Temptation of Temples and Pagodas

Temptation of Temples and Pagodas - 08 Days

You will discover

  • Temptation of Temples and Pagodas - 08 Days

Tour Briefing

  • Day 01
    Yangon arrival (-/-/D)
  • Day 02
    Yangon full day city tour (B/-/-)
  • Day 03
    Yangon – Golden Rock (B/-/-)
  • Day 04
    Golden Rock – Bago visit – Yangon (B/-/-)
  • Day 05
    Yangon – Fly to Bagan – full day tour (B/-/-)
  • Day 06
    Bagan – full day villages and temples discovery (B/-/-)
  • Day 07
    Bagan – Mt Popa – Fly to Yangon (B/-/-)
  • Day 08
    Yangon – departure (B/-/-)

You will be interested in:

  • Explore the gold-plated Shwedagon pagoda with thousands of diamonds that decorate the top of the stupa.
  • Admire the biggest reclining Buddha in Myanmar
  • Walk in the streets lined with colonial buildings.
  • Trek to the top of Golden Rock Mountain.
  • Discover the mysterious temples and pagodas in Bagan
  • Enjoy the beautiful sunset over Bagan from Shwesandaw temple.
  • Visit the local handicraft villages in Bagan and monastery on top of Mt Popa.
     

Detail Program

Yangon arrival (-/-/D)

Day 01 : Yangon arrival (-/-/D)

Upon arrival in Yangon airport, Authentik Travel’s tour guide and driver will welcome you and transfer to hotel in the city center.
After tour briefing,  enjoy a welcome dinner at a finest local restaurant.
Overnight in Yangon.

Yangon full day city tour (B/-/-)

Day 02 : Yangon full day city tour (B/-/-)

Enjoy a full day tour to discover this charming city. 
Starting from your hotel, visit the colonial style buildings. Walk along the streets to enjoy the beauty of these historic buildings, built last century and following British architecture. Then, visit the famous landmarks in the city such as Sule Pagoda, built in the 3rd century and located right in the city center.

The next landmark is Botahtaung pagoda by the grand Yangon River. According to the locals, the pagoda was built over 2000 years ago and enshrined by the sacred relics of the Buddha.
Enjoy lunch at a recommended local restaurant.

After lunch, explore the Chaukhtatgyi Buddha temple which houses one of the most revered reclining Buddha images in the country. It is the most well-known Buddhist temple in Bahan township of Yangon and is also one of the biggest Buddhas in Myanmar. The reclining Buddha image is 66 meters long and was built during the 1900's.
In the late afternoon, visit Scott market or Bogyoke market (closed on Monday) selling the medicines, foodstuffs, garments, electrics, souvenirs, jewelry, and art to witness the local way of life. 

Follow this with a visit to the 2500 year old magnificent Shwedagon pagoda, the most famous and sacred place of Myanmar. In the middle is a huge bell shaped stupa, plated with tons of gold and thousands of diamonds and rubies decorating the top of the stupa. The pagoda is surrounded by other shrines, temples and many other religious structures inside it. The sunset from the Pagoda should not be missed.
Stay overnight in Yangon.

Yangon – Golden Rock (B/-/-)

Day 03 : Yangon – Golden Rock (B/-/-)

Meet our tour guide and driver at your hotel and transfer for couple of hours through the beautiful, rural landscapes to Kyaikto town.
Turn left to reach Kinpun town. From there, change trucks for a 1 hour transfer to the top of the mountain where the Golden Rock Pagoda is located.  
At the top, you will have time to discover the sacred golden rock covered with gold leaves pasted on by its male devotees.
Take time to relax and enjoy the fantastic views of the splendid mountain ranges before taking a rest in a hotel at the top.
Stay overnight at the Golden Rock.

Golden Rock – Bago visit – Yangon (B/-/-)

Day 04 : Golden Rock – Bago visit – Yangon (B/-/-)

Get up early to see the sunrise over the mountains and enjoy the fresh air and tranquility before your breakfast.

