|Duration||: 6 Days/ 5 Nights|
|Destination||: Yangon - Bago - Kyaikhtiyo - Thaton - Mawlamyaing - Hpa An - Yangon|
|Tour Code||: MHT-014|
Day 1: Yangon
Early morning upon arrival in Yangon International Airport, you will be welcomed by your Mai Hsoong tour guide. You will be transferred to your hotel check in. The magnificent reclining Buddha at CHAUK HTAT GYI; and after a photo stop at the KARAWEIK HALL, a ‘hamsa-bird-shaped’ floating barge on Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake. Visit the KABA AYE (WORLD PEACE) PAGODA and the MAHAPASANA CAVE, built for memorial of the 1954-56 the sixth Buddhist synod took place. Last but not least, see the 8 meters high Golden Lion Throne as well as the Mandalay Royal Regalia at the NATIONAL MUSEUM. Complete your Yangon impressions with an extended visit to one of the world’s most spectacular monuments, the SHWEDAGON PAGODA. Dinner and overnight at yangon.
Day - 2 Yangon - Bago - Kyaikhtiyo
After Breakfast your journey through small towns, farming villages and rice fields you will reach BAGO, 50 miles (80km), BAGO – once part of the Mon empire! Visit HINTHAGONE PAGODA, a little hillock consecrated with a shrine, which provides some nice views of the surrounding areas as well as the cityscape dotted with its famous pagodas next to imposing SHWEMAWDAW PAGODA, even taller than the SHWEDAGON PAGODA that you visited in YANGON. The biggest Reclining Buddha, the highest Golden Pagoda bear witness to a glorious past. On our way south we pass through teak and rubber plantations to reach the GOLDEN ROCK. In the light of the afternoon, after an hour’s climb we reach the top and enjoy the magnificent views. This gold plated boulder perched on a crest-held only by one of Buddha’s hairs from tumbling down... Magic of Faith! Dinner and overnight at GOLDEN ROCK.
Day - 3 Kyaikhtiyo – Thaton – Mawlamyine
Suvanabumi – Land of Gold, is waiting for us: Drive to THATON where you will see the traces of early Buddhism. On to Martaban where we take the ancient ferry to cross the Salween to arrive at MAWLAMYINE/ MOULMEIN to be in the midst of British Colonial times: In 1827, MOULMEIN was declared as the first British Colonial Capital on Burmese soil. There is much to remind us of that era. Overnight at MAWLAMYINE.
Day - 4 Mawlamyine / Moulmein
After breakfast set off to visit Shampoo Island across the river from the town, known as such since it had been a popular venue for ceremonial hair-washing of the Mon Kings in ancient times; then cross the river again and drive out of town to visit the world’s largest reclining Buddha (nearly 200 metre in length), a popular pilgrimage site with locals; afterwards, continue with your excursion through long stretches of rubber plantation to THANBYUZAYAT, the western terminus of the infamous Death Railway and pay your respects to the POWs at the well-kept World War II cemetery as well as a brief stop at the Death Railway Museum (if open), which keeps an old steam engine. After that, head out for a relaxing rest on the nearby SETSE BEACH. Return to Mawlamyine then dinner and overnight at Mawlamyine.
Day - 5 Mawlamyine – Hpa-An - Yangon
After breakfast you will check out and before leaving Hpa-An, proceed to pay a deferential visit to Mount Zwekabin (1000 m / 3281 ft), which the Karen people regard as sacred and climb up the steps. Next, make a point of stopping at the impressive Lubini Park with more than 1000 Buddha statues scattered at the base of the mountain on the way visit market of Hpa-An. Drive back to YANGON. Overnight at YANGON.
Day - 6 Yangon
Your time again is at your leisure with the car and guide at your disposal until your international flight departure.
NOTES : Itinerary is subject to changes depending on flights, road conditions and availability of rooms. A supplement for changes might apply.