DAY 1: ARRIVE IN MAWLAMYINE AND EXPLORE
Arrive in Yangon and travel to Mawlamyine by taxi or bus. The travel will take approximately 5 hours through the scenic countryside of Myanmar. After arriving in Mawlamyine, check into your hotel and freshen up. You can then explore the city. Mawlamyine has several interesting places to visit such as Nwa La Bo Pagoda, Pa-Auk Tawya Monastery, St Matthew’s Church and Kyaik Tan Lan Pagoda. It also has an old colonial prison built in 1908. Do check it out.
DAY 2: VISIT THE GOLDEN ROCK
After a refreshing breakfast, take a taxi or bus to Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, also known as the Golden Rock Pagoda. The bus will take you to Kinpun, the base town for getting to Kyaiktiyo Pagoda. Take a motorbike taxi from there to Yatetaung terminal. Once you’re at the terminal, jump on a dump truck to travel to the pagoda. The journey will be eventful and fun. Spend quality time at the Golden Rock and head back to Mawlamyine at night.
DAY 3: EXPLORE YANGON
Today morning, head back to Yangon and explore the city. You can visit the Shwedagon Pagoda, Sule Pagoda, Kandawgyi Nature Park, Bogyoke Aung Sang Museum and Swe Taw Myat Pagoda. Yangon has some of the best street food in Myanmar, so don’t forget to explore and enjoy the authentic local delicacies.