TAH Yangon Airport to hotel in Yangon or vice versa.
YFT Full Day Yangon City Tour
This sightseeing tour takes visitors to the old colonial-style city center with the gilded SULE PAGODA, dating back over 2000 years, and for a photo stop at the KARAWEIK HALL royal floating barge. We continue with an extended visit to SHWEDAGON PAGODA, one of the world's most spectacular religious monuments. The golden dome rises 98 meters above its base and is covered with 60 tons of pure gold. Further visits include CHAUK HTAT GYI, a huge reclining Buddha image and
BOGYOKE (SCOTT'S) MARKET (closed on Mondays) and a visit to a gem shop. We will also see KABA AYE (WORLD PEACE PAGODA) and MAHAPASANA GUHA CAVE, where the Sixth Buddhist Council took place, the riverside BOTATAUNG PAGODA and Yangon's oldest Chinese temple. A visit to the NATIONAL MUSEUM to see the 8-meter high golden Lion Throne and Mandalay Royal Regalia, concludes the tour. Lunch is included.
BAG Full Day Excursion to Bago (PEGU)
Bago, formerly called Pegu, was founded in the year 825 by two Mon princes. The town, a former ancient port and capital, is situated about 84 km, (approximately 2 hours driving time) from Yangon. The journey from Yangon to Bago leads through a picturesque rural landscape of paddy fields and small villages. The highlights that we will see include the enormous (55 meters long and 15 meters high) reclining SHWETHALYAUNG Buddha image, one of the country's most revered objects, and the SHWEMAWDAW PAGODA, which is over a thousand years old. Repaired after an earthquake in
the 1930's, the pagoda has an impressive spire, one that is even taller than that of Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda. At the nearby local market, agricultural produce grown locally is on sale. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. On the way back to the capital, visit HTAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, situated between Bago and Yangon. It houses the graves of more than 27,000 allied soldiers. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission administers this beautifully landscaped cemetery. This is a tour that gives a marvelous insight into the golden Myanmar and culture of this region.
TAH Nyaung Oo (Bagan) Airport to hotel in Bagan or vice versa.
BOB Balloons Over Bagan
Bagan is one of the richest archaeological and historical sites in Asia with some two thousand pagodas and temples, all set in a vast plain beside the legendary Ayeyarwaddy River. Now, a new option to observe this famous site has been made possible for visitors: hot-air balloons. This is a unique way of seeing Bagan with breathtaking birds-eye views. The champagne flights at sunrise and sunset last just under an hour and take off daily from October through March. The balloon is guided by gentle winds not exceeding 24 km/h. Eight passengers plus a pilot fit into the balloon's basket. Due to the limited capacity, advance bookings at an early stage are highly recommended.
TAH Mandalay Airport to hotel in Mandalay or vice versa.