SOUTHERN PROVINCE OF MYANMAR TOURS

Yangon – Bago – Kyaikhtiyo – Thaton – Mawlamyaing – Shampoo Island – Mudon –Phann – Bago – Yango

Day 01: Yangon arrival & sightseeing (by car)

Arrive at Yangon International Airport and welcome by Young Top Tycoon Tourism representative and our tour guide. Check in hotel. Yangon sightseeing includes; the Royal Park , one of the most popular green spaces in the downtown area of Yangon. Here you see the glittering Karaweik Barge, a replica of the Royal Bridge and enjoy the view over the lake up to the Shwedagon Pagoda. Visit to the city center with the gilded 2500 years Sule Pagoda.And visit colonial style buildings surrounding Mahabandula Park . Proceed toChaukhtatgyi (Reclining Buddha) Pagoda to see 70-meters long colossal reclining Buddha. Then drive to stroll through a narrow street of China Town including the short visit to Tao Temple. Then, shortly before sunset, the 107 meters high golden stupa of Shwedagon Pagoda will glitter in the soft light of the early evening.

Overnight at hotel in Yangon.

Day 02: Yangon – Bago – Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) (by car)

After breakfast at hotel, drive toKyaikhtiyo and on the way Bago sightseeing. Visit to Kyat Khet Wine Monastery, where a thousand monks take their last meal of the day at 10:00 am in total silence. Then continue toKyaikthiyo, one of Myanmar’s landmark, which is famous for its position and religious importance:Kyaikhtiyo the “Golden Rock “, huge boulder completely covered by gold leaf and delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff. To reach the pagoda from Kin Pun a steep 11km road leads to the upper staging point by truck. Take a light trekking on the summit through bamboo forest.

Enjoy the sunset beauty on the hill top and overnight at the hotel in Kyaikhtiyo.

 

Day 03: Kyaikhtiyo – Thaton – Mawlamyaing (by car)

After breakfast at hotel, in the morning same way back to Kinpun. Then about 2 hours drive to Thaton. Long before rise of Bagan. Thaton was an important center of Mon-civilization, that stretched from the delta of Ayeyarwaddy River to Thailand and Cambodia, the center of co-called Golden Land “Suvannabhmi” from here Buddhism came to Bagan when Thaton was conquered by King Anawratha, the founder of Bagan dynasty in 1057. You will visit the golden Pagoda Shwe Zayan, supposedly built during the early Mon area, famous Standing Buddha shows similarity with Dvaravati-period Buddha in central Thailand. Then you continue the drive through beautiful landscapes further south to Mottama (Martaban), where Thanlwin River empties into the Gulf of Martaban. Aboard a double – Decker passenger ferry you will cross the river towards Moulmein, now Mawlamyine, served as capital of British Burma from1827 to 1852. Many colonial style buildings create the atmosphere of a by-gone era and many Buddhist stupas crown the top of hill around the tropical town.

Overnight at hotel in Mawlamyine (hotel offers low standard only).

Day 04: Excursion Shampoo Island – Mudon (by boat & car)

The morning will start with a city tour and continues with an excursion by boat to picturesque Shampoo Island. In the afternoon you will drive directionMudon, where you will see 160 meters long Reclining Buddha under construction. And then if you like, you can take a swim at SetseBeach . Return to Mawlamyine in late afternoon.

Overnight at hotel in Mawlamyaing.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Day 05: Mawlamyine – Pha an –Bago - Yangon (by car)

In the morning you will start the day tour back to Yangon. You will cross the Thanlwin River (Salween) using the new bridge close to Phaan; then you might meet women in traditional dress on the market. In the way, visit in Bago, you will start with sightseeing; photo stop at the tallest golden pagoda of the country, Shwemawdaw Pagoda and continue to huge reclining Buddha and Kaikpun with its four sitting Buddha’s facing the cardinal coners of Earth.Arrive Yangon and overnight at hotel in Yangon.

 

 

 

Day 06: Yangon sightseeing & departure (by car)

After breakfast at hotel, morning stop to take photo in the front of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s house area who got Nobel peace prize in 1991. Shopping at Gems mart and Handicraft shops at Bogyoke (Scott) Market where you can buy many souvenirs. And visitKaba Aye (World Peace) Pagodaand drive to Yangon International airport for departure. If time permit on the way visit to Lawka Chanthar Arbayar Laba Muni Buddha Image (Kyauktawgyi) and White Elephant camp and departure.

 

 

 

 

 

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