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Founded as capital of the Burmese empire in 1861, Mandalay saw the swansong of the last kings of Burma. Poetic though the name may be, Mandalay is a thoroughly modern city, the second largest in the country.
Meet and greet at hotel. Start explore the former capitals of Mandalay. First visit to Mandalay Hill. Rising 240 meters above the city, glittering glass-studded temple walls the hill provides a great viewing platform of the surrounding
countryside, Irrawaddy River and city center. Visit the Mahamuni Pagoda, home to a spectacular Buddha image covered with thick layers of gold leaves. Stop at local workshops to see Kalaga tapestries being made, gold leaf being beaten into paper-thin pieces. Enjoy lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon visit to Former Royal Palace. Continue visit beautiful teak-carved Shwenandaw Monastery or Golden Palace Monastery- which is noted for its intricate wood carvings, the only Royal Palace building to survive World War II bombing. Next visit to Kuthodaw Pagoda, home to ‘the world’s largest book’, a collection of more than 700 marble slabs inscribed with Buddhist teachings. Transfer to hotel .
Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner) English speaking local guide (for other languages supplements apply) Local guide in Hoa Binh Entrance fees for all visits and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
Other meals than mentioned Other services than mentioned Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature Tips, Travel insuranceIMPORTANT NOTES:
We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance (covering emergency medical evacuation) for trips to Vietnam. Prices are valid 30 days from date of offer. Past this date price and conditions may be readjusted. The cost of air tickets is subject to change without prior notice by the airlines. Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, National Holidays) may be subject to supplementary charges. Rooms at hotels are available only from 14:00 on arrival day till 12:00 on departure date. A supplement will be added if early check-in or late check-out is desired. Please note that all the above services & tours have yet to be booked, they are proposed for your information only and we will not make any reservations before we receive your confirmation to do so. If one or some proposed service(s) is (are) not available at the moment of booking, we will try to find other possibilities/options or other similar service(s) in order to avoid changes to the program.