MYANMAR – Bagan – Sandbank Cocktail


Gastronomy, Honeymoon, Wellness

Country - City

Myanmar - Bagan

Market segment


Price Level


Max pax

2 persons


100 persons

Arrival city


Departure city



A private cocktail experience on a sandbank, in the middle of the river, with the silhouette of Bagan temples as a backdrop.

Can be combined with


Bagan – Balloon ride over Bagan

Selling points

  • Private cocktail set up on a sandbank in the middle of the river
  • A unique way to end the day in Bagan
  • A moment of peace away from the usual sunset viewpoints

Time And Transportation

From To Km By Duration Road condition
Ayar Jetty Sandbank Boat 30 min Choose an item.


1-2 hours

Min pax

2 persons

Max pax

100 persons

How to sell it

  • Suitable to offer for honeymooners, groups and MICE – can be suitable for high end families
  • A great activity to offer last day in Bagan
  • Additional activities can be added to enhance the moment: chin lone demonstration, dance, music – recommended for groups of 7 pax and up (create a better atmosphere)
  • Cruise to the sandbank is part of the experience
  • Start at 4 pm at the latest

Why this activity

  • Easy to fit into the program
  • A great option to end the day in Bagan
  • An exclusive moment for honeymoons, family time, high end clients…away from the usual sunset viewpoints

Good to combine with

  • Best to offer in the evening of last day in Bagan
  • Free dinner after
  • Sandbank dinner
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride in the morning of the same day (for an exclusive day)

Do not combine with

  • Sunset Horse Cart Riding
  • Temple View Dinner
  • Overnight cruises – cruise companies often include gala dinners on the Sandbank in their packages

Market suggestion














Competitor comparison

  • Organized by a provider
  • All agents use this service as exclusive product
  • Can do a special Easia set up for FIT only


  • Unique ambiance and setting
  • Private and exclusive
  • Excellent choice for the last day in Bagan
  • Two providers with suitable services for either FIT or GIT


  • Sandbank activity is subject to weather condition and water level of Irrawaddy River
  • Can be cold during winter December and January
  • Best for groups as several FITs can be organized on the same sandbank by the provider in high season


  • Sell only between October and February (Winds are strong in March, April and May thus can be an inconvenience for clients because of the dust/sand)
  • From June to 2nd week of October, Sandbank is under water due to high water level
  • Maximum 8 pax per boat
  • Do not confuse with
    • Sunset Cruise with Sandbank dinner (see factsheet)
    • Sunset Cruise + Irrawaddy Sandbank Cocktails + Sandbank Dinner (see factsheet)

Important information

Additional entertainment can be added as optional (Chin Lone Demonstration is strongly advised)

We have 2 providers (see inclusive below):

  • Kyaw Kitchen – more appropriate for GIT
  • Easia Services – set up done by Easia office – more suitable (and cheaper) for FIT

Price range

30 USD/pax based on 10 pax


  • Rum Sour, fresh fruit juice, water and refreshment towels.
  • Snacks include potato chips, peanut, seasonal fruits and vegetable tempura

Kyaw Kitchen services:

  • Cocktail and snacks (see menu in server)
  • Sunset boat for clients
  • Catering charges (furniture + waiters)
  • Toilet

Easia Services:

  • Waiters and logistics
  • Boat for workers
  • Boat for clients
  • Table and decoration
  • Cocktail and snacks


  • Chairs, Torch

Possible Extra

  • Chin Lone Demonstration optional
  • Orchestra and traditional dance optional

Important notes

  • It is subject to weather condition and water level of Irrawaddy River.
  • It can operate during peak season October to March
  • The sunset early during the peak season November to February between 5 PM to 6 PM.
  • Make sure Sales mentioned clearly which provider they choose: Kyaw Kitchen or Easia
  • Additional services like traditional dance, chin lone players, etc. are not included in the package (sales need to quote separately for this services). Subject to availability! – Make sure to book in advance

Special Guide notes

  • During the peak season (November to February), the sun sets early (between 5-6 PM) and the activity needs to start at 4 PM latest
  • Make sure to have supplier’s information from operator
  • To check with the client’s for food allergy in advance and inform to the supplier
  • To inform the time duration of the activity to the client
  • Allow at least an hour for clients to go back to the hotel and freshen up after sightseeing, before going to this cocktail

Different Choicess

Kyaw Kitchen services for GIT

Easia services for FIT


Booked by Bagan office.

