The wonderful voyage to golden land, to visit the most interesting gold leaf-gilded Shwezigon pagoda, the largest single mass of brick building in the world in Mingun, enjoying great Burmese traditional crafts.
|Day (01)||Welcome on our luxury cruise in Bagan, the ancient capital city of Burma from 1044 to 1287. In the afternoon, visit Bagan by bus to see the bustling Nyaung U market, the gold leaf-gilded Shwezigon pagoda, and the Wetkyi-in Gubyaukgyi temples. In the evening, enjoy welcome dinner while admiring traditional puppet show. Moor at Bagan|
Greet the day with Tai Chi exercise on Sundeck while we cruise upstream toward the confluence of Ayeyarwady and Chindwin river. After breakfast, enjoy presentation of making Thanaka, the distinctive feature of Burmese women and girls’ make up.
Early afternoon, visit Yandabo, the village has no road access to the world. It is famous for the production of terracotta pottery made from river bank mud and you can view the pottery making process at various stages.
Yandabo is also famous in Burmese history as the place where the Treaty of Yandabo was signed in 1855 between the Burmese king and the British. In the evening, enjoy presentation of our Exotic Chindwin and Far North Gorges voyages. Moor at Ngazun.
Bagan-Yandabo: 48 miles
Yandabo-Ngazun: 49 miles
In the morning, we arrive at Ava, the ancient city founded in 1364 by King Thado Minbya.
Take a horse cart to visit the magnificent teak monastery Bagaya Kyaung, Menu Ok-kyaung. In the afternoon, we visit Mingun to see the largest working bell in the world and the unfinished pagoda that is the largest single mass of brick building in the world.
We also visit the Mingun Old People’s Home originally established with the assistance of the Ayeyarwady Flotilla Company in the 1930s.
This evening, you will see Burmese costume show by our on board staffs. Moor at Mandalay.
Ngazun-Ava: 22 miles
Ava-Mandalay: 11 miles
|Day (04)||In the morning, a coach will take you to Sagaing, a place central to Buddhism in Myanmar with its numerous temples, pagodas, convents and monasteries. The true delight of Sagaing lies in its 1,000 hermitages and sanctuaries, rich in woodcarving and religious art. In the afternoon we tour central Mandalay visiting the Mahamuni Pagoda and Shwe-imbin teak carved monastery. We see tapestry making and other traditional crafts. See the famous U Bein Bridge at sunset before coming back on board. In the evening, indulge yourselves with farewell party while enjoying great Burmese Acrobat performance on board. Moor at Mandalay.|
|Day (05)||Bid farewell to the crew and disembark in Mandalay.|
• On board accommodation
• All meals as in itinerary
• Entrance fees
• Guide services (English speaking)
• All sightseeing included as per itinerary
• Taxes, fuel, river pilots, port dues
• Group transfers from/to the meeting point to/from embarkation/disembarkation point or vice verse
• Mineral water, coffee/tea, soft drinks and local beer is included all day.
• Fruit juices are included in addition during breakfast and afternoon tea
• Private butler service
• Balcony-breakfast or in-suite dining
• Daily laundry service
• Daily newspaper delivered to suite room
• Complimentary mini bar
• Daily turn down gift
• One private candle light dinner at the balcony
• Welcome fruit basket
• Flower and a bottle of Prosecco
• Complimentary tea/coffee making facility
• Spa services
• International flight to/from Yangon
• Domestic flights
• crew gratuities (USD 8-10,- per person/day are recommended
• Myanmar Visa