Absolute Bagan Tours – 5 Days


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  Bagan

Departure City: Bagan Bagan
Visit Cities: Bagan Bagan – Salay – Mt. Popa
Duration:5 days  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 size 2 persons 4 persons 6 persons Single Supp'
    Land Tour/person 475 395 370 155
    Flight/person 0 0 0
    Total/person 475 395 370


    • 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


    • 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/).


    • Above prices subject to availability and subject to change.
    • Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change.
    • Amounts payable to third parties not included.
    • International airfares not included unless otherwise specified.
    • Please check all prices, availability and other information with your Burma Travel consultant before booking.
    • Burma Travel general booking conditions apply.

  • 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

    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!
    Meals: Breakfast.
    Accommodation: N/A


    Please be aware that flight time, hotels and all others logistics, services and days of travel are subject to availability. Where flights are cancelled or delayed Burma Travel will endeavor to secure alternative arrangements of similar value as noted in our booking conditions.

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