Insight Burmar Journey

7 Days | Myanmar
Classic Tours

OVERVIEW

Yangon, Golden Rock

This tour is highly suitable for those who have discovery passion for more pristine and untouched lands in Myanmar. Mawlamyine is generally considered to be off the main tourist trail but the town does have a charm with its rich history, buildings with colonial style architecture and World War II era wooden buses, making it a fascinating place to visit. Whereas Hpa An is famous for its spectacular limestone ranges and picturesque landscapes. Take your camera and get ready to trek with Far East Vacation!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the most magnificent and sacred pagodas in Yangon and pristine Mawlamyine and Hpa An.
  • Observe spectacular natural landscapes from the high hills.
  • Enjoy the Jaggery (Myanmar chocolate) experience at the interesting local toddy palm houses.
  • Join the Mon tribes on their daily activities to experience local culture.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Yangon Arrival & City Tour

Mingalarbar!
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. Begin to explore this bustling former capital by visiting Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda and Karaweik Palace with the fantastic view of the Royal Lake. Admire unique architecture of Yangon with its British colonial buildings while walking from Sule Pagoda to China Town. Observe the golden sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacred Buddhist pagoda for the Burmese.

Meal: N/A.
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon.

Day 2: Yangon – Mawlamyine

Transfer to Mawlamyine, a charming city with rich history, colonial style architecture and World War II era wooden buses. Enjoy the relaxing walk along the strand road of Thanlwin River.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Mawlamyine.

Day 3: Mawlamyine Sightseeing

Spend a full day to explore Mawlamyine and its highlights include Win Sein Tawya Buddha Image and Kyaikmayow Pagoda. Drop by the interesting local toddy palm houses for a Jaggery (Myanmar chocolate) experience. Explore Sein Don Queen Monastery, Kyaikthanlan Pagoda, U Zi Na Pagoda and conclude the day by observing the paranomic view of sunset on top of Mawlamyine Hill.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Mawlamyine.

Day 4: Mawlamyine – Hpa An

After breakfast, enjoy the boat trip to Hpa An, the capital of Kayin State. Visit U Now Village (Mon Village) to experience the local culture of the Mon Tribes. Conquer Zwekabin Hill and after that Kawgum Cave, then conclude the day by visiting Kyaukka Latt and Shwe Yin Mhaw Pagoda.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hpa An.

Day 5: Hpa An – Kyaikhtiyo – Golden Rock

On the way to Kyaikhtiyo, visit Bayint Nyi Cave, Rathi Mountain, Kyikan Mouth Cave and start trekking to Golden Rock on top of Mount Kyaikhtiyo, the third most important pilgrimage after Shwedagon Pagoda and Mahamuni Pagoda. Observe the breath-taking view of sunset on top of the mountain.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Kyaikhtiyo.

Day 6: Kyaikhtiyo – Bago – Yangon

Continue to Bago, an ancient capital dating back to the 6th century, to explore Kanbawzathadi Palace built by King Bayint Naung in 1551. Discover Kyakhatwine Monastery, where thousands of monks take their last meal of the day at 10am in silence and serenity, then continue to Shwemawdaw Pagoda and Hinthargone Hillock. Learn about World War II Allied War Cemetery on the way back to Yangon.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon.

Day 7: Yangon Shopping & Departure

Enjoy some shopping at Yangon’s Scott Market until being transferred to the airport for your flight home. Farewell to Myanmar, we hope you enjoyed your time and will be leaving this country with countless memorable stories and captivating pictures of the entire journey.
If you would like to continue visiting other destinations in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, please feel free to contact our friendly travel consultant for further information and get a free quote.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.

IMPORTANT

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Private tours and all services as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Private transportation with air-conditioning.
  • Domestic flights: Yangon – Mawlamyine.
  • English speaking guides in every destination.
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited.
  • International flights.
  • Other meals which do not mention in the itinerary.
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels/resorts.
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tipping for guides and drivers.
  • Compulsory personal travel insurance.
  • Myanmar Visa fees (contact our travel consultant for further information).

Remark:
Please be aware that flight times, hotels, logistical services and days of travel are all subject to availability and modifications outside of our control. When there are cancellations or delays, Far East Vacation will make a conscientious effort to secure alternative arrangements of similar value to those in our booking agreement with the customer.

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