Beautiful Myanmar Tour

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Tour Code : MTS-BMT-051
Tour Duration : 05 days / 04 nights
Route : Yangon – Bagan – Salay – Mt. Popa – Bagan - Yangon
Vacation Type : Tours
 

This program is brought to you for your interested in culture and nature Explore from Yangon – the garden city and the main gate way to Myanmar to Bagan – the richest archeological sights in Asia, Salay – famous for its wood carving monastery and Mt. Popa –, an extinct volcano and the pleasant place of spirits. You will find the local peoples and landscape beyond your imagination.

Transportation between each destination by domestic flight on Air Mandalay or Yangon Airways or Air Bagan (F-100 or ATR-72/42) can be done throughout the year.

Overland to Salay (Actually Majority in Myanmar) is bumpy and not so good. However, our skillful drivers and experienced guides will take you along the way not to suffer and we may stop in several places for shooting the photos or knowing the people.

Detailed Tour Program

Day 01: Arrival Yangon

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yangon-02Upon arrival at Yangon international airport, our tour guide would welcome you and transfer to the hotel for check in. After that sightseeing start in Yangon, including Sule Pagoda in the heart of the city, Chauktatgyi Pagoda, one of the biggest colossal reclining Buddha image in Myanmar. Special evening visit to the massive Shwedagon Pagoda – famous worldwide – its golden stupa is the ‘ Heart ’ of Buddhism Myanmar. The Pagoda is believed to be 2,500 years old and the central stupa in surrounded by dozens of intricately decorated buildings and statues. There are always many Myanmar People praying and making offerings. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.

Day 02: Yangon

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Bagan (B)

bagan-04After breakfast at the hotel, early morning flight to Bagan (domestic schedule flight, ~ 1 ½ hour flying) situated in Central Myanmar, on the East bank of the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River, to discover its glorious past and histories. Arrive at Nyaung U Airport and transfer to hotel for check. Whole day sightseeing of Bagan’s most famous temples and pagodas ranging from the temples with the earliest wall paintings to the prototype pagoda the influenced the designs of later Buddhist monuments. Tour highlights include colorful Nyaung Oo Market, and Shwezigon Pagoda – built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine, then go to Ananda Temple – King Kyansittha’s masterpiece and the crowning achievement of the early style temple of architecture, next is Thatbyinnyu Temple – the highest building on the Bagan plain, after that visit to Htilominlo Temple – the largest temple of Bagan – noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations. In the afternoon observe the process of traditional lacquer ware, one of Myanmar’s best known handicrafts and a specialty of Bagan. Then visit Manuha Temple, Myingabar Gubyaugyi Temple – an early period Pyu-style temple of Hindu influence with some of the oldest mutual paintings in Bagan and Dhamanyangyi Temple noted for its remarkable brickwork. Lastly enjoy the sunset over the Ayeyarwaddy River from Buphaya or Shwesandaw Pagoda. Overnight at hotel in Bagan. 

Day 03: Bagan

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Salay

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Mt. Popa

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Bagan (B)

poppa-01Option: Balloon Over Bagan (BOB)
It is a unique opportunity to see the Bagan with ‘BALLOONS OVER BAGAN’. You get a magnificent birds-eye view of thousand year-old pagodas, temples and the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River as it has never been seen before. The balloon is guided by gentle winds not exceeding 24 km/h. Eight/Six passengers plus a pilot fit into the balloon’s basket. The champagne flights at sunrise last just under an hour and take off daily from October through March. Price is US $ 250 / pax. Due to the limited capacity, advance bookings at an early stage are highly recommended.

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Salay - famous for its ancient monastery, (~ 40 km, 1 hour driving). Then drive to Mt. Popa (~ 50 km, 1 ½ hour driving) where a house for Myanmar spirits. On the way you can find the beauty of typical villages and the ways of making Toddy Candy. In the afternoon, return back to Bagan and visit to the rests of the famous pagodas in Bagan. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Bagan

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Yangon (B)

bagan-05After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for flight back to Yangon (Domestic schedule flight, 1 ½ hour flying). On the way to the hotel, visit Kabar Aye (the World Peace pagoda) and Maha Pasana (the great cave for Buddhist synod) and check in at the hotel. And then shopping at Bogyoke Market (Scott’s Market) of hundreds of shops where you can find local products such as Gems & Jewelry , slippers, cloth, and so on. Evening stroll along the China Town and study the ways of living of Yangon citizens (which can observe the tradition and modern costume). Overnight at hotel.

Day 05:  Yangon Departure

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yangon-departure-02Breakfast at hotel. Leisure till the flight time. Transfer to the Yangon International Airport for the departure flight to conclude this unique experience.

 

 
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