DAY 01 YANGON /ARRIVAL
Upon arrival in Yangon, our guide will warmly welcome you in Yangon airport and transfer to hotel for check in. In the afternoon, visit to Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda to admire the reclining Buddha then explore one of the busy open market near the pagoda. You will have a chance to witness how local people participate the market. Before sunset, proceed to the massive, dazzling Shwedagon Pagoda and enjoy breathtaking views of the golden stupa from this vantage point. After sunset return to hotel.
Overnight in Yangon.
DAY 02 YANGON -GOLDEN ROCK BY CAR
After breakfast, leaving Yangon in the early morning, enjoy a scenic journey by road to Kyaikhtiyoe, 190km to the east. One of Myanmar’s great pilgrimage sites is the Golden Rock at Kyaikhtiyoe, 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 Kyaikhtiyoe base camp and transfer to the transit junction with one of the small open trucks in a 1-hour ride. After check-in, start an easy one-hour walk up to the Golden Rock and enjoy sunset from this unforgettable site.
Overnight in Kyaikhtiyoe.
DAY 03 GOLDEN ROCK – BAGO – YANGON
After breakfast, return to the base-camp by open truck and head in the direction of Yangon for 110km to Bago, an ancient capital dating back to the 6th century. Sightseeing in Bago includes the beautiful 55 meter 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. Visit also the old Palace “Kambozathadi” and the huge 4 sitting Buddha’s “Kyaikpun”. Return by road to Yangon, visiting the Allied War Cemetery near Htaukkyan, the final resting place for over 27,000 allied soldiers, and a local woven bamboo factory. Drive back to Yangon at the end of the day.
On arrival Yangon, transfer to hotel and overnight in Yangon.
DAY 04 YANGON FULL DAY
After breakfast, it is good to start walk through “downtown” Yangon, a diverse mix of faded colonial architecture from the British times, and high-rises built by more recent investors; Sule Pagoda, built in the early 3rd century is a landmark in the city center. Continue your visit to Mahabondoola Park and Myanmar Independence monument.
Then stop for visit to Bogyoke Aung San Market and give opportunity to do some shopping (formerly Scott’s market, closes on Monday and public holidays) with hundreds of Myanmar traditional art and crafts, food, clothes, handicrafts, and gems stores. Proceed to Botahtaung Pagoda, a famous pagoda located in downtown Yangon, bank of the Yangon River. Botahtaung is a typical gilded dome that tapers gradually to the top and is capped by a symbolic fan-shape spire. This pagoda is hollow inside allowing visitors to walk through to admire what is considered the highlight of any pilgrimage – a glass case containing a sacred hair relic of the Buddha. End the day, the highlight of this day is the sunset cruise on Yangon River, beholding the scene of local commuter returning to home from Yangon downtown. Return to hotel and overnight in Yangon
DAY 05 YANGON – SYRIAM – YANGON
After breakfast, this morning you will head to Syriam (Thanlyin), a rural town outside the capital Yangon. Enjoy a scenic 50 minutes’ drive to Kyauk Tan Village. You will embark on a boat to Yele Paya (Midstrean Pagoda) set on a tiny island in the middle of the river. The Yele Pagoda is also one of the most favorite destinations of Buddhist devotees as well as tourists because of its sacred and splendid beauty. (Please note that you need to take your shoes off as the path can be slippery). You will explore another two pagodas and the riverside market. After that, we will drive back towards Syriam, continue to visit the beautiful Pelikan Hindu Temple which is believed to be very powerful temple where you can make a wish. On the way back to Yangon, we will visit Kyaik Khauk Pagoda and its surroundings if time permits. Our driver will transfer you back to your hotel safely after a wonderful experience.Overnight in Yangon.
DAY 06 YANGON – DEPARTURE
After breakfast at hotel, today free at leisure before transferring to the airport to take a departure flight coming back home town. It is time to say goodbye, we thank you very much for you’re travelling with us and warmly welcome you to come back again