Cruising the Ayeyarwaddy & Beach Relaxation

  • Destination:
  • Duration: 13 days

  Detail Itinerary :

ITINERARY IN BRIEF
  • Day 01: Arrival Yangon
  • Day 02: Yangon Full Day Sightseeing
  • Day 03: Yangon – Bagan
  • Day 04: Bagan – Cruising to Mandalay (Stop in A River Village)
  • Day 05: Cruising to Mandalay (Visit River Village)
  • Day 06: Mandalay (Sagaing or Gawein) – Amarapura – Mandalay
  • Day 07: Mandalay – Heho – Kalaw Day Trekking
  • Day 08: Kalaw – Inle Lake (By Car & Boat)
  • Day 09: Heho – Thandwe (Ngapali Beach)
  • Day 10: Ngapali Beach
  • Day 11: Ngapali Beach
  • Day 12: Ngapali Beach – Yangon
  • Day 13: Yangon Departure

 

Detail Itinerary :
Day 1
Arrival Yangon (-/-/-)

Arrive at Yangon International Airport and welcome by our tour speaking guide. Transfer to hotel for check in.

Free and leisure at hotel. Overnight in Yangon.

Day 2
Yangon Full Day Sightseeing (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel, the tour sightseeing start for visit to the old colonial-style city center with city hall, Mahabandoola Park with Independence Monument, Strand road and Yangon Jetty by Car. Then continue visit to Botahtaung Pagoda and Ahma Mya Nan Nwe, a devotee to the Botahtaung Pagoda. She was known to be a dragon guarding the pagoda and BogyokeAung San (Scott) Market, is the most popular market (close on every Monday & Public holiday) and where you can buy luxury item, handicrafts, food stuff, clothing, jewelry, fashion and consumer goods.

At afternoon, the tour visit to Chaukhtatgyi (Reclining Buddha) Pagoda a colossal reclining Buddha and continue visit to Karaweik Hall Royal barge on the Royal lake for photo stop and world famous Shwedagon Pagoda. Witness the golden dome light up sunshine at the sunset. Overnight in Yangon.

Day 3
Yangon – Bagan (By Flight-0700:0820 hrs) (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel, fly to Bagan. Arrive at Bagan, the tour visit to the one of Asia’s most popular archeological destination. We will visit colorful Naung U Market and visit some of Bagan most famous pagodas, including Shwezigon Pagoda, which is the most important reliquary shrine and house images of 37 Nats in Bagan. Then, continue visit to Kyansittha Uhmin (Cave), Gupaukgyi Temple, it is a 13th century cave temple with interesting fine frescoes of sconces from the Jataka.

At afternoon, the tour continue visit to Htilominlo Temple with old murals and friezes and then approach to Tharabar Gate way into Old Bagan. Then, visit to Ananda Temple it is a whitewashed masterpiece and with four standing Buddha Images, Thetbyinnyu Temple, Dhamayangyi Temple which is famous for its interlocking mortar thickest brickwork. Late afternoon, continue to Shwesandaw Pagoda for beautiful sunset and overnight in Bagan.

Day 4
Bagan – Cruising to Mandalay (Stop in A River Village) (Dep. every Tue & Fri) (B/L/D)

Optional Tour with Extra cost

Early morning, start for surprise discover day to see the ancient city of Bagan form above. Client’s enjoy a magnificent bird’s eye view of thousand-year-old pagodas, temples and the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River with “BALLOONS over Bagan’. It is a very exiting experience and clients will never forget. The Balloon is guided by gentle wind and chance to see slowly the sun rising. And operates form 01 Oct 2017 till 10 Apr 2018 only. Extra cost for USD 285 per pax with Standard Service and USD 335 per pax with Premium Service. (price valid before 72 hrs booking before flight)

Remark
  • Increase USD 10 per pax on Int’l New Year Period start from 01 Oct 17-10 Apr 18.
  • Limited body weight is 125kg/280 pounds or any passenger who needs the space for 2 persons, will be 100% surcharge and Children aged between 8 and 16 years and have to be over 137cm tall (4 feet 6 inches).
  • Not allowed to fly Pregnant women, children under the age of 8 years and Disabled person for safety reason.
Cruise Check-in Time

The embarkation is 11.30 hrs at Bagan Aye Yar jetty. Welcome Cocktail in the Saloon.

Upstream to Mandalay

The Cast-off time is at 12 noon. Lunch will be served at 13.00.
In the late afternoon stop in a typical river village. Overnight on Cruise.

Day 5
Cruising to Mandalay (Visit River Village) (B/L/D)

Upstream to Mandalay
Cruise all day with stop enroute in the morning to visit Yandabo, a typical river village specialize in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war was signed on Feb. 24, 1826. Moor overnight nearby a village (Ywar Thit Gyi or Pauk Myaing Pauk Taw) few miles away from Ava Bridge. Overnight on Cruise.

