Days
4
Price from
£415GBP

Delve into the last royal capital of Myanmar – Mandalay. This increasingly diverse city is considered the heartland of Burmese culture, and this four-day independent experience is the ideal way to see its most beautiful sights. Travelling privately and with the benefit of local expertise, you’ll discover the colossal ruins, charming scenery, friendly locals and intriguing colonial history of its surrounding areas.

Independent Experiences

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Start
Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)
Finish
Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)
Country
Myanmar (Burma)
Style
Peregrine
Theme
Explorer
Code
PAMAX
Physical rating
Ages
Min 5
Group size
Min 1, Max 3

Why we love this trip

  • Explore the melting pot that is Mandalay, Burma's second largest city

  • Marvel at the ruins of Mingun Pahtodawgyi and learn the story of this legendary unfinished temple

  • Discover the colonial heritage of the local town of Maymyo

  • See the sunset from Mandalay Hill and U Bein Bridge

Itinerary

Your Independent Experience starts today in Mandalay with an arrival transfer. Meet your guide at your accommodation and get some tips on how to spend your first day exploring and the best place for dinner.
Accommodation
  • Ayarwaddy River View Hotel or similar (1 night)
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
You will make your way down to the city’s lively waterfront today, the perfect backdrop for your boat trip up-river to Mingun - the site of the world's largest pagoda (albeit unfinished), the world’s largest unbroken bell, and temples dating back hundreds, if not thousands of years.
In the evening you climb Mandalay Hill (236 metres). In times gone by this was an arduous walk, but these days, if in operation, a series of large escalators will do most of the work for you.
Accommodation
  • Ayarwaddy River View Hotel or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Mandalay - Mandalay Hill
  • Mandalay - Boat trip to Mingun
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
A drive to one of Burma's most famous hill stations, Maymyo (Pyin U Lwin), will provide a welcome escape from the heat of the plains. Established during the colonial era in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, it is today a crossroad for traders coming over from China. This is reflected in the colourful local market.
Accommodation
  • Ayarwaddy River View Hotel or similar (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Say farewell to Mandalay today.
Depending on your departure plans, you may have some of your own free time for shopping or sights.
Transfer to the airport, train station or ferry terminal included.
Additional accommodation is available to extend your stay or you may like to add on another of our Independent Experiences in Myanmar or South East Asia.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

3 breakfasts

Transport

Boat, Private vehicle

Accommodation

Comfortable hotel

Included Activities

  • Mandalay - Mandalay Hill
  • Mandalay - Boat trip to Mingun

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Important notes

1. Arrival and departure transfers are included. Please provide your flight details to your booking agent in advance.
2. Peregrine can assist with booking your transport between each experience, or additional nights accommodation. Please ask your booking agent for more information.

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