Tour part- I (Ballooning)
Transfer to the balloon launch site from your hotel at early morning before the sun has risen. It takes about maximum 30 minutes depending on your hotel location. Enjoy pre-flight tea while the balloon is being prepared the flight by the crews after you have arrived to the location where one of our watchfully selected launch sites. After a safety briefing by the pilot of the flight, you will be invited in to the basket. The balloon holds 4-8 passengers in partitions of 2 people with the pilot in the middle, designed to deliver continuous views of the Mandalay city below. Lifting off you will fly over the city and its sites for 45-60 minutes. The pilot will fly at different heights allowing you to have views from high above together with falling down low to wave to the approachable locals. Upon landing you will be served a celebratory glass of sparkling wine and the pilot presented with a certificate of flight. Then you will be dropped back at the certain meeting point (local Tea shop) where your tour guide will wait for the additional day tour.
Tour part- II - Mingun– Mandalay tour
After early balloon ride experience, this one-day trip will take first you to Mingun village on a boat by crossing Ayeyarwaddy river. You will explore along the Ayeyarwaddy river during one-hour sailing time. It is interesting to visit rural area of the other bank of the river and some historical monuments including the world’s largest ringing bell in Mingun village. In the afternoon will visit interesting local market and wooden monastery in Mandalay. Your tour guide will take care of you for the day and will lead you to have unforgettable experiences.
Our tour guide is awaiting at a certain meeting point to offer you local taste breakfast at the native tea shop and then continue for sightseeing. Today you will take a boat to visit Mingun village. Visit the historical monuments in rural village of Mingun including famous Mingun Bell. Then back to Mandalay on a boat. Afternoon explore to the Mandalay area including local market, wooden monastery and some handicrafts. Mingun, the rural village area is located approximately 10 kilometers northwest of Mandalay. Pahtodawgyi pagoda, unfinished pagoda is situated there and it would have been the World’s biggest Stupa if it had been finished. In fact, work of this Stupa construction stopped in 1819. A must see is Mingun bell, the largest ringing bell in the world. Hsinbyume also known as Myatheindan, unusual pagoda rises in seven wavy, whitewashed terraces representing the seven mountain ranges around Mt. Meru is one of the place for your leisure and amazing scene. Return to Mandalay at afternoon and lunch will be at the restaurant on the river bank.
Then proceed to explore the local market of the river bank. Then visit Monastery to understand about Monastic education system in Myanmar and make a small charity and some interactive activities with the children if it is school day. Then proceed to ShweInnBin (wooden) monastery, the masterpiece of Myanmar architects in 19th century donated by a Buddhist devotee, U Sat Shwin, in 1895. Then explore some handicraft like wooden tubs and bullock cart making. Sightseeing of the day would be finished and drop at your hotel.
Breakfast at local tea shop
Air conditioned coach (Sightseeing in Mandalay)
Ferry Boat fees to Mingun
1 bottle of water and towel
Lunch at restaurant
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