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From Yangon: Full Day Excursion to Golden Rock

1. From Yangon: Full Day Excursion to Golden Rock

Start the overland drive to the Kin Pun "base camp" of Golden Rock with a 5:30 AM hotel pick up in Yangon. Continue onward to Kyaiktiyo (the "Golden Rock"), a huge boulder completely covered by gold leaves and delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff. You will arrive at Kim Pun base camp at around noon. As soon as you arrive at Kim Pun Base Camp you will take an open truck to reach the mountain top pagoda. After arriving to the top of the mountain pagoda, you can visit the Golden Rock Pagoda and take photos around there. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant en-route. After lunch, leave from Kyaikhto and return back to Yangon via Bago. Your short visit in Bago includes seeing the great Shwemawdaw Pagoda, which is over a thousand years old. Its spire is even taller than that of Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda. You will also see the 55-meter-long reclining Shwe Thalyaung Buddha Image, one of the country's most revered objects. You will also make a brief stop at Kyaik Pun Pagoda, famous for its four giant Buddha figures. If time permits, you can visit the Allied War Cemetery in Htauk Kyant. You will arrive back at your hotel late evening. 

Ulaanbaatar: Mongolia eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

2. Ulaanbaatar: Mongolia eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

Say goodbye to the hassle of physical SIMs and finding mobile network operator stores with our e-SIM service. After purchase, you'll receive a QR code that you can scan on your compatible device to install the e-SIM wherever and whenever you need it. Choose from a range of data volumes, validity periods, and coverage options in different countries to stay connected with ease. Most iPhone models beyond XS support e-SIM, and follow our instructions in the photo session to check compatibility for other devices. Share the QR code via AirDrop or scan it to another device. Install the e-SIM by connecting to WiFi or a network, and remember to turn on roaming for the e-SIM. If you have trouble connecting to the network, consult our self-troubleshooting guide. This eSIM also covers these countries in Asia:Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Georgia, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam. If your data is used-up? Simple, just buy another e-SIM to top-up. APN (Access Point Name): iboots Local Network:G.Mobile

Mandalay: Amarapura, Sagaing, Mingun, and Innwa/Ava Tour

3. Mandalay: Amarapura, Sagaing, Mingun, and Innwa/Ava Tour

Your tour begins as your driver picks you up from your hotel at 9:00AM. Starting with Amarapura City, you will discover the Mahargandaryone Monastery, the largest teaching monastery in Myanmar which was founded around 1914. Moving on, you will encounter a weaving workshop and the U Bein Bridge, which will be your location later on to view the sunset. After Amarapura City you will continue to Mingun City, crossing the Ayeyarwady River and enjoying the beautiful riverside. Following a drive of around 45 minutes, you will come across a huge pagoda titled the Pahtodawgyi Pagoda. You will also learn about ancient construction techniques, before continuing ahead to the two Giant Lions which were established by King Bodawpaya in 1790. Following Mingun City you can take an hour for your lunch in Sagaing City. Sagaing City has two placse for sightseeing: U Min Thounze and the Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda. You will then continue to Innwa/Ava City, stopping at the Innwa/Ava boat jetty where you will rent a boat. You will cross a small river by boat, before reaching the other side to rent a horse-drawn cart. Once aboard your cart, you will enjoy some sightseeing around Innwa/Ava City. At the conclusion of your tour you will make your way to the U Bein bridge, where after viewing the beautiful sunset you will return back to your accommodation in Mandalay.

Yangon Full Day Tour with Circular Train Ride

4. Yangon Full Day Tour with Circular Train Ride

Meet your guide at your hotel and firstly drive to Kyeet Myin Dine railway station. From here, take a 15-minute train ride on the Yangon Circular Train. Stop at Yangon railway station and drive to visit Bogyoke Aung Sann Market (Scott Market – closed on Mondays), where you may find various Myanmar handicrafts, jade, jewelry, clothing, and beautiful longyi. Next, go on a walking tour, setting off from Sule Pagoda in central downtown Yangon. On the way, you can see Yangon City Hall, Independence Monument, Mahabandoola Park, and many former colonial buildings. The next stop is the 70-meter long Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda giant reclining Buddha, which is equal to the height of a six-story building. In the late afternoon, you will visit Kandawgyi Park which has a great view of a beautiful lake and Shwedagon Pagoda in the background. You can also see Karaweik royal floating barge, which was built in 1974. Enjoy the sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda, which was built over 2,600 years ago. The Pagoda is always full of local people praying and make offerings, and is a fascinating place to spend time watching the world go by. Your guide will show you around the Pagoda complex with its many temples, stupas, and statues.

