GM – 0545: Bagan Excursion Tour (4N/5D)

ABOUT & OVERVIEW:

Bagan with their Pagodas and Temples dating back more than 1500 years of history is the most fascinating place for visitors and you arrange your sightseeing tour by car, horse cart or on your own on a bicycle. Also you can have an idyllic sunset boat trip on the Ayeyarwaddy River to observe the beautiful sunset over Bagan while enjoying a cold drink. Bagan is also a great place for beautiful local art, such as lacquer ware, bamboo works and beautiful local made cloth.

Take a break from temple touring in Bagan to visit Mount Popa and Salay. Mount Popa is an extinct volcano which is believed to be home to the “nats”, ancient Burmese animist spirits. Climb to the top for stunning views of the surrounding countryside before continuing to the village of Salay, an important Buddhist centre. Visit the ancient wooden monastery before returning to Bagan.

 

PROGRAM DETAILS:

ygn_ccDAY 1: ARRIVAL YANGON

You’ll start at the post office and walk to Sule Pagoda in the middle of downtown, passing by Strand Hotel, Mahabandoola Garden and Independence Monument along the way. Then visit China town, little India town, a colorful cacophony of restaurants, temples and markets. In the evening, visit Shwedagon Pagoda which is the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar and enjoy breathtaking views of the golden stupa from this vantage point. Stay overnight in Yangon.

 

Dhammayangyi-Temple-Bagan-007_ccDAY 2: YANGON – BAGAN

In the early morning, transfer to the airport for your domestic flight to Bagan. Your tour starts with the busy local market and continuing with visits to a diverse selection of the most important Pagodas and temples, such as Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century, Gu Byauk Gyi, a temple with exquisite murals of Jataka scenes, Manuha Temple, built in Mon Style in 1095 and Htilominlo Temple, the best pilaster carving, etc. In the evening, proceed to Shwe San Daw Pagoda and enjoy the beautiful sunset. Stay overnight in Bagan.

 

11_ccDAY 3: BAGAN – POPA – SALAY – BAGAN

This full day trip takes you from Bagan to Mount Popa and on to Salay. This morning, head southeast 48 km to Mount Popa, an extinct volcano with a height of 1518 m. Mount Popa has played an important role in Myanmar culture, religion and history since earliest times. Its shrine is dedicated to the worship of the 37 Nats, the Burmese ancient animist spirits. Learn about nats and nat worship as you climb the stairs to the top with your local guide. The view over the Myingyan Plain from the top of the volcanic peak is impressive.

Continue in direction of Salay, known today as an important center of Buddhism with many active monasteries. Throughout its past, Salay created its own unique style of Bagan-era architecture and you can see one of the nicest and oldest wooden monastery halls at Yok Sone Kyaung monastery. In the afternoon, drive back to Bagan and stay overnight in Bagan.

 

379672_573357916050613_1847189103_n_ccDAY 4: BAGAN

After having breakfast at the hotel, visit Ananda Temple with four huge standing Buddha images and numerous seated figures in niches around the galleried interior and Dhamayangyi Temple, Sulamani Temple, Gu Byauk Kyi Temple (Myin Kabar Village) and lacquer ware work shop, etc. In the afternoon, transfer to the Nyaung Oo Airport and fly back to Yangon. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and stay overnight.

 

 

downtown_final cutDAY 5: BAGAN – YANGON

After having breakfast at the hotel, visit Bogyoke Market inaugurated in 1926, is the most popular market of Yangon and Myanmars as well. A wide range of Myanmar souvenirs are available at this market attracting every foreign visitor guests also visit the market to buy trendy clothes and accessories. In the afternoon, transfer to the Yangon International Airport and take your departure flight.

 

 

Our Services Include:

  • Guide Service
  • Hotels ( Twin sharing basic with daily breakfast )
  • Meals ( Lunch & Dinner )
  • Domestic air tickets
  • Transfers and excursion with private air-conditioned vehicle with driver

Our Services Exclude:

  • Zone fees & Entrance fees for the visits mentioned in the program
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Any other items not mentioned
  • Travel insurance