Luxury Balloon Tour in Bagan

Balloons over Bagan is the only service that offers visitors an unparalleled aerial view of the region’s stunning landscape from a hot air balloon. It has been rated as the top activity for visitors to Bagan on travel website Tripadvisor and has been featured in numerous international travel publications, including the Weekend Journal of The Wall Street Journal. Being the only hot air balloon operator in Burma, Balloons over Bagan has a profitable track record as well as an impeccable safety record since its inception 13 years ago. It has established itself as a symbol of the exotic travel experience in Burma, as ridership numbers continue to grow annually. Welcome toLuxury balloon tour in Bagan.

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Tour Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Tour Type: Easy luxury tour
Cities: Yangon,  Bagan, Mandalay,Inle Lake
Price: From US$ …/person
Activity Level: Regular itinerary
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Day 1 Arrival in Yangon by flight

Upon arrival in Yangon, you will receive a warm welcome of our tour guide and he will help you transfer to the hotel for check-in. Firstly, we drive one around Yangon city to contemplate the colonial style buildings, the Chinatown area and the Indian quarter. Then we will stop at Sule Zedi where a sacred hair relic of Lord Buddha and other relics are enshrined. Our second stop is Chaukhtatgy Temple which has one of the biggest and most graceful Reclining Buddha statues in South East Asia. Afterward, we boat alongside Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake to take some photos before moving ahead to Shwedagon Pagoda. Shwedagon Pagoda is the most popular and well-known pagoda in Yangon. It is a great cone-shaped Buddhist monument that crowns a hill about one mile north of the Cantonment. Annually, many Myanmar people come here to pray and make offerings. Stay overnight in Yangon.

Day 2 Yangon to Bagan by flight

After a morning flight from Yangon Airport, we will have a full day of sightseeing Bagan. Home to more than 2000 temples, Bagan’s beauty and historical significance is unsurpassed. To start the day, we visit Shwezigon pagoda- the most important reliquary Shrine in Bagan, a centre of Prayer and reflection for the new Theravada faith King Anawarahta. Then we move to Kansitta “Cave” temple which served as a place of lodging for monks. Its long dark corridors are painted with murals, some of which depict the Mongul soldiers. Equally beautiful, Gubyaukgyi “cave” temple is famous for fine frescoes of “jataka tales”. Our last stop in the morning is Htilominlo – the last Bamar style temple built in Bagan, with old murals and friezes.

In the afternoon, we will explore Ananda Temple which is considered to be one of the most surviving masterpieces of the Mon architecture and also known as the finest, largest, best preserved of the Bagan temples. Next, we will visit Dhamayangyi – a massive-looking temple dating from end of 12th century. The temple has long been famous for its interlocking mortar less brickwork. Afterward, we head to Mingalarzedi pagoda lying close to the Ayeyrwaddy River bank. Because of being built in the late period before the kingdom’s decline, the pagoda represents the final flowering of Bagan’s architectural skills.
To complete the day, we visit Shwesandaw Stupa to enjoy the beautiful sunset and get an overview of Bagan’s temples and the poetic Ayeyarwady River.

Day 3 Bagan by car

In the early morning, we take a sunrise flight over the plains of Bagan. From above looking down, Bagan is beautiful as a watercolor picture. Along two banks of the gentle Ayeyarwady River are small villages hiding in the bamboo trees. The top of golden pagodas glistens under the sunlight. The flight surely gives you interesting and unheard-of experience of the country of Myanmar.
We can spend the rest of the day exploring the temples on lands
Stay overnight in Bagan.

Day 4 Bagan – Heho – Inle lake by flight

In the early morning, we take a flight to Heho. From here, we drive to Inle Lake via the Beautiful landscape of Shan state and make check- in hotel procedure. Our hotel is located on the surface of Inle Lake by a motorized boat.
Before moving to some highlights of Inle Lake, we will boat around the Lake to get its overall view. Inle Lake has long been considered “Nenice of Myanmar”. On the surface of the lake, you can see floating villages, floating gardens, floating markets, several traditional villages such as forging, weaving and so on. The most special sight on Inle Lake is floating gardens where the local use the water hyacinth combining with seaweed on the bottom of the lake to keep the soil to grow more vegetables such as tomatoes, mint……. . Up and down the lake have many temples, monasteries with golden pinnacles brightening on the sunlight.
Our first stop is Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda where houses the five Buddha images. These images are covered with gold in order to make visitors not be able to see the original form. Leave Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, we continue to Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery to see well- trained jumping cats, before turning back to your hotel
Stay overnight on Inle Lake.

Day 5 Inle  – Indein – Inle by boat

Breakfast at your resort
This morning, we will enjoy boat trip over the lake and cruise long the small stream to one of the most unique market on Inle lake which happens 5 days in different villages in Inlayarea : the Indein market. There is no better chance to behold the scene of Pa-O, Padang tribes in their traditional dresses.
Our guide will offer you some visit to local habitat of Pa-O people in Indein.
Back to your resort for your relaxation and enjoy the sunset.

Day 6 Inle – Heho – Yangon by flight

After breakfast at hotel, we will transfer back to Heho and take a flight to Yangon. At Intel’ Yangon Airport, we fly back to home countries.

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