Day 01 Yangon Arrival
Arrive at Yangon International Airport. Welcome by MTE’s Guide and transfer to hotel. Leisure at hotel. Afternoon explore Yangon City starting with Botataung Pagoda – the land mark of Yangon River front; Sule Pagoda – a spiritual place right in the heart of city; Mahabandoola Park; Independent Monument & Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha Image – (a colossal reclining Buddha) – demolished in 1957 and rebuilt to this structure in 1966. End the tour at Shwedagon Pagoda – the great golden stupa in the bell shape rising 98 meters above its base and gilded with 60 tons of pure gold by devout Buddhists over centuries. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 Yangon – Kyaikhtiyo (B)
B’fast at hotel. Overland drive to Kyaikhtiyo, 160 km northeast of Yangon. On the way, visit Bago, an ancient Mon capital dating back to 15th century. Sightseeing includes Kyakhatwine Monastery – one may observe over 1000 student monks having lunch under the way of Buddha’s guidance. Proceed to Golden Rock, a huge boulder completely covered by gold leaf and delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff. From the Kinpun base camp, taking one hour with opened truck ride up to middle camp called Yathe Taung. Then, take a trekking for 45 minutes to reach the summit of the mountain. From the top of Kyaikhtiyo, overlooking the panoramic view of Sittaung river valley, green forest and beautiful mountain ranges etc. If weather permit, sunset from the plinth. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 Kyaikhtiyo – Bago – Yangon (B)
B’fast at hotel. Drive back to Yangon. On the way visit again Bago for its highlights Shwemawdaw Pagoda – height of 114m dominates the town; Wood Carving Workshop; Shwethalyaung Reclining Buddha Image – 55m long reclining Buddha; Mon Weaving Village and Kyaik Pun Pagoda – four huge sitting Buddha Images placed back to back on a square pillar. If time permit, visit World War II Allied Cemetery near Htauk Kyant on the way back to Yangon. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 Yangon (B)
B’fast at hotel. Visit Kyataw gyi;Single huge marble buddha images and proceed to white elephant and shopping for the beloved ones at home or for yourself at Bogyoke Market (formerly known as Scott Market) – a shopping mall with souvenir shops to bargain. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 Yangon Departure (B)