Cruise Tour (11 Days / 10 Nights)

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Overview

 Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Inle Lake – Yangon


Day 01 - Arrival Yangon (Tue)

Day 02 - Yangon to Heho by flight and Heho to Inle by car

Day 03 - Inle-Pindaya by car (Thur)

Day 04 - Pindaya to Heho by car and Heho to Mandalay by flight (Fri)

Day 05 - Mandalay-Amarapura-Mandalay (Sat)

Day 06 - Mandalay-Mingun (on board the Paukan Cruise) (Sun)

Day 07 - From Royal Mandalay to Ancient Bagan (Mon)

Day 08 - From Royal Mandalay to Ancient Bagan (Tue)

Day 09 - Bagan (Wed)

Day 10 - Bagan-Yangon by flight (Thur)

Day 11 - Yangon Departure (Fri)

Itinerary


Yangon - Inle Lake - Pindaya - Mandalay -(Paukan Cruises Mandalay/Bagan 2nights) - Bagan - Yangon
(11 days / 10 nights)

Private tour with escort guide

Winter dept dates (6th Sept 2015 till 24th April 2016) with Ayravata Cruises *Dept guaranteed.

Day 01 : (Tue)        Yangon Arrival                         (L,D)

cruise-tour-01Arrive at the Yangon International Airport, meet our assigned guide and transfer to Hotel. Check in Hotel. (If available)
Lunch will be served at local restaurant.
Afternoon, excursion to Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha and Shwe Dagon Pagoda, one of the wonders of the world and the most venerated Buddhist Monument in Myanmar, where one can see the lifestyle of Myanmar People.
Dinner at hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02 : (Wed)        Yangon-Heho: by flight / Heho-Inle: by car        (B,L,D)

cruise-tour-02Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer to the airport for Heho, the Shan State known for its colourful markets, scenery, country sides and especially its people, a mixture of tribal races. Transfer from Heho airport to Inle Lake.
Lunch will be served at local restaurant en route.
Check in Hotel.
Dinner at hotel and overnight in Hotel.

Day 03 : (Thur)        Inle-Pindaya: by car                        (B,L,D)

cruise-tour-03Breakfast at hotel.
Excursion of the lake well known for its scenic beauty and its unique leg rower Tour highlights include Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda; Ngaphae Chaung typical  Shan Monastery of jumping cats; wonderful floating gardens;  native method of fishing ; traditional weaving villages; and village life in the lake.
Lunch in the lake.
Transfer to Pindaya, 100 km away from Inle Lake. On the way enjoy the scenic beauty along the country side.
Dinner at hotel and overnight in Hotel.

Day 04 : (Fri)        Pindaya-Heho: by car / Heho-Mandalay: by flight        (B,L,D)

cruise-tour-04Breakfast at hotel.
Visit Pindaya Cave, well known for its countless Buddha Images and Pindaya lake.
Lunch in a restaurant.
Afternoon, transfer to Heho Airport and proceed to Mandalay. Check in Hotel.
Dinner at hotel and overnight in a hotel.

Day 05 : (Sat)        Mandalay-Amarapura-Mandalay                (B,L,D)

cruise-tour-05Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning visit to the Mahamuni Buddha Image and excursion to Ancient Capital Amarapura, 11 Kilometers south of Mandalay visiting Mahagandayon monastery; 1.2 kilometer long U Bein Wooden Bridge and visit silk-weaving factory.
Lunch at local restaurant.
After lunch, visit Ava, the ancient city and had been capital in many times in Myanmar history. Tour highlights are – Bagaya monastery, Mae Nu Oakkyaung, ancient tower of Ava overlooking mighty Irrawaddy river and Sagaing Hill and royal pools. Return back to Mandalay.
Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at Hotel.

