Day trip

From Yangon: Full Day Excursion to Golden Rock

Day trip

From Yangon: Full Day Excursion to Golden Rock

From US$ 220 per person

Learn not only about the spiritual heart of the Buddhism but also discover the natural beauty of the region around Kyaikhtiyo. This is an adventure trip as you must take a ride by an open truck from the base camp to the mountain top.

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Duration 1 day
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  • Make a pilgrimage tour up to Mount Kyaiktiyo, home of the famous Golden Rock Pagoda
  • Admire the gilded dome of the Shwemawdaw Pagoda and see the Great Reclining Buddha Image in Bago
  • Visit the War Cemetery which is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Full description
Start the overland drive to the Kin Pun "base camp" of Golden Rock with a 5:30 AM hotel pick up in Yangon. Continue onward to Kyaiktiyo (the "Golden Rock"), a huge boulder completely covered by gold leaves and delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff. You will arrive at Kim Pun base camp at around noon. As soon as you arrive at Kim Pun Base Camp you will take an open truck to reach the mountain top pagoda. After arriving to the top of the mountain pagoda, you can visit the Golden Rock Pagoda and take photos around there. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant en-route. After lunch, leave from Kyaikhto and return back to Yangon via Bago. Your short visit in Bago includes seeing the great Shwemawdaw Pagoda, which is over a thousand years old. Its spire is even taller than that of Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda. You will also see the 55-meter-long reclining Shwe Thalyaung Buddha Image, one of the country's most revered objects. You will also make a brief stop at Kyaik Pun Pagoda, famous for its four giant Buddha figures. If time permits, you can visit the Allied War Cemetery in Htauk Kyant. You will arrive back at your hotel late evening. 
  • All sightseeing tour and transfer services with private air conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide service
  • All entrance fees for the places as mentioned in the program for Bago and Golden Rock
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Up/Down Truck ticket from Kimpun Base Camp to Golden Rock Pagoda
  • 1 Purified Water Bottle/1 Snow Towel per day during the tour
  • Pick-up/drop off at your hotel
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation,
  • Meals not specified
  • Camera fees
  • Expenditure of personal nature such as drinks, tips, souvenirs, laundry, etc.
  • Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • As you will be visiting religious sites, please wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees, and remember to take off your shoes and socks when entering pagoda areas
  • This tour is not available during the Water Festival between 12 and 18 April 2020
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Product ID: 152871