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Mandalay Guided River Tour

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    • Adult (6+)
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Key Highlights

  • Get off the beaten track and experience this magical kingdom of Mingun
  • Cruise on one of the most beautiful rivers of Myanmar
  • Experience one of the best sunsets of your life on the peaceful Irrawaddy River
  • Marvel at the largest working bell in the world
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted
  • Overview

    Sail away from Mandalay to Mingun on one of the world’s most beautiful rivers - the Irrawaddy river, past sprawling reed banks and fishermen’s huts. Escape the hustle and bustle of the throbbing city and take full advantage of this opportunity to relax and unwind and take in the epic scenery of one of the world’s most spectacular rivers. Life has not changed much on the river; stilt villages, old pagodas, and ox ploughing the fields are some of the enduring sights you will see. Serene doesn’t even begin to cover it!

    After an hour of sailing, arrive at Mingun and marvel at the world’s biggest working bell – time to ring this off your bucket list! Next on the itinerary is a visit to the Pathodaw temple, a massive stupa that remains unfinished because the king who built it was told that he would die when the last stone was cast. Interesting mythology points out that it would have rivaled the great pyramid at Giza in scale had he had the nerve to complete it! Only two minutes away is one of the most stunning and unusual pagodas in the whole of Myanmar: Myatheindan. This magnificent structure is pure white and has some robust-looking lions guarding the grand entrance.

    Next up you head to the nearby tiny village and meet some local people who will tell you more about life on the sleepy river banks. We’ll stop somewhere where you can fuel up on some nibbles if you wish to, before returning to the boat and the final leg of our Mandalay tour. It is then time to feast your eyes on one of the best sunset cruises you’ll ever experience.

    About The Supplier:

    Urban Adventures are a handpicked network of 150+ global destinations, locally owned and operated by professional and passionate urban explorers. Collectively they create and run 1000's of fun and unique day tour itineraries that support local communities and help travelers uncover the local side of a city. Urban Adventures has a team of passionate guides who are the heart and soul of the tours and guarantee a great time.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    4-5 hours

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    Make you way to the Oway Grand Hotel, No.624, 78th Street. Between 30th & 31st Streets, Central Mandalay.

    Ending Point

    Same as starting point

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Transportation
    • Boat Fare
    • Local English speaking guide
    • Water


    • Personal purchases/souvenirs
    • Food and drinks
    • Tips/gratuities for your guide
  • Please note

    Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Pick up times are approximate. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organized activity to reconfirm.

    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 mins early.

    As we will visit a religious pagoda, please wear clothing that covers your shoulders and knees.

    If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip — though not compulsory — is appropriate.

    Our supplier can allow maximum of 12 people on the tour to go ahead.

    Please mention in the special request section at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.

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