From Angkor Wat to Bagan – 13 Days

Price from: US $2030

Travel between Wonder of the World in Siem Reap to heritage site of Bagan and experience the beauty and great culture of these 2 countries. From Angkor Wat to Bagan is great choice for those who want discovery the highlights of Cambodia and Myanmar in the short time frame.
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Start City : Siem Reap

Departure City: Yangon
Visit Cities: Siem Reap – Yangon – Bagan – Mandalay – Kalaw – Inle Lake – Yangon
Duration: 13 Days 12 Nights
Departure: Daily, upon your request
Extendable with optional tours from Siem Reap

PRIVATE TOUR COST: Prices are quoted in US dollars per person double occupancy.
Group size 2 persons 4 persons 6 persons Single Supp'
Total/person 2,350 2,125 2,030
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Capture sunrise at Angkor Wat & the magnificent Temples in Angkor.
Get taste of countryside life in Tonle Sap Lake
Visit colonial buildings and the most beautiful pagoda of Myanmar in Yangon, former capital of Myanmar.
Visit the ancient city Bagan where there are thousands of pagodas and temples over green plain.
Learn about Buddhism in Mandalay, known as the hub of Buddhism in Myanmar.
Get closer with local people through trekking trip in Kalaw
Relax and unwind at Inle lake, one of the most photogenic place of Myanmar

ITINERARY

Day 1: Siem Reap arrival

Welcome to Siem Reap, the gateway into the Angkor temples. Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Angkor Archaeological Park encompasses dozens of temple ruins including Bayon, Banteay Srei and the legendary Angkor Wat. Upon arrival, our tour guide and driver will welcome you at the airport and drive you to the hotel for check-in. Start your Cambodian experience with a tour of the ancient capital of King Indravarman I (877-889), now referred to as the Rolous Group and known as the birthplace of classical Khmer art and architecture. Take an orientation walk around hotel area and later in the afternoon explore the Psar Chass, also known as the “Old Market”.
In the evening, enjoy the welcome dinner with the traditional performance of Khmer dance.
Meals: Welcome Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Day 2:Angkor Wat – Tonle Sap Lake and Floating Village

Wake before dawn and take a “Tuk-Tuk” ride to visit Angkor Wat. Sunrise is one of the most beautiful and haunting times to visit the temples whose ancient sandstone blocks are painted gold by the early morning rays.  Return to the hotel for breakfast before going back to the temple complex to visit the magnificent Angkor Wat— the largest Khmer temple and finest example of Angkorian art and architecture.  In the afternoon, head out of town and embark on a short cruise along Tonle Sap Lake to visit the local floating villages.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Day 3: Angkor Thom – Bayon – Terrace of Elephant – Banteay Srei

After breakfast, spend the morning exploring the ancient fortified capital: Angkor Thom. Nearly 10 sq km in size, this city once housed a population of over 1 million people. Start your tour with Angkor Thom’s imposing South Gate, topped with the four serenely smiling faces of Avalokiteshvara. Next, visit Bayon temple, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King then head to Banteay Srei and Preah Khan (Sacred Sword): one of Angkor’s largest temples, constructed in the 12th century by Jayavarman VII.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Day 4: Siem Reap free at leisure – Fly to Yangon

You are free to explore the Psar Chass, also known as the “Old Market or hang around the hotel pool until getting transferred to the airport to catch your flight to Myanmar’s former colonial capital, Yangon (Rangoon). Our local tour guide will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel for check-in.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

Day 5: Yangon – Fly to Bagan

This morning we will take a very early direct flight to Bagan. Myanmar’s archeological wonderland, where over 3,000 ancient temples blossom from the countryside.  Have an early breakfast at the hotel then drive to the airport to catch a short domestic flight to Bagan. Start your tour with a trip to the bustling Nyang U Market in Old Bagan then explore the beautiful, gold leaf Shwezigon Pagoda and learn about the Burmese Buddhist tradition. We continue our tour with a visit to Ananda Temple, stopping along the way in the Bagan plain to admire some of the surrounding temples. In the afternoon, take a tour of a local lacquer wear workshop and learn about this traditional craft. In the evening drive to Shwe San Daw Pagoda and climb to the top to enjoy a sunset over the surrounding plain and winding Ayeyarwaddy River.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

Day 6: Bagan Sightseeing

Enjoy an entire day devoted to exploring Bagan’s magical temples. Begin your tour with a visit to Myinkaba temple, then head to the peaceful village, Manuha to get a taste for local life and culture and discover the unique 11th century, Nanphay A temple. In the afternoon you are invited to take a horse cart ride to some of Bagan’s grandest temples then head to Tayokepyay pagoda to watch the sunset.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

