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Golden Rock Splendor

Tour Facts

Tour Name : “Golden Rock Splendor”
Tour Code : TDEZ-03
Tour Type : Private Basic
Duration : 4 Days- 3 Nights (Yangon to Yangon)
Departure : Daily Departure from Yangon
Escort : English- Speaking local stationed guide
Tour Grade : Easy to Adventurous
Tour Activities : Culture, History, Nature, Arts & Crafts, Sceneries, Soft Trekking
  Leisure, Shopping
Transport Mode : Coach with A/C, Local truck at Kyaikhtiyo
Destination Covered : Yangon- Bago- Golden Rock Pagoda (Kyaikhtiyo)
Tour Validity : Until 31 May 2008
 

 

“This is an exciting journey through lovely countryside and mountains, which combines all highlights of Yangon, Bago, historic place of second Empire, with Kyaikhtiyo, the magic Golden Rock pagoda, on the top of mountains, 1300 m above sea level. Explore the unique pilgrimage site by local truck and trek”

Itinerary

Yangon Arrival

Day 1: Arrival in Yangon international airport, welcomed by tour guide and transfer to the hotel. Full day city tour in Yangon starts with drive through the colonial style buildings downtown, the Chinatown area and the Indian quarter. Visit center's useful landmark, Sule Zedi with its golden octagonal pagoda. Continue to Temple of Chaukhtatgyi reclining Buddha. Stop alongside Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake to take photographs over the lake towards Shwedagon. Enjoy the sunset at Shwedagon -

“Its stupa with gilded gold leaves is the heart of Buddhist Myanmar. The pagoda is believed to be 2,500 years old and the central is surrounded by dozens of intricately decorated buildings and statues. There are always many Myanmar people praying and making offerings at Shwedagon, and it's a fascinating place to spend time watching the world go by”

Return to your hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Yangon.


Yangon- Golden Rock Pagoda

Day 2: Breakfast at hotel. Morning drive for 4 hours, through seemingly endless paddy fields to the small town of Kyaikto and on to the "base camp" of Kinpun, where take a truck up a bumpy track about half way up the mountain. Check into hotel. From here, walk up the path which climbs 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). The climb offers magnificent views over the surrounding countryside and the opportunity to make friends with many local people who make the pilgrimage to Kyaikhtiyo. The incredible "Golden Rock" sits precariously on top of the mountain, and is said to balance thanks to a precisely placed hair relics of Buddha. Weather permitting, sunset views from Mount Kyaikhtiyo are amazing. Return to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel. (B)

* Guests are expected, in case, to foresee additional own charges for porters when sedan chair taken. (Approximately US$ 15 per person).


Golden Rock Pagoda- Bago- Yangon

Day 3: Breakfast at hotel. Walk down the mountain and return by truck to your car. Drive back to Yangon via Bago, bustling commercial town located nearest from Yangon (80 km) where visit Shwemawdaw pagoda which has a stupa inlaid with diamonds and is Bago's golden landmark. See Shwetharlyaung Buddha, which dates from 994 and is revered throughout Myanmar as the most beautiful Reclining Buddha. An optional tour is included on the way back to Yangon at the British War Cemetery near Htauk Kyan. Check into hotel. Overnight stay at hotel. (B)


Yangon Departure

Day 4: Breakfast at hotel. Morning city tour to National Museum with an 8-meter-high Golden Lion Throne and Mandalay Royal Regalia. A stop at Bogyoke (Scott) Market gives travelers the opportunity to see Myanmar's wide range of handicrafts. Leisure at hotel until the transfer to airport for international departure. (B)

* B – Breakfast only throughout the tour

Temples of Dynasty wish you an excellent journey through the Golden Land of Myanmar


Inclusive services

Accommodations stay at the hotel with daily breakfast as twin sharing basic.
All transfer, sight-seeing, and excursion with private air-conditioned coach including driver service and fuel.
Detailed itineraries as per program.
All entrance fees payable in US$ for the sites and monuments as per program.
English-speaking local guide throughout the journey from Yangon to Yangon.

Exclusive services

Myanmar visa fees.
Airport tax for international departure.
Meals except breakfast.
Personal expenses.
Insurances.

* Surcharge can be applied for foreign language-speaking guide, and for full board or half board meal plans.
* Above tour can be customized according to your own travel nature.

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