MANDALAY OPTIONAL TRIPS

WORLD'S LARGESTBELL & ANCIENTCITY

TOUR ID: EMT (MOMI)
Free & Easy Tour
Tour Duration: Day Return
Featuring: Mingun, Inwa (Ava)

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
 
  • Tour of Mingun
  • Tour of Innwa
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Your mini package includes

  • Private Boat Fare
  • Private saloon/van/coach
  • English-speaking Guide
TOUR ITINERARY

Full Day Excursion to Mingun & Inwa (Ava)

Unfinished Paya (MINGUN)We'll pick you up at your hotel and drive to jetty. Board a private boat and sails along the Ayeyarwaddy River (11 km-1 hour) to visit Mingun, a peaceful village on the west bank of river. Tour highlights include huge but unfinished Pahtodawgyi Pagoda; Mingun bell, probably the largest uncracked ringing bell in the world weighing 90 tons and Myatheintan Pagoda with seven concentric terraces at the base. Then onwards by boat to the former Royal Capital of Inwa (Ava). Visit by horse-drawn carriage to Nanmyint Watch Tower, the remains of the Palace building known as "leaning tower of Ava", Maha Aungmye Bonsan Monastery, built of brick and stucco; Bagayar Monastery, famous for its impressive ornate woodcarvings and teak posts. Return to Mandalay by road and transfer to your hotel to complete this memorable trip.

EXCURSION TO MONYWA

TOUR ID: EMT (MOEM)
Free & Easy Hike Tour
Tour Duration: 2-Day/1-Night
Featuring: Phowin Taung, Monywa
 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
 
  • Tour of Phowin Taung
  • Tour of Monywa

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Your mini package includes

  • Medium class accommodation in Monywa at Hotel with breakfast
    Private saloon/van/coach and jeep or pick-up truck in Phowin taung
    ferry boat fare
    English-speaking Guide

Tour Hotel

Monywa: Win Unity**

TOUR ITINERARY

Day One - Drive to Monywa and visit Phowin Hill A Monument in Phowin Hill (MONYWA)

We'll pick you up at your hotel and head off to Monywa (140 km- 3 hours). Upon arrival in Monywa, we'll cross the Chindwin River by ferry boat and proceed by road to Phowin Hill, a complex of cave Temples and shrine, some dating back to 15th century and containing about 450,000 Buddha Images and some very fine mural paintings. Return to Monywa and transfer to your hotel for overnight. (Hotel)



Day Two - Return to Mandalay

After we enjoy a breakfast, we'll see some famous sites of Monywa including Thanboddhay Temple, built from the dream designs of a noted monk (with over 500,000 of Buddha Images); Boddhi Tahtaung (One thousand of Bo Tree); Po Kaung Taung; Aung Sakkya Pagoda and view of 300 ft long reclining Buddha. Drive back to Mandalay and transfer to your hotel. (Breakfast)

A VISIT TO THE COLONEL MAY TOWN

TOUR ID: EMT (MOPOL)
Free & Easy Tour
Tour Duration: 2-Day/1-Night
Featuring: Anisakan Falls, Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
 
  • Hiking to Anisakan Falls
  • Tour of Pyin Oo Lwin
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Your mini package includes

  • Medium class accommodation in Pyin Oo Lwin at Kandawgyi Hill Resort Hotel with breakfast
  • English-speaking guide
  • Private AC saloon/van/coach throughout

Tour Hotel

Pyin Oo Lwin: Kandawgyi Hill Resort 

TOUR ITINERARY

Day One - Hiking down to Anisakan Falls

We'll pick you up at your hotel in Mandalay and drive to Anisakan Falls (56 km-1 hours). This 1 hour steep descent through a river gorge is only suitable for physically fit travelers. Upon arrival the falls, enjoy a picnic lunch and swim. Proceed to Pyin Oo Lwin for sunset at the Botanical Garden and transfer to your hotel. (Hotel)

 




Day Two - See colonel May town and return to Mandalay

This morning we'll see colonial-era buildings along the town's main streets and visit local market, Pwe Kauk Falls, Peik Chin Myaung Caves, a Buddhist shrine since ancient times before we return by road to Mandalay. Transfer to your hotel to complete this memorable trip. (Breakfast)

ENJOY THE NORTHERN SHAN STATE

TOUR ID: EMT (MOENS)
Free & Easy Tour
Tour Duration: 3-Day/2-Night
Featuring: Kyaukme, Thibaw, Lashio, Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)


TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
 
  • Trip to Northern Shan State
  • Tour of Kyaukme, Bawgyo Pagoda, Thibaw, Lashio, Pyin Oo Lwin
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Your mini package includes

  • Medium class accommodation in Lashio at Lashio Motel and in Pyin Oo Lwin at Kandawgyi Hill Resort Hotel
  • Meals (2 Breakfasts)
  • Private AC saloon/van/coach throughout
  • English-speaking Guide

Tour Hotel

Lashio: Lashio Motel
Pyin Oo Lwin: Kandawgyi Hill Resort

TOUR ITINERARY

Day One - Journey to northern Shan State Gokehteik Viaduct (NORTHERN SHAN STATE)
 
We'll pick you up at your hotel in Mandalay and drive through scenic Shan mountains to Kyaukme. Visit Kyaukme Jade market, and then Bawgyo Pagoda, one of the oldest and largest and the most revered one in the northern Shan State. Afterward proceed to Lashio, passing Thibaw (Hsipaw) a former residential town of Shan Chieftain, known as Sawbwa. Upon arrival in Lashio, transfer to your hotel. (Hotel)


 

Day Two - See northern Shan State's towns and end the day in Pyin Oo Lwin

Begin this morning with Lashio sightseeing, including local market, Quan Yin San Chinese temple, Pyilon Chantha (literally meaning the prosperity for whole country) Pagoda, Chinatown and the beginning of the Old Burma Road. The trip then onwards to Thibaw (Hsipaw) with a visit of Sawbwa Haw (Shan Palace). On our return we visit Shan Paper making and Shan's delicacy Noe-chauk (dried-milk-strips) making cottages near Kyaukme. Here you'll get the chance to view the famous "Gokhteik Viaduct" in a distance which was erected in 1901 by the American in the British Raj and said to be the world's second largest steel bridge. It is considered to be the greatest railway viaduct in the world at the time due to its technical and transportation problems. Late afternoon arrive in Pyin Oo Lwin and enjoy the sunset at the Botanical Garden and transfer to your hotel. (Hotel/Breakfast)

Day Three - See colonel May town and return to Mandalay

This morning we'll see colonial-era buildings along the town's main streets and visit local market, Pwe Kauk Falls, Peik Chin Myaung Caves, a Buddhist shrine since ancient times before we return by road to Mandalay. Transfer to your hotel to end this unforgettable optional trip. (Breakfast)

 

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