Day 06 : (Sun)        Mandalay-Mingun (on board the Paukan Cruise)

cruise-tour-06Breakfast at the hotel.
Early morning visit to the Mandalay Hill, vantage point for panoramic view of Mandalay City. Then proceed to Shwe Kyaung monastery once King Mindon's royal palace apartment for meditation, the comparable Atumashi monastery and the Kuthodaw Stone Inscriptions. Proceed to the Gawein Jetty to board the Paukan Cruise.
Check-in Time
The embarkation time is at 12.30 a.m. at Gawein jetty. Welcome Cocktail in the Saloon.
Upstream to Mingun
Lunch will be served at 13.00. The sailing time to Mingun is about 2 hours. The ship manager will assist the guests during the visit of the Mingun Pagoda Complex.
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).

Day 07 : (Mon)        From Royal Mandalay to Ancient Bagan            (B,L,D)

cruise-tour-07Mingun – Sagaing – River Village
Downstream to Sagaing
Early in the morning cruise downstream during the 2 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. Sunrise over Sagaing Hill
Visit Sagaing
Enjoy the sunrise. After an early breakfast passengers can go ashore to visit Sagaing with the assistance of the Ship Manager.
Downstream to Bagan
The cast off time is at 11.15 hrs.
Lunch will be served at 13.00.
In the late afternoon we stop at Yandabo, a village specialize in Pot-making, where the peace treaty of the First Aglo-Burmese war was signed on Feb 24, 1826.
Cruise all day and moor overnight near a river village or a sandbank.

Day 08 :(Tue)        From Royal Mandalay to Ancient Bagan             (B,L,D)

cruise-tour-08River Village
Early in the morning we proceed downriver to Bagan. After breakfast (if time permits) we visit another typical river village.
Check-Out Time
Enjoy the sunrise near Bagan. Passengers will disembark near Wetkyi-Inn Village 4 km. North of Old Bagan at around 10.15 hrs.
Transfer from Jetty and check in Hotel.
Sightseeing begins with visit to Shwezigon Pagoda, the prototype of later Myanmar satupas;  Wetkyi-in Gubyakkyi Temple, with fine mural paintings of jataka scenes; Htilominlo Temple, noted for its plaster carvings and visit lacquerware factory.
Lunch will be served at local restaurant.
Afternoon visit Myinkaba Gubyaukgyi Temple, a typical Mon Style Temple; Manuha Temple, a captured king’s impression of life in prison; Nanpaya Temple; an earliest masterpiece with its fine stone carvings; photo stop at Seinnyet Nyima Pagodas, a temple and a stupa with exquisite design and sunset from a suitable temple or pagoda.
Dinner at hotel and overnight in Hotel.

Day 09 : (Wed)        Bagan                                (B,L,D)

cruise-tour-09Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning sightseeing in South East Bagan featuring 13th century temples; Nandamanya; Thambula and Lemyethna Temples, noted for their fine mural paintings of Mahayanist character.
Lunch will be served at local restaurant.
Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece resembling a Greek Cross; and Thatbyinnyu, the highest of Bagan Temples; and Bypaya Pagoda, a Pyu style pagoda on the brink of the majestic Ayeyarwaddy River.
Dinner at restaurant and overnight in Hotel.

Day 10 : (Thur)        Bagan-Yangon: by flight                    (B,L,D)

cruise-tour-10Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer to airport for return flight to Yangon. Arrive Yangon.
Lunch will be served at local restaurant.
Afternoon visit Sule Pagoda for photo stop and City Centre and shopping at Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott's Market) which closed on Mondays and Public holidays.
Dinner at hotel and overnight at Hotel.
In the late afternoon we stop at Yandabo, a village specialize in Pot-making, where the peace treaty of the First Aglo-Burmese war was signed on Feb 24, 1826.
Cruise all day and moor overnight near a river village or a sandbank.

Day 11 : (Fri)        Yangon-Departure                        (B)

cruise-tour-11Breakfast at Hotel.
Morning transfer to Yangon International Airport for the International Departure Flight.

Note: The above programme is subject to change with or without prior notice due to factors such as weather, domestic flight availability, road transport conditions and etc.

 

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