Yangon to Golden Rock - 2 Days

Tour Code: ST-2D1N-1

The Golden Rock Tour from Yangon is a great way to extend your holidays. Step onto Myanmar’s Spiritual path and Journey to the Golden Rock. Join locals on an adventurous trip up a winding mountain road to where the iconic boulder is delicately balanced. Be enchanted by the sublime site of devotees praying and making merit at the sacred Buddhist shrine.

Start ~ Yangon, Myanmar
Finish ~ Yangon, Myanmar
Physical rating: 3 out of 5

The Itinerary

In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel to drive to the Kin Pun ‘base camp’ for around 4 hours. This afternoon you will visit one of Myanmar’s landmarks, Kyaiktiyo, also known as the Golden Rock, which is famous for its precarious position and religious importance. The ‘Golden Rock’ is a 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 6-miles road leads to the top of the mountain. The journey is made in open trucks, which can be crowded but once you reach the top, you will be amazed by the breathtaking views, pilgrims chant, light candles and meditate. On arrival at the hotel, check in and then you have time to watch the sun set over the Golden Rock.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Meal is not included on this day.

Early sunrise time, strolling around the hill sites and return to the hotel for breakfast. Then return back to the base camp by the truck. On arrival, set off to Yangon. En-route stop in Bago, an ancient “Mon” capital city, to visit the charming monastery of Thamanay, a renowned teaching centre for monks from neighbouring regions who wish to study Buddhism. The tour continues to the thousand year-old Shwemawdaw Pagoda which has a spire taller than that of the Shwedagon Pagoda.

Then extend the visit to Kanbawzathadi, Palace of King Bayintnaung. From there, head back to Yangon.

On the way, we will visit the reclusive World War II memorial site near Yangon, Htaukkyan. The Allied War Cemetery is the final resting place for over 27,000 Allied soldiers. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Yangon.

Meals: Breakfast

Don’t forget you can modify this tour. Whether you enjoy travelling as a part of a small group with other like-minded travellers, or perhaps you are looking for your very own private journey, we have the right option for you. Click on talk to us button to send us your enquiry.