Travel : From Angkor Wat to Bagan

The 12 days journey from Siem Reap – Cambodia with direct flight of (MAI) to Yangon, Bagan – Myanmar (Burma) the trip covers the greatest Heritage sites of Southeast Asia…
Start City : Siem Riep End city: Yangong
Siem Riep – Phnom Penh – Yangon – Bagan – Mandalay – Inle Lake- Yangon.
Duration: 12 days 11 nights
Private Tour, Departure Daily, upon your request.
Day 1: Siem Reap arrival
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 a driver will welcome you at the airport and drive you to the hotel for check-in. In the rest of the day,take a walk around hotel area and later in the afternoon you can explore the Psar Chass, also known as the “Old Market”.
In the evening, enjoy the welcome dinner with the traditional performance of Khmer dance.
Accommodations: Hotel in Siem Reap
Meals: Welcome Dinner.
Day 2: Ta Prom with Tuk Tuk – Angkor Wat – Tonle Sap Lake and Floating Village
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.
Accommodations: Hotel in Siem Reap.
Meals: Breakfast.
Day 3: Angkor Thom – Bayon – Terrace of Elephant – Banteay Srei
After breakfast, spend the morning exploring the ancient fortified capital: Angkor Thom. Nearly 10 square 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.
Enjoy the balloon over Angkor Wat and return to the town in the late afternoon.
Accommodations: Hotel in Siem Reap.
Meals: Breakfast.
(Note: This balloon service could be cancelled incase of storm, heavy rain or too strong wind)
Day 4: Cooking Class in Siem Reap – Fly to Yangon
Discover the secrets of authentic Khmer cuisine in a half-day cooking class. Begin with a the walk and talk along the country lanes in the village where you will learn about Cambodian vegetables, herbs, and other ingredients before returning to the classroom for a hands-on culinary experience. After dining on your creations, we will take you back to hotel for check out and be ready for the transferring 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.
Accommodations: Hotel in Yangon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Day 5: Yangon – Fly to Bagan – Discovery
Today we fly to Bagan very early in the morning (The only 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 your short, in-country 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.
Accommodations: Hotel in Bagan
Meals: Breakfast
Day 6: Bagan Sightseeing
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.
Accommodations: Hotel in Bagan
Meals: Breakfast
Day 7: Bagan – Fly to Mandalay – Amarapura – Sagaing
Leave Bagan for Mandalay. Known as the center of Buddhism in Myanmar, Mandalay is a realm of stupas, monks and monasteries. Have an early breakfast at the hotel then head to the airport to catch your morning flight to Mandalay. Our driver and guide will meet you outside the arrival hall and take you to the city to begin your tour. 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, drive to Sagaing hill to learn about the different Buddhist education systems for monks and nuns and visit the local university. Climb the steps to reach the hill-top 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.
Accommodations: Hotel in Mandalay
Meals: Breakfast
Day 8: Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay Hill
After breakfast, board a private boat and float down the Ayeyarwaddy to Mingun, home to several unique pagodas, including the ruined Mingun Pahtodawgyi—the remains of a massive unfinished Buddhist stupa begun by King Bodawpaya in 1790. 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. Then 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 serpent road to Mandalay Hill. Climb to the top of the hill to watch the sunset around the surrounding plain, river and mountains.
Accommodations: Hotel in Mandalay
Meals: Breakfast
Day 9: Mandalay – Inle Lake
Leave this city on the morning flight to Heho where our driver and tour guide awaiting you and will take you to visit 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 to your hotel.
Enjoy the rest of the day and the tranquility of one of the most spectacular lakes in Southeast Asia and which is probably most remembered for its Intha fishermen and their extraordinary boat rowing techniques and its lovely sunset.
Accommodations: Hotel in Inle Lake
Meals: Breakfast .
Day 10: Inle Lake –– Indein Pagoda & Floating gardens.
This morning, the boat will take you to beautiful temple of Indein, located on the hill overlooking the lake. It will be definitely relaxing to walk along the corridor 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 the holiest in Inle Lake; Ngaphechaung monastery, known as jumping cat pagoda. As you go further to Nam Pan village; cotton and lotus weaving factory, cigar making houses will attract your sense of traditional Intha life.
Accommodations: Hotel in Inle Lake
Meals: Breakfast.
Day 11: Inle Lake – Yangon – City Tour.
Have breakfast at hotel, then we leave by boat to the northern bank of the lake where the car and driver is awaiting you. We 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 farwel dinner of traditional Burmese cuisine at Karaweik Palace.
Accommodations: Hotel in Yangon.
Meals: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner
Day 12: Yangon City Tour – Departure.
Spend your full day exploring Yangon and its highlights from Sule pagoda, the heart of Yangon city; Chaukhtayi pagoda and Kandawgyi Lake.If your time is available we will stop for your own shopping at Scott market. Our driver will transfer you to the Yangon International Airport for your departure
Accommodations: N/A
Meals: Breakfast.
Tour excludes:
Travel insurance coverage
Extraordinary food item and also drinks
Tips and tricks and also personal expenses
Tour Notes:
Take care of your baggage and money
Inform in advance incase you are vegetarian.
Just take hat, raincoat, water and funds.
All customers must follow the order of your guide for your safety.
Passengers are advised not to take along big luggage for convenience.
source : travelvietnam.com

Travel : From Angkor Wat to Bagan
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