Take an optional early morning balloon tour to capture a birds-eye view of the Bagan plain (an additional charge applies, please book in advance), followed by breakfast back on board.
Next, on to the great golden Shwezigon Pagoda, said to contain important relics of the Gautama Buddha, two bones and a copy of a tooth.
Lunch will be served at Popa Mountain Resort with spectacular views over Mount Popa. Choose to climb the 777 steps where pilgrims give offerings and pray to carved figures; it's a climb to take slowly, relishing the views.
Return to the ship in the early evening and enjoy the sunset as we sail. Tonight, a candlelit sandbank dinner is served with the backdrop of the twinkling lights of Bagan.