Mon and Kayin Program

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DAY 1 Yangon – Golden Rock – En-route visit Bago
DAY 2 Kyaikhto – Thaton – Pha-An
DAY 3 Pha-An – Mawlamyaing (Car)
Day 4 Mawlamyaing and surrounding
Day 5 Mawlamyaing – Yangon (Car)

Program Code : ITT-SPMONKAREN05
Program Type : Discovery & soft Trekking
Destinations : Golden Rock, Pha-An and Mawlamyaing
Duration : 5 Days

ITT- SPMONKAREN05 - Mon and Kayin Program

Day 01 Yangon – Golden Rock – En-route visit Bago ( - / L / D)

Pick up at your hotel in Yangon. Drive to the camp Kimpun (about 5 hours), from where the uphill motor road to hermit’s hill starts. En-route visit Bago and sightseeing highlights include gigantic “Kyaikpun” Buddha Images; Shwemawdaw Pagoda - towering 375 feet and taller than Shwedagon; Shwethalyaung reclining Buddha Image – originally built in 994 AD and is a masterpiece of Myanmar stucco and symmetry. We will have early lunch at a local restaurant in Bago.

Arrive Kimpun camp and take the uphill pickup truck to reach the hermit’s hill. A short trek, about an hour would take you to the top of the mountain where you can see the Golden Rock - a large boulder positioned well balanced on the cliff of that mountain - seems to be defying the force of gravity from the spur of the cliff. Enjoy sunset view over deep forested mountain. Overnight Kyaikhtiyo.

Day 02 Kyaikhto – Thaton – Pha-An ( B / L / D)

We will go for early sunrise viewing and tour nearby golden rock to “Crow Beak” cave and hunter’s hill before breakfast. Descend the mountain to reach back to Kimpun camp. Proceed to Pha-an, the capital of Karen state, via Thaton. Just before Thanlwin Bridge, we will stop at Kawgoon caves decorate with 7th century artwork. Arrive Pha-An and if time permits we would go for the evening observation tour to Shweyinmyaw pagoda located by the Thanlwin river. Overnight Pha-An.

Day 03 Pha-An – Mawlamyaing (Car) ( B / L / D)

Breakfast at the hotel or local café shop to taste the local tea and snack. Morning sightseeing at Pha-An includes the local market; Foot of Zwekabin hill – a landmark of Karen state; Kyaukkalat – a small rock hill formed like a wine glass. Continue drive along the circular road of Zwekabin hill to arrive Eindu before reaching Mawlamyaing. Along the way one can visit Saddam lime stone cave and Khayonegu – the limestone cave enshrines with numerous Buddha images, stalactites and stalagmites. Arrive Mawlamyaing in the evening. Overnight Mawlamyaing

Day 04 Mawlamyaing and surrounding ( B / L / D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Mudon to see the impressive world’s largest reclining Buddha image and its nearby panorama. Continue to Thanbyuzayat, where you can see the well maintained cemetery for Allied prisoner-of-war during WWII. Back to Mawlamyaing. Evening visit to Kyaikthanlan pagoda and view point situated on the top of the mountain range. Overnight Mawlamyaing.

Day 05 Mawlamyaing – Yangon (Car) ( B / L / - )

Breakfast at the hotel. Back to Yangon by crossing Myanmar’s longest bridge across the Thanlwin River. Arrive back in Yangon by the evening.

sagaing01Kyaikpun Buddha Images
sagaing02Shwemawdaw Pagoda
kyaingtone03Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda
sagaing01Kawgoon cave
sagaing02A river bank of Thanlwin, Pha-an
kyaingtone03Vicinity of Thaton

Cost includes –

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Meals at local restaurant as per program
  • Ground transfers and sightseeing as per program
  • Entry fee for sightseeing as per program
  • Service of an English speaking guide throughout the trip

Cost excludes –

  • International and domestic airfare
  • Airport taxes
  • Insurance
  • Drinks and meals not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratitude
  • Any other services not mentioned in the “cost includes” section

Remark: The above prices are subject to change without prior notice if the fuel price and other prices are changing.
The itinerary is just a sample and actual may be changed depending on the weather and other unforeseen condition and also on the permission approved.
Travel permission is needed to visit the Pha-An. The normal application of the permission takes about one month with detailed information of clients.

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