ABOUT & OVERVIEW:
Travel to the Mandalay (Yadanarpon), the last capital of the Myanmar Kingdom, is in Central Myanmar, 688km due north of Yangon and second largest city after Yangon. Being rich in monasteries and pagodas, it is still accepted as the arts and cultural heart-land of Myanmar. For lovers of arts and crafts, Mandalay offers the largest repository of Myanmar arts and crafts. Skilled crafts men make world famous genie tapestry called Shwe Chi Htoe (Gold thread Weaving), beautiful articles of ivory, wood, and stone, silver-ware and bronze statues according to the time-honored traditions of their fore-fathers. It can also said that Mandalay is the center of Myanmar Culture, and it will give all people of arts and crafts lovers such as wood carving, stone carvings, Bronze casting, gold beating, and gold embroidery or Kalakar making.
Travel to the former British hill station of Pyin Oo Lwin, situated on a plateau 1000m above sea level. Explore the beautiful town by horse and carriage ride, passing historical houses from the British colonial era and sweeping views of the surroundings. Many reminders of the colonial era are still present in Pyin Oo Lwin, including brick and timber houses with British names and we can observe the pine trees, eucalyptus and silver oak, coffee, vegetables and strawberries, which are grown on the slopes of the hills.Stop at the Botanical Gardens to walk around the beautifully landscaped grounds before continuing on to the local market and back to Mandalay.
Warmly welcome at Mandalay International Airport. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and take a rest for a while. After that, visit Mandalay Hill where we can admire the beauty of Mandalay City, Shan Plateau, etc. After that, we visit Kuthodaw Pagoda – the world biggest book, Mandalay Royal Palace, Shwenandaw ( Golden Palace ) Monastery – the finest of wood carving, Mahamuni Buddha Image – one of the most sacred Buddha Image in Myanmar and you can gaze at the venerated statue of Buddha covered in delicate gold leaf, etc. Stay overnight in Mandalay.
After having breakfast at the hotel, take boat excursion to Mingun and visit Mingun Pahtotawgyi Pagoda which is one of the famous monument in the world. It is also known as the world’s largest unfinished pagoda. Then, visit the biggest ringing bell of 90 tons and the unusual Mya Thein Tan Pagoda. After that, continue sightseeing to the famous attraction places of Sagaing and Ava (Inwa). In the evening, continue to Amarapura and enjoy the sunset by crossing over U Bein Bridge. After that, drive back to Mandalay and stay overnight.
Depart this morning from Mandalay on a scenic two-hour drive to the former British hill station of May Myo, now officially called Pyin Oo Lwin. Upon arrival, visit Peik Chin Myaung Caves, Pwae Kauk waterfall, Maha Ant Htoo Kan Thar Pagoda which are the highlights of Pyin Oo Lwin. After that, visit the local market in the center of the town near the clock tower. Enjoy a traditional horse and carriage ride through the town to see the historical houses and walk around in the beautiful Botanical Gardens. In the evening, drive back to Mandalay and stay overnight.
After having breakfast and check-out at the hotel, visit Zay Cho Market where you can buy traditional handicrafts and gifts, etc. After that, transfer to the Mandalay International Airport and take your departure flight.
Our Services Include:
- Guide service
- Hotels ( Twin sharing basic with daily breakfast )
- Meals ( Lunch & Dinner )
- Private boat as per itinerary
- Horse cart tour in Pyin Oo Lwin
- Transfer with private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
Our Services Exclude:
- Zone fees & Entrance fees for the visits mentioned in the program
- Drinks and personal expenses
- Any other items not mentioned
- Travel insurance