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Arrival Mandalay and meet our tour guide at the airport. Transfer, check in and overnight in Mandalay.

Overnight: Mandalay

Today tour is to ancient cities around Mandalay: Sagaing, Ava and Amarapura. Start the sightseeing with the visit to Sagaing which has over 600 Buddhist monasteries where monks and nuns study and meditate. We will visit pagodas such as Kaung Mhu Daw Pagoda. Stop at the silverware cottage industry or clay pot making and nunnery to learn the daily life of Buddhist nuns.

Next visit is Ava, a grand imperial capital which is now turned into rural area but the remains of pagodas , monasteries and massive city wall can be seen as the reflection of its past . Enjoy the past at an ancient famous monastery, Maha Aung Myay Bone Zan and experience the traditional transportation, horse-cart riding as well.
Our full day tour will end by visiting to Amarapura, known as the city of Immortality. Enjoy sunset at U Pein, the world’s longest teak bridge which is 1200 meters long.

Tour Sites: Sagaing, Ava, Amarapura

Overnight: Mandalay

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the jetty (the busiest trading port) at about 8:00 A.M; take a look loading, unloading and squatters’ lives. Depart from the Jetty with chartered boat for about 4 hours to Myayzun (one of dolphin conservative villages). Stroll around in this colorful village to observe local living style, year round cultivated fields of crops, hand-weaving, obtaining oil with oil-press, cheroots workshop, making drum, traditional fans production and making traditional cigar. Lunch will be served at this village’s house with local foods.

After that, proceed sailing to Indaung village to see dolphins. Take small local boat to watch the cooperative fishing between fisherman and dolphins. Observe the ways of approaching to the dolphins, throwing fish-net, sharing fish and making friendship between man and them (approx.1 hour). Afterwards, anchor off the boat the village jetty.

Tour Sites: Boat tour along Ayeyarwaddy River & local villages

Overnight: On Boat

At this morning at 7:00 A.M; sail down for short distance to Shainmakar Ywarthit (beautiful riverside village). Explore at the village to get friendliness with locals. In this simple village, you will see drinking water pots and various pot-toys making process, weaving, cows-sheds and rural atmosphere. While sailing down to Mingun, on the cruise, you can see going downstream and upstream loaded boats, the beauty of the mighty Ayeyarwaddy, water-birds, cultivated farms, and small houses on the island.

After 3 hours long, arrive at Mingun: visit to Settawyar Pagoda (replica of Buddha’s foot print), the very massive unfinished Pathtotawgyi Pagoda, the world largest functioning bronze-made Mingun Bell, Memorial Hall of Mingun Sayadaw, and unique styled Myatheindan white-washed pagoda. Set sail back to Mayanjan Jetty and arrive at Mandalay at sunset-time. Transfer to hotel. Dinner will be served at the hotel.

Tour Sites: Boat tour along Ayeyarwaddy River & local villages

Overnight: Mandalay

This morning is free for you to enjoy the city in your way. Transfer to Mandalay International Airport for your flight. Goodbye Myanmar and we hope to serve you once again.

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