From Yangon: Private Bago Day Tour with Lunch

5. From Yangon: Private Bago Day Tour with Lunch

Get picked up by your guide at 8:00 am from your accommodation in Yangon. On your way to Bago, visit allied Taukkyan War Cemetery where thousands of British Allied soldiers who fought in the Second World War are buried. Then explore the lively outdoor market of Htauk Kyant and peruse the local wares on offer.  Arrive in Bago and begin your guided city tour by marveling at the four giant Buddha images in the Kyaik Pun Pagoda built by King Dhammaceti in AD 1475. Then pay a visit to the Kyat Khat Wine Monastery and observe the monks in training line up for lunch and eat at small round tables. Afterwards, enjoy lunch yourself at a local restaurant where you can try some of Myanmar's most popular cuisine. Continue on to the Shwemawdaw Pagoda, one of the most venerated pagodas in Myanmar. Take in views of the impressive 375 foot high structure and learn about the excavation and restoration of Kanbawzathadi, the palace of the famous King Bayint Naung. Stroll through the Bumble Bee Throne Hall (probably used as the king’s sleeping quarters), the Royal Audience Hall, the Teak-post Museum, which displays teak-posts found from Kambawzathadi palace site excavation, and the unique, octagonal-shaped Hanthawaddy Archaeological Museum. Finally, see Shwethalyaung Reclining Pagoda and return to your hotel in Yangon.

Mandalay: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

6. Mandalay: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Begin your morning with a pickup from your hotel in Mandalay and set off to see gold leaf manufacturers and learn about the industry. Afterward, visit Mahamuni Pagoda and see its 13-feet tall seated Buddha, a nationally celebrated image believed to be approximately 2000 years old. From the pagoda, learn more about the different industries that help Mandalay thrive like wood carving and jade. Explore the jade market and its cramped, but vibrant walkways. Escape the hustle and bustle and go to Shwe In Bin Monastery, a place for quiet meditation in Mandalay. Spend more time in serenity at the Eindawya Pagoda, a Buddhist stupa. Learn about the pagoda's long and interesting history before breaking for lunch at about 12:00 PM. After lunch, visit and marvel at the Skinny Buddha structure.  Move on to the Royal Palace, a complex comprised of more than 40 timber buildings. After spending time at the palace complex, spend the rest of the afternoon visiting various monasteries and pagodas such as the Shwenandaw Monastery, famous for its gilded jataka scenes, Atumashi Monastery, the Kuthodaw Pagoda, Sandarmuni Pagoda, and Kusinara Pagoda. End your Mandalay sightseeing tour at Mandalay Hill for its viewpoint featuring stunning views of the surrounding landscape. 

From Mandalay: Private Transfer to Bagan

7. From Mandalay: Private Transfer to Bagan

Ensure a stress-free vacation from start to finish and book your Mandalay to Bagan transfer in advance. After getting picked up from your hotel in Mandalay in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle, sit back and relax on the 4-hour ride to Bagan. Soak up views of the scenery along the way, including Tada-U and Myothar City. After around 2.5 hours, take a break in Myingyan before continuing onto your final destination. Upon arrival in Bagan, a UNESCO listed location, get dropped off directly at your new hotel.

