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Mawlamyine and Hpaan

Start off in bustling Yangon, we then continue the journey through Bago, Kyaikhtiyo, Hpa An, Mawlamyine, and back to Yangon. Along the way, you’ll catch an array of the country’s natural beauty and ancient sites, from fields of fresh fruit, sunsets over revered pagodas, mountains, caves, and more.

Tour duration: 05 days 04 nights
Start: Yangon – Finish: Yangon
Tour type: Cultural, Extension
Tour operates: Regular
Activity level: Moderate
Tour route: Yangon - Golden Rock - Hpaan - Mawlamyine - Bago

BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 01 Yangon - Golden Rock (D)
Day 02 Golden Rock - Thaton - Hpaan (B)
Day 03 Hpaan - Mawlamyine (B)
Day 04 Mawlamyine (B)
Day 05 Mawlamyine - Bago - Yangon (B)

Day 01 Yangon - Golden Rock

Today you will drive out Yangon and drive through seemingly endless paddy fields to the small town of Kyaikhto where you will reach Kinpun base camp to take the truck for climbing about halfway up to the mountain from where you will walk up the legendary Golden Rock Pagoda. The Padoda is balanced precariously on top of the mountain. It is said that the rock maintains its balance due to a precisely placed Buddha hair in the 7.3 meter high stupa. In auspicious weather condition, enjoying sunset and sunrise view from Mt. Kyaikhtiyo is the most stunning.
Accommodation in Golden Rock
Meal: Welcomed dinner

Day 02 Golden Rock - Thaton - Hpaan

After breakfast today, you’ll head to Hpa An, a small city with an eclectic culture and intriguing landscape. You’ll stop at Bayint Nyi and Kawgoon caves, along the way, and marvel at the ancient wall carvings that date back to the 7th-century. Once arrived in Hpa An, get acquainted with the city with a small sightseeing tour, checking out Kyaikalatt, a small rock hill shaped like a wine glass, and Lombumni Garden at the base of Mt. Zawekabin, which houses 1,000 Buddha images. Tonight, you’ll see a second magical sunset, this time over Shweyinmyaw Pagoda.
Accommodation in Hpaan
Meal: Breakfast

Day 03 Hpaan - Mawlamyine

Today, you’ll check out of your hotel and drive to Mawlamyine, the capital of Mon State in Southeastern Myanmar, and the first capital of British Burma. Along the way, you’ll stop at Katoe Kotnet, a one-time flourishing timber and steamship-fueled township. Once you arrive in Mawlamyine, you’ll check in to your hotel and get settled in. This afternoon, you’ll take in the town, visiting Mahamuni Pagoda - a major pilgrimage site, and Seindon Mibaya Kyaung, marvelling at its hundred-year-old wood carvings. Finally, check out Kyaikthanlan Pagoda, also known as the Kipling Pagoda, due to rumors the site was the inspiration for Rudyard Kipling’s famous poem, Mandalay. Nearby, another spectacular sunset awaits from a viewpoint. Head back to your hotel and relax for the night.
Accommodation in Mawlamyine
Meal: Breakfast

Day 04 Mawlamyine

You’re back on the road today, this time, to a small town called Mudon. Here, discover nature and spirituality at its best, with fertile plains sprouting fresh fruits and rubber trees, as well as the Pa Auk Forest Monastery, nestled, as the name implies, in a forest near the village. The monastery is known for its unique meditation methods. This afternoon, you’ll return to Mawlamyine, and visit the Mon State National Museum, and get a large dose of the local culture. Spend your evening at leisure, either at your hotel, or perusing the local town after dusk.
Accommodation in Mawlamyine
Meal: Breakfast

Day 05 Mawlamyine - Bago - Yangon

After breakfast, you will drive back to Yangon. On the way you will stop at Bago which was reputedly founded in 573 AD by two Mon princes from Thaton and it was once the Capital of the Mon kingdom. In Bago, you will visit the vast number of Mon style pagodas. You will visit Shwemawdaw Pagoda which is over 1000 years old and can be seen even from far away. It has a long history of destruction due to earthquakes and reconstruction. Then you visit a former Mon palace Kanbawzathadi Palace & Museum. Proceed to Hintha Gon Pagoda which offers a brilliant view over Bago and the region. Afterward, visit a huge famous reclining Buddha Shwetharlyaung Buddha. Then stopover at Kyaik Pun Pagoda with four 30 meter high seated Buddhas placed back to back in the four heavens directions. Continue back to Yangon after stop at Htaut Kyant War Cemetery for the fallen Allied soldiers of World War II.
Accommodation not included
Meal: Breakfast

What's included ?

- Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle
- Accommodation in twin shared room
- Boat trip as stated in above sights
- Local English speaking guides
- Admission fee to indicated sights
- Meals as listed in the itinerary: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner
- Government tax and service charge
- Cool mineral water and tower during the tours

What's Excluded ?

- Visa on arrival for Burma
- International airport departure tax
- Travel Insurance in all kinds
- Other meals not mentioned
- Single room (quoted separately)
- Tip, drinks, personal expenses and others

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