Burma's Treasure (6D5N)
Discovery of Myanmar's most remarkable sights: from the incredible Rangoon and the sublime Shwedagon pagoda, the Golden Rock - one of the famous Buddhist shrines in Kiyaikhtiyo, to Bagan and its 2000 temples etc. All of them will bring you a very authentic excursion!
DAY1 : YANGON (L + D)
Collect from Yangon airport with guide and transfer to a local restaurant for lunch. Next, visit Bogyoke (Scott’s) market (closed on Monday and public holiday). Arrival at the hotel and check-in. After, visit a huge reclining Buddha of Chaukhtatgyi, one of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments and the tour of this picturesque Garden City. The golden dome of the Shwedagon Pagoda rises 98 meters above its base and is covered with 60 tons of pure gold. Dinner Show at Kraweik restaurant. Overnight at the hotel in Yangon.
DAY2 : YANGON – KYAIKHTIYO (B + L + D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Then go to Kimpun Camp (about 5 hours), from where begins the road uphill to the top of the mountain. Lunch at a restaurant en route. Arrival at Kimpun Camp and take a pickup truck to reach the mountain top. A short hike will lead you to the top where you can see the golden rock - a big rock well balanced on the mountain cliff- that seems to defy the gravitational force of the cliff spur. Enjoy the sunset view on the deep wooded mountain. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel in Kyaikhtiyo.
Note: In case of heavy rains, the truck service to go up and down from the mountain will be suspended for safety reasons.
DAY3 : KYAIKHTIYO – BAGO – YANGON (B + L + D)
Wake up early at the sunrise before breakfast. Breakfast at the hotel and walk down the mountain to Kimpun camp where we return to Yangon. Sightseeing en route and lunch in Bago. Among many tourist attractions are the giant Buddha images "Kyaikpun"; Shwemawdaw Pagoda - 375 feet taller than Shwedagon; Shwethalyaung Image of the Reclining Buddha - originally built in 994 AD and is a masterpiece of Myanmar stucco and symmetry. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for check-in. Then walk in the night market and taste the traditional street food before dinner. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.
DAY4 : YANGON – BAGAN (B + L + D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Yangon Airport for the flight RGNNYU. Collect from Bagan airport with guide and proceed for sightseeing starting with the busy local market and continuing with visits to a diverse selection of the most important pagodas and temples such as Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century, Gu Byauk Gyi, a temple with exquisite murals of Jataka scenes, Khay Min Ga Temple, noted for its spectacular panoramic view of the area’s many monuments and Ananda Temple with four huge standing Buddha images and numerous seated figures in niches around the galleried interior. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit a lacquer craftsmen’s workshop in nearby Myinkaba village and sightseeing to Manuha Temple, built in mon style in 1059, Nanbaya Temple, a unique sandstone monument, said to have been the palace of King Manuha and Myingaba Gu Byaukgyi temple, noted for its ancient mural paintings. Boat trip to view the beautiful sunset on the Ayeyarwaddy Majesty River. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.
DAY5 : BAGAN – YANGON (B + L + D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Then visit Tayokepyay Temple in the village of Min Nan Thu; Phaya Thone Zu and Nandamanya Temples, remarkable for mural paintings of the 13th century and Kyat Kan Cave Monastery, Bagan's famous meditation center. Visit of farming villages around Bagan. Lunch at a local restaurant. Then transfer to Bagan airport for flight NYURGN. Collect from Yangon airport with guide and transfer to the local restaurant for dinner. Arrival at the hotel and check-in. Overnight at the hotel in Yangon.
DAY6 : YANGON – DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time until transfer to Yangon airport for the flight back home.
END OF EXCURSION
B : Breakfast
L : Lunch
D : Dinner
SERVICES INCLUDED :
- English/French speaking guide as mentioned in the program.
- All transfers by private air-conditioned minibus.
- Sightseeing tickets and boat trips as mentioned in the program.
- Accommodation at hotel with daily breakfast as mentioned in the program.
- Domestic air tickets RGNNYU, NYURGN.
- Meals as mentioned in the program.
SERVICES NOT INCLUDED :
- Personal expenses, tips, beverage.
- International air tickets.
- Entry visa in Myanmar.
- Travel insurance.
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