Countryside Discovery from Mandalay, Monywa to Bagan
Remark: This tour is just an example and can be customized to your preferences.
Day 1Mandalay - Monywa
At 08.00, drive to MONYWA (150 km - 4 hrs). Visit en route the THANBODDHAY PAGODA; where 845 small stupas surround and rise up to the richly decorated central stupa. The pagoda is built to remind of Mt Meru and has some similar characteristics to Borobudur of Java. Take a walk through the nearby banyan tree grove BODDHI-TATAUNG where thousand Buddha images rest at the feet of the trees. Enjoy the panoramic view from AUNG SETKAYA PAGODA, standing 130 meter high on the Po Khaung hills. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel.
If time permit, visit Kyaukkar Village and Shweguni Pagoda. Take a photo stop at Htan Zalote Water Fall before arrival to Monywa.
Overnight stay in Monywa.
Day 2Monywa - Pakokku (By Car) - Bagan (By Boat)
After breakfast, cross the CHINDWIN RIVER by ferry boat and proceed by pick-up (40 km - 1 hour) to PO WIN TAUNG, a network of impressive sandstone caves containing Buddha statues, wood carvings and fine mural paintings, some dating back to the 15th century. Dozens of large and small caves with about 450,000 images are hidden in the area of the Hpo Win Hills. And also visit Shweba Taung.
Afternoon, drive to Pakokku (110 km – 4 hours), a port city set south of the Chindwin confluence with en-route visit to Ma-U Village. After visiting Pakokku, continue by boat on the Ayeyarwaddy River, to Bagan. This down river trip takes approximately 2 hours. Upon arrival to Bagan, transfer to your hotel.
- Accommodation in shared twin rooms with daily breakfast
- Sightseeing with English speaking station guide
- Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with driver
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