Yangon and Bagan in 4 Nights

The landscape is scattered with gilded pagodas, people travel in trishaws, drinking tea – a British colonial affectation – is enthusiastically embraced, proud pine forests ooze calm and serenity, and the bustle of the tiny villages makes you feel alive again. Burma has sights and stories on every dazzling corner just waiting to be discovered.

The below itinerary is a sample only. All Lightfoot itineraries are crafted to suit client’s interests, time and budget requirements. Please get in touch to speak to a country specialist and start planning your bespoke journey now. 

For more sample Myanmar itineraries, please click HERE.

Day 1: Arrive in Yangon

When you arrive in Yangon you’ll be met by your guide and transferred to your accommodation.

Stay: Belmond The Governor's Residence

Day 2: Yangon 

After breakfast at the hotel we’ll embark on a full day city tour of Yangon.

You’ll get to see the colonial downtown, harbour, colourful local markets and Sule Pagoda – the golden Burmese stupa said to be over 2,000 years old.

The beautiful Shwedagon pagoda is a sight to behold, and here you’ll receive a traditional blessing by 3 Buddhist monks who’ll pray for you and recite a Buddhist verse. After visiting the reclining Buddha, you’ll get the chance to sample typical dishes from tribes from all over the country like Kachin, Shan and Rakhine.

Lastly, we’ll take the famous Circular Railway to Bogyoke Aung San market, before returning you to your hotel.

Stay: Belmond The Governor's Residence

Day 3: Yangon - Bagan

This morning you’ll fly to Bagan, where another adventure awaits!

Your full day tour by car includes an experienced guide who’ll start the day with a climb up a pagoda to catch some impressive views of the landscape.

From here, you’ll be taken to see some of the most stunning temples the region has to offer, including the solemn and majestic Ananda – a must see with four golden Buddhas at its base. You’ll continue your journey on horse and cart to Pyathagyi pagoda for sunset drinks, before heading back to your accommodation.

Stay: Aureum Palace Hotel

Day 4: Bagan 

We’ll leave Bagan after breakfast to watch the local women carrying fire wood for the market as the sun comes up.

Next, we’ll drive to the village of Nyaung Gyi to see a blacksmith at work, before following the road to Se Ywa village to visit the local workshops that specialise in plum purification, cooking oil and wooden slippers. Our last village stop is Taung Kong, where most of the locals are farmers or potters.

Stay: Aureum Palace Hotel

Day 5: Bagan - Yangon - Home

After breakfast we’ll visit a forgotten part of Bagan, Minnanthu temple, which is nestled in a serene and beautiful landscape of trees.

We’ll share a picnic lunch and explore the other deserted temples in the area returning to Yangon for a bite to eat at Le Planteur Restaurant, and then onto the airport for your flight home.

 

The above itinerary is a sample only. All Lightfoot itineraries are crafted to suit client’s interests, time and budget requirements. Please get in touch to speak to a country specialist and start planning your bespoke journey now. 

For more sample Myanmar itineraries, please click HERE.

Itinerary

Duration Description Overnight
Day 1: Arrive in Yangon Belmond The Governor's Residence
Day 2: Yangon  Belmond The Governor's Residence
Day 3: Yangon - Bagan Aureum Palace Hotel
Day 4: Bagan  Aureum Palace Hotel
Day 5: Bagan - Yangon - Home

Inclusions

Included

  • All transfers and transport as per program
  • All accommodation as per program (based on double/twin sharing room)
  • Service of English speaking guides
  • All meals as mentioned
  • All entrance fees on tour
  • Domestic flights

Not Included

  • International flights
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • All drinks
  • Visa fees and/or visa authorization
  • Tips
  • Other expenses not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Any compulsory and peak season surcharge (normally New Year periods)

Map

Yangon Bagan

From USD1,600 - USD2,400 per person based on 2 guests sharing twin/double rooms. This price is based on low and peak season price fluctuations.

Notes on our prices

  • This price guide provides you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your holiday.
  • Prices are generally based on two people travelling together (unless stated otherwise) on a shared room basis.
  • Prices can fluctuate depending on season, standard of accommodation, excursions selected (private versus shared) etc.
  • This basic structure works very nicely, but don’t forget that Lightfoot Travel can provide a range of experiences and we tailor-make each itinerary based on your travel requirements. Get in touch to start planning your perfect trip with your own travel consultant