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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. 

Details

Confirmation
2 Working Days
Duration
Full Day
Transport
Hotel Pick Up
Voucher Type
Present Voucher to Tour Guide
Amendment
No Amendments Allowed
Refund
Non-Refundable

Operating Hours

Tour timing: 8AM to 6:30PM

Estimated Time

Itinerary

8AM

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

Lunch

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

Includes

  • English speaking licensed tour guide
  • Private vehicle with driver

Excludes

  • 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)
Important Information
  • 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

Call

65 6701 1185

WhatsApp

65 9134 1516 (Text Only)

Email

call@changirecommends.com.sg

 

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • No refunds will be entertained for cancellations
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Group of 1 (per pax)
$133.00
$122.00
Age 3 and above
Group of 2 (per pax)
$70.00
$62.00
Age 3 and above
Group of 3 (per pax)
$60.00
$44.00
Age 3 and above
Group of 4 (per pax)
$50.00
$33.00
Age 3 and above
Group of 5 (per pax)
$40.00
$30.00
Age 3 and above

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Maximum 5 pax
Subtotal
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