MYANMAR RIVER CRUISE TOUR IN 10 DAYS

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- Cruise from Mandalay - Mingun- Amarapura - Ava - Sagaing - Monywa - Yandabo - Bagan - This package includes 7 days with full-board and domestic flights from Yangon - Mandalay and Bagan - Yangon- Overnight on 3-star cruise
ItineraryDay 1: ARRIVAL YANGON (-/-/-)Stop At: Yangon Yangon, Yangon (Rangoon), Yangon RegionArrive at Yangon International Airport and welcome by our tour speaking guide. Transfer to hotel for check in.Overnight in Yangon.Duration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Yangon, a 3-star hotelDay 2: YANGON- MANDALAY-MINGUN (By Flight 0800-0925 hrs) (By Cruise) (B/L/D)Stop At: Mandalay Hill, Mandalay, Mandalay RegionEarly morning transfer to the airport to take domestic flight to Mandalay. Arrive at Mandalay, transfer to Jetty and Board the Ship at Gawein Jetty (11.30-12.00 hrs), welcome cocktail and lunch. Sail upstream to Mingun. Visit the unfinished pagoda, the largest working bell in the world and the “home for the aged”. Overnight in Mandalay.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Mandalay, 3-star cruiseDay 3: MANDALAY – AMARAPURA (B/L/D)Stop At: Mandalay Hill, Mandalay, Mandalay RegionVisit central Mandalay: Mandalay Hill where spiraling staircases lead to sweeping views of the city and its temples and the nearby Kuthodaw Paya, which contains the world's biggest book, the workshops of gold leave making, tapestry making wood carving, marbl carving and bronze casting. Back to the ship for lunch. In the afternoon we visit travel Mahamuni Pagoda and then Amarapura, the penultimate Burmese Royal Capital (1783) to visit a traditional silk weaving workshop followed by U-Bein Bridge, the world’s longest wooden bridge (1.2 km) and enjoy the sunset there. Dinner on board. Overnight on board midstream between Mandalay and Sagaing.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight on board midstream between Mandalay and Sagaing, a 3-star cruiseDay 4: AVA - SAGAING (B/L/D)Stop At: Sagaing Hill, Sagaing, Sagaing RegionVisit Sagaing, a hill studded with many Pagodas and Monasteries rich in wood carving and religious art. Back to the ship for Lunch. Visit the ancient city of Ava, capital of the Burmese Kingdom from 1364 to 1841 by horse-cart visiting the beautiful 200 year old teak Bagaya Kyaung Monastery, Nanmyin watchtower (27mt. high) and the Me Nu Ok Kyaung monastery. Dinner on board. Dance an Theatre performance on the Sundeck. Overnight near a river village.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight near a river village, a 3-star cruiseDay 5: MONYWA (HPOWINDAUNG AND SHWEBADAUNG) (B/L/D)Stop At: Monywa HotelEarly morning drive by coach (approx. 2 ½ hours) to Monywa to visit the Hpowindaung and Shwebadaung caves where hundreds of Buddha Statues are placed inside niches decorated with wonderful mural paintings dated back to the . Serve Lunch at local restaurant in Win Unity Hotel in Monywa. After lunch we visit the splendid Sambuddhai Kat Kyaw pagoda with its more than 500,000 Buddha images. Drive to Myin Mu jetty (approx. 1 ½ hours) where we will rejoin the ship. Dinner on board. Overnight on board near Myin Mu.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight on board near Myin Mu, a 3-star cruiseDay 6: YANDABO – SHWE PYI THAR (B/L/D)Stop At: Yandabo Village Pottery, Bagan, Mandalay RegionIn the morning we arrive at Yandabo, a picturesque village that specializes in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war signed on Feb. 24, 1826. We go ashore for a walk stopping at some pot-making workshops and to visit the school and the monastery. Sail downstream stream. Lunch on board. Visit Shwe Pyi Thar village for a walk. Dinner on board. Moor overnight mid-river.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: overnight mid-river, a 3-star cruiseDay 7: BAGAN (B/L/D)Stop At: Bagan Temples, Bagan, Mandalay RegionWe visit a selection of the 2,000 listed pagodas and temples. Dinner and overnight on board.Optional: In the very early morning before breakfast Balloon Flight over Bagan (surcharge applied)Optional Tour with Extra costEarly morning, the tour starts for surprise discover day to see the ancient city of Bagan form above. Client’s enjoy a magnificent bird's eye view of thousand-year-old pagodas, temples and the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River with “BALLOONS” flying over Bagan. It is a very exiting experience and clients will never forget. The Balloon is guided by gentle wind and chance to see slowly the sun rising. And it operates start form 01 Oct till 10 Apr for every year. Extra cost for USD 285 per pax with Standard Service and USD 335 per pax with Premium Service.Remark – increase USD 10 per pax on Int’l New Year Period start from 20 Dec 18-10 Jan 19.