EXCURSION IN MANDALAY - 4 Days

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Our 4 days trip "Excursion in Mandalay" provides all the necessary information to the travelers, experience from the local Horse Cart in Ava villages to Sagaing, the spiritual hub of Myanmar or take a walk to the legendary U Bein Bridge one of the oldest bridge in Myanmar built in 1782. 

 

Include

  • Meals as mention in the detail itinerary
  • Airport pick up and drop off transfer in Mandalay
  • Public boat to Ava, Horse cart in Ava
  • Truck to Sagaing
  • Private Boat to Mingun
  • Mandalay and Sagaing zone fee
  • Drink water 2 bottle/ day/person & tissues
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Private transfer with A/C
  • 3 Star Accommodation, shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
  • Entrance fees

 

Exclude

  • Myanmar Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping & personal expenses
  • International flights & departure taxes
  • Peak season or public holidays surcharge
  • Compulsory dinner on X-Mas or New Year
  • Single Supplement surcharge
  • Domestic & International Flight tickets
  • Early check in/ Late check out

 

Welcome to Mandalay! On arrival the second largest city of Myanmar, our guide and driver will come to pick you up and transfer to the city center, (1 hour) Lunch and Dinner on own account.

Your next will be the Kyauktawgyi Pagoda, this is known as the pagoda of the Great Marble Image. It’s said that the colossal marble block took 10,000 men almost two weeks to transport it from the riverside to its current location. Visit "The World's Biggest Book" at Kuthodaw Pagoda, where a collection of 729 marble slabs was carved by Buddhist teachings. After that you will diver to the Shwenandaw Monastery, the Golden Monastery which is the only enduring structure from the Royal Palace of the 19th century. This impressive structure is celebrated for its remarkable woodcarvings.

Later today, spend time to visit the craft workshops in Mandalay and, should you wish, we can stop for a visit to one making gold leaf, tapestries, wood carvings or marionettes if you are interested and if time allows.

Finally, we will visit Mandalay Palace - the last royal palace of the last Burmese monarchy.

Transfer to hotel.

Meals: N/A

Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

 

Head off to Mandalay jetty and embark on a private boat for a relaxed 1 hour journey on the Irrawaddy River to Mingun. Experience the sights and sounds of Mingun, starting with the celebrated MingunPaya, which would have been the world’s largest (if King Bodawpaya hadn’t died before it was finished). The construction of this enormous brick building was halted after a fortune-teller predicted the King’s death upon completion. An earthquake that hit in the 1800’s, split the monument and reduced it to partial rubble – it’s possibly the world’s largest pile of bricks. From the flat top you have a fine view of the HsinbyumePaya, Mingun village and the river. Carry on to the gorgeous alabaster Hsinbyume Pagoda, an unusual stupa with a couple of stories behind it. It’s supposedly a representation of the SulamaniPaya which according to the Buddhist plan of the cosmos, stands atop Mount Meru (the mountain that stands at the centre of the universe). Afterwards hop on over to the Mingun Bell that weighs 90 tons and is claimed to be the world’s largest hung, uncracked bell still capable of ringing. Before returning to Mandalay by boat there’ll be enough time to explore the small neighbourhoods throughout Mingun crafting traditional basketry and mingle with the friendly craftsmen and vendors.

Next, you will across the Irrawaddy River in to Sagaing. With 600 ivory colored pagodas and monasteries, Sagaing Hill is generally seen as the spiritual hub of Myanmar and claims residence to around 3,000 monks and nearly 100 meditation shrines. You’ll visit pagodas such as Swan Oo PonNya Shin, U Min ThoneSae and Shin Pin Nan Gyaing. Continue to Sagaing’s local market, a less visited tourist site. We’ll head over to a small pottery village which is recognized for manufacturing ubiquitous water pots to observe the tradesmen here applying their traditional methods for producing their goods.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

 

Your Mandalay guided tour continues with a visit to the Mahamuni Pagoda. Here is one of the country’s most honored Buddha images; it’s completely covered in gold leaves that are every day applied to the statue by male devotees. After that you will visit Marble Street and bronze casting house.

We will take a drive to Amarapura, Myanmar’s penultimate royal capital. Visit Mahagandayon monastery, this is a home of more than 1000 young monks, it was renowned as a center for monastic study and strict religious discipline.

Let save time to watch the resident monks lining up silently and systematically for the lunch – their last meal of the day.

From here you can take a walk to the legendary U Bein Bridge, it’s built in 1782 when the Amarapura was the Royal Center of attention.

The bridge is one of the longest teakwood bridge in the world with 1,2 km across the shallow Taungthaman Lake. This is also the best destination for sunset with great pictures.

Evening today, return to the hotel in the city center.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay.

 

In the morning, you will transfer back to Mandalay Airport for your flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation; N/A

End of services!

 

PRIVATE TOUR COST: Prices in US dollars per person in double sharing room

From 01 Feb to 31 Mar 2019 & 01 Oct 2019 to 31 March 2020 (except 13-18 Apr 2019)

Group size

2 Persons

4 Persons

6 Persons

Single Supple

Land Tour/pp

380

316

267

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Total/pp

380

316

267

 

 

 

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