4D3N Myanmar Golden Rock Grandeur Tour

Inclusions: Return international airfares (Myanmar Airways), 3 Nights stay @ selected hotel with breakfast, transportation, English speaking guide service, Sightseeing tour, Admission Tickets.

4D3N TOUR PACKAGE ITINERARY
Day 01  Singapore – Yangon         (Dinner)
Upon arrival, a warm welcome by our local guide at the arrival hall where she will assist and arrange your transfers to your selected hotel for check in. After check-in, you will be invited to a wonderful dinner invitation awaits you at Karaweik Palace – a restaurant located on the Royal Lake. It is built in the style of Royal Barge used by Myanmar Kings for official functions and festivities. A traditional cultural show will entertain you while you feast on the food. 
Day 02  Yangon – Kyaikhtiyo                   (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After breakfast, embark on an eye opening and enjoyable excursion by road and absorb in the rustic beauty of Myanmar, 190 km east of Yangon to Kyaikhtiyo. A simple lunch is prepared and served at local restaurant. After lunch, be prepared to catch the grandiose of the moment of the magnificent and famous Golden Rock, a huge boulder completely covered by gold leaf and delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff. An incredible feat of nature! On top of this boulder is a glided pagoda, said to hold a strand of hair belonging to Buddha. Pilgrims walk along the twisting 10km. Enjoy a walk on the footpath through a bamboo forests, but tourists can travel to the rock by small open trucks, taking one hour. Make sure you catch and savor the beauty of the scenery before proceeding for dinner at hotel. The evening ends with an overnight stay at the Hotel in Kyaikhtiyo.
Day 03       Kyaikhtiyo – Bago – Yangon     (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After a simple hot breakfast, continue by road 110km to Bago. On the way, excursion highlights to Bago include; a revered Chinese Kuan Im Temple and Bago Market. Enjoy lunch local restaurant. After lunch, return to Yangon, enroute, visit and experience history at the World War II Allied War Grave cemetery near HTAUKKYANT. On arrival in Yangon, proceed to visit the Shwedagon Pagoda – 2500 years old world famous Golden Stupa where the dome shape rises 98 meters above its base. Be impressed at the richly layered exterior of the Pagoda which the people of Myanmar had pampered with 60 tons of pure gold. Dinner at local restaurant before we check into the hotel for the overnight stay.
Day 04       Yangon Departure                     (Breakfast)
After breakfast in hotel, transfer to airport for flight back to your next destination.
 
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
Yangon – Karawaik Palace, Swedagon Pagoda
Kyaikhtiyo – Golden Rock
Bago – Chinese Kuan Im Temple, Bago Market
 
4天3夜仰光黄金石之旅
第一天: 新加坡 – 仰光              (晚餐)
飞抵仰光国际机场(Yangon International Airport),在与导游会合后送往登记仰光酒店。接着,前往一间当地非常著名的餐馆- 卡拉威宫(Karaweik palace)。位于皇家湖,卡拉威宫(Karaweik palace)可说是仰光市的地标。包含了传统的外观设计与现代元素,卡拉威宫(Karaweik palace)的华丽已为皇家湖增添不少色彩。它原是为了缅甸皇族举办公务活动和节目而建成,今天的卡拉威宫(Karaweik palace)为大家服务,提供许多美味佳肴及传统歌舞表演任您享受。接着,返回酒店休息。
第二天: 仰光 – 吉帝瑶 (大金石)           (早/午/晚餐)
早餐後,我們將前往離仰光市約190公里的吉帝瑤(Kyaikhtiyo)。抵達后,到當地餐館享用一頓富有道地風味的午餐。之後,將帶您欣賞神奇的大金石(Golden Rock), 是一塊聳立在懸崖邊的巨石。此大金石与地面僅一線相連,遠看搖搖欲墜。此金石表面覆蓋金箔,金石上面建了一小金塔,華麗壯觀。據説此大金石上的佛塔裏珍藏有佛陀的頭髮,因此增添了其神聖的色彩,許多信徒也不遠千里而來此朝聖。要到達金石需要走10公里的路程,嘗試步行穿越竹林,同時欣賞四周優美的景色。旅客也可以坐竹橋,在享用晚餐前,好好欣賞天然的景色。晚餐后,返回酒店休息。
第三天: 吉帝瑤 – 勃固 – 仰光       (早/午/晚餐)
早餐后,我們將繼續前往約110公里路程的勃固(Bago)。途中,參觀中式觀音廟和勃固當地的市集。午餐后,返回仰光。途中參觀二戰公墓,第二次世界大戰期間士兵被埋葬的公墓,是在1945年5月收復仰光后最先修建的墓地。抵達仰光后,我們將前去瞻仰一座擁有2500年悠久歷史著名的黃金佛塔 — 瑞光大金塔(Shwedagon Pagoda)。其圓頂形狀上升98米以上的基地與60吨纯黄金,金碧辉煌令人震撼不已。于当地餐馆享用晚餐后,返回酒店休息。
第四天: 仰光 – 新加坡          (早餐)
在酒店享用过早餐后,送往机场,乘机回返新加坡。
 
