TOUR NAME: Full Day Bike & Boat Tour in Bagan DEPARTURE: Daily TIMING: 09:00 – 18:00 ENTRANCE FEES: Included NOTES: English language guide and other language guides with supplement
Pick you up by Asia E.Z car and guide at hotel. Start a bike excursion to the colorful Nyaung Oo Market where the locals come to buy and sell fresh products every day. Take a walk to the local village, you will see the production of Pone Ye Gyi and how it is packed.
Afterward, proceed taking bike to Myinkaba village and visit Manuha Temple and Nan Paya Temple, with its nice Buddha statues and stonework that you will check out.
Take a break with lunch at a local restaurant then return back to the hotel by car for a short rest to escape the extreme heat of the midday sun of Bagan.
Later in the afternoon, proceed to learn more about local culture with a visit to two workshops product of Bagan, Lacquer ware, and Woodcrafts where you can observe the production of one of Myanmar’s best-known handicrafts.
Then, we head to the Bagan jetty, set off upriver toward Kyauk Gu U Min. When you arrive at the jetty of Kyauk Gu u Min, on the eastern side of the river where a five to ten-minute walk to the temple. The temple is built by the first Mongol invasions were a series of military conflicts between KHAN’s YUAN dynasty between 1277 and 1287.
After exploring Kyauk Gu U Min, return to the boat for a relaxing cruise back to Bagan (around 1 hour) and then, you will be back to hotel.
Note: Important note for all biking tours in Bagan:
The main roads in the Bagan area are paved but some of these are in rather a bad condition and can be heavily potholed. Besides the main roads, travellers will bike on trails that are not paved, partly sandy and dusty at all times.
Cycling hours – 3½ to 4 hrs
TOUR NAME: Full Day excursion of Bagan – Pakkoku – Bagan by boat FREQUENCY: Daily TIMING: 09:00 – 18:00 ENTRANCE FEES: Bagan Zone Fee included NOTES: English language guide and other language guides with supplement
Pick you up by Asia E.Z car and guide at hotel. Transfer to Pakokku, a port city crossing the Ayeyarwaddy River over new bridge which is the longest bridge in Myanmar. The town of Pakokku is well known for its tobacco production, thanaka paste – Myanmar traditional makeup, and longyi. There is also a possibility to observe the weaving process of typical Myanmar cotton blankets and slipper production.
On the way, visit to the Thi Ho Shin Pagoda built by King Alaung Sithu the 12th century.
Proceed to the next small home industry business, a Slipper market (traditional Myanmar FLIP FLOPS) business on the way. Continue on foot (approx. 10 min) to Pakokku’s colorful bustling local market. Here you can see all the colorful vegetables, fresh fruits, fishes and other regional products.
Complete to your visit with the viewpoint, next to Shwe Muddaw Pagoda situated beside the bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River.
Lunch at the local restaurant in Pakkoku and after lunch, you will get back to the jetty for the boat trip from Pakkoku back to Bagan, which will take around two hours approximately to Aye Yar Jetty.
Upon arrival, if time permit, you will enjoy the panoramic sunset view from the Sunset Hill. Return to the hotel.
TOUR NAME: Half Day Excursion to the Buddhist Monastery DEPARTURE: Daily TIMING: 14:00-17:00 ENTRANCE FEES: Not Required GUIDE: English language guide and other language guides with supplement
Pick you up by Asia E. Z car and guide at hotel. Transfer to one of the monasteries in Bagan. First, start an introduction and chat with the monks and observe the religious side of monks. In here, you will also meet with the KAPIYA, who are monks’ attendant. See how the monks practice their daily routine, monks who are very reserved and religious in Myanmar traditions. You will enjoy the dry snacks and Myanmar green tea at there.
Transfer back to your hotel.
TOUR NAME: Full Day Excursion Bike & Walking Tour to the Village DEPARTURE: Daily TIMING: 09:00-18:00 ENTRANCE FEES: Bagan Zone Fee included GUIDE: English language guide and other language guides with supplement
Pick you up by Asia E.Z car and guide at hotel. You will take by bike and begin the tour with visit to the famous Shwezigone Pagoda, considered the most wonderful and shouldn’t miss pagoda in Bagan. Nearby Shwezigone, continue biking through to Wetkyi Inn Gupyaukgyi, a cave temple with exquisite mural paintings and the elegant Htilomino Temple, noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations. From there, you will leave to the Ananda Temple, with its famous for four standing huge Buddha Statues. Ends with your bike tour.
Enjoy your lunch at river side restaurant and return to hotel by car.
In the afternoon, proceed visiting to one of the local village in Minanthu. You will meet and greet at one of the farmer’s house and his family. Your time will spend to discuss about their daily routine and also enjoy some traditional snacks with Myanmar green tea. From there, continue walking tour to the Tayoke Pyay, Pha Yar Thone Zu and Nanda Manya Temple which has long lasting mural paintings.
At last, transfer to visit the Kyat Kan Cave monastery, a famous meditation centre in Bagan. Return to hotel.
TOUR NAME: Half Day Excursion to Tant Kyi Mountain DEPARTURE: Daily TIMING: 08:30-12:00 ENTRANCE FEES: Not Required GUIDE: English language guide and other language guides with supplement
Pick you up by Asia E.Z car and guide at hotel. Transfer to the Ayeyar jetty and cross the river (20 mins) takes you to Tantkyi, also known as Let Pan Chaung Jetty on the western bank of river. Upon arrival, hop on the small car and head (20 mins) to the top of the Tantkyi Mountain. On the peak, you will visit the Tantkyi Taung Pagoda and monastery. Enjoy the panoramic view over the Bagan temple plains and might be seen as far as Mt. Popa.
Return to the Let Pan Chaung Jetty, cross the river and return to your hotel.
TOUR NAME: Full day Salay and Mount Popa DEPARTURE: Daily TIMING: 09:00-18:00 ENTRANCE FEES: Not Required GUIDE: English language guide and other language guides with supplement
Pick you up by Asia E.Z car and guide at hotel. Then, drive to visit the colonial port town of Salay. The first stop is the Yoke Sone Kyaung Monastery (closed on Mondays and Public holidays). Built in 1882, the monastery is protected as a culturally-significant part of Burmese heritage.
After that, the journey takes you to Mount Popa, 75-90 minutes away from Bagan.
Enjoy lunch at Popa Mountain Resort.
Mt. Popa, which is a place of great importance to the Burmese. It is believed to be the home to 37 Nats, ancient Burmese spirits. Climbing the 777 stairs will bring you to the top of Mt. Popa. After the climb, we will drive back to Bagan. Along the way, stop visiting at a local village to watch demonstrations of toddy and jaggery (palm wine and palm sugar) productions. Free tastings are available but do hold on the palm wine as more is yet to come.
Upon arrival, transfer back to hotel in Bagan.
TOUR NAME: Half Day Excursion to Tuyin Mountain DEPARTURE: Daily TIMING: 14:00-17:00 ENTRANCE FEES: Not Required GUIDE: English language guide and other language guides with supplement
Pick you up by Asia E.Z guide at hotel and transfer by car to the top of Tu Yin Taung for 30 mins drive. Tu Yin Taung Pagoda which is built during A.D 1059 by King Anawrahta. It included one of the four holy Pagodas which are famous among local pilgrims for wish granted.
Enjoy watching sunset from the viewing point. Return to the hotel.