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2-Day Sightseeing Tour Of Myanmar Highlights From Mandalay
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Religious, Architecture, History

  • Duration

    2 Days

  • Activity Level


  • Language



See the best of Myanmar on this 2-day excursion starting from Mandalay, visit its historical buildings & famous pagodas, including Kuthodaw Pagoda, Golden Palace Monastery, & the Royal Palace. Next, explore the famous monuments & landmarks in Mingun& Sagaing, such as Mingun Bell, Settawyar Pagoda & Hsin Byu Me Pagoda. Also, cross Inwa on a ferry, enjoy horse-cart riding & admire Maha Aung Mye Bonzan Monastery.

  • Head to Mahamuni Pagoda & Kuthodaw Pagoda
  • Visit Golden Palace Monastery & the Royal Palace 
  • Check out Mahaatulawaiyan Monastery & Settawyar Pagoda
  • See Mingun Bell, the largest functioning bronze-cast bell in the world
  • Explore the Soonooponyashin Pagoda on top of Sagaing Hill
  • Proceed to Nanmyint watch-tower & Maha Aung Mye Bonzan Monastery  
  • Day 1: Sightseeing in Mandalay expand_more
    • Upon arrival at Mandalay International Airport, your Burmese guide will be ready to greet you or meet the guide directly at the hotel.

    • Start sightseeing tour with a visit to Mahamuni Pagoda. It is a spectacular and revered Buddha image, covered with 24-carat gold plates. 

    • Stop by to see the masterpiece of artisans at the Stone Carving workshop; learn how to make gold-foils at the gold-leaves centre.

    • In the afternoon, visit the Royal Palace, which was the last residence of the Burmese Kingdom.

    • Proceed to the Kuthodaw Pagoda Complex, which houses the world's largest book on which Buddhist scriptures are inscribed.

    • Visit Golden Palace Monastery, an attractive complex popular for its typical 19th-century wood carvings and the apartment of King Mindon.

    • Next, visit the finest architectural brick monastery known as Mahaatulawaiyan Monastery. 

    • Climb to the top of Mandalay Hill for enjoying beautiful sunset views.

  • Day 2: Mingun - Sagaing - Innwa expand_more
    • After breakfast at the hotel, the tour begins with a 2-hour drive to Mingun (a river-side historical site).

    • Start sightseeing at Settawyar Pagoda, which was built and moved from Amarapura to the present site by King Bodawpaya.

    • Visit Pahtotawgyi, a massive unfinished pagoda.

    • Explore Mingun Bell, the largest functioning bronze-cast bell in the world.

    • Stop by Memorial Hall of Mingun Sayadaw and Hsin Byu Me Pagoda.

    • Next, set sail downstream to the jetty.

    • Drive to Sagaing, the largest religious site in the country.

    • See Soonooponyashin Pagoda on top of Sagaing Hill.

    • Next, you will visit U Min-Thone-Sel, thirty caves that contain 45 same-size seated Buddha images.

    • Then, continue crossing to Inwa by ferry-boat.

    • Enjoy horse-cart riding in Inwa (the ancient capital of Myanmar Kings), and later visit Bagayar Monastery, built with large teak woods and carvings. Also, visit “Yadanarsimi” Pagoda.

    • Head to the Nanmyint watch-tower, the only remaining structure from Inwa royal palace buildings.

    • In the last leg of the tour, visit Maha Aung Mye Bonzan Monastery, the finest architectural marvel and a famous religious monument of the Inwa era.

    • After sightseeing, drive back to Mandalay and then transfer to your hotel. End of the tour.

What's Included
  • English-speaking Burmese guide

  • Well-experienced driver and well air-conditioned car

  • Bottles of water

  • Snow-towels

  • Road taxes

What's Excluded
  • Food and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Entrance fees

  • Camera fees

  • Inwa (Ava) ferry boat

  • Inwa (Ava) horse cart

Know before you go
  • Travellers should wear formal dresses and take off footwear while visiting religious sites. 

  • Tours are customizable and adjustable.

  • If you start sightseeing at the hotel or need a pick-up from the jetty or bus station, some charges can be reduced, and more sightseeing can be added to your city tour.

  • The airport is a one-hour drive from Mandalay.

Meeting Point

Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

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

    We booked a three-day trip with a private guide and a car with a driver at this agency. In and around Mandalay.

    The Toyota Alphard was a comfortable and big enough vehicle for the three of us, the driver and the guide. We agreed itinerary in advance, mainly on the basis of this agency's proposal. With some specialties such as our transport to Mandalay Airport.

    Our guide Chen was excellent. Very well informed about the history and present of visited places. We greatly appreciate that he showed us also local life, eg. at the market in Pyin Oo Lwin or took us to a restaurant for locals in Sagaing.

    Chen was kind and helpful. He found, on his own initiative, that our domestic flight was canceled and replaced by another company flight (locally specific). Or he took us personally to our train, found the right places, and agreed with the train guide to the location of our luggage (as the Burmese railways don't think much of the big luggage of passengers). In doing so, Chen was very tactful and courteous.

    It was great, thanks ...

  • Chen

    Glad that the people of Myanmar are so friendly and helpful. Communication with the tour guide

    was excellent . We will use your tour guides in the

    future again.

  • gabor.karsay

    We have visited Mandalay in January 2018 with a group of 7.Joe was waiting for us at the airport, and guided us for 2 days. He was a very good guide, his English was very good. He cananswer all of our questions about the city, country, religion. The program was adapted to our request, coffee breaks, stops. Very flexible, but always the best advices. Joe was very patientand helpful. He recommended us a good restaurant for dinner, they found a photo lab on the way to the airport to prepare a paper photo for Thailnad visa.The vanwas a nearly new one, in verygood condition (even according toEuropean standards), comfortable,always clean.The driver cleaned it during every stop (every pagoda, sometimestwice in 30'). They offered freecool water, umbrella. Thein Ko Oo came personally to the hotel to meet us on first evening. Communication with him before arrival was easy.All these services for a reasonable price. We highly recommend this company for your next Mandalay tour!

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USD USD---- 185.00
USD 185.00 / Group

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