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Artisan Workshop Visit

Artisan Workshop Visit

Hands-on with Burmese artisans

Learn about the many uses of bamboo as building and craft material in Myanmar during this hands-on Bagan crafting class in our family operated workshop in a rural village within the Bagan monument zone.

What you’ll do

We begin with a walking tour of a dry-zone agricultural village to see firsthand how local people in Bagan are coping with the effects of climate change. We will gain an understanding of Bagan’s natural environment, climate, and how villagers find creative solutions to the challenges of the hot and dry climate using natural materials. You will visit a family workshop in a rural village where the entire family participates in the traditional artisanal crafting of bamboo and lacquer ware products and souvenirs. You will have the opportunity to try the techniques these artists use to transform stalks of bamboo 7-9 meters long into beautiful and durable household wares and ceremonial utensils. It’s harder than it looks!

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Bagan Balloon Rides

Bagan Balloon Rides

A balloon ride over the temples of Bagan at sunrise is a truly magical experience. This is a “bucket list” item for many who travel across continents for the golden views. Whether you’re enjoying a romantic holiday or photography adventure, you will land with lifelong memories. We can check balloon availability and make balloon flight reservations for our guests in Bagan and Inle Lake.

Bagan Balloon Flight Information

When do the balloons fly in Bagan?

Bagan balloons fly from early October through early April each year.

What options are available?

Classic Service includes hotel pickup and drop off and light breakfast with coffee/tea. The balloons hold 14 passengers each per flight. This service is aimed at family and group travelers.

Premium Service is aimed towards couples and small groups of independent travelers who would appreciate a more exclusive, intimate and interactive experience, and operationally will be separate from the larger passenger balloons. This service includes a separate continental breakfast at the launching area and landing area (full breakfast). The balloons hold 8 passengers each, with no more than 2 passengers per compartment.

How much do Bagan balloon rides cost?

The list price for Bagan balloon rides with Balloons Over Bagan is $350USD per person for Classic service and $450USD per person for Premium service. The balloon operators charge an additional $20USD per person during the peak Christmas and New Year Period to reflect the very heavy demand at this time.

How can I book a Bagan balloon flight?

We offer our guests a $20USD discount for Bagan balloon flights booked through us. Simply mention “I’m interested to book a balloon ride” in your inquiry.

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Bagan Boat Trips

Bagan Boat Trips

Our Bagan boat trips are the highlight of your tour and a great way to end a multi-day Bagan visit. Whether a short ride at sunset with cold drinks and local apero, a visit to riverside farming villages, or a longer journey to explore remote pagodas rarely visited by tourists, you are sure to discover your own special moments on the water.

Join us for an excursion on the Irrawaddy River by local boat from Old Bagan!

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Bamboo Crafting & Lacquerware

Bamboo Crafting & Lacquerware

Learn about the many uses of bamboo as building and craft material in Myanmar during this hands-on Bagan crafting class in our family operated workshop in a rural village within the Bagan monument zone. You will gain an understanding of Bagan’s natural environment, climate, and how villagers find creative solutions to the challenges of the hot and dry climate using natural materials.

Visit an artisanal family workshop in a rural village where the entire family participates in the traditional artisanal crafting of bamboo and lacquer ware products and souvenirs. You will have the opportunity to try the techniques these artists use to transform stalks of bamboo 7-9 meters long into beautiful and durable household wares and ceremonial utensils. It’s harder than it looks!

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Best Sellers

Best Sellers

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E-biking in Bagan

E-biking in Bagan

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Farm visit

Farm visit

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Featured

Featured

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Horse Cart

Horse Cart

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Internal use

Internal use

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Meditation in Bagan

Meditation in Bagan

Meditation in Bagan has a long historical tradition. Each temple offers opportunities to contemplate and focus our attention on what matters most to us. This unique experience is available only in Bagan.

Suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators, this experience includes an overview of the basics of Buddhist thought and practice, as well as how these have shaped the history, culture, and sites of Bagan. You will have the opportunity to freely ask questions, learning about monastic daily life and community rituals.

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Monestary Visit

Monestary Visit

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Most Popular

Most Popular

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Sand painting class

Sand painting class

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Walking

Walking