This private full day trip starts with a pickup at your hotel around 8am, then proceed to the jetty. We will embark on a private boat to Mingun and it will take approximately 1-hour from Mandalay. Upon arrival at Mingun, our English speaking guide will take you to Pahtodawgi Pagoda (Mingun Paya), it is an incomplete monument stupa in Mingun. Adjacent to the pagoda is the Mingun Bell, the world’s 2nd largest bell and still in good ringing condition.
After that, we visit Myatheindan Pagoda which is white in color. After that we will drive to Inwa (Ava) jetty. You will then take a local boat to the former capital of Inwa (Ava), located on an island between the Irrawaddy and the Myitnge Rivers, 13 miles south of Mandalay. When reaching Inwa (Ava), we will ride a horse cart through the ancient city walls to visit Maha Aungmye Bonzan – a brick and stucco monastery.
You will then climb up the top of Nanmyin Watchtower to have lovely views over the river. We will proceed to the impressive wooden monastery of Bagaya Kyaung, former “monastic college” for the royals.
If time permits, visit some local handicraft workshops of silk weaving, mats and alms bowls. Then we will drive to Sagaing, 12 miles southwest of Mandalay. The hill rises above the river giving great views in every direction. It is dotted with stupas, temples and monasteries. Next, we visit the glittering Soon U Ponya Shin Paya, a very beautiful temple with its pagoda and stunning view of the surrounding area and overlooking Ayeyarwaddy River. Finally, we will stop at U Min Thonze Pagoda. Inside the main hall there are 45 identical Budda’s carved in situ for rock in an original cave. The tour will end around 6pm and you will be transferred back to you hotel with a wonderful experience.
- English Speaking tour guide
- Transport by air-conditioned vehicle with driver
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Boat fees
- Horse cart fees
- Entrance Fees
Cancellation Policy : For a full refund, cancel at least 5 Days in advance of the start date of the experience.