Child Friendly, Senior Friendly
Golden Rock Travel & Tours Co., LTD
, Yangon, Yangon
12 Hours / 30 Mins
From US$ 245 Onwords
Comfortable private tour with an experienced English speaking tour guide, private vehicle & driver
Convenient day tour out of Yangon to see the Golden Rock Pagoda
Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Yangon
Your tour guide will meet you at the hotel at 7AM. Travel out of Yangon to “Kinmon Base Camp” at the foot of Mount Kyaiktiyo (3.5-hour drive). Arrive at Kinmon Base Camp in the afternoon and transfer to a local truck to drive to the terminal near the Golden Rock Pagoda (1–hour drive uphill). All tourists must take local trucks to travel up and down the mountain. The truck ride goes up a winding hill. These local trucks operate from 6AM to 5PM. The local truck will stop at the top of the mountain just 5 minutes walking distance from the Golden Rock Pagoda.
Your tour guide will show you around the Golden Rock Pagoda and surrounding area including local shops, monastery and other places of interest. The Pagoda was built more than 2,500 years ago and legend has it that it was built on a Hair Relic of the Lord Buddha. It can also be qualified as one of the wonders of the world by virtue of the fact that it sits uniquely at the apex of a huge, almost granite shaped boulder, which balances on the mountain. It has not fallen off the peak even through earthquakes. Local legend believes this is due to the power of the Hair Relic of Lord Buddha. Tripadvisor.com has rated it as one of the “most awe-inspiring places to visit in South East Asia”. Head back down the mountain by local truck at 3PM.
Optional visit to Bago or Taukkyan War Cemetery if time permits. Transfer by private car back to your hotel in Yangon (3.5-hour drive), arrive to the hotel by 7:30PM.
Instructions on getting to Location
Please be at the hotel lobby by 7AM. Your tour guide will come to the lobby and inform the reception.
About the Host
Golden Rock Travels is a boutique travel service provider founded in 1996 in Myanmar with a representative office in California, USA. Golden Rock Travel is a locally owned and licensed agency specializing in personalized travel services & experiences catering to the individual needs and preferences of visitors. We provide clients with a personalized service, prior to and during their visit to Myanmar, aimed at exceeding their expectations.
You Should Bring:
Tourist Entrance Fee to Golden Rock Pagoda: 10,000 Kyats per person
Personal expenses: lunch, optional tips/gratuities to your guide & driver
Easily removable footwear: pagodas and monasteries do not allow footwear
Non-revealing clothing: long pants/skirts and t-shirts/shirts that are not sleeveless.
You Will be Provided With
English speaking licensed tour guide
Private vehicle with driver
Local open truck seat fare (two-ways for all travelers & tour guide)
1 Water Bottle & 1 Cold Towel per guest