Bagan is an ancient city with over 2,000 temples remaining, down from 10,000-plus in its glory days. It is attractive not only by its temples with amazing view in sunrise or sunset from hill or Irrawaddy River, but also by its local life, foods, and culture from the friendly and warm people.
Exploring highlights of colonial Yangon city.
Cycling through thousand ancient temples in Bagan
Learning to cook the traditional Burmese food with friendly local family
- Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast
- Other meals listed in the itinerary
- Expert English-speaking local guide
- Tours as mentioned and air-conditioned transfers
- Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
- Boat cruises and rides while on tour
Domestic flight tickets
- Service charges and government VAT tax
ITINERARY BY DAY
Day 1: Yangon arrival – sightseeing
Upon arrival, being picked up at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Refreshing at a moment, start to explore downtown Yangon with a walking tour through the colonial quarter. Later in the afternoon visit Scott Market, known for its colonial architecture and inner cobblestone streets, the market is a major tourist destination, dominated by antique, Burmese handicraft and jewelry shops, art galleries, and clothing stores. Then, stop at Kandawgyi Lake which is also called Royal Lake. This artificial lake, built by the British as a reservoir, is most attractive at sunset, when the glittering Shwedagon Paya is reflected in its calm waters. End of the day, visit Shwedagon Pagoda – the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar, as it is believed to contain relics of the four previous Buddhas of the present kalpa.
Day 2: Yangon – Bagan – sightseeing by cycling
This morning, take the flight to Bagan where the temples are a sight to behold with more than 2,000 dotted around the plains. As the former royal kingdom grew in size and its rulers in wealth, a massive building phase began. Over a two hundred year period, some 10,000 stupas, pagodas and monasteries were constructed. We will get a bike to see the best of Bagan’s distinctive temples including Shwezigon that dazzles in gold, the delicate painted ceilings of Wetkyi-in-Gubyaukgyi and Ananda, the most revered of all, with its four standing Buddha’s. Getting the stunning sunset view from the high’s temple top.
Day 3: Bagan cooking class at Pennywort – fly back to Yangon
After breakfast, being transfer to a local village. Upon arrival, you are welcomed with green tea. Your chef will show our kitchen and explain what we will buy at the Market for today. After that , we will go to the “ Nyaung U market “ together and buy vegetables and fish or meat . Back to kitchen, our chef will show how we cook our foods. The foods of our cooking class is really typical Burmese style and amazing taste. After all foods are cooked, you will enjoy the foods.
In the afternoon, free at leisure until time to take the flight back to Yangon.