Day 1. Yangon – Kyaikhtiyoe
After breakfast, Depart from Yangon by morning and drive to Bago, the capital of the 16th century Mon kingdom.
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.
Overnight near Golden Rock.
Day 2. Kyaikhtiyoe – Hpa An
After Breakfast at Hotel and return down to base camp by the same route on foot or by open-air truck.
This afternoon, continue by road to Hpa An, is the capital of the Karen state.
Visit to Bayint Nyi Cave and Kaw Gun Cave. The former has a hot spring lake, from which you get a beautiful view of the temple complex and cave. Kaw Gun Cave is also fascinating, with over 2000 stone tablets with Mon inscriptions and hundreds of Buddha statues in the cave.
Arrive in Hpa An and check in to your hotel. If you wish, take a leisurely walk on the road along Thanlyin River: a pretty scene with boats and mountain backdrops.
Overnight in Hpa An.
Day 3: Hpa An – Mawlameine
After breakfast, drive outskirt of Hpa An to see Zwe Kapin. Then continue to Taung Kalat Pagoda, formation on a small island in a lake.
Continue drive to Mawlamein takes about 3 hours. Visit to Kawhnat-Kadoe, village of U Nar Ouk. During the colonial times, U Nar Ouk ran a local ferry boat company and fell into competition with the famed Ayeyarwaddy Flotila group.
Arrive this afternoon in the Mon State capital of Moulmein, formerly known as Mawlamein. 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. Dinner at local restaurant (own account).
Option : visit to Win Sein Taw Ya (Recycling Buddha).
Overnight in Mawlamein.
Day 4: Mawlameine
After breakfast, Spend today touring the sites of Mawlamein. Start with colorful Mawlamein central market, where miscellaneous items are sold.
Proceed to 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 Mawlamein.
This afternoon, board a private boat to visit Khaung Sae Kyun (Shampoo Island). It is said that Mon Kings used to came this place to announce water festival, then also make hair washing ceremony on the island.
Come back to Mawlamein and end up your tour at “view point” from where you can see the charming town of Mawlamein, together with the gorgeous view of Thanlwin River and Belu Island at the back drop, while you are enjoying your time during sunset.
Overnight in Mawlamein.
Day 5: Mawlameine – Yangon
After breakfast, depart Mawlamein and for the drive to Yangon. On the way back to Yangon, 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. The drive takes approximately seven hours and we will arrive in the city late this afternoon.
Arrival Yangon, make your own relax.
Dinner at local restaurant with own account. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 6: Departure from Yangon
After Breakfast at Hotel, visit to Bogyoke Market formerly known as Scott Market which is Yangon’s best market for handicrafts and other goods. Lunch at local restaurant.
Then, transfer to Yangon International airport and fly back to own country.
Tour Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Tour Price: Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.