Golden Rock Tour

Yangon - Golden Rock

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Today, take a drive from Yangon to Kyaikhtiyo for around 5 hours. The area is home to the famous landmark of Myanmar – the Golden Rock. The sacred rock - Golden Rock lies on a protruding rock through 2000 years of history. The Rock with the temple on it has created an extremely unique relic. .  The pagoda here is said to hold a hair of the Buddha and Buddhists from across the country come here to pay homage. Along the way, make a stop at the Allied War memorial park where thousands of soldiers rested in peace. 

When reaching Kin Pun located on the foot of the mountain, board on a local truck for a ride on a winding road to the top of the mountain. If you wish a more challenging adventure, you could stop half way and take a walk to the summit for around one hour.

Note: The local trucks from the camp could be crowded and uncomfortable. You should be patient as the trucks just leave when it is full of passengers. Make sure to get in time in Kinpun at 5.30, if not, you cannot get a truck to the top.

OPTION: PRIVATE TRUCK – SURCHARGE: US$ 130/group (max. 30 pax)

If you wish a more comfortable vehicle, private trucks are available with extra cost. Once reaching the Golden Rock, you will marvel at the stunning gleam as well as the surroundings. Pilgrims come here from far and wide to worship and add gold leaf to the rock, which seems to defy gravity by delicately balancing on the edge of the 1100-metre high mountain. Take your time to soak up in the breathtaking views of the rock at sunset. Transfer back to the hotel.

Lunch and dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel near the Golden Rock.

OPTION: TRAIN RIDE FROM YANGON TO BAGO – SURCHARGE: US$ 3/pax

Among the vehicles travelling around Myanmar, train is perhaps the best means of transport to explore the country in spite of its poor facilities and frequent delays and cancellations. Compared to trains in other countries, trains in Myanmar feature an average speed which allows you to enjoy the scenic rural scenery and interact with the locals. You will be transferred to Yangon’s central train station and take a train to Bago. The departure time is around 7.15 and the arrival time around 9.15. From Bagan, take a car to the Golden Rock., around 3.5 hours.

In the morning, take the chance to visit the Golden Rock again to immerse into the spectacular scene of the temple in the golden light at the sunrise. There is also some time to visit some stupas and shrines dotted on the ridge at the top of Mount Kyaikhtiyo. Then, drive or trek back to the base camp and head back to Luang Prabang.

On the way back, make a stop in Bago for a short rest or an exploration of the former capital. Take a leisurely stroll around the local market to get a glimpse of the local life. Continue your journey to the famous Shwemawdaw Pagoda - the tallest pagoda in Bago. With its height of 114 meters it is 15 meters taller than the Shwedagon Pagoda in nearby Yangon.  The impressive Shwemawdaw- built by the Mon people over a thousand years ago, is one of Burma’s most sacred sites. Continue onto the 55-metre long reclining Shwethalyaung Buddha, the four seated Buddhas at Kyaikpun and the old palace of Kambozathadi. If time permits, you also visit Hantharwaddy Pagoda to explore interesting Nat figures and enjoy the great view of Bago from the upper platform.

Transfer back to your hotel in Yangon. Lunch and dinner on your own.

Our prices are valid for daily departures (except some special case as explained below) for group from 1 to 6 pax. If your party has more than 6 adults, please send us an email, we will advise our best price for your group.

For children, please note:

+ Children under 2 years old: Free of charge (maximum 2 adults with 1 child under 2 years old)

+ Children from 2 to 5 years old: 50% price of adults

+ Children from 5 to 11 years old: 75% price of adults

+ Children from 12 years old: as adult

Our prices are not valid for some special occasions and peak season as below:

° Christmas and New Year (normally, there will be surcharge for Gala Dinner on 24.Dec and 31.Dec Eves – applied for 4 and 5 star hotels)

° Burmese New Year – from 10.April.2018 – 23.April.2018 – if you travel during this period, there will have surcharge for some services – we will advise you clearly at the time of booking

Inclusions

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary 
  • Private tours and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Private transportation with air-conditioning
  • Public truck to visit Golden Rock  
  • Local English speaking guide (Note: Supplement for a through-out Russian/French/Spanish/etc speaking guide please contact our consultant for further detail)
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Other meals which do not mention in the itinerary
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tipping for guides and drivers
  • Compulsory personal travel insurance
  • Sedan chair Ks.20000 per person (Hermit  Camp  to near the platform of Pagoda)
  • Myanmar Visa fees (contact our travel consultant for further information)
  • Others not mentioned

