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  • Mandalay: Private Half-Day Excursion to Amarapura

    1. Mandalay: Private Half-Day Excursion to Amarapura

    Your tour will begin from your hotel in Mandalay, from where you will drive 15 kilometers to Amarapura. After having arrived, you will then visit the famous Buddhist monastery of Mahagandayon, where typically more than a thousand monks live and study. Following this, you will then head to the longest teak bridge, which was built in 1782 at the time when Amarapura was the royal capital. Since then it has been noted for both silk and cotton weaving. Finally, you will visit a traditional hand-woven silk workshop, before continuing on to see the Bagaya Monastery, complete with a superb collection of Buddhist statues. At the conclusion of your tour, you will return to Mandalay where you will be dropped off back at your point of origin.

  • Day Trip to Sagaing Ava and Amarapura from Mandalay

    2. Day Trip to Sagaing Ava and Amarapura from Mandalay

    Your driver will pick you up from your hotel lobby in Mandalay around 8:30 am and head to the world's largest teak bridge, U Bein Bridge built in 1782. Then, visit Mahagadayon Monastery, a famous Buddhist Monastery where more than a thousand monks live and study. Next, move to Ava (Inwa) by a ferry ride from Myitnge River. Upon arrival, hop on a horse-cart offers you the opportunity to discover the picturesque ruins and surrounding countryside at a relaxed and more tranquil pace. Visit the teak monastery of Bagaya Kyaung (famous for its impressive ornate woodcarvings and teak posts) and the former royal monastery temple known as Maha Aungmye Bonzan, completely built of brick and stucco. The final stop of the day is at Sagaing. Sagaing is considered to be the living center of Buddhism in Myanmar and the hundreds of monasteries and temples reverberate with the echoes of cymbals, gongs, an...

    We had an excellent tour guide, Mr Myo, that we arranged through Mekong cruises tours . This was a very full day, but so interesting. He was able to fit in some extra things like a market visit to a tea shop where we could buy the best Myanmar tea, a noodle factory, a school, a walk through a village where furniture was made and a Nunnery. This was all besides the main Saigaing pagodas, the horse cart ride through Ava and the U Bein Bridge at sunset. He also recommended other things that made our stay in Mandalay most pleasant.Highly recommended this tour to anyone visit myanmar

  • Mandalay: Private Excursion to Maymyo

    3. Mandalay: Private Excursion to Maymyo

    Your tour begins in the morning, as you are collected from your accommodation in Mandalay. You will then drive on a scenic road for 2 hours to the former British hill station of Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo). Maymyo is a delightful small town consisting of colonial-style buildings, markets, and a botanical garden. Once there, you can feel the historical atmosphere by traveling through town in a traditional horse-drawn carriage. You can then visit the botanical garden and the local market, which will provide you with an insight into local life. Following lunch at a local restaurant, you will then venture out to visit the Peik Khyin Myaung Caves, which are almost as old as the land itself. You will then proceed to the Pwe Kyauk Falls, a favorite picnic spot for local people, before returning to Mandalay.

  • Mandalay: Private 3-Day Mandelay and Bagan Tour

    4. Mandalay: Private 3-Day Mandelay and Bagan Tour

    Day 1: Yangon Upon arrival at Yangon International Airport, you will be welcomed by your local guide and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, you will drive to the Mawtin Jetty where you will take a rickshaw for a short trip along the Yangon River. Next, you will visit the Chaukhtatkyi Pagoda (a huge reclining Buddha), Karaweik Hall, and a royal floating barge on the royal lake for a photo stop. Late in the afternoon, you will visit the Shwedagon Pagoda. This massive bell-shaped stupa rises nearly 100 meters above its hill-top surroundings. You can wander through this magnificent structure and its courtyards, stupas, bells, temples, and Buddha images, and see religious and secular visitors from all parts of the globe. At the conclusion of your day, you can enjoy the sunset over the Pagoda, before spending the night in Yangon. Day 2: Yangon, Mandalay an...

  • Myanmar: Three Ancient Capitals and Traditional Lunch

    5. Myanmar: Three Ancient Capitals and Traditional Lunch

    Take a trip back in time as you visit three of the ancient capitals of Myanmar: Inwa, Sagaing and Amarapura. Make use of pickup from your Mandalay hotel at 10:00 AM, to transfer to Inwa; Myanmar's most famous ancient capital. View the ruins of this kingdom, which date back to the 14th century and are still visible today. Travel around this fascinating town by horse-drawn cart, whilst your guide points out monasteries and Nan Myint Tower.  Experience the riverside city of Sagaing, famous for the white and gold pagodas that surround it. See the most famous shrine in the area, which was originally built in 1312. Take a break for a traditional lunch at the top of Sagaing Hill, with stunning views over the town.  Enjoy the final stop of the tour at Amarapura, the 'City of Immortality', famous for believing to have the oldest teakwood bridge in the world, U Bein Bridge. Explore the city befo...

