Welcome to Yangon, the biggest gateway in Myanmar! In spite of being deposed as capital in 2005, Yangon (formerly “Rangoon“) is still the largest and most impressive cities of the country. The tour offers you a chance to capture the quintessence of the attractive Yangon and its surrounding.
Departure City: Yangon
Visit Cities: Yangon – Kyaikhtyio – Bago
Duration: 4 Days 3 Nights
Departure: Daily, upon your request
Extendable with optional tours from Yangon
PRIVATE TOUR COST:Prices are quoted in US dollars per person double occupancy.
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- Soak up the hustle and bustle on colonial street of Yangon.
- Enjoy fine dining with Burmese food and amazing cultural show.
- Admire Shwedagon Pagoda – one of the greatest Buddhist pagodas in the world.
- Visit Golden Rock which enshrines the giant 65 meters high reclining Buddha image.
- Gain insight into the history of less touristic Bago.
Day 1: Yangon Arrival. Brief city tour
Mingalabar! Arrival at Yangon International Airport, you are greeted by our tour guide and driver.
Welcome to Myanmar, the country has just opened its doors to the world after 60 years of isolation and now waiting people to explore its unique heritage and culture.
Yangon is the former capital and remains the most developed city of Myanmar. The bustling city of Yangon is the best place to witness the country in transition, where century-old buildings from the British colonial period vie for space with the emerging modern skyline. Head to the hotel to check-in and freshen up.
Now you have a trip downtown with a walking tour through the historic quarter. Along the way you visit the former City Hall and various other examples of 1940’s colonial British architecture. The hidden art galleries inside the small alley could also be the next stop on your tour. Continue to Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, which houses the sacred reclining Buddhas as well as the country’s largest one. Spend time at Bogyoke Market, formerly Scott Market (closed on Mondays and public holidays). Built in the 1920s under British rule, the side is listed a heritage of Yangon. It has more than 2,000 stalls dominated by large selections of antique Burmese handicraft, clothing and jewelry… Last but not least, you go to Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacred Buddhist site of Myanmar and the oldest one in the world. The Pagoda contains a 99m high golden stupa and spires, adorned with 7,000 diamonds, sapphires and rubies and allegedly, hairs belonging to the Gautama Buddha. If you are fortunate, you will have a chance to join a special oil lamp lighting ceremony with thousand oil lamps are lit around the gilded pagoda. This ancient and symbolic Buddhist ritual will be the truly awe-inspiring spiritual experience.
End of the day, you enjoy the welcome dinner with amazing cultural puppet show.
Meals: Welcome dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon
Day 2: Yangon – Kyaikhtiyo
After breakfast at hotel, you are leaving Yangon; enjoy a scenic journey to Kyaiktiyo, 190km to the east. One of Myanmar’s great pilgrimage sites is the Golden Rock, 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 Kyaiktiyo base camp and transfer to the transit junction with one of the small open trucks in one-hour ride, followed by up to an hour challenging walk up to the hill top.
Here, you visit Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, built on the top of a huge gilded boulder and enjoy sunset from this unforgettable site.
Accommodations: Hotel in Kyaikhtiyo
Day 3: Kyaikhtiyo – Bago – Yangon
After breakfast, return to the base-camp by open truck and head back to Yangon. Have a stop to explore Bago, an ancient capital dating back to the 6th century. Sightseeing in Bago includes the beautiful 55m long reclining Buddha called Shwethalyaung, 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); the old Palace of Kambozathadi and the huge four sitting Buddhas.
Finally, drive back to Yangon by late afternoon.
Accommodations: Hotel in Yangon
Day 4: Yangon departure
Breakfast at hotel and free at leisure until transfer to Yangon international airport for your onward flight. End services.
- Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
- Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles except Kyaikhtiyo (transferred by open non-air-conditioned vehicles)
- Service of English speaking guides in every location
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
- All entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions.
- International flights
- Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
- Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
- Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
- Tips for guides and drivers
- Personal travel insurance
- Myanmar Visa fees (contact us for further information).