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews

Jurgens M

Cape Town, South Africa

"Great long, multi-city trip"

Sept 2017

We have recently returned from a trip through Vietnam and Cambodia. 14 day tour that took us from Saigon to Hanoi then Cambodia was amazing. Everything was very well organized. The guides always showed up on time, very knowledgeable and personable. All hotels were super ... More +

Lee Ann

Cape Town, South Africa

"You made us an amazing honeymoon"

Sept 2017

Thank you Julie for your arrangement. Our whole trip went very smoothly. The drivers and guides on the tours were all reliable, helpful and friendly. We love Mekong Delta tour, Halong Bay, Hue and Hoi An. We would turn around and recommend to anyone in ... More +

John Henry

Durban, South Africa

"A truly magical trip"

Sept 2017

The most wonderful 10 day trip of Vietnam. Everything was very well organized and ran so smoothly, including meeting me at my Hanoi hotel on my first day. All boutique hotels were beautiful with very friendly staff. We had the best transfer service. A big ... More +

Joddina Al

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Thank you, thank you"

July 2017

We just returned from a fantastic 3 week trip through Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. It was a long trip but everything worked very smoothly. At every location, we were met by a driver and guide to take us to our hotel and to take us ... More +

Patrick Ln

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Fantastic tour and lovely arrangements"

July 2017

We had enjoyed very much our first trip to Vietnam. It was an amazing experience in Hanoi with millions of motorcycles, traffic was crazy but safe. We did a walking tour, tried Bia Hoi (kind of local beer), and BBQ in Hanoi old quarter which ... More +

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Bloemfontein, South Africa

"Now I said traveling solo in Vietnam is easy"

June 2017

Our first trip to a country completely unknown to me. I did not have to worry about any transportation and got picked up and dropped off at the airport. The guide in Hanoi Ms Ha spoke excellent English and was really knowledgeable about the history ... More +

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Johannesburg, South Africa

"Great trip and excellent organisation"

June 2017

We were so impressed with how punctual and effortless the trip was. From the moment we arrived, we were picked up and everything went smoothly. The guides were outstanding, friendly, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and a great credit to the company. We love Halong Bay and it ... More +

Amanda C

Cape Town, South Africa

"What a beautiful trip, fantastic tour guides"

Dec 2016

What a beautiful trip, we wouldn't have changed anything. This was our first holiday to Southeast Asia. We were met at the airport then taken around to see Hanoi by Jim. He even suggested us to try local street food and beer that was just ... More +

Lynne Elsabe

Cape Town, South Africa

"Amazing Vietnam & Cambodia holiday"

Dec 2016

We were very pleased with the services and everything went clock perfect? I actually still find it incredible. We can recommend everybody a visit to the charming Vietnam and magical Siem Reap in Cambodia. You have set such a high bench mark. I honestly wish ... More +

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Bloemfontein, South Africa

"A holiday to remember"

Dec 2016

Everything about this experience was terrific.
- Sapa was just fantastic and the tour guide wonderful.
- Tour to Halong Bay was first class, food was delicious, amazing scenery.
- Hue visit to ancient temples was so informative.
- Resort we upgraded to in Hoi An was ... More +

Patricia HR

Johannesburg, South Africa

"A perfectly organised tour"

Sept 2016

Thanks Julie Le for all your hard work to organise our personalised tour. I and Thomas just wanted to let you know that the trip has been amazing. We had a most enjoyable time in Vietnam and Cambodia. Everything ran smoothly that we would always ... More +

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Durban, South Africa

"My best friend and I had a wonderful trip thanks"

Sept 2016

Thanks Tam Dang. Jenny and I had a wonderful and fun filled holiday. Absolutely no problems. The holiday began when met at the airport by an efficient friendly and welcoming driver. All the tours were punctual and well hassle free. Wonderful tour guides, nice and ... More +

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Centurion, South Africa

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Aug 2016

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Pretoria, South Africa

"Exceptional services. We had a great time"

July 2016

The tour was really well organized. Each step was carefully executed and ran very smoothly. Our cruise in Ha Long Bay was a perfect arrangment to end our holiday. I wouldn't change an aspect of it. Good facilities used, quality transport and friendly, efficient and ... More +

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Johannesburg, South Africa

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July 2016

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Boksburg, South Africa

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July 2016

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Cape Town, South Africa

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June 2016

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Johannesburg, South Africa

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June 2016

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