktawgyi Pagoda and Royal White Elephant”. Kyauktawgyi Pagoda or also known as Lawka Chanthar Arbayar Laba Muni Buddha Image within the walking distance from Minn Dhamma Hill, there is an Elephant house where the three white elephants are kept.
Lunch at local restaurant and transfer to Airport for departure flight.

What's included?

  • Accommodation in Double/Twin bedded rooms with daily breakfast
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Cost for Open Truck in Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock)
  • All entrance fees
  • Transfers and tours with Throughout English Speaking Guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned cars

What's Excluded?

  • Early check in and late check-out from hotel
  • Meals: not listed in the program
  • Visa Fees
  • Supplement Charges for other language Guides on request (French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish etc.)
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • International Airfares
  • Expenditure of personal nature, such as porter charges, camera fees, drinks, souvenirs, laundry etc.
  • International airport tax in Yangon (US$10.- per person)
  • Services not listed in above inclusions
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