The Golden Rock at Kyaikhtiyo in Mon State is one of the most revered Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Myanmar.
This gravity-defying golden granite boulder topped by a small pagoda is believed to maintain its balance on top of Mount Kyaikhtiyo because of a hair relic of the Buddha enshrined inside the pagoda.
Visit to the Golden Rock is recommended all year round except the monsoon season from June ~ September.
Day 1 Yangon - Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock)
Breakfast at the Hotel. Begin the overland journey to Kyaikhtiyo, a huge boulder completely covered by gold leaves and delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff. From the base camp of Kin Pun, take a private local truck about half way up the mountain (10 kilometres) and continue walking up steep paths to the summit (4 kilometres). As an easier alternative to walking, the sedan chairs carried by a group of four porters could be arranged. Relax and enjoy the beauty of sunset from atop of Kyaikhtiyo. Overnight at a Hotel near Kyaikhtiyo.
Day 2 Kyaikhtiyo - Bago - Yangon
Breakfast at the Hotel. Return to Kin Pun base camp in the morning and drive back to Yangon. En route, visit Bago, the ancient Mon capital of the 16th century.
Highlights are the Kyat Khet Wine Monastery for offering alms food to a thousand of monks; the 55-meter long reclining Buddha of Shwethalyaung; the Shwemawdaw Pagoda
over a thousand years old; and the local workshops of pottery, wood carvings and cheroot factory. Continue drive to Yangon and a brief stop at Kyaik Pun Pagoda, famous for
its four giant Buddha figures. Upon arrival in Yangon, transfer to the Hotel.
Pyay, on the Ayeyarwady River, is about 260 kilometres northwest of Yangon and was established in the late 19th century as a trans-shipment centre for river cargo between upper and lower Myanmar.
Highlights of exploration to Pyay include the Buddha images carved into a cliff on the bank of the river at Akauk Taung and the ruins of the Pyu Kingdom known as Sri Ksetra (Thayekhittaya), which flourished between the 5th and 9th centuries.
Day 1 Yangon - Pyay (Prome)
Breakfast at the Hotel. Commence the overland drive from Yangon to Pyay (260 km - 5 hours) passing through the paddy fields and observing the rural life of people. Arrive Pyay and check-in at the Hotel. Visit the Shwesandaw Pagoda on the eastern bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River and enjoy the beautiful sunset. Overnight at Mingalar Garden Resort, Pyay.
Day 2 Pyay
Breakfast at the Hotel. Early morning, drive to the outskirts of Pyay crossing the Ayeyarwaddy River over the Nawaday bridge. Arrive to Htone Bo village and continue by local boat to Akaung Taung Buddha images carved into the cliff on the bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River. Return to Pyay for a brief break in the afternoon. Proceed for excursion to the archaeological excavation site and the museum of the ancient Pyu Kingdom of Sri Ksetra, which is about eight kilometres southeast of Pyay. Overnight at Mingalar Garden Resort, Pyay.
Day 3 Pyay - Yangon
Breakfast at the Hotel. Return to Yangon in the morning. A brief stop at the World War II Allied War Cemetery near Htaukkyant. Upon arrival in Yangon, transfer to the Hotel.
With lush tropical landscape and delightful weather, Ngapali Beach in the Rakhine State near Thandwe is one of the most popular beach resort destinations in Myanmar and in all of Southeast Asia. Stretching for three kilometers in gentle curve with crystal clear sea water meeting the unspoiled white sand beaches, Ngapali Beach is the perfect holidays escape for the complete revitalizing experiences.
Day 1 Yangon - Thandwe - Ngapali Beach
Breakfast at the Hotel. Transfer to airport for domestic flight to Thandwe in the morning. Arrive Thandwe and transfer to the Hotel in Ngapali Beach. At leisure for the day.
Overnight at the Hotel in Ngapali Beach.
Day 2 Ngapali Beach
Breakfast at the Hotel. Full day at leisure. Enjoy some beach activities offered by the Hotel, explore nearby villages on bicycle trips and excursion to attractive islands by boat trips as prefer. Overnight at the Hotel in Ngapali Beach.
Day 3 Ngapali Beach
Breakfast at hotel. Full day at leisure. Experience the adventure and watersports activities such as fishing, windsurfing; kayaking, snorkeling in the Bay of Bengal and or golfing at local Golf Course nearby. Overnight at the Hotel in Ngapali Beach.
Day 4 Ngapali Beach - Thandwe - Yangon
Breakfast at the Hotel. Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to Thandwe Airport for domestic flight to Yangon. Upon arrival in Yangon, transfer to the Hotel.
Ngwe Saung is a beach retreat 48 kilometres west of Pathein in Ayeyarwady Region and is about six hours' drive from Yangon.
This unspoilt 15-kilometre white sand beach overlooked by international standard resorts is the ideal destination for both romantic and family holidays break.
Day 1 Yangon - Ngwe Saung Beach
Breakfast at the Hotel. Begin the overland journey to Pathein for about 4 and half hour drive crossing over the Ayeyarwaddy River at Bo Myat Tun Bridge and the Pathein River at Pathein Bridge. Continue to Ngwe Saung Beach for only an hour through the western mountain rage of the Ayeyarwaddy Delta region about 1,500 feet above sea level. Arrive Ngwe Saung Beach in the afternoon and transfer to the Hotel. Overnight at the Hotel in Ngwe Saung Beach.
Day 2 Ngwe Saung Beach
Breakfast at the Hotel. Full day at leisure. Visit the charmingly-named Lover's Island at the off one end of the beach, which is also accessible by foot. Excursion to nearby islands by boat and enjoy available beach sport activities at the Hotel. Overnight at the Hotel in Ngwe Saung Beach.
Day 3 Ngwe Saung Beach
Breakfast at the Hotel. Full day at leisure. Visit nearby villages and explore the beachside area by bicycle. Enjoy relaxation and spa facilities at the Hotel. Overnight at the Hotel in Ngwe Saung Beach.
Day 4 Ngwe Saung Beach - Pathtein - Yangon
Breakfast at the Hotel. Return to Yangon in the morning. En route, stop by at Pathein and visit the Shwe Mout Htaw Pagoda, Pathein Myoma market and workshops of traditional bamboo umbrellas and its local speciality Pathein Halawar. Upon arrival in Yangon, transfer to the Hotel.