Special Interest 04 - Amazing Ramanya 

TM - SI 04 (06 Days/ 05 Nights)
(Yangon - Bago - Golden Rock - Hpa An - Mawlamyine - Yangon)

Recommend from October to March

Day 01 Arrival Yangon

Arrive at Yangon International Airport. Welcome by our guide & transfer to the hotel. Later afternoon, visit to Chaukhtatgyi – a huge Reclining Buddha Image, Botataung Pagoda – combination of stupa & temple type. Finally, visit Shwedagon Pagoda- its golden stupa is the 'heart ' of Myanmar over 2,500 years old. Overnight at Yangon.

Day 02 Yangon - Bago - Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock)

Morning breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Kyaikhtiyoe (185 KM /4:30 hrs). On the way we visit to Bago, four huge Buddha images of Kyaikpun Pagoda, an ancient Mon city to see Shwemawdaw pagoda, one of the most venerable pagodas in Myanmar. And we cross over Sittaung River by Bridge.

First we will arrive to the base camp of Kyaikhtiyo (Kin-Pun-Sakan) where we may take 45 minutes car ride up to Yathedaung, after that 45 minutes walk up to the Pagoda. You can see the panoramic view over Sittaung river valley, green forest and beautiful mountain ranges & unforgettable site.

Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel & check in.

Evening, visit to Golden Rock Pagoda - a massive granite boulder. Covered with gold leaf, and precariously balanced over the edge of the mountain, it is purported to be held in place, "balanced on hairs of the Buddha". Enjoy activities at pagoda platform, before returning back to your hotel for overnight.

   

Day 03 Kyaikhtiyo - Hpa-An - Mawlamyine

Breakfast at Hotel. After Sun Rise, visit again to Golden Rock pagoda, and then walk down to Yathedaung and down-ride to the base camp, after that drive to Hpa-An, the capital of Kayin State.

In the afternoon sightseeing's are Bayin Nyi Cave, Kyauk Kalat & Kawgun cave, two miles distance from Hpa An township. It is a natural lime stone cave and rare Buddha images it can be datable to 15th century A.D. Continue to visit to Bodhi tataung – 1000 buda under the bodi tree, Lonmani park at the base of Zwe Kabin Hill & Mon Village where you may see traditional hand weaving of Mon People.

Late afternoon, proceed to Mawlamyine - the third largest city in Myanmar. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel & check in.

Overnight at Mawlamyine.

Day 04 Mawlamyine - Thanbyuzayat - Mawlamyine

Breakfast at Hotel. Morning drive to Thanbyuzayat, is 30 km south of Mawlamyine. On the way, visit to the world biggest reclining Buda at Mudon town. Upon arrival, visit to Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, which contains 3,771 graves of Allied prisoners of war who died building the death railway.

Afternoon sightseeing to Kyaikkami Yele Pagoda: the shrine chamber beneath Yele Pagoda reportedly contains a Buddha image that supposedly floated there on a raft from Sri Lanka in ancient times.

After that, proceed to Setse Beach, one of the noted beaches in Myanmar. It is a very wide, brown-sand beach where you may relax & enjoy the beach side. And then drive back to Mawlamyine & Overnight.

Day 05 Mawlamyine - Bilu Island - Mawlamyine

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the jetty and take the ferry boat to Bilu Island (1 hr). Where there are almost 50 villages on that Island and you can realize the ways of the life and you can enjoy their different traditional handicraft workshop in each village [Such as Pipe, blackboard, walking –stick, bamboo hat, etc]
Back to Mawlamyine.

Afternoon, Valuable sightseeing's are Local Market, Kyaik-thanlan pagoda, was erected in 875 A.D. A hair relic of the Buddha, Tripitaka manuscripts and gold images of the Buddha were enshrined in the pagoda and U Zina Pagoda; legend says it was first built in the 3rd century B.C.

Overnight at Mawlamyine.

Day 06 Drive back to Yangon, via Zin Kyaik Water falls!

Breakfast at Hotel. Drive back to Yangon. On the way back, you may enjoy at Zin Kyaik waterfalls by relaxing the day. And then proceed to Yangon.

Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel & check in. Overnight at Yangon.