|Arrive at Yangon airport by flight.Welcome by a tour guide and transfer to hotel. Start to visit Yangon City Center surrounded by various colonial style buildings of World War II.City Hall & Independent Monument for photo shots & witness the daily life of local people. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch,visit to Kandawgyi Nature Park -a scenic park with a lovely view of famous Kandawgyi Lake & Karaweik Royal Barge for photo opportunities. Early evening visit to Shwedagon Pagoda - over 2500 years old & the world famous stupa in the dome shape rises 98 meters above its base and covered with 60 tons of pure gold. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.|
Yangon - Kyaikhtiyo
|After breakfast at hotel,drive to Kyaikhtiyo - the largest domestic tourism center located about 168 km from Yangon to visit the miracle pagoda named Golden Rock Pagoda-enshrine a hair relic of Buddha.It is set on a top of gold gilded boulder which in turn is balanced on the edge of the cliff.The kyaikhtiyo Mountain range is over 1100 km above sea level. There are many legends about the pagoda and Nats (Spirit gods) shrines along the 11 km uphill. Cars/coaches reach only at Kinpun base camp & take the local open trucks (non roof, non aircon) to the truck terminal near the foot of Golden Rock Pagoda. Devotees believe that a pilgrimage to this pagoda brings them good health & wealth. Lunch at local restaurant. Dinner & overnight at hotel in Kyaikhtiyo.|
Kyaikhtiyo - Bago - Yangon
|After breakfast at hotel, drive to Bago– an ancient Capital of Mon Kingdom-80km North East of Yangon.Sightseeing Bago.Tour highlights include: Kyatkatwine Teaching Monastery where can see the thousands of student monks having their lunch or studying under the ways of Buddha Guidance;Chinese Temple; Foot of Shwethalyaung Pagoda where can see the many vendors along the stairways & surrounding & can buy the variety of Myanmar handicrafts & can observe the wood carving. Enjoy the horsecart or trishaw ride to visit Mon’s Weaving Village & Cheroot Making Home Cottage. Drive back to Yangon passing through the rural small villages & paddy fields. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.|
Optional visit in Bago: USD10/passenger
Shwethalyaung Pagoda – a huge reclining Buddha built during 9thcentury; Kyaikpun Pagoda - comprising huge four images of different Buddhas facing the cardinal directions. Shwemawdaw Pagoda -an over 1200 year-old & was reconstructed with 125 meters high, after being ruined by the earthquake in 1930., Kanbawzathadi Palace – the palace site of King Bayinnaung who is the founder of Myanmar 2nd Dynasty.
|After breakfast at hotel,visit to Nan Thida(The Strand) jetty where can observe the Yangon River life that offers a remarkable atmosphere with spectacular colors. ChaukHtat Kyi - a colossal reclining Buddha image 70m long in the pose of rest & built with untraditional method of Buddha construction. Then visit to Mahapasana Cave -where the sixth Buddhist synod took place; Myanmar famous precious Gems,Jade Workshop to observe how to make the many pattern of beautiful jewellery. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, visit to Bogyoke Market used to be called Scott Market - the largest market in Yangon with time to browse among the hundreds of stalls for souvenir bargains. Evening take awalk to Chinatown where can see the many vendors on the platform & can buy the variety of Myanmar products & tropical fruits. Dinner at local restasurant. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.
|After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Yangon International airport for departure.|