Mysterious Yangon Bagan

6 DAY(S) Classic Tours

Yangon - Bagan - Yangon

Discover the top must-see destinations of Myanmar - explore cities of Yangon and Bagan, the two capitals in their glorious settings.

Highlights

 

  • Explore Yangon’s historic colonial buildings and glittering pagodas
  • Wander amid ten thousands of ancient pagodas in Bagan
  • Admire the serene beauty of sunrise and air balloons floating in the sky

Itinerary in Brief

  • Day 1 – Day 2
    Visiting gorgeous temples at Yangon and enjoying  Myanmar traditional show.  
  • Day 3 – Day 4
    Enjoying gorgeous sunrise and sunset at Bagan, U-bein bridge, temples or hills, etc. with an option of deluxe ‘’sunrise balloon’’ in Bagan (seasonal limit).
  • Day 5 – Day 6
    At leisure to visit and shopping in Yangon & Bagan. 

Inclusion

  • English-speaking guide (station guide).
  • Twin-shared room with daily breakfast
  • Meals as per program
  • Land transfer by good air-con vehicles and horse cart in Bagan
  • Water during transfer
  • Compulsory Admission (for e.g. admission to travel in Bagan)  

Exclusion

  • Visa
  • Admission (quoted separately)  
  • Domestic flights (quoted separately)
  • International flights
  • Other meals and drinks
  • Tips and personal expenses

Welcomed at Yangon International Airport by Threeland tour guide and transferred to hotel to check-in. After a short refreshment we will start our memorable trip in Yangon including Sule Pagoda (a land mark in the city centre). Legend said that it is more than 2,000-year-old and the central stupa is said to enshrine a hair of the Buddha. During the walking tour around Sule Pagoda, you will discover a unique charm of Yangon at every corner with its old colonial architecture buildings such as the City Hall and The Supreme Court. Visit the Gem Museum - perhaps you have heard much about the jade and other precious stones of Myanmar and this is time to witness them. Go on to Karaweik built as a palace on the bank of Kadawgyi Lake, a great viewpoint of the city in the evening, for dinner and a Myanmar traditional show.

After breakfast at hotel, we will head to the greatest landmark of Yangon - Shwedagon pagoda. In May 2012 this pagoda had just celebrated its 2,600 years old (according to Buddhism records). The massive and magnificent gold-encrusted main Pagoda (99 meter high) is one of the wonders not just of Myanmar but Buddhist countries and the entire world, and is surrounded by thousands of stupas and a grand plaza where you can meet devoted Buddhists at meditation and pray. No visitor, even non-religious people, can spend less than two or three hours here. 

Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon we will visit the colonial quarter and the Botataung Jetty where we can witness the daily life of Yangon hardworking people, and pay a visit to Botataung Paya nearby, one of the three biggest pagodas of the city. Visit Bogyoke Aung San market (also called Scott market (closed on Monday) for intermingling with the locals and shopping afterward before returning to our hotel.

O/N Yangon.

 

Breakfast box prepared by hotel (in case the guests take very early flight), transfer to the airport, take morning flight to Bagan. Welcomed by the guide in Bagan (Nyang-U airport) and transfer to the hotel which located very close by the airport. If staying in Myanmar for several days ever makes you feel Myanmar is a country from the old time Asia, Bagan may even strengthen that feelings more than anywhere else in the country. Tranquility, charm, miracle, and breathtaking view everywhere are what you will always see in every corner of Bagan, where thousands of ancient temples and stupas emerge from a plain land along Irrawaddy River. This afternoon we will stroll around by horse cart to visit temples and stupas in Bagan together with villages of people living surrounding the area, earning their living with making lacquerware or herding cows and goats until catching it marvelous sunset behind the towers. Lunch at local restaurant between visits.

O/N Bagan.

Breakfast box will be prepared by our hotel again for our very early trip at 4.30 or 5.00 to catch the sunrise in Bagan. This visit should not be missed and you can deep yourselves into the best view of the country in absolute tranquility, isolation and genuineness. As Bagan posses thousands of stupas, temples, pagoda, our tourguide will keep the program flexible and introduce you to the best of them, including Ananda Temple - one of the finest in architecture and most revered temples with its four standing Bagan style Buddha images and huge carved teak doors, Ananda Oakkyaung - simply a Monastery built with red bricks, located within the precincts of the Ananda Temple.

