The Golden Rock & Hpa-An, 4 days

Day 1     YANGON–KYAIKTIYO–GOLDEN ROCK                                (L)
In the morning, drive to the village of Kyaiktiyo (about 5h). On the way, stop at Taukkyan War Cemetery. Here are buried the Comonwealth allies whom died in Burma during the First and Second World War. Lunch en route at local restaurant. On arrival change the vehicle for a local open truck to reach the "base camp" (1h30 drive). From there, it will take an extra 1 hour walk to reach the Golden Rock. Throughout Asia, pilgrims come to pay their respects and say prayers to this gold covered stone, which is said to be precariously perched on a strand of Buddha's hair. Later, check-in at hotel.
Overnight at Golden Rock.
Note: Women are not allowed to touch the Golden Rock but can see it up close from the esplanade.

Day 2     GOLDEN ROCK – KYAIKTIYO – HPA AN                     (B/L)
After breakfast, drive to Kyaiktyio by local truck where a vehicle and a driver wille be waiting. Half-day drive (approximately 4 hours) to Hpa-An, the capital of Karen state, city recently opened to tourists. Along the way, several stops in the villages and crossing beautiful rice fields landscapes. Stop at Thaton, ancient city predating Bagan. Discover this small town of colonial aspect, visit Pagoda Shwe Zayan and some stupas around. Lunch at local restaurant. Stop in Thaton, an old Mon’s city prior to Bagan era. Explore this little colonial city and visit Shwe Zayan pagoda and its stupas. Arrival at Hpa-An in early afternoon and check-in at the hotel. Depart for a first exploration of this village of rice paddies often ignored by the tourist.
Overnight in Hpa-An.

Day 3     HPA-AN– MOUNT ZWEKABIN – HPA-AN                    (B/L)
After breakfast, morning excursion to Mount Zwekabin. Start by a sporty climb through a dense vegetation during 2 hours with an elevation of 650 m. Depart from Lampani Garden and the hundreds of Buddhas. Stop at the top to contemplate the plain: Superb! Walk back to the city for lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, embark and cruise upstream towards a Kayen village. On arrival, visit a village and its superb ancient monastery. Later, cruise drownstream along the river to a cave from which thousands of bats are flying off everyday before sunset.
Overnight in Hpa-An.

Day 4      HPA-AN – BAGO (PEGU) – YANGON                      (B/L)
After breakfast, drive (approximately 7 hours) to Yangon through the Burmese countryside scattered with many villages, golden pagodas and rice paddies. En route, stop for lunch at local restaurant. Stop in Bago on the way, cradle of the Mon civilization. Upon arrival in Bago, visit Shemadaw Pagoda. A few meters higher than the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon, this ancient pagoda also protect a Buddha hair... Then visit Kalyani Sima, a 14th century ordination hall. Later visit the famous Shwethalyaung a 55 meter reclining Bouddha. Return to Yangon in the late afternoon.
End of our services.

Accommodation in shared double or twin room at selected hotels
Transfers in a private air-conditioned vehicle as per program
English speaking guide except during free time
Entry fees for all sightseeing visits as mentioned in the program
Meals as mentioned in the program: (B) for breakfast, (L) for lunch and (D) for dinner
Government taxes (VAT, etc.)

Meals, drinks, tips, personal expenses and all services not clearly mentioned
Accommodation in Yangon


Departure date
E.g., 11 Dec 2018
Price dates: 
Monday, May 1, 2017 to Saturday, September 30, 2017
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1322 The Golden Rock & Hpa-An, 4 days (Adults, Double)
1323 The Golden Rock & Hpa-An, 4 days (Adults, Single)