Voyages on Irrawaddy River - 3/4 Nights

3 NIGHTS DOWNSTREAM - FROM MANDALAY (MINGUN - SAGAING) TO BAGAN - BAGAN SIGHTSEEING

(Downstream: MANDALAY - MINGUN - SAGAING - RIVER VILLAGE - BAGAN)

Departure: Sunday - Duration: 3 nights


4 NIGHTS UPSTREAM - BETWEEN BAGAN AND MANDALAY

(Upstream: BAGAN SIGHTSEEING - RIVER VILLAGE - SAGAING - MINGUN - MANDALAY)

Departure: Wednesday - Duration: 4 Nights

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ITINERARY

3 Nights Downstream

 

DAY 1 : (SUNDAY) - MANDALAY (GAWEIN) – MINGUN

The embarkation time is 12.00 noon at Gawein jetty and cast off after half an hour time.

Welcome Cocktail and briefing in the Saloon or Sundeck followed by Lunch.

After cruising upstream for two hours we arrive at Mingun where we visit the impressive unfinished pagoda and the largest working bell in the world. Our English speaking manager (or your private guide) will accompany the guests during the visit.

Moor Overnight at a sandbank mid-stream. After dinner guests can enjoy a Dance and Drama performance by the Mandalay Arts School on the sundeck (if available).

 

DAY 2 : (MONDAY) - MINGUN – SAGAING –YANDABO

Early in the morning cruise downstream. During the two hours journey the passengers can admire the natural beauty of the river and the life of its banks while relaxing on the sundeck or just sitting outside their own cabin. Enjoy the sunrise over Sagaing Hill.

After breakfast passengers wishing to visit Sagaing can go ashore with the assistance of our Ship Manager or their own guide. We resume our downriver voyage at 10.30 hrs and we will sail all day long.

In the late afternoon we stop at Yandabo, a village specializing in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war was signed on Feb. 24, 1826. We visit the Pot workshops, the monastery and the school.

Moor overnight near the village of Shwe Nann Tint.

Important Remark: The visit to Yandabo is highly depending on the water level and river conditions. The ship Captain has the sole decision making authority whether to include that visit or not.

 

DAY 3 : (TUESDAY) - BAGAN

Cast off early in the morning for the last leg of our journey Enjoy the sunrise near Bagan. Arrive Bagan around 09:00 hrs. 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.

 

DAY 4 : (WEDNESDAY) - BAGAN

Enjoy the sunrise in Bagan. Passengers will disembark at Ye Kin jetty around 9:00 hrs.

 

4 Nights Upstream

 

DAY 1 : (WEDNESDAY) - BAGAN – BAGAN SIGHTSEEING

The embarkation time is 11.30 hrs at Bagan Ye Kin jetty and cast off after half an hour. Welcome Cocktail and briefing in the Saloon or Sundeck followed by Lunch. Afternoon visit of a selection of the 2,000 listed pagodas and temples in this archeological area.

 

DAY 2 : (THURSDAY) - TAN KYI MOUNTAIN SIGHTSEEING

Early in the morning cruise downstream to reach Tan Kyi mountain. Drive to the mountaintop where stands one of the four stupas that marked the original edges of the city.

Lunch on board and continue all the day upstream sailing.

 

DAY 3 : (FRIDAY) - CRUISING TO MANDALAY (VISIT YANDABO VILLAGE)

Cruise all day with stop en-route in the morning to visit Yandabo, a typical river village specializing in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war was signed on Feb. 24, 1826. We visit the Pot workshops, the monastery and the school. Moor overnight nearby a village.

 

DAY 4 : (SATURDAY) - SAGAING AND MINGUN

After breakfast passengers wishing to visit Sagaing can go ashore with the assistance of our Ship Manager. Lunch on board.

After cruising upstream for two hours we arrive at Mingun where we visit the impressive unfinished pagoda and the largest working bell in the world. Our English speaking manager (or your private guide) will accompany the guests during the visit.

 

DAY 5 : (SUNDAY) - MANDALAY - DISEMBARKATION

Enjoy the sunrise. After an early breakfast, the passengers will disembark at Gawein Jetty around 08.00hrs.

 

CRUISE RATE INCLUDES

All Cruises: Full Board, Sightseeing in a river village, Coffee / Tea / Water Dep. 2Nights Down Stream Cruise Shore Excursions: Vehicle in Sagaing + Entrance fees for Mingun / Sagaing + Dance and Drama show on the sundeck.

CRUISE RATE EXCLUDES

Transfer to the ship from Mandalay / Bagan Airport or Hotel, drinks, laundry, all items of a personal nature; Insurance outside the ship boundaries, fuel surcharges if applicable.

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