Trekking & Adventure

Myanmar's Golden Rock & Archeological Sites2 Days, 1 Nights

Reach the Summit in Style




Ascend Like a Royal to the Golden Rock

A continual stream of pilgrims from Myanmar and Asia come to witness the wonder at least once in their life time. Enjoy the tranquil sunset, soak in the unique atmosphere and share in wonder with fellow monk, nun, and lay pilgrims. 

Get the royal treatment and summit 500 meters to the peak by way your own private bamboo chair carried by 4 porters. This is an extra option that is negotiated on site the day of your tour. The price is usually about $20 US.

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Tour Itinerary & Map (below)


Route


Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Morning pickup from your hotel in Yangon and drive 1.5hrs/80km to BAGO, one of richest archeological sites in Myanmar and the ancient capital of Mon Kingdom. Lunch at local restaurant in Bago (own account), we continue 3.3hrs/110km to KIN PUN BASE CAMP to change our mode of transport to an open truck. The ride is shared with local pilgrimage makers for the next 11km to YATHETAUNG BASE CAMP, located 500m below the summit ridge. A further, 1hr hike up a partly on steep road and paved trail leads us to the summit.
Lunch is included at a local restaurant and dinner is included at the Mountain Top Hotel. 

Route


Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Wake up early for lovely sunrise views and a quiet morning stroll. Breakfast at the hotel before descending back to the KIN PUN BASE CAMP. We drive 3.5hrs/110km to BAGO, one of richest archeological sites in Myanmar and the ancient capital of Mon Kingdom. We visit the impressive 55m reclining Buddha of SHWE THA LYAUNG and marvel at the 114m high SHWEMAWDAW PAGODA. Taller than even the famous Swedagon of Yangon, the golden spire of the Shwemawdaw is a popular pilgrimage site for Buddhist devotees. After lunch we will visit a MON WEAVING VILLAGE near Bago. The rest of the 1.5hrs/80km drive to Yangon is broken up with visits to a NAT THREE SHRINE dedicated to a legendary nat  spirit, and the ALLIED TROOPS WAR CEMETERY honoring 6,000 war heroes of WWII. We will arrive back to Yangon late afternoon and transfer directly to your hotel for check-in.
Breakfast is included at your hotel and lunch is included at a local restaurant.   
 
 

Good to Know

Myanmar - New Online Visa Application Effective 2014!

  • http://evisa.moip.gov.mm 
  • Travel to Myanmar within 90 days of Visa application
  • Foriegners can stay in Myanmar for up to 28 days
  • Please ensure that your passport has over 6 months remaning

Adventure Travel

Travelling in Myanmar is essentially an adventure experience. Road conditions vary, communications, electricity supply and standard of lodging and local services are often not up to western standards. Travel times and schedules are subject to changes without prior notice. The tour guide may need to amend the touring schedules and itinerary if needed before and while on tour. We seldom experience problems but its all part of the fun. 

Getting to Yangon By Air

If you arrive from Bangkok, then Bangkok Airways is a good option with a 90 minute flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok's main international airport. Air Asia flies to Yangon from Bangkok as well from Don Meung Airport. The cost of these flights is between $110 to $130. There are also flights from both Phuket or Chiang Mai but you will probably be routed through Bangkok first which adds several hours to the travel time.  

International connections to Yangon are available from Hong Kong with Tiger Air, Air Asia, Malaysia Airlines, China Eastern, Vietnam Airlines and several other choices. Yangon is also well serviced out of Japan, Korea and Tawian. Thai Airways, Air Ana, Korean Air and Singapore Airlines all service Yangon.

Meeting Point

You will be met at your hotel in Yangon in the morning or at the airport in Yangon. We will need to know your flight arrival and departure details in advance. Your tour starts after airport pick up.

Hotel in Kyaikhtiyo

This tour includes one night stay at the Mountain Top Hotel in Kyaikhtiyo (deluxe room) considered a 3.5 star hotel

Terms & Conditions

Booking the Tour:

  • Minimum 2 persons per booking required but a single supplement can be arranged but its expensive
  • Suggest booking a minimum of 2 months in advance during high season (Nov 1 to March 31) 
  • Allow up to 24 hours for TourChoice.com to confirm your booking after you submit your request to us
  • Price in USD, per person and inclusive of all local taxes, VAT of 10%

Payment Terms:

  • We accept secure payments by Visa, MasterCard, American Express and PayPal
  • TourChoice does not receive any customer sensitive data from credit card processing companies
  • Prepayment in full once your reservation has been confirmed by TourChoice.com if booking is 5 weeks or less in advance of tour start date.
  • Full payment must be paid 5 weeks prior to departure or the booking will be cancelled and the deposit forfeited
  • If booking more than 5 weeks in advance a 30% deposit is required after your tour has been confirmed
  • A booking voucher & invoice will be emailed to you immediately upon confirmation of your reservation
  • Please read about TourChoice.com's unique consumer protection
  • Please bring US cash to Myanmar, clean new fresh bills 

Single Supplement Fee:

The single supplement fee is the additional amount that a single traveler pays over and above the price per person for groups of 2 or more. This being a private tour makes it very expensive for one person. Please ask us for a quote if you would like to travel solo.

Refund / Cancellation Policy:

If guests cancel after booking and after deposits are paid, refunds and cancellations are processed as follows:

  • 61 days or more prior to tour start date, full refund less 5%.
  • 60 – 31 days prior to arrival, the 30% deposit will be forfeited.
  • 30 – 15 days prior to arrival, 50% of the tour cost will be forfeited.
  • 14 days or less prior to arrival, 100% of the tour cost will be forfeited. 

Insurance:

We strongly suggest that you buy your own personal trip cancellation insurance for your own protection. You should also buy insurance coverage appropriate for medical, travel coverage and  personal liability which should include travel repatriation. The tour operator or tour agent cannot be held responsible for personal loss or injury where customers choose not to secure such insurance coverage.

About Traveling in Myanmar

For weather related reasons, the best time to visit Myanmar is from October to mid March. Peak season is November 1 to March 31. But if you book a trip for mid to late October, this time can be least busy. Hotel capacity can become scarce during peak season. We may need to look at alternative hotel options. Local services such as transportation, meals and accommodation are in local currency  (Kyats) and in case of sudden fluctuations in exchange rate, its possible that minor price adjustments could factor in.  

Many of the hotels now require up to 50% deposit to guarantee bookings. In the busiest peak season, dealing with some of the local hotels, airlines and transportation suppliers in Myanmar can be challenging. For these reasons, booking in advance and your prompt payment is required in order to book and hold reservations in particular for peak season. Participation in Myanmar tours implies your understanding to these conditions. Thank you!!!

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