The mysterious Golden Rock is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site. Visit this famous gravity-defying rock, said to be perched on a single strand of Buddha’s hair, and admire the panoramic views as the sun sets. It is recommended that travellers to the Golden Rock have a good level of fitness.
Short Stay itinerary
This is a private short stay package for the independent traveller.
DAY 1: YANGON TO KYAIKTIYO
This morning you will be met at your Yangon hotel and transferred to Kyaiktiyo Mountain, home of the famous Golden Rock. Stop along the way at Bago to visit the Thamanay Buddhist Seminary and Shwemawdaw Pagoda. Upon arrival at the foot of the mountain, board an open-top vehicle, which will take you part of the way, then continue on foot to the top. Marvel at the giant rock and your surroundings until the sun sets. Transfer to your nearby basic hotel where the evening is free at your leisure. (L)
DAY 2: KYAIKTIYO TO YANGON
This morning you will return to the base of the mountain on foot for part of the way then continue the rest of the way by open-top truck. On your return to Yangon, stop in Bago again to visit Shwethalyaung Buddha and Kyaik Pun Pagoda. Your arrangements end upon arrival at your Yangon hotel. (B,L)
Valid for travel October to April only.
# Shoulder and high season, Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinner surcharges apply.