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Yangon - Kyaikhtiyo - Hpa An - Mawlamyine - Thanbyuzayat - Bago - Yangon

Day – 1: Yangon

Meet with our guide on arrival at Yangon International Airport and transfer to the hotel. Today's sightseeing tour includes the old colonial style city center, the gilded Sule Pagoda, dating back over 2,000 years and Bogyoke (Scott’s) Market (closed on Public Holidays & Mondays). Then proceed to Chauk Htat Gyi, a huge reclining Buddha image, followed by a photo stop at Karaweik Hall royal floating barge. An extended visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments will conclude the tour of this picturesque Garden City. The golden dome of the Shwedagon Pagoda rises 98 meters above its base and is covered with 60 tons of pure gold. Accommodation at the hotel, in Yangon.

Day – 2: Yangon - Kyaikhtiyo (Car)

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast drive to Bago (84 km – approximately 2 hours). En route, visit the Allied War Graves cemetery near Htauk Kyan, a tree shrine dedicated to the legendary animist spirits known as "Nats". Then continue to Kin Pun "base camp" (110 km - approximately 3 hours) and onward to Kyaiktiyo (the "Golden Rock"), a huge boulder completely covered by gold leaves and delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff. From Kin Pun take a local truck up a bumpy track (45 minutes drive) to arrive to Yathaytaung. From Yathaytaung travelers must walk the final stage (about 4 kilometers – 45 minutes) up steep paths, which ascend some 500 meters to the Golden Rock. On arrival, watch the beauty of a sunset at this important pilgrimage site. Accommodation at the hotel near Kyaikhtiyo.

Day – 3: Kyaikhtiyo - Hpa-An - Mawlamyine (Car)

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast visit the rest of places on the hill, and then walk down to Yathedaung and down-ride to the base camp, after that drive to Hpa-An, capital of the Kayin State. You will proceed to visit the Bayin Nyi Cave and the Kawgun cave which are situated two miles away from the township of Hpa an. distance from Hpa An township. It is a natural lime Stone cave with rare Buddha images that can be dated up to the it can be datable to 15th century A.D. You then continue to Mawlamyine. Accommodation at the hotel, in Mawlamyine.

 Day – 4: Mawlamyine (Car)

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast you will visit the local market; the Kyai market, the Kyaik-thanlan pagoda, which was erected in 875 A.D, a hair relic of the Buddha, the Tripitaka manuscripts , the gold images of the Buddha that were enshrined in the pagoda, the U Zina Pagoda which legend says it was first built in the 3rd century B.C and the Gaung Say island. Accommodation at the Hotel, in Mawlamyine.

Day – 5: Mawlamyine - Thanbyuzayat - Mawlamyine (Car)

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast you will visit Thanbyu zayat, which is situated 30 km south of Mawlamyine. You will see the Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, which contains 3,771 graves of Allied prisoners of war who died building the death railway. And then you will proceed to the Kyaikkami Yele Pagoda where the shrine chamber beneath Yele Pagoda reportedly contains a Buddha image that supposedly floated there on a raft from Sri Lanka in ancient times. After that continue to Sets Beach, one of the noted beaches in Myanmar. It is a very wide, brown-sand beach. Then back to Mawlamyine. Accommodation at the hotel, in Mawlamyine.

Day – 6: Mawlamyine - Bago - Yangon (Car)

Breakfast at the hotel. Very early in the morning, drive back to Yangon. On the way, you will see Shwemadaw pagoda which is over 1000 years old and whose spire is even taller than the one from Shwegagon pagoda, the 55 meter long reclining Shwethalyaung Buddha image and Bago Market. Then proceed to Yangon. Accommodation at the hotel, in Yangon.

Day – 7: Yangon Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the Yangon International Airport for your departure flight.


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