Mon & Kayin

Yangon - Golden Rock - Hpa-An - Mawlamyine - Yangon

8 Days - 7 Nights

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$ 950/ person

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                                                Tour In Brief

8 Days Tour Myanmar: A journey to Myanmar means exploring an incredible scenic and cultural diversity; Myanmar’s rich landscapes are home to fabulous archaeological ruins and smiling, friendly people, some of the most breath-taking temple architecture in Asia, Golden Rock one of those places which is always over your expectations. It definitely has some magic on it. Its cultural factor and spirituality are very strong. You go there thinking about it is just a golden rock but then you realize that is way more than this. And enjoy picturesque town of Hpa-an, search the behind the history of Sadan Cave. Then discover the best attractions in Mawlamyine.

Day 1                                             Arrival Yangon

---- Hours arrive at Yangon airport in the morning. Meet with your guide at Yangon international Arrival Hall after clearing immigration and customs formalities. He or she will welcome you or your group with a welcome signboard. Then transfer to your hotel for check-in (if an early check-in is available). Enjoy your leisure time with your own arrangement. Accommodation at the hotel, Yangon.

Meals included: N/ A

Day 2                                             Yangon Guided Tour

 

After breakfast at your hotel, our guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel lobby and you will start your exciting Yangon Day Tour. Begin the day with a 2 hour walking tour of downtown Yangon. You'll explore famous colonial buildings from the Secretariat, to the Custom House and the famous General Post Office. Time for lunch. Lunch at local restaurant. Make your way to Bogyoke Market and explore some of the 800 shops with our guide living you little bits of knowledge on all the goods. You'll be driven to Bogyoke Aung San Museum where you'll learn about some of the incredible history of Myanmar. A great museum. Final stop of the day is at the Shwedagon Pagoda for sunset. Walk around this famous monument in your own time, taking in the vast scale. We'll then drop you back off at your hotel at the end of the day. 

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3                            Yangon Circular Train Tour & Evening puppet Show

Breakfast at your hotel. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to Yangon enteral Railway Station. Then ride the rails with a local guide on this Yangon tour which takes you out of the city centre, into neighbourhoods not often seen by tourists. See Chinatown and Little India, as well as markets, shops, and spiritual spots with the train providing the perfect loop for seeing and experiencing them all.

 

At the evening, your guide will pick you up from your hotel in a private car at 5:30 pm and bring you to the home of one of the most famous puppeteers in Myanmar. An incredible 1 hour performance will follow and you'll even get to play and inspect the beautifully designed puppets. We'll then transport you to one of our favourite restaurants in town.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4                                            Yangon – Golden Rock

Early morning, drive out of Yangon to the ancient capital of Bago (Pegu), about 2 hours drive northeast of Yangon. Visit Shwemawdaw Pagoda, which has a stupa, inlaid with diamonds and is Bago's golden landmark. See Shwe Tha Lyaung Buddha, which dates from 994 and is revered throughout Myanmar as the most beautiful Reclining Buddha. Just outside Bago, visit Kyaik Pun Pagoda with four 30-meter high Buddha figures seated back to back. From Bago, drive to the small town of Kyaikhto and on to the 'base camp' of Kinpun. Lunch at local restaurant.

In the afternoon, take a truck up a bumpy track about half way up the mountain.  From here, walk up the path which climbs steeply to the legendary 'Golden Rock'.  (The climb takes around 1 hour and those unwilling, or not fit enough, to walk can hire four porters to carry them in a sedan chair).  The climb offers magnificent views over the surrounding countryside and the opportunity to make friends with the many local people who make the pilgrimage to Kyaiktiyo.  The incredible 'Golden Rock' sits precariously on top of the mountain, and is said to balance thanks to a precisely placed hair of Buddha.  Weather permitting, sunset views from Mount Kyaiktiyo are amazing.  Accommodation at hotel, Kyaikhteeyoe.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5                                            Kyaiktiyo – Hpa-An – Mawlamyaing

Breakfast at hotel. Early risers may enjoy returning to the Golden Rock; about 10 minutes walk from the Kyaikto Hotel or 60 minutes from the Golden Rock Hotel. After breakfast, walk down the mountain and return by truck to your car/minibus, or alternatively walk all the way down to the base camp at Kinpun (leaving very early morning if you choose to do this).  Drive south towards Mawlamyaing (Moulmein), through seemingly endless rice fields. Lunch at a very local restaurant in Hpa-an.

