Explore the highlights of Myanmar on a 6-day tour from the country's former city to other very best sites. Start in the beautiful Yangon, where the glittering Shwedagon Pagoda exposes its light in the sunset, make your way to other surrounding attractions to indulge in the breathtaking atmosphere and see many facets of Myanmar in sacred temples, heartwarming villages, and beautiful islands.
 

Duration: 7 days/6 nights
Start/End: Yangon/Yangon
Tour Date: Not fixed, up to your schedule
Tour Category: Myanmar classic tours
Tour Highlights:

  • Admire the golden Shwedagon Pagoda – one of the most beautiful pagodas in Asia
  • Discover the traditional handicrafts of the local people in Mawlamyine
  • Hike up to the Golden Rock – the maverlous attraction in which people said to enshrine the relics of Buddha
  • Gain local insight with a visit to the hustling and bustling market

Experience this 6-day Mesmerizing Myanmar with:

  • Guides: hand-picked best tour guides with deep knowledge and humor (English speaking guides, other languages upon request)
  • Drivers: polite,  friendly, responsible, reliable with many years of driving experience
  •  Vehicles: comfortable, spacious, air-conditioned, big window
  • 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
Day 2: Yangon – Mawlamyine (B)
Day 3: Mawlamyine (Bilu & Shampoo Island) (B)
Day 4: Mawlamyine – Golden Rock (B)
Day 5: Golden Rock – Bago – Yangon (B)
Day 6: 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

Mingalabar! Welcome to Myanmar – where the alluring of traditional culture comes to life!
Today, greeted by our local guide and driver at Yangon International Airport, then transfer to the hotel for check in. After settling into your hotel, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Yangon.

Day 2: Yangon – Mawlamyine

Today will be a long day of driving to Mawlamyine – the fourth largest city located in the south of Myanmar which used to be the former capital of Mon Kingdom. Along the way, we will make a stop in the historical town of Bago to visit the 55 reclining Shwethalyaung Buddha image, one of the largest reclining Buddha images in Myanmar, housed in Shwethalyaung temple. After that, enjoy a cozy lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, continue your scenic drive through the idyllic countryside. Your private car will provide you a window to the mesmerizing field and rural villages.
Upon arrival at Mawlamyine, check in at your hotel, then enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. You can spend some time to stroll along Strand Road to gaze out at the unique colonial building overlooking the tranquil river. A highlight for you today: Watch the beautiful sunset while marveling at the bustling street in front of you.
Overnight in Mawlamyine.

shwethalyaung Buddha image in Bago

Day 3: Mawlamyine (Bilu & Shampoo Island) (B)

A full day for you to explore the charming Mawlamyine, you will have time to capture a blend of breathtaking scenery and local lifestyles. After breakfast, our driver will take you to the jetty to embark on a short boat ride off the northern coast to Shampoo Island. The picturesque islet sits at the confluence of five rivers where the Mon Kings used to hold ritualistic shampooing ceremonies during the local water festival, Thingyan. That’s why it’s consider a place to rinse away your care. Spend your time to explore the monastery, nunnery, and pagoda in the island.

tourists visiting Shampoo IslandNext up, embark on the boat and transfer back to Mawlamyine. The next highlight is Bilu Kyun, a stunning island where is home to over 200,000 people. The legend said that this is a hideaway for nasty monster. But in fact, it isn’t! Be enchanted by the green color of scenic paddies and lush gardens. After that, visit 2-3 two villages in the island to taste the local flavor. See the making of traditional handicrafts such as pipes, small toys, walking sticks, and chalkboards. Today’s lunch is served in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, continue your sightseeing on the island to meet and greet with more locals. Take this chance and share your own culture with them. Then transfer to the jetty to return to Mawlamyine. Enjoy the highlight of this afternoon at a view point from where you will gain a panoramic view to the town blending its charm with the reddish hue of sunset over the gorgeous view of Thanlwin River and Belu Island.
Overnight in Mawlamyine.

traditional village Bilu Kyun

Day 4: Mawlamyine – Golden Rock (B)

Rise before dawn this morning to enjoy the laid-back morning scene. After breakfast, start the day with a visit to the lively Zeigyi (central market). Wander through dozen of stalls where locals come to buy and sell their wares.
Leaving the market, we head to the downtown streets to visit colonial buildings, mosque and other landmarks. Then your guide will take you to Kyaik Thanlan Pagoda, the tallest Buddhist pagoda in Mawlamyine housing a hair relic of the Buddha. The 40 meter high stupa situated on the top of the hill surrounded by 34 smaller Zegiyan pagodas. Enjoy the panoramic view over the city and harbor before moving to the next attraction.

