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Southern Treasure

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Southern Treasure

Yangon – Kyaikhtiyo – Hpa An – Mawlamyine – Bilu Island – Bago -Yangon (7 Days/ 6 Nights)

DAY 01. YANGON ARRIVAL ( – / L / D )

Upon arrival at the Yangon International Airport, you will be welcomed by Asia EZ Tour guide.

In the late afternoon, we begin our tour through Yangon city with a visit to one of the world’s most spectacular monuments; the 2,600 years old Shwedagone Pagoda.

Lunch and dinner will be served at a local restaurant.

You will be stay overnight at the hotel in Yangon.


DAY 2. YANGON – KYAIKHTIYO (B /L / D)

After breakfast at your hotel, we head to Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda (Golden Rock) (located 160 km from Yangon). On the way, you will visit the Allied War Cemetery near Htaukkyant.

From there, you will go up a steep 11 km road in, typically crowded open air trucks rushing though windy jungle paths, to reach the pagoda. The exciting heart pounding journey is expected to be about 45 minutes. The final ascend to the Golden Rock will be on foot (20 minutes of hiking).

From the mountain top, you will enjoy great views of the surrounding hills and a beautiful sunset.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant en-route.

Dinner will be served and you will stay overnight at the hotel in Kyaikhtiyo.


DAY 3 . KYAIKHTIYO – HPA AN (B /L / D)

After an early breakfast at your hotel, you will have the option to visit the Golden Rock again to see the golden sun rise, casting it rays upon the rock.

Next, we will return to base camp by open-air truck again and depart from Kyaikhtiyo to continue on a two-hour drive to Hpa An (120 km – 2h).

On the way, we will stop for lunch in Thaton, the former capital of Mon Kingdom.

After arrival in Hpa An, visit to Bayinnyi where you will find a hot spring lake with beautiful views of a temple complex and cave.

Continue to Kawtkoon Cave, a very historical with over 2000 stone tablets with Mon inscriptions and hundreds of small Buddha statues on the walls and roof cravings.

From there, move to visit the Shwe Yin Myaw Pagoda. We will then stop at the Lake Kantharyar for a nice view of Zwe Kabin Mountain, a landmark of Kayin state.

Dinner will be served at a local restaurant and you will be stay overnight at the hotel in Hpa An.


DAY 4. HPA AN – MAWLAMYINE (B /L / D)

After breakfast at your hotel, we will make our way to Sadan Cave.

Following rows of light through the tunnel, you will reach the other side of the cave. At the end of the tunnel, you will be rewarded with a magnificent view of a hidden lake and meadow.

Before leaving Hpa-An, our final stop is Kyauk Kalat Pagoda, a small stupa built on top of a pillar like rock formation on a small island in the middle of a lake.

In late afternoon, we will head back north to Mawlamyine.

Lunch and Dinner will be served at a local restaurant and you will be stay overnight at the hotel in Mawlamyine.


DAY 5. MAWLAMYINE – BILU ISLAND (B /L / D)

After breakfast at your hotel, we will spend the day touring the once thriving port city and colonial post of Mawlamyine on a trishaw.

Mahamuni Pagoda, a major temple site in Myanmar, built in traditional Mon style is next on the list. Then we continue to the beautiful Seindon Mibaya Kyaung, an over-100 year’s old wooden monastery, before walking down Strand Road to the impressive Kaladan Mosque.

After lunch, we proceed (1 hr) drive to the Bilu Island, we will visit Ywa Loot Village where you will see the small wood workshops and Burmese Slates (Kyauk Thin Bone) and pens.

In late afternoon, we will return to Mawlamyine to enjoy the sunset from Kyaikthanlan Pagoda, the city’s tallest and most visible stupa.

Dinner will be served at a local restaurant and you will be stay overnight in Mawlamyine.


DAY 6. MAWLAMYINE – BAGO – YANGON (B /L / D)

After an early breakfast at your hotel, we will return back to Yangon (313 km – 6 hours).

On the way, stop to visit Thanbyuzayat (western terminal of the infamous Burma-Siam ‘Death Railway’).

You may also stop at former capital of Mon Kingdom, Bago.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Bago.

After lunch, visit to the 55-meter long reclining Shwe Tha Hlyaung Buddha and Shwemawdaw Pagoda.

Before heading back to Yangon, we will make a stop to visit the four giant Buddha images at Kyaik Pun Pagoda.

Upon arrival, we will transfer back to your hotel.
Lunch and Dinner will be served at local restaurant and you will be stay overnight in Yangon.


DAY 7. YANGON FULLDAY SIGHTSEEING – DEPARTURE (B /L / D)

Monk inside gold-plated maze inside Botataung Pagoda. Yangon, Myanmar

After breakfast at your hotel, we spend the day visiting Yangon. The last leg of this odyssey includes Botathaung Pagoda, Colonial Buildings along the Strand Road, Sule Pagoda,and Chauk Htet Gyi Pagoda, famous for housing an enormous 65 meter long reclining Buddha statue.

After lunch, we stop by Karaweik Hall, a unique golden barge on Kandawgyi (Royal Lake). In the afternoon, we visit to Bogyoke Aung San Market known as Scott Market.

After lunch, you will transfer to Yangon airport for international flight departure.

*** End of this Tour ***


INCLUSION:

  • Accommodation in a share twin or double room at the hotel with daily breakfast
  • All meals as specified in the program on table basis
  • Entrance fees or zone fees for visits mentioned in the program
  • English speaking local guide
  • All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles
  • CBT Dolphin Tours to Singu and Sheinmaga and Set Lunch
  • Horse cart in Bagan
  • Service charges, room tax and baggage handling at the hotel transfers
  • Bottled drinking water & refreshing towels in normal quantities

EXCLUSION:

  • Domestic airfare unless booked
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fee for Myanmar (note that pre-arranged visa is required for any tourists)
  • International Airfare
  • Balloons Over Bagan unless booked
  • Entrance fees for the sites which are not mentioned in the program
  • Early check-in / late check-out.
  • Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry etc.
  • Christmas and New Year’s dinner supplement
  • Services which are not mentioned above

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ACCOMMODATION

Destination
Category
Hotel Name
Room Type
Yangon (****) stars Jasmine Palace Hotel Deluxe
Kyaikhtiyo (****) stars Mountain Top Hotel or Similar Deluxe
Hpa An (***) stars Thiri Hpa AN Hotel or Similar Deluxe Bungalow
Mawlamyine (****) stars Royal Hinthar Hotel or Similar Deluxe