Route: Myawaddy – Golden Rock – Yangon – Pyay – Bagan – Taungoo – Mawlamyine – Hpa An - Myawaddy
Start from: Myawaddy
End at: Myawaddy
- Visit the holy site of Golden Rock
- Explore the ancient and colonial site of Yangon
- Learn more about the beautiful ancient structures of Bago
- Visit the ancient & archaeological sites of Pyay
- Explore thousands of ancient structures in Bagan
- Learn about the arts and crafts of Bagan
- Explore old colonial town and harbor of Mawlamyine
- Enjoy breathtaking beauty of Hpa An
Day 1: Myawaddy - Golden Rock
Upon arrival at Myawaddy - Mae Sot border check-point, your guide will meet and help you with necessary documents. After a short break, head out to Golden Rock.
Overnight at Golden Rock.
Day 2: Golden Rock - Bago – Yangon (B)
After breakfast, return to the base camp by open-air truck and begin the return journey to Yangon. En route, stop in Bago, also known as Pegu.
The sites in Bago are spread out around the town and you’ll spend time exploring and learning about the history and myths of the city. Stops include the 55-metre long reclining Shwethalyaung Buddha, the four seated Buddhas at Kyaikpun and the old palace of Kambozathadi. The Mon-style Shwemawdaw Pagoda is the most outstanding religious monument in Bago. This golden temple stands at 114 metres tall, higher than Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda, and can be seen from around 10 kilometres outside of the city.
While in Bago, take time to visit the town market and a Mon neighborhood where the locals once produced woven textiles.
From Bago we’ll return to Yangon this afternoon. Before reaching the city limits, stop in Htaukkyantownship to visit the Allied War Cemetery, the final resting place for more than 27,000 Allied Soldiers who perished during the World War II campaign in Myanmar.
Overnight in Yangon.
Day 3: Yangon Sightseeing (B)
After breakfast at the hotel, first you will visit the Bothahtaung Jetty and Bothahtaung pagoda, which is an ancient arrival port of entry to Yangon. Then proceed to the Pansodan Jetty passing by the central post office. On the way, you can also visit the historical hotel named "Strand Hotel", which was built since 1901 and is on the list of the hotel is list of the Yangon City Heritage. If you like, you can have a cup coffee or tea (at your own account) in the cafe of the legendary Strand Hotel. Then you continue walking around the historical buildings, which bring back the image of colonial era. Walking along the Pansodan road, where colonial buildings line up on your both sides, till you get to Sule Pagoda, the spot that represents the centre of Yangon, where you will be surrounded by the High Court, Immanuel Church, Islamic Moresque and Sule Pagoda. You will see the city hall as well as the independence monument. Then proceed to walk through the indian district, where you can see their daily life by selling all kinds of old and junks for electrical appliances, those seems to be worthless but eventually not for some particular customers. After having a break in your hotel in the afternoon, the KandawGyilake together with the Karaweik Park. Finally you will visit the Shwedagon Pagoda, which is the image of Myanmar or the guardian image of all people. Shwedagon is shining in its gold with the height of 326 feet about 100 meters high, the whole stupa is decorated with gold leaves and plates with a crown or umbrella decorated with thousands and thousands of jewelleries. Visiting the Shwedagon Pagoda during the sunset is a wonderful moment to enjoy the alteration of luster and the tones of its gold colour according to the brightness of the sun could last in your forever lasting memory.
Overnight in Yangon.
Day 4: Yangon – Pyay (B)
Today, you will go to Pyay in the early morning. Arrive to the Pyay city, then check in hotel and short rest at the hotel. Then start Pyay sightseeing includes ShweSantaw Pagoda, Se’ HtetKyi Pagoda, BawBawGyi Pagoda, AsheyZeyGu Pagoda, AkaukTaung, ShweBonthar Muni Pagoda, ShweMyatHman Buddha Image, Shwe Nat Taung Pagoda. Depending on time, travel places are adjustable.
Overnight in Pyay.
Day 5: Pyay – Bagan (B)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will start a trip to Bagan about 9 Hrs drive. In the evening, arrive at Bagan. Bagan is the first and most beautiful capital of the Burmese, founded in the eleventh century by a great king. Along with Ankor in Cambodia, this is the most important temple and pagoda complex in Asia.
Check in and overnight at Hotel in Bagan.
Day 6: Bagan Sightseeing (B)
After breakfast, visit the colorful NyaungOo Market where villagers gather every day to buy and sell their produce and other goods. Continue to Myinkaba village and take a short walking tour to explore the temples of Manuha and Nan Paya. Explore more temples in the area, visit more craft shops or return to your hotel for a break to relax from the midday heat.
This afternoon, continue to the rural village of Minnanthu, one of Bagan’s least visited areas. Here you will explore temples such as Payathonzu, Lemyentha and Nandamannya before heading to the riverside pier. Board a local boat for a slow cruise down the Irrawaddy River. As you cruise the waters, observe the lifestyle of the fishermen and riverside villagers as well as enjoying the unique perspective of Bagan’s temples. Return to your hotel this evening.
Overnight in Bagan
Day 7: Bagan – Taungoo (B)
After fresh breakfast at the hotel, check out and heading to Taungoo which is over 5 hrs drive. On arrival, check in at the hotel and take a rest for a moment. Then you will visit Shwesandaw Pagoda, Myasigon Pagoda. And if time permit, you will visit Seinye Elephant Camp or Pho Kyar Elephant Camp.
Depending on time, travel places are adjustable.
Overnight in Taungoo
Day 8: Taungoo – Mawlamyine (B)
In the morning, our driver and guide will pick you up from your hotel and will continue your trip to Mawlamyine. On the way, you can stop by at the Kayon cave with Buddha images depending on your wish. Mawlamyine is the capital city of Mon State and once a port city for teak export in colonial time. The main attractions here are two-storey Mon Cultural Museum with the collection of Mon inscriptions and hundred-year-old wooden sculptures etc, the Mahamuni Pagoda built in Mon Style with covered brick walkways linking many buildings and the city’s tallest Kyaikthanlan Pagoda. There are still more Pagodas, churches and Mosques to visit in town.
Overnight in Mawlamyine.
Day 9: Mawlamyine – Hpa an (B)
Today you will enjoy another full day of excursion in and around Mawlamyaing before you are heading to Hpa-an. You will first visit Mawlamyine’s central market, Zaygyi. Then you will drive to the small coastal resort and missionary center Kyaikkami where you can enjoy KyaikkamiYeylel Pagoda constructed on the sea and Setse Beach. On the way, you will stop at Mudon to observe cotton weaving and the longest reclyning Buddha of the world. If time allows, from Kyaikkami, you will proceed to Thanbyuzayat located about 64km south of Mawlamyaing. You will have a chance to visit Thanphyuzayat War Cemetery where prisoners of World War II‘s died while building the infamous Death Railway line across into Thailand. Finally proceed to Hpa-An.
Overnight in Hpa-An.
Day 10: Hpa an – Myawaddy (B)
After breakfast, pay a visit to Kawgun caves to admire its magnificent ancient wall carving dating back to the 7th century. Upon arrival in Hpaan, take a short sightseeing tour around the city with famous attractions including the small rock hill of Kyaikalatt, Lombumni Garden – home to thousands of Buddha images and Kyauk Talon. Then you will be transferred to Myawaddy border to leave Myanmar. End of tour.
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