Ancient Royal Capital Tour
Mandalay

Highlights

  • Enjoy a traditional puppet show over dinner
  • Cruise along the Irrawaddy River to Mingun Pagoda
  • Enjoy a barbecue dinner at sunset on the banks of the Irrawaddy

Flights and transportation/drivers very good, on time, comfortable, efficient, courteous and safe

Day 1 – Arrive – Mandalay
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by our friendly English-speaking guide, and taken to your hotel to drop off your things, and freshen up after your flight. For sunset, make your way to Mandalay Hill for a great for over this magnificent city. For dinner, watch a traditional puppet show, as you sample you first taste of Myanmar food. Overnight – Hotel by the Red Canal
Day 2 – Mandalay
Following breakfast, enjoy your morning exploring some of Mandalay’s historical buildings including Shwenandaw Monastery, the only surviving original structure in Mandalay following bombings in World War Two, and Mandalay Palace. After lunch, board a cruise to Mingun, 2 hours upstream. Mingun Pagoda is a truly awe inspiring structure. Built on a vast scale but never completed, the trip is well worth your time. Enjoy a barbecue dinner on the riverbanks before your trip to Mandalay. Overnight – Hotel by the Red Canal
Day 3 – Mandalay
Close to Mandalay, you will find three further ancient capitals, and today you will go on a tour exploring each one. Start the day with a visit Amarapura, where you will find the famous U Bein Bridge. Following this make your way to Inwa, where you will be taken around by horse cart, before ending your day at Sagaing. There is a magnificent sunset view of Mandalay from the summit of Sagaing Hill here. Overnight – Hotel by the Red Canal
Day 4 – Mandalay – Depart
Enjoy the morning at leisure, to use the hotels facilities, or to explore Mandalay on foot by yourself. After lunch, transfer to the international airport for your flight back home.