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About Your Trip

About Your Trip
Mandalay is a city and former royal city founded in the upper part of the country and is where the restored Royal Palace of Konbaung Dynasty, surrounded by a moat, is located. You will have to observe the cottage industry how the traditional craftsmen work and produce wood carving, Kalaga tapestries, and gold-leaf. Then make your way to Kuthodaw Pagoda, the world biggest book, which houses hundreds of Buddhist-scripture-inscribed marble slabs. At sunset, you will see the marvellous view of the city from the top of Mandalay Hill.

The next day, you will take a boat excursion to Mingun Pahtotawgyi where Mingun Bell, the heaviest functioning bell in the world at several times in history, is located. Enjoy your time by walking along U Being Bridge which was constructed of 984 teak posts from the remains of a royal palace.

Bagan is an ancient city which houses over 2,000 Buddhist monuments. With thousands of temples it’s a must visit.

Itinerary for Customers

Day 1 : Mandalay (-/-/-)
Pick you up from your hotel or Mandalay International Airport and experience the sights and sounds of Mandalay including the most revered religious monument in Myanmar, Mahamuni Pagoda. This pagoda is home to one of the country’s most revered Buddha images which, over the years, have been covered with gold leaf giving it an almost ‘lumpy’ texture. Mandalay is well known for its skilled craftsmen and as your tour traditional workshops, you will learn more about the city’s cottage industries. Observe the production of wood carving, kalaga tapestries, and gold-leaf where the techniques remained unchanged from those used centuries ago to craft items for the Royal Court.

Next visit to Kuthodaw Pagoda, whose 729 marble stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures have earned it the title ‘World’s Biggest Book’. Walk onwards to Shwenandaw Monastery, the only remaining building from the 19th century Royal Palace. This grand teak building is known for its exquisite woodcarving.

Head to the top of Mandalay Hill as the sun begins to set to enjoy magnificent views of the city and Irrawaddy River.

Overnight in Mandalay

Day 2: Mandalay – Mingun – Amarapura - Mandalay (B/-/-)
After breakfast, take an excursion by boat on the Ayeyarwaddy River to Mingun about 11 km (1 hour) upriver from Mandalay. Your visit will start with Mingun Bell, a magnificent sight of the world’s largest uncracked bell weighing 90 tons and continue with Hsinbyume Paya as well as the unfinished Mingun Pahtotawgyi built as one of the world’s largest zedis by King Bodawpaya.

In the afternoon, drive to Amarapura, 15 km from Mandalay. Visit Mahagandayon, a famous Buddhist monastery where more than a thousand monks live and study. Continue to U Bein Bridge for a walk along this 200 year-old teak bridge built in 1782 at a time when Amarapura was royal capital. The bridge was constructed of 984 teak posts that were once part of the deserted Inwa Palace and it is 1.2 kilometres in length making it the world’s longest teak span. Enjoy a stroll along the bridge and the fabulous views of the surrounding farms and streams. Since then it is noted for silk and cotton weaving. Visit a traditional hand-woven silk workshop.

Overnight in Mandalay

Day 3: Mandalay – Bagan (B/-/-)
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Balloon Experience Over Bagan – Start the morning with an unforgettable hot-air balloon flight over Bagan’s temple studded plains – widely considered to be the one of the most iconic experiences in Asia. Be sure to bring a camera, as this will surely prove to be one of the best photo opportunities of the entire trip. (Note: available only from late October to late March; all flight weather permitting)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for a flight to Bagan (Nyang U). Upon Arrival, drive to Nyaung U and stroll through the colourful local market. Then sightseeing includes Nyaung U Market, Shwezigon Pagoda - the prototype for later Myanmar pagodas built by King Anawrahta, Ananda Temple – King Kyansittha’s masterpiece and crowning achievement of the early style temple of architecture and Htilominlo Temple – the largest temple.

In the afternoon, visit to Lacquer-ware making home cottage, Manuha Temple, Myinkaba Gubyaukgyi Temple – known for its wall paintings depicting scenes from the Jakatas and Dhamanyangyi Temple.

Continue to an elevated viewpoint to watch an unforgettable sunset over the plains before returning to the hotel.

Overnight in Bagan

Day 4: Bagan – Mandalay (B/-/-)
After breakfast, visit Toyokepyay Temple in Min Nan Thu village, Phaya Thone Zu and Nandamanya temples noted for their exquisite murals of 13th century and Kyat Kan Cave monastery, a famous meditation retreat in Bagan. In the afternoon, transfer to Nyaung U Airport for your domestic flight tp Mandalay.

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Note: The itinerary described above may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.

Remark for Customers

Note:
• Surcharges or compulsory meals may apply for holiday periods like Christmas, New Year, Water Festival, etc.
• All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including weather, road or trail conditions, tour attractions

Package Policy

The above package requires minimum 2 Pax per booking

Cancellation and Refund Policy
All cancellations must be made in writing and acknowledged by Wings & Wheels Travels and Tours. A 10% handling fee will be charged made 30 days or more prior to your arrival unless there are any charges or prepayments. Guide, car and entrance fees are fully refundable at any time before travel.
More than 30 days before departure: 10% of total tour price

Between 30 and 21 days before departure: 25% of total tour price
Between 20 and 8 days before departure: 50% of total tour price
Between 7 days and 48 hours before departure: 75% of total tour price
Less than 48 hours before departure: 100% of total tour price

Inclusion

Our Services include:
• Accommodation on shared twin or share double room basis with daily breakfast
• Meals as mentioned in the program (B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
• English-speaking throughout guide
• All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned with drivers
• Water and refreshing towel
• Domestic airfares (Mandalay – Nyaung U – Mandalay)
• Entrance fees for the visits
- Mandalay : Zone Fee
- Bagan : Zone Fee

Exclusion

Our services do not include:
• International ticket to/from Yangon
• Meals other than mentioned (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
• Visa arrangements for Myanmar
• Visits not mentioned in the program
• Drinks and personal expenses (such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry etc.)
• Tips and porters at the hotels
• Credit card fees (4.5%) or bank transfer fees for non-cash payments
• Any other items not mentioned
• Camera fees in visited area
• Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses incl. repatriation in the event of accident or illness)

Additional Information

Please contact our Travel Consultant if you have special requests or need any information.