It was built in 1137 AD and paintings of the 18th century are seen in the walls of the monastery, Thatbyinnyu Temple - 201ft tall, the tallest in Bagan and it is shaped like a cross, but is not symmetrical. The temple has two primary storeys, with the seated Buddha image located on the second storey.  Dhammayangyi Temple - the widest temple in Bagan, and is built in a plan similar to that of Ananda Temple. Or Shwezigon Pagoda - built by King Anawrahta, a prototype of later Myanmar stupas, Htilominlo Temple well-known for its old mural, fine plaster carving and glazed sandstone decoration. The Shwezigon can be saved until we are back to Nyang-U as it offers great view in the dusk.

O/N Bagan.

 

Breakfast at hotel, no services provided for your own discovery in Bagan.

O/N Bagan.

Transfer to Nyang-U airport for flight to Yangon, taking the departure flight inside Yangon airport to fly back home.

 

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  • Main attraction Sam+ Katie Cõhead

Main attraction

I have been multiple times; day and night. I prefer evening when the sun is setting and night time since it is more iconic. The guide will tell you some interesting part of the temple. About the Buddha's relics, the gem stone at the top of the Pagoda and the history. You can negotiate a good deal Shorts are not allowed. If in shorts you will be given a traditional wear. Also footwear is not allowed, you will have to leave shoes outside

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  • Awesome place to visit Mark + Kellie Edis

Awesome place to visit

I and my mate Ifti visited this awesome place during our Myanmar leg of our tour of five South-East Asian countries. This place from start to finish is just mind-blowing. There are many Pagodas and shrines which are very richly and intricately decorated as well as many statues of Buddha and other holy men. Statues and the shrines are almost all covered with pure gold leaves which seem glowing in bright sunshine. Although this place is teaming with visitors all the time it still has a calm and serene atmosphere all around it. We enjoyed our visit a lot here so will recommend the visitors of this city to come and pay a visit to this magnificent place at least once.

Excellent

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  • Amazing Julia + Frank

Amazing

Visiting the temples of bagan was such an amazing experience. We hired a guide for our first day which was very helpful since there isn't much info on the temple grounds. If you compare it to for example the temples of angkor, this is a very different experience and well worth going to Myanmar for!

Excellent

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  • Simply breathtaking Jang Sang Jin

Simply breathtaking

An unimaginable world of exploration and enchantment. These temples are inspiring and beautiful while maintains an air of mystery and spirituality. It was so wonderful to see these up close and to explore the landscape with so many temples dotted around.

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  • Valuable money! O'dea

Valuable money!

Really good value and very enjoyable. Accommodated our dietary requests at short notice. Very impressed overall

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  • Stunning Pagoda! Flora Chan

Stunning Pagoda!

This is my first time, visiting a pagoda that has an elevator inside. The pagoda has a lots of people on the day i visited but it was not so noisy at all. Everyone paid attention to their tour guides or praying. We also had an interesting experience by standing at our birthday corner and prayed. We both felt so peaceful when we were here!

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  • A must Jinah Joo and Jonghee Joo

A must

Selecting among all the temples is as hard as you can easily get templed out. some are really amazing, make sure you have a great guide. We had Bun Von (look for yethutun) also a driver and great photographer. He showed us small unique frescoed pagodas as well as the most famous

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  • Essential Yangon experience Hugh Parry

Essential Yangon experience

Many people come to Yangon or even Myanmar simply for the Shwedagon Paya. It is definitely a must-see in Southeast Asia. The gigantic, encompassing golden stupa and the surrounding posts reflect the centrality of Buddhism in the country. Fortunately there are more local worshipers than tourists. Admission is 10,000 kyat.

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  • Visit by your own Andrew + Bronwyn

Visit by your own

Don' t go in the surrounding gras with flipflops because many snakes are there. Be kind of realizing where you are setting feed in the shoe forbidden areas.. Many temple surroundinds are never cleaned. Especially the big temples are full of bird excrements. Be sure to go never in dark corridors where dump is everywhere. Never drive lanes with your scooter finishing in nowhere. There in the tremendous big area living also wild animals like sometimes leopards (possibly).

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  • Amazing at night David Thomson

Amazing at night

This is a must see in Yangon, if you at night you'll be surprised the number of worshippers. Ladies you will need to wear an ankle long skirt and cover up your shoulders. Just beautiful!!

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