A thorough exploration passing Bagan, Mandalay, Mingun and more on the stream of history and culture will offer you an unforgettable river trip. Exceptional services of the cruise are also the highlights of tour
Route: Mandalay – Bagan – Mt Popa – Sagaing – Maymyo – Mandalay
Day 01 – MANDALAY EMBARKATION ( B/L/D)
Day 02 – BURMESE VILLAGE (B/L/D)
Day 03 – BAGAN EXCURSION (B/L/D )
Day 04 – MOUNT POPA (B/L/D)
Day 05 – BAGAN VISIT (B/L/D)
Day 06 – SAGAING EXCURSION (B/L/D)
Day 07 – MAYMYO EXCURSION (B/L/D)
Day 08 – MANDALAY DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
Take a morning domestic flight from Yangon to Mandalay. On arrival transfer to the Road To Mandalay on the Ayeyarwady River at Shwe Kyet Yet. After lunch, enjoy a guided tour of the key sights of Mandalay regarded as the center of Burmese culture and Buddhist learning. Return to the ship stopping enroute to admire the sunset over the river. Dinner and local entertainment on board.
After an early breakfast visit a local village for a walking tour. Discover the Burmese way of life first hand - from farming and handicrafts to spirit houses and tea-shops. The ship gets underway mid-morning and begins its journey south. The rest of the day is spent relaxing on board observing the fascinating local river life from the top deck. An on-board guide lectures on the Myanmar way of life. Dinner on board in the evening. Overnight on board.
Arrive in Bagan where over 2,000 temples and pagodas are scattered over an awe-inspiring plain beside the river. A guided orientation tour introduces you to the most important temples. After lunch you may rejoin the guide to visit the inside of some of the more significant pagodas. Alternatively, you can hire a bicycle or horse-drawn cart and explore this fascinating area on your own. In the late afternoon go with your guide to watch the sun setting over a field of glowing pagodas by the river. Dinner and local entertainment in the evening. Overnight on board.
Enjoy a full day excursion to Mount Popa, a national park believed to be the sacred home of powerful 'Nats' (spirits). On top of a rocky crag is a picturesque complex of monasteries, pagodas and shrines which can be reached via a winding, covered walkway. Have lunch at the Mount Popa Resort. Dinner and local entertainment on board. Overnight on board.
After breakfast join your guide to explore some of Bagan's local markets selling wood carvings, fabrics, longis, and rattan goods. See how Myanmar's famous lacquerware is made. Alternatively, hire a bicycle or horse-drawn cart and explore this enchanting area on your own. Mid-morning, the ship sets sail for Mandalay. On board the guide lectures on the Ayeyarwady River. The ship anchors mid-river for the evening providing a marvelous opportunity to observe the stars. A casual cocktail party is followed by dinner. Overnight on board.
Continue sailing up the river until Road To Mandalay arrives at the little Burmese village of Shwe Kyet Yet in the early afternoon. After lunch enjoy an excursion to Sagaing considered to be the living center of the Buddhist faith in Burma and famous for its silversmiths who still work in much the same way as their ancestors did. Return to the ship for dinner and local entertainment. Overnight on board.
Visit Maymyo, a colonial hill station set high in the mountains. Soak up the atmosphere with its cool climate, English style houses, colorful market and beautiful botanic gardens. A typical Shan lunch is taken at a colonial house. Return to the ship for a final dinner on board. Overnight on board.
After an early breakfast, transfer to the Mandalay airport for your onward flight to Yangon. You may want to book accommdation and excursion for extending your stay in Myanmar. Otherwise, connecting to your flight back to your home country or next destination
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