Paired to Perfection: Bagan & Ngapali

    Duration:
  • 6 Days/ 5 Nights
  • Tour Code:
  • ODY - 013

Sightseeing begins with 72m long Chauthtatgyi Reclining Buddha image,16th century Nga Htat Gyi temple ,Colonial Charm and Landmark Shwedagon pagoda.We will bring you to Bagan , the capital of the first Myanmar Empire.You will see thousands of famous pagodas,Shwezigon pagoda Gawdawpalin Temple, Htilominlo pagoda and so on.Complete your Bagan journey by making a trip to Mount Popa,a true oasis in central dry zone.Next day fly to the most awesome, beautiful and varied Ngapali beach .Once you have checked into the hotel ,there is nothing but a glittering strip of white sand between you and the inviting waters of Bay of Bengal.After merely floating lazy in the sea and daydreaming the hours away for 2 days,go back to Yangon to catch your international flight.

Tour package start from: USD 1098 /per person (based on 2 travelers)

(Valid from 1st May, 2016 to 30th Sep, 2016, minimum 2 pax per booking)

Day 1: Yangon Arrival

Arrival

Arrival

  • Yangon arrival in the afternoon. (Itinerary can be adjusted base on your flight time.)
  • Meet & greet by your guide at the airport and transfer to your hotel for check-in.
  • After check-in, start your afternoon sightseeing with Chaukhtatkyi Reclining Buddha – this 72m long Buddha image is one of Myanmar’s more revered reclining Buddha.
  • Next, we will move over to Nga Htat Gyi – also known as the “five-storey Buddha” is located across the Chauk Htat Gyi Buddha. This enormous seated Buddha is 6 meters tall image is believed to have been in the temple in the 16th century. The original image of the Buddha was a seated image of 20.5 feet. It was relocated here when a great image having a height of 45.5 feet on a pedestal 30 feet high and 46 feet wide was erected on this piece of high ground in 1900.
  • Next, take a short tour to feel the other side of town Yangon. “Colonial Charm”! The crowded city you see today was once ruled by the British Empire and many Victorian-style buildings have survived the ravages of time and retained their glory. Colonial architecture is visible in large numbers of religious buildings, administrative offices, cinemas and residential properties in Yangon, especially close to the downtown area.
  • Lastly, drive to the great Shwedagon Pagoda for sunset appreciation in the evening. This 98-meter gilded stupa is Myanmar’s Holiest Buddhist Shrine that contains relics of the past four Buddhas. The stupa was rebuilt many times until it reached its current height of 98 meters in the 18th century. It is believed that if a person wants to avoid bad luck and misfortune, he must pour water at one’s planetary post and he will be ensure of peace of mind and all anxieties will end.
  • Transfer back to hotel and overnight in Yangon.

Day 2: Yangon - Bagan (Bike Safari)

  • Bagan

    Bagan: As the capital of the first Myanmar Empire, Bagan is home to many archaeological sites. Filled with mass of 2,500 pagodas and stupas built between the 11th and 13th centuries, and surrounded by the Irrawaddy River, peanut and sesame fields, Bagan is one of the most best Buddhist archaeological sites in the world.

Bagan

  • Check out and head to Yangon domestic terminal to catch your early morning flight to Nyaung U (Bagan).
  • Upon arrival, your guide will meet you at the airport. You may want to drop your luggage at the hotel before starting your bike safari. (early check-in is subject to availability)
  • Kick start your bike safari to hit the main temples & pagoda highlights. Shwezigon pagoda, Gawdawpalin Temple, Htilominlo pagoda, Ananda pagoda, Thatbyinnyu temple, Gu Byauk Gyi, Sulamuni temple, Bu Pagoda, Shwegugyi Temple and Pyathatgyi temple.
  • Back to hotel after sunset. Overnight in Bagan.

  • Sulamani Temple

    Sulamani Temple – built in 1183A.D by King Narapatisithu. The entrance of this massive cave pagoda was decorated superb architectural works of art. There are also wall ink writings of later Innwa and Konbaung periods. Legend had it that the King spotted the place exuding ruby-like brilliance and was inspired to build a pagoda there but it happened to be a gorge so he had it filled with earth despite his mentor monk’s entreaties. The monk was about to leave the kingdom when the king begged for forgiveness and sought advice to build the pagoda.

  • Thatbaynyu Temple

    Thatbaynyu temple – built by King Alaung Sithu in A. D. 1144 & is the tallest structure in Bagan. There is a rhyme traditionally sung by the people of Bagan, which runs: “Massiveness that is Dhammayan Gyi, Loftiness that is Thatbyinnyu, Grace that is Ananda.”

  • Ananda pagoda

    Ananda pagoda – one of the best-preserved & largest temples built by King Kyansittha in 1105 AD. It is the masterpiece of early style temple architecture.

  • Gu Byauk Gyi

    Gu Byauk Gyi – belongs to early 13th century architectural style and takes after the model of Maha Bodhi in India, with a double vaulted halls and a spiral stair. The temple is known for its frescoes and stucco works. The frescoes on the northern and southern walls of the devotional hall were sawed out and taken away by a foreign tourist in 1899. Only some escaped his vandalism. Some scars of sawing and pieces of newspaper he used still remain.

