6 days / The Golden Myanmar

From $860
Group size private
Depart Daily
Tour ID MMG6
culture
history
boat
discovery
See the Golden Myanmar with a 6-day tour that’ll take you from Yangon to Bagan. Study Bagan and have a great sightseeing in the most popular archeological destination of Asia.
			

Day 1: Yangon / Arrival

Upon arrival, we welcome you and transfer you to Yangon for sightseeing.

Start the tour by visiting Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda to see a 70 meter long reclining Buddha statue around the size of a blue whale. Continue travelling downtown, where you will have a chance to explore the local life of Burmese in China Town.

Our next visit is at Shwedagon Pagoda. No Myanmar expedition can be considered truly great if it’s lacking a visit to the legendary Shwedagon Pagoda. See the Shwedagon Pagoda in sunset when its gilded stupa is bathed in the fading rays of the sun and takes on a magical glow.

We transfer you to your hotel.

Overnight in Yangon.

Day 2: Yangon → Bagan

After enjoying your breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your domestic flight to Bagan.

Your first port of call is the Ananda Temple – one of the most exalted of Bagan’s temples, enjoy the splendor of the temple in relative tranquility. Continue to various other temples dotted around the temple plains to experience a variety of architectural styles in the area as well as the artistic wonder of the 9-14th centuries.

Next, we visit to two workshops producing Bagan’s most famous products – lacquer ware and wood crafts. Watch in amazement as the skilled craftsmen use traditional techniques passed down through generations to create beautiful items.

Add-On: SUNSET CRUISE

Late in the afternoon, board a private wooden river boat. During the cruise, we pass several small villages, fishermen, local boats and of course many of the ubiquitous Myanmar Buddhist temples. Enjoy the sunset scenery on the river.

Overnight in Bagan. (B)

Day 3: Bagan

After breakfast at your hotel, your guide and driver will pick you up to start your Bagan excursion.

ADD-ON: HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE OVER BAGAN
An exciting hot-air balloon ride above the Bagan countryside. Observe particular views of Bagan. You’re simply not going to find many other opportunities like this on Earth. (Available from October/November through March)

We visit the vibrant Nyaung Oo Market, where the locals come to trade fresh produce and other goods daily. Next, visit Shwezigon Pagoda, constructed by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious memorial. Travel over dusty lanes and tree shaded roads past temples and monasteries to a small village. At one of the monasteries, you will participate in a special traditional Buddhist ceremony.

Journey on by horse cart for an excursion that passes two impressive temple: Thatbyinnyu and Dhammayangyi. Take pleasure in an extraordinary sunset from the upper terrace of one of the surrounding temples.

Overnight stay in Bagan. (B)

Day 4: BaganMandalay

After breakfast at hotel, we take a short flight to Mandalay. Arrive Mandalay, we drive to Amarapura, Myanmar’s penultimate royal capital. After that we visit Mahamuni Pagoda and Kyauktawgyi Pagoda, two well known pagoda.

Continue our visit at Kuthodaw Pagoda, frequently dubbed as “The World’s Biggest Book” for its collection of 729 marble slabs inscribed with Buddhist teachings. Then it’s off to the Shwenandaw Monastery, the Golden Monastery which is the only enduring structure from the Royal Palace of the 19th century.

Late afternoon, we move to the legendary U Bein Bridge, which was built in 1782, the longest teakwood bridge worldwide. Enjoy sunset in U Bein Bridge.

Overnight in Mandalay. (B)

Day 5: Mandalay

Morning, head off to Mandalay jetty and embark on a private boat for a relaxed 1 hour journey on the Irrawaddy River to Mingun. We start to visit three impressive and well known pagodas, Mingun Paya and Hsinbyume Pagoda and Sulamani Paya.

Afterwards hop on over to the Mingun Bell that weighs 90 tons and is claimed to be the world’s largest hung, uncracked bell still capable of ringing. Before returning to Mandalay by boat, we stop to see crafting traditional basketry.

Next, you will across the Irrawaddy River in to Sagaing where laid 600 ivory colored pagodas and monasteries. Visit some impressive pagodas such as Swan Oo Pon Nya Shin, U Min Thone Sae and Shin Pin Nan Gyaing. Continue to Sagaing’s local market, a less visited tourist site. And then head over to a small pottery village.

Back to hotel.

Overnight stay in Mandalay. (B)

Day 6: Mandalay / Departure

Breakfast at hotel. Spend your leisure time to explore Mandalay on your own.

It’s time to say goodbye! We transfer you to airport for your departure flight.

End of the tour!

(B)


Price in USD

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Price 860 980 1260

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Flights in the tour.
  • Hotels & accommodations.
  • Meals mentioned (B,L,D = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  • Transfer and transport.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees.

EXCLUDES:

  • Drinks.
  • Tips.
  • Personal expenses.

Note: The tour price based on two persons onwards.

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