Mandalay: Sagaing, Innwa, and Amarapura Sightseeing Tour

8. Mandalay: Sagaing, Innwa, and Amarapura Sightseeing Tour

Your day will begin as you are picked up from your Mandalay City hotel at 08:00AM. You will begin with some discovery of the Shwenandaw Monastery, a fine-teak monastery and temple which is known for its carving, particularly the interior gilded Jakarta scenes. You will then move on to the Atumashi Monastery, which was built in 1857 by King Mindon and was one of the king's last great religious construction projects. Kuthodaw Pagoda is next, and is comprised of a gilded pagoda, hundreds of shrines housing inscribed marble slabs, and several pavilions. You will then move on to the Sandarmuni Pagoda, a statue which reportedly weights 40,924.8 pounds. Some exploration of Mandalay Hill will follow, which is a 760-foot hill. After Mandalay Hill, you will explore the Royal Palace. The Royal Palace complex is of glittering 1990s reconstruction and is impressive for its scale, with more than 40 timber buildings inside it. The Mahamuni Pagoda is a 13-foot-tall seated Buddha, a nationally celebrated image that's popularly believed to be some 2,000 years old. Following these explorations it will be time for lunch, after which you will start exploring Sagaing City. Following Sagaing City, you will Continue to Innwa/Ava City where you will rent both a boat and a horse and carriage to best discover the area. After exploring for the day, it will be time to see the sunset at U Bein Bridge. Once the sun has set, you will depart from Innwa/Ava City to be returned to your hotel in Mandalay.

Yangon City: Full-Day Tour

9. Yangon City: Full-Day Tour

At 8:00 AM, you will be picked up from your hotel. Start your full day of sightseeing by driving through the colonial style downtown, as well as Chinatown and the Indian quarter. Stop to take a photo at the City Hall and the Sule Pagoda with its golden chedi. Then, take a walk along Yangon River to see the busy harbor area and discover the upcountry towns along the Ayeyarwady River. Visit Botathaung Pagoda, said to contain Buddha relics. If requested, you can make a short visit to the 100 year old Strand Hotel.   Lunch will be served at Lucky 7 Tea house where you can choose from a variety of Burmese, Indian and Chinese food. Visit Bogyoke Market, formally known as Scott Market, which gives you the opportunity to see Myanmar's wide range of handicrafts. Explore the National Museum and discover the 8-meter-high golden Lion Throne and the Royal Regalia of Mandalay.  Then, proceed to the magnificent reclining Buddha at Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda. Take a photo at the Karaweik Hall, a golden floating barge on the Kandawgyi Lake. Conclude your day with a visit to one of the world’s most spectacular monument, the Shwedagon Pagoda. The golden dome of the Shwedagon Pagoda rises 98 meters above its base and is covered with 60 tonnes of pure gold. After enjoying the sunset from the pagoda, you will be transferred back to your hotel at 6:00 PM.   

Mandalay: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

10. Mandalay: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Your tour begins with pickup from your hotel in the morning or evening. From there, your half-day tour of Mandalay begins. As you travel, learn how this city is the last royal capital city of Myanmar. Visit the Shwenandaw Monastery, a fine-teak monastery-temple known for its carvings, particularly in its interior. From there, advance to the Atumashi Monastery and the Kuthodaw Pagoda. This gilded pagoda is comprised of hundreds of shrines, all housing inscribed marble slabs and several pavilions. Following that, visit the Sandarmuni Pagoda, and the Kyautkawgyi Pagoda. If your tour has been booked in the afternoon, drop by Mandalay Hill to observe the sunset. Mandalay Hill is renowned for providing a stunning spot for sunsets, and allows its visitors to take in panoramic views of the entire city. At the conclusion of your activity, your tour concludes with you heading back to your hotel.

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This is by far one of the best tours I have ever done. My tour guide Yang (sp?) took his time to explain Yangon. He is so passionate about his city. Please support them if you are in Yangon. They are truly deserving of the 5 stars.

My guide Yan was extremely knowledgeable and very thorough with information about the country’s history. He was accommodating and helpful. I recommend for anyone to take this trip to Mynamar and explore the city with him.

The places are amazing, the pace of the driver is perfect. The car comfortable, great A/C. It’s so good tour if you want to visit the very best places in Mandalay in just one day. I can recomend this tour for sure.

Driver was quite punctual, cd converse in English well & reasonably knowledgeable about the sites. Helpful.. We are quite satisfied.

My tour guide was exceptionally helpful, knowledgeable and very articulate.