Two options:

  • Higher budget:

Kyaw Kitchen Restaurant

Hti Min Yin Quarter, High School Road, Bagan

061-65103/ 09-43105856, 095184428

Menu available in the server for information

  • Lower budget:

Easia Bagan office (For Easia Set Up)

Special Information

  • Not suitable for the disabled clients
  • Easia set up is better quality than Kyaw Kitchen – for smaller groups, we advise to organize with Easia services


In the late afternoon, reach the jetty where a private wooden local boat awaits you. Sitting in the shade or out on the open deck, you’ll be treated to peaceful countryside views as you cruise down the Irrawaddy River. As the sun begins to sink slowly from view, prepare to disembark on a sandbank in the middle of the river. A refreshing cocktail accompanied by local snacks is served while you enjoy the peaceful, unique setting. You’ll cruise back to Bagan shortly after sunset, completely relaxed.


Note: This activity is subject to weather conditions and the water level of the Irrawaddy River. It can only be organized from October to February due to weather conditions.


Cocktail sur un banc de sable

En fin d’après-midi, vous rejoindrez le ponton où un bateau en bois vous attendra. Vous pourrez vous installer à l’ombre ou sur le deck pour contempler le paysage tranquille de la campagne en descendant la rivière Irrawaddy. Quand le soleil commencera sa descente derrière l’horizon, vous débarquerez sur un banc de sable situé au milieu de la rivière. On vous servira alors un cocktail rafraîchissant accompagné de snacks locaux que vous pourrez déguster dans ce décor unique. Vous regagnerez ensuite Bagan peu de temps après le coucher du soleil, tout à fait détendus.

Remarque : cette activité est soumise aux conditions météo et au niveau d’eau de l’Irrawaddy. Elle ne peut être organisée que d’octobre à février.


Excursión en barco al atardecer con cócteles en un banco de arena

A última hora de la tarde, llegará al muelle, donde le espera un barco de madera local privado. Sentado a la sombra o en plena cubierta, podrá disfrutar de las apacibles vistas del campo mientras desciende por el río Irawadi. Cuando el sol empiece a ocultarse lentamente, prepárese para desembarcar en un banco de arena en medio del río. Mientras disfruta de un entorno tranquilo y único, le servirán un refrescante cóctel acompañado de aperitivos locales. Volverá a Bagan en el barco poco después del atardecer, completamente relajado.


Nota: Esta actividad está sujeta a las condiciones meteorológicas y al nivel del agua del río Irawadi. Solo se puede organizar entre octubre y febrero debido a las condiciones meteorológicas.


Cocktail sul banco di sabbia


Nel tardo pomeriggio, raggiungerete il pontile dove vi attende una barca privata in legno locale. Seduti all’ombra o sul ponte aperto, godrete di una tranquilla vista sulla campagna mentre navigate lungo il fiume Irrawaddy. Mentre il sole comincia lentamente a tramontare, vi preparerete a sbarcare su un banco di sabbia nel mezzo del fiume. Un cocktail rinfrescante accompagnato da snack locali verrà servito mentre vi godete l’ambiente unico. Quindi, tornerete a Bagan poco dopo il tramonto, completamente rilassati.


Nota: questa attività è soggetta alle condizioni meteorologiche e al livello dell’acqua del fiume Irrawaddy. Può essere organizzata solo da ottobre a febbraio




Am späten Nachmittag erreichen Sie die Anlegestelle, an der ein privates, lokales Holzboot auf Sie wartet. Egal, ob Sie im Schatten sitzen oder auf dem offenen Deck, Sie haben einen Ausblick auf die friedliche Landschaft, während Sie den Irrawaddy-Fluss hinunter segeln. Wenn die Sonne langsam anfängt unterzugehen, machen Sie sich bereit, das Schiff auf einer Sandbank mitten im Fluss zu verlassen. Ein erfrischender Cocktail sowie lokale Snacks werden serviert, während Sie die einmalige Umgebung genießen. Anschließend fahren Sie, komplett erholt, nach Sonnenuntergang mit dem Schiff zurück nach Bagan.


Hinweis: Diese Aktivität ist abhängig von den Wetterbedingungen und dem Wasserstand des Irrawaddy-Flusses. Sie kann nur von Oktober bis Februar stattfinden.