  • Htilominlo Temple

    Htilominlo Temple – was built in 1211A.D by King Nadaungmya (Htilominlo), the youngest of the five sons of King Narapatisithu. The king put the royal umbrella at the centre of the five sons positioned in circle and took an oath for the umbrella to bend towards the one who should be King. The umbrella bent towards Zeya Thinkha. Thus he was known as Hitilominlo, meaning favoured by the Royal Umbrella as well as the king. When the prince became king; he built the pagoda at the venue of the Royal Umbrella. It was among the last-built of the great pagodas and temples of Bagan.

  • Gawdawpalin Temple

    Gawdawpalin Temple – Gawdawpalin Temple was built in 1175 by King Narapatisithu. Legend has it that the King has committed a terrible crime against his ancestors and as punishment went blind. Brahmen astrologers advised the King to make amends by making idols of his ancestors and placing them on thrones. The King worshiped these idols and begged for forgiveness. Miraculously he eventually regained his sight.

  • Bu Pagoda (Bu Paya)

    Bu Pagoda (Bu Paya) – The name of this Bagan attraction already gives a perfect description of the place: Bu Paya means ‘a gourd-shaped pagoda.’ According to legend, Pyusawhti rid the area of ‘bu,’ which was a gourd-like climbing plant that infested the riverbanks. As a reward, he became the heir to the throne of Bagan and its third king.

  • Shwezigon Pagoda

    Shwezigon Pagoda – Shwezigon is considered as Bagan’s most significant shrine, 160 feet high and 160 feet wide at the base. It is said that the structure was built to enshrine one of the four replicas of the Buddha’s tooth in Kandy, Sri Lanka. This pagoda inspires faith even today, bringing joy to the hearts of monks and laymen alike as they behold its brilliant golden color. The construction was started by King Anawrahta, but the project was not completed until the rule of King Kyanzittha.

  • Shwegugyi Temple

    Shwegugyi Temple – Shwegugyi means “the Golden Cave” in Myanmar language. It is located in front of the royal palace and therefore also known as the “Nandaw Oo Paya” meaning the “Pagoda in front of the palace”. Built by King Alaungsithu in 1311A.D, this cave temple showcases a transition in architectural style from the dark and cloistered to the airy and light. The temple is also famous for its fine stucco and carved wooden doors in the interior.

  • Pyathatgyi temple

    Pyathatgyi temple – the last great construction of Bagan Dynasty.  This double-cave type monument has Indian influence.

Day 3: Bagan - Popa - Bagan

  • An early morning visit to Shwesandaw pagoda to capture breathtaking sunrise.
  • After breakfast, visit Nyaung U market – Majority of the market area is occupied by souvenirs and antiques shops. You can find bronze statues of the ancient ladies of Bagan, old lacquer ware, paintings copied from the original frescoes in the Bagan temple and hand woven clothes among others. (You’ll see local lifestyles and experience)
  • From Nyaung U market, drive to Mount Popa and will arrive around noon.
  • Mount Popa – 1518m above sea level and is the extinct volcano. Also known as the oasis of the central Myanmar dry zone and a perfect place for eco tourism. Home to many “Nats’ or Spirits make Mount Popa in Myanmar the prime spot for spirit worship for those who believe in supernatural beings. Being covered in dense vegetation, it is also a paradise for bird watchers and botanists.
  • On the way, stopover at typical local village and observe how locals climb up toddy trees to harvest the toddy juice.
  • Drive back to Bagan in the evening. Overnight in Bagan.

Day 4: Bagan - Ngapali

  • After breakfast, check out from hotel and transfer to Nyaung U domestic airport and fly to Thandwe. Ngapalione of the most stunning beaches in Myanmar.
  • Overnight in Ngapali.
  • At your own leisure.

Day 5: Ngapali

Ngapali

Ngapali

  • At your own leisure.

Day 6: Ngapali - Yangon - International Departure

Departure

Departure

  • Check out from the hotel and head to airport to fly back to Yangon via morning flight.
  • Upon arrival at Yangon domestic airport, claim your luggage and transfer to Yangon international terminal to take your international departure flight

Service Include

  • Hotel accommodations on twin sharing basis (inclusive of daily breakfast)
  • Airport transfers & pickups throughout the trip
  • Sightseeing by private air-conditioned car in Yangon & Day 3
  • Electric bike for Day 2 in Bagan
  • English-speaking station guide (one city one guide) in Yangon & Bagan
  • Entrance and zone fees for the places mentioned in the itinerary
  • 3 sector domestic flights ( Yangon – Bagan / Bagan – Thandwe / Thandwe – Yangon )
  • GST

Service Exclude

  • Meals / Drinks
  • International Flights
  • Visa fees (contact us for further information)
  • Personal expenses such as camera fees, laundry services, tips
  • Insurances (personal, health, travel, etc.)
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Surcharge for VISA & MasterCard payments
  • The places that are not mentioned in the program

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