Private: Legendary Golden Rock Pagoda Trip From Yangon

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Explore Kyaiktiyo Pagoda -The Golden Rock with our experienced English speaking local guide and see this marvelous Golden Rock dazzles with brilliance on top of the mountain about 7.6m in height and the pagoda itself rises up to a height of 7.3m. Enjoy the breathtaking view and the cooler air on top of the mountain. A very special and one of the three most sacred religious sites in Myanmar, along with the Shwedagon Pagoda and the Mahamuni Temple.
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Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Lunch included
  • Family friendly
  • Get inside tips from a local
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Our driver and guide will pick you up from your hotel around 6am in Yangon downtown and head to Kyaiktiyo Pagoda -The Golden Rock located in Kyaikhto Township and it will take approximately 3.5 hours by car drive through towns and some pay roads.

When we arrive at the bottom of the mountain, we will transfer to an open trucks which will take about 45 minutes up to the hill. Pilgrims come here from far and wide to worship and add gold leaf to the rock, which seems to defy gravity by delicately balancing on the edge of the 1100 metre high mountain. Enjoy the panoramic 360 degree views of the surrounding Mon State Mountains from the summit and take some wonderful photos. Please note that proper dress is requires, no knees or shoulders showing. You can cross over a small bridge and stick the gold leaves on the Golden Rock, but only male is allowed. Female are not allowed to participate in this form of veneration.

Visitors can go for an hour trekking to crow mouth, Kyee Kan Mouth along the natural road. If you could throw a coin into the mouth you will be granted a wish. Many local shops selling religious paraphernalia and one can also find many eateries and gift shops. In the afternoon, you will head back to the ground of the mountain and passing by Wor, Bago, Hlegu, Phaya Gyi and Phaya Lay Townships located on the roadside. We will stop at a local restaurant for a tea or coffee before head back to Yangon. Our driver will transfer you back to your hotel safely after an amazing trip to Kyaiktiyo Pagoda.
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Inclusions for Private: Legendary Golden Rock Pagoda Trip From Yangon

  • Lunch

  • Local guide

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by private vehicle

  • Open truck fare at Golden Rock Pagoda

  • Entrance fees

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Exclusions for Private: Legendary Golden Rock Pagoda Trip From Yangon

  • Food and beverage

  • Personal expenses such as gifts, souvenirs

  • Items/ services not mentioned in the program

  • Gratuities (recommended)

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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Infant meals not included

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Not wheelchair accessible

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Cancellation Policy
All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.
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  • Long, long day trip from Yangon. We hired a guide Kim who had many delightful stories along the way. She was the best! The driver was focused on the road and quiet. Given the hours spent in the vehicle I strongly recommend the Viator tour. It seems pricey, but it's a fair deal. Air conditioned van with big comfy seats, water, towels. All entrance fees, all restaurant charges one going and one coming home and again, a guide, Kim, who knows the ropes and knows the stories, the history, the legends etc. She was fantastic.
    Yes the ride up the mountain is a wild one! I really enjoyed it. Around sixty people jammed in the back of a truck other than the 2 of us, all Burmese on pilgrimage. I'd warn that half a dozen or so got motion sickness and all that comes with it. Just part of the experience. The Golden Rock itself is stunning, gravity defying, and it's scale is not done justice by photos. Views from the mountain are also beautiful. I'd do it again!

  • Great full day tour. Funny death defying experience on the open air truck up to the rock. Our driver thought he was a rally car driver though! Ha. With 50+ package on the truck his care factor was zero. The tour though and guide were great!

  • Our trip was amazing. Our guide, Kim, arrived early to pick us up. She was super friendly, well spoken English and very knowledgeable about Yangon and its history. We drove about 4 hours with one stop on the way to meet the famous local fish paste maker - interesting and a good photo opportunity. Kim was eager to share historical facts and answer our many questions about local life and Burma. Once we got to base camp, Kim arranged for us to sit in the front of the truck we sat in the back with the locals on the way back and it was a very different experience. I didn't believe the other reviews about the drive being like a roller coaster but I can now validate that is true. Not for the faint at heart but totally worth it. Golden Rock is beautiful. So many locals there with their families - on their own pilgrimage. If you have the energy, walk the extra 45 min to see the crows mouth for more local experiences. People were happy, and happy to see Americans. We stopped at the Mountain House for a delicious local lunch - great food, neat and clean and the best, most friendly service. Our car/van was clean, new and had good air con. Our driver, Tan, was very professional and safe. I would definitely recommend this full day experience. Don't miss it.

USD 145.23