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Vacation Activities ID: 2673
Bagan Short Break
Offered by partner: ID 3829
Country : Myanmar
Destination's: bagan (Mandalay)
Duration: 4 day(s)
Minimum Price: $230 USD ( Per Person)
Maximum Price: $230 USD ( Per Person)
Type : Group
Group Size : 2 - 12 People(s)
Season : All Year Round
Categories : Archaeological Tours, Classic Tours
Vacation Activities Highlight
This 4 days in Bagan will give you a great chance to explore the wonders of this ancient city by bike, venture outside of the town to meet some of the local people and have a lot of fun at the same time! We visit some of the most incredible temples, bike around Bagan, and take a day out to the town of Pakokku to learn a little more about the traditional life of people in Myanmar.

Vacation Activities Detail Information
Day 1: Pick up at Bagan airport and transfer to your hotel. Bagan, lies on a vast plain at a bend in the Ayeyarwady River and was the site of Myanmar’s first capital. Rest of the day is free to explore on your own. Overnight at New Wave Hotel or similar.

Day 2: Following breakfast, meet your guide in the hotel lobby at 9am and we travel by bike to explore Bagan. The beauty of the temples and pagodas is dazzling, and perhaps the most impressive and inspiring monuments are Thatbinnyu, Ananda, Gawdanpalin, Dhammayangi temples and the Shwezigon Pagoda. The temple interiors are often filled with rows of Buddha, images of guardian Nats or spirit gods and intricate murals depicting the life of Buddha and scenes of royalty.

We enjoy local lunch at one of the small local restaurants and perhaps visit the world’s only Thanakha (traditional Myanmar make up) museum where we learn in-depth about how this powder/paste was made and why they are so much in to part of the daily life for Myanmar people. You will also visit a lacquer-ware workshop and learn about the long and arduous process of making bowls and trays that often take months to complete.

In the evening a climb up of one of the ruins for a breathtaking view of the sun setting over the river and the surrounding plain filled with countless temples and pagodas. Overnight at New Wave Hotel or similar.

Day 3: Pick up at hotel and we depart by local transport for Pakokku, located across the Ayeyarwady River (40 km, approx. one hour). We walk around town enjoying the sites and sounds of this unique rural centre. Explore enchanting Pakokku market, visit local cottage industries such as slipper making and cheroot making workshops which are famous in Myanmar. While we are here we will try out some local daily life activities such as learning how to wear a longyi or trying our hand and walking with a basket balanced on our heads the way we will see locals doing.

We have Lunch at local restaurant and visit one of the Pagoda sites to observe an excellent and artistic arch-pediment which was made of five blocks of teak and inscribed with nine Buddhist stories. From here we visit the ancient Pagoda built in the 3rd Century B.C, located on the western bank of Ayeyarwady River which gives us a great view of the river. Afternoon return back to Bagan. Overnight at New Wave Hotel or similar.

Day 4: Your trip ends after breakfast with check-out at noon.

Note: The tour departs every Monday and Thursday and accommodation is based on 2* with the option for upgrading. The Bagan tour includes airport transfer on arrival, 3 nights accommodation, English speaking guide, some meals and transport costs.
Notes for price Information
Prices Include:

• All activities as mentioned
• Breakfast x 3, Lunch x 3
• Airport Transfer on Day 1
• English Speak Guide on Day 2 and 3
• Local Transport as mentioned
• Accommodation based on twin share for 3 nights in 2* accommodation.
• Single Supplement will be additional if requiring single room.

Prices Exclude:

• Visa
• Int’l Air Fare
• Domestic air fare (Bagan Heho Yangon) (mentioned separately)
• Additional Tour Options (quoted separately)
• Meals (mentioned separately) except lunch on day 2,6 and welcome dinner on day 1
• Drinks during meals
• Travel, health insurance
• Video and camera fees
• Personal expenses such as drinks, laundry, porter, tipping etc.
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