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Duration :  3 Days/ 2 Nights (Extension Tour)
Destination :  Bagan
Tour Code :  MHT-005

 Itinerary

Day 1: Bagan

bike-bagan-01Meet on arrival of morning flight from MANDALAY or YANGON at NYAUNG U airport. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by your Mai Hsoong guide and transferred to hotel. Lunch is on your own account at hotel. In the afternoon, your cycling tour will take you to the most significant pagodas and temples of BAGAN including SHWEZIGON PAGODA, built by King ANAWRAHTA in the early 11th century as a religious shrine; GU BYAUK GYI, a temple with superb murals of Jataka scenes; BU LEI THEE PAGODA, noted for its panoramic view of the area’s numerous monuments and ANANDA TEMPLE, with four standing Buddha images. Return by bike to hotel.
Dinner and overnight at hotel in BAGAN.

Distance between Old Bagan and cycling place - 12 to 15 km
Cycling hours - 1½ to 2h
Distance betweem New Bagan and cycling place - 25 to 28 km
Cycling hours - 3 to 3½h

Day - 2 Bagan

bike-bagan-02Breakfast at hotel. BAGAN is not only the site of thousand year old temples and pagodas but also home to many villages scattered around the surrounding plains. Leave from your hotel and bike along dusty lanes and tree shaded roads past temples and monasteries to TAUNG BI village. Visit the noodle makers, a Myanmar-style movie theatre, the village hairdresser and a local tea shop. Bike to the AYEYARWADDY river and visit on the way some traditional family businesses including blacksmiths, brick makers, dry snack ‘factories’ and bamboo roof producers, where the skills and trade have been passed on for generations. Lunch at a local restaurant on your own account. Pick up from the restaurant by horse cart and venture out to some of the more off-the-beaten track temples and pagodas. We don’t follow the trotted trails, but take you over dusty roads and small paths through thousand years of history.
Dinner and Overnight in BAGAN.

Distance between Old Bagan and cycling place - 15 to 20 km
Cycling hours - 1½ to 2h
Distance covered in horse cart - 20 to 25 km from Old Bagan
Distance betweem New Bagan and cycling place - 25 to 30 km
Cycling hours - 2 to 2 ½ h
Distance covered in horse cart - 25 to 30 km from New Bagan

Day - 3 Bagan

After breakfast, transfer to the airport or jetty for your onward connection.

NOTES: Itinerary is subject to changes depending on flights, road conditions and availability of rooms. A supplement for changes might apply.