Upper Irrawaddy - 6 Nights

Discover Mandalay and its historic sites located along the river, sail up to the spectacular Irrawaddy 2nd Defile. The journey begins or ends at the historic capital of Bagan. Stops include visits of Ava, Amarapura, Mingun, the pottery village of Kyaw Myaung and the colonial town of Katha.

We offer optional pre/post land arrangements in Yangon and to complete the visit of Myanmar an extension to Inle Lake which is not to be missed.

(Upstream: Mandalay - Upper Irrawaddy (Katha, Second Defile) - Mingun - Mandalay)

Duration: (7 Days / 6 Nights)

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Extensions

PRE CRUISE EXTENSIONS
Pre Post Cruise

TOUR CODE : UPI_PP1.2

Duration : 2 nights / 3 Days

TOUR CODE : UPI_PP1.4

Duration : 4 nights / 5 Days

 

ITINERARY (Upstream)



DAY 1 : MANDALAY

Embark the ship at Mandalay jetty in the morning before noon around 11:00 am. Cast off and cruise upstream for the rest of the day.

 


DAY 2 : KYAUK MYAUNG

After breakfast, arrive the spectacular potteries-making village of Kyauk Myaung and see the manufacture stages of the famous 50 Gallons (200 liters) pots. Sail all day. Moor overnight at mid-stream.

 


DAY 3 : TAGAUNG

Stop at Tagaung to explore the ancient city archaeological area and the fortifications around 9:00 am. Continue cruising upstream for the rest of the day. Moor overnight midstream.

 


DAY 4 : 2ND DEFILE (GEORGE)

Sail all day and we enter the dramatic 2nd defile with its magnificent cliffs reaching down the narrow channel around early evening. After entering a few hours, enjoy the typical view surrounded by the mountains along the river. Sail up to Sint Khan Village and return journey to Downstream. Sail all evening up to 10:00 pm. Moor overnight at midstream.

 


DAY 5 : KATHA

After breakfast we arrive in the colonial town of Katha, the setting for George Orwell’s book “Burmese Days” and also the place where in the 1942 hundreds of Irrawaddy Flotilla Company ships were scuttled before the Japanese could seize them. We explore the old streets and the market by trishaw and an Elephant Logging Camp located on the surrounding hardwood forest. If time permits we will also visit the lake Indaw to experience a typical Kachin highland scenery rich in bird life

 


DAY 6 : MINGUN

Full day cruising downstream with stop for a walk to a river village.
In the afternoon, we arrive in
Mingun and visit the unfinished pagoda, the largest working bell in the world and the “home for the ages”. Drama performance by the Mandalay Arts School on the sundeck.

 


DAY 7 : MANDALAY (GAWEIN JETTY)

After breakfast, disembark.

 

CRUISE PRICE INCLUDES

All meals &, Coffee/Tea/Water - Complimentary local beer throughout the cruise- a glass of wine at lunch and dinner-Sightseeing as described in the Itinerary – Ayravata Cruises English Speaking Guide (additional non-English speaking guide is provided if more than 8 cabins are booked by parties speaking the same language) - All Entrance Fees

CRUISE PRICE EXCLUDES

Drinks, laundry, all items of a personal nature; health-accident-baggage or travel protection plan outside the ship’s boundaries, fuel surcharges if applicable, domestic flights.

(*) Within the above rates the fuel cost is calculated on the Myanmar Market average price of the months of April 2014 (i.e. USD 0.9 per litter). Should the fuel price rise by more than 10%, AYRAVATA CRUISES will be entitled to impose a fuel surcharge equivalent to the amount by which the fuel price exceeds the price allowed for in the above rates, provided that the notice of this rise is given to the Passenger and/or his-her Agent within 30 days prior the cruise departure date.

RIVER CONDITIONS WARNING

The Irrawaddy and Chindwin rivers are subject to seasonal rises and falls of water level.

In the case of water levels being too high or low an alternative itinerary will be offered to Passenger.

Published itineraries are indication only and subject to sudden change. In such events alternative itineraries will be provided and we do our best to ensure that if a stop is missed we make up for it with another stop.

