The Best of Yangon Tour

The Best of Yangon Tour

This suggested Yangon 5 days itinerary covers not only the legendary Shwedagon Pagoda, Golden Rock, China Town but also includes an amazing boat trip to explore the city. With the mix of the ancient colonial architecture and the immense beauty of historical heritage couple with the color of the modern life and social development, Yangon is where to fulfill your dream trip in the Land of Golden Temples.

Tour Code: GMT05
Duration: 5 Days/4 Nights
Start/End: Yangon/ Yangon
Tour Route: Yangon – Kyaikhtiyo (Golden rock) – Bago – Thanlyin – Yangon
Tour Type: Sightseeing & Discovery, In-depth Culture
Tour Category: Yangon tours
Tour Highlights: 

  • Admire one of the world’s most glittering pagodas in Yangon city: Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Hike up to the top of Kaikhtiyo Pagoda to marvel at the massive Golden Rock
  • Behold the real charm of Burmese and British colonial architecture featured on the buildings of Yangon
  • Get a glimpse at the daily life of the city-dwellers at the largest market of Yangon: Boygyoke Aungsan Market
  • Taste the peaceful atmosphere in Thanlyin town and visit the “island” pagoda

Experience the Best of Yangon With:

  • Guides: hand-picked best tour guides with deep knowledge, humor, profession (English speaking guides, other languages upon request)
  • Drivers: polite,  friendly, responsible, reliable with many years of driving experience
  •  Vehicles: comfortable, spacious, air-conditioned, & clean
  • Meals: meals are arranged at local restaurants so you can taste authentic Burmese cuisine
  • Accommodation: listed below or various types of equivalent accommodation are available, from 5-star hotels, 4-star hotels in the best location, good value 3-star hotels, to boutique hotels reflect the style of the region

Brief Itinerary
Day 1:
Arrival Yangon (D)
Day 2: Yangon City Tour & Boat Trip (B)
Day 3: Yangon – Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) (B)
Day 4: Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) – Bago – Yangon (B)
Day 5: Yangon Departure (B)

Please note that every element of the tour below can be tailored. Tell us your specific interest and we will be happy to make adjustments for you. This inquiry is totally free and you are under no obligation

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Day 1: Arrival Yangon (D)

Mingalaba! Welcome to Yangon where your journey begins. Today meet our local tour guide and driver at the airport, we then transfer to hotel for checking in.
The rest of the day, we visit the fruit market in China Town to witness the alluring of Myanmar’s culture comes to life. The vibrant atmosphere and colorful tropical fruit vendors are one of the city’s best things to discover. We then head to the city center to visit the world-famous Shwedagon Pagoda, the most stunning Buddhist structure. Situated at the top of Singuttara Hill, the sacred temple has gone through 2500 years, witnessed the city’s dynamic as well as its ever-changing history. Take this chance to marvel at the golden dome light up the sunshine at the sunset.
Having welcome dinner and overnight in Yangon.

Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar itinerary 5 days

Day 2: Yangon city tour & Boat trip (B)

A full day to explore the charming of Yangon. The city is a must-see city for tourists who want to see a different Asia. It’s the largest city in Myanmar with a combination of nature and cultures and communities. Found in 1755 by King Alaungpaya, Yangon means “End of Strife”.  Make your first visit of the day at Kyauktawgyi Buddha Temple to marvel at the famous Lawka Chanthar Arbayar Laba Muni Buddha Image which was made from one piece of white marble rock in the year of 2000 EC.
After that, head to Chauk Htat Gyi (Reclining Buddha) Pagoda, home to a colossal reclining Buddha image – one of the most highly revered Buddha images in Myanmar.
We also head down to Karaweik Hall Royal, a huge golden barge which is one of the most beautiful landmarks of Yangon, glittering its hue in the sun and reflecting its incredible beauty on the calm water of Kandawgyi Lake. After that, drive to Yangon’s city center to visit the 2500-year-old Sule Pagoda, an important venue for religious ceremonies and political affairs where it is believed to enshrine a strand of the Buddha’s hair.

kandawgyi lake - the most beautiful photo stop for Yangon itinerary 5 days

In the afternoon, we visit Thanlyin, the beautiful tranquil town lies on the southeast of Yangon, home of two splendid pagodas: the Kyaikkauk Pagoda and Kyaikmawwin (Yele) Pagoda, situated on an island.
Firstly, walk across the Thanlyin Bridge to visit the Kyakikkauk Pagoda, an imposing golden stupa resembles the Shwedagon Pagoda. Then seeing the daily life of the local people in the Kyauktan market before taking a boat trip to Kyaikmawwun (Yele) Pagoda, an exotic pagoda on an island which was built by King Zeyasana, the seventh King of Bagan Dynasty. Then return to Yangon and relax for the rest of the day.
Overnight in Yangon.

Visit Loka Chantha Abhaya Laba Marble Buddha Image in Myanmar itinerary 5 days

Day 3: Yangon tour to Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) (B)

The Golden Rock at Mt. Kyaikhtiyo is a great pilgrimage site in Myanmar. It is a huge boulder covered by gold leaf and resting on the edge of a cliff. There is a small stupa is perched atop the boulder and it’s said that the Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda contains one of the Buddha’s hairs….
We start our day out today earlier than usual and drive to Kyaikthiyo where we take the open truck to the Golden Rock at the base camp of Kinpun. Then take light trekking on the summit through a bamboo forest. It’s tough to get there but well worth effort. Besides the rock, we may see thousands of pilgrims, hundreds of candles being lit up and a breath-taking view at sunset & overnight at Kyaikhtiyo.

The Golden rock pagoda sunset

Day 4: Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) – Bago – Yangon (B)

After breakfast, we have a short walk to a small cave and stop at some roadside shops for rare products of the jungle. Then we drive down to the base camp to take our vehicle back to Yangon.

KanbawzaThardi palace

On the way back, we stop at Bago town, a historic town where is home to an abundance of religious sites. First taste the local flavor at the local market. Then we visit KanbawzaThardi Palace built by King Bayinnaung, KalayaniSima (Ordination Hall); Shwemawdaw Pagoda, the tallest pagoda in Myanmar with a heigh of 114 meters (15 meters taller than Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. Finally, visit Shwethalyaung Pagoda, the world’s most beautiful reclining Buddha and Wood Carving Industry.
Overnight in Yangon.

Highlights Myanmar itinerary 5 days with a visit to Shwemawdaw Pagoda

Day 5: Yangon Departure (B)

We spend our last minutes shopping at Treasure, Gems and Handicraft shops or at the Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) market, the largest bazaar in Yangon before transferring back to the hotel for our departure flight. (Note: the market is closed on Mondays and gazette holiday).Trip ends. We hope that you would love this Myanmar itinerary 5 days.
Thank you for making your trip with Go Myanmar Tours!

Price: Please contact us for the price of this package

What’s included?

  • English speaking guide (other languages up on request)
  • All private ground transfers and transportation
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • All entrance fees
  • Meals indicated in the itinerary (B-Breakfast; L – Lunch, D- Dinner)
  • Boat excursion
  • Open truck
  • Water during the trip

What’s excluded?

  • International flight
  • Visa fee
  • Airport Tax (USD 10 per person)
  • Entrance fees according to itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expense (phone call, laundry, beverages)

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Hotels & Ratings (3* Standard)

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