Explore Private Guided Tour Through The Eyes Of Locals
Golden Rock (Kyaikhtiyoe) lies in the north of Yangon and it is one of the most sacred sites for Myanmar Buddhists. It is a massive boulder on the edge of a cliff with a pagoda. It's said that Golden Rock was built over 2500 years old and it is enshrined hair relics of the Buddha.
Among the locals, the conversation often leads to the question: " Have you been to Golden Rock yet? It means " You haven't really lived until you've been there" Among Myanmar Buddhists, to have been there three times means a realization of a life dream, a lifetime of blessedness and prosperity. A journey to Golden Rock is exhilarating along the greenery of woods and paddy fields. Then, You can learn faith in the teachings of the Buddha and enjoy the breathtaking views on top of the pagoda platform with cooling breezes. You will discover the ways of life of tribes who live there.
This exhilarating tour will take you to feel the nature and try to observe faiths and beliefs of locals, explore ways of life of natives.
Day(1) After breakfast, guide and driver will come to your hotel at 7:30Am. Then, drive to Bago which was once famous for its port and known as Mon kingdom in 15th century. Visit Kyaik Pon pagoda, four seated Buddha and proceed to KyaKhatwaing monastery to observe daily life of Monk. Shwemawdaw pagoda which is largest pagoda in Myanmar. Lunch at Hantharwaddy restaurant. Proceed to Shwetharlyaung Reclining Buddha. After, drive to Kim Pun base camp which is approximately one and half hours. Transfer to truck to go up to Golden Rock and enjoy the sunset. Overnight at hotel.
Day (2) After enjoying sunrise of golden rock, check out and back to Kim Pun base camp. On the way to Yangon, we visit rubber plantation and fishing village. Interact with locals and explore life of fisherman. Photo stop at Htauk Kyant war memorial cemetery. On arrival to Yangon, transfer to your hotel.
This incredible tour is perfect to observe a full dose of scenic countrysides and get a sense of spiritual beliefs of native folks.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pick up from your hotel's lobby or wherever you want me to
For pickup at the cruise ports, there is an extra royalty fee for arrivals (cost varies depending on the ship and port). Please contact me for the details, and I can customize a tour for you which includes this price.
End location: Drop off at the hotel or wherever you want me to
Duration: 2 days
Sometimes we can encounter heavy traffic and please be prepared to go with flow.
You are recommended to take hand carry and backpack when we transfer from our private car to truck because we only spend one night at the golden rock.
Toyota saloon up to 2 persons but if you have more people to join, please feel free to ask me and i would be glad to assist for your transportation with your plans.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100000 Kyat - 1$ = 1300
It all covers for lunch at local restaurant, soft drinks, entrance fees, carmera fees, your personal expenses.
Hello! As I don't drive the car, I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver during your tour. Thank you for your consideration.