Downstream (Mandalay, Mingun, Kyauk, Myoung, Ava, Yandabo, Pakokku, Bagan)
Day 01: Mandalay (-/L/D)
Transfer from airport to ship. Embark for lunch and afternoon excursion to central Mandalay visiting the palace and hill areas, crafts workshops and shopping. The ship, built in Yangon, is designed to reflect a golden age of colonial grandeur and features well-appointed cabins, excellent service and a relaxing spa. Sip on a welcome cocktail and take in your new surroundings before settling down to dinner served in the bistro style dining room.
Day 02: Mingun (B/L/D)
Wake up to ever-changing surroundings and take a leisurely breakfast outside on the deck to admire the passing views. Enjoy a morning walk- ing tour of the village of Mingun home to what would have been, had it been completed, Myanmar’s largest temple – the Mingun Pagoda. Though incomplete, it is still a monumental structure – 50 metres tall, 72 metres wide and constructed entirely of brick. You’ll also see the huge Mingun Bell and the Mingun Old People’s Home.
Day 03: Kyauk – Myoung (B/L/D)
Disembark the cruise ship to visit the potteries close to Kyauk Myoung where you will see Myanmar’s famous 50 gallon water pots being made by hand. Sailing on, the next stop will be Khan-Nyat village, home to many Buddhist monasteries and an orphanage. You will get an authentic glimpse of rural village life in this town.
Day 04: Ava (B/L/D)
Arrive Mandalay early for a morning excursion to the picturesque Sagaing Hills, with its many hermitages and nunneries. Afternoon visit to Ava then we explore the ancient capital of Amarapura and sampan by coach. Sunset over U Bein bridge.
Day 05: Yandabo (B/L/D)
Cruise downstream throughout the early morning and arrive at Yandabo village, famous for its production of terracotta pottery from the river bank clay. Today’s visit will be to the village of Yandabo and its school (built through kind donations). The people here specialise in pot-making and you’ll be able to see the villagers at work before browsing the local, handcrafted wares.
Day 06: Pakokku (B/L/D)
We are visiting the local market and town center by Tuk Tuk. Arrive Pagan and afternoon exploring a selection of the 3,000 plus monuments by coach. Arrive in Bagan.
Day 07: Bagan (B/L/D)
Explore enchanting Bagan. More than 2,000 Buddhist structures of all shapes and sizes strewn across a vast plain offers one of Myanmar’s most evocative and well known sights. Spend the day exploring some of the temples’ cool interiors. You will also visit a lacquer workshop so you can see the process behind this traditional craft of the region.
Day 08: Bagan (B/-/-)
Disembarkation in Pagan (Ayar Jetty) in the morning, then transfer to the airport.
Number of Days 8
Price From $
7 nights accommodation in Twin cabin
Full board meals with drinks as listed
Arrival and Departure transfers from and to city hotels
Local English speaking guide
Travel in low season (March and September) only
Tipping for crew members at own discretion
Surcharge for shoulder and peak seasons may apply
Pre and post tour in Yangon and Bagan
Minimum 5 travellers.
Please contact our Reservations Team for further information.