Conceived to be easily added at either the beginning or the end of your trip, this tour will allow you to visit the highlights of Myanmar with its colonial-style capital Yangon and the old Bagan, one of the richest archeological places in Asia. Discover one of the most untouched countries with its deep spirituality and culture, rich history, and delicious cuisine. Just opened to the tourism a few years ago, Myanmar still remains in its purity for you to explore.
|Please arrive by 7:15 AM for a prompt departure at 7:30 AM.
|Approximately 6:30 PM.
|Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
Day 1: Arrive Yangon, Myanmar (LD)
After a small rest to fresh up at your hotel, we will continue exploring this enchanting colonial-style city. The next stop will be the Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, having one of the biggest reclining Buddha statues, and Sule Pagoda with its iconic golden chedi located at the heart of downtown Yangon. Our last stop will be Mahabandoola Park and then we will take a break to have lunch at a city center restaurant.
Myanmar is a very religious country, and therefore tourists are strongly recommended to show respect to their traditions and religion. Please dress in a respectful way and cover your shoulders and your knees in case you’re wearing a skirt. When entering a pagoda or temple, always take off your shoes. Also, keep in mind that the head is considered a holy part of your body, so please don’t touch anybody’s head, and make your apologies if you accidentally do so.
This evening enjoy a special visit to the massive Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar. It was built more than 1000 years ago according to archeologists, and 2500 years ago according to the myths. Attracting pilgrims from all around the world, its central stupa is surrounded by dozens of intricately decorated buildings and statues. The pagoda is encrusted with nearly 8,000 diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and topazes, and highlighted with a 76-carat diamond at the tip. Our tour ends today with a traditional dinner buffet and a cultural show.
Overnight in Yangon.
Day 2: Yangon to Bagan (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
This afternoon, drive to the biggest religious temple in the world, magnificent Angkor Wat. It was built by Suryavarman II in the early 12th century, to honor god-king Vishnu. The temple complex covers 80 hectares, a size comparable to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Angkor Wat is considered by art historians to be the typical example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Its soaring five towers, with their distinctive extraordinary bas-reliefs, are seen emblazoned on the Cambodian flag.
End the day at Phnom Bakheng to watch the sunset over the Cambodian countryside. Overnight in Siem Reap.
DAY 3: Siem Reap (B)
Afer lunch we will head to the Manuha Myingaba Village area to meet women in weavers at a local village, who are making clothes on their traditional looms, the same way it has been done for generations.
In the late afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Yangon. After arrival, you have time to relax at your hotel before having a traditional dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight in Yangon.
Day 4: Yangon & Depart (Breakfast, Lunch)
After having lunch at a local restaurant you will be transferred to the airport for your departing flight.