Today is a special day of fun and unique travel experiences that take you from the heights of a hot air balloon, to a quaint horse and buggy ride, to a quiet sunset bicycle tour, and a relaxing evening boat ride!
Begin with a serene and peaceful bird’s-eye-view of Bagan’s mystical ancient temples as you drift by in a hot air balloon! Being 1,000-feet in the air gives you a unique vantage point and you will enjoy the majesty of the ancient temples that dot the landscape in all their splendor. Drift along peacefully as you take in the views on your nearly hour-long flight.
Return to your hotel for breakfast before being met by your private guide for more touring in the Bagan area.
Your tour begins with a visit to nearby Phwar Saw Village where you will witness rural life in Myanmar. En route, you will stop at an interesting market at Nyaung Oo to see the variety of fresh produce for sale. You will enjoy your time spend in the bustling market atmosphere! Later this afternoon you will be met by horse and buggy to allow you to explore some of the less visited areas which cannot be reached by automobiles.
Finish the day with a sunset bike tour which will bring you to small villages set amid the arid landscapes. Life moves at a slower pace here and you are more likely to encounter a cow or pig on the road than another vehicle! Depending on the time of year, you may see ox carts piled high with chilies, garlic being brought in from the fields, or groups of school kids flying kites on their days off. This is real life in Myanmar.
Turning in to the temple zone, you will pass by pagodas rather than people. Using a system of small tracks and trails, you wind through the plains and access a part of Bagan difficult to reach by car and rarely visited by tourists. Although the monuments are not as well-known, your route will give you a sense Bagan’s grand scale and its sheer numbers of pagodas. The tour concludes with a sunset boat ride on the Irrawaddy River. Board the boat in the early evening and cruise out to the middle of the water where a panorama of temples comes in to view. Relax with a cold drink and watch the sun cast its last rays upon brilliant Bagan. Following the cruise, you will be returned to your hotel.
Bagan Lodge Resort Breakfast