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Myanmar Cruise Getaway

Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,859

Goway’s 10 day Myanmar Cruise Getaway is the perfect air-land included touring idea for those looking for unique Asian river cruising. Enjoy close-up encounters with day to day life, meet local artists and see the spectacular temples of Bagan.


This 10-day air-inclusive Myanmar cruise journey takes you from Mandalay to spectacular Bagan, where the temple complex has been hailed by many as rivalling Angkor.

Check into your hotel in Mandalay, taking it easy on your first day to shake off any jet lag, or exploring on your own if you feel up to it before transferring to the river boat and setting sail for Mindun on Day 4. Mingun is home to the world’s largest uncracked working bell, and visit the Mingun Home for the Aged, which fulfills a vital role for those in the community with no living family. You’ll then go on to the small village of Nwe Nyein, known for its pottery, and Khan Nyat, where you’ll visit a local orphanage.

Myanmar is a deeply spiritual society, something that’s very evident in Sagaing Hills, where monks and nuns from all over the country come to live, meditate, and nurture their spiritual growth. The area is also known for its silversmiths, and you’ll have a chance to visit an artist’s studio for yourself before travelling on to Ava. Visit a 200-year-old teak monastery, and see the U Bein bridge, the longest teakwood bridge in the world.

For history buffs, Yandabo is where the Burmese and British signed the treaty ending their first war – though its distinctly unfair terms would cripple Burma, eventually leading to two more wars and British occupation. After some time to explore, you’ll be able to try your hand at Burmese cuisine with a cookery class aboard ship. Awake the next day in Pakokku, exploring the market in one of the local tuk-tuks before your transfer to Bagan.

This spectacular archeological site is dotted with literally thousands of temples, and has drawn comparisons to Cambodia’s Angkor complex (with just a fraction of the tourists!). You’ll have a full day exploring the temples, and visit a lacquerware workshop. Back aboard ship, watch the temples come ablaze with colour as you enjoy your last Myanmar sunset before departure.


 

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Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,859

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Day 1

Depart North America

Depart from North America

Day 2

Arrive Mandalay

Transfer from Mandalay airport to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city on your own.

Day 3

Board the River Boat

Transfer in the late morning from your hotel to the river boat to enjoy a lunch on board and get settled in your new home for the balance of your trip.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 4

Mingun

Set sail early this morning and arrive into Mingun, known for its large unfinished pagoda as well as the world's largest un-cracked working bell. Visit the Mingun Old Persons' Home, originally established with the assistance of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company in the 1930s.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

New Nyein

Cruise upriver to Nwe Nyein, and admire the beautiful pottery made in this small village. Later, stop at Khan Nyat, home to many Buddhist monasteries, and visit a local orphanage. Afterwards, continue downstream towards Sagaing Pier.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Sagaing Hills - Ava

Sagaing Hills is known as a centre of meditation within Myanmar, and over 5,000 monks and nuns come from all over the country to live here. Not only will you get a glimpse of the life of these monks, you'll also visit silversmiths at work in small studios. Continue on to Ava, situated at the confluence of the Irrawaddy and Myitnge rivers. Ava is home to Bagaya Kyaung, a 200-year-old royal monastery made of teak, with elaborate wood carvings. Later in the afternoon, visit the ancient city of Innwa, then admire the U Bein bridge at sunset, the longest teak-wood bridge in the world.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Yandabo

Yandabo is where Burmese and British kings signed their peace treaty after the first Anglo-Burmese war. Besides this historical significance, the town is also known for its terracotta pottery. The afternoon will again be spent sailing and enjoying more culinary lessons before docking in Pakokku for the night.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Pakokku - Bagan

Explore Pakokku's colourful local market and town centre by tuk-tuk this morning, then travel by coach to Bagan. Dotted with thousands of temples, Bagan is one of the richest archaeological sites in the world, and undoubtedly the highlight of a journey through Myanmar. Visit some of Bagan's temples before returning to the boat for a traditional Burmese puppet show.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 9

Bagan

Spend a full day visiting Bagan's incomparably beautiful temples. Bagan is also home to a thriving tradition of lacquerware making, and you will have the chance to visit a workshop. Later, enjoy the display of colours against the temples as you enjoy the sunset from the ship.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 10

Depart Bagan

Transfer to the airport for your departure to North America, arriving home same day.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES AND PRICES:

Select departures until December 9, 2017.

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Flights with Cathay Pacific unless otherwise indicated
Mandalay to Bagan
7, 21, 28 Sep; 5 Oct'17
$ 2,859 $ 2,789 $ 3,299 $ 3,469 $ 3,699
Mandalay to Bagan
12, 19, 26 Oct; 2, 9, 16, 23 Nov'17
$ 3,169 $ 2,999
Qatar Airways
$ 3,499
Qatar Airways
$ 3,699 $ 3,969
Bagan to Mandalay
14, 28 Sep; 5 Oct'17
$ 2,859 $ 2,789 $ 3,299 $ 3,469 $ 3,699
Bagan to Manaday
12, 19, 26 Oct; 2, 9, 23 Nov
$ 3,169 $ 2,999 $ 3,499
Qatar Airways
$ 3,699 $ 3,969

 

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Round trip airfare from North America including all taxes with airlines as stated, 
  • 7 nights’ accommodation on board ship, 1 night in a first class hotel 
  • Arrival and departure transfers to/from ship
  • Guided touring and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Gratuities to crew
  • Meals as specified
  • Locally-made soft drinks, local beer and local spirits

PRICE EXCLUDES:

Travel insurance, items of a personal nature and drinks. Limited seats, subject to availability

OTHER INFORMATION:

Book by 15 September

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from", per person, based on twin share and include international airfare from the cities mentioned above, and all taxes. For departures from other cities, please inquire. Subject to availability.

TB PANDAWMAN0116CR: MPP
15 Sep 2017
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