行程编排可能会因应时间、天气及景点所需而有所调动,以当日领队安排为准,如有更改,恕不另行通知。

 

MYANMAR TRAVEL TIPS
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO TRAVEL TO MYANMAR??? Myanmar has 3 seasons in a year.
Cold Season: Mid Oct to Mid Feb (Best time to visit Myanmar, cooling weather!) Please note that it can be very cold at night for places in Putao region and Inle Lake (popular tourist attractions). Do bring along thick winter clothing.
  Summer Season: Mid Feb to Mid May (Temperatures may be scorching in Yangon as high as 40 degree but usually is only in the afternoon for short period of time. Other than that, places in Northern Myanmar or highland still enjoy relatively cooler climate)
  Rainy Season: Mid May to Mid October (It will be rainy in lower part of Myanmar like in Yangon. But places in Mandalay experience lesser amount of rainfall, so one can still visit such area even thou is rainy season.)
INTERESTING FACT? There are over 100 ethnic groups in Myanmar, with all their won languages and dialects. The majority speak Myanmar (Burmese), although English is widely spoken. 
SHOULD I TAKE OUT TRAVEL INSURANCE BEFORE VISITING MYANMAR: We know that a lot of things can happen from the time you book your holiday to the actual date so whenever you are travelling it would be good precaution to have travel insurance. 
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TIME DIFFERENCE? Myanmar is 1.5 hours behind Singapore, GMT +6.5 hours. 
WHAT SHOULD I PACK? Casual and light clothing is suitable for year round travel in Myanmar. A jacket or sweater will be advisable in hilly areas especially during winter months where evening is cool. Tourists are advised to dress decently. Slippers or sandals are advisable for footwear. Please note that slippers, shoes and socks must be removed upon entering pagodas, temples and monasteries. Bared shoulders and knees should be covered. 
WHAT FORM OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED? The national currency is call Kyat (pronounced as “chat”) It comes in K1000, K200, K100, K50, K20, K10, K5 & K1 denomination notes. Usually, one can use Singapore, Euro, Pounds, US Dollars preferably to change into local Kyat. It is not advisable and perhaps even difficult to find Kyat in your country. So you can always change it at Yangon International Airport after you had claimed your luggage.
WHAT KIND OF ELECTRIC OUTLET IS USED IN THE MYANMAR? 220 Volts AC. In Yangon, AC Wall plug in most hotels uses the same 2 or 3 pin that we use in Singapore. However, please bring international adapter as well. 
DO I NEED A VISA? UPDATED: 04-NOV-2016
  From Dec 1, Singaporeans travelling to Myanmar for short trips will no longer need to apply for a visa.
FOR OTHER NATIONALITIES 1st Method:  Should you have a status in Singapore (E.g. Singapore Citizen, work permit holder, PR) you can directly go to Myanmar Embassy in Singapore to apply. By doing so, it will be cheaper as one only pay SGD$35 (visa fees) + SGD$10 (admin fees)= SGD$45.
However, you have to book an appointment first on the Myanmar Embassy website.  Log on to: http://www.mesingapore.org.sg/visa.html
  Book an appointment, fill up the details online. They will send you an email with the confirm appointment timing. Go to the embassy early (between 8am-9am, wait for your queue number to be call). Submit the documents with your passport. One will receive notification to collect your passport on the very same day in the evening around 4pm onwards. It can be done all within one day, easy & quick!
  2nd Method:   One can also chose to submit online at this website: http://evisa.moip.gov.mm
  Get eVisa Approval Within 4 Steps
1) FILL IN THE SECURE ONLINE VISA FORM
2) CONFIRM AND PAY (Use your credit card to make payment online)
3) GET APPROVAL LETTER WITHIN 3 DAYS via Email. (Print out the approval letter and bring along with passport. You will need to present it upon arrival.)
4) GET EVISA STAMPED UPON ARRIVAL
  Note: From 1st December 2016 onwards, there will be a 30-days visa free exemption for all Singaporeans
MEAL OPTIONS? All our tours are usually inclusive of meals. Please do indicate at time of booking any special dietary requirements that we should be aware of.
WHAT HAPPENS UPON ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT? You will be met by our airport representative, holding board with your name on it at the arrival area. Our representative will then assist you with your luggage and escort you to the hotel for check in and depending on the itinerary flow, proceed for the next leg of your travel itinerary
THINGS TO NOTE? Do not drink from tap water. Bottled purified water is available. 
MYANMAR FACT SHEET Capital City: Naypyidaw
Biggest City: Yangon
Total Area: 676,578 sq km 
Population: 51,486,253 (2014)

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