Day 6
Mandalay (Sagaing or Gawein) – Amarapura – Mandalay (B/-/-)

Check-Out Time

Enjoy the sunrise. After an early breakfast, the passengers will disembark at Sagaing Jetty (Thursday only) or Gawein jetty (Sunday Only) at around 09.30 hrs.

Pickup from Cruise, continue visit to Amarapura. Hightlights include Mahagandayon Monastery which is a school for young monks and observe the lunch process in morning, U Bein Bridge which is more than two centuries old and at 1.2 km longest teakwood span in the world. On the way, visit to the tradition hand-weaving silk workshop.

At afternoon, sightseeing tour of Mandalay includes Mahamuni Pagoda, gold of hammering, Mandalay Palace, Kuthodaw Pagoda by surrounding 729 inscribed marble slabs, known as “the world’s largest book”, Shwenandaw “Golden Palace Monastery” to observe finest Myanmar wooden architecture and Atumashi Monastery and sunset from Mandalay Hill. Overnight at hotel in Mandalay.

Day 7
Mandalay – Heho – Kalaw Day Trekking (By Flight-0905:0935 hrs) (B/L/-)

After breakfast, fly to Heho. Upon arrive at Heho, drive to Kalaw for trekking with beautiful view of rice terraces in the valley surrounded by pine forest. Walk through pine forest along the way to Pa-O village and meet with local people working hard in the fields of garlic and rice harvest. See amazing view of the highest mountain in the area with several village at the bottom. Visit Pan Lone Village of Pa-O tribes of Mongolian origin women wears traditional costumes of indigo color dresses with bright red colored head scuff. We can learn about their interesting culture and traditions. Visit a family home and have tea together. Continue our journey for an hour to Sha-Pin Village of Danu tribes. Along the way we pass through thick pine forest with great views and visit a forest monastery. Have lunch cooked by our chef and have a rest for a while. Visit the village of Danu tribes at the top of the mountain with bird’s eye view from there and continue trekking for 2.5 hrs with the view of vast valley filled with rice terraces and small villages. Return to hotel and overnight in Kalaw.

Day 8
Kalaw – Inle Lake (By Car & Boat) (B/-/-)

After breakfast, drive to Nyaung Shwe jetty to take boat transfer to hotel. Then, start sightseeing for magical Inle Lake, which is located 1328 meters above sea level and 22 km long and 11 km wide. Highlights include the fisherman rowing in the one-legged style characteristic of Inle Lake boatmen and the gardens of grass and earth floating on the surface of this shallow lake used for growing vegetables. Besides the enjoyment of the scenery we can also visit the holiest religious site Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, Silk Weaving Village of Inphawkhon, Burmese Cats House, Cheroot making and other cottage industries. Then, visit to Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, a beautiful old teak wood building before transfer to hotel and overnight at hotel.

Day 9
Heho – (By Flight-0930:1030 hrs)- Thandwe (Ngapali Beach) (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel, drive to Heho airport for domestic flight to Thandwe. Arrival at Thandwe airport, welcome by hotel staff to transfer to Hotel in Ngapali Beach. Relax and overnight in Ngapali Beach.

Day 10
Ngapali Beach (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel, leisure at Ngapali Beach. Overnight at hotel in Ngapali Beach.

Day 11
Ngapali Beach (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel, leisure at Ngapali Beach. Overnight at hotel in Ngapali Beach.

Day 12
Ngapali Beach – Yangon (By Flight-1405:1625 hrs) (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel, morning leisure time till transfer to airport for fly back to Yangon. Arrive Yangon, transfer to hotel and overnight in Yangon.

Day 13
Yangon – Departure (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel, transfer Yangon international airport for your departure flight.

 
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.

Note
Trip included:
  • Hotel accommodation with twin/double sharing room base included breakfast
  • Transportation for tour class car with air-conditioned.
  • Private boat in Inle & Kalaw Day Trekking
  • Domestic Flight with airport tax
  • “Yangon-Bagan, Mandalay-Inle-Ngapali Beach-Yangon”
  • 2Ns Upstream Bagan-Mandalay Cruise with full board
  • Experience English Speaking Guide for each place except Ngapali Beach
  • Entrance Fee
  • Service charges included
Trip excluded
  • Insurance
  • Extra cost or missing tour caused by flight delay or cancel
  • Online Visa Fee for Myanmar : USD 50.00 p/pax
  • Other services not mentioned in the including
  • Balloons Over Bagan service with extra cost
  • Compulsory X’Mas Eve & New Year Eve Dinner at hotel
  • International flight from/to Myanmar.
  • Personal expenses such as beverages, telephone calls, and laundarys service, mini bar, etc

Our tour cost subject to change in case increase of airfare, transportation charges and entrance fee.etc.