Ayeryarwady (Irrawaddy) River is the symbol of Myanmar. Many ancient civilizations took their root along this 2000km water way. Without Ayeyarwady, there won’t be today-Myanmar. It’s the life-blood of the country and an icon of Union spirit. Taking an overnight cruise on this gentle river gives you an opportunity to see the past in the present. On route, enjoy seeing peaceful and quiet river life – fishing and sailing boats, people bathing and swimming on the banks, logs are framed up in the form of barge and moving tugboats, etc. On shore excursion is also provided to certain village(s) and let you have an insight into the community life. Fully supported and escorted, our short-cruise program streamlines the two ends where Western luxury meets Eastern hospitality. Let’s try Smoothie Ayeyarwady!
Tour Destination : MANDALAY/BAGAN-RIVER VILLAGE-BAGAN/MANDALAY
Experience : Eastern hospitality meets Western luxury
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).
Overnight on the cruise (1N)
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.
Overnight on the cruise (1N)
Cast off early in the morning for the last leg of our journey. Enjoy the sunrise near Bagan. Passengers will disembark at Aye Yar jetty around 9:30 hrs.
|Group Size||2 pax||3-4pax||5-6pax|
|Tour Cost||USD 1050 pp||USD pp||USD pp|
|Single Supplement||USD pp|
|Validity||Sep 2016-April 2017|
*Remark: Passengers can take reverse direction starting from Bagan (TUE) to Mandalay (THUR).*
♦ Overnight on cruise (twin share)
♦ Full-board (B, L, D)
♦ Sightseeing in a river village
♦ Transfer to/from the cruise
♦ Laundry, personal expenses
♦ Insurance and fuel surcharges (if applicable)