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Bagan, a 3-star cruiseDay 8: MOUNT POPA (B/L/D)Stop At: Mount Popa, Popa, Mandalay RegionFull day excursion to Mt. Popa, an extinct volcano located 65km South East of Bagan. It stands as one of the National parks with preserved forest in the hot, dry and plain region of middle Myanmar. The popularity of Mt. Popa today lies in the interest of religious and mystical beliefs as an abode of spirits, “Nats”. Climb the Taungkalat, believed to be the part of the main volcano blown apart and plugged at the current location, to see the panoramic view of the whole area. Lunch will be taken at the Popa Mountain Resort. On the way back to Bagan we will visit the toddy palm producing homecottage. Dinner and overnight on board.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight on board, a 3-star cruiseDay 9: BAGAN -YANGON SIGHTSEEING (By Flight 1055-1215 hrs) (B/-/-)Stop At: Yangon Yangon, Yangon (Rangoon), Yangon RegionMorning disembark at Aye Yar Jetty around 9:00 am and then fly back to Yangon. Arrival Yangon, welcome by our tour speaking guide. Transfer to hotel for check in.The tour sightseeing start for visit to the old colonial-style city center with city hall, Mahabandoola Park with Independence Monument, Strand road and Yangon Jetty by Car. Then continue visit to Botahtaung Pagoda and Ahma Mya Nan Nwe, a devotee to the Botahtaung Pagoda. She was known to be a dragon guarding the pagoda and Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) Market, is the most popular market (close on every Monday & Public holiday) and where you can buy luxury item, handicrafts, food stuff, clothing, jewelry, fashion and consumer goods.At afternoon, the tour visit to Chaukhtatgyi (Reclining Buddha) Pagoda a colossal reclining Buddha and continue visit to Karaweik Hall Royal barge on the Royal lake for photo stop and world famous Shwedagon Pagoda. Witness the golden dome light up sunshine at the sunset. Overnight in Yangon.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Yangon, a 3-star hotelDay 10: YANGON-DEPARTURE (B/-/-)Stop At: Yangon Yangon, Yangon (Rangoon), Yangon RegionBreakfast at hotel, transfer to Yangon international airport for your departure flight.River conditions:The Irrawaddy and Chindwin rivers are subject to seasonal rises and falls of water level.In the case of water levels being too high or low an alternative itinerary will be offered to Passenger.Published itineraries are indication only and subject to sudden change. In such events alternative itineraries will be provided and we do our best to ensure that if a stop is missed we make up for it with another stop.Though every effort will be made to ensure that the published itinerary is followed as closely as possible, given uncertain river and other local conditions, all schedules and itineraries may be subject to alterations and delays at short notice.The ship’s manager and captain are jointly responsible for passengers’ comfort and safety.Passengers must accept their decisions and instructions.Balloon conditions:- Taking Balloons time: 45 mins to 01 hrs duration depending on the wind speed on the day.- Limited body weight: 125kg/280 pounds or any passenger who needs the space for 2 persons, will be 100% surcharge. Failure to disclose the weight information in advance may lead to the refusal of flight at the launch site without refund.For child: Children aged between 8 and 16 years will only be flown if accompanied by a responsible adult, and the child is over 4’6” tall (or 137 cm).- For safety reasons: Not allowed to fly Pregnant women, children under the age of 8 years and Disabled person.- Public price: It is valid for within 72 hrs booking before flight.- Remark: Balloons reserves the right to cancel or delay, to change launch site at very short notice for the safety reason. And, if cancel by flight for varied reasons, a 100% refund will be issued.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 9x Breakfast
  • 7x Dinner
  • 7x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 9 nights
  • Hotel accommodation & 7 Nights Cruise with twin/double sharing room base included breakfast
  • Transportation for tour class car with air-conditioned.
