Golden Rock & Roll

4 Days/ Golden Rock – Golden Bago – Golden Yangon
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You may as well know now – “Shwe” means “golden” in Burmese. You will see it often, both in Burmese and English. The Golden Duck Hot Pot. Shwe Hair Salon. The Golden Gutter Travel Service. Shwe Plumbing & Sewage. You think we make this stuff up? What kind of Myanmar travel agency do you think we are?

Back to serious travel hyping. As Myanmar travel tours go, the Golden Rock journey is one of the road trip classics. In fact, we can have an air conditioned vehicle pick you up at the airport and drive you straight there. It’s about 5 hours but only feels like 4 ½. Trust us, it’s a lot easier than the trudge up to the rock, which is only an hour but feels like a week in purgatory. “What kind sales hype is this?” you ask?” We have no idea.

And we best not tell you that the Burmese get a free ride to the top in a big ole truck! They say it’s for “insurance reasons” we foreigners can’t ride along, but I’m not buying it. What I do ‘buy’ is a ride in a bamboo palanquin! Sure, you feel a little imperialist, but you are helping support a poor village family, are you not? I’d love to make the climb, really, but my concern for my fellow man is just too great to be that selfish.

For sample itinerary click the Itinerary tab above. For more destination details, see Myanmar Destinations.

Golden Rock n’ Roll
Sample Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Yangon – Drive to Kyaiktyo – Climb to Golden Rock – Golden Rock Sunset – Overnight at Golden Rock

Day 2: Dawn at Golden Rock – Descend – Drive to Bago – Afternoon Tour – Drive to Yangon – Overnight Yangon

Day 3: Full Day Yangon City Tour – Lunch Atop Sakura Tower – Shwedagon Pagoda – Dinner & Culture Show at the golden Karaweik Palace on Royal Lake

Day4: Golden Champagne Breakfast – Last Minute Shopping – Departure

Golden Rock & Roll

Starting at $495 per person, double occupancy

4 Days / 3 Nights

Deposit required to secure reservation

Price Includes:
list-infoTop Rated English speaking guides
list-infoLuminous Journeys “Swag Bag”
list-infoAirport welcome & farewell
list-infoAll Accommodation with breakfast
list-infoMeals according to your personalized plan
list-infoAll in-country airfare, airport taxes, air porter fees
list-infoAll itinerary based transport, inc. private car & driver
list-infoAmple bottled water throughout
list-infoEntrance and zone fees
list-infoDonations to Luminous Journeys’ micro-NGO Charities
Price does not include:
list-infointernational airfare
list-infoany personal transportation unrelated to the itinerary
list-infotrip/medical insurance, medical expenses
list-infoEarly check-in or late check-out charges
list-infopersonal expenses, such as telephone, laundry, alcohol, etc.
list-infotips for hotel porters or wait staff
list-infocamera fees
list-infoguide or driver gratuities
list-infoMyanmar visa fee (Visa on arrival may be obtained via Luminous Journeys)
*Guides are optional, but highly recommended.