TRIP TO YANGON AND BAGAN

5 DAY(S) CITY BREAKS

Yangon  -  Bagan - Inle Lake - Yangon

A short trip to Myanmar which covers from colonial and spiritual heritage in Yangon to natural attractions in Bagan.

Highlights

  • Visit relatively quiet and charming city Yangon 
  • Discover Shwedagon Pagoda which is one of the wonders of the world
  • Visit an elevated temple from where you will have a panoramic view of the magnificent plains of Bagan
  • Visit to a traditional lacquer ware workshop where you can observe the production of one of Myanmar’s best-known handicrafts

Itinerary in Brief

  • Day 1 
    Visit famous pagoda in Yangon such as Kaba Aye Pagoda, Shwedagon Pagoda.
  • Day 2 - Day 3
    Experience a traditional lacquer and handicrafts villages in Bagan.
  • Day 3 – Day 4
    Back to Yangon and  take a tour around the city center which is filled various historical and colonial buildings, City Hall.
TRIP TO YANGON AND BAGAN

Inclusion

  • 4 Nights Accommodation in the category chosen or similar (subject to availability). 
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program. 
  • Transportation by vehicle with A/C
  • Waters during tour day
  • Local English speaking guide(s).
     

Exclusion

  • Visa services (Visa stamp fee/ Visa fast track)
  • Meals as not mentioned in the program. 
  • Any flight does not mentioned and international tax
  • Early check-in and late check-out
  • Hotel/Room upgrade
  • Tip, drinks, personal expenses and others
  • Any service not clearly mentioned in the program

Upon arrival, you'll greet by your guide who will accompany and transfer you to your hotel. (Early check-in subjected to room availability)
Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is a relatively quiet and charming city. Its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes it one of the most fascinating cities in Southeast Asia.  
On the way, we’ll visit Kaba Aye Pagoda (World Peace Pagoda) built for memorial of the 1954-56 sixth Buddhist Synod, is located on Kaba Aye Pagoda Road, Mayangon Township. And then proceed to Mahapasana Guha: "Great Cave", built close to the Kaba Aye Pagoda. 
From Here, end your day at Shwedagon Pagoda which is one of the wonders of the world. It was built 2500 years ago and enshrined with hair relics of Buddha and a place where to meet devoted Buddhists meditating and praying. Enjoy breathtaking views of the golden stupa from this vantage point. 
Overnight in Yangon.
Please note: Standard check in time is 14:00

This morning, you'll transfer to the airport for the flight to Bagan (NyaungOo).
Bagan, located on the banks of the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River, is home to the largest and densest concentration of Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins in the world with many dating from the 11th and 12th centuries. 
On arrival, your journey begins with a visit an elevated temple from where you will have a panoramic view of the magnificent plains of Bagan.
Continue with a visit to the golden Shwezigon Pagoda,first and prototype monument, which was built in Myanmar style in 1087. Then, visit to Gubyaukgyi, a cave temple @ Wetkyi-Inn Village which is well-known for its exquisite jataka mural paintings and the elegant Htilominlo Temple noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations. 
This afternoon begin with a visit to a traditional lacquer ware workshop where you can observe the production of one of Myanmar’s best-known handicrafts. Continue to Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece and one of Bagan’s most beautiful temples.  Built in the early Mon-style, Ananda contains two unique Buddha images whose expressions seem to change depending on the distance from which the statue is viewed.  
From here, you will visit to Thatbyinnyu, the highest temple in Bagan, massive Dhammayangyi Temple, noted for its remarkable brickwork, and Sulamani Temple.
Enjoy an unforgettable sunset over the plains from the upper terrace of one of the temples.
Overnight in Bagan. 

OPTION: Balloons OverBagan - Start your morning with an incredible hot-air balloon flight over Bagan’s temple-studded plains. This is a truly unforgettable and unique experience. (Note: available only from late- October to late-March; all flights weather permitting) [Supplement – USD 320 per person]         
After breakfast, we’ll take a break from temple touring in Bagan to visit Mount Popa and Salay. Start with a drive to Chauk to visit the fabulous morning market, filled with locals buying and selling their goods. Continue on to the village of Salay, an important Buddhist centre, and visit its famed wooden monastery with intricate carvings. (Note: Salay monastery museum closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and public holidays)
This afternoon we’ll arrive at Mt Popa, an extinct volcano standing 1518 metres high. 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. (Climb is optional!)
In the late afternoon, we’ll drive back to Bagan and transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in Bagan. 

After breakfast, drive to the Nyaung U Airport for the flight to Yangon and upon arrival, we'll take a tour around the city center which is filled various historical and colonial buildings partly by car or partly on foot. We’ll first visit to Sule Pagoda which is a 2200-year-old temple surrounded by government buildings and commercial shop. Then, you'll pass along the way to Mahabandoola Park where Independent Monument exists. Continue your tour by passing City Hall, a little india and a little china.
Continue to Bogyoke Market, formerly known as Scott’s Market, where you can browse through the wide selection of Myanmar handicrafts and other goods (Note: closed on Mondays and public holidays). 
We'll visit Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, one of Myanmar's more beautiful reclining buddhas which is topped by a crown encrusted with diamonds and other precious stones. The feet of the statue carved with traditional symbols and often many locals gathering to pay homage and pray. 
In the evening, visit “Garden City of East” is to take your pictures at tranquil Kandawgyi Lake and the Karaweik Hall – a royal floating barge.
Overnight in Yangon.

Today is your leisure at hotel before transfer to airport for your departure flight.
Please note: Hotel Check-out time is around 12.00.

# Destination Standard Superior/First Class Deluxe
1 Bagan - The Floral Breeze
- Bagan Umbra
- Bagan Thande
- Aureum Palace Bagan
- Aye Yar River View Resort
2 Yangon - Best Western Chinatown
- Hotel Grand United (Ahlone Branch)
- Jasmine Palace
- Taw Win Garden
- Sule Shangri-la
- Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake

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