YANGON - BAGAN - YANGON
5 DAYS | 4 NIGHTS
Explore the city of Yangoon and Beyond on this journey from the former capital Yangon with countless pagodas and temples, the largest number of colonial charm buildings today, meet the friendly people at markets, villages and monasteries for an insight of Mynamar, to discover one of the finest collections of temples in South East Asia at Bagan and more!
Our Nature Dream representative will meet on arrival at Yangon International Airport by late afternoon flight. Transfer to hotel.
Overnight in Yangon (no meal)
Transfer to Yangon Airport for domestic flight to Ancient capital Bagan. Upon arrival in Bagan, transfer to hotel and start sightseeing with the busy local market. Continue 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, Ananda Temple with four huge standing Buddha images and numerous seated figures in niches around the galleried interior. Afternnon, a visit of a lacquer craftman’s workshop in nearby Myinkaba village and sightseeing to Manuha Temple, built in Mon style in 1059, Nanbaya Temple, a unique sandstone monument, said to have been the palace of King Manuha and Myingaba Gu Byaukgyi Temple, noted for its ancient mural painting. Board a small local boat in the late afternoon for a sunset cruise on the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River (or) Sunset on the one of the ancient temple.
Overnight in Bagan
After breakfast, visit the site of Tayokepyay Temple in Min Nan Thu Village, Phaya Thone Zu and Nandamanya Temples noted for exquisite murals of 13th century and Kyat Kan Cave monastery, a famous meditation center in Bagan. Visit farming villages around Bagan. Sightseeing continues with an excursion by boat on the Ayeyarwaddy River to the nostalgic Nat Htaung Kyaung, a wooden monastery built in 1781 by a group of monks, famous for woodcarvings, a collection of ancient Buddha statues and lacquer boxes.
Overnight in Bagan
Proceed on a scenic overland journey to Mount Popa, an extinct volcano with its shrine dedicated to animist sprits, known as "Nats". For the energetic, there is time to climb the 777 steps to the shrine at the top of the volcanic plug. Return to Bagan and overnight
After breakfast, transfer to Yangon airport. Return flight to Yangon. Our car and guide will be at clients’ disposal for sightseeing tour includes the old colonial-style city center with the Sule Pagoda, tranquil Kandawgyi Lake with the Karaweik Hall, a royal floating barge, an ideal spot to take pictures of that beautiful lake with its shores lined with gardens and trees. An extended visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments, will conclude the tour of this picturesque Garden City. The golden dome of the Shwedagon Pagoda rises 98 meters above its base and is covered with 60 tons of pure gold. If time permit, visit Bogyoke (Scott’s) Market, until departure by international flight in the evening
Accommodation based on twin/double sharing room with daily breakfast.
Transfers and ground transport by private air-conditioned vehicles
Domestic flight Yangon-Bagan- Yangon with airport tax
All meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
English speaking guide throughout the itinerary
Service charges, room tax and baggage handling
All entrance fees, sunset boat as indicated in itinerary
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