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Yangon-Mandalay 6 Nights Cruise Package

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Day 01: Home – Yangon (D)

International arrival to Yangon. Transfer to the hotel for check-in. Afternoon, excursion to Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha and Shwedagon 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. Strolling in Chinatown in the evening. Overnight in Yangon.

Day 02: Irrawaddy Delta – Danupyu (B/L/D)

Sail with the first tide up the Rangoon River and enter the Twante Canal, which connects the Yangon River with the Irrawaddy Delta. We stop on route at the Twante village to visit the potteries there, famed for their enormous water pots. Arrive Yandoon for evening walk in this delightful Delta town.
Continue our exploration of Delta creeks and stop at Donabyu, another little known town with a busy port and bustling markets. In the First Anglo Burmese War of 1825 the Burmese general Maha-Bandoola was defeated here following a long and near disastrous campaign by the British. Moor overnight off Henzada.

Day 03: Manaugn – Tonbo – Prome (B/L/D)

Sailing all day we stop to visit the markets and see old colonial buildings in the sleepy Delta town of Manaung and now enter the Irrawaddy River itself. We continue to Tonbo. Stop at the famous A Kauk Taung to explore the spectacular stone carving on the cliff. We reach Prome by early afternoon and travel by coach to the 5th-8th century archaeological site of Thiri-ya-kittiya, former centre of the Pyu civilization with a fascinating museum of early Buddhist artifacts and sculpture.

Day 04: Thayetmyo Frontier Post – Minhla Forts (B/L/D)

This pleasant colonial town once guarded the border between Royal Myanmar and British Myanmar following the 2nd Anglo Myanma War of 1855. Many of the buildings including the covered market date from this period. Thayet also boasts the oldest golf course in Myanmar (1885). We visit the market, see the colonial houses and ride out by horse cart to the golf course, passing through the former British botanical garden.
Minhla and Gwechaung - We visit the two Italian built forts constructed to keep the British at bay from Royal Myanmar. We climb the Gwechaung hill for the view. These were captured by the British in the 3rd Anglo Myanma War. The fight for the Minhla redoubt was the only serious action in the war and the death of a young subaltern inspired Kipling to write a poem.

Day 05: Minhla Forts – Magwe – Sale Monasteries – Bagan (B/L/D)

In Minhla and Gwechaung we visit the two Italian built forts constructed to keep the British at bay from Royal Burmah. We climb the Gwechaung hill for the view. In the afternoon we cruise on to Magwe where we climb the river bank and wend our way through a labyrinth of passages and paths to reach the magnificent Myat-thalon Pagoda.
Here we visit a number of teak monasteries including the Yout-saun-kyaung with its spectacular wood carvings; we also explore an area of splendid colonial-style houses.
Continue to the Tan-Chi-Taung Mountain and ascend by jeep. Evening, we tour a selection of the 3,000 listed monuments at this World Heritage Site, Bagan.

Day 06: Bagan Monuments – Yandabo

Further exploration by coach of the monuments follow by a lacquerware workshop and visiting the local markets. Sail in the noon to upstream and evening walk in Oh Ne Kyaung village to see the local life in this typical river side community.This very small rural village specialises in pot making. We visit the Pandaw School, built with past donations from Pandaw passengers. Moor overnight at Yandabo Village.

Day 07: Yandabo – Mandalay – Amarapura

Early morning, you will take a tour of central Mandalay. After arrival at the jetty, continue to the Mahamuni Pagoda and Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung teak carved monastery. Then, check in to the hotel. After lunch, explore the ancient capital of Amarapura by coach and sampan and crossing the U Bein Bridge to see the paintings in a temple. The evening ends with a breath taking view offered at Mandalay Hill, where almost all Burmese come for a panoramic view of the city.

Day 08: Mandalay – Yangon – Home (by flight)

After breakfast, take a domestic flight back to Yangon. Embark on a free and easy shopping adventure at Bogyoke Market (Scott) to browse and bargain freely among the hundreds of stalls for great souvenir bargains. After lunch at a local restaurant, transfer to airport for your departure flight.
    • 1 Night Yangon, 1 Night Mandalay accommodations with breakfast
    • 1 Domestic air tickets with tax (Mandalay – Yangon)
    • Cruise Package
    • All transfer and sightseeing by air-conditioned deluxe coach
    • Meals as specified in the itinerary.
    • English Speaking Station guide service
    • All entrance fees at mentioned sites in the itinerary
    • Service charges, room tax and baggage handling
• All insurance
• Tips for the concierge at hotels, guide and coach driver
• Tours & meals other than those mentioned in the program
• Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry and gratuity, etc.
• Our tour prices are subject to change in case of increases in airfares, ground transportation costs, admission fees, etc.

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