Temptation of Temples and Pagodas

Temptation of Temples and Pagodas - 08 Days

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  • Temptation of Temples and Pagodas - 08 Days

Tour Briefing

  • Day 01
    Yangon arrival – City tour (-/-/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 city 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:

  • Visit Shwedagon pagoda plated with tons of gold and especially, thousands of diamonds and rubies decorated on the top of the stupa.
  • Reclining Buddha the biggest reclining Buddha in Myanmar
  • Walking in the colonial building streets.
  • Truck to the top of Golden Rock Mountain.
  • Explore the highlight temples and pagodas in Bagan
  • Enjoy the beautiful sunset over Bagan from Shwesandaw temple.
  • Visit the local villages and traditional handicraft villages in Bagan.
  • Monastery on the top of Mt Popa exploration.

Detail Program

Yangon arrival – City tour (-/-/D)

Day 01 : Yangon arrival – City tour (-/-/D)

Upon arrival in Yangon airport, Authentik Travel’s tour guide and driver will welcome you and transfer to hotel in the city center.
Listening to the tour briefing and enjoy 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 to visit the colonial style buildings, walking along the street to enjoy beauty of these old buildings built in the last century following the British architecture. Then visit the famous landmarks in the city such as Sule Pagoda built in the 3rd century right in the city center.

The next is Botahtaung pagoda by the grand Yangon River. According to the local, the pagoda was built over 2000 years ago. Enshrine the sacred relics of the Buddha.
Lunch is on your own at a recommended local restaurant.

After lunch, enjoy a transfer to explore reclining Buddha temple or called Chaukhtatgyi Buddha temple. The most well-known Buddhist temples in Bahan town ship of Yangon. The reclined Buddha image is 66 meters long built during the 1900 of last century. This is one of the biggest Buddha in Myanmar.

In the later afternoon, take a visit to the Scott market or Bogyoke market (closed on Monday) to see the local life selling the medicines, foodstuffs, garments, electrics, souvenirs, jewelry, art gallery…

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

Yangon – Golden Rock (B/-/-)

Day 03 : Yangon – Golden Rock (B/-/-)

Meet our tour guide and driver at your hotel and transfer a couple of hours through the rural area with beautiful landscapes to Kyaikto town.
Turn left to reach the Kinpun town. From there, changing to truck with 1 hour transfer to the top of the mountain which the Golden Rock Pagoda located.

On the top, you will have time to discover the sacred golden rock that plated by gold leaf on it day by day. Time to relax and great view to the splendid mountain ranges before take a rest in a hotel on the top.
Overnight in Golden Rock.

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

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

Get up earlier than usual to see the sunrise over the mountain, enjoy the fresh air and peaceful time before your breakfast.

Transfer back to the Kinpun by truck. From there, meet our driver with car transfer back to Yangon.
On the way, we could not miss the Bago 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, consisted of 76 apartments and halls. And the Shwemawdaw Pagoda is the most beautiful religious monument in Bago located in a higher position than the Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon and could be seen from 10km away.

Explore the Bago local market before driving back to Yangon.
On arrival, let take a rest on your own at hotel.
Overnight in Yangon.

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

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

Transfer to airport for morning flight to Bagan.
Arrive in Bagan, our local tour guide and driver will welcome you at airport and transfer to hotel in the area. Leave your luggage at hotel and enjoy a full day trip to discover this outstanding peaceful area.

Heading the Swhezigon pagoda before it is hotter in the middle of the day under the sunshine. This is the gold plated pagoda built to house the Buddha relic that brought from India thousand years ago.
The next is a short discover local Nyaung U market. A bustling market where local meeting, exchanging, selling and buying the goods, fruits, vegetables, lacquerwares, pottery…
After market, we visit Gubyaukgyi Temple, famous for its mural. Our guide will tell you the great story from ancient pictures on the wall.

Enjoy your own lunch and relax at your hotel
In the afternoon, visit the Ananda temples built in 1105 AD, houses four standing Buddha, each one facing the cardinal direction of East, North, West and South.  Then visit to Htilominlo temple to admire the four Buddhas that face each direction.

End of the day to Shwesandaw temple and enjoy the sunset over the mountain from the temples.
Overnight in Bagan.

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

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

Breakfast at your hotel and spend a whole day to visit this mysterious region.

Starting by a horse cart to Manuha temple contains three images of seated Buddha 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.
And move to Dhamayangyi Pagoda - the biggest temple in Bagan, and then continue to Myauk Guni, Sulamani temple.

In the afternoon, explore to the local life in the West Pwazaw and Minnanthu village to see how Burmese people struggle their lives. It is a real exploration the local rural life.
Enjoy a boat trip to the Ayeyarwaddy River to capture the great sunset.

Back to you hotel and enjoy your dinner on your own. We recommend the Sunset Garden Restaurant to feel the awesome peaceful atmosphere by the river.
Overnight in Bagan.

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

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

Get up earlier to feel the cool climate with gentle breeze. Take a deeply breath and enjoy the sunrise in Bagan.

Breakfast at hotel and meet our tour guide for a full day visit to Mt Popa with a monastery on the top of the mountain located 50km away from Bagan plain.
Southwest of Mount Popa is Taung Kalat and there is a Monastery on the top of Taung Kalat hill. It is a day to climb 777 steps to reach the summit of Taung Kalat.

Enjoy a panoramic view to the huge plain and could see the ancient Bagan city. After visit to the monastery, climb down and transfer to a restaurant of Mt Popa resort which will offer the great view of Mt Popa. Lunch is on your own account.

In the afternoon, driving back to Bagan, on the way, we will make a stop to visit a village cottage industry taste the regional product 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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