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Mandalay - Bhamo 6 Days 5 Nights

Be prepared to be amazed. This is a very typical Myanmar cruise. We start sailing from Mandalay through the heart of central dry plain, small villages, historical famous cities, trace back old British lifestyle in the colonial town of George Orwell’s famous book “Burmese Days”. Sail along the Scenic landscape, experience simple life style, wonder around the monuments rich in history. We will bring you to small villages and towns where time stands still and see means of agriculture and manufacturing mostly done by hand just as in old bible. Most places we visit are far away from the modern civilization. Since its predominant religion is Buddhism and we will find old monasteries and temples, we will take time to enjoy historically valuable sites and the simple art of Myanmar

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6 days


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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 5x Dinner
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Guide
    • Bottle water
    What's excluded :
    • Tips and personal Fees

  • Day 1: Mandalay

    Pass By: Mandalay, Mandalay, Mandalay Region
    In the morning board on board Metta cruise and set sail over the mighty river. After an hour our first stop will be made at the Mingun Village. Walk in the famous village where you will see a pagoda dotted range MINGUN, one of the highlights of the region. Visit will include MINGUN BELL, the world’s largest un-cracked bell weighing 90 tons. Continue to the HSINBYUME pagoda and the unfinished MINGUN pagoda built as one of the world’s largest chedis by King Bodaw Paya.

    Continue the cruise up the river. Lunch on board. Visit a local village call Myaezun where, if luck be in your side, Ayerwaddy dolphins roam around in different seasons.
    Overnight sleep in a village before we approach Nwe Nyein.
    Dinner on Board.

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight on boat

    Day 2: Nwe Nyein Village - Hanlin - Kyauk Myaung

    Pass By: Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda, Mandalay Myanmar
    After breakfast on board, explore famous pottery village, Nwe Nyein. Wonder around the village and gain an insightful knowledge of pottery and glazing methods. Continue ashore to one of the most ancient civilizations of Pyu era in Myanmar, a village call Hanlin. Hanlin is one of the Pyu Ancient Cities located 13 kilometers from the river and drive nearly one and half hours. Today Hanlin is listed as a World’s Heritage Sites because of its unique remains. Visit Archeological Museum, excavations, the graveyards, silver coins, inscriptions written in Pyu script and bronze ornaments. According to the archaeological findings, the Pyu ancient people lived during the 2nd century BC until 9th century AD trading with China and India and spoke Tibeto-Burma languages.
    Come back to the cruise and have lunch and set sail.
    Dinner on board.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at accommodation

    Day 3: Tagaung – Hti Gyaing – Thapayar Village

    Pass By: Takaung, Myanmar (Burma)
    Cast off early morning, sail upriver to Htigyaing. In the morning, we climb the Pagoda Hill at Htigyaing with its stunning views of the Irrawaddy. Moor over night at Thapayar village

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Thapayar village

    Day 4: Thapayar Village – Katha – Shwegu

    Pass By: Shwegu, Shwegu, Kachin State
    Early departure, after breakfast we arrive Katha, the setting of the George Orwell’s book “Burmese Days” and also the place where hundreds of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company ships were scuttled in 1942 before the Japanese could seize them. We explore this pleasant colonial town surrounded by hills plenty of hardwood forests and (if time permit) we will also visit an elephant logging

    Moor overnight Kyung Daw ( the other bank of Shwe Gu ).

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Kyung Daw

    Day 5: Shwe Gu – Bhamo

    Pass By: Bhamo, Bhamo, Kachin State
    Early departure we enter the dramatic 2nd defile with its magnificent cliffs reaching down the narrow channel. We arrive at Bhamo in the late afternoon. Evening walking tour of the town, an important trading post located just 50 miles from the Chinese border.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Bhamo

    Day 6: Bhamo and Disembark from the ship

    Pass By: Bhamo, Bhamo, Kachin State
    Depend on disembarkation & flight time.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    12:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Yangon Private Day Tours

Activity ID: V-151848P21

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