A 5 day sojourn into Yangon and the ancient city of Bagan, where you will be immersed into the historic cultures of Myanmar and Buddhism, and partake in the local way of living – a great trip for photographers and anyone interested in daily life of the Burmese locals.
With two full-day city tours, you will get the chance to sample local cuisine from different tribes all over Myanmar, take the famous Circular Railway, and be blessed by Buddhist priests. In Bagan, take the road less travelled as you visit quaint local villages and picnic against the backdrop of thousands of deserted and majestic temples.
Day 1: Arrival in Yangon
Arrive in Yangon, where you will meet your guide and driver and be transferred to your accommodation for the next two nights, The Governor’s Residence.
Day 2: Yangon
Take a full day city tour of Yangon, a sprawling city with a relatively small downtown area including several markets, colonial buildings, and the Yangon River. On this tour you will get the chance to see the Sule Pagoda, a golden Burmese stupa said to be over 2,000 years old. Then, visit colonial downtown, the harbour, and one of the colourful local markets.
Hop over to Shwedagon Pagoda to receive a traditional blessing by 3 Buddhist monks monks who will pray for you and recite Buddhist verses. After visiting the reclining Buddha, you will get to sample typical dishes from tribes from all over the country like Kachin, Shan and Rakhine.
Finally, take the famous Circular Railway to arrive at Bogyoke Aung San market, before heading back to your hotel.
Day 3: From Yangon to Bagan
Get on the morning flight after breakfast and land in Bagan, where another adventure awaits. This is a full day tour by car, where an experienced guide will show you the best known temples in Bagan. Start the day by climbing a pagoda to get a first impressive view over the landscape.
From here, make your way to amazing temples that have been here for hundreds of years, including the solemn and majestic Ananda, a must see with its four golden buddhas at its base. Continue the tour by horse cart to Pyathagyi pagoda for sunset and refreshing drinks, before heading to Aye Yar River View Resort for the night’s rest.
Stay: Aureum Palace Hotel
Day 4: Bagan
Drive out of Bagan in the early morning, where you will meet local women carrying fire wood, for the market while the sun rises behind them. Nyaung Gyi is the first village visit and you can stop to see a black smith work shop.
In Se Ywa village you will be able to visit several local workshops which specialise in plum purifying, producing cooking oil and making wooden slippers. If you like, you can get a haircut in an open air saloon. Then continue to a Taung Kong village, where majority of the people are farmers or potters.
Stay: Aureum Palace Hotel
Day 5: Departure
Pinic at a forgotten part of Bagan, Minnanthu temple, set in a serene and beautiful landscape of trees. Visit the other temples in the area, which are often completely deserted. After lunch, transfer to the airport for the flight to Yangon, and dine at Le Planteur Restaurant before transferring to the airport for the flight home.
|Day 1:||Arrival in Yangon||Belmond The Governor's Residence|
|Day 2:||Yangon||Belmond The Governor's Residence|
|Day 3:||From Yangon to Bagan||Aureum Palace Hotel|
|Day 4:||Bagan||Aureum Palace Hotel|
- Accommodation with daily breakfast
- All transfers and transport
- English speaking guides
- All entrance fees on tour
- Domestic airfaires
- 24 hour emergency contact
- International airfaire
- All drinks
- Visa and airport taxes
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
- Travel insurance (please note that travel insurance is mandatory for all Lightfoot Travel holidays
From USD 1,938 per person based on two guests travelling
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
- Capital: Naypyidaw
- Main Language: Burmese
- Major International Airports: Mandalay, Yangon, Naypyidaw
- GMT Time zone: +6.5
- Currency: Burmese kyat (MMK)
- Best Time to go: Bagan is considered a year-round destination compared to the rest of Myanmar, as it receives lower rainfall. Summer season away from the crowds is also a great time to visit.
- Sample local cuisine from different tribes of Myanmar
- Explore the myriad of historic relics including the famous Sule Pagoda, Shwedagon Pagoda and Ananda Temple
- Visit black smith and plum purifying workshops in local villages
- Receive a traditional blessing from Buddhist priests
From USD 1,938 per person