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The Beauty of Bagan

The Beauty of Bagan, focusing on the awe-inspiring temple complex of Bagan, suits travelers with limited time in Burma. It features one of Southeast Asia’s most impressive sites, private touring with your own guide and driver, and accommodation at luxury hotels.

Starting from Yangon-the former capital of Burma. Right after your arrival, with your private guide will lead us to discover the Shwedagon Pagoda, a 300-foot tall golden Buddhist reliquary and the city’s most spectacular landmark. Next day, we will take a flight to unforgettable, awe-inspiring Bagan, where thousands of pagodas and temples stretch from the Ayeyarwady River bank out across miles of arid plains. Spend three days touring the structures, built between the 11th and 13th centuries when Bagan was a major Buddhist center of Southeast Asia, and learn about the history carved in their layered facades, painted in their interior frescoes and sculpted in their Buddhist statues. Enjoy the trip with us to clear more about the beauty of Bagan.

Tour length: 6 days / 5 nights
Tour type: Luxury tour
Cities: Yangon, Bagan
Price: Please contact us
Level: Easy

Day by Day Tours

yangon---baganDay 1 Arrive Yangon
Day 2 Yangon – Bagan by flight
Day 3 Discover the beauty of Bagan
Day 4 Bagan – Mt Popa – Bagan
Day 5 Bagan – Yangon by flight
Day 6 Depart Yangon

Tour Prices (US$/person)

Group of 02 persons  : OnRequest
Group of 04 persons  : OnRequest

Important notes:
Surcharge in Peak Times eg: Christmas, New Year Eve, and Water festival may be applicable.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Transportation: A/C
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Water on tour
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Service charges and taxes 10%

Exclusions

  • Travel insurance
  • International Flights
  • Other transfer not mentioned
  • Tips for guides, driver
  • Personal expenses
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Visa arrangement
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DETAILED ITINERARY:

Day 1 Arrive Yangon

Upon Arrival, our burmatourist.com’s guide and driver will welcome you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel in the city center. Check in hotel and then enjoy your very first visit to the most outstanding monument in Yangon to discover the symbol of Burma: Shwedagon Pagoda. This is a prominent historical site where you can enjoy panoramic view of the city and experience the local religion.

Enjoy your welcome dinner with cultural show at the Karaweik Palace restaurant.

Day 2 Yangon – Bagan by flight

Take a private transfer from hotel to airport for a morning flight to Bagan, the sacred land of Buddhism.

On arrival, get a pick up to hotel. Check in and prepare for a full day tour to the amazing temples and pagoda.

Bagan is located on the southern part of Irrawaddy river bank, Bagan occupy 16km2 with more than 2500 pagodas and ruins. The architecture and religious art vary from one to another, featuring the uniqueness of Myanmar with amazing beauty.

This day, we will venture into the heritages of Shwezigon, Gawdamgyi, Htilomino pagodas…

Day 3 Discover the beauty of Bagan

Keep  going on spending your full day exploring the remainder of Bagan. This archaeological site brings us to the scared history of ancient Bagan capital with the development of Buddhism. As we travel further into the land of temple spires, Htilomino, Gawdamgangyi, Ananda and Shwezigon temples will attract your sense of curiosity with a profound impression. The highlight of today is hunting the sunset from the second highest temple the Shwenandaw.

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Sunset in Bagan, Burma

Day 4 Bagan – Mt Popa – Bagan

Today, we will drive out of Bagan to discover the  national park where Mt. Popa is located. After 2 hours driving, we will climb up 777 steps to Papa Kalat pagoda, the most sacred place for meditation in Myanmar. Enjoy your lunch by Mt. Popa resort with panoramic view of the area.

Return to Bagan for a haunted sunset cruise along the Irrawaddy River. and transfer back to you hotel by the late evening.

Day 5 Bagan – Yangon by flight

Free at your hotel to relax till transfer to airport for your flight back to Yangon.

Upon arrival, get a pick up to your hotel. Enjoy your last minute in this city for other highlights to Sule Pagoda, wander around the colonial town and  then free to find your souvenirs in Scott Market.

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A corner of Scott Market – the biggest market in Myanmar

Day 6 Depart Yangon

Private airport transfer for your flight home.

Tour ends.

