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Activities & Transport
- Sand Boarding
- City Tour
- Meet the Locals
- Boat | Sailing Boat
- Private Bus
Main travel focus
Cruising Around Myanmar for 10 Days
- Cruising ship around all must-see areas in Myanmar
- Get to know local culture and religion in details
- WW2 Jeep ride up towards picturesque views
- Horse-cart or Hot Air Baloon rides for a unique experience
Cruising has always been a romantic dream for everyone, but why not expand the satisfaction by adding the exotic?
Getting around in Myanmar on Ayerwaddy River is the perfect chance to combine a relaxing holiday time with getting to know new culture! During this trip you be able to see everything that Myanmar is famous for, precisely its rich history and the great variety of religious temples.
Your time on this 10-day trip will be perfectly balanced between relaxing in magnificent locations and visiting the wonders of that this country has hidden inside. A good amount of time is set aside at your disposal for you to follow your heart and dive into activities that thrill you the most. Myanmar has a lot to offer and having it all on one journey will definitely be an unforgettable experience.
- 9nights accommodation in sharing Double room in RV Paukan Cruise
- 9 x Breakfast + 9 x Lunch + 9 x Dinner
- Car Transfer service from Yangon (Sule Shangri-La Hotel) to Jetty in Prome
- English Speaking Guide
- Zone and entrance fees for visiting places in the program
- Services mentioned in the above itinerary
- International flight in/out
- Visa for Myanmar
- Personal expenses and insurance
- Surcharge for compulsory Christmas and New Year Eve Dinners at hotels
- Any other expenses/services not clearly stated in the above itinerary
- OPTION: Balloons Over Bagan - Start your morning with an incredible hot-air balloon flight over Bagan’s temple-studded plains. This is a truly unforgettable and unique experience. (Note: available only from late- October to late-March; all flights weather permitting) [Supplement - USD300 per person]
Example Trip to customize
Welcome on board!
Welcome to lovely Myanmar! Before you get on board to sail the crystal waters, your journey begins with a scenic drive from Yangon to relive the history of Prome. Once controlled by the Mon tribe and then conquered by the Burmese King Alaungpaya in 1754, Prome boomed along with the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company in the 1890s and it is now an important trading post.
Your next destination is Thayekhittaya (also known as Sri Ksetra, the “Fabulous City”). In central Prome you will be impressed by the Shwesandaw Pagoda complex, one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites. Enjoy the breathtaking views at the Wunchataung Paya (Apology Mountain Pagoda), a fabulous vantage point of the Shwesandaw Pagoda and the surrounding mountains.
Set aside some time in the afternoon to sail on your own to explore the Irrawaddy River. After a day full of excitement, you will spend your first night on board
Getting local at Thayetmyo
Set off on an exploration to the town of Thayetmyo: the oldest golf course of Myanmar with fascinating history. You can go shopping in the local market and enjoy a number of local hand made goods which could turn out to be the perfect souvenirs to remind you of this trip.
In the afternoon you will travel back in the times of the British colonization of Burma while visiting several colonial homes constructed in that era. You will observe the unique architecture that is born out of the mixture of local art, customs and British conservative tradition.
Your cruise ship arrives at Magwe this morning. Today you will get the chance to visit Myat Than Lun Paya, a 1929 built pagoda of gold solid bricks. It is set on a hilltop with a wonderful vantage point, where you will sigh at the picturesque panorama.
The rest of the day you can spend relaxing on board, gathering tan under the sun or simply enjoying the blueish horizons, while you sail off to the next destination.
Village Experience in Salay
This morning starts with paying a visit Salay, a lovely village founded in the 13th- century with Bagan-era shrines, beautiful 19th-century teak monasteries and preserved British colonial buildings. Where else you could witness such a great mixture of various historical eras, all in one place?
After enjoying a tasty locally-cooked lunch, you can continue upstream to the village of Tan Kyi. You’ll reach the mountaintop by WW2 jeep where one of the four stupas stands that marked the original edges of the city. Can you imagine what marvelous colors a sunset over the Bagan plains streams?
Temples at Bagan
Today is your chance to pay a full day visit of the most significant Pagodas and Temples of the 2,000 listed around Bagan. You will learn all about local traditions and religious rituals that people in Myanmar like to preserve.
Enjoy your lunch on board. You will have time at your hands to waste around Bagan until you have to once again capture the spectacular sunset. After Dinner, there will be a Puppet Show presented on Sun Deck where you can enjoy a good laugh after yet another day of wonderful experience.
Urban style: Bagan
Today is the day to get even more local by discovering some of Bagan's local markets selling wood carvings, fabrics, longyis and rattan products. You’ll get the chance to visit a workshop to observe the ancient technique of Burmese lacquerware making.
Alternatively there is an optional hiring of a horse cart or a bicycle and look around the site on your own. For those willing to feel some thrills, a splendid early morning Balloon Flight over Bagan could be arranged.
In the afternoon you continue your journey to Shwe Pyi Thar village for a leisurely walk through a typical village along the Irrawaddy River.
Pottery at Yandabo
Yandabo is the top destination for today, a picturesque village famous for its pottery, also where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war signed on Feb. 24, 1826. You can go ashore in the village for a walk stopping at workshops to witness unique crafts and interesting ways of firing pottery. You can have a look at the local school and the monastery to get the real impression on how people live in Myanmar nowadays.
Yet another sunny afternoon to spend on board while approaching your next exciting destination.
Rise and shine early this morning to head for Monywa and dive into the chilly Hpowindaung and Shwebadaung Caves. Inside, hundreds of Buddha Statues are placed, niches decorated with wonderful mural paintings.
Next on your list is the splendid Sambuddhai Kat Kyaw pagoda with its more than 500,000 Buddha images. You can almost feel overwhelmed by all the numerous spectacular sights that this tiny country has to offer, and it has not yet come to an end!
Reminisce and go through your photos, as you continue sailing to Mingun.
Calmness at Bagaya Kyaung Monastery
Are you ready to discover the most spectacular of all pagodas in Myanmar? Mingun is the famous ‘unfinished pagoda’, and has the largest working bell in the world which will surely petrify you.
In the afternoon you can ride around Ava by horse-cart. You will stop by to see the beautiful 200-year old teak Bagaya Kyaung Monastery, the Nanmyin watchtower with amazing scenery and the Me Nu Ok Kyaung monastery to experience some more tranquility.
To make the most of the day, you’ll continue to Amarapura, the penultimate Burmese Royal Capital to visit U-Bein Bridge at sunset. There you’ll enjoy a sampan cruise and champagne toast before returning to the ship for your farewell dinner. Afterwards, guests will be presented a dance and theatre performance on-board.
Disembark at Mandalay
On your last day you disembark at central Mandalay: Mahamuni Pagoda and Mandalay Hill. The spiraling staircases lead to sweeping views of the city and its temples. Nearby at Kuthodaw Paya, you вилл be amazed by the world's biggest book and the various workshops of gold leaf and tapestry making, woodcarving, marble carving and bronze casting.
The tour will conclude at Mandalay Hill resort, which is the meeting point. You will be provided with sufficient time to arrange your trip back and be able to relax beforehand. You now have an arsenal of memories which have hopefully given you a broad picture for all Myanmar has to offer to its visitors.