Ava-Sagaing-Amarapura Tour

from $49.00

Full day Excursion trip to three ancient cities of Ava, Sagaing, and Amarapura in and around Mandalay. This tour includes hotel pickup, air-con car, Tour guide service and boat & horse cart fees at Ava.

Departure TimePick up place
8:30 amHotel in Mandalay
DurationTour End
10 hrs6:30 pm

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

  • Reviews 3 Reviews
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Culture, Monument, Private tour, Temple
  • Activity Level Leisurely
  • Group Size Small Group
All about the Ava-Sagaing-Amarapura Tour.

Ava, Sagaing, and Amarapura

– 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.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off  (Mandalay city area)
  • 1 bottle of water and towel
  • Air conditioned coach (from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm)
  • Ferry boat, horse cart fees at Innwa
  • English Speaking Guide
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Entrance fees / Zone fees
  • Lunch is optional
  • Beverages
  • Camera fees and personal expenses
  1. Itenary Morning Section

    You will be picked up from your hotel by our guide, and private car at 8 am and drive towards Sagaing, located 20km south-west of Mandalay. On the way there stop at a riverside village to learn about the local community’s daily agricultural lifestyle, and to visit wood carving and bronze casting workshops. Then, cross a bridge over the Irrawaddy River to arrive in Sagaing, widely regarded as the religious centre of Myanmar and home to more than 3,000 monks. This former royal capital’s nuns, on the other hand, are less talked about and today you will have the opportunity to observe the daily life of Buddhist nuns at That Kya Di Tha Nunnery. We will arrive by 10:30 to spend some time with them before they sit down for lunch at 11:00. Following this unique cultural insight head to Swan Oo Ponnya Shin Pagoda which offers beautiful views of the surrounding nature, and U Min Thounzeh Pagoda, a cave temple with 45 Buddha images arranged in a curved format, an ideal spot to take a group photo.

  2. Itinerary Afternoon Section

    Having worked up, an appetite continues to Ava by a combination of car and small boat. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant there, after which a horse cart will be waiting to take you around the capital city from the 14th to the 18th century. This traditional form of transportation allows you to directly support the horse cart owners who have been dealing with decreasing income over recent years. 

     In Ava explore Bargayar Monastery with its beautiful teak wood structure and stunning carvings. Then your horse cart driver will lead you to Yadana Semi Pagoda, before the final stop at MahaAungmyae Bonzan Monastery, an imposing brick monastery dating back to the 19th century. 

     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 sun sets before transferring back to your hotel. 

     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). 

Private day tour with tour guide

Explore historical places around Mandalay

Experience about Myanmar culture, history and environment

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

We suggest you to carry slipper and something to protect from the sun and the dusts. Shorts or sleeveless tops and shoes are not allowed to enter place of Pagodas and Religious area.

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.

We say yes, and but it is subject to the availability.  We recommend you to book this tour at least 14 hrs in advance to have secure arrangements especially in high season (October to March).

Overall Rating
Vincent Johnson
Reviewed On 17/12/2017

Our all-day tour oft he ancient capitals outside of Mandalay was excellent. The tour was well organized, the guide knowledgeable, and the driver a pro. Everything was taken care of. Lunch was very good. I will book the same tour for my wife when she arrives.

Reviewed On 06/05/2017

I booked 2 whole days private trip at Mandalay respectively. The owner and tour guide are so knowledge and helpful. Highly recommend Mingun-Ave-U Bein trip and you will able to see local people life in the village and magnificent monastery. The trip is definitely the highlight of my trip.

Sanjeev Jha
Reviewed On 02/05/2016

Nature, wilderness and adventures go hand in hand. To make the most of this tour, you should consider going on this trip with your friends or loved ones.