Day 1 - Yangon - Hpa-An
You get picked up in the morning at your hotel in Yangon to transfer to Hpa-An
. The picturesque capital city of Kayin state captivates due to its fascinating landscape and verdurous rice fields.
First, you visit the Kaw Ka Thaung Cave, housing a lot of Buddha statues of different sizes and shapes. Afterwards, head to the huge Saddan Cave, home to millions of bats. Make sure to bring torchlight with you so you can see the fascinating carvings. Reaching daylight again, hop on a boat and enjoy a delightful boat trip back to the starting point. The sightseeing tour continues as you visit the Lumbini Garden right in front of Mt. Zwegabin. There you can see hundreds of aligned seated Buddha images. Head to Kyaut Ka Latt Pagoda afterwards, surely one of the most photogenic spots around Hpa-An. Before sunset at the Bat cave, visit the Kawgun Cave, where you will see lots of ancient Buddha images carved on walls.
Accommodation at Gabbana Hotel
Day 2 - Hpa- An - Mawlamyine
After breakfast, the journey continues to Mawlamyine
A must-see place around Mawlamyine is the world's largest reclining Buddha Win Sein Taw Ya. Close to the reclining Buddha, you climb the hill of Kyauktalon Taung. Walking for about 20 minutes to the top of the hill, you will be rewarded with magnificent views of lush green fields. Heading back to the city centre, you visit the Kyaik Than Lan Pagoda, the place where Rudyard Kipling wrote the poem 'Road to Mandalay', offering fantastic panoramic views around Mawlamyine and the Thanlwin River.
Accommodation at Ngwe Moe Hotel
Day 3 - Mawlamyine - Yangon
After breakfast, you get picked up at your hotel to transfer back to Yangon.
Please note, that Saddan Cave is closed during rainy season.