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GOLDEN ROCK AND UNSEEN CAVES REGION 6days 5nights

CODE GCGRCR7D6N
DESTINATION Myanmar
CATEGORY Classic
DURATION 7 days 6 nights
TOUR DETAILS

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Once termed "the land of gold" Myanmar has been an attractive land to tourists for its original, antique and thousands of unique religious architectural buildings, ranging from intricately designed Buddhist shrines to the huge "open air museum" city of Mrauk-U. Myanmar today is no longer isolated, instead the country is now opening door to the world, yet it still remains unrevealed which makes Myanmar become promisingly attraction to explorers. One of the best itineraries to discover the country is the route starting and finishing from Yangon, the capital city of Myanmar and "The Garden City of the East".

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS

Golden Rock Golden Rock Moulmein

DAY 01: Yangon Arrival

Upon arrival at Yangon International Airport, a red-carpet welcome awaits you. Our guide will greet you and assist you through customs and baggage claim where our staff will present flowers to you.

Then, you will be transferred to the hotel. 

Overnight in Yangon
Meal included on this day: None

Day 02: Yangon - Bago - Kyaikhtiyo

Depart Yangon this morning for the scenic drive to Bago, the capital of the 6th century Mon kingdom.

Your visit in Bago begins at Shwethalyaung Temple which houses a beautiful 55-meter long reclining Buddha.  Continue to the Mon-style Shwemawdaw Pagoda, one of the most venerated in Myanmar and whose 114 meter spire is taller than the one at Shwedagon Pagoda. Before departing Bago, visit the well-restored former palace, Kambozathadi, which was the marvel of Asia when it was originally built in the 16th century.

This afternoon, arrive at Kyaikhtiyo base camp. Travel by local, open-air truck along a winding road (45 minutes) where you be dropped off at the junction camp to travel the final distance to Golden Rock on foot.   The uphill trek is along a paved trekking path and offers great views of the surrounding area. For an easier alternative, four porters can carry you uphill in a specially-made sedan chair allowing you to enjoy the views without all of the hard work! (Extra cost not included)  
After about one hour of trekking, reach the Golden Rock.  A huge boulder covered by gold leaf and delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff, Golden Rock is one of Myanmar's main pilgrimage sites.  The pagoda here is said to hold a hair of the Buddha and Buddhist from across the country come here to pay homage.  

(NOTE: depending on your selected accommodation, you may either do the walk this evening or tomorrow morning.  Guests staying near the Junction will walk in the morning, whilst those staying on the mountain top will do the walk this evening.)

Overnight in Golden Rock
Meal included on this day: None

Day 03: Kyaikhtiyo - Hpa An

After breakfast, (for those staying near the Junction) embark on the one hour trek to the Golden Rock. 

For those staying at the mountain top, you may wish to walk the short distance from your hotel to the Rock to see it in the early morning sunlight. Return down to base camp by the same route on foot and by open-air truck.

This afternoon, continue by road to Hpa An.  Hpa An is a small town surrounded by beautiful limestone rock formations and is the capital of the Karen state. 

Overnight in Hpa An
Meal included on this day: Breakfast

Day 04: Hpa An - Moulmein

This morning, spend time walking around the small town Hpa An and visit the town’s market.   Stop for photos of Zwe Kapin, one of many bizarre limestone formations in the area, before departing for Mawlamyine.

Along the way, stops will be made to visit some of the region’s many caves. 

Arrive this afternoon in the Mon State capital of Mawlamyine, formerly known as Moulmein. Situated near the mouth of the Thanlwin River, this attractive town is surrounded by leafy, tropical areas and has a hilly ridge serving as a backdrop.  The town was also the capital of British Burma between 1827 and 1852 and it retains some of the atmosphere of the colonial times.  
Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Moulmein
Meal included on this day: Breakfast

 

Day 05: Moulmein

Spend today touring the sites of Moulmein. Visit Mahamuni Pagoda, built in traditional Mon-style, and Kyaikthanlan Pagoda, the city's tallest and most visible stupa. 

Continue to the beautiful Seindon Mibaya, a wooden monastery over 100 years old. Walk along the town’s Strand Road for a glimpse of the impressive Kaladan Mosque which was built during the colonial era when many Indians came to work for the British in Moulmein.

Overnight in Moulmein
Meal included on this day: Breakfast

Day 06: Moulmein – Yangon

After breakfast, depart Moulmein and for the drive to Yangon.  Arrive in the city late this afternoon.

Meal included on this day: Breakfast

 

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Accommodation for 5nights accommodation a shared Double room with daily breakfast
  • English speaking STATION guides in the trip (different guides in each places)
  • Porter fees at airports
  • All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles with drivers
  • Entrance fees for the visits

OUR SERVICES DO NOT INCLUDE: 

  • International ticket to/from Yangon
  • Meals other than mentioned (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D = dinner)  
  • Visa arrangements for Myanmar 
  • Visits not mentioned in the program
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Tips and porters at the hotels
  • International airport departure tax Yangon (USD 10/pax at present)
  • Any other items not mentioned


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