Bagan: Temples in the Mist

3-Day Temple Tour of Bagan - Myanmar (Burma)

Prices from £185 pp

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Duration3 days / 2 nights (flexible)

LocationBagan

Suitable for families

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Overview

Bagan is an ancient city located in the centre of Myanmar with more than 2000 Buddhist monuments scattered between sweeping landscapes! If you’re looking for a place to relax for a few days and learn about the Buddhist culture then Bagan is a must. You’ll have plenty of time to explore by bike and soak up the spiritual atmosphere and epic views.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Breakfast
  • Transfer from airport
  • Bike hire throughout stay
  • Map
  • Guide for half-day tour on day 2

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Arrival in Bagan

Today you’ll arrive in Nyaung U and be met by your driver, who’ll transfer you to your hotel in New Bagan. You’ll stay in a centrally located boutique property with lush gardens and an inviting pool. During your time here you’ll have mountain bikes or E-bikes and a map at your disposal to explore the temple ruins of Bagan. We recommend heading over to see Ananda Pahto one of the finest and best preserved temples in Myanmar. It towers over the city at an impressive 170ft high and is host to spectacular paintings, gold leaf Buddhas and a small museum.

Arrival in Bagan

Cycling with guide, free time & departure

This morning an English-speaking guide will take you to the lesser known temples and fill you in on their majestic history. Once you’ve got your bearings it’s time to head off on your own through the vast networks of dirt roads and trails! You can opt for an E-bike (like an electric scooter) over a push bike if you prefer to whizz past the local pagodas with ease. After all that cycling you might want to cool off with a refreshing dip in the pool. The following day you’ll head off to your next destination.

Bagan temple activity bike ride

Bagan – Hot Air Ballooning

If you fancy getting a different perspective of Bagan’s lush green landscape dotted with temples then this hot air balloon flight is the perfect addition. Before sunrise you will be collected from your hotel for a spectacular flight over the glistening temples of Bagan, taking in the sweeping views of this iconic region. After landing you will be greeted back to terra firma with a glass of champagne to really mark the occasion before being transferred back to your hotel.

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£348 - per person

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Bagan – Hot Air Ballooning

Jeep Safari through the Dry Zone

Templed out? For something truly different, head well off the beaten track on this fascinating jeep safari through the dry zone. It’s an early start as you travel by 4×4 out of Bagan and as the sun rises behind you, you’ll pass local women along the way carrying firewood for the market. You’ll visit several local workshops and interact with the local farmers. This is a fantastic and inspiring day out for avid photographers and those fascinated in the daily life of local people as you explore an area of Bagan rarely visited.

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£128 - per person

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Jeep Safari through the Dry Zone

Bagan – Village Life at Mount Popa

If you have a little longer in the Bagan region, Mount Popa – the birthplace of the 37 protective spirit “nats” of Myanmar – is one of the must-visits. You will be steered away from the normal trodden paths and along the way visit Minnanthu temple, witness rural village life in Shwe See Htein village, and the markets and fruit and flower plantations near Popa. For lunch you will enjoy a home-cooked meal with a local family and you’ll have plenty of time to explore and take in the magnificent views before returning  back to Bagan in time to catch another beautiful sunset!

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£115 - per person

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Mount Popa in Myanmar
rickshaw staff ceri overlooking view in sri lanka

Speak to our Myanmar specialist, Ceri

"Travelling to Myanmar is like going back in time, full of surprising beauty and warm welcomes. Like most people, sunrise over Bagan temples was my most unforgettable highlight."

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