Bagan Temple Marathon 10-day package
The Bagan Temple Marathon ten-day package tours the highlights of Yangon, Bagan and takes participants to Mandalay via Mt Popa. We'll also visit the stunning Inle Lake and Kalaw. An adventure awaits!
The 10-day package offers runners and their friends and family the perfect opportunity to explore Bagan, Yangon and Mandalay.
Set in the ancient city of Bagan, the marathon route takes runners on a scenic tour through the stunning pagoda-studded landscape. The holiday package includes social events, tours of Bagan, Mandalay and Yangon, hotel accommodation and all transfers. The marathon package can be purchased separately.
The ten-day tour offers visitors an incredible voyage to a land of immense natural beauty. The journey begins in Yangon where a city tour takes visitors to the most important sights of the Myanmar capital. The highlight of this trip will undoubtedly be Bagan and the marathon that will take place there. After the race, we journey to Mount Popa for incredible views of the plains before we set off on a road trip to Mandalay. We end the ten-day adventure by visiting the former British hill station of Kalaw before flying back to Yangon for the onward journey.
- Hotel accommodation 9 nights
- Domestic flights Yangon – Bagan, Mandalay-Heho, Heho-Yangon
- Transfers and excursions as per itinerary
- Breakfast on days 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10
- Lunch on days 1, 3, 4, 5 & 8
- Dinner on days 1, 2 & 4
- English-speaking local guide
- English-speaking tour leader from Albatros Travel
- Visa fee
- International flights
- Tips and personal expenses
- Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Travel insurance
- International Departure Airport Tax
- Registration fee for the marathon or half marathon
International GSM roaming is not available in Myanmar. International phone calls from most hotels are possible but please note that rates are high and connection is not always possible. The international dialling code for Myanmar is +95.
All travellers are required to have a valid visa for entering Myanmar. Visa upon arrival can only be obtained with special invitations so we advise you to apply for a visa at your nearest embassy or consulate. Please note that it is your responsibility to be in possession of the necessary travel documents before travelling to Myanmar.
All Bagan Temple Marathon participants must have appropriate travel insurance. Please make sure you have taken out appropriate coverage before travelling to Myanmar.
Please consult with your physician regarding immunisation recommendations for Myanmar.
The voltage in Myanmar is 220-240 volts. Mostly, electrical sockets are one of two European standard electrical outlet types. We recommend that you bring a travel plug adaptor along.
Myanmar’s currency, the kyat can be exchanged for US dollars in banks or hotels. Bring crisp and new US dollars. We recommend that you bring US dollars instead of Euros. Credit cards are generally not accepted in Myanmar and there are no ATMs. It is advisable to bring enough cash for the duration of your stay in Myanmar.
The time zone is GMT + 6:30.
Some hotels provide Internet access although the connection is slow.
Visiting religious sites
Respect and courtesy is expected when visiting temples and other religious sites. Shoes and socks must be removed before entering Buddhist temples (sandals or flip flops are a good alternative to laced shoes as they’re easier to slip on and off!) and shorts and dresses must cover the knees. Touching Buddha statues and posing in front of them are not allowed. Please respect possible ‘no photo’ signs.