In the afternoon, visit the Sa Dan Cave. This cave has a length of 2260 feet with many stalactites/ stalagmites and a natural lake at the end of the cave. Also visit the Kaw Koon Cave where Buddha figures are carved out of the wall of the cave. Drive to Mawlamyaing, where you will arrive late afternoon.  Accommodation at hotel, Mawlamyaing.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6                                             Mawlamyaing Sightseeing Tour

Breakfast at hotel. Depart Mawlamyaing and drive south to Win Sein Toya, near Mudon, where the largest reclining Buddha in the world is under construction.  Stop will be at Thanbyuzayat, formerly the western terminus of the infamous 'Death Railway' on which Allied Prisoners of War were forced to work by the Japanese military.  An estimated 16000 Prisoners died, of which 3771 have graves in immaculately maintained Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery. Continue driving to Kyaikkami, a small seaside resort known as Amherst during the British era.  You will visit Ye-le Pagoda, which is perched over the sea and reached by a two level 'bridge' (the lower level is submerged at high tide).  This shrine is said to house a Buddha image which floated on a raft from Sri Lanka and landed at this spot near Kyaikkami.  Look out for the shrine built in the shape of a boat. Lunch at local restaurant. 

In the afternoon, return to Mawlamyaing and visit Mawlamyaing's small Museum (if open) and the Local Market.  We will make photo stops at some interesting old colonial-style houses, a mosque and churches.  Late afternoon, drive up into the nearby hills, which are home to many pagodas and monasteries.  Visit Mahamuni Pagoda, built in typical Mon style, with covered walkways linking the various square shrine buildings. Visit the Yadana Bon Myint monastery with beautiful woodcarvings showing the previous life of Buddha. Visit also Kyaiktanlan Pagoda, the tallest in the city, and the nearby viewpoint to enjoy beautiful sunset views over the harbour and out across the River.  Dinner at local Restaurant. Accommodation at hotel, Mawlamyaing.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7                                             Mawlamyaing - Yangon

Early breakfast. Return to Yangon by road. On the way, stop in Thaton which was once the center of a Mon kingdom that may have stretched as far east as Cambodia. You will visit , home to a famous standing Buddha stele in the classic Mon style, with interesting stone carvings dating back to the 10th Century. Lunch at a local restaurant.  Arrive Yangon in the early evening and transfer to your hotel. Dinner and accommodation at hotel, Yangon. 

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8                                              Yangon Departure

Breakfast at your hotel. On this morning, our friendly driver will pick you up from your hotel & transfer you to Yangon International Airport for your departure flight to your country.

Meals included: Breakfast

Services Included in our prices:     

All sightseeing tour and transfer services with private air conditioned car as detailed in our itinerary

Accommodation with breakfast at hotels as specified

Transfers and tours with the same language speaking local guide throughout

All entrance fees for the places as mentioned in the program

Joint transfer with pick-up truck from base camp to upper stage for Kyaikhteeyoe Tour

Porterage for baggage during Kyaikhtiyo trekking up and down

Boat trip as specified in our itinerary

Service charges, room tax and baggage handling

One (1) tour leader FOC in Single room for every 15 full-paying participants (Contact us for group rates).

               

Services excluded in our prices:

Services not mentioned in our itinerary

Entrance Fees

Meals where not specified (Lunch & Dinner)

Visa fees

International airport departure tax

International flight tickets to and from Yangon

Expenditure of a personal nature (Such as: uses of mini-bar and refrigerator, laundry service, telephone call, camera fees and etc...)   

Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness)

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