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 Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
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
  • Witness 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
  • Escape from the hectic life to the peaceful Thanlyin town and visit the “island” pagoda

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)

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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. Rest of the day, we visit the fruit market in China Town & Yangon’s city center covering World famous Shwedagon Pagoda, witness 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 beauty 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 the combination of nature and cultures and communities. This city was found in 1755 by King Alaungpaya and Yangon means “End of Strife”.  Make your first visit to Kyauktawgyi Buddha Temple to marvel at the famous Lawka Chantha rArbayar Laba Muni Buddha Image.
After that, head to Chauk Htat Gyi (Reclining Buddha) Pagoda, home to a colossal reclining Buddha image.
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 reflect in the calm water of Kandawgyi Lake. Drive to Yangon’s city center to visit the 2500-year-old Sule Pagoda, an important venue for religious ceremonies and political affairs where is believed to enshrine a strand of the Buddha’s hair.sule pagoda yangon

In the afternoon, we visit Thanlyin, home of two splendid pagodas: the Kyaikkauk Pagoda and Kyaikmawwin (Yele) Pagoda, situated on Island. Firstly, walk across the Thanlyin Bridge to visit the Kyakikkauk Pagoda, seeing the daily life of the local people in the Kyauktan market then take a boat to Kyaikmawwun (Yele) Pagoda, one of the most ancient monuments in Myanmar. Then relax in 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.


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.

Shwethalyaung pagoda in BagoOn the way back, we stop at Bago town. Taste the local flavor at the local market. Then we visit KanbawzaThardi Palace built by King Bayinnaung, KalayaniSima (Ordination Hall). Shwemawdaw Pagoda, 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, Germs and Handicraft shops or at the BogyokAung San (Scott) market before transferring back to the hotel for our departure flight. 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 your special price.

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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