Absolute Bagan Tours – 5 Days

Price from: US $370

Bagan is an ancient city in central Myanmar (formerly Burma), southwest of Mandalay. Standing on the eastern banks of the Ayeyarwady River, it’s known for the Bagan Archaeological Area, where more than 2,000 Buddhist monuments tower over green plains. This 5 day package bring you to travel absolutely every corner of Bagan with Mt’ Popa, the religious center of Salay and the township of Pakokku 30 km away from Bagan.

Start City : Bagan

Departure City: Bagan
Visit Cities: Bagan – Salay – Mt. Popa
Duration: 5 Days 4 Nights
Departure: Daily, upon your request
Extendable with optional tours from Bagan

PRIVATE TOUR COST: Prices are quoted in US dollars per person double occupancy.
Group size2 persons4 persons6 personsSingle Supp'
Total/person475395370
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Explore the ancient city Bagan where there are thousands of pagodas and temples over green plain.
Visit Salay, the colorful old area with the famous for spectacular woodcarvings monastery
Enjoy the natural beauty of Mt. Popa

ITINERARY

Day 1: Bagan Arrival – Sightseeing

Arrive in Bagan in the morning. Bagan is Myanmar’s archaeological wonderland of over 3,000 ancient temples. Now we start the journey to the beautiful Shwezigon Pagoda with the interesting knowledge of Burmese Buddhism.  Follow up is a visit to Ananda Temple (one of the finest, largest and best preserved in Old Bagan). Along the way we stop by some surrounding temples. Another highlight of the day is the panoramic sunset view from the second highest pagoda of Bagan, the Shwe Sandaw Pagoda.
Meals: N/A.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

Day 2: Bagan Discovery

After breakfast, we start the day at Nyaung U Market where you have great chance to meet and talk with the friendly locals. Then we visit Nan Paya Pagoda, one of the biggest temple of Bagan. On this day, we enjoy the unique experience of a horse-cart ride, head to Minkaba Gubyaukyi Temple, and continue your day to Manuha Temple. The last stop for this sightseeing day is a local lacquer ware workshop and learn how this traditional piece of art is made.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan
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Day 3: Bagan – Salay – Mt. Popa – Bagan

After breakfast, enjoy a scenic drive to Salay, an old and small town about 15km south of Bagan. Along the way we pass by Chauk, explore the colorful morning market. This is a great place for local interaction and photos. Continue half an hour drive to Sale (Sa-lay), a sleepy town where various colonial buildings, monasteries and pagodas can be seen. While in the town, we visit Salay Youk Sone Monastery, a cultural heritage site and see its exquisite wooden carvings.
In the afternoon, we reach Mount Popa, an extinct volcano standing 1518 meters high. The site is believed to be home to the ancient Burmese animist spirits. After 777 steps with bare feet to Popa Kalat Monastery at the top, we enjoy the panoramic view of Popa National Park.
Meal: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

Day 4: Bagan – Pakokku – Bagan

After breakfast, leave Bagan in the morning and drive to Pakokku – a peaceful town famous as a tobacco trading center and weaving products. While in Pakokku, we start visiting the local market and the huge things from the local handy crafts, traditional thanakha, ingredients to the seasonal vegetables… Along the way we go to the workshops of the slippers which are used widely in Myanmar. After your own lunch, we drive along the Irrawaddy River, head back to Bagan. Depending on your travel time, the locals may be planting, harvesting or processing the crops and there are plenty of chances to stop and interact with the local farmers. Rest of the day is your own leisure.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

Day 5: Bagan – Departure

Enjoy your time at leisure before pick-up and transfer for your onward flights.
Good bye & Bon Voyage!

INCLUDED

Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
Service of English speaking guides as mentioned in the itinerary
Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

EXCLUDED

International flights
Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
Tips for guides and drivers
Personal travel insurance
Myanmar Visa (more at www.burmatravel.com/visa/).

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