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Day Excursion to Golden Rock, Myanmar

Created with Sketch. Yangon–Golden Rock–Bago
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Duration

12 Hours

Tour Code

Rt-day Tour (d)

Group Size

Max 20 People

Guide

English Speaking Station Guide

Pick Up Time

5:45 am

Pick Up Point

Hotel In Yangon

Drop Off Point

Hotel In Yangon

Validity

All Year Round (private Tour – Daily Departure)

Tour Price (Validity: Until March 31, 2021)

(Per person in USD with English speaking local guide)

Minimum days to book before departure : ( 1 day / 24 hours ) , Max. passengers : 20
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Description

Learn not only about the spiritual heart of the Buddhism but also discover the natural beauty of the region around Kyaikhtiyo. This is an adventure trip as you must take a ride by an open truck from the base camp to the mountain top.

Highlights

  • Make a pilgrimage tour up to Mount Kyaiktiyo, home of the famous Golden Rock Pagoda
  • Admire the gilded dome of the Shwemawdaw Pagoda and see the Great Reclining Buddha Image in Bago
  • Visit the War Cemetery which is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Know Before You Go (Additional Info)

  • As you will be visiting religious sites, please wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees, and remember to take off your shoes and socks when entering pagoda areas.
  • This tour is not available during the Water Festival between 12 to 18 April. During this time, everything in town is closed: restaurants, shops, markets, Museum, etc. Driving through Yangon is extremely difficult if not impossible because people celebrate the famous water-festival. You cannot avoid of getting very wet because everyone throws water at everybody. People drive through the city in open cars and there are stages along the street where people throw water. Everybody going up will get very wet.

Pick Up Point

Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Pick-up from your hotel in Yangon City area. Please advise your hotel's name.

Pick Up Time

5:45 am

Drop Off Point

Drop-off at your hotel in Yangon City area.

Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Important Notes:

The region around Kyaikhtiyo is still undeveloped for most aspects of tourism. We will endeavour to obtain the best available, transport and facilities for guests, but would ask for their understanding for any practical aspects that do not come up to expectations and for delays or changes in the itinerary. Due to road conditions, travel in this region is not recommended during the monsoon season (June – September).

Itinerary

Yangon - Golden Rock - Bago - Yangon Full Day Excursion Day Return

At 05:45 AM. pick up from your hotel and start overland drive to Kin Pun "base camp" of Golden Rock (110 miles – 4 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. Arrive Kim Pun Based Camp at approx noon. As soon as arriving to the Kim Pun Base Camp at about 1000 AM, you will take the open truck to reach to the mountain top pagoda. After arriving to the top of the mountain pagoda, you can visit the Golden Rock Pagoda and take the photo around there. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant en-route.
After lunch, leave from Kyaikhto and return back to Yangon via Bago. Short visit in Bago includes great Shwemawdaw Pagoda, which is over a thousand years old. Its spire is even taller than that of Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda, the 55-meter-long reclining Shwe Thalyaung Buddha Image, one of the country's most revered objects. Then, continue drive to Yangon, with a brief stop at Kyaik Pun Pagoda, famous for its four giant Buddha figures. Drive back to Yangon. If time permit, visit Allied War Cemetery in Htauk Kyant. Arrive to your hotel in the late evening.

Meals Included: Lunch

Remark: The open trucks operating from the base camp to the mountain top is closed at 18:00 P.M. Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather and road conditions.

Include

  • Sightseeing with an English speaking guide
  • Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • All entrance fees for the places as mentioned in the program Bago and Golden Rock,
  • Lunch at local restaurant,
  • Up/ Down Truck ticket from Kimpun Base Camp to Golden Rock Pagoda,
  • Pick-up and drop off from/to your Hotel
  • Snow towel & 1 Bottle of purified drinking water

Exclude

  • Hotel accommodation,
  • Services not mentioned in our itinerary
  • Meals not specified in the description,
  • Tips for your guide and driver,
  • Camera Fee,
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

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Antonio

09/09/2019

Amazing Trip

It is an amazing trip. Perfect services.
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