Duration: 6 Days/5 Nights
Tour Route: Yangon – Mawlamyine – Golden Rock – Yangon
- Admire the golden Shwedagon Pagoda – one of the most stunning pagodas in Asia
- Explore the traditional handicrafts of Mawlamyine local people
- Visit the legend Golden Rock – the marvelous attraction wherein people said to enshrine the relics of Buddha
Day 1: Arrival Yangon
Day 2: Yangon – Mawlamyine (B)
Day 3: Mawlamyine (Bilu & Shampoo Island) (B)
Day 4: Mawlamyine – Golden Rock (B)
Day 5: Golden Rock – Bago – Yangon (B)
Day 6: Yangon Departure (B)
Day 1: Yangon Arrival
Mingalabar! Welcome to Myanmar – where the myth reveals!
Upon arrival, greeted by our local guide and driver at Yangon International Airport. Your first visit to Myanmar today is the Shwedagon Pagoda, where your guide will explain the history of the temple while taking a walk around the huge complex and its 65 stupas.
Overnight in Yangon.
Day 2: Yangon – Mawlamyine
After breakfast, we drive to Mawlamyine – the fourth biggest city positioned in the south of Myanmar which used to be the capital of Mon Kingdom. Along the way, we will stop at Bago to visit the Shwethalyaung Buddha image, one of the largest Myanmar’s reclining Buddha image, located in Shwethalyaung temple.
In the afternoon, continue your journey through the peaceful countryside. Upon arrival at Mawlamyine, we check-in at the hotel. Free time to take rest or explore the town at night. You can walk alongside Strand Road to gaze out at the s colonial construction overlooking the tranquil river.
Overnight in Mawlamyine.
Day 3: Mawlamyine – Bilu & Shampoo Island (B)
Your day will be used to investigate the charming Mawlamyine, spend time to capture a mix of breathtaking views and ways of local life. After breakfast, our driver will take you to the wharf to get on a boat trip coming to Shampoo Island. The pleasant islet sits at the intersection of five rivers where the Mon King utilized to hold shampooing ceremonies during the Thingyan festival. Spend your time to sightsee the monastery, nunnery, and pagoda within the island.
Next up, we back to Mawlamyine by boat. The next site is Bilu Kyun, a staggering island where is home to over 200,000 individuals. Be charmed by the green color of beautiful paddies and lush gardens. After that, we visit some villages nearby, see the making of local painstaking work such as pipes, little toys, walking sticks, and chalkboards.
Capture the highlight of the afternoon at a viewpoint with a panoramic view of the sunset over the Thanlwin River and Belu Island.
Overnight in Mawlamyine.
Day 4: Mawlamyine – Golden Rock
After breakfast, begin the day with a visit to the energetic Zeigyi central market. Wander around dozen of stores where local people come to purchase and offer their wares. Leaving the market, we head downtown to capture the beauty of colonial buildings, mosques, and others. Then, we visit Kyaik Thanlan Pagoda, the tallest Buddhist pagoda in Mawlamyine housing a hair antique of the Buddha. The 40-meter tall stupa located on the hilltop, encompassed by 34 littler Zegiyan pagodas. Enjoy the spectacular view of the city and harbor.
Follow your local guide to the ancient Queen Sein Don Monastery (locally was known as Yada Bonmyint Monastery). This monastery is more than 100 years old and is famous for its intricate woodcarving and Burmese crafts inside.
We say goodbye to beautiful Mawlamyine to drive to the legend Golden Rock. Upon arrival, you’ll travel by open-truck for 45 minutes to the base camp of Golden Rock, Kyaikhtiyo. The Golden Rock was named as one of the best-known pilgrimage sites in Myanmar. It features a 7.3-meter pagoda built on top of a large gravity-defying boulder which is covered in gold leaf paint that has been pasted on by worshippers.
Overnight in Golden Rock.
Day 5: Golden Rock – Bago – Yangon
Wake up in the sound of bird-singing this morning to see the wonderful dawn over the boulder and observe the meaningful moment that local people accumulate to make their everyday offerings.
On the way back to Yangon, we visit Bago, which once stood as the capital of the Mon Kingdom within the 16th century. Here you may visit the Shwemawdaw Pagoda which holds a 114-meter-high tower. If time permits, we stop at Htaukktan Township to visit the Associated War Cemetery – the peaceful resting place for over 27000 Allied Soldiers who perished during World War II.
Overnight in Yangon.
Day 6: Yangon – Departure
After breakfast, you have free time until our car arrives to take us to the airport for the flight back to your home country. Trip ends.