Ancient Ava Excursion

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: Morning / Afternoon

4 hours    English    Mandalay, Innwa (Ava)

tour highlights

  • Exploring the old town Ava with a traditional horse cart
  • Pass through the ancient city gates on your way to great monasteries
  • Spend time getting to know the locals
  • Meet silk weavers, cane mat makers, and alms bowl craftsmen to observe about their work

tour details

Get a look at peaceful island life the way that few others will experience at the traditional village of Ava. Cross the river by ferry to Innwa (Ava), situated on the banks of the Ayeyarwady River and enjoy a leisurely horse cart ride around the peaceful countryside.

Why choose this tour?

  • Unfolding the secrets of the old capital, Ava with its cultural heritages and outstanding handmade crafts
  • A peaceful scenic boat ferry to Ava and authentic horse cart ride in the city
  • Visit to the monasteries of fine stucco and wood carving works

tour description

Pick up from Mandalay and drive towards the former royal capital of Innwa (Ava) located on an island between the Ayeyarwady and the Myitnge Rivers. A local ferry carries you to the island where your horse cart and driver await you. Pass through the ancient city walls to visit the brick and stucco monastery of Maha Aungmye Bonzan (also known as Oak Kyaung) before continuing to the impressive wooden monastery of Bagaya Kyaung. If time permits, visit some village homes to see local handicrafts such as silk weaving, cane mats and alms bowls. After that, transfer back to your hotel.

customise the tour

  • Combine with half day Mandalay city tour
  • Proceed to Amarapura and impressive U Bein teak bridge
  • Unlimited photo opportunity during the tour


  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Transfer from/to hotel
  • Boat fees
  • Horse cart fees
  • English speaking local tour guide
  • Filtered drinking water and wet towels during the tour


  • Meals


  • Please note there will be supplement during the water festival period from 13-17 April. Price to be advised on request.
Tour code: EXMHAAEB

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