Bagan Day Tours

Young novice monks at their monastery in Bagan, photographed on our Bagan day tours.
Young novice monks at their monastery, photographed on our Bagan day tours.

Bagan is an ancient city and UNESCO World Heritage Site situated on a flat plain on the Irrawaddy River in the Mandalay Region. From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Pagan Kingdom, the first kingdom that unified the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar. During the kingdom’s height between the 11th and 13th centuries, over 4,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas, and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains alone, of which the remains of over 2,200 temples and pagodas still survive today. Our Bagan temples tours and photography experiences uncover the hidden gems of this unique site of global importance.

Explore Bagan with a knowledgeable local guide and see off the beaten path temples others miss! Customize your private day tour of Bagan and enjoy the most spectacular temples and authentic tastes of Burma. Our Bagan sightseeing tours feature iconic temples and remote villages for an intimate and memorable experience in Bagan. Don’t forget your camera!

Bagan Now an UNESCO World Heritage Site!

“Bagan contains an extraordinary ensemble of Buddhist monumental architecture, reflecting the strength of religious devotion of an early major Buddhist empire. Within the context of the rich expressions and traditions of Buddhist architecture and art found throughout Asia, Bagan is distinctive and outstanding.” – UNESCO World Heritage Inscription, July 2019

Bagan Has Something for Everyone

Home to more than 3,000 monuments spread out over 100 square kilometers of area, Bagan is open to exploring. There are many ways to enjoy Bagan, whatever the type of holiday you are planning. From romantic getaways to strenuous adventures, our Bagan tours offer something for everyone.

Because of the area’s size and incredible collection of monuments, we generally recommend a minimum stay of 3 nights to fully experience all Bagan has to offer. For advice on planning your stay get in touch with us here.

Our Bagan Day Tours

Bagan Classics Temples Tour

Bagan Classics Temples Tour

Only have one day in Bagan? Our customizable Bagan temples tour includes the best of Bagan in a single day. Explore the most iconic and off-the-beaten-path temples in Bagan with experienced local guides. Discover Bagan with locals!
Bagan Discovery Ebike Tour

Bagan Discovery Ebike Tour

Enjoy freedom and spontaneity on this guided Bagan ebike tour of selected sites and villages within the Bagan monument zone. Includes sunrise, open-air breakfast, village walking tour, and ebike tour of the Bagan temples.
Bagan Family Tour with Sand-Painting Class

Bagan Family Tour with Sand-Painting Class

This engaging Bagan family tour is tailored especially for multi-generational groups. Immersive activities that emphasize learning and exploration allow you to experience Myanmar's majestic Bagan region with all ages.
Bagan Living Heritage Tour

Bagan Living Heritage Tour

An intimate look into the amazing lives of local people, their culture, and communities that make Myanmar such a unique place to visit.
Bagan Monastery Meditation Experience

Bagan Monastery Meditation Experience

Enjoy a transformational experience in Myanmar with our introduction to Buddhist Meditation in a local Bagan Monastery. Meditate with Burmese monks.
Lost Temples of Bagan

Lost Temples of Bagan

This tour is for those who really want to get off the beaten track and experience the true hidden gems of Bagan. This exploration includes many sites not listed on tourist maps and rarely visited.
Romantic Bagan for Couples

Romantic Bagan for Couples

Discover authentic Myanmar as a pair with our customisable experiences for couples in stunning Bagan! We arrange all the extras for your romantic holiday in Bagan.
Bagan Proposal Package

Bagan Proposal Package

Planning a surprise marriage proposal in Bagan? We can arrange the perfect day: balloons over temples at sunrise, a horse carriage ride, fresh flowers and candlelight. Contact us to personalise your Bagan proposal package!

Unique Sights in Bagan

Ananda Temple
Built in 1105 during the height of Bagan’s splendour, Ananda Pagoda is the crown jewel of Bagan’s architectural wonders. This impressive temple has been called the “Westminster Abbey of Burma” and has recently been fully restored and is in excellent condition. The whitewashed walls and gilded spires of the temple are an unforgettable sight and versatile photo subject. 

Buddhist Monasteries, Monks & Nuns

Theravada Buddhism is practiced by a great majority of the Burmese population, where monasteries are respected education centers and monks are venerated in society. Myanmar daily life is characterized by personal merit-making rituals and community charity activities, or “donations” (dana), to accumulate good karmafor a favourable rebirth.  

Traditional Burmese Village Life

Mobile phones and the Internet were introduced to the Myanmar people only in 2012. Change is slowly coming, but for the moment much of Burma remains like a time capsule from the bronze age where animals and manual labor, not machines, are the do most of the work.  Here, our houses are grown from the earth and our roads and tools are made by hand. Step back in time on a visit to a remote Myanmar village rarely, if ever, seen by foreigners. Our Bagan Living Heritage Tour includes a rural village walk where you can meet and learn from traditional Burmese bush-knowledge.

The private meditation in one of the Pagodas in the morning and soulful conversations about Buddhism and life just added more meaning to all of the beauty surrounding us.

EKATERINA, LA/MOSCOW (VIA TRIPADVISOR)

Myanmar Tour Photo Galleries

Bagan Photo Gallery

Bagan Photo Gallery

Check out some of our recent Bagan tour photos! Our local and international guides are always keen to explore the fantastic light of the newly-listed UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Mandalay Photo Gallery

Mandalay Photo Gallery

Check out some of the amazing photographs taken on our Mandalay photography and sightseeing tours!
Yangon Photo Gallery

Yangon Photo Gallery

Browse some of the colorful photos taken on our Yangon photography and sightseeing tours!