A Moment in the Past (5Days / 4Nights)
Day 1 :Arrive Yangon
Welcome by the representative from SOC Travel on arrival at Yangon International airport and transfer to Hotel for check in. (Official check-in time is 1400 hr)
Yangon is a soft gentle city with much to recommend for those who like cities with ambiance. Known as “the garden city of the East”, Yangon has the reputation of lush green parks, picturesque lakes, charming and smiling people of the east.
Overnight at Hotel
Day 2 : Full day Yangon Sightseeing
Today head out to explore the commercial capital Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar with a population of about 6 million, with your guide.
The orientation tour of Yangon includes the photo stop at Sule Pagoda, quite unusual in that its octagonal shape extends right up to the bell and inverted bowl, the City Hall and a walk in downtown area which is one of the oldest sections in town. And one can enjoy the contrast between remains of colonial architecture and contemporary style. Later proceed to ChaukHtatGyi, known as one of the largest and lifelike reclining Buddha s. It is 70 meters long. One particular interest is the feet of the Buddha which are described with the 108 sacred symbols of an enlightened Buddha.
Continue onto BogyokeAung San market which is large and airy colonial building was constructed in 1926. It is also known as Scott market. Please do not miss out local BogyokeAung San market to do final purchase of some souvenir for your loved one at home. The Market which has over 1000 stalls selling from clothing, cosmetics , jewelry , arts and crafts either old or new from all over Myanmar.(closes on Mondays and public holidays).
At sunset, visit magnificentShwedagon Pagoda which is over 2600 years old,whose golden dome glistens from dawn to dusk. There are special places in the world where architecture, setting, scale and ambiance all come together. Shwedagon Pagoda is one of these unique experiences. You will be amazed by entering the walkway as the sun gets down. Every moment will be prized and gaining a great stunning experience in one’s life time.
Overnight at Hotel
Day 3 : Yangon- Bagan (Morning Flight)
This morning, take early flight to Bagan; One of the most remarkable archaeological sites in Southeast Asia. No other capital of Myanmar, either before or after has approached the magnificence of Bagan in the days of its greatness. Its ruins are still the most impressive, scattered in the plains of 16 square miles on the bank of Ayeyarwady River.
Bagan is a place where there is so much to see as the massive sights of thousands of different stupas and temples built between 11th -13th century. There are too many to explore all but we will select the most astounding ones such as Shwezigon pagoda( mid 11th century), the 13th century GubyaukgyiTemple with mural paintings, Htilominlo temple with different architectural style, Anandatemple, the master piece of Bagan architecture.
At the end of the day, you can climb one of the stupas or temples to enjoy superb view of the landscape and the memorable sunset.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 4 : Bagan
This morning, head towards Bagan’s hustle and bustle morning market to experience local ways of life.
Then continue to explore more of Bagan’s monuments. Each of them varies due to one’s aspiration and period. Each and every pagoda tells wonderful stories of its own and you will never tired of listening to all those.
This afternoon, visit Lacquer ware factory which is 1000 years old cottage industry still thriving today. Every process is done by hand. It is labor intensive and time consuming as it takes minimum 6 months to finish one piece. Bagan lacquer ware is known for intricate and exquisite workmanship.
Make a visit to one of the typical villages near Bagan before sunset. Feel the hospitality of friendly villagers as you walk through their village.
Take a horse cart through nooks and alley of temples around sunset hour.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 5 :Bagan/Yangon and departure
Today transfer toNyaung U airport in time for your flight back to Yangon. On arrival at Yangon, transfer to International departure launge for your return flight.