Tour Destination : Yangon-Kyeik Hti Yo-Hpa An- Mawlemyine- Bago-Yangon
Overview: This program let you discover one of the most wonders of Myanmar, Kyeik Hti Yo Pagoda, beauty of un spoiled nature and culture of ethnic of Karen and Mon.
After breakfast, transfer from Yangon To Golden Rock by your private car(approximately 4 hours drive).After 2 hours drive, you will arrive to Bago: the ancient capital of second Myanmar empire, visit colorful and very animated local market. Then continue the journey and you can make some photo stop on the way. You will be arriving to the village of Kyeik Hti Yo and you leave your private car and join the local people to take the public transportation of truck, You can choose to go by truck up to the top or only mid way by truck and continue on foot to the top. Truck is not very comfortable but very enjoyable to be together with local people from the base to the top for about 1 hour of adventurous drive. Golden Rock(or) Kyeik Hti Yo is one of the very important places of pilgrimage and one of the wonders in Myanmar. Observe the belief and custom of the Buddhist, enjoy the ambiance and the sunset from the pagoda. Then, back to the hotel and overnight at the Golden Rock.
After breakfast, you will have time to enjoy sunrise moment from the terrace of the Golden Rock. Then, going down by public truck to get back to your private car and moving forward to HPA AN(around two hours drive). At the surrounding of Hpa An, there are many natural caves. Before arrival, discover the YATHAE PYAN cave and KOT KUN Cave (the facades of the caves are decorated with mini Buddhas statues in terracotta dating back to 7th a 12th century). Then, you will arrive to hotel, Check-in and take a rest.
In the afternoon, continue your visits to SADDAN cave, you will have to walk in the cave for about 30 minutes and arrive to the exit of the other side of cave, then take a small boat on a small stream outside the cave and enjoy the remarkable beauty of the nature. Depend on your time, you can explore typical Karan village.
Back to the hotel, overnight in Hpa An.
After breakfast, visit to the highest mountain of Karan State, ZWE GABIN, you can try a few steps at the base of the mount and will continue KYAUK KA LAT; a small pagoda located on a very particular form of rock.
Then, you will be transferred to Mawlemyine (about 2 hourS drive). On the way, make a stop and visit a beautiful monastery of KADO KOKNUT village, visit the beautiful monastery and continue to KYEIK MA YAW Pagoda, ( very rare position of Sitting Buddha on the Chair!). Continue towards Mawlemyine, arrival and check in at hotel.
In the afternoon, visit an ancient monastery YADANA BON MYINT(19 century) offered by Queen of King Mindon and the famous pagoda KYEIK THA LAN on the Hill. Then, enjoy the sunset and the panoramic view from the "View Point". Return to the hotel. Overnight at Mawlemyine.
After breakfast, you will visit big and colorful market of Mwlemyine and small a tour by trishaw near the market. Then, your visit continue to "The island of SHAMPOO" with a small boat.
In the afternoon, visit to WIN SEIN TAW YA and the biggest reclining Buddha of Myanmar. You might also take a look the center of meditation "PHAOUT TAW YA", if you wish. Then, you will pass a small museum of ethnic MON and explore the streets to see traces of the colonial era, the Church, Mosque, buildings in style victoria etc. Return to Hotel.
Overnight in Mawlemying.
After breakfast, departe from Mawlemying to Yangon for about 5 hours driving, at the mid way, visit Bago; the former capital of the second empire of Myanmar. You will visit the pagoda SHWE HMAW DAW; one of the highest in the country and the reclining Buddha SHWE THARLYAUNG. And a photo stop at the particular pagoda KYEIK PUN. Then, continue to Yangon and arrived to the hotel.
Night in Yangon