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2-Day City, Temple & Monastery Tour Of Mandalay
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Archeology, History, Sightseeing

  • Duration

    2 Days

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    English

Description

Explore Mandalay, the former royal capital in northern Myanmar situated on the Irrawaddy River, on this 2-day tour. Visit Mahamuni Buddha image, Mandalay Palace, and Upein bridge. Grab a horse cart ride, see the leaning tower or Nanmyint tower, and more!

Highlights
  • Visit Menu stucco monastery
  • Explore the Stone carving place 
  • Enjoy a horse cart ride at Ava
  • Day 1: Mandalay City Tour expand_more
    • In the morning, visit the Mahamuni Buddha image, cast in the Buddha era (BC 623). 

    • Walk to the Stone carving place and learn about their art & craft. 

    • Visit the puppet, wood carving, and tapestry center. 

    • Continue to gold-leave making center.

    • Explore Mandalay Palace. 

    • See the sunset from the top of Mandalay Hill.

  • Day 2: Outskirt of Mandalay City expand_more
    • Go to Upein bridge which is the world's longest teak bridge with 1086 teak pillars. 
    • Visit the Mahagandaryon monastery, where over 1500 monks are residing and we will also have a look at their life in the monastery.

    • Explore the silk weaving industry. 

    • Proceed to Ava.

    • Arrive at the bank of Myitthar river, so we have to take the ferry boat. 

    • Grab a horse cart ride at Ava and enjoy the local life. 

    • Visit the Bargayar monastery that has around 176 teak pillars 

    • See the leaning tower or Nanmyint tower which was built in 1822AD. 

    • Enter the Menu stucco monastery, built in 1822AD. 

    • Marvel at Ominthonese pagoda and Swanooponyashin pagoda to enjoy the view of the river.

What's Included
  • English-speaking Mandalay guide

  • Air-conditioned car with a professional driver

  • Boat & Ferry Fe

  • Toll gate fee

  • Airport Transfer

  • Fuel

  • Purified drinking water

  • Sightseeing according to the tour programs

What's Excluded
  • Entrance Fee

  • Camera Fee

  • Zone Fee

  • Personal expense

  • Tipping & Donation

Know before you go
  • The tour itinerary is flexible. You could do the sightseeing as you prefer by talking about it with your tour guide

  • You must take off your shoes and socks at the gate of the religious area

Meeting Point

Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • Arden

    I once worked as a tour guide myself, and I know good guides, and Min Soe is one of them. He was professional, touching base with me by email before the day that we were to meet. Like clockwork, he was waiting for us at the hotel lobby at the appointed time. His English pronunciation is good -- unlike the pronunciation of Asiatic guides in other countries that I have experienced. Unlike other guides in Yangon, he graduated from Yangon University with a specialty in English and history (which is not a requirement to be a licensed guide in Myanmar). He started our tour by asking what, if any, sights we had already seen, to maximize the efficiency of our tour. We alternated between riding in his car (that had a separate driver), or walking, depending on the sights. We covered the main buildings near City Hall, and stopped at the delightful Tea House. We stopped at an Armenian Church (that seemed closed, but Min still managed our access). We visited some shops and a marketplace -- but there was no pressure by Min for us to purchase anything (usually guides get some kickback benefit when they steer there tourists to certain shops, but it was clear that Min had no financial stake in our purchases). For lunch, Min asked our preference, and we asked for a typical place that locals would eat at. His selection was fantastic, and there were no other tourists around. He took us on a ride on a commuter train, for us to get a feel of typical Yangon life. The highlight was showing us the Schwedagon Pagoda, a massive complex oozing with Buudhas, gold-plating and jewelry. 

Starting From

From

USD 200.00 / group

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