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About Your Trip
Mandalay is a city and former royal city founded in the upper part of the country and is where the restored Royal Palace of Konbaung Dynasty, surrounded by a moat, is located. You will have to observe the cottage industry how the traditional craftsmen work and produce wood carving, Kalaga tapestries, and gold-leaf. Then make your way to Kuthodaw Pagoda, the world biggest book, which houses hundreds of Buddhist-scripture-inscribed marble slabs. At sunset, you will see the marvellous view of the city from the top of Mandalay Hill.

The next day, you will take a boat excursion to Mingun Pahtotawgyi where Mingun Bell, the heaviest functioning bell in the world at several times in history, is located. Enjoy your time by walking along U Being Bridge which was constructed of 984 teak posts from the remains of a royal palace.

Bagan is an ancient city which houses over 2,000 Buddhist monuments. With thousands of temples it’s a must visit.
Day 1 : Mandalay (-/-/-)
Pick you up from your hotel or Mandalay International Airport and experience the sights and sounds of Mandalay including the most revered religious monument in Myanmar, Mahamuni Pagoda. This pagoda is home to one of the country’s most revered Buddha images which, over the years, have been covered with gold leaf giving it an almost ‘lumpy’ texture. Mandalay is well known for its skilled craftsmen and as your tour traditional workshops, you will learn more about the city’s cottage industries. Observe the production of wood carving, kalaga tapestries, and gold-leaf where the techniques remained unchanged from those used centuries ago to craft items for the Royal Court.

Next visit to Kuthodaw Pagoda, whose 729 marble stone slabs of Buddhist scriptures have earned it the title ‘World’s Biggest Book’. Walk onwards to Shwenandaw Monastery, the only remaining building from the 19th century Royal Palace. This grand teak building is known for its exquisite woodcarving.

Head to the top of Mandalay Hill as the sun begins to set to enjoy magnificent views of the city and Irrawaddy River.

Overnight in Mandalay

Day 2: Mandalay – Mingun – Amarapura - Mandalay (B/-/-)
After breakfast, take an excursion by boat on the Ayeyarwaddy River to Mingun about 11 km (1 hour) upriver from Mandalay. Your visit will start with Mingun Bell, a magnificent sight of the world’s largest uncracked bell weighing 90 tons and continue with Hsinbyume Paya as well as the unfinished Mingun Pahtotawgyi built as one of the world’s largest zedis by King Bodawpaya.

In the afternoon, drive to Amarapura, 15 km from Mandalay. Visit Mahagandayon, a famous Buddhist monastery where more than a thousand monks live and study. Continue to U Bein Bridge for a walk along this 200 year-old teak bridge built in 1782 at a time when Amarapura was royal capital. The bridge was constructed of 984 teak posts that were once part of the deserted Inwa Palace and it is 1.2 kilometres in length making it the world’s longest teak span. Enjoy a stroll along the bridge and the fabulous views of the surrounding farms and streams. Since then it is noted for silk and cotton weaving. Visit a traditional hand-woven silk workshop.

Overnight in Mandalay

Day 3: Mandalay – Bagan (B/-/-)
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Balloon Experience Over Bagan – Start the morning with an unforgettable hot-air balloon flight over Bagan’s temple studded plains – widely considered to be the one of the most iconic experiences in Asia. Be sure to bring a camera, as this will surely prove to be one of the best photo opportunities of the entire trip. (Note: available only from late October to late March; all flight weather permitting)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for a flight to Bagan (Nyang U). Upon Arrival, drive to Nyaung U and stroll through the colourful local market. Then sightseeing includes Nyaung U Market, Shwezigon Pagoda - the prototype for later Myanmar pagodas built by King Anawrahta, Ananda Temple – King Kyansittha’s masterpiece and crowning achievement of the early style temple of architecture and Htilominlo Temple – the largest temple.

In the afternoon, visit to Lacquer-ware making home cottage, Manuha Temple, Myinkaba Gubyaukgyi Temple – known for its wall paintings depicting scenes from the Jakatas and Dhamanyangyi Temple.

Continue to an elevated viewpoint to watch an unforgettable sunset over the plains before returning to the hotel.

Overnight in Bagan

Day 4: Bagan – Mandalay (B/-/-)
After breakfast, visit Toyokepyay Temple in Min Nan Thu village, Phaya Thone Zu and Nandamanya temples noted for their exquisite murals of 13th century and Kyat Kan Cave monastery, a famous meditation retreat in Bagan. In the afternoon, transfer to Nyaung U Airport for your domestic flight tp Mandalay.

***End of services***

Note: The itinerary described above may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
The above package requires minimum 2 Pax per booking

Cancellation and Refund Policy
All cancellations must be made in writing and acknowledged by Wings & Wheels Travels and Tours. A 10% handling fee will be charged made 30 days or more prior to your arrival unless there are any charges or prepayments. Guide, car and entrance fees are fully refundable at any time before travel.
More than 30 days before departure: 10% of total tour price

Between 30 and 21 days before departure: 25% of total tour price
Between 20 and 8 days before departure: 50% of total tour price
Between 7 days and 48 hours before departure: 75% of total tour price
Less than 48 hours before departure: 100% of total tour price