Urban Mandalay - 3 Days

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Mandalay. A modern cityscape with a twist of old days. Explore Monasteries shaded by the tree canopies. Leave the main roads, and go searching for the myth of Mandalay in the slow side streets. Hang out at the riverside and watch the slow cargo boats heading for the unknown. The Mandalay urban package gives you a soft landing in Mandalay and Burma (Myanmar) including 2 nights of accommodation and a fine bicycle tour in the morning; in the outskirts beyond the busy traffic in the former royal capital.

Included: Meals: 2 x breakfast.
Accommodation: 2 nights at hotel.
Transportation: Transfer from Mandalay airport/train/bus station to your hotel.
English speaking tour guide: Guides on tours and drivers who speak limited English according to itinerary.
Tours & Explorations: According to itinerary.
Not included: · Drinks
· Tips for your guides
· Tours and activities not mentioned in the itinerary
· Entrance fees where applicable
· Visa to Myanmar
· Self-transfers and free day transportation highlighted in the itinerary
All other expenses not stated as included in the above

· Soft landing in bustling Mandalay; a fine start on your Burma adventure.
· Transfer from the airport and two nights accommodation – easy, so you can focus on exploring instead.
· Guided bicycle tour in the morning to get to know Mandalay behind the scene.

  • Day 1 : Mandalay

    The name Mandalay has a touch of old colonial days, Kipling, a fragment in a song. But today Mandalay is a modern metropolis, and the Chinese influence is enormous here. The hill above Mandalay is with its fine pagodas and monasteries a pilgrimage place for devoted Buddhists. The cuisine here is fine; the nightlife is possibly the liveliest in Burma. But you can also find small local markets, old teashops, and slowness. And you have the entire afternoon and evening free to explore just that.

    Have a slow first day in Mandalay, getting accustomed to the local life – and for the explorations that are waiting for you in the days to come.

    Practicalities:
    Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Mandalay.
    Transport and Guide: Your guide will meet you in Mandalay airport/bus station/train station and transfer you by car to your hotel (remember to make us aware of your arrival time and details in advance). If you drive from Mandalay airport, please note the driving time may be up to an hour.

  • Day 2: Mandalay, Bike tour

    "Magnificent Mandalay Mornings". By bike. Escape the hustle and bustle of the dusty city and discover the tranquillity and charm of the Mandalay countryside. You will visit fresh markets, cottage industry, farming villages and return to Mandalay after having made a genuine connection to the Myanmar outskirts, life beyond the cityscape.

    You will have the rest of the day at your convenience to explore urban Mandalay. Hire a blue "bemo" and explore the U-Bein bridge for sunset. As the sun casts it last rays and the locals cross the bridge there is no place more beautiful than being in one of the small boats. A magnificent view that will stay with you forever.

    Practicalities:
    Meals: Breakfast is included.
    Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Mandalay.
    Transport and Guide: Transfer by motorbike (your driver may speak limited English) from your hotel to and from the starting point of the bike tour. Bike Mandalay in the morning with your guide. Expect to be back at your hotel around noon.

  • Day 3: Mandalay

    Wake up for a slow morning, free for you to do as you please. Venture into the small backstreets of sleepy Mandalay. Watch the city come to life, the locals opening up the store gate, and the first mug of tea being stirred.

    Remember to check out before 12.00 noon and prepare to leave Burma behind or set of for more Burma explorations.
    We recommend to combine this tour with??:
    · Classic Burma Spice – A round-trip of the classics, Mandalay, Bagan and Inle, yet with the Go Beyond spice added. You can choose this option with start in Mandalay.
    · Shan State Adventure – if you are ready to go beyond the ordinary, to trek in a remote, incredibly beautiful and unexplored area, then go here before your Mandalay days

    Practicalities:
    Meals: Breakfast is included.

Børnepolitik

Child age: 2-11 years. Child price: Refer to rates. Please be aware of: Biking is generally not recommended for children below 11 years. As an alternative horse cart or tuk tuk can be arranged at no extra charge. Please let us know in advance to allow for arrangement.

Overnatning

2 Nights in Standard Room with Air Con and Private Bathroom and Toilet. Breakfast is Included.

Transport

Private car and bicycle.

Sæson

All year.
The best time to visit is from November to February when it is dry and temperatures are at their lowest. Day temperatures are around 20-25 degrees, while night temperatures in December – January can drop to below 10 degrees. The rainy season runs from the end of May until the end of September and can bring heavy and regular rainfall. From Mar to May the temperature can rise to above 40 degrees.

Ekstra information

Mandalay

Mosquito Spray, sun spray.

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