Ava, Sagaing, Amarapura and Mingun Day Tour

from $55.00

Experience an organized, full-day tour to Ava, Sagaing, Amarapura and famous Mingun villages by private car from Mandalay. Explore charming historical monuments, religious sites, traditional handicrafts, and lifestyle of the rural communities in Upper Myanmar (Burma) and get a clearer picture of Mandalay’s ancient past.

 

Departure TimePick up place
8:00 amHotel in Mandalay
DurationTour End
10.5 hrs (a day Tour)6:30 pm

Who would love this tour?
Family, Friends, Couple, Senior

  • Reviews 9 Reviews
    5/5
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Culture, Monument, Private tour, Temple
  • Activity Level Leisurely
    1/8
  • Group Size Small Group
    1-6
All about the Ava, Sagaing, Amarapura and Mingun Day Tour.

What to expect in Mingun, Sagaing, Ava and Amarapura

– Mingun, the place of diverse and unique localities.
– Sagaing, topping of green hills crowned with white and gold pagodas marks and place of monasteries and nunneries.
– Innwa, once known as Ava, surviving with its rich history, is a remarkable country site with ruins, monastic buildings and stupas.
– U Being bridge from Amarapura, famous for the world’s longest teak footbridge and local traditional weaving workshops nearby.

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Air conditioned coach (from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Mandalay city area)
  • one bottle of water and towel
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Ferry boat, horse cart at Innwa
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Camera fees and personal expenses
  • Entrance fees and zone fees
  • Lunch is optional
  • Beverages
  1. Morning Session  Mingun - Sagaing

    This morning at 08:00 you will be picked up from your hotel by our guide and private car. Then drive towards Sagaing by crossing a bridge over the Irrawaddy River and continue to Mingun village along the banks of the Irrawaddy River.  After a 1½ hour scenic drive along the riverside in a whole, you will arrive at Mingun village. Upon arrival in this village, the first monument that will attract your attention is the awe-inspiring Mingun Pahtodawgyi, an enormous stupa which would have been the biggest in the world if it was completed. Take some time to look around this magnificent site and then walk to the Mingun Bell, the world’s largest ringing bell, which is believed to weigh some 200,000 pounds. Then continue by foot to the white-washed Hsinphymae Pagoda with its notable architecture and history. A visit to Mingun’s unique pagodas and historical relics will surely be one of the highlights of your time in Mandalay.

    After discovering Mingun return on the same way back to Sagaing for a tour of the three ancient royal capitals surrounding Mandalay: Sagaing, Ava and Amarapura.

    Sagaing is widely regarded as the religious centre of Myanmar, and this is evident upon observing the hundreds of white and gold Stupas covering the green of Sagaing hill – a truly enthralling representation of the importance of religion in this country. Sagaing is also home to more than 3,000 monks and over 100 meditation centres.

    Lunch will be enjoyed along the way (client’s own account), either in Sagaing or Ava, depending on your preference.

  2. Afternoon Session Ava-Amapura

    Then drive towards Ava where you will take a short boat ride across the river and board a horse-cart for a leisurely ride around the capital city from the 14th to the 18th century. Stop off for visits to the remains of the old wooden Bagaya Monastery and the famous Maenu’ brick monastery. 

    Later in the afternoon, visit Amarapura, the royal capital from 1783 until 1859. Highlights here include a visit to a traditional silk-weaving workshop and the world’s longest teak footbridge – U Bein Bridge, which crosses the shallow Taungthaman Lake. This is a fantastic place to take beautiful photos and enjoy a leisurely stroll along the bridge as the sunsets.

    Optional activity: For a truly memorable sunset, take a short boat ride on Taungthaman Lake with a local boat driver (15000 Kyats per boat – maximum 2 passengers per boat). 

    Then at around 18:00, you will be taken back to your hotel in Mandalay.

Usually, the Combo tickets (Zone fees/ Entrance fees) for this tour  is not included in our price in case you already bought a Combo ticket before your tour. If so, we recommend you to bring your Combo ticket with you at all times during your visit (or) our guide will assist you to buy this.

This tour can not be booked in the same day of departure and need to book in advance.  We recommend you to book this tour at least 15 hrs in advance to have secure arrangements especially in high season (October to March).

We operate this tour in privately as we, MUL considered to the privacy of the travellers and not sharing with other travelers. But solo traveler can still book for this tour with reasonable (solo) price by choosing 1 pax at our checkout page.

Yes Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.

  • We suggest you carry slipper and something to protect from the sun and the dust.
  • Shorts or sleeveless tops and shoes are not allowed to enter the place of Pagodas and Religious area.
Overall Rating
5/5
Katrin
Reviewed On 20/03/2019
5/5

Thanks to my guide Papa I had a wonderful day and learned a lot about all these old places and cities. She is a very kind person with a lot of knowledge about Myanmar in general. The day is packed with great sights and we did not spent much time on the road. Lunch in a restaurant was also nice.

Brock Doubikin
Reviewed On 31/01/2019
5/5

We had a really great experience visiting the four ancient cities of Mandalay on this tour. The sites that you are shown are truly spectacular. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable about each site and Myanmar’s history. We were taken to a great restaurant for lunch which served delicious food. I would definitely recommend this tour to others who are visiting Mandalay.

Douglas F
Reviewed On 15/12/2018
5/5

The comfortable minivan arrived on time with a driver and the very eloquent Ms Pa Pa as my guide. There is a lot of ground to cover but I feel that I saw most of the really important sites around Mandalay. Very pleasant lunch was available in Saiging and not at all expensive. We duly ended up at U Bein bridge for the obligatory sunset pictures. Incidentally Ms Pa Pa was an excellent photographer and always seemed to know where the best photo spots were. This is quite an expensive day out for one person but is definitely worth it for the places seen and the information provided. I woulsd certainly recommend this company if you are in Mandalay.

Douglas Fraser
Reviewed On 15/12/2018
5/5

The comfortable minivan arrived on time with a driver and the very eloquent Ms Pa Pa as my guide. There is a lot of ground to cover but I feel that I saw most of the really important sites around Mandalay. Very pleasant lunch was available in Saiging and not at all expensive. We duly ended up at U Bein bridge for the obligatory sunset pictures. Incidentally Ms Pa Pa was an excellent photographer and always seemed to know where the best photo spots were. This is quite an expensive day out for one person but is definitely worth it for the places seen and the information provided. I woulsd certainly recommend this company if you are in Mandalay.

Christopher Ontoy
Reviewed On 28/11/2018
5/5

The tour covered the important sights in Ava, Sagaing, and Mingun. Private car provided was very comfortable. Our guide was also very knowledgeable of the places. ANd she takes great pictures! :-)

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