15 Day Hidden Wonders of Myanmar from Mandalay

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 14 nights
  • Departs 07 Feb 2019
  • Sails from Mandalay, Burma
  • Ship RV Samatha
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍1229919‍
  • Voyage code ‍19020772851‍

Your Itinerary

Irrawaddy River

Mandalay, Burma Thu 07 Feb 2019

Irrawaddy River

Travelling through Myanmar via the river provides opportunities to glimpse rural life - from wooden fishing boats and peanut farmers to the Buddhist temples.

Irrawaddy River

Mandalay, Burma Fri 08 Feb 2019

Irrawaddy River

On a full-day tour of Mandalay, visit Mahamuni Buddha Temple, one of Myanmar’s most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites. Then head for Kuthodaw Pagoda to see the world’s largest book. Later, take in a tour of the Shwenandaw Monastery, an architectural masterpiece (B,L,D)

Signature Experience: Enjoy a sunset sampan cruise alongside the U-Bein Bridge with a drink in hand

Sagaing

Sagaing Sat 09 Feb 2019

Sagaing

In Sagaing you will visit U Ponya Shin and Kaunghmudaw Pagoda with magnificent views over the Irrawaddy River and a Silversmith workshop. Continue to Inwa via horse drawn cart to explore the Bagaya Monastery (B,L,D)

Inwa (formerly Ava), Myanmar

Inwa Sat 09 Feb 2019

Inwa (formerly Ava), Myanmar

Yandabo

Yandabo Sun 10 Feb 2019

Yandabo

Today your ship will arrive in Yandabo, a charming village known for its finely crafted terracotta wares. Here, enjoy a look at village life and watch a pottery making demonstration. Later, re-board your ship and continue
cruising onwards to Bagan (B,L,D)

Signature Experience: Observe a stunning sunset over Bagan, one of the world’s truly awe-inspiring archaeological sites whilst you enjoy free flowing drinks and delicious canapes

Irrawaddy River

Bagan Mon 11 Feb 2019

Irrawaddy River

Freedom of Choice: Choose to explore revered Pagodas and Temples, ascend the winding covered staircase encircling Myanmar’s most important nats (spirits) at Mount Popa or, visit a family-run lacquerware workshop and a nearby village (B,L,D)

Tantkyi Hill

Tantkyi Hill Tue 12 Feb 2019

Tantkyi Hill

After breakfast, you’ll have time to visit Tantkyitaung Pagoda, encircled by 32 elephant statues. Return to your ship and cruise to the village of Salay. Here, you’ll visit Yoke Sone Kyaung, the region’s oldest surviving wooden monastery. Afterwards, continue on to Shinbin Maha Laba Man Paya, home to the country’s largest lacquer Buddha image (B,L,D)

Tantkyi Hill

Tantkyi Hill Tue 12 Feb 2019

Tantkyi Hill

Magwe

Magwe Wed 13 Feb 2019

Magwe

Upon arrival in Magwe disembark your ship and head up to the Mya Tha Lun Pagoda, located atop a hill overlooking the Irrawaddy River. Take in the fabulous views and explore the pagoda, constructed with thousands of solid gold bricks and home to numerous shrines devoted to a variety of nat spirits (B,L,D)

Minhla

Minhla Thu 14 Feb 2019

Minhla

Stop in the town of Minhla, the site of a significant battle during the Third Anglo-Burmese War. Visit Minhla Fort, and learn how the British captured this fort, and indeed the town, during a war that saw Burma lose its sovereignty Cruise into Thayetmyo and enjoy a fascinating tour of the historic colonialera post office before taking a swing at Myanmar’s first golf course (B,L,D)

Minhla

Minhla Thu 14 Feb 2019

Minhla

Pyay

Pyay Fri 15 Feb 2019

Pyay

On arrival in Pyay, disembark for a walking tour. See aselection of pagodas, including the imposing Shwesandaw Pagoda. Later, travel to the south-east of Pyay on an excursion to the ancient ruins at the old Pyu kingdom capital, Sri Ksetra (B,L,D)

Pyay

Pyay Fri 15 Feb 2019

Pyay

Myanaung Sat 16 Feb 2019

Today, cruise onwards to the quiet riverside township of Myanaung. Here a walking tour will take you past a range of well-preserved colonial houses and on to the bustling local market (B,L,D)

Zalon

Aingtalogue Sun 17 Feb 2019

Zalon

Today, set out on a local village tour of Aingtaloge (B,L,D)

Danuphyu Mon 18 Feb 2019

Today you’ll explore the township of Danuphyu where the revered General Maha Bandula led a famous Burmese defensive against the British troops during the First Anglo- Burmese War. Visit a cheroot (cigar) workshop (B,L,D)

Maubin

Maubin Tue 19 Feb 2019

Maubin

Disembark for a morning walking tour of Maubin. Then set off for Yangon, Myanmar’s most important commercial centre. This afternoon, enjoy a tour of the Shwedagon Pagoda, a 99 metre-high gilded pagoda and stupa that dominates the city skyline from atop Singuttara Hill (B,L,D)

Yangon, Myanmar

Yangon Wed 20 Feb 2019

Yangon, Myanmar

Freedom of Choice: After breakfast, discover some of the city’s best kept secrets by train, or join a walking tour through the historic streets of downtown Yangon. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure and this evening, before a Farewell Dinner (B,L,D)

Yangon, Myanmar

Yangon Wed 20 Feb 2019

Yangon, Myanmar

Nestling on the Irrawaddy river delta, the city of Yangon is a fascinating fusion of historic traditions, glittering religion and intriguing everyday life.

What's included *

  • Expert services of a Cruise Director
  • Friendly, English-speaking local guides on all excursions
  • All delicious on board meals, freshly prepared by an expert chef to reflect regional flavours
  • Comprehensive range of guided tours and sightseeing excursions
  • Unique and exclusive Signature Experiences offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences (on select sailings)
  • Insider Experiences offering unique special stays, local insights and memorable meals (on select sailings)
  • Freedom of Choice touring allowing you to tailor your holiday around your own interests (on select sailings)
  • All port charges, taxes and tipping
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