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Bagan Highlights - 3 days

Explore the rich culture of ancient Bagan with its temples and pagodas. If Myanmar is renowned as a land of temples, Bagan offers some of the best in the country! Climb an extinct volcano a visit some shrines of spiritual and cultural significance. A 2 hour river cruise on a local boat is a great way to get a feel for the river way of life. For someone with an eye for ancient sites and buildings and an inquisitive cultural outlook, this is a great tour to take!

Highlights

  • Explore the rich culture of Bagan temples and town
  • Visit Bagan Archaeological Zone
  • Indulge in peaceful cruise on Ayeyarwaddy River

Itinerary

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day 1
BAGAN TEMPLES

Your day begins at the colorful Nyaung U Market, where residents from surrounding villages gather to trade food, crafts and other goods.

You will visit Shwezigon Pagoda, a prototype of stupas in Burma style and the cave temple of Wetkyi-in Gubyaukkyi, featuring fine mural paintings of Jataka scenes. Later on, you will join a lacquer ware workshop to learn about Myanmar’s traditional lacquer ware making.

In the afternoon, you will visit Ananda Temple, a masterpiece of Mon architecture with four standing Buddhas, and an adjacent brick monastery from the early Bagan era with well-preserved murals.

Your next destination is Thatbyinnyu Temple, the tallest building in the complex, measuring 61m and Dhammayangyi Temple, the largest of all of Bagan’s. Here, let’s climb up one of the monuments to enjoy sunset above Bagan plain and Ayeyarwady River.

Meals: Nil

Accommodation: There are 3 hotel ranges for your selection, please scroll down.

day 2
BAGAN – SALAY – MOUNT POPA - BAGAN

Today, you will drive to the South of Bagan, reaching Salay and stop en route in Chauk to visit a colorful morning market. In Salay, you will visit Yoke Sone Monastery, an old wooden monastery hall with beautiful wood carvings decorating the outer walls, and Shinbin Maha Laba Man Paya housing a large lacquer Buddha since the 13th century.

Your journey continues at Mount Popa, an extinct volcano rising 1,518m above sea level. This is the shrine site dedicated to worship 37 Nats – Myanmar’s ancient animist spirits. Herein, you may further your knowledge on nats while climbing 777 steps to the peak for an impressive view over the surrounding areas.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: There are 3 hotel ranges for your selection, please scroll down.

day 3
BAGAN – PAKKOKU – BAGAN

You will take a local boat on the Ayeyarwaddy River to Pakkoku. The river cruise takes approximately 2 hours depending on water level.

Upon arrival, you will explore the town on traditional trishaws. The authentic local market offers vegetables, fish and culinary ingredients, as well as textiles and local crafts. Later on, you will visit local workshops weaving cotton blankets and making cheroots. At a monastery you can learn about monastic life in Myanmar.

Finally, you will stop by Thiho-Shin Pagoda, housing one of the most revered images in Myanmar and presented by the King of Ceylon some 800 years ago.

You will return to Bagan by boat.

Please note that tonight accommodation is not included just to make you easily connect the trip with other destinations. We are here to help you extend the night or make extra arrangement.

Meals: Breakfast

Note:

Best time to visit Pakkoku is from September to March when water level is high

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HOTELS IN TOUR


Cities


Comfort


Superior


Deluxe

Bagan

Bawgatheiddhi Hotel

Superior Room

Thirpyitsaya Sanctuary Resort

Deluxe Garden View

Aureum Palace Hotel

Deluxe Room

Tour Price Includes:

  • 2 nights’ shared accommodation in twin/double room with daily breakfast (check in and check out around noontime)
  • All transfers with air-con vehicles
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees as mentioned on tour
  • Private boat to Pakokku
  • Trishaw in Pakokku sightseeing
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day on bus on days of transfer and sightseeing only

Tour Price Excludes:

  • Airfares (international and domestic)
  • Meals (lunch and dinner), your tour guide will suggest you the best option on spot
  • Visas to Myanmar
  • Early check in or late check out
  • Travel Insurances
  • Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation
  • Items of a personal nature (Phone calls, laundry, beverages…)
  • Peak season surcharges from the Hotel
  • All not mentioned above