  • Mandalay: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

    6. Mandalay: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

    Begin your morning with a pickup from your hotel in Mandalay and set off to see gold leaf manufacturers and learn about the industry. Afterward, visit Mahamuni Pagoda and see its 13-feet tall seated Buddha, a nationally celebrated image believed to be approximately 2000 years old. From the pagoda, learn more about the different industries that help Mandalay thrive like wood carving and jade. Explore the jade market and its cramped, but vibrant walkways. Escape the hustle and bustle and go to Shwe In Bin Monastery, a place for quiet meditation in Mandalay. Spend more time in serenity at the Eindawya Pagoda, a Buddhist stupa. Learn about the pagoda's long and interesting history before breaking for lunch at about 12:00 PM. After lunch, visit and marvel at the Skinny Buddha structure.  Move on to the Royal Palace, a complex comprised of more than 40 timber buildings. After spending time a...

    I had an amazing day provided by Royal Gold Myanmar. My guide picked me at my hotel in Mandalay and took me to all the main attractions. Along the way he could explain a bit more of Myanmar habits and culture. WE

  • Mandalay: Full-Day Guided Excursion

    7. Mandalay: Full-Day Guided Excursion

    You will depart at 8:30AM from your hotel, at which point you will travel to Mahamuni Pagoda. This pagoda houses one of Myanmar’s most sacred Buddha images, which is covered with thick layers of gold leaves. You will then continue to a local artisan’s workshop of gold leaf making, woodcarving, and kalaga tapestries. Next, you will browse through the Zaycho Market, the oldest, largest, and the most important market in upper Myanmar. In the afternoon you will visit the magnificent Royal Palace complex, with an impressive wooden pavilion and surrounding moat. You will then continue to the Shwenandaw Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings and teak wood construction. The renovated Atumashi Monastery, which is referred to as an incomparable monastery, features the "world’s largest book", which consists of Buddhist scriptures inscribed on marble slabs. You can go up to the top of Ma...

    Guide was professional , knowleganle, courteous and his English explanations and commentaries were informative and easily understood.

  • Ancient Capitals of Myanmar Tour

    8. Ancient Capitals of Myanmar Tour

    You will start the day by being picked up by our guide and taken to Inwa, which along with Mandalay is probably Myanmar’s most famous ancient capital. Inwa (Ava), located in the Mandalay Region, Burma (Myanmar), is an ancient imperial capital of successive Burmese kingdoms from the 14th to 19th centuries. Throughout history, it was sacked and rebuilt numerous times. The capital city was finally abandoned after it was completely destroyed by a series of major earthquakes in March 1839. Though only a few traces of its former grandeur remain today, the former capital is a popular day-trip from Mandalay. Be taken around this fascinating town by horse cart with your guide highlighting interesting buildings.  Make your way after to Sagaing, famous for the hundreds of white and gold pagodas which adorn the hills surrounding it. Sagaing is the capital of Sagaing Region (formerly Sagaing Division...

  • Private Mandalay Excursion to Maymyo

    9. Private Mandalay Excursion to Maymyo

    Your tour starts at you appointed hotel in Mandalay. Drive on a scenic road (80 km from Mandalay) to the former British hill station of Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo), a delightful small town of colonial-style buildings, markets, and a botanical garden. Feel the historical atmosphere by traveling through town in a traditional horse-drawn carriage. Visit the local market and the botanical garden. After lunch at a local restaurant, venture out to visit the Peik Khyin Myaung Caves. These caves are almost as old as the land itself. Proceed to Pwe Kyauk Falls, a favorite picnic spot for local people before returning to Mandalay.

  • Mandalay: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

    10. Mandalay: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

    Your tour begins with pickup from your hotel in the morning or evening. From there, your half-day tour of Mandalay begins. As you travel, learn how this city is the last royal capital city of Myanmar. Visit the Shwenandaw Monastery, a fine-teak monastery-temple known for its carvings, particularly in its interior. From there, advance to the Atumashi Monastery and the Kuthodaw Pagoda. This gilded pagoda is comprised of hundreds of shrines, all housing inscribed marble slabs and several pavilions. Following that, visit the Sandarmuni Pagoda, and the Kyautkawgyi Pagoda. If your tour has been booked in the afternoon, drop by Mandalay Hill to observe the sunset. Mandalay Hill is renowned for providing a stunning spot for sunsets, and allows its visitors to take in panoramic views of the entire city. At the conclusion of your activity, your tour concludes with you heading back to your hotel.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 119 reviews

The guide, Min, and the driver, Mr Tin, were waiting for us from 8.30, despite the fact that in our information the pick-up time was 10. We started the tour twenty minutes before the hour and we finished it two hours later . It was great. Min was an exceptional guide and informed us about everything. Mr Tin was a great driver and very friendly. Recommended one hundred percent. The tour is definitely worth it.

The tour was well put together, you can see a lot on that day. The driver was reliable and friendly. The information in the brochure received is very scarce, so it is advisable to have your own literature with you. I would book it again.

I had an amazing day provided by Royal Gold Myanmar. My guide picked me at my hotel in Mandalay and took me to all the main attractions. Along the way he could explain a bit more of Myanmar habits and culture. WE

My tour guide Yen Lay was very helpful. He is knowledgeable and caring. I enjoy this tour very much as I managed to see so many things in one day. Highly recommended!!

The service, professionalism and proposed activities were incredible.