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MTFU 13: MANDALAY & ENVIRONS (4D/3N)(Arrival Mandalay)(Departure Mandalay)

MTFU 13: MANDALAY & ENVIRONS (4D/3N) (Arrival Mandalay) (Departure Mandalay)

This most compact tour starts at the last royal capital of Mandalay. Then, continue on to Pyin Oo Lwin (named May Myo by the British) a former British colonial-era town enjoys cool and pleasant weather the whole year round. Take a 4-day break and be truly amazed and refreshed.

Coverage: MANDALAY & ENVIRONS + PYIN OO LWIN
Start City: Mandalay
End City: Mandalay
Duration: 4Days/3Nights
Operational period: All Year Round

BRIEF ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival Mandalay (transfer + sightseeing)
Day 2: Mingun-Sagaing-Inwa (Ava)-Amarapura (full day sightseeing)
Day 3: Mandalay-Pyin Oo Lwin (by private A/C vehicle)
Day 4: Pyin Oo Lwin-Mandalay + International Departure

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 1: ARRIVAL MANDALAY (transfer + sightseeing)

On arrival at Mandalay International airport, you are welcomed by our English speaking tour guide and transferred to local restaurant for your lunch. After lunch we start the days’ tour with;

(1) Maha Muni, The holiest Buddhist site in Upper Myanmar: a Buddha image of great beauty and witness the reverence and worship of the local people.

(2) Then, we visit Mandalay Palace and the nearby, Shwe Nandaw Monastery (Golden Palace Monastery) - noted for its exquisite wood carvings and Kuthodaw Pagoda - known as the world biggest book for its 729 marble slabs inscribed with the Buddha's Dhamma or Doctrine.

(3) Afterwards, we finish the day’s tour by visiting Mandalay Hill to experience a tropical sun-set with panoramic views of the city and the Ayeyarwaddy River. Overnight at the hotel in Mandalay.

Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay
Meals: Lunch

DAY 2: MINGUN-SAGAING-INWA (AVA)-AMARAPURA

Enjoy your breakfast at hotel, today’s tour including;

(1) We go to Mandalay pier, embarking on a private boat upstream to visit Mingun, famed for its huge and incomplete Pahtodawgyi Pagoda and MingunBell; a 90 ton ringing bell and largest of its kind in the world and the nearby Myatheintan Pagoda, a representation of the Buddhist universe.

(2) Then, drive to the Sagaing Hills across the Ayeyarwaddy river bridge and see the spectacular scenic view on approach to these pagoda-dotted hills. We visit Umin Thonze and Soon Oo Ponnyashin pagoda from where fantastic views of the pagoda-studded Sagaing Hills and the Ayeyawaddy River are seen. Have a lunch at good & hygienic local restaurant.

(3) After lunch, continue on to the Inwa (Ava) which was the capital of a Burmese kingdom for some four hundred years – longer than any other capital. Once in the town getting around the town may be by horse-drawn cart if that sort of transportation appeals to you. The carts do a tour of sights such as the 27 meter high masonry tower called Nanmyint Tower and the Bagaya monastery which is made completely of teak.

(4) In the evening, we drive to the ancient capital of Amarapura, the city of Immortality for a visit to Maha Gan Dar Yon Monastery with a famous collection of Buddha images; local weaving cottage industry of cotton cloth, the two-century old U-Bein teak bridge on the Taung thaman Lake. We enjoy the spectacular sunset at there and drive back to Mandalay. Then drive back to hotel and overnight in Mandalay.

Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

DAY 3: MANDALAY-PYIN OO LWIN (by private A/C vehicle)

The cooler temperatures make Pyin Oo Lwin (named May Myo by the British) a popular place during the hot months of March to May when many tourists and locals alike, will visit this hill town to have a break from the heat on the plains. It also boasts the beautiful National Kandawgyi Botanical Garden, founded in 1915, where temperate plants and flowers can be walked through and enjoyed.

Enjoy your breakfast at hotel we drive 1 ½ hrs from Mandalay to Pyin Oo lwin 1,100 meters in elevation located 69 km on the Shan Hills north-east of Mandalay. The former British colonial-era town enjoys cool and pleasant weather the whole year round. Upon arrival firstly we visit to;

(1) The Botanical Garden, 14 hectare gardens established in 1905 and modelled on the gardens at Kew, England.

(2) Governor’s House (Note: It is situated in the same compound of the hotel you stay), then check in at the hotel. After refreshment, drive to a local restaurant for your lunch.

(3) After lunch proceed to Pwe-Kauk Waterfall and nearby (Maha Ant Htoo Kan Thar Buddha Image, carved out of a single block of white marble. Then drive back to hotel and overnight in Pyin Oo Lwin.

Accommodation: Hotel in Pyin Oo Lwin.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

DAY 4: PYIN OO LWIN - INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE

After breakfast at hotel, you are transferred to Mandalay International airport from Pyin Oo Lwin for your return international departure flight.

Accommodation: N/A
Meals: Breakfast

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