Mandalay & Vicinity Tours – 5 Days
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Price from: US$385 / person

Mandalay, the very name evokes the splendors of the Burma of old. But, most people will be surprised to learn that Mandalay is not an old city, not even a medieval one, but rather a new city that was created by King Mingdon Min of Burma in 1857 as the new capital of the kingdom of Ava. The trip cover all highlights of this city and vicinity includes Mandalay hill, Pyin Oo Lwin, Gokteik and Sagaing…
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Departure City: Mandalay
Visit Cities: Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay Hill – Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) – Gokteik – Kyaukme – Amarapura – Sagaing – U Bein Bridge
Duration:  5 Days 4 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
    Land Tour/person570460385 150
    Flight/person000
    Total/person570460385

    INCLUDES

    • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
    • Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
    • Service of English speaking guides as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
    • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

    EXCLUDES

    • 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 (more at www.burmatravel.com/visa).

    TOUR NOTES

    • Above prices subject to availability and subject to change.
    • Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change.
    • Amounts payable to third parties not included.
    • International airfares not included unless otherwise specified.
    • Please check all prices, availability and other information with your Burma Travel consultant before booking.
    • Burma Travel general booking conditions apply.

  • Day 1: Mandalay Arrival – Mingun – Mandalay Palace – Mandalay Hill
    Mingalabar! Arrive at Mandalay International Airport, Burma Travel guide and driver will welcome you. Now we head to Mandalay pier, embarking on a private boat upstream to Mingun. Now we visit the incomplete Pahtodawgyi Pagoda. Head to Mingun Bell, 90-ton bell which is the world 2nd largest one and still in good condition. Don’t forget to ring it. In the afternoon, we head to Mandalay Palace – the last royal palace of the last Burmese monarchy and Shwenandaw Monastery – the single remaining major original structure of the original Royal Palace today. Proceed to Kuthodaw Pagoda, a Buddhist stupa that contains the world’s largest book. If time permits, we have a visit to the gold leaf beating workshop. Finish the tour by visiting Mandalay Hill for the sunset and the panoramic view of the city.
    Meal: Breakfast.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay  

    Day 2: Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)
    This morning we take 2-hour scenic drive uphill to Pyin Oo Lwin, formerly Maymyo – a British Hill Station located on a plateau 1,070m above sea level. Visit the colorful local market near the Purcell Clock Tower. Take a horse drawn carriage through the streets to see the unique brick and timber British colonial houses. In the afternoon, visit the National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens – 177 hectares with flower galore, forest land, and a lake. Take a relax walk through the gardens and enjoy the beauty of nature. Visit the Candacraig Hotel, built in the style of an English country house in 1905. There’s time for an optional coffee or tea break and opportunity to take photos of this classical place.
    Meals: Breakfast.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Pyin Oo Lwin

    Day 3: Pyin Oo Lwin – Train to Gokteik – Kyaukme
    Today we will take the 8:34am morning train to Nawngpeng through Gokteik. This train used to be an infamous black-market train transporting goods to and from China. As you travel past pretty hills and scenery the train will also cross the famous 700 meter long Gokteik Viaduct, built in 1900 by the American Pennsylvania Steel Co. The impressive height from the bridge to the bottom of the valley is nearly 300 meters. Crossing the bridge, the train stops at a small station and you will get the chance to have a better look at the bridge. Please take note that you may be not permitted to photograph/video as the Burmese consider the bridge to be of strategic importance. Arrival at Kyauk Me in the afternoon & take a stroll around this charming trading town amid the Shan Hills. Late afternoon, transfer back to your hotel in Pyin Oo Lwin
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Pyin Oo Lwin

    Day 4: Pyin Oo Lwin – Amarapura – Sagaing – U Bein Bridge
    After breakfast, drive all the way back to Mandalay. Upon arrival, drive a short way more to Amarapura. The Mahagandaryone Monastery of Amarapura is one of the most famous monasteries throughout the country. Here you can experience the monks’ life. We continue the trip to Sagaing Hill with its highlights from Budda Cave, Uminthonze Pagoda, Sunooponnyashin Pagoda. We then cross the river by ferry to Inwa (Ava), situated on the banks of the Irrawaddy River. Once a royal capital, Inwa is now a quiet rural oasis. Enjoy a horse cart ride around the peaceful countryside, visiting Bagaya Kyaung, a beautiful teak wood monastery, Maha Aungmyay Bonzan Kyaung, and Nan Myint tower. Afterward, we come back to Amarapura for U Bein Wooden Bridge. In the sunset, we walk over the longest teakwood of its type to Mahamuni Image – a bronze Buddha image castled during the lifetime of Buddha himself.
    Meals: Breakfast 
    Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay

    Day 5: Mandalay – Departure
    Enjoy your time at leisure until pick-up by your driver and transfer to Mandalay airport for your onward flights.
    Goodbye & Bon Voyage!
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: N/A.

    NOTES

    Please be aware that flight time, hotels and all others logistics, services and days of travel are subject to availability. Where flights are cancelled or delayed Burma Travel will endeavor to secure alternative arrangements of similar value as noted in our booking conditions.

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