Mandalay & Amarapura Highlights Private Tour

Experience the rich history, culture and traditions of Mandalay and it's people. Visit the iconic Mahamuni Pagoda, the world’s longest teak bridge: U Bein’s Bridge and enjoy a scenic sunset view of this Ancient Royal Capital from Mandalay Hill

Embark on a tour of Mandalay to visit the highlights.  Start your morning with a visit to see the Gold Leaf making process at a workshop. This is a traditional industry in Mandalay which is important throughout the country. Gold Leaf appears on pagodas, offerings to the Buddha and even in souvenirs such as laquerware boxes. Next, visit the Mahamuni Pagoda that is home to the country’s most sacred and revered Buddha Images covered completely in gold.

Then, travel out of Mandalay to the city of Amarapura. Our first stop will be at the country’s most prominent monastic colleage: Mahagandhayon Monastery. Arrive in time to see the monk’s preparing for lunch. A visit here gives an insight into the daily rituals and lifestyles of the monks residing here. We then visit the main highlight in Amarapura: the 200-year-old U Bein’s Bridge, which is the world’s longest teak bridge and spans over 1.2 kilometers long. Our last stop in Amarapura is to a Silk Weaving workshop. Weaving is one of the main professions of the Amarapura people. Get insight into the interesting process of silk weaving and learn more about this cottage industry.


After lunch (own expenses), visit two more cottage industry workshops: stone carving and wood carving, where you can observe the ancient methods used since centuries ago. Then continue visiting the highlights in Mandalay City such as the Mandalay Palace, the last royal palace of the Burmese monarchy, and the Shwenandaw Monastery, which was built in the 19th Century and is entirely made of very finely carved teak. The monastery is built inside the Royal Palace ruins and was also once known as the Golden Palace Monastery. Head over to see the Kuthodaw Pagoda, which consist of the “World’s Biggest Book” (729 Marble Slabs of Buddhist scriptures). To end the day, visit Mandalay Hill to get an amazing sunset view of the city as well as the magnificent Irrawaddy River. 


3 Working Days
Full Day
Hotel Pick Up
Voucher Type
Present Voucher to Tour Guide
7 working days prior

Operating Hours

Tour timing: 8AM to 6:30PM

Estimated Time



Pick up from the hotel

8:10AM to 8:40AM

Gold Leaf Workshop

9AM to 9:45AM

Mahamuni Pagoda

10AM to 11AM

Mahagandhayon Monastery

11:10AM to 12PM

U Bein’s Bridge and Silk Weaving Workshop

12:15PM to 1:15PM


1:30PM to 2:30PM

Stone Carving and Wood Carving Workshops

2:45PM to 4:30PM

Mandalay Palace, Shwenandaw Monastery and Kuthodaw Pagoda

4:45PM to 5:45PM

Sunset at Mandalay Hill

6PM to 6:30PM

Transfer back to the hotel


Above timings and routine of places visited are subject to change based on pick up location and available time. Guests are also free to discuss with their guide and visit places of interest based on their preferences, guide’s recommendations and available time between 8AM and 6:30PM.

What You Get


  • English speaking licensed tour guide
  • Private vehicle with driver


  • Mandalay Tourist Zone Fee (10,000 Kyats per person, usually to be paid on arrival to Mandalay at the airport)
  • Mandalay Hill Entrance Fee (500 Kyats per person)
  • Myanmar Kyats for your personal expenses such as lunch and shopping, as well as optional tips/gratuities to your guide & driver
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Please be at the hotel lobby by 8AM. Your tour guide will come to the lobby and inform the reception.
  • When entering pagodas guests are not allowed to wear any footwear so you will have to remove footwear at the entrance
  • As you will be visiting pagodas, it is recommended to wear non-revealing clothing such as long pants/skirts and t-shirts/shirts that are not sleeveless
  • Bring a hat or cap for sunny days and an umbrella for rainy days

Contact Us


65 6701 1185


65 9134 1516 (Text Only)




Terms and Conditions

Important Notes:

  • Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received. In the event if the date selected is not available, alternative arrangements will be communicated via email.
  • Tours will start with a pick up at your hotel and a drop off back at your hotel or preferred location within Mandalay City.
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor.
  • In circumstances that the tour is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, customers will be notified before tour departure via e-mail. OR In circumstances that the tour is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, customers will be notified by the tour operator.
  • Booking is required to be made 7 days prior the tour departure date.
  • In the event of late comers/no shows, it would be considered cancellation and no refund will be given


Cancellation Policy:

·         Tour routes subject to cancellation without prior notice due to weather conditions, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities.

·         Refunds will be given to customers under these circumstances:

o    No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 21 days or less prior to the tour date.

o    80% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 22 days prior the tour date.

o    1 date change may be allowed if informed at least 7 working days prior to the tour date. The amended date should be within 2 weeks of the previous booking date.


·         Full refunds will be given to customers who have purchased the loss coverage for cancellation made at least 7 days prior the tour date.



·         Please e-mail any amendments to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg at least 7 days before the tour date. 

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Group of 1 (per pax)
Age 3 and above
Group of 2 (per pax)
Age 3 and above
Group of 3 (per pax)
Age 3 and above
Group of 4 (per pax)
Age 3 and above
Group of 5 (per pax)
Age 3 and above

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Maximum 5 pax