Day 7: Bagan – Fly to Mandalay – Amarapura – Sagaing

Have an early breakfast at the hotel then head to the airport to catch your morning flight to Mandalay. Known as the hub of Buddhism in Myanmar, Mandalay is a realm of stupas, monks and monasteries. Our driver and guide will meet you outside the arrival gate and take you to the city to begin your tour. Start the day with a visit to Mahagandaryone Monastery and watch the monks in their afternoon meal and rice ceremony.  Then take a stroll along the nearby U Bein Bridge to visit Kyautawgyi, returning by boat to enjoy cool breeze and spectacular landscape of Taungthaman Lake. After lunch, we will drive to Sagaing Hill to learn about the different Buddhist educational systems for monks and nuns followed by a visit to the local university. Climb the steps to reach the hilltop Buddhist sites, exploring Sagaing Hill on foot to see the Buddha caves and Buddha image. Conclude your tour at Son U Pon Nya Shin Pagoda, drinking in the breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Mandalay plain, Ayeyarwaddy River, Inwa Bridge and Mandalay City.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

Day 8: Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay Hill

After breakfast, board a private boat and motor down the Ayeyarwaddy to Mingun, home to several unique pagodas, including the ruined Mingun Pahtodawgyi—the remains of a massive unfinished Buddhist stupa begun by King Bodawpaya in 1790. Visit the 90-ton bell before heading to the distinctive architectural pagoda, Myatheindan. Return to Mandalay in the afternoon and enjoy a delicious lunch at a riverside restaurant over views of the nearby floating villages. In the afternoon, take a tour of Mandalay palace—the royal palace of the last Burmese monarchy, constructed between 1857 and 1859 by king Mindon. Head to Kuthodaw Pagoda, famed as “the world’s biggest book” composed of 729 stupas, each representing a page in the “book” indicating the Buddha’s life. Conclude the day with a ride up the zigzagging road to Mandalay Hill. Climb to the top of the hill and watch the sunset around the surrounding plain, river and mountains.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

Day 9: Mandalay – Heho – Pindaya – Kalaw

Take the morning flight to Heho. On arrival, meet our tour guide and enjoy a scenic drive to Pindaya. It is time to experience the great work of decoration inside Pindaya cave.
These caves are ensconced in a limestone ridge overlooking the lake. Inside the cave, there are more than 8000 Buddha images – made from alabaster, teak, marble, brick, lacquer, cement and are arranged in such a way as to form a labyrinth throughout the various cave chambers. Shwe U Min Paya – this is a cluster of low stupas just below the ridge near the Pindaya Caves.
Late afternoon, drive to Kalaw
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Hotel in Kalaw

Day 10: Kalaw trekking – Inle Lake

Spend full day trekking to the habitat of Pa-O tribes. You are offered to know about their unique lifestyles and join local for their farm works.
As you walk through valleys and plantations, you will see local people work hard with their planting or harvesting wheat, ginger and a variety of other crops.
In late afternoon, we drive to Naung Shwe Jetty where you will board the small boat to Inle Lake. Enjoy sunset while the boat take you to your resort.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle

Day 11:  Inle Lake – Indein Pagoda & Floating Gardens

This morning, a boat takes you to a beautiful temple of Indein, located on the hill overlooking the lake. It will be relaxing to walk along the corridors and enjoy the giant columns which have been left to the nature for centuries. Continue with the sightseeing to Phaungdawoo Pagoda, famous for its richly gilded five small Buddha images, also is believed to be the holiest in Inle Lake; Ngaphechaung monastery, known as jumping cat pagoda. As you go toward Nam Pan village the various cotton and lotus weaving factories and cigar making houses will attract your sense of traditional Intha life.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake

Day 12: Inle Lake – Yangon – City Tour

Have breakfast in the hotel, leave by boat to the northern bank of the lake where the car and driver is wait for you. Take a nice drive to Heho airport for the flight to Yangon. On arrival, enjoy the city tour of Yangon with a visit to the grandiose gold pagoda complex: Shwedagon Paya. Explore the pagoda, walking among crowds of colorful robed monks and nuns then savor the sunset from the highest spire. In the evening enjoy a farewell dinner of traditional Burmese cuisine at Karaweik Palace.
Meals: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

Day 13: Yangon City Tour – Departure

Spend your full day exploring Yangon and its highlights from Sule Pagoda, the heart of Yangon city; Chaukhtayi Pagoda and Kandawgyi Lake. If time permits, we will stop for shopping at Scott market.
Our driver will transfer you to the Yangon International Airport for your departure
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A

INCLUDED

4 Domestic & regional flights
Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
Cruise on Halong Bay
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 in every location
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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