Kyaiktiyo Pagoda Private Day Tour from Yangon

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Kyaiktiyo Pagoda Private Day Tour 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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In Brief

Location:
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Country:
Myanmar
Duration:
12 hours
Operates:
Daily
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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Stop At: Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, Kin Pun Myanmar

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.

Duration: 3 hours

Inclusions

  • Lunch
  • English speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All transportation charges
  • All entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

Exclusions

  • Personal expenses
  • Beer/ Beverage
  • Items/ services not mentioned in the itinerary

Departure Time

6:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
your lodging hotels situated in Yangon

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Infant meals not included
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Proper dress is required: no knees or shoulders showing
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.86 out of 5 based on the last 7 recent reviews

This tour was really wonderful. We could had great experienced and enjoy day with private guide. The guide was very professional and kindly took us great restaurants for breakfast and lunch. He was great know about golden rock histories and cultures which we want to know, we could get great memory and learning in Myanmar. We highly recommend this tour for foreigner and really reasonable price as 1 day tour. Thank you again for great day trip with us.
• Submitted 22 Jan 2018
A great trip with a superb guide, Thank you Ma Soe Sandar
• Submitted 17 Jan 2018
Although this tour involves a lot of travelling 4hours driving each way We found in well worth it made particularly so by our attentive guide Kim who made sure that we had as comfortable a tour as possible She also made the journey more acceptable by pointing out points of interest John and Irene
• Submitted 16 Jan 2018
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!
• Submitted 01 Apr 2017
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!
• Submitted 20 Mar 2017
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.
• Submitted 20 Feb 2017
Interesting local experience on transport and of food.
• Submitted 26 Dec 2017

In Brief

Location:
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Country:
Myanmar
Duration:
12 hours
Operates:
Daily
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