Between Bagan and Mandalay
(Upstream: Bagan - Shwe Pyi Thar - Yandabo - Ava - Kyauk Myaung - Mingun - Mandalay)
Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
Between Mandalay and Bagan
(Downstream: Mandalay - Mingun - Kyauk Myaung - Ava - Yandabo - Shwe Pyi Thar - Bagan)
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
IMAGES OF THE CRUISE
TOUR CODE RMU_PP1.3
Duration : 3 nights / 4 Days
TOUR CODE RMU_PP1.4
Duration : 4 nights / 5 Days
DAY 1 : BAGAN-SHWE PYI THAR
The cast off time is at 12.00 noon (check-in 11.30 hrs). We cruise upstream all day. Lunch will be served at 13.00. In the early evening we stop at Shwe Pyi Thar village for a walk. Moor overnight at midriver
DAY 2 : YANDABO
Arrive 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 through the village stopping to some pot-making workshops to learn their unique production technique and the monastery. Back to the ship and cast off. We continue upstream to the ancient city of Ava, capital of the Burmese Kingdom from 1364 to 1841
DAY 3 : AVA
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. Back to the ship for lunch and proceed upstream. Moor overnight nearby a river village North of Mandalay
DAY 4 : KYAUK MYAUNG-MINGUN
Visit the spectacular potteries-making village of Kyauk Myaung, and see the manufacture stages of the famous 50 Gallons (200 Litres) pots (1.5 hours visit). Cruise back downstream to Mingun. In early evening, visit the unfinished pagoda, the largest working bell in the world and the “home for the aged”. Dance and Theatre performance on the Sundeck
DAY 5 : MANDALAY
Disembark at Gawein Jetty between 08.30 to 09.00 hrs
DAY 1 : MANDALAY
Board the Ship at Gawein Jetty (11.30-12.00 hrs), welcome cocktail and lunch. Sail upstream (ETD 12.30/13.00) and moor overnight at a river village North of Mandalay.
DAY 2 : KYAUK MYAUNG-MINGUN
Visit the spectacular potteries-making village of Kyauk Myaung, and see the manufacture stages of the famous 50 Gallons (200 Litres) pots (1.5 hours visit). Cruise back downstream to Mingun (Eta 14.00 hrs). At early evening, visit the unfinished pagoda, the largest working bell in the world and the “home for the aged”. Dance and Theatre performance on the Sundeck
DAY 3 : AVA-YANDABO
We travel by coach to the ancient city of Ava, capital of the Burmese Kingdom from 1364 to 1841. We explore the ruins by horse cart visiting the beautiful 200 year’s old Bagaya Kyaung teak Monastery, Nanmyin watchtower (27mt. high) and the Me Nu Ok Kyaung monastery. Return to the ship and cast off. Stop at Yandabo, a picturesque river village specializing in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war signed on Feb. 24, 1826. Explore the village stopping to some pot-making workshops to learn their unique production technique and the monastery.
Continue sailing until late night. Moor overnight at midriver
DAY 4 : BAGAN
Disembark at Aye Yar Jetty in Bagan by 09.00 hrs.
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.