Day 1: Yangon Arrival
- Yangon arrival in the evening. (Itinerary will be adjusted by your flight time.)
- Pick up by the guide at the airport and off to hotel.
- Check in and rest up for the night.
Day 2: Yangon – Dala Sightseeing – Yangon
- After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the Nanthida Jetty to board a ferry to cross the Yangon River to Dala. The jetty is often buzzing with activity as a mini-street market is there to sell snacks and other items to the ferry passengers.
- The boat ride to Dala takes 15 minutes and offers great views of the waterways as well as a fun chance to interact with the curious locals as they make their way across the river.
- Upon reaching Dala, travel by local trishaw through the town. The scenic town is remarkably different from nearby Yangon, with many trees, local neighborhoods and quiet side streets filling the area.
- While in Dala you’ll visit the market and have plenty of opportunities to stop and interact with the friendly locals.
- After visiting the village and market, proceed to the monastery to learn about monastic life in Myanmar. The monastery also serves as a community centre and is an important part of rural locals’ lives.
- Upon returning from Dala, back to hotel to freshen up. Then out again in the late afternoon to Shwedagon pagoda for sunset appreciation.
- Shwedagon pagoda – this 98-meter gilded stupa is Myanmar’s Holiest Buddhist Shrine that contains relics of the past four Buddhas. Based on the records of Buddhist monks, the Shwedagon Pagoda was built before Gautama Buddha died in 486 BCE coinciding with age according to legend. It used to be only 18 meters tall. From 1453 to 1472 it was raised to 40 meters. The stupa was rebuilt many times until it reached its current height of 98 meters in the 18th century. It is believed that if a person wants to avoid bad luck and misfortune, he must pour water at one’s planetary post and he will be ensure of peace of mind and all anxieties will end.
- Transfer back to the hotel and overnight in Yangon.
Day 3: Yangon – Golden Rock
- After breakfast, your guide will pick you up at the hotel. Drive to Golden Rock – a truly extraordinary natural feature with its great weight balanced so precariously on the cliff edge. Legend has it that it is kept in place by a single hair of the Buddha. It is one of the most religious sites in Myanmar.
- Arrive at Kinpun base camp /Golden Rock. 11km uphill climb begins (about 7hrs if we trek) or an hour drive up hill. Get up close with nature and friendly locals along the way.
- Again, another 45 minutes trek to reach the Golden Rock.
- Check-in at the hotel. Appreciate the amazing sunset and uncover the wonders of Golden Rock.
- Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Golden Rock – Bago – Yangon
- Feel and see another side of the Golden Rock – Sunrise!
- After breakfast, check-out from the hotel.
- Drive back and visit Bago on the way.
- Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda – this pagoda is said to be over 1000 years old and was originally build by the Mon King and it is the tallest pagoda in Burma. It is 15 meters taller than the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. It is one of Burma’s most sacred sites, because it enshrines several relics of the Buddha. Two huge Chinthe, mythological animals that look like a lion stand guard at the entrance of the temple grounds. Numerous small pagodas are placed at the base of the 114 meter tall Shwe Maw Daw. The pagoda is topped with a diamond studded hti, a top ornament shaped as an umbrella found on most Burmese temples.
- ShweThaLyaung Reclining Buddha – built in 994 by the Mon King Mingadeipka & is one of the largest reclining Buddha images in Burma. After the image had fallen into disrepair, it was renovated by King Dhammazedi in the 15th century. The reclining Buddha image is housed in an iron pavilion called tazaung with Italian marble on the floor. On the walls are murals depicting scenes from the Jataka tales, the stories that tell about the previous lives of the Buddha. It was rediscovered by chance in the colonial era when the British built a railway between Yangon and Bago in 1881.
- Kanbawzathadi Palace – built by King Bayinnaung (1551-1581 A.D.) the founder of the second Myanmar Empire. The original palace consisted of 76 apartments and halls according to the old drawing record. It was burned down in 1599. Several buildings of the palace have been rebuilt. The Great Audience Hall was the largest building in the palace where the King received his ministers and officials. The hall is also known as the Royal Lion Throne Hall, because it contained the Thihathana Throne or Lion Throne. The Bhammayarthana Throne Hall, also called Bee Throne Hall contained the private quarters for the King, including the Royal bed chamber and living chamber. This very ornate building has multiple roof sections and false floors, and is topped with a Pyatthat, a seven tiered Burmese style roof. Other buildings contained the chambers of members of the Royal family.
- KyaikPon four huge sitting Buddhas – built in 1476 by King Dhammazedi, a devout Buddhist and King of the Mon Kingdom of Hanthawaddy (Pegu). This pagoda is known for its four towering images of the Buddha visible from far away. According to local legend, four Mon sisters were involved in the building of the Kyaik Pun Paya. Among them they pledged never to get married as long as they lived. If one of them was to get married, one of the Buddha statues would collapse. According to the legend, one of the women broke her promise and got married, resulting in the collapse of one of the images, the Kassapa Buddha.
- Drive back to Yangon in the late afternoon and dinner on the way.
- Back to Yangon and transfer to your hotel. Rest up for the night.
Day 5: Yangon – Thanlyin – Yangon
- Your guide will pick you up at the hotel after breakfast. Drive to Thanlyin – the key port city located on the bank of Yangon River and about an hour drive away from Yangon.
- First, we will visit National Races village, Kyauktan Yale Pagoda, Kyaik Khauk Pagoda and the Ancient Portuguese Church is believed to be built in the 15th century.
- National Races village – located near Thanlyin Bridge and you will enjoy fresh breeze blowing across Bago River as well as get the sense of Union Spirit from the village of our national races – Kachin. Kayah. Kayin. Chin. Bamar. Mon. Rakhine and Shan. You can see buildings with significant symbols denoting various national races residing in the country.
- Kyauktan Yale Pagoda – set on a tiny island amidst the middle stream of the river. A peaceful refuge, where many visitors purchase popcorn prior to their 3 minute boat ride from shore to the Pagoda, to feed the fish that surround this place of worship.
- Kyaik Khauk Pagoda – a beautiful impressive pagoda in the same style as the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. The pagoda is believed to have been built more than 2,000 years ago, after which it has been enlarged and renovated many times. The base of the pagoda is surrounded by many small golden stupas. The pagoda is located on a small hill on Kyaik Khauk Pagoda road heading towards Kyauktan in the South East corner of Thanlyin.
- Back to Yangon and then transfer back to your hotel. Rest up for the night.
Day 6: Yangon – International Departure
- Your guide will meet you at the hotel in the morning.
- After breakfast, head to Bogyoke Aung San market (Scott market) – this popular market in downtown area offers a good selection of gem stones, traditional fabric & costumes, handicrafts, arts & paintings, souvenirs, etc. Lunch at a local restaurant. Before you transfer to Bogyoke Market, you can take some times to do shopping before going home. Bargain …bargain…bargain before buying anything. (This market is closed on Mondays & Gazetted Holidays. In the event when tour dates coincide with the market holidays, we will arrange a suitable activity.)
- Afterwards, visit Chinatown, a colorful restaurants & eateries, temples and markets. Continue to a local tea shop – a chance to experience an integral part of local culture: Drinking Tea! Select from an array of snacks and enjoy coffee or tea and rub shoulders with the friendly locals.
- Lastly, transfer to the Yangon International Airport for your departure flight.
- End of the tour and we hope to see you again!
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- Transfer and sightseeing by private car (driver inclusive)
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- Trishaw fee in Dala
- Truck fee in Golden Rock
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