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The Golden Land: Irrawaddy River Boutique Cruise

Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,085

Cruise through the heart of Myanmar from Mandalay through Bagan to Yangon. See this timeless land from your cruise ship marveling at the amazing sights of this historical destination.


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Sail leisurely through the heart of Myanmar on a Pandaw cruise ship and experience the wealth of fascinating attractions that this country has to offer.

Embark at the city of Mandalay and immediately head north to enjoy a visit to a jungle village. Later return to Mandalay to explore the treasures, namely the pagodas and monasteries which abound here.

Cruising south and after spending time at a village offering spectacular ceramics arrive at the unbelievable town of Bagan, a World Heritage Site containing more than 3000 monuments and temples. A highlight will be to look down on Bagan from a local mountain as the sun rises early in the morning - a sight never to be forgotten.

The next few days will reveal the essence of life in the countryside of Myanmar including visits to local markets, forts, colonial houses and much more.

The final stop is the capital, Yangon where the cruise terminates and where time spent here will prove very rewarding.

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Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,085

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Day 1

Embarkation in Mandalay

You are welcomed on board your ship between 10:30am-11:45am at Sagaing Lay Kyun Man Aung Jetty, Mandalay. Enjoy lunch on board. Afterwards, tour central Mandalay, visiting the Mahamuni Pagoda and Shwe-im-bin teak carved monastery. Next, explore the ancient capital of Amarapura by coach and admire the famous U-Bein Bridge.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration10 Nights
Accommodation

RV Pandaw II

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    RV Pandaw II



    Pandaw II was newly built in 2001 and remains the stately queen of the Pandaw fleet. She is something of a cult ship, her prototype being the old Pandaw. Cabins feature the original Pandaw cabin design with real ship's berths and the old door and ...

    Pandaw II was newly built in 2001 and remains the stately queen of the Pandaw fleet. She is something of a cult ship, her prototype being the old Pandaw. Cabins feature the original Pandaw cabin design with real ship's berths and the old door and window arrangements. The ship has mountain bikes available for passengers' independent exploration.

    Facilities

    • Guest Services Desk
    • Library
    • Restaurant
    • Sundeck

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Day 2

Yandabo

Today, move on to explore the ancient capitals of Ava and cruise downstream. In the late afternoon, explore Yandabo, a small rural village which specializes in pot making and visit a local school.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Bagan

Continue onwards to Bagan, one of the richest archeological sites in the world and undoubtedly the highlight of a journey through Myanmar. This afternoon, tour a selection of the World Heritage monuments and temples.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Bagan

In the morning, moor at Tan-Chi-Taung mountain and ascend the mountain by WW2 jeep or on foot to admire the spectacular sunrise over Bagan. Continue to Sale and visit the Yout-saun-kyaung monastery with its spectacular wood carvings. You'll also explore an area of splendid colonial-style houses.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Magwe

Today, climb the riverbank and wind through a labyrinth of passages and paths to reach the magnificent Myat-thalon Pagoda, constructed with solid gold bricks. Of interest are the many nat shrines and hermitages within the temple precincts.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Minhla and Gwechaung

Today, visit Minhla, an Italian-built forts constructed to keep the British out of Royal Myanmar. Continue on to Thayetmyo, a pleasant colonial town which once guarded the border between Royal Myanmar and British Myanmar, following the Second Anglo Myanmar War of 1855. Many of the buildings, including the covered market, date from the second half of the 19th century. Thayet also boasts the oldest golf course in Myanmar, which opened in 1885. Visit the market and colonial houses, then ride by horse cart to the golf course, passing through the botanical garden.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Prome

Visit Prome and travel by coach to the fifth century archaeological site of Thiri-ya-kittiya, the former centre of the Pyu civilization. Visit a fascinating museum showcasing early Buddhist artifacts and sculptures.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Akauk Taung

Today, enjoy a full day of sailing, stopping near Akauk Taung to admire the Buddha carvings on the mountainside.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 9

Danubyu

Continue exploring the creeks of the Delta and stop at Danubyu, 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 disastrous campaign by the British.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 10

Twante

Sail down the Yangon River and enter the Twante Canal, which connects the Yangon River with the Irrawaddy Delta. Stop in the town of Twante and explore its historic centre. Enter the Yangon River Port.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 11

Disembarkation in Yangon

After an early breakfast, disembark at Pan Soe Tan pier at 8:00am (Pan Soe Tan Saikkan, Strand Road, Yangon).

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

UPSTREAM

2017: Jan 18; Feb 13; Mar 11; Jul 12; Oct 5, 31; Nov 26; Dec 22.

2018: Jan 21; Feb 16; Mar 14; Oct 1, 27; Dec 1, 27.

2019: Jan 22; Feb 17; Mar 15

DOWNSTREAM

2017: Jan 3, 29; Feb 24; Mar 22; Jul 23; Oct 16; Nov 11; Dec 7.

2018: Jan 6; Feb 1, 27; Mar 25; Oct 12; Nov 16; Dec 12.

2019: Jan 7; Feb 2, 28; Mar 26.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 10 nights' private cabin accommodation
  • Guided touring as per itinerary, including entrance fees
  • Meals as specified
  • Local beverages on board (soft drinks, beer, spirits)
  • Mineral water/jugged coffee/tea on board
  • Crew gratuities
  • Port dues and taxes

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Airfare and all taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Optional excursions
  • Other gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

OTHER INFORMATION:

Vessel is subject to change but will remain a boutique river cruise vessel, handcrafted in brass and teak. A combination of ships are used on this route, depending on departure date.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from", per person, based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates will apply, Limited seats/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request -- please enquire.

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25 Mar 2018
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