Mandalay to Monywa Day Tour: Unveiling Ancient Wonders and Riverside Serenity

Embark on a captivating day tour from Mandalay to Monywa, a hidden gem along the Chindwin River known for its ancient caves, pagodas, and vibrant local life. This journey promises a seamless blend of cultural exploration, natural beauty, and encounters with Myanmar's rich heritage.

Tour Highlights: (Starting Point to Mandalay Hotel)

  1. Morning Drive from Mandalay: Begin your day with a comfortable drive from Mandalay to Monywa, reveling in the scenic landscapes and the unfolding beauty of the Chindwin River.
  2. Thambuddhe Pagoda Complex: Explore the Thambuddhe Pagoda Complex, home to a vast collection of golden stupas and intricate Buddhist sculptures. Marvel at the religious artistry that spans centuries.
  3. Bodhi Tahtaung Pagoda: Visit Bodhi Tahtaung Pagoda, renowned for its towering standing Buddha images. Witness the serene beauty of the statues and the surrounding landscape.
  4. Phowintaung Caves: Venture into the Phowintaung Caves, a historical complex adorned with ancient murals and Buddha images. Explore the intricately carved interiors and soak in the spiritual ambiance.
  5. Local Lunch Experience: Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local eatery, savoring the flavors of Monywa's cuisine. Immerse yourself in the local atmosphere and culinary delights.
  6. Thanboddhay Pagoda: Visit Thanboddhay Pagoda, a unique structure adorned with thousands of Buddha statues and colorful decorations. Capture the vibrancy of this visually striking site.
  7. Kyaukka Village Exploration: Experience the charm of Kyaukka Village, known for its traditional lacquerware craftsmanship. Witness artisans at work and perhaps acquire a unique piece as a souvenir.
  8. Sunset Cruise on the Chindwin River: Conclude your day with a tranquil sunset cruise on the Chindwin River. Drift along the serene waters, witnessing the changing hues of the sky and capturing the peaceful ambiance.

Why Choose Our Mandalay to Monywa Day Tour:

  • Comfortable Transportation: Enjoy a comfortable journey from Mandalay to Monywa, allowing you to relax and appreciate the picturesque landscapes.
  • Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the cultural richness of Monywa, exploring ancient pagodas, caves, and traditional craftsmanship.
  • Local Interactions: Engage with locals in Kyaukka Village, gaining insights into their way of life and appreciating the artistry of traditional lacquerware.

This day tour from Mandalay to Monywa offers a unique blend of historical exploration, cultural encounters, and serene moments along the Chindwin River. It's a perfect escape for those seeking to uncover the hidden treasures of Myanmar's heartland.


  • All the transfers and excursion with private air-conditioned vehicles with good drivers.
  • English Speaking Station Guide.
  • Entrance fees for visiting places in the program.
  • Water and refreshing towel in touring days.
  • Services mentioned in the program.


  • Visa. Please make sure you have 6 months passport validity.
  • Meals not mentioned in the program (L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Camera fees
  • Services and meals if not mentioned in itinerary
  • All drinks, including water, soft drink and alcohol on all included or optional excursion
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Christmas, New Year & Myanmar New Year Festival
  • Return International flight tickets not mentioned in itinerary
  • Banking service fees (credit card or bank transfer)

Tour Price Validly 01.May.2024-30.Sep.2024

Pax Range Land Cost (per pax)
2 Pax 145 $
3-5 Pax 115 $
6-9 Pax 85 $
10-15 Pax 70 $

Tour Price Validly 01. Oct.2024-31. Mar.2025

Pax Range Land Cost (per pax)
2 Pax 160 $
3-5 Pax 125 $
6-9 Pax 90 $
10-15 Pax 75 $