  • Domestic Flight with airport tax from Yangon-Mandalay and Bagan-Yangon
  • Guide for each place
  • Entrance Fee
  • Drinking Water & Wet Towel on sightseeing
  • Service charges included
  • Entry/Admission - Yangon Yangon
  • Entry/Admission - Mandalay Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Mandalay Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Sagaing Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Monywa Hotel
  • Entry/Admission - Yandabo Village Pottery
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Popa
  • Entry/Admission - Yangon Yangon
  • Entry/Admission - Yangon Yangon

What’s not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Extra cost or missing tour caused by flight delay or cancel
  • Online Visa Fee for Myanmar: USD 50.00 p/pax
  • Visa stamp fee at related Myanmar Embassy.
  • Other services not mentioned in the including
  • Balloons service & Compulsory New Year Eve Dinner
  • International flight from/to Myanmar
  • Personal expenses such as beverages, telephone calls, and laundarys service, mini bar, etc
  • Entry/Admission - Bagan Temples

Itinerary

Day 10: YANGON-DEPARTURE (B/-/-) Stop At: Yangon Yangon, Yangon (Rangoon), Yangon Region Breakfast at hotel, transfer to Yangon international airport for your departure flight. River conditions: The Irrawaddy and Chindwin rivers are subject to seasonal rises and falls of water level. In the case of water levels being too high or low an alternative itinerary will be offered to Passenger. Published itineraries are indication only and subject to sudden change. In such events alternative itineraries will be provided and we do our best to ensure that if a stop is missed we make up for it with another stop. Though every effort will be made to ensure that the published itinerary is followed as closely as possible, given uncertain river and other local conditions, all schedules and itineraries may be subject to alterations and delays at short notice. The ship’s manager and captain are jointly responsible for passengers’ comfort and safety. Passengers must accept their decisions and instructions. Balloon conditions: - Taking Balloons time: 45 mins to 01 hrs duration depending on the wind speed on the day. - Limited body weight: 125kg/280 pounds or any passenger who needs the space for 2 persons, will be 100% surcharge. Failure to disclose the weight information in advance may lead to the refusal of flight at the launch site without refund. For child: Children aged between 8 and 16 years will only be flown if accompanied by a responsible adult, and the child is over 4’6” tall (or 137 cm). - For safety reasons: Not allowed to fly Pregnant women, children under the age of 8 years and Disabled person. - Public price: It is valid for within 72 hrs booking before flight. - Remark: Balloons reserves the right to cancel or delay, to change launch site at very short notice for the safety reason. And, if cancel by flight for varied reasons, a 100% refund will be issued. Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.
Day 1: ARRIVAL YANGON (-/-/-) Stop At: Yangon Yangon, Yangon (Rangoon), Yangon Region Arrive at Yangon International Airport and welcome by our tour speaking guide. Transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight in Yangon. Duration: 8 hours No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Overnight in Yangon, a 3-star hotel
Day 2: YANGON- MANDALAY-MINGUN (By Flight 0800-0925 hrs) (By Cruise) (B/L/D) Stop At: Mandalay Hill, Mandalay, Mandalay Region Early morning transfer to the airport to take domestic flight to Mandalay. Arrive at Mandalay, transfer to Jetty and Board the Ship at Gawein Jetty (11.30-12.00 hrs), welcome cocktail and lunch. Sail upstream to Mingun. Visit the unfinished pagoda, the largest working bell in the world and the “home for the aged”. Overnight in Mandalay. Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight in Mandalay, 3-star cruise
Day 3: MANDALAY – AMARAPURA (B/L/D) Stop At: Mandalay Hill, Mandalay, Mandalay Region Visit central Mandalay: Mandalay Hill where spiraling staircases lead to sweeping views of the city and its temples and the nearby Kuthodaw Paya, which contains the world's biggest book, the workshops of gold leave making, tapestry making wood carving, marbl carving and bronze casting. Back to the ship for lunch. In the afternoon we visit travel Mahamuni Pagoda and then Amarapura, the penultimate Burmese Royal Capital (1783) to visit a traditional silk weaving workshop followed by U-Bein Bridge, the world’s longest wooden bridge (1.2 km) and enjoy the sunset there. Dinner on board. Overnight on board midstream between Mandalay and Sagaing. Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight on board midstream between Mandalay and Sagaing, a 3-star cruise
