Touring part- I (Ballooning)
Transfer to the balloon launch site from your hotel at early morning before the sun has risen. It takes about maximum 30 minutes depending on your hotel location. Enjoy pre-flight tea while the balloon is being prepared the flight by the crews after you have arrived to the location where one of our watchfully selected launch sites. After a safety briefing by the pilot of the flight, you will be invited in to the basket. The balloon holds 4-8 passengers in partitions of 2 people with the pilot in the middle, designed to deliver continuous views of the Mandalay city below. Lifting off you will fly over the city and its sites for 45-60 minutes. The pilot will fly at different heights allowing you to have views from high above together with falling down low to wave to the approachable locals. Upon landing you will be served a celebratory glass of sparkling wine and the pilot presented with a certificate of flight. Then you will be dropped back at the certain meeting point (local Tea shop) where your tour guide will wait for the additional day tour.
Tour part- II (Cycling the Countryside of Mandalay)
After your breakfast at local tea shop, you tour guide will lead you biking through the countryside,you will experience up close the paddy fields and enjoy the fresh air. Opportunity to meet the local farmers/villagers and you can even talk with local community who work in the firms/riverside. Tour guide will provide introduction and explanation about the tradition of the community, agri-tourism and the way of how is their life in wet field. Crossing local villages and you will have a great chance to make photo shooting of a very local way of life. Morning part will finish about 12:00 and you will have a lunch at the nice restaurant with pleasant foods. Then ride back to your hotel and take a break until 3:00 pm.
Tour part- III (Cycling inside Mandalay)
Evening part is exploring about the historical places to see the cultural heritage of inside Mandalay. It will take you along the palace moat on your bike to visit Royal Palace and its museum. Continue to visit famous of Golden Palace Monastery which was the shelter of the king Mindon in the olden days. Then to Kuthodaw Pagoda, the world’s biggest book is acknowledged by UNSCO in 2013. This tour will finish in the evening about 6:30 pm at the cafeteria beside of the moat with our complementary drink.
Breakfast at local tea shop
Bike for each person
1 bottle of water and towel
Lunch at restaurant
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