Private tour

Mandalay: Full-Day Mandalay Culture Tour

Mandalay: Full-Day Mandalay Culture Tour

From US$ 110 per person

Being the last royal capital of the Myanmar kingdom, your visit to Mandalay will give you the knowledge of culture, history and the religion of the Myanmar people. It is also worthwhile to visit U Bein Bridge (the world’s longest teak bridge).

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Duration 10 hours
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  • Take a stroll and have a nice photo stop at U Bein Bridge, the world’s longest teak bridge nearly 200-years-old
  • Visit Mahagandayon Monastery, where you will learn about the daily life of Buddhist monks
  • Explore the various workshops and learn about the best fine wood carvings at Shwe Inn Bin and Golden Palace Monastery
  • See Kuthodaw Pagoda, where the world’s largest book exists
  • Enjoy a sunset from Mandalay Hill
Full description
Start with a pick-up from your hotel in Mandalay at 08:00 and drive to Amarapura 15 kilometers from Mandalay. Visit a 200-year-old U Bein Teak Bridge built in 1782 at the time when Amarapura was a royal capital. Visit a traditional handwoven silk workshop. At 09:30, visit Maha-Gandayon Monastery, a famous Buddhist monastery, where more than a thousand monks live and study and watch the monks for their alms round at 10:00. Lunch will be served at one of local Myanmar restaurants. After lunch, visit one of the most revered religious monuments in the Mahamuni Pagoda. Since Mandalay is also a major crafts center, you will also be able to visit a kalaga tapestries craftsmen's shop. Visit the Shwe In Bin Monastery and Golden Palace Monastery (Shwe Nandaw / Shwe Kyaung), a superb example of a traditional wooden building and Kuthodaw Pagoda, the world’s largest book made of marble. Drive to Mandalay Hill to enjoy the panoramic beauty of Mandalay at sunset. Time permitting, you will then pay a visit to Shwe Kyin Monastery to watch the evening prayers of the monks. Return to your hotel.
  • Sightseeing with an English-speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch at a local restaurant (Myanmar cuisine)
  • Snow towel
  • Purified drinking water
  • Pick-up/ drop-off hotel
  • Services not mentioned in your itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Entrance fee and zone fee in Mandalay
  • Meals not specified
  • Camera fees
  • Expenditure of personal nature such as drinks, tips, souvenirs and laundry, etc.
  • Travel insurance (coverage against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • As you will be visiting religious sites, please wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees, and remember to take off your shoes and socks when entering the pagoda areas
  • This tour will not be available during the Water Festival between 12 to 18 Apr 2019/2020

Product ID: 151268