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Green Retreat and Golden Rock

Destination : Yangon, Golden Rock, Bago

Duration: 2 days

Our ‘Green Retreat’ is a perfect way to wrap up your Myanmar holiday!
Take a short road journey to historic Bago and enjoy a memorable stay at the charming Bulae Inn Villas. Then continue to Golden Rock, joining locals on a spiritual pilgrimage that will bring you good fortune for your trip back home.

The detailed program

Day 1 : Yangon – Golden Rock – Bago

Set off for a pleasant drive to Kyaikhtiyo, home to one of Myanmar’s most well-known landmarks – the Golden Rock. Renowned for its unstable location and religious significance, the ‘Golden Rock’ is a massive boulder covered entirely in gold leaf and precariously balanced right on the edge of a jagged cliff.

Upon arrival in Kin Pun, a small town at the foot of the mountain, switch vehicles to a public local truck for a winding, exhilarating ride the top of the mountain. If you wish, you can get off at the half-way point and continue on foot all the way up. A challenging – yet rewarding – paths to the summit (note: 4 kilometers on steep road, around 45-minute walk).

Arriving at the Golden Rock, you’ll be awe-struck by the gleaming Golden Rock and the views that surround it. The pagoda here is said to hold a hair of the Buddha and many Buddhists from all over Southeast Asia come here to worship. Enjoy the peculiar atmosphere of Kyaikhtiyo – a magical sight – and wander around the narrow alleys crammed with small local shops before driving back to Bago. Tonight, you settle in your cozy villa surrounded by a lush garden, on the outskirts of Bago.

Lunch and Dinner on own account.

Night at Bulae Inn Hotel in Bago.

Day 2 : Bago – Yangon

Wake up in the green oasis of Bulae Inn and enjoy a day of respite and quiet. All villas boast a simple, but comfortable design that is making you feel like home. Take a break from your busy daily life! Take a walk around the garden, sit in the common areas to read the newspaper or grab a bike for a ride around the countryside or pedal all the way to Bago (around 16 kilometers one way), the former capital of the Mon Kingdom. Browse through the colorful local market where vendors sell flowers, produce and spices. If you wish, your exploration of Bago continue to the thousand-year old Shwemawdaw Pagoda which features a spire taller than one of the Shwedagon Pagoda. And then carry on your sightseeing tour to the 55-meter long Shwe Tha Lyaung Buddha, which is recognized as one of the country’s most extraordinary images.

In the afternoon, you take the road back to Yangon after your short retreat in the peaceful nature on the outskirts of Yangon. On the way back to town, you can make a stop at the Allied War memorial park near Htauk Kyan, the final resting place for over 27,000 Allied soldiers.

Lunch and Dinner on own account.

Day 2 : Bago – Yangon

Wake up in the green oasis of Bulae Inn and enjoy a day of respite and quiet. All villas boast a simple, but comfortable design that is making you feel like home. Take a break from your busy daily life! Take a walk around the garden, sit in the common areas to read the newspaper or grab a bike for a ride around the countryside or pedal all the way to Bago (around 16 kilometers one way), the former capital of the Mon Kingdom. Browse through the colorful local market where vendors sell flowers, produce and spices. If you wish, your exploration of Bago continue to the thousand-year old Shwemawdaw Pagoda which features a spire taller than one of the Shwedagon Pagoda. And then carry on your sightseeing tour to the 55-meter long Shwe Tha Lyaung Buddha, which is recognized as one of the country’s most extraordinary images.

In the afternoon, you take the road back to Yangon after your short retreat in the peaceful nature on the outskirts of Yangon. On the way back to town, you can make a stop at the Allied War memorial park near Htauk Kyan, the final resting place for over 27,000 Allied soldiers.

Lunch and Dinner on own account.

Price Includes:
  • 1 X Accommodation and Breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Activities and sightseeing as mentioned in the program
  • Public open air truck to Golden Rock
  • English guide from Yangon
  • Ground transportation with air conditioned vehicle (where available) with drivers on touring days
  • Entrance fees for visits mentioned in the program (except camera fees)
  • Drinking water and refreshing towels on touring days
Price Excludes:
  • International airfare in and out of Myanmar
  • Domestic flight by private airlines (separately mentioned from the tour package price)
  • All services that are not included in “Our Rates Include“ part
  • Visa
  • Optional activities
  • Porters at Golden Rock
  • Tips
  • High season charges (from April 10 – 20 & December 20 – January 10) including compulsory dinners for X’mas & New Year
  • Travel, baggage & medical Insurance
  • Personal expenses

Yangon

Golden Rock

Bago

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