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Cruise Irrawaddy River

Tour code: 20180901-273

Start: 22-09-2018

Location starting: Myanmar

Time: 8 days - 7 nights

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8 Days/7 Nights

Day 1: Arrival in Mandalay – Amarapura – Mandalay Palace (B)
Day 2: Mandalay – Mingun – Sagaing (B, L, D)
Day 3: Sagaing – Yandabo Village (B, L, D)
Day 4: Yandabo Village – Bagan (B)
Day 5: Bagan – Salay – Mt. Popa (B)
Day 6: Bagan Discovery – Fly to Yangon (B)
Day 7: Yangon city tour (B, D)
Day 8: Yangon Departure (B)

Notes:
Please be aware that flight time, hotels and all others logistics, services and days of travel are subject to availability. Where flights are cancelled or delayed Travel Vietnam will endeavor to secure alternative arrangements of similar value as noted in our booking conditions.

Day 1: Arrival in Mandalay – Amarapura – Mandalay Palace (B)

Welcome up on arrival at the airport then we transfer to hotel in Mandalay city center. Being famous as the Buddhism centre in Myanmar, Mandalay is a realm of stupas, monks and monasteries.

We first visit the Mahagandaryone Monastery and watch the monks in their afternoon meal and rice ceremony. We then take a stroll along the nearby U Bein Bridge to visit Kyautawgyi, returning by boat to enjoy cool breeze and spectacular landscape of Taungthaman Lake. The next visit will be Mandalay Palace. After that, we will visit Kuthodaw Pagoda, famed as “the world’s biggest book” composed of 729 stupas. Conclude the day with a ride up the zigzagging road to Mandalay Hill. Climb to the top of the hill and watch the beautiful sunset around the surrounding plain, river and mountains. Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 2: Mandalay – Mingun – Sagaing (B, L, D)

After breakfast at hotel, we will transfer you to the Shwe Kyat Yet Jetty where we will sail upstream for about one and half hour to the Mingun Pagoda Complex to see the unfinished pagoda, the Mingun Bell, weighting 90 tones and the biggest hanging undamaged bell in the world.
After lunch on board, we continue downstream to Sagaing and have a visit to Sagaing for about two & half hour’s excursion by coach. We then back to the board, sail downstream and enjoy the sunset over Sagaing Hill. Moor overnight at a sandbank mid-stream. After dinner, guests can enjoy a Traditional Dance on the sundeck (if available). We will spend the night in the Irrawaddy Princess II Cruise.

Day 3: Sagaing – Yandabo Village (B, L, D)

In the morning, we will cruise downstream to Yandabo Village. Defendant on the base economy is famous for the production of terracotta from the riverbank clay. Explore the pottery making process at various stages. We enjoy an hour shore excursion and then back to board and cast off. Continue our third day trip by sailing downstream and moor overnight at near Chindwin confluence. We spend the second night on the Irrawaddy Princess II Cruise.

Day 4: Yandabo Village – Bagan (B)

Cast off early morning, we continue sailing downstream and approximately arrive to Bagan about 09:00 AM. Bagan is Myanmar’s archaeological wonderland, where over 3,000 ancient temples blossom from the countryside.
Disembark from board and start our day tour with a trip to the bustling Nyang U Market in Old Bagan then explore the beautiful, gold leaf Shwezigon Pagoda and learn about Burmese Buddhist traditions then visit the Ananda Temple.
In the afternoon, we take a tour of a local lacquer ware workshop and learn how this traditional piece of art is made. The highlight of today is the panoramic sunset view from the second highest pagoda of Bagan, the ShweSandaw Pagoda. Overnight in Bagan.
Note: Due to the water level and weather condition, sightseeing might be changed.

Day 5: Bagan – Salay – Mt. Popa (B)

This morning, we take a 30-minute drive to visit the magnificent Mt Popa volcano. On arrival, we’ll come across the ancient village of Salay, which is one of the most exquisitely beautiful places in all of Myanmar (Burma). While visiting Salay, we will spend time learning more about monastic life, Burmese Buddhism and this unique architectural styl. We also visit one of the oldest wooden halls in the area, Salay Yoke SoneKyaung monastery.

Then we will be heading east toward Mount Popa, an extinct volcano standing 1518 meters high. Join the pilgrims as they ascend Mt. Popa and admire the crazy statues that line the walkway, along with the monkeys that living on the mountain. Once at the peak, guests can relax and bask in the glorious views of Bagan. Overnight in Bagan.

Day 6: Bagan Discovery – Fly to Yangon (B)

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, we will start this day tour by an exotic horse cart ride to Nan Paya Pagoda, which is one of the biggest temples in Bagan and many other beautiful attractions surrounded. Continue with sightseeing to MinkabaGubyaukyi Temple, take note of the architectural difference in MyaZedi Pagoda before heading to Manuha Temple.
We will then take the late afternoon flight to Yangon. On arrival, we will be welcomed and transferred to the hotel for overnight accommodation.

Day 7: Yangon city tour (B, D)

We spend a full day exploring former capital Yangon and its highlights from Sule Pagoda, in the heart of Yangon city; Chaukhtayi Pagoda and Kandawgyi Lake.
After lunch time, discover the most outstanding pagoda in Yangon: Shwedagon Pagoda. The “Golden Pagoda” is really a must-see attraction while you are in Myanmar. Enjoy some shopping in bustling Scott market (closed on Monday).
This evening, our highlight is dinner in Karaweik Palace, overlooking to the Royal Lake and Shwedagon Tower. A meal of fine Burmese food will be served followed by a beautiful cultural show of music and dancing. Overnight in Yangon.

Day 8: Yangon Departure (B)

Time will be free until our car arrives to take us to Yangon International Airport for our departure flight. Tour ends.

INCLUSIONS

What’s included:

Domestic flight: Bagan – Yangon

Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels

Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary

Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles

Service of English speaking guides in every location

Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited

Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B-Breakfast; L – Lunch, D- Dinner)

Irrawaddy Princess II Cruise

What’s excluded:

International flights

Airport Tax (USD 10 per person)

Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary

Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.

Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)

Tips for guides and drivers

Personal travel insurance

Myanmar Visa

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