Transfer back to Kinpun by truck. From there, meet our driver and transfer back to Yangon by car. 
On the way, do not miss the Bago, also known as Pegu. Stop to discover the Reclining Shwethalyaung Buddha, the four seated Buddha at Kyaikpun Pagoda and the old Kambozathadi palace built for King Bayinnaung in 1556, consisting of 76 apartments and halls. Also visit the Shwemawdaw Pagoda, the most beautiful religious monument in Bago. It is located at a higher altitude than the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon and can be seen from 10km away.

Explore the Bago local market before driving back to Yangon.
On arrival, relax at your hotel and stay overnight in Yangon.
 

Yangon – Fly to Bagan – full day tour (B/-/-)

Day 05 : Yangon – Fly to Bagan – full day tour (B/-/-)

Transfer to airport for morning flight to Bagan.
Arrive in Bagan in the morning and be greeted by our local tour guide and driver at airport, then transfer to your hotel in the area. Leave your luggage at the hotel and enjoy a full day trip to discover this tranquil area.

Head to Swhezigon pagoda before the hottest part of the day. This is the gold plated pagoda built to house the Buddhist relic brought from India a thousand years ago.
The next stop is a short visit to discover Nyaung U market. A bustling market where locals meet to exchange fruits,vegetables, lacquerware and  pottery.
After the market, visit Gubyaukgyi Temple, famous for its mural. Our guide will translate the great story from the ancient pictures on the wall.
Enjoy lunch and relax at your hotel.

In the afternoon, visit the Ananda temples built in 1105 AD, home to four standing Buddhas, each one facing the cardinal directions of North, West, East and South.  Then visit Htilominlo temple to admire the four Buddhas that face each direction. 
End of the day at Shwesandaw temple and enjoy the sunset over the mountains.
Stay overnight in Bagan

Bagan – full day villages and temples discovery (B/-/-)

Day 06 : Bagan – full day villages and temples discovery (B/-/-)

Have breakfast at your hotel and spend a whole day exploring this mysterious region. 

Begin the day with a journey on a horse cart to Manuha temple, which contains three images of seated Buddhas and an image of Buddha entering Nirvana.  This is one of the oldest temples in Bagan.
Discover the famous traditional handicraft lacquerware in the Myinkabar village then move to Dhamayangyi Pagoda, the biggest temple in Bagan, before continuing to Myauk Guni, Sulamani temple.

In the afternoon, observe the local way of life in the West Pwazaw and Minnanthu village to see how Burmese people live their daily lives. It is a real exploration into the local rural life.
Finally, enjoy a boat trip on the Ayeyarwaddy River to capture the great sunset.
Return to you hotel to enjoy your evening.  We recommend visiting the Sunset Garden Restaurant to feel the peaceful atmosphere by the river.
Stay overnight in Bagan.
 

Bagan – Mt Popa – Fly to Yangon (B/-/-)

Day 07 : Bagan – Mt Popa – Fly to Yangon (B/-/-)

Get up early to feel the cool climate and enjoy the sunrise in Bagan.
Have breakfast at your hotel and meet our tour guide for a full day visit to a monastery atop Mt.Popa, 50km away from Bagan plain.

Southwest of Mt.Popa is Taung Kalat, with another Monastery on top of Taung Kalat hill. Climb 777 steps to reach the summit of Taung Kalat and take in the panoramic view of the huge plain and the ancient city of Bagan. After a visit to the monastery, climb down and transfer to a restaurant for your own lunch in the Mt Popa resort which offers great views of Mt Popa.
In the afternoon, drive back to Bagan, stopping on the way to visit a cottage industry village. Taste the regional products and learn how they make the brown sugar from the juice of palm trees.

Back to Bagan for a flight to Yangon.
On arrival, meet our driver and transfer to hotel
Overnight in Yangon.

Yangon – departure (B/-/-)

Day 08 : Yangon – departure (B/-/-)

Free till meet our driver and transfer back to airport for your flight home or next destinations.

Tour ends.

Service Included
  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
  • All domestic flights
  • Truck transfer to Golden Rock
  • Local English speaking guides
  • Meals as mentioned (B= breakfast; L= lunch; D= dinner)
  • All entrance fees
  • Water on tour.
  • Service charges and tax
Service Not Included
  • International flight tickets from/to your country
  • Myanmar Visa (E-visa 50 USD)
  • Travel insurance
  • Camera fees in each beauty spots( 0.5 – 2 USD)
  • Others not mentioned
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
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