Free & Easy Tour - Mandalay

Tour code : BFF010

Day 1Mandalay Arrival

Mingalar-bar! Upon your arrival to Mandalay International airport, you will be welcomed by BFF Travel Team and transfer to your hotel. After hotel check-in, you could take a rest for the whole day at the hotel or you have a chance to explore Yangon city by yourself. Overnight stay in Mandalay.




Day 2Mandalay Free Day

Breakfast at the hotel. You could take a rest for the whole day at the hotel or you have a chance to explore Yangon city by yourself.

OPTIONAL: MANDALAY CITY TOUR (FULL DAY)

We start our journey to the royal kingdom of Mandalay with a visit to Mandalay Hill – a vantage point for panoramic views of the city. We continue drive to the famous Mahamuni Paya which houses one of Myanmar’s most sacred Buddha images covered with thick layers of gold leaf. Next we visit to Shwenandaw Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings which are mostly done on teak wood and the renovated Atumashi Monastery which is referred as incomparable monastery and billed as the world’s largest book. We continue to Kuthodaw Pagoda houses the Buddhist Scriptures inscribed on marble slabs.

In the afternoon we continue to Amarapura – a former royal capital and famous for its textile industries. We first visit a cottage industry workshop where we learn how Myanmar longyis and traditional fabrics are woven. Then we visit Ubein Bridge – a simple yet remarkable teak structure that spans 1.2km over Taungtaman Lake and silhouetted by the setting sun, is a magical experience and a photographer’s dream.

OPTIONAL: A VISIT TO MINGUN BY BOAT (HALF DAY)

We embark on morning exploration of Mingun by private boat on Ayeyarwaddy river, 11km upriver from Mandalay where we visit Mingun Bell which weighs 90 tons and is one of the world’s largest bells. And continue to Hsinbyume Paya well known as Myatheintan Pagoda, was modeled after the mythical Mount Meru. Next we visit to Mingun Paya, intended to be the world’s biggest pagoda, is an overwhelmingly massive structure even though it remains unfinished. If we have time permits, we visit some local handicraft workshops of silk weaving, mats and alms bowls. After that, we return back to Mandalay.

Day 3Mandalay Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. We transfer to Mandalay International Airport for your departure.