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Lifestyle in Ayarwaddy River

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Duration

4 Days 3 Nights

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

15 people

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Languages

English

Overview

A/C Vehicle

3Breakfast

1 Lunch

Standard Hotel

Regional Guide

(English)

Mandalay

Singu

Hsithe

Sagaing

0.23 metric tons

Travel Medical Insurance

Activities

Boat Trip

Entrance Ticket

Local Community Activities

Tour Code – YST 00012

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Day 1 - Mandalay

Our driver and professional guide will pick you up from your hotel or Mandalay International Airport at around 8:00 am.

Our first stop will be the silk-weaving factory, discover why Mandalay is noted for its woodcarvings, silverware, tapestries, silk cloth. Next, you will visit to Mahar Gandar Yone monastery, where you can see a thousand Buddhist monks and novices line up every morning, at 10:30am, to receive their meal of the day at Mahar Gandar Yone Monastery. You’ll also stop by the Shwenandaw Kyaung (Golden Palace Monastery).

Stop for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, continue your visit to Royal Palace which is a primary symbol of Mandalay and a major tourist destination. The Mandalay Palace is the last royal palace of the last Burmese monarchy. Then, continue to visit the ‘World’s Biggest Book’; the 729 marbles stone slabs of Buddhist scripture at Kuthodaw Pagoda.

Finally, enjoy panoramic views of the city from the top of Mandalay Hill as the sun begins to set.


This will be the perfect time to take sunset photos. Conclude with a drop-off at your hotel in Mandalay.
Overnight at Mandalay.

Day 2 - Mandalay - Singu - Hithe ( B/ L / )

After Breakfast at your hotel, we will pick you up at 8:00 am by car. Our journey to Hsithe will take us north past Mandalay Hill.

Passing through agriculture land, we drive through many villagers, where you can see the daily life of rural Myanmar. The road passes to the east of the famous Marble Mountains, where the raw material for the marble carvers of Amarapura is quarried.

At 10.00 am we arrive at Singu, an attractive small town on the left bank of the Ayeyarwady River. Here you will be met by the village boat from Hsithe. The boat trip is a great opportunity to observe wildlife, particularly water birds such as Ruddy shelduck, Chinese spot- billed duck, Asian open bill and many Black kites, ospreys and Cormorantsetc ( most birds are migratory and the best time to see them is late November- lake March).

We arrive in Hsithe at 10,45, in time for light refreshment in the visitor Centre. The attractive building is positioned on the east bank of the river with panoramic views. Often dolphins can be observed feeding in the waters opposite. Now you will learn to be a fisherman/woman! The training lasts one hour but is great fun. First you will be shown how to cast a net and then it is your turn!! Using a light net, especially designed for the purpose, you will have two or three trial throws on ground adjacent to the Centre. Then you go by fishing boat to shallow waters and practice you skills. Young or old, male and female, this is something you will enjoy and remember.

Lunch is taken in the visitor Centre. After lunch, you will have time to look round the many information boards that explain about life in the village: the fishing, farming and the local wildlife, especially the Irrawaddy River dolphin. It is also an opportunity to buy locally – made handicrafts in the visitor Centre shop.

In the afternoon, you will go for a tour of the village, which will be led by one of the villagers.
You can observe local village life in all fascinating form – the architecture, the people, the animals, the activities and the monasteries. It is a village of bullock carts, smiling children, and of communities going about their daily life- life which is little charged over the centuries. But sadly it is now time for you to leave this timeless idyll. Once more you travel by boat.

This time, you head upriver to Singu. The water birds look particular beautiful in the afternoon light. You depart Singu at 16.15 pm and our delivered back to your hotel in Mandalay by about 18:30 latest.

Day 3 - Mandalay - Sagaing ( B / / )

Begin early this morning as your guide and driver will pick you up at 04:00 am at the hotel. We will visit to Mahamuni Pagoda, Mandalay’s most important religious site. The main Buddha image here is more than 3.5 metres high and covered with golf leaf.

Witness the monks who gather every morning at 4.30 to wash the statue’s face with scented water and clean his teeth with a soft brush. This early morning ceremony is rarely experienced by tourists. Then head to a gold leaf-making factory to find out how this unique substance is made.

Continue visit to Sagaing Hill, a religious center for Buddha devotees. The views across the river and surrounding hills are spectacular. We will visit Umin Thonesae and Soon Oo Ponya Shin Pagoda overlooking Ayeyarwaddy River. There are many visitors who come here to pay respects and pray at its main Buddha statue. You will visit Sagaing’s local market and discover locally made pottery, silver and other handicrafts. Next, stop at a small pottery village for a demonstration of creating the water pots found throughout Myanmar. Enjoy lunch at local restaurant.

After having lunch, you will be returned back to your hotel. Take a break and rest until afternoon. U Bein Bridge is one of the most recognizable places in Myanmar, and makes for a great evening trip from Mandalay so you can capture the beauty of its structure at sunset.

After sunset you will be returned back to your hotel in time for dinner.
Overnight at Mandalay.

Day 4 - Mandalay ( B / / )

After breakfast,
You will have your free time and leisure.
Then, drive to the Yangon international Airport, Check in and good bye!

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