MYANMAR TOUR PACKAGES

GLIMPSE OF BAGAN

TOUR ID: EMT (GB)
Cultural Tour
Tour Duration: 5-day/4-night
Featuring: Yangon, Bagan, Mt. Popa

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
 
  • Tour of Yangon

  • Tour of Bagan (Pagan)

  • Journey to Mt. Popa

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Your mini stay includes

  • First Class hotel accommodation in Yangon at Kandawgyi Palace Hotel (2-night) and in Bagan at Thiripyitsaya Sakura Hotel (2-night)

  • Round trip schedule domestic flights

  • 5 meals (1 dinner and 4 breakfasts)

  • All transfers in Yangon and Bagan

  • Five days tour of Yangon, Bagan including journey to Mt. Popa in private AC saloon/van/coach with a complimentary welcome (or) farewell dinner


Tour Hotel
 
Yangon: Kandawgyi Palace **** (or) Summit Park View***
Bagan: Thiripyitsaya Sakura**** (or) The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate****

TOUR ITINERARY

Day One - Arrive Yangon

Greetings day and welcome to Myanmar! Today you will arrive in Yangon, the capital and the main gateway to Myanmar, and transfer to your hotel for overnight. (Hotel)

Day Two - Fly to Bagan

This morning we depart for the airport and our flight to Bagan, one of the best known of the archeological wonders of Asia. It had been the capital of First Myanmar Empire during 11th - 13th century. Also knows as the "Land of Four Million Pagodas". Upon arrival in this magnificent city, we transfer to our hotel for the next two nights. There is great sightseeing in Bagan. Highlights of our day include NYAUNG OO Local Market where you can take a walk along the market stalls offering a variety of fresh farm produce and a range of uniquely Local items and souvenirs to take back home, SHWEZIGON PAGODA, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as the first Buddhist monument built in Myanmar style, ANANDA TEMPLE, which has four huge Buddha Images in standing position and reliefs depicting the Buddha from his birth to his Enlightenment, its adjacent brick monastery to see the well-preserved murals from the early Bagan era and THATBYINNYU TEMPLE, the highest white stucco building in Bagan. We'll drive back to our hotel just to avoid the intense noon heat. Later this afternoon we'll set out again to see some spectacular and important sites including MANUHA TEMPLE, built by the exile King Manuha of Thaton dating back to 1059, in the Mon Style, NANPAYA TEMPLE, said to be the place of King Manuha's palace site, and we'll stop at the LACQUER WEAR WORKSHOP to witness their whole process of lacquer ware products. To crown off our day, we'll climb on the perfectly situated temple to enjoy the breathtaking sunset over the mountain ranges in the distance. The land and scenery of this glorious region will make for an unforgettable experience. (Hotel/Breakfast)

Day Three - Journey to Mt. Popa, an extinct volcano

This morning after we enjoy a breakfast, we’ll set out for a scenic journey through toddy palm countryside. We’ll stop at the JAGGERY<palm sugar> making cottages and toddy-palm grooves to sample a piece of jaggery or a sip of palm sap or spirit. We continue on to Mt. Popa. It is the core of an extinct volcano and it rises abruptly from the surrounding hills. Mount Popa and its environs are the only lush green place amidst the desert area of Middle Myanmar. We'll climb up the 730 meters high conic flattop (Named as Popa Taung Kalat) by 777 steep steps. It's the sacred home of what is known as NATS - spirits. We'll enjoy the panoramic view of the surrounding landscapes atop Popa Taung Kalat. We'll get a chance to visit the POPA NATIONAL PARK, with dense Sandalwood forests and rare species of birds and butterflies before heading back to Bagan. (Hotel/Breakfast)

Day Four - Fly back to Yangon

A look at Bagan before boarding our flight back to Yangon. Upon arrival in this capital city, we transfer to our hotel for a short rest. We're off for a day of great sightseeing in Yangon, including the historic DOWNTOWN district and Yangon HARBOR. We'll enjoy the activities of Yangon harbor and colorful streetscapes and elegantly restored COLONIAL-STYLE buildings. Extended visit to the gilded SULE Pagoda dating back over 2,000 years. We'll continue to KYAUKHTATGYI, a huge reclining Buddha Image and also have the opportunity to experience a hand-made glass demonstration at private owned NAGA GLASS FACTORY. This evening we'll make a special visit to Great SHWEDAGON PAGODA, one of the most spectacular religious monuments on earth. Witness the Golden Dome, covered with 60 tons of pure gold, glistening as the sun sets. Tonight we’ll enjoy the variety of cultural show as we dine at Lakeview Theatre Restaurant adjacent to Kandawgyi Palace Hotel. (Hotel/Breakfast/Dinner)

Day Five - Depart Yangon

The morning is yours to relax or explore more of Yangon. Here you have a chance to do some last minute shopping at more than 70-year-old BOGYOKE (Scott) market. Later this evening, you'll be transferred to Yangon international airport to connect with your return flight home and reminisce about the wonderful time you have had in the ‘Golden Land of Myanmar'. (Breakfast)

From Bagan you can proceed to Mandalay by the up-river cruise with the government owned double Decker 'Shwe Keinnary' or private owned superior RV Pandaw's BETWEEN ROYAL MANDALAY AND ANCIENT BAGAN.

NOTE: Please be aware of that we'll endeavor to keep our programs mentioned as close as possible, however we reserve the rights to alter them without notice in case of unexpected changing or canceling of scheduled flights.

 

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