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Golden Rock & Roll
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.
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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
Top Rated English speaking guides
Luminous Journeys “Swag Bag”
Airport welcome & farewell
All Accommodation with breakfast
Meals according to your personalized plan
All in-country airfare, airport taxes, air porter fees
All itinerary based transport, inc. private car & driver
Ample bottled water throughout
Entrance and zone fees
Donations to Luminous Journeys’ micro-NGO Charities
any personal transportation unrelated to the itinerary
trip/medical insurance, medical expenses
Early check-in or late check-out charges
personal expenses, such as telephone, laundry, alcohol, etc.
tips for hotel porters or wait staff
guide or driver gratuities
Myanmar visa fee (Visa on arrival may be obtained via Luminous Journeys)
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