3 Breakfast /1 Lunch
Knowledgeable regional English Speaking Guide
Our driver and professional guide will pick you up from your hotel or Mandalay International Airport at 8:00 am.
Our first stop will be the silk-weaving factory, discover why Mandalay is noted for its woodcarvings, silverware, tapestries, silk cloth.
Next, you will visit to Mahar Gandar Yone monastery, where you can see a thousand Buddhist monks and novices line up every morning, at 10:30am, to receive their meal of the day at Mahar Gandar Yone Monastery.
You’ll also stop by the Shwenandaw Kyaung (Golden Palace Monastery).Stop for lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch, continue your visit to Royal Palace which is a primary symbol of Mandalay and a major tourist destination. The Mandalay Palace is the last royal palace of the last Burmese monarchy. Then, continue to visit the ‘World’s Biggest Book’; the 729 marbles stone slabs of Buddhist scripture at Kuthodaw Pagoda. Finally, enjoy panoramic views of the city from the top of Mandalay Hill as the sun begins to set.
This will be the perfect time to take sunset photos. Conclude with a drop-off at your hotel in Mandalay.
Overnight at Mandalay.
Today will be tuff day.
Begin our tour morning 4:00 am as your guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel.
We will visit to Mahamuni Pagoda, Mandalay’s most important religious site. We have to be there early morning to watch images’ face washing.
The main Buddha image here is more than 3.5 meters high and covered with golf leaf. Witness the monks who gather every morning at 4.30 to wash the statue’s face with scented water and clean his teeth with a soft brush.
This early morning ceremony is rarely experienced by tourists.
Then head to a gold leaf-making factory to find out how this unique substance is made.
Continue visit to Sagaing Hill, a religious center for Buddha devotees. The views across the river and surrounding hills are spectacular. We will visit Umin Thonesae and Soon Oo Ponya Shin Pagoda overlooking Ayeyarwaddy River. There are many visitors who come here to pay respects and pray at its main Buddha statue. You will visit Sagaing’s local market and discover locally made pottery, silver and other handicrafts. Next, stop at a small pottery factory for a demonstration of creating the water pots found throughout Myanmar.
Enjoy lunch at local restaurant. After having lunch, you will be returned back to your hotel. Take a break and rest until afternoon.
In evening, we will find out the most beautiful sunset in Mandalay.
U Bein Bridge is one of the most recognizable places in Myanmar, and makes for a great evening trip from Mandalay so you can capture the beauty of its structure at sunset. After sunset you will be returned back to your hotel in time for dinner.
Overnight at Mandalay.
Start your memorable day with a hotel pick-up and short drive to Sheinmaga village. We will pass over the Sagaing Bridge from where you can see the amazing view of Sagaing Hill. Driving along the mountain river admire green surroundings, fresh air and open country side. Upon arrival of Sheinmaga, enjoy to watch the women with their children do the washing and different shapes of boats. Then our journey will continue to Myitkangyi village and have some light refreshment in the Visitor Center.Enjoy a village tour to learn about the rice fields and peanut crop. Jump right in and see how the plots are planted, tended and watered with the guidance of local family farmers. The village is full of traditionally designed wooden houses. Our hosts have prepared a delicious lunch for us and we can enjoy our food at Visitor Center. After your lunch, to meet the local who make the handicrafts and chance to buy the souvenirs. It’s time to learn for one hour to become fishermen/women. A local people and guide will take you on a journey through the untouched waterways, in the unique small fishing boat: a mystery of navigation. Casting a net looks difficult but is surprisingly fun to learn. Take the opportunity to see a local fisherman catch the light weight nets in search of river fish. If you are lucky, you may see a passing dolphin-always a wonderful sight. They’ll show you how to use a fishing line, how to throw the fishing net, and how to set up traps to catch fish. And, just if you were wondering, yes! You do get to keep what you catch. It’s a hive of activity and the photo opportunities are endless. Finally, the car will deliver you back to your hotel in Mandalay.
You will have your free time and leisure.
Then, drive to the Yangon international Airport, Check in and good bye!