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Tour Prices (US$/person)

Group of 02 persons  : OnRequest
Group of 04 persons  : OnRequest

Important notes:
Surcharge in Peak Times eg: Christmas, New Year Eve, and Water festival may be applicable.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Transportation: A/C
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Water on tour
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Service charges and taxes 10%

Exclusions

  • Travel insurance
  • International Flights
  • Other transfer not mentioned
  • Tips for guides, driver
  • Personal expenses
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Visa arrangement
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Essential Notes

Passports and Visas

The first thing goes first. You definitely must obtain valid VISA in order to travel into any country and so is Myanmar (Burma). Unless your country is in VISA exemption list, it is your responsibility to get valid VISA before arrival. There are two ways to get Myanmar VISA:

  • Go to Myanmar Embassies and Consulates in your home country and you will be guided procedure. You may want to check the list of countries where Myanmar has embassies and consulate offices by clicking here.
  • Obtain VISA On Arrival (VOA). For tourists coming from countries has no Myanmar Diplomatic Rep offices, you can obtain VOA online via www.myanmarevisa.gov.mm – the official portal for VOA by Myanmar government. The portal launched in Sep 01, 2014 and took its pilot operation for a month. Providing you encounter any issue, please contact us for support.

Climate & Clothing

Generally speaking, Myanmar is a tropical country with rather hot weather. Sometimes in year or in some Northern places, temperature cools down but not that can be called cold. Roughly saying that the best time to travel Myanmar is from Oct to March due to dry and cool season. Other months, however, you may get very nice deals of promotion.For clothing: comfortable clothes, absolutely. We suggest you should take at least one long pan, a long skirt and a sleeve top because we will visit some religious site and many of them require proper code of dress.All of temples and pagodas require you enter with bare feet. A pair of sandals is highly recommended.

Cell Phones & Calling Cards

You may wish to carry a cell phone while traveling. Check with your cell phone provider if your phone will work in the destination(s) you are visiting. Myanmar service is dominated by the GMS technology standard, while some of the world such as U.S uses the incompatible CDMA standard. We suggest that you should check carefully or you may incur high international roaming fees.We said previously “the SIM card in Myanmar is not very popular and still quite expensive”. But now, forget it! SIM cards in Myanmar now are cheap and easy to buy in any main city as cheap as about US$ 02 each. Cell phones, even smart phones are available on sales widely.

Making Telephone Calls from One Country to Another

When dialing a number from one country to another, you should proceed as follows: dial your country’s Exit Code + destination Country Code + Phone Number. Country Code of Myanmar is 95.

Wireless Internet Access

Passengers traveling with WiFi enabled devices (such as a personal computer, smartphone, tablet, or digital audio player) may be able to connect to the internet via a wireless network access point (or hotspot). Wifi is now popular in most hotels from three stars up. Most of them are supplying Free Wifi but some may incur extra charges. We suggest you should ask the receptionist before.

Cards and Currency

Myanmar’s national currency, the KYAT (pronounced chat, abbreviated in MMK) is divided into the following banknotes: K1, K5, K10, K20, K50, K100, K200, K500 and K1000.We once said “ATMs are still very hard to come” but from my latest inspection of Myanmar, the country now starts using ATMs. Most three stars hotels up often have at least one AMT machine right at their lobbies. Main hotels now accepts credit cards payment.Anyway, we suggest you should bring with some cashes just in case. Local buying there accept Burmese and US dollars widely. However please pay at attention when bring US notes with you:

  • The US$ notes must be new.
  • The US$ notes torn, marked, folded will not be accepted.
  • The US$ notes having series before 2003 backward may not accepted.

You are allowed to bring up to US$ 5000 in cash per person to enter Myanmar.

Trip Preparation

A little pre-planning can make your trip go a lot smoother. We suggest you should taking a checklist below:

  • Several weeks before your trip, make a list of what you will need to take with you.
  • Make sure your personal documents (passports, visas, driver’s license) are in order.
  • We suggest that you make photocopies of passports, visas, personal ID and any other important travel documents and pack them separately from the originals. If you lose the originals while traveling, you’ll have copies for easier reporting and replacement.
  • You may consider bringing a small supply of over the counter medications for headaches and/or anti-diarrhea pills. Pack a list of medications including dosage and generic names.
  • We recommend that you pack a portable alarm clock.
  • Avoid placing valuables such as cameras in your checked luggage.

Happy Travelling with S.E.A WANDER ASIA!

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