2 Days Golden Rock Extension
2 Days Golden Rock Extension from Yangon, including a visit to Bago on the wayShow More
Asian Trails Myanmar offers special tours for Yangon and excellent rates for the 2 Days Golden Rock Extension starting from 2015-05-01 to 2016-10-31 including all taxes and service charges.
Tours are operated with English speaking guidance only; other languages are on request and are subject to supplementary charges.
Start From : 2015-05-01
Start From : 2016-10-31
Tour Package Itinerary
DAY 1 YANGON – BAGO - KYAIKHTIYO [-/L/D]
You will be picked up at your hotel for the drive to BAGO (84 km - 1½ hours). On arrival in Bago, visit the THAMANAY Buddhist Seminary where about 150 monks live and study located at the entrance of the city.
Sightseeing will continue to the thousand year old SHWEMAWDAW PAGODA with its spire taller than the SHWEDAGON PAGODA.
You will then leave Bago and proceed to the KIN PUN 'base camp' (110 km - 3½ hrs).
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant en route. The tour will continue to one of Myanmar's landmarks famous for its precarious position and religious importance. KYAIKTIYO, the 'Golden Rock', is a huge boulder completely covered in gold leaves and delicately balancing on the edge of a cliff. To reach the pagoda from KIN PUN base camp, a steep 11 km road leads to the upper staging point.
Please, note that the journey is made in open trucks, which are very crowded and uncomfortable (be aware of this before you decide to join this tour).
The 'upper area' must be travelled on foot at present, and the walk is approximately 4 km (1 hour) up a steep path ascending some 500m to the GOLDEN ROCK on top of the mountain range. If you wish to take a more comfortable approach, you can sit back and be carried in sedan chairs by four porters. This will incur an extra cost of approx. US$ 15.00 p.p. per way (price depends on availability and guest’ body weight and is to be paid directly on the spot). On arrival, you can enjoy great views over the surrounding hills and jungle and see a beautiful sunset.
Dinner and overnight stay at Mountain Top Resort (**,Deluxe room) or Golden Rock Hotel (**, Deluxe room).
DAY 2 KYAIKHTIYO – BAGO - YANGON [B/L/-]
After breakfast, you will return to YANGON (194 km - 5 hrs). Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in Bago and continue sightseeing to the 55-meter long reclining SHWE THA LYAUNG Buddha, which is among the country's most impressive images.
Before heading back to Yangon, visit the four giant Buddha images at KYAIK PUN PAGODA. Stop en route by an Allied War Graves cemetery near HTAUK KYAN and visit also a "Nat" tree shrine.
Upon arrival back in Yangon, transfer to your hotel.
OUR PACKAGE TOUR RATES ARE INCLUSIVE OF:
• Accommodation in shared twin rooms or single rooms with daily breakfast
• Meals as specified in the program on table d'hôte basis
• Entrance fees (as specified)
• Tours with English speaking local guides (or as specified)
• Transportation by air-conditioned van/minibus/coach (except open air truck ride to Golden Rock base camp)
• 1 Tour leader is free of charge as of a minimum of 15 full paying pax
• Service charges, room tax and baggage handling
NOT INCLUDED ARE:
• Travel insurance
• Meals and accommodation in Yangon
• Visa fee for Myanmar
• International Airfare
• Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry etc.
• International airport tax in Yangon (IF ANY)
• Services not mentioned above
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