Highlights of South Myanmar

Highlights of South Myanmar

A fantastic journey that lead you through sacred pagodas and royal Kanbawzathadi palace in Bago to the less visited area of Mawlamyin and Hpa An. 
Start :
Finish :
Style :
Yangon Tours
Physical level :
Cultural Interaction :
Country :


Upon your arrival in Yangon, our local guide will welcome at the airport and transfer to your hotel. 
The very first day is left free for own exploration of Yangon downtown where British Architect is still prominent as well the China town. 
Your welcome dinner will be placed by Kandawgyi lake together with a colorful dance.

Accommodation: hotel in Yangon  / Meal: welcome dinner
Depart from Yangon to Bago this morning and visit the remarkable Shwethalyaung Buddha and Bago lively market. Your journey toward Mawlamyine is very scenic, passing fascinating Burmese rural villages. Upon your arrival, check in your hotel.
Mawlamyine is the capital city of Mon state, retaining its charm of a gentle fishing village for centuries. The rest of your day tour is to stroll along the Strand Road and behold the sunset by Thandwin River.

Accommodation: hotel in Mawlamyine  / Meal: breakfast
Set off your day with a boat ride to Shampoo Island, known as Ta Kaw Pon Za Lai.  This influence situates at the confluence of five rivers, and it was here that the Mon kings used to hold ritualistic shampooing ceremonies during the local water festival. Explore some highlighted must-sees on the island including monastery and pagoda.
After Shampoo island, head back to Mawlamyine for another boat ride to Bilu Kyun, litterally called  ‘Orge Island’. On shore visit will be by a horse cart. There are chances to observe the traditional workshop of making pipes, small toys.  Return to the city for your leisure.

Accommodation: hotel in Mawlamyine  / Meals: breakfast, lunch
The morning market visit this day is a good opportunity to experience the unique market in Myanmar, followed by a nice walk through colonial building and city prominent landmarks.The most remarkable attractions are the Holy Family Cathedral.and Judson’s Church, which was built in 1827 by Dr. Judson who translated the Bible into Burmese.  
Another significant site that we will not miss this afternoon is Kyaik Thanlan Pagoda, the city’s main landmark. Built in 875 AD, this temple enshrines the Tripitaka Buddhist manuscripts as well as a hair relic from the Buddha. The 40-meter-high stupa is located on a hill surrounded by 34 smaller Zediyan pagodas. 
Sunset by U Zina Pagoda.

Accommodation: hotel in Mawlamyine  / Meal: breakfast
Leave Mawlamyine for Hpa An this morning. En route, stop at Kha Yon Cave, an awe inspiring cave where locals come to worship and pray for good health and prosperity. We also drop by Kadoe Kawnat village to admire the beautiful wood carving art at Kawnat Monastery. 
Once in Hpa An, explore  Kyauk Kalat, a pagoda which is built on layers of natural rock formations. Flanked by a lake, the scenery guarantees a great photo opportunity.
Proceed to the foot hill of the 722-meter-high Mt. Zwe Kabin. This sacred mountain has several thousand identical Buddha statues lined up at its base.
Spend the afternoon to explore  Kaw Gun Cave, also known as the “Cave of the Ten Thousand Buddhas”. Conclude your sightseeing day with a relaxing walk in Hpa An downtown.

Accommodation: hotel in Hpa An  / Meal: breakfaast
After breakfast, embarking a scenic boat ride on Thanlwin river, visiting the well known Dhamma Vizaya Pagoda and a hill locally known as Linnoh Gu (Bat Cave). Nowadays this cave has been sealed off by a door to ward off unwanted visitors who come to collect the fertile compost produced by the large bat community. 
Continue your road trip to Yangon.

Accommodation: not included  / Meal: breakfast


  • Private English speaking guideĀ 
    ( other languages are available/ request)
  • Private car transfer with A/C
  • 5 hotel nights/ double or twin
  • Boat Trips where applied
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance and zone fees
  • Sightseeing and excursions


  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips and Gratuties

Price Guide

Essential information

Myint is one of our experience guide. He loves
to show Yangon and Myanmar differently.

Contact him for tour/ any request:
Email: info@touryangon.com
"The Yangon city tour we booked was fantastic. We enjoyed riding the trishaw, tasting local food by a typical Yangon teashop. Your guide had done an excellent work. Merci"  - Mr Pierre from France -