Duration : Full DayRoute :
Explore the stunning surroundings of Mandalay with our full day excursion. Visit Mingun and enjoy the slow boat trip up the Ayeyarwady River from Mandalay, offering a peaceful glimpse of everyday life in the Burmese countryside.The stupa-studded hilltops of Sagaing loom over the Ayeyarwady. With 500 stupas and innumerable monasteries, Sagaing is where Burmese Buddhists come for a break.
Meet and greet at hotel and drive to the jetty to join local boat trip on the Ayeyarwady River upriver from Mandalay to Mingun (11 Km, about one hour)enjoying the picturesque scenery of this river and the lifestyles of the local people, small longtail boats, bamboo rafts and ferries carry goods up and down the river. Arrive Mingun and start visit the Mingun Bell, Mingun Bell which weighs more than 87 tons and is more than 3.7 meters tall. This is the world’s largest uncracked bell. Continue to the beautiful Hsinbyume (Ma Thein Tan) Pagoda, a white-washed temple built to resemble Mount Meru. And the unfinished, mighty Mingun Pagoda (built to be the world's biggest) before continuing downriver to Sagaing for lunch. Enjoy Lunch at Local Restaurant. Visit picturesque Sagaing, covered with 600 white-painted pagodas and monasteries, Sagaing Hill is widely regarded as the religious center of Myanmar. The hills here are dotted with numerous pagodas and monasteries. It is home to 3,000 monks and 100 meditation centers. Visit Swan Oo Pon Nya Shin and U Min Thone Sae. Continue to U Bein Bridge, 200 year-old teak bridge which was constructed of 984 teak posts that were once part of the deserted Inwa Palace. At 1.2 kilometers in length believed to be the longest teak bridge in the world. Enjoy a stroll along the bridge and the fabulous views of the surrounding farms and streams. Drive back to Mandalay and 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.