Yangon- Bagan- Yangon (4 days/ 3 nights)
Day 1: Arrival Yangon
Welcome by the Marco Polo representative on arrival at Yangon international airport and transfer to the hotel. After a brief fresh up at hotel, begins the orientation tour of Yangon. Explore the commercial capital city Yangon, the biggest city in Myanmar with a population of 5 millions. Its tree lined wide avenues, its shady green parks, and the beautiful huge lakes give Yangon the reputation of one of the most charming and lively cities in Asia. The orientation tour of Yangon includes Sule Pagoda (landmark in city centre) –is unusual in that its octagonal shape extends right up to the bell and inverted bowl, the City Hall & Colonial buildings, Chaukhtatkyi Pagoda – which includes an enormous reclining Buddha, photo stop at Karaweik Hall & Royal Barge on the Kandawgyi Royal Lake. At sunset, visit the marvelous Shwedagon Pagoda, the glistening golden stupa that towers over the capital and one of the wonders of the world, is the spiritual centre of the country.
Overnight – Yangon
Day 2: Yangon – Bagan (Flight)
Early morning you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Bagan. Arrive Bagan, the Bagan Archaeological site is one of the richest archaeological sites in Asia and it is the main tourist attraction in Myanmar and considered as one of Asia’s holiest cities along with Varanasi and Jerusalem by archaeologists, historians and photographers thanks to the greatest collection of Buddhist sculptures, lavishly decorated with mural paintings and plaster carvings from the 11th to 13th centuries.During its golden age in the 12th century, Bagan was known as “the city of four million pagodas”. While Kublai Khan and several massive earthquakes have reduced that inflated number drastically, what remains is quite incredible. Over the next day’s we’ll visit several small villages, the museum and the principal pagodas, including: Shwezigon Pagoda, the first monument built in Myanmar Style, the prototype for later pagodas is one of the oldest and loveliest temples and remains an important place of devotion for the Burmese; Ananda .Temple, the masterpiece of the early style temple architecture Built in 1066, the gilded and whitewashed .Ananda is among the most elegant temples, with delicate decorations in glazed tiles along its base and terraces; Gubyaukgyi Temple, displays a strong influence of Indian culture; Shwesandaw pagoda- displays a strong influence of Mon influence with a steep stairway directed to the terraces for a superb view from the upper level. Late this afternoon, climb on top of one of the tall temples and watch the sun drop into distant hills and experience peaceful, tranquil moment and indescribable magical power of Bagan.
Day 3: Bagan
This morning after breakfast, visit Nyaung Oo Market, then proceed Sulamani temple, Shwegugyi Temple, and Minanthu village. Bagan is also famous as the centre of Myanmar’s thriving lacquer-ware industry. In the afternoon, the tour includes a stop at a local lacquer -ware workshop to watch the skilled artisans at work on the various stages over a period of six months. Then proceed to old Bagan for a pony cart tour among the temples; Tayokpye, Htilominlo and Thatbyinnyu .Temple before sunset. Evening enjoy Bagan’s most popular sunset at Bu Paya overlooking view to Ayeyarwaddy River. Enjoy these magical moments.
Day 4: Bagan – Yangon (Flight) Yangon (Departure)
After breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for the return flight to Yangon. Arrive Yangon, visit to one of Yangon’s fabulous bazaars- an endless jumble of color, clamor, heady aromas and contraband goods. The Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott) has an enormous array of consumer goods.This will be a wonderful opportunity to pick up some handicrafts. You will be transferred back to the airport in time for your flight back home. Please note that you will be required to pay an international departure tax of $10 USD (per person).
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- Accommodation on double room with daily breakfast (3*** hotels)
- Domestic flights (as per itinerary) included airport taxes
- English local stationed speaking guide
- All transfer, transportation, sightseeing & excursion with excellent car & driver
- Entrance fees as per program
- Baggage handling of 20 kg for person
- Meals (Lunch & Dinner)
- Personal expenses including Beverages & Tipping
- Travel insurance
- Visa fees
- Airport departure tax currently at US$ 10 & International Flight Fare
- Other services not listed in above
- Poterage fees
Note: The above programme is subject to change with or without prior notice due to factors such as weather, domestic flight availability, road transport conditions and etc.