Duration : Full DayRoute :
Explore the surroundings of Mandalay during this 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. Cut off by rivers and canals, Inwa (known as Ava by the British) served as the Burmese capital for nearly four centuries.
Meet and greet at hotel. First visit to local market, Zeycho vegetable market. Transfer to jetty to join local boat trip upstream on the Ayeyarwady River from Mandalay to Mingun (11 Km, about one hour). 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). Enjoy Lunch at Local Restaurant. Drive towards the former royal capital of Innwa (Ava) located on an island between the Ayeyarwady and the Myitnge Rivers. Visit Inwa by charming horse-drawn carriage pass through the ancients city walls to visit a brick and continue visit to the impressive wooden monastery of Maha Aungmye Bonzan, built of brick and stucco as well as the Bargayar Monastery, famous for its ornate woodcarvings and teak posts ( also known as Ok Kyaung ). Visit to the Nanmyint Watch Tower, the remains of the palace building nicknamed "leaning tower of Ava", the climb to the top offers lovely views over river. After visit, 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.