Glance of Myanmar
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YANGON – KYAIKHTIYO – BAGO – YANGON
3 Days – 2 Nights
A.01 Arrive Yangon / Yangon – Kyaikhtiyo (by car) (-, L, D)
shwedagonArrive Yangon, welcome by our guide at the airport and drive out of Yangon to the ancient capital of Bago (Pegu), about 2 hours drive north east of Yangon.
Lunch at KYAWSWAR Restaurant in Bago.
From Bago, 2 hours drive through seemingly endless paddy fields to the small town of Kyaikhto and go on to the ‘base camp’ of Kinpun.
In the afternoon, take a local truck/bus up a bumpy track about half way up the mountain. (Private trucks are available at extra costs – please ask your guide to arrange). 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, please ask your guide to arrange). 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.
Dinner and overnight at Hotel in Kyaikhtiyo.
A.02 Kyaikhtiyo – Bago – Yangon (by car) (B, L, D)
kyaik-hti-yoBreakfast at hotel. Early risers may enjoy returning to the Golden Rock; about 10 minutes walk from the Mountain Top Hotel or 60 minutes from the Golden Rock Hotel, to watch the sunrise. After breakfast, walk down the mountain and return by truck to your car/minibus. Drive back to Bago and visit Shwemawdaw Pagoda, which has a stupa inlaid with diamonds and is Bago’s golden landmark. See Shwethalyaung Buddha, which dates from 994 and is revered throughout Myanmar as the most beautiful Reclining Buddha. Lunch at HANTAWADDY Restaurant in Bago.
Just outside Bago, visit Kyaikpun Pagoda with four 30-meter high Buddha figures seated back to back. An optional visit is included on the way back to Yangon at the British War Cemetery near Htauk Kyant. Arrive Yangon in the evening and transfer to your hotel.
Dinner with show at KARAWEIK Restaurant.
Overnight at Hotel in Yangon.
A.03 Yangon Sightseeing / Departure (B, L, -)
yangonBreakfast at hotel. We’ll visit Shwedagon Pagoda the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. Enjoy breathtaking views of the golden stupa and the city skyline from this vantage point, Botahtaung Pagoda, continue to Bogyoke Market, formerly known as Scott’s Market, to browse through the dozens of stalls and shops. This is Yangon’s best market for handicrafts and other goods. (Note: Market is closed on Mondays and public holidays).
Return back to Hotel for check-out.
Lunch at ROYAL THAZIN Restaurant in Yangon.