Visit Myanmar’s Golden Rock and discover charming villages and countryside
Discover a country of mythical landscapes. From golden-gilded Buddha’s in Yangon to the gravity defying Kyaiktiyo Golden Rock, Burma will excite, impress and intrigue. Experience the South-East Asia of forty years ago - full of rarely seen sights and generations of stories just waiting to be told.
See several of Myanmar's most iconic sites in a short space of time
Riding through the mountains of Mon State in an open-air truck is an experience you won't soon forget. Travel alongside pilgrims, monks and fellow travellers all heading to Kyaiktiyo
Balanced on the edge of cliff, covered in golden leaf and topped with a small stupa, Kyaiktiyo Pagoda (Golden Rock) embodies the beauty and spirituality of Myanmar
Visit the former southern capital of Myanmar, Bago - a hub of temples, former royal palaces and religious sculptures
We visit a number of temples on this trip, which requires a certain level of modesty. Please bring clothes that cover the arms and pants/skirts that go past the knees. A light scarf is also a good idea for covering shoulders and arms when it’s hot.
This trip is operated by one of our local partners in Myanmar and your group may be made up of travellers booked through Intrepid or other companies.
On this trip you will be escorted by an experienced local guide.
With the flexibility of daily departures there is a chance you may end up travelling solo on this trip. If this is the case you will still have a local guide and inclusions will remain the same.
While we endeavour to secure the best available accommodation at the summit of Kyaiktiyo, hotels can often be overbooked due to this being a very popular place of pilgrimage. At times you may stay in the town at the base.
Temperatures can be extreme in Myanmar. During the day the weather can be very hot so please bring appropriate clothing, use sun protection and drink plenty of water. In the evenings temperatures really drop (especially in the mountains), so bring base layers and warm clothing.
Trip departures are unavailable.
There are currently no scheduled departures on our Myanmar Golden Rock Short Break trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. This Short Break Adventure begins from the joining point hotel at 8am on Day 1 and finishes with a drop off at the same hotel at 5pm the following day. Please take this into consideration when booking flights and accommodation.
2. Pick-up will take place between 8 - 8.30 am from the joining point hotel. (Please see Day 1).
3. If you require pick up from the alternative pick up point at the Summit Parkview Hotel Yangon, please inform your booking agent at least 14 days prior to departure.
4. Restoration of the Golden Rock (Kyaiktiyo) Pagoda will take place from 21st January 2019 to until approximately 20th March 2019. During this time, the entire pagoda will be temporarily shrouded with bamboo to apply gold leaf as part of the renovation that takes place every 3 years.
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