Today the sightseeing begins at 08:00.
You will be met at your hotel by your guide. From here, you will transfer to a local e-scooter vendor to get fitted for your electric scooter for the day. (Mountain bikes can be arranged instead of e-scooters – supplements apply). After a few minutes getting acquainted with the e-scooters, the adventure begins.
Beginning with an easy ride along New Bagan’s main road, the leisurely outing will eventually pass through Tharabar Gate, venturing into the archaeological zone. Visit a few of Bagan’s main temples like Dhammayangyi, the largest built by King Narathu in the 12th century, and Ananda, famous for its four Buddha images. Depending on time and interest, there’s the option to explore some lesser known temples around the complex. While riding through the plains, discover a traditional village, where it is possible to learn how local livelihoods have remained unchanged for years, from using earthen kilns to creating pottery to hand-pressing peanuts and sesames for oil.
Around midday, we’ll head to Nyaung U for lunch at Sanon, a social enterprise helping disadvantaged youths enter the hospitality industry. Here, you can learn of Sanon’s story and enjoy a superbly cooked meal in their nice garden.
After lunch, return to the hotel for a few hours to relax.
Late in the afternoon, take a relaxing horse cart ride through the temple area, passing many monuments, farms and traditional houses along the way. Wrap the day up with a stop at an elevated viewpoint for a spectacular sunset over the plains. Afterwards, return back to the hotel.
Overnight in Bagan.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Balloon Experience Over Bagan - Start your morning with an incredible hot-air balloon flight over Bagan’s temple-studded plains. Start your morning noshing on pastries and croissants, and sipping coffee and tea as the balloon is inflated. Climb aboard before gently rising above thousands of gilded stupas and earthen temples all back-dropped by the impressive Irrawaddy River. A truly unforgettable and unique experience. (Note: available only from late- October to late-March; all flights weather permitting)