Day 4: AVA - SAGAING (B/L/D) Stop At: Sagaing Hill, Sagaing, Sagaing Region Visit Sagaing, a hill studded with many Pagodas and Monasteries rich in wood carving and religious art. Back to the ship for Lunch. Visit the ancient city of Ava, capital of the Burmese Kingdom from 1364 to 1841 by horse-cart visiting the beautiful 200 year old teak Bagaya Kyaung Monastery, Nanmyin watchtower (27mt. high) and the Me Nu Ok Kyaung monastery. Dinner on board. Dance an Theatre performance on the Sundeck. Overnight near a river village. Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight near a river village, a 3-star cruise
Day 5: MONYWA (HPOWINDAUNG AND SHWEBADAUNG) (B/L/D) Stop At: Monywa Hotel Early morning drive by coach (approx. 2 ½ hours) to Monywa to visit the Hpowindaung and Shwebadaung caves where hundreds of Buddha Statues are placed inside niches decorated with wonderful mural paintings dated back to the . Serve Lunch at local restaurant in Win Unity Hotel in Monywa. After lunch we visit the splendid Sambuddhai Kat Kyaw pagoda with its more than 500,000 Buddha images. Drive to Myin Mu jetty (approx. 1 ½ hours) where we will rejoin the ship. Dinner on board. Overnight on board near Myin Mu. Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight on board near Myin Mu, a 3-star cruise
Day 6: YANDABO – SHWE PYI THAR (B/L/D) Stop At: Yandabo Village Pottery, Bagan, Mandalay Region In the morning we arrive at Yandabo, a picturesque village that specializes in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war signed on Feb. 24, 1826. We go ashore for a walk stopping at some pot-making workshops and to visit the school and the monastery. Sail downstream stream. Lunch on board. Visit Shwe Pyi Thar village for a walk. Dinner on board. Moor overnight mid-river. Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: overnight mid-river, a 3-star cruise
Day 7: BAGAN (B/L/D) Stop At: Bagan Temples, Bagan, Mandalay Region We visit a selection of the 2,000 listed pagodas and temples. Dinner and overnight on board. Optional: In the very early morning before breakfast Balloon Flight over Bagan (surcharge applied) Optional Tour with Extra cost Early morning, the tour starts for surprise discover day to see the ancient city of Bagan form above. Client’s enjoy a magnificent bird's eye view of thousand-year-old pagodas, temples and the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River with “BALLOONS” flying over Bagan. It is a very exiting experience and clients will never forget. The Balloon is guided by gentle wind and chance to see slowly the sun rising. And it operates start form 01 Oct till 10 Apr for every year. Extra cost for USD 285 per pax with Standard Service and USD 335 per pax with Premium Service. Remark – increase USD 10 per pax on Int’l New Year Period start from 20 Dec 18-10 Jan 19. Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight in Bagan, a 3-star cruise
Day 8: MOUNT POPA (B/L/D) Stop At: Mount Popa, Popa, Mandalay Region Full day excursion to Mt. Popa, an extinct volcano located 65km South East of Bagan. It stands as one of the National parks with preserved forest in the hot, dry and plain region of middle Myanmar. The popularity of Mt. Popa today lies in the interest of religious and mystical beliefs as an abode of spirits, “Nats”. Climb the Taungkalat, believed to be the part of the main volcano blown apart and plugged at the current location, to see the panoramic view of the whole area. Lunch will be taken at the Popa Mountain Resort. On the way back to Bagan we will visit the toddy palm producing homecottage. Dinner and overnight on board. Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight on board, a 3-star cruise
Day 9: BAGAN -YANGON SIGHTSEEING (By Flight 1055-1215 hrs) (B/-/-) Stop At: Yangon Yangon, Yangon (Rangoon), Yangon Region Morning disembark at Aye Yar Jetty around 9:00 am and then fly back to Yangon. Arrival Yangon, welcome by our tour speaking guide. Transfer to hotel for check in.The tour sightseeing start for visit to the old colonial-style city center with city hall, Mahabandoola Park with Independence Monument, Strand road and Yangon Jetty by Car. Then continue visit to Botahtaung Pagoda and Ahma Mya Nan Nwe, a devotee to the Botahtaung Pagoda. She was known to be a dragon guarding the pagoda and Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) Market, is the most popular market (close on every Monday & Public holiday) and where you can buy luxury item, handicrafts, food stuff, clothing, jewelry, fashion and consumer goods. At afternoon, the tour visit to Chaukhtatgyi (Reclining Buddha) Pagoda a colossal reclining Buddha and continue visit to Karaweik Hall Royal barge on the Royal lake for photo stop and world famous Shwedagon Pagoda. Witness the golden dome light up sunshine at the sunset. Overnight in Yangon. Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Yangon, a 3-star hotel
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