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The Beauty Of Bagan

Myanmar (Burma), Southeast Asia

from $4,010* per person 6 Days Year-round
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Artisans of Leisure 12 people max
  • Yangon international airport, burma
  • Active & Adventure trips
This tour, focusing on the awe-inspiring temple complex of Bagan, suits travelers with limited time in Myanmar (Burma). It features one of Southeast Asia's most impressive sites, private touring with your own guide and driver, and accommodation at luxury hotels.

Begin in Yangon (Rangoon). Stay at the famed Strand Hotel, a British colonial period hotel with teak windows, marble floors, rattan chairs and lacquer ceiling fans. With your private guide, tour the Shwedagon Pagoda, a 300-foot tall golden Buddhist reliquary and the city's most spectacular landmark, the sprawling Bogyoke (Scott) Market and the National Museum. Also visit neighborhoods that reflect Yangon's Burmese, British, Indian, Bangladeshi and indigenous influences.

Next, fly to unforgettable, awe-inspiring Bagan, where thousands of pagodas and temples stretch from the Ayeyarwady River out across miles of arid plains. Spend three days touring the structures, built between the 11th and 13th centuries when Bagan was a major Buddhist center of Southeast Asia, and learn about the history carved in their layered facades, painted in their interior frescoes and sculpted in their Buddhist statues. Also visit local markets and villages. If desired, take a memorable hot air balloon ride over the temples as the sun rises. One evening, ride in a horse-drawn carriage through Bagan at sunset. Another night, take a sunset cruise on the river. If desired, also visit Mt. Popa, a place of pilgrimage for over 700 years that is believed to be the home of Myanmar’s powerful nats, or Burmese spirits associated with natural features.

The tour concludes with a night in Yangon in the lovely Governor's Residence, a restored Burmese teak mansion set in lotus gardens.

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Myanmar (Burma), Southeast Asia

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  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.


Day 1     Arrive Yangon
Private arrival transfer to the Strand Hotel for overnight. Afternoon private city touring
Day 2     Yangon - Bagan
Transfer and flight to Bagan for three-night stay. Full-day private touring of ruins. Horse-drawn carriage ride at sunset
Day 3     Bagan
Full-day private touring in Bagan. Optional excursion to Mt. Popa
Day 4     Bagan
Continue private touring in Bagan and nearby villages
Day 5     Bagan - Yangon
Transfer and flight to Yangon for overnight at The Governor's Residence. Continue private city touring
Day 6     Depart Yangon
Private airport transfer

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