Tour Summary

This short tip will take you to one of the magical places in the world and introduce you how magnificent was the first Myanmar Empire. Delve deep into the ancient cultural heritage of UNESCO World Heritage site, Bagan with thousands of temples and pagodas, take a horse cart through the temple area and enjoy an unforgettable sunset from a boat on the peaceful Irrawaddy River.

Upon arrival in Yangon, you will be welcomed by our guide and transferred to the hotel. Rest of the day will be free at leisure for you.
Overnight in Yangon.
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Bagan, one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in Asia and home to over 2,000 temples and pagodas. Upon arrival, start full day sightseeing tour with a visit to a man-made viewing mound to enjoy a great view of Bagan, Shwezigon Pagoda, one of the oldest monument in Bagan and the prototype of Burmese Stupas, Gubyaukgyi Temple (Wetkyi-In), known for its wall paintings depicting scenes from the Jatakas (life stories of the Buddha), Htilominlo Temple, famous for its traces of old murals, original fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations.
To avoid the heat of midday Bagan we will check in to the hotel for refreshment and relaxation. In this afternoon, visit Ananda Temple, with its four huge Buddha images in standing position, facing in four different directions. Additonally, travel by horse cart through temple area and enjoy the beauty of Bagan. End of the day, enjoy a spectacular sunset at a viewpoint mound (or) a good spot since it is now forbidden to climb up a lot of the temples in order to preserve them.
Overnight in Bagan.
After breakfast at the hotel, start of today tour, visit to the colorful Nyaung U Market where dozens of vendors from near villages come to sell their fresh produce and products. We then explore Minnanthu village, an agricultural village specialized in the production of sesame and peanut oil, Nandamannya Pagoda with very interesting murals from 13th century, Laymyathnar Monastery Complex and Phayathonsu Temple.
Transfer back to the hotel for a break to avoid the heat of midday.
Later this afternoon, we start with a visit to Myinkabar village where we can observe the process of traditional lacquer ware, one of Myanmar's best-known handicrafts and a specialty of Bagan and learn how the skilled craftsmen use techniques to create beautiful artefacts. Continue to Manuha Temple with huge Buddha images, Nanpaya built with the sandstone, Gubyauk Gyi temple (Myinkaba) with its colorful mural painting from Bagan period. At the end of the tour we will enjoy sunset boat along the Irrawaddy River. Back to the shore and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Bagan.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will take 1 hr drive to Mt. Popa, over 1,500 meters high and 777 steep stairs lead us to the top which takes about 45 minutes. We can enjoy an entrancing view across the plains of upper Myanmar.
On the way stop to see toddy palm juice and palm sugar (jiggery) making cottage and taste this Burmese candy. We then explore rural village life in Shwe Si Tine, see the fruit and flower market and tea plantations.
After sightseeing around Mt. Popa, we will drive back to Bagan plain with beautiful sceneries.
Overnight in Bagan.
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Nyaung U airport for our flight back to Yangon. You will have free time for leisure until your departure from Myanmar full of unforgettable memories of a truly unique country.

THE PRICES INCLUDE:

  • Accommodation at the hotels in double/twin occupancy include (ABF) breakfast
  • Domestic flights including airport transfers and tax (Yangon – Bagan /Bagan – Yangon)
  • Transportation for excursions and sightseeing with a private car with driver and A/C mentioned in above program
  • English speaking guide service
  • Horse Cart and Sunset boat in Bagan
  • Government tax
  • Admission & zone fees at each destination for above tour

THE PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE:

  • International flight ticket arrangement
  • Visa arrangements for Myanmar
  • Any personal expenses for souvenirs, lunch, dinner, tips, etc.
  • Meals not mentioned in program (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)