Extension trip 2 Days 1 Night
Yangon - Bago - Kyaikhtiyo - Yangon
Tour Code: GMT EX YKB 1/2
Day 01 :: Yangon - Kyaikhtiyo :: B/-/-
After an early breakfast drive via Bago to KIN PUN "base camp" (194 km - 5 hours). On the way, visit KYAIK PUN PAGODA, famous for its four giant Buddhas. In Bago stop at KYAKHAT WINE monastery where you will see over 1000 Buddhist monks having their merit lunch with total silence by approx. 10:30 am.!
Continue to KYAIKHTIYO (approx. 3 hours), the Golden Rock, a huge boulder completely covered by gold leaves and delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff. From Kin Pun Base Camp, a steep and rough 11 km dirt road leads to the upper staging point, a journey made in open trucks. From there, travellers must at present walk the final stage, approximately 4 km up steep paths, which ascend some 500 m to the GOLDEN ROCK. On top of the hill, enjoy the beautiful panoramic view over the Sittaung River valley. Overnight at Hotel near Golden Rock.
Don't forget your torch light, as it is quite dark when you return back to your Hotel after sun-set!!!
You also have the chance to get carried by SEDAN Chair which will cost approx. 10 US$ per person (on your own account)
Day 02 :: Kyaikhtiyo - Bago - Yangon :: B/-/-
After breakfast climb down to base camp and drive back to Yangon. On the way, visit Bago, the ancient Mon Capital Bago is situated 80 km northeast of Yangon. Tour highlight include a worthy visit to SHWEMAWDAW Pagoda, a pagoda that is even higher than Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon!
In the afternoon, a short visit to SHWETHALYAUNG, the most beautiful Reclining Buddha; On the way back to Yangon visit the ALLIED WAR CEMETERY at Htaukkyant if desired.
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This tour can be combined with other package tours!
Hotels near the Golden Rock:
Kyaikhtiyo Hotel: closed to the Rock, simple, not really charming
Mountain Top Hotel: closed to the Rock, simple
Golden Rock Hotel: Our absolute Favourite! Deluxe rooms are really nice. The restaurant offers great view to the Golden Rock! But you have to walk down back to the Hotel in the evening!