Though every effort will be made to ensure that the published itinerary is followed as closely as possible, given uncertain river and other local conditions, all schedules and itineraries may be subject to alterations and delays at short notice.

The ship’s manager and captain are jointly responsible for passengers’ comfort and safety.

Passengers must accept their decisions and instructions.

 

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The Upper Irrawaddy - 6 Nights Cruise

Per person in US$
HIGH SEASON : JULY - OCT, DEC 2016 & MAR - APR 2017 
Main Deck Twin use: US$2,955 Twin Cabin Single use: US$3,840    
Upper Deck Twin use: US$3,285 Twin Cabin Single use: US$4,275 Single Cabin:* US$3,285
Suite Bow Twin use: US$4,470 Suite Bow Twin Single use: US$8,940    
Premier Bow* Twin use: US$3,880 Premier Bow Twin single use: US$7,760    
Lower Deck Single use US$2,510        

(*) Paukan 2012 only

PEAK SEASON : NOV 2016 & JAN - FEB 2017 
Main Deck Twin use: US$3,285 Twin Cabin Single use: US$4,275    
Upper Deck Twin use: US$3,630 Twin Cabin Single use: US$4,720 Single Cabin:* US$3,630
Suite Bow Twin use: US$4,805 Suite Bow Twin Single use: US$9,610    
Premier Bow* Twin use: US$4,215 Premier Bow Twin single use: US$8,430    
Lower Deck Single use: US$2,795        

(*) Paukan 2012 onlyREMARK : Price do not include port tax USD 114 per pax.  15% discount for the cruise with RV Paukan 1947.

Per person in US$
HIGH SEASON : JULY - OCT, DEC 2017 & MAR - APR 2018 
Main Deck Twin use: US$2,515 Twin Cabin Single use: US$3,265    
Upper Deck Twin use: US$2,790 Twin Cabin Single use: US$3,635 Single Cabin:* US$2,790
Suite Bow Twin use: US$3,800 Suite Bow Twin Single use: US$7,600    
Premier Bow* Twin use: US$3,300 Premier Bow Twin single use: US$6,600    
Lower Deck Single use US$2,135        

(*) Paukan 2012 only

(PEAK SEASON : NOV 2017 & JAN - FEB 2018) 
Main Deck Twin use: US$2,790 Twin Cabin Single use: US$3,635    
Upper Deck Twin use: US$3,085 Twin Cabin Single use: US$4,010 Single Cabin:* US$3,085
Suite Bow Twin use: US$4,085 Suite Bow Twin Single use: US$8,170    
Premier Bow* Twin use: US$3,580 Premier Bow Twin single use: US$7,160    
Lower Deck Single use: US$2,375        

(*) Paukan 2012 onlyREMARK : Price do not include port tax USD 114 per pax.  15% discount for the cruise with RV Paukan 1947.

IMPORTANT NOTE: For All departures should the occupancy be less than 12 PASSENGERS the Company reserves the right to cancel the cruise up to 60 days prior the departure date. A written confirmation notice will be released to all booked clients and/or their agents within and not later than 60 days prior the departure date. In case of cancellation an alternative cruise will be offered and if not acceptable all down payments will be refunded.Cruise Price Includes:

  • bullet All meals &, Coffee/Tea/Water
  • bullet Sightseeing as described in the Itinerary
  • bullet Ayravata Cruises English Speaking Guide (additional non-English speaking guide is provided if more than 8 cabins are booked by parties speaking the same language)
  • bullet All Entrance Fees

Cruise Price Excludes:

  • bullet Drinks, laundry, all items of a personal nature
  • bullet health-accident-baggage or travel protection plan outside the ship’s boundaries
  • bullet domestic flights.
  • bullet fuel surcharges if applicable

(*) Within the above rates the fuel cost is calculated on the Myanmar Market average price (i.e. USD 0.5 per liter). Should the fuel price rise by more than 10%, AYRAVATA CRUISES will be entitled to impose a fuel surcharge equivalent to the amount by which the fuel price exceeds the price allowed for in the above rates, provided that the notice of this rise is given to the Passenger and/or his-her Agent within 30 days prior the cruise departure date.

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