Myanmar Days - 10 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: Bagan - Yandabo - Monywa - Ava - Amarapura - Upper Irrawaddy (Kyaw Myaung - Second Defile - Katha) - Mingun - Mandalay)

Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights


(Downstream: Mandalay - Upper Irrawaddy (Kyaw Myaung - Second Defile - Katha) - Mingun - Ava - Amarapura - Monywa - Yandabo - Bagan)

Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights

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Extensions

Up Stream
Pre Post Cruise

TOUR CODE MDA_PP1.2

Duration : 2 nights / 3 Days

TOUR CODE MDA_PP1.4

Duration : 4 nights / 5 Days

 
Down Stream
Pre Post Cruise

TOUR CODE MDA_PP2.2

Duration : 2 nights / 3 Days

TOUR CODE MDA_PP2.3

Duration : 3 nights / 4 Days

ITINERARY

Itinerary Upstream




DAY 1 : BAGAN

Embark the ship between 10.00 to 12.00 am. Welcome cocktail and briefing. After lunch visit of a selection of the 2,000 listed pagodas and temples. Dinner and Overnight on board.

 


DAY 2 : BAGAN-RIVER VILLAGE

Explore some of Bagan's local markets selling wood carvings, fabrics, longyis and rattan products .Visit a workshop to see the ancient technique of lacquerware making. Alternatively guests can hire a horse cart or a bicycle and explore the site on their own or have a splendid Balloon Flight over Bagan (surcharge applied - optional). Back to the ship around Noon and cast off. We cruise upstream all day. Stop at Shwe Pyi Thar village for a walk. Dinner followed by a Puppet Show performance in the village or sundeck.

 


DAY 3 : YANDABO

In the morning we arrive at Yandabo, a picturesque village that specializes in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war signed on Feb. 24, 1826. We go ashore for a walk stopping at some pot-making workshops and to visit the school and the monastery. We cruise upstream the rest of the day, moor overnight at Myin Mu jetty.

 


DAY 4 : MONYWA

Early morning drive by coach (approx. 1½ hours) to Monywa to visit the Hpowindaung and Shwebadaung caves where hundreds of Buddha Statues are placed inside niches decorated with wonderful mural paintings dated back to the . After lunch we visit the splendid Sambuddhai Kat Kyaw pagoda with its more than 500,000 Buddha images. Drive to Sagaing (2 hours) where we will rejoin the ship. Dinner and overnight on board.

 


DAY 5 : AVA - AMARAPURA

We explore Ava by horse-cart visiting the beautiful 200 year old teak Bagaya Kyaung Monastery, Nanmyin watchtower (27mt. high) and the Me Nu Ok Kyaung monastery. We travel by sampan and coach to Amarapura, the penultimate Burmese Royal Capital (1783) to visit U-Bein Bridge Back to the ship at lunchtime and cast off

 


DAY 6 : 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 7 : 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 8 : 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,enjoythetypical 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 9 : 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 10 : 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 11 : MANDALAY (GAWEIN)

After breakfast, disembark at Gawein Jetty.

 


Itinerary Downstream




DAY 1 : MANDALAY

Embark the ship at Gawein Jetty between 10.00 to 12.00 noon. Welcome cocktail and cast off.

 

DAY 2 : KYAUKMAUNG

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 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 until 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 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”.

 

DAY 7 : AVA-AMARAPURA

We explore Ava by horse-cart visiting the beautiful 200 year old teak Bagaya Kyaung Monastery, Nanmyin watchtower (27mt. high) and the Me Nu Ok Kyaung monastery.
In the afternoon we travel by sampan and coach to Amarapura, the penultimate Burmese Royal Capital (1783) to visit U-Bein Bridge and Silk factories. After dinner guests can enjoy a Dance and Drama performance by the Mandalay Arts School on the sundeck (if available). Moor overnight in front of Sagaing Hill.

 

DAY 8 : MONYWA

Early morning drive by coach (approx. 2 ½ hours) to Monywa to visit the Hpowindaung and Shwebadaung caves where hundreds of Buddha Statues are placed inside niches decorated with wonderful mural paintings dated back to the . After lunch we visit the splendid Sambuddhai Kat Kyaw pagodawith its more than 500,000 Buddha images. Drive to Myin Mu jetty (approx. 1½ hours) where we will rejoin the ship. Dinner and overnight on board.

 

DAY 9 : YANDABO

In the morning we arrive at Yandabo, a picturesque village that specializes in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war signed on Feb. 24, 1826. We go ashore for a walk stopping at some pot-making workshops and to visit the school and the monastery.
Continue cruising downstream with an afternoon stop at
Shwe Pyi Thar village for a walk.
Moor overnight midriver

 

DAY 10 : BAGAN

We arrive at Bagan in the early morning. Full day visit of a selection of the 2,000 listed pagodas and temples. Lunch on board and in the afternoon continue the exploration of the archeological area.
Dinner on board or in a local restaurant. Overnight on board

 

DAY 11 : BAGAN (DISEMBARK)

After breakfast, embark at Aye Yar Jetty.

 


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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