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From Angkor Wat to Bagan

From Angkor Wat to Bagan

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Duration12 days 11 nights
Physical LevelMedium
A wonderful journey from Angkor Wat to Bagan. This trip stuffed with cultural visits, outstanding discovery & great relaxation.
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Day 01
Siem Reap arrival
(D)
 
 
Welcome to Siem Reap, the gateway into the Angkor temples. Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Angkor Archaeological Park encompasses dozens of temple ruins including Bayon, Banteay Srei and the legendary Angkor Wat. Upon arrival, our tour guide and driver will welcome you at the airport and drive you to the hotel for check-in. Start your Cambodian experience with a tour of the ancient capital of King Indravarman I (877-889), now referred to as the Rolous Group and known as the birthplace of classical Khmer art and architecture. Take an orientation walk around hotel area and later in the afternoon explore the Psar Chass, also known as the “Old Market”. In the evening, enjoy the welcome dinner with the traditional performance of Khmer dance.

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap
Day 02
Ta Prom with Tuk Tuk – Angkor Wat – Tonle Sap Lake and Floating Village
(B)
 
 
Wake before dawn and take a “Tuk-Tuk” ride to visit the jungle-entwined temple, Ta Prohm. Sunrise is one of the most beautiful and haunting times to visit the temples whose ancient sandstone blocks are painted gold by the early morning rays. Return to the hotel for breakfast before going back to the temple complex to visit the magnificent Angkor Wat— the largest Khmer temple and finest example of Angkorian art and architecture. In the afternoon, head out of town and embark on a short cruise along Tonle Sap Lake to visit the local floating villages.

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap
Day 03
Angkor Thom – Bayon – Terrace of Elephant – Banteay Srei
(B)
 
 
After breakfast, spend the morning exploring the ancient fortified capital: Angkor Thom. Nearly 10 sq km in size, this city once housed a population of over 1 million people. Start your tour with Angkor Thom’s imposing South Gate, topped with the four serenely smiling faces of Avalokiteshvara. Next, visit Bayon temple, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King then head to Banteay Srei and Preah Khan (Sacred Sword): one of Angkor’s largest temples, constructed in the 12th century by Jayavarman VII.

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap
Day 04
Siem Reap free at leisure – Fly to Yangon
(B)
 
 
You are free to explore the Psar Chass, also known as the “Old Market or hang around the hotel pool until getting transferred to the airport to catch your flight to Myanmar’s former colonial capital, Yangon (Rangoon). Our local tour guide will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel for check-in.

Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon
Day 05
Yangon – Fly to Bagan
(B)
 
 
This morning we will take a very early direct flight to Bagan. Myanmar’s archeological wonderland, where over 3,000 ancient temples blossom from the countryside. Have an early breakfast at the hotel then drive to the airport to catch a short domestic flight to Bagan. Start your tour with a trip to the bustling Nyang U Market in Old Bagan then explore the beautiful, gold leaf Shwezigon Pagoda and learn about the Burmese Buddhist tradition. We continue our tour with a visit to Ananda Temple, stopping along the way in the Bagan plain to admire some of the surrounding temples. In the afternoon, take a tour of a local lacquer wear workshop and learn about this traditional craft. In the evening drive to Shwe San Daw Pagoda and climb to the top to enjoy a sunset over the surrounding plain and winding Ayeyarwaddy River.

Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan
Day 06
Bagan Sightseeing
(B)
 
 
Enjoy an entire day devoted to exploring Bagan’s magical temples. Begin your tour with a visit to Myinkaba temple, then head to the peaceful village, Manuha to get a taste for local life and culture and discover the unique 11th century, Nanphay A temple. In the afternoon you are invited to take a horse cart ride to some of Bagan’s grandest temples then head to Tayokepyay pagoda to watch the sunset.

Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan
Day 07
Bagan – Fly to Mandalay – Amarapura – Sagaing
(B)
 
 
Have an early breakfast at the hotel then head to the airport to catch your morning flight to Mandalay. Start the day with a visit to Mahagandaryone Monastery and watch the monks in their afternoon meal and rice ceremony. Then take a stroll along the nearby U Bein Bridge to visit Kyautawgyi, returning by boat to enjoy cool breeze and spectacular landscape of Taungthaman Lake. After lunch, we will drive to Sagaing Hill to learn about the different Buddhist educational systems for monks and nuns followed by a visit to the local university. Climb the steps to reach the hilltop Buddhist sites, exploring Sagaing Hill on foot to see the Buddha caves and Buddha image. Conclude your tour at Son U Pon Nya Shin Pagoda, drinking in the breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Mandalay plain, Ayeyarwaddy River, Inwa Bridge and Mandalay City.

Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay
Day 08
Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay Hill
(B)
 
 
After breakfast, board a private boat and motor down the Ayeyarwaddy to Mingun, home to several unique pagodas. Visit the 90-ton bell before heading to the distinctive architectural pagoda, Myatheindan. Return to Mandalay in the afternoon and enjoy a delicious lunch at a riverside restaurant over views of the nearby floating villages. In the afternoon, take a tour of Mandalay palace—the royal palace of the last Burmese monarchy, constructed between 1857 and 1859 by king Mindon. Head to Kuthodaw Pagoda, famed as “the world’s biggest book” composed of 729 stupas, each representing a page in the “book” indicating the Buddha’s life. Conclude the day with a ride up the zigzagging road to Mandalay Hill. Climb to the top of the hill and watch the sunset around the surrounding plain, river and mountains.

Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay
Day 09
Mandalay – Inle Lake
(B)
 
 
Leave the city on the morning flight to Heho where driver and tour guide of Myanmar travel awaits to take you to visit the local market of Nyaung Shwe, one of a handful of towns along the banks of the immense Inle Lake. The lake sustains Intha families, who live entirely on stilted villages, their crops grown on cleverly suspended floating gardens. Take in the scenes by boat tour, marveling at the leg-rowing fishermen. Enjoy the rest of the day and the tranquility of one of the most spectacular lakes in Southeast Asia. A lake probably most remembered for its Intha fishermen, their extraordinary boat rowing techniques and its lovely sunset.

Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake
Day 10
Inle Lake – Indein Pagoda & Floating Gardens
(B)
 
 
This morning, a boat takes you to a beautiful temple of Indein, located on the hill overlooking the lake. It will be relaxing to walk along the corridors and enjoy the giant columns which have been left to the nature for centuries. Continue with the sightseeing to Phaungdawoo Pagoda, famous for its richly gilded five small Buddha images, also is believed to be the holiest in Inle Lake; Ngaphechaung monastery, known as jumping cat pagoda. As you go toward Nam Pan village the various cotton and lotus weaving factories and cigar making houses will attract your sense of traditional Intha life.

Accommodation: Hotel in Inle Lake
Day 11
Inle Lake – Yangon – City Tour
(B)
 
 
Have breakfast in the hotel, leave by boat to the northern bank of the lake where the car and driver is wait for you. Take a nice drive to Heho airport for the flight to Yangon. On arrival, enjoy the city tour of Yangon with a visit to the grandiose gold pagoda complex: Shwedagon Paya. Explore the pagoda, walking among crowds of colorful robed monks and nuns then savor the sunset from the highest spire. In the evening enjoy a farewell dinner of traditional Burmese cuisine at Karaweik Palace.

Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon
Day 12
Yangon City Tour – Departure
(B)
 
 
Spend your full day exploring Yangon and its highlights from Sule Pagoda, the heart of Yangon city; Chaukhtayi Pagoda and Kandawgyi Lake. If time permits, we will stop for shopping at Scott market. Our driver will transfer you to the Yangon International Airport for your departure

Accommodation: Not available
Service Inclusion
Tour's Included
  • Hotel rooms based on twin/ double sharing
  • Visa Arrangement for all countries
  • All domestic flights and flight from Siem Reap to Yangon
  • Private transfer by A/C verhicles
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees where applied
  • Water and tissues
 
Tour's Excluded
  • Flights in Siem Reap – out Burma
  • Visa stamp fees
  • Meals not mentioned in program
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Others services not indicated

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