Golden Rock Explorer

Tour Details

Tour Code

PT-1

Tour Category

Pre Event Tour

Date

April 7 – 8, 2021

Duration

2D1N

Net Rate Per Pax (USD)

USD 275

Tour Place

Mt. Kyaikhtiyo and Bago

Limited Seat

40 Person

Tour Inclusion

  • Hotel (twin sharing basis)
  • Transportation
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meal (1 hotel breakfast, 2 lunches and 1 dinner)
  • Mountain truck fee and admission fees as per itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Apirl 7 2021
  • Meet at the WONCA 2021 Tour Desk at Wyndham Grand Hotel
  • Drive to Kimpun Camp
  • Go up by mountain truck and visit Golden Rock Pagoda
  • Overnight at hotel
Apirl 8 2021
  • Hotel – Drive to Bago
  • Visit Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda
  • Visit Kambawza Thar Di Golden Palace
  • Visit Shwe Tha Laung Reclining Buddha
  • Visit Kyaik Pun Pagoda
  • Visit Shwe Pyi resort
  • Back to Yangon

Tour Description

Day 1

At 6:00am, pick up at WONCA 2021 Tour Desk at Wyndham Grand Hotel and drive to the Kimpun camp (about 4 hours 30 minutes, 185 km from Yangon) in Mon State, from where the uphill motor road to hermit’s hill starts. Take the uphill pick-up truck about an hour to reach to the top of the mountain where you can see the Golden Rock (Kyaikhtiyo pagoda). Kyaikhtiyo is a major pilgrimage site for the Buddhists in Myanmar. It is believed that Buddha’s hair is precisely placed on the Golden Rock stupa thereby keeping its fine balance. You will investigate how the large boulder pagoda managed to precariously hang on the edge. Then, enjoy the panoramic view on the summit. In the afternoon, descend the mountain to reach back to Kimpum camp. You will stay overnight in the hotel near base camp.

Day 2

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Bago. It is located 80 km (about 50 miles) from Yangon and approximate driving hour to Bago is 2 hour and 30 minutes. You will visit over a thousand years old Shwe Mawdaw Pagoda which was built around 1000 years ago, Kanbaw Za Thardi Palace which was biggest palace constructed during Second Myanmar Dynasty of the 15th Century, Shwe Thahlaung Pagoda which is the most beautiful Reclining Buddha Image in the world and gigantic four faced Kyaik Pun Buddha Images all in sitting back to back against a brick pillar. Along the way back to Yangon, you will visit Shwe Pyi resort to observe the wood carving arts and beautiful scenery around the lake. You will be transferred back to Wyndham Grand Yangon Hotel.

Note: Transfer to / from Wyndham Grand Hotel is not included.