Experience the Giants of Bagan
Accompanied by master guide U Thaung Lwin, we visit the classic temples as well as lesser-known and remote sites in the Bagan area by air-conditioned private taxi and driver. Mr. Lwin’s decades of experience will take you to significant sites, monuments and locations rarely visited by tourists. A truly exceptional guide known as the “Best of the Best” in Bagan!
This tour can include the largest and most significant monuments in Bagan, including Shwesandaw Pagoda, Ananda Pagoda, That Byin Nyu Temple, Dhammayangyi Temple, and Htilominlo Temple.Limited availability
05:45: Pickup from your hotel by air-conditioned taxi
06:00-07:00: sunrise viewing at less-crowded pagoda on eastern side of monument zone near New Bagan
07:00-8:30: introduction to Bagan’s history and Buddhist culture, philosophy, and iconography. Opportunity for meditation session at semi-private pagoda within monument zone.
08:30-09:30: fruit and fresh coffee/tea at our “home” pagoda. Light breakfast outdoors or return to hotel
09:30-11:30: tour of main temples and monuments in southern section, including amazing architecture, giant golden Buddhas and stupas,
11:30-13:30: lunch break and travel time
13:30-15:30: tour of main (and less-visited) pagodas in northern section of Bagan monument zone including cave temples, murals and stone carvings, rural villages, and expansive views
15:30-18:30: tour of village ruins in northeastern sector (against tourist traffic), with photo opportunities in late afternoon. Sunset at less-crowded pagoda or riverside.
18:30-19:00: return to your hotel or drop-off at local restaurant by minibus
What to bring
- Camera or smartphone
- Slip-off shoes (sandals or flip-flops)
- Bottled water, cold drinks
- Accompanied by Bagan’s master guide, U Thaung Lwin
- Transport by air-conditioned taxi
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Bagan Archeological Zone entry fees
- Riverside barbeque lunch
- Wine, beer, branded spirits at riverside (by advance request, extra charges apply)
- European apéro (fresh bread, cheese, olives)
- Guest photo shoots for print and social media