Kyaik Thanlan PagodaFollow your guide to the ancient Queen Sein Don Monastery (locally as Yada Bonmyint Monastery). This Monastery is more as 100 years old and is famous for its intricate woodcarving and Burmese crafts inside. It was founded by Queen Sein Tone who had to flee Mandalay at the time that Myanmar’s last monarch, King Thibaw Min, took power. She became home sick and asked the local carpenters to vuild a monastery in the replica style of her former palace.
Next up, say good bye to Mawlamyine to take a drive to Golden Rock. In the afternoon, you will travel by open-air truck for 45 minutes to the base camp of Golden Rock, Kyaikhtiyo. The Golden Rock, one of the best-known pilgrimage sites in Myanamar. The site features a 7.3-meter pagoda built on top of a large gravity-defying boulder which is covered in gold leaf paint that has been pasted on by worshippers, and appears to delicately hang over the edge of the cliff. The pagoda is said to hold a hair from Buddha’s head, which is touted as the reason the gravity-defying boulder has never toppled over the edge.
The one-hour trek up a paved path to the Golden Rock itself provides great views of the surrounding area. Also, there is an option for travelers to take a sedan chair ride to the top.
Upon the top of the pagoda, marvel at the dramatic Golden Rock with a fabulous view over the valley in sunset time.
Overnight at the hotel in Golden Rock.

golden rock pagoda

Day 5: Golden Rock – Bago – Yangon (B)

Wake up in the sound of bird-singing this morning to see the beautiful sunrise over the boulder and observe the absorbing moment in the morning that locals gather to make their daily offerings.
Enroute, we visit Bago, which once stood as the capital of the Mon Kingdom in the 16th century. Here you will visit the Shwemawdaw Pagoda which holds a 114-meter-high spire. While in Bago you will also have the chance to visit the city’s local attractions including the town market and take a tour of a local neighborhood.
In the afternoon, make your way back to Yangon. Along the way, stop in Htaukktan Township to visit the Allied War Cemetery – the final resting place for over 27000 Allied Soldiers who perished during the World War II.
Overnight in Yangon.

Shwemawdaw Pagoda bago

Day 6: Yangon Half Day City Tour – Departure (B)

Today is a free day for you to venture to the downtown city to explore the fabulous mix of architecture and fantastic sites.
Formerly known as Rangoon, Yangon is a quaint, charming city blessed with a combination of colonial-style buildings and a spiritual heritage that makes it one of the most compelling cities in Asia.
The streets are filled with historical buildings many of which have a faded colonial charm not een elsewhere in Asia. You’ll start visiting Sule Paya in the middle of downtown. Marvel at the old charm of fabulous colonial architecture as you pass through Strand Hotel, Mahabandoola Garden and Independence Monument along the way. Next up, we visit Little India and Chinatown to gaze out at the colorful vendors, temples and markets.
After taking a rest, you’ll end your penultimate day at Shwedagon Pagoda, where your guide will explain the history of the temple while taking a walk around the huge complex and its 65 stupas.
Later, our driver will take you to the airport for a departure flight. Trip ends. We hope that you love the itinerary for this 6-day Burma trip. Thank you for making your trip with Go Myanmar Tours!

Shwedagon pagoda - home to the sacred Buddha relics

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What’s Included?

  • Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver.
  • English speaking tour guide will be provided in each city, who will remain with you throughout your time in that city. He or she will provide you with the best local knowledge available.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast as per detail itinerary
  • Entrance fees & permits (if have)
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary with authentic local food. Western food is available (up on request) (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Boat excursions
  • Bottle of drinking water

What’s Excluded?

  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Myanmar Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Other meals which are not indicated above
  • Surcharge and Compulsory dinners (if any)
  • Beverages in the restaurants where meals are included
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Personal and other expenses such as porterage, bar bills and laundry not stated in the itinerary.
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Hotels & Ratings (4* hotels)

Yangon Taw Win Garden Hotel (deluxe room)
Golden Rock Mountain Top Hotel (deluxe room)
Mawlamyine Strand Hotel (deluxe room)
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