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2-Day Golden Rock Extension, Myanmar

Created with Sketch. Yangon–Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock)–Bago
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2 Days 1 Night

Group Size

Max 20 People


English Speaking Station Guide

Pick Up Time

8:00 am

Pick Up Point

Hotel In Yangon

Drop Off Point

Hotel In Yangon


All Year Round (private Tour – Daily Departure)


The Golden Rock of Kyaikhtiyo is one of the most revered pilgrimage sites for Myanmar Buddhists. The gold–plated boulder is said to maintain its balance thanks to a single hair of the Buddha being enshrined inside the pagoda. To reach the top of the mountain , one can either make a 17km climb (which will take around 7 hours or more by walking) or sit on the loading area of open trucks that take passengers through a steep and winding road. Once arrived at the pagoda, one can enjoy a spectacular view, which is particularly beautiful a sunrise or sunset. The whole site has a magic charisma and famous for meditation.

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.

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  • 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

Hotels to be used (Subject to change if fully booked)
Notes : If the hotels we mentioned below are fully booked in the period you are staying, there may be some changes.

KyaikhtiyoMountain Top Hotel (Deluxr room) or similar

Brief Itinerary

Day 1Drive from Yangon to Golden Rock. Visit and accommodation at Golden Rock.
Day 2Return to Yangon via Bago. Short visit in Bago. Arrive Yangon in the late evening.

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.
  • During Water Festival between 12 to 18 April, most of the restaurants, shops, markets and Museums are closed. Normal tourist sites such as Pagodas, Temples and parks are open but are very crowded. Driving through the city area and to the tourist sites will be difficult due to traffic as most of the people participate in the famous water-festival. You cannot avoid of getting wet if you get out of the car or walk on the roads because everyone throws water to each other during this festival. People drive through the city in open cars and there are lots of stages shows, entertainments and funs along the roads.

Pick Up Time

8:00 am


Cancellation charges are calculated from the day the written notification is received by the clients or agent as a percentage of the net total tour price as shown, plus any surcharges (e.g. ticketed air sectors and other penalties imposed by suppliers, such as hotels):

  • Within 31-22 days prior to arrival date: 30% of package price
  • Within 21-15 days prior to arrival date: 50% of package price
  • Within 14-8 days prior to arrival date: 75% of package price
  • Within 7 days prior to arrival date: 100% of package price


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).

“Minimum days to book before departure : (10 Days)”

Important Notes:

There may be changes to estimated prices depending on air fuel cost, domestic airfares, US$ exchange rates and festive season surcharges. All supplemental cost to be advised.

Hotels’ normal Check in time is 1400 hrs and Check out time is 1200 noon.

Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road and/or river conditions, flight schedules and room availability. No refund shall be made for any change during once you have started your tour in Myanmar.

Price per person based on two person tour (twin hotel room sharing basis). Larger groups will pay less per person, single person purchase will mean a higher price.

If you wish come to Myanmar during Water Festival between 12 to 18 April, tour price will change and we will let you know the extra charges.


Day 1 Yangon – Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) (-/-/-)

Approx. 0800 A.M., pick up from your hotel and drive to Golden Rock. En route, visit a tree shrine dedicated to legendary animist spirits known as "Nats", a handicraft village that produces woven bamboo wares. Continue to Kin Pun "base camp" (110 km - 3½ 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. From Kin Pun, a steep and rough 11-km dirt road leads to the upper staging point, a journey made in open trucks, which can be very crowded. On arrival, watch the beauty of a sunset at this important pilgrimage site. Both lunch and dinner to your own account. Accommodation at Mountain Top Hotel near Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock). (Deluxe room)

Day 2 Golden Rock – Bago – Yangon (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel. Return to Yangon via Bago. Sightseeing in Bago includes the 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 and en-route visit the Allied War Graves cemetery near Htauk Kyant. Upon arrival in Yangon, transfer to your hotel. Both lunch and dinner to your own account.
Accommodation at Hotel in Yangon is NOT included.

End of our services:


  • All sightseeing tour and transfer services with private air conditioned car as detailed in our itinerary,
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast as specified (not including Yangon)
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary,
  • All entrance fees for the places as mentioned,
  • Transfers and tours with English speaking local guide,
  • Joint transfer with pick-up truck from base camp to upper stage for Golden Rock Tour (in case private truck is needed, check with the guide to arrange. The supplement amount to settle directly on the pot)
  • Service charges, room tax and baggage handling,
  • Drinking water during the tour


  • Services not mentioned in our itinerary,
  • Private trucks to take half way up the mountain,
  • Sedan chairs to go up the mountain,
  • Meals other than those specified in the itinerary,
  • Visa fee,
  • International airport departure tax of US$ 10 per person,
  • International air tickets to/from Yangon,
  • Expenditure of personal nature such as drinks, tips, souvenirs, laundry, etc
  • Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness).
  • Accommodation at Hotel in Bagan is NOT included.



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