Pick up from your hotel and drive out into the country side. The road leads through stunning land scenery where depending on season peanuts, sesame, soya beans and other crops are planted. Each field is protected by palm trees which give shade to the farmers and which protect the fields from the wind.
Stop in Sel Village and enjoy a walk through this wonderful quiet place. Wooden slippers are also produced here – people use them for showering or working in the fields. Many people here produce Soya Paste, a welcome ingredient to make a tasteful dinner.
From Sel, continue driving to Nga Thayouk village. Walk through this village and amongst many interesting things you can see families making cooking pots.
The next village is famous for the children’s hairstyle which is the same like centuries ago where the top hair is not cut but kept in a knot. Children up to teenager age keep this style under the supervision of the head monk of the village. Walk through this village and talk to the head master of the school and learn about village life in general.
Picnic lunch box will be taken in the village. The monastery or one of the nearby homes offer shelter to enjoy a break and a light snack. In the afternoon, drive one hour back to Kyauk Gu U Min temple on the eastern side of the river.
The temple is famous for its amazing sandstone figures, gigantic Buddha statues and fine square frescoes. The temple itself was built against the side of a cliff; there is a cave behind the main hall. In the upper storey, there are some square niches on both sides of the inner and outer walls of the vaulted corridor. These niches are believed to show unfinished painted scenes from 550 Jatakas. These several small niches were dedicated to practice individual meditation.
Afterwards, take the boat for a relaxing cruise back to Bagan (around one hour) along the Ayeyarwaddy River and enjoy the sun gets lower towards the horizon and set peacefully. Non-alcoholic sunset drinks and light Burmese snacks will be served on board. After enjoying the cruise, transfer back to your hotel.
- What Is Included- Sightseeing tour and transfer services with private air conditioned car
- Transfers and tours with English-speaking local guide
- Private wooden Boat in Ayeryarwaddy river
- Picnic lunch box & sunset non-alcoholic drink
- Filtered drinking water and wet towels during the tour
- What Is Not Included- Bagan zone fee
- Travel Insurance
- Myanmar visa fee
- Surcharges for other language guides
- Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
- Drinks with meals
- Services, which are not mentioned above