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Tour in the last Dynasty

Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Tour Route: Yangon – Mandalay – Ava – Sagaing – Mingun – Mandalay – Yangon

Day 1 Yangon Arrival

Upon Arrival you will be welcomed by a local English speaking guide and you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. After checking-in enjoy a walking tour through downtown area where you can see most of the British colonial architects’ buildings around the city such as city hall, Sule pagoda, Mahabandoola Park, The civil high court and telegraphic offices and stopover at the Strand Hotel, the oldest building. Continue your sightseeing to Chaukhtatgyi pagoda where the colossal 70-meters long reclining Buddha Statue lies. We will then stop by at the nearby Monastery to experience the life of Myanmar monk’s. We will then end the day at Shwedagon Pagoda, the heart of Buddhist Myanmar. This pagoda dominates the skyline of the city with its sparkling gold, and is also famous for its long, sacred history. Its golden dome rises 98m and is believed to be 2500 years old. Transfer back to hotel for your overnight in Yangon. Overnight in Yangon.

Day 2 Yangon – Mandalay

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Mandalay, the last capital of Myanmar Kingdom, offers many unbelievable historical sites, religious edifices and cultural memories. Upon arrival, your excursion starts with Amarapura, an ancient capital of Myanmar to observe the life of over 1000 monks at Mahagandaryon Monastery. Afterwards, guide will accompany for sightseeing of Mandalay starting with Mahamuni Pagoda, which is believed to be casted in bronze in front of Buddha himself. Proceed to Mandalay Palace then to Shwenandaw Monastery, a masterpiece of last Myanmar kingdom’s wood carving architect; Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the World’s Biggest Book. Last but not least we will visit natural watch tower in the plain region of Mandalay, the Mandalay Hill enjoying panoramic views from different location. Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 3 Mandalay – Ava – Sagaing – Mingun – Mandalay

Option: Wake up early around 4 am and catch a local taxi to Mahamuni Pagoda. Every morning before dawn, the monks wash the face of the ‘Lumy’ Buddha image with special fragrant water and brush its teeth. The ritual takes around one hour and is a unique insight into Buddhism. (Approximately 10-15 USD per person without guide) Return to your hotel around 7:30 am for breakfast. After breakfast at hotel, we will take a short boat ride from Mandalay to Mingun across Ayeyarwaddy River about 11KM (1 hour). Guide will take you to the Pathodawgyi, one of the largest bricked stupa in the world or the biggest unfinished pagoda. Then to Mingun bell, the world’s oldest and biggest un-cracked ringing bell. Proceed to Sagaing, where we can observe the fascinating landscape of the Ayeyarwaddy River from Sagaing Hill. Sagaing is also famous for its silver and silversmiths who still work in much the same way as their ancestors did. Then to Ava to visit Maenu Oakkyaung Monaster, Nan Myint 27 metre masonry high is declined due to the earthquake in 1811 and Bargayar Monastery well known for its wood carving with 267 pillars. We will then drive to Amarapura to see U Bein bridge, the largest teak wood bridge across Taungthaman lake. You will be enjoying the most memorable sunset scene by strolling on the bridge. We will come back to Mandalay for the night.

Day 4 Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin – Mandalay

After breakfast, we will leave to PyinOoLwin where the weather is pleasant and cool all year round. On the way you can enjoy the indigenous plantations at Ye Ta Khun Thaung Village and then to Botanical Garden where you can find scare plants and enjoy the surrounding view. The sightseeing will then continue to National Kandawgyi Botanical garden, Pwe Kauk Waterfall and Peik Chin Myaung Cave. We will then return back to Mandalay and stay overnight in Mandalay.

Day 5 Mandalay - Yangon

Transfer to airport for your flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, you will be taken to Bogyoke Market, also known as Scott Market where famous gems, lacquer ware, fabric and wood sculptures are plentiful and available for bargaining. We will then give your feet a rest at the local restaurant during Lunch. Continue your sightseeing to National Museum giving you a chance to observe the highlights collection including the 26ft-high Lion Throne, which belonged to the last King of Myanmar ‘King Thibaw Min’. You will then visit to Botahtaung Pagoda, one of the big three yangon‘s payas and said to contain Buddha’s hair relics. In the evening, we will walk around the China Town, a chance to try local and Chinese delicacies. Venture through the stalls selling everything from flowers to seafood, spices to fresh tofu. Nearby is 19th street, a popular place to have draught Myanmar Beer, together with vegetable and meat sa-tays (BBQ). Overnight in Yangon.

Day 6 Yangon Departure

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be taken to Kawdawgyi Lake, where you will experience panoramic views of the lake overlooking the Shwedagon Pagoda and also see the glittering Karaweik barge. Depending on your international departure flight time, there is an option to take a ride on Yangon’s Circle Train in the morning. This Yangon’s Circle Train will take about 20-30 mins and will take you a ride around the outskirts of town giving you a chance to see the lifestyle of local people. You will get off at the Kyi Myin Daing Market. You will then be transfer back to Yangon. In the afternoon you will then be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis for the duration of the tour in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Private Air-Conditioned Car transfers from First day meeting point to the last day of the dropping point of the tour.
  • All entrance fees of the sightseeing places mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Private boat as mentioned in our itinerary.
  • Horse-Cart Charges + Ferry Boat at Innwa
  • Domestic flight tickets + Passenger Service Charges (PSC) as detailed in our itinerary
  • English / other language speaking Guide of your choice throughout
  • Service charges, room tax and baggage handling
  • Porter Tips at Airport and Jetty only
  • Services not mentioned in our itinerary
  • Meals where not specified
  • Visa fees
  • International flight tickets to and from Yangon
  • Guide Tips, Driver tips, &Restaurant Tips
  • Expenditure of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness)

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