Yangon - Mandalay ( 6 days / 5 nights )

Yangon - Mandalay ( 6  days / 5 nights )

 

      

 

Day 1: Arrive Yangon ( D )
Arrive at Yangon International Airport, warmly welcome by guide and transfer to Hotel. Dinner and cultural show at Karaweik Palace Restaurant ( Myanmar kings used to ride on golden barges, when the guest have a chance of seeing traditional dance ). Overnight in Yangon.          Hotel : Yuzana Hotel *** or Similar

 

Day 2: Yangon-Mandalay by flight  (B,L,D)
Mandalay was founded in 1857 by Myanmar’s second last monarch King Mindon. It is located in Central Myanmar, 668km north of Yangon. After breakfast, check out hotel, drive to airport, fly to Mandalay by Air Mandalay     ( 09:05 )am, arrive at Mandalay Airport ( 09:35 )am, and transfer to hotel. Check in hotel, relax for a while. Afternoon excursion to Yaw Min Gyi Oke Kyaung, at the foot of Mandalay Hill is a two storied building very much in the Western style with tall columns, grand flights of stairs and arched doorway. Kyauk Taw Gyi : Great stone’ image at the foot of Mandalay Hill also earned merit for King Mindon. The image was carved from a single block of alabaster. To consecrate the image he painted in the eyes. The Sagyin quarries near Mandalay where this block was mined are still in production. Sightseeing in  Mandalay Hill which is panoramic view of the city Mandalay. Gave the city its name. Alothough thecity was officially named Yadanabon or Mound of Gems, people always called it after the name of the hill. The hill top offers unforgettable sunset views of the city, the palace walls and the Ayeyarwaddy River. Night stop in Mandalay.              Hotel : Mandalay City Hotel *** or  Similar

 

Day 3: Mandalay (B,L,D)
After breakfast (09:00 )am, tour start of Mandalay featuring Mandalay Museum and Palace houses a collection of article such as Royal costume Palm-Leave Manuscripts, Wood carving, Palace hall, King office, King bed room, Queen bed room, Palace tower. And excursion the traditional handicraft work shops one can see marble works and wood carvings. Afternoon, excursion to  Kuthodaw, is called “ the largest book in the world” King Mindon who founded Mandalay as a new capital in 1859 held the Fifth Buddhist Synod  in 1872. Over a period of eight years, the texts were recited and corrected as necessary by a presiding body  of monks and the results were inscribed on 729 marble slabs. Proceed excursion to Shwe Nadaw ; Mandalay has hundreds of monasteries and many are still being built. The most beautiful is the Shwe Nandaw, or Golden Palace Monastery, called Shwe Kyaung by the locals .It was once the private residence of king Mindon, who died there. His heir moved it outside the palace and donated it to a monastery, thus saving it from the destruction of Would War Two. This teak pavilion carved all over with motifs and mythical creatures was once entirely covered in thick gold, inside and out but only the interior gold remains for the tropical weather is too harsh. Gold Leaf making work.Shwe Inn Bin Monestry, was built strictly according to the rules of monastic architecture whereas the Golden Monastery was first constructed as a royal pavilion and has no exact monastic structure. It is beautiful building well over a hundred years old, with ancient –style doors that swing upwards. Zaygyo Market for sightseeing and shopping. Overnight in Mandalay.

 

Day 4: Mandalay – Mingun - Sagaing – Amarapura – Mandalay (B,L,D)
After breakfast, boat trip to Mingun Village, visit World Largest Bell. Myatheindan stupa and village life.Proceed excursion to Silver Ware work, Earthen Pottery work.After that, evening sightseeing in  Amarapura for U BEIN bridge and view your sunset.This bridge is 1.6km long wooden bridge across Taung Thaman Lake was built with discarded palace timbers which have stood firm for over 150 years. Monks and Lay people stroll its length in the evenings, looking out over the placid waters of the Lake. The beer and iced-drinks stalls on the backs sell fried fish caught fresh from the lake. Sunset view at U Bein Bridge. Back to Mandalay. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Mandalay.

 

Day 5: Mandalay – Yangon  by flight (B,L,D)
After breakfast, Drive to airport ( 09:05 ) am fly to Yangon, arrive at Yangon ( 10:35 )am.
Proceed sightseeing will start by Sule pagoda land mark of Yangon city centre, taking photo to City Hall, High Court and Emanuel Baptist Church, high towering of Saint Mary Cathedral and the Roman Catholic is the center of the city. This church was built in 1910. It is the glorious monument and architectural beauty to the indomitable and genius of architect  REVEREND FATHER HENDRICK JANZEN.

Excursion the National MuseumThere is no other site with better displays of Myanmar’s history, culture, literature and national races than the five-storey National Museum on Pyay Road in Yangon’s Dagon Township. The museum is open daily from 10 am to 4 pm, except during the Thingyan (Traditional New Year) water festival in April. The entry for foreign visitors is $5. Exhibits on the ground floor outline the development of the Myanmar alphabet and script, as well as those of other national races. The splendid Thihathana (Royal Lion) throne of Myanmar’s last monarch, King Thibaw, and replicas of eights kinds of thrones used by former monarchs are also on display. The royal regalia of Myanmar kings, exquisite murals from past dynasties and fossils dating back millions of years are among the exhibits. The second floor features exhibits explaining Myanmar culture, music, songs and dances and displays, including those of Myanmar traditional musical instrument and marionettes.    Traditional Myanmar paintings and modern contemporary art as well as ancient personal ornaments and jewellery are exhibited on the third floor. The fourth floor features exhibits of Buddha images from different eras and displays of the culture of the country’s national races including their traditional dress.

Proceed shopping and sightseeing to Bogyoke Aung San Market, a shopping center of Yangon, which is a great place to pride up traditional and not traditional handicrafts, artworks, small antiques and junk jewellery.

Continue by rickshaw along the famous Strand Road and China Town Temple ( one of the busiest places of the city is China Town in the western part of the city. Multitude of the stalls are selling variety from textiles, herbs, household goods to delicious local fruits and Chinese eatable foods. Chinese Temple also can be seen in the center of the city, decorated by the Chinese Traditional arts and crafts .) This tour to discover the colorful capital of Myanmar with a close look at the local life of this historical city. By the car and partly on foot this tour.  Overnight in Yangon.

 

Day 6: Yangon – Kawthaung by flight ( 13:20 pm – 14:30 pm ) (B)
After breakfast,  free time. Pick up by guide and drive to airport for your Kawtahung trip.


 

Tour Cost : US$ ( per person )

Code

Tour program

Duration

1 pax

2 pax

3-5 paxs

6-9 paxs

10-15 paxs

Single

GG20100601b

Yangon Mandalay

6 Days/5 Nights

1250

950

780

685

565

85

 

 Price Included:

  • 3 Stars Hotel Accommodation.
  • Domestic Flight Fares.
  • Full board meals.
  • Limousine service.
  • Transportation with Air Conditioning Vehicle.
  • Tour sightseeing per program.
  • Entrance Fees.
  • Porter charges for 2 luggages.
  • Englishspeaking  guide.

 

Price Excluded:

  • Beverages.
  • Laundry services.
  • Visa.
  • International Flight Fares and Airport Tax.
  • Mini bar and Telephone, Fax, Email and Internet call.
  • Nature of other personal use.