Best of Mandalay – 3 Days

This 3 day journey bring you to discover the second largest city in Burma which was a former capital of Myanmar. The city is the economic and religious hub of upper Myanmar and is center around the Royal Palace… Contact our travel consultant for more details and the best offers.

Start City : Mandalay
Departure City: Mandalay
Visit Cities: Mandalay Hill – Mingun – Sagaing – Amarapura – U Bein Bridge
Duration: 3 Days 2 Nights
Departure: Daily, upon your request
Extendable with optional tours from Mandalay

PRIVATE TOUR COST:

Prices are quoted in US dollars per person double occupancy.
Group size2 persons4 persons6 personsSingle Supp'
Total/person185134116

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the historic of the last Myanmar’s royal land – Mandalay
  • Take a journey through the most remarkable religious sites of Myanmar
  • Enjoy the majestic sunset on U Bein Bridge – the longest and oldest teak bridge in the world
  • Chill out with scenic boat trip to Mingun

ITINERARY

Day 1: Mandalay Arrival – Mingun – Mandalay Palace – Mandalay Hill
Mingalabar! Arrive at Mandalay International Airport, Burma Travel guide and driver will welcome you. Embark on a private boat upstream Irrawaddy River to visit Mingun. Upon arrival, the first site attracting your attention is Mingun Pahtodawgyi, the uncompleted yet the largest pagoda in Mandalay. Continue the sightseeing to Mingun Bell, the world’s largest ringing bell, which is said to weigh around 90 tons. Then take a walk to the incredibly-white Hsinphymae Pagoda with its special structure and history. A visit to Mingun is definitely the highlight of your journey in Mandalay. Continue to Mandalay Royal Palace, the last home of the last Burmese monarchy. Afterward, you proceed to Mandalay Hill at the height of 240 metres (790 ft) for a superb view over Mandalay. From the highest point of the city, enjoy the sunset panoramic views of Mandalay, you can also see the square of the Royal Palace, some pagodas dotted surrounding, and the mighty Irrawaddy River.
Meal: N/A
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay
Day 2: Amarapura – Sagaing – U Bein Bridge
After breakfast, you head to Amarapura, the royal capital from 1783 until 1859, now has the country’s most prominent monastic college named Mahagandaryone Monastery. Here you have great chance to experience the monk life in Mandalay. Every day at mid-morning, monks and novices line up silently to receive their daily offering of alms and food from faithful Buddhists.

Continue to Sagaing, which is renowned as the religious center of not only Mandalay but also Myanmar. Here you will be impressed with the view of the countless white and gold pagodas dotting along the river and around the Sagaing Hill. Furthermore, it is also the home to more than 100 meditation centers and 3,000 monks. Here you will have the visit at U Min Thonze Pagoda and U Ponya Pagoda. In the afternoon, visit Mahamuni Pagoda that is the famous construction with the exquisite wood carvings and stunning perfection in every detail. It is the sole surviving Royal Palace building in Mandalay, which offers a glimpse of the original style and traditional architecture of the Myanmar royals. The next stop is Kuthodaw Pagoda, a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site, well-known as the world’s largest book inscribed on 729 stone slabs. It’s time to learn about the story and scriptures with our experienced tour guide. If time permits, you Artisan quarters with some of the oldest craftsmanship are showcased dating back to the last kingdom of Myanmar. Here you visit the handicraft workshops,  observe the process of pounding gold leaf, detailing teakwood carvings and embroidering Myanmar tapestry. You also see how bronze and marble Buddha statues are carved, cast and molded. End of the day, you have a drive to the world’s longest teak footbridge – U Bein Bridge, which crosses the shallow Taungthaman Lake. This is a fantastic place to take beautiful photos and enjoy a leisurely stroll along the bridge as the sunsets.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay
Day 3: Departure
Breakfast at hotel and free at leisure until transfer to Mandalay airport. Get ready for your onward flight. Thanks for traveling time with us.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodations: N/A

INCLUDED

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Service of English speaking guides in every location
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions.

EXCLUDED

  • International flights
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Myanmar Visa fees (contact us for further information).

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