Yangon And Vicinity - 5 Days
- Admire the most sacred pagoda in Myanmar, Golden Shwedagon Paya
- Learn the mystical legend of well–known Buddhist pilgrimage site Golden Rock
- Visit colonial buildings and the most beautiful pagoda of Myanmar in Yangon, former capital of Myanmar.
- Explore Hpa An, small city surrounded by lush green rice fields, limestone mountains and a huge amount of caves.
- Age range
- 3 / 4 / 5
Discover the unique beauty of Yangon with one of our specially picked sight-seeing tours. From the gold plated Shwedagon pagoda to its busy Scott market. Experience the spiritual life with touring to Mount Kyaiktiyo (Kyite Htee Yoe). Its famous for the huge Golden Rock perched at its summit, is one of the three most sacred religious sites in Myanmar.
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Day 1: Yangon Arrival. City tour.
Mingalabar! Up on arrival at Yangon International airport, our guide and driver will welcome you at the airport and transfer to your hotel.
Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is still a relatively quiet and charming city. Its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes Yangon one of the most fascinating and authentic capitals of South-East Asia.
After refreshment, enjoy guided city tour to discovery the most highlights of busting formal capital Yangon.
Start with the visit to Sule Pagoda which is believed to enshrine a strand of hair of the Buddha & the nearby City Hall & Mahabandoola Park with Independent Monument
From Sule Pagoda, we embark on an orientation walk to Chinese Town, covering exotic streets of Yangon downtown and British Colonial building as Emmanuel Church, Inland Water Buildings.
Late afternoon, visit Shwedagon pagoda – the most prominent monument in Yangon which dominates the sky with golden flash, giant spires and holy relics.
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon
Day 2: Yangon - Golden Rock.
After breakfast in the hotel, we are leaving Yangon in the morning; enjoy a scenic journey to Kyaiktiyo, 190km to the east. One of Myanmar’s great pilgrimage sites is the Golden Rock at Kyaiktiyo, a huge boulder covered by gold leaf and delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff. The pagoda at the Golden Rock is said to hold a hair of the Buddha. Late morning, arrive at Kyaiktiyo base camp and transfer to the transit junction with one of the small open trucks in an one hour ride, followed by up to an hour challenging walk up to the hill top.
Here, you will visit Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, built on the top of a huge gilded boulder and enjoy sunset from this unforgettable site.
Accommodations: Hotel in Golden Rock
Day 3: Kyaikhtyio – Hpa-An
Breakfast at the hotel and head to the less explored Kayin State and its sleepy capital of Hpa An, the capital of Kayin State, surrounded by limestone cliffs, wide lakes and mountain ranges.
After short refreshment, take a short drive out and visit the beautifully decorated limestone caves of Kawgun Cave and nearby Yathaypyan.
Return to the town and free on your own to explore the town.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hpa An
Day 3: Hpa-An visit
After breakfast, take a short drive to Lumbini Garden with thousands of Buddha images at the base of Mt. Zwekabin. Hike about 1,5 hour up to the top and enjoy breathtaking view of the plain and mountain. Drive further to Sadan Cave, considered as the best attraction in Hpa-An. Here, you will take a short relax boat ride through a cave and lake which added-up as the highlight.
On the way back to the town, stop for photo-stop at Kyauk Kalat, a pagoda which is built on layers of natural rock formations.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hpa An
Day 5: Hpa An – Bago – Yangon & departure
Today, you head to Yangon via Bago, an ancient capital dating back to the 6th century. Stop en route for a visit at the interesting Ba-yin-yi caves with beautiful wall carvings and numerous intricate Buddha images sculpted in all sizes
Sightseeing in Bago includes the beautiful 55m long reclining Buddha called Shwethalyaung and the Mon style Shwemawdaw Pagoda, one of the most venerated in Myanmar. Its spire stands 114m high and is taller even than the Shwedagon Pagoda. Also visit the old Palace of Kambozathadi and the huge four sitting Buddhas.
Transfer back to Yangon in late afternoon
AccommodationRated Excellent by past passengers
All the hotels/ cruise are subject to availability and can be changed. In case any of the listed hotels are fully booked, alternatives of equivalence will be taken.
GuideRated Excellent by past passengers
English Speaking Tour Guide (other language on request)
MealsRated Excellent by past passengers
Daily breakfast at the hotels
TransportRated Excellent by past passengers
Private transportation with A/C
Please note that airfares are subject to availability and to change without notice
• Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
• Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
• Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
• Service of English speaking guides in every location
• Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
• Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
• International flights
• Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
• Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
• Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
• Tips for guides and drivers
• Personal travel insurance