General


RV Paukan River Cruise

Myanmar Days Cruise (11 Days)

UPSTREAM

DAY 1: BAGAN –

Embark the ship between 10.00 to 12.00 am. Welcome cocktail and briefing. After lunch visit of a selection of the 2,000 listed pagodas and temples. Dinner and Overnight on board.

DAY 2: BAGAN – RIVER VILLAGE –

After breakfast continue the exploration of the archeological area. Explore also some of Bagan’s local markets selling wood carvings, fabrics, longyis and rattan products .Visit a workshop to see the ancient technique of lacquerware making. Alternatively guests can hire a horse cart or a bicycle and explore the site on their own or have a splendid Balloon Flight over Bagan (surcharge applied – optional). Back to the ship around Noon and cast off. We cruise upstream all day. Stop at Shwe Pyi Thar village for

a walk. Dinner followed by a Puppet Show performance in the village or sundeck.

DAY 3: YANDABO –

In the morning we arrive at Yandabo, a picturesque village that specializes in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war signed on Feb. 24, 1826. We go ashore for a walk stopping at some pot-making workshops and to visit the school and the monastery. We cruise upstream the rest of the day, moor overnight at Myin Mu jetty.

DAY 4: MONYWA (HPOWINDAUNG AND SHWEBADAUNG CAVES) –

Early morning drive by coach (approx. 1½ hours) to Monywa to visit the Hpowindaung and Shwebadaung caves where hundreds of Buddha Statues are placed inside niches decorated with wonderful mural paintings dated back to the. After lunch we visit the splendid Sambuddhai Kat Kyaw pagoda with its more than 500,000 Buddha images. Drive to Sagaing (2 hours) where we will rejoin the ship. Dinner and overnight on board

DAY 5: AVA – AMARAPURA –

We explore Ava by horse-cart visiting the beautiful 200 year old teak Bagaya Kyaung Monastery, Nanmyin watchtower (27mt. high) and the Me Nu Ok Kyaung monastery. We travel by sampan and coach to explore Amarapura, the penultimate Burmese Royal Capital (1783) and crossing the teak made U-Bein Bridge.

Back to the ship at Mandalay Gawein Jetty and cast off. Moor overnight at a jungle village North of Mandalay.

DAY 6: KYAUK MYAUNG (NGWE NYEIN POTTERY VILLAGE) –

After breakfast, visit the spectacular potteries-making village of Ngwe Nyein and see the manufacture stages of the famous 50 Gallons (200 liters) pots. Sail all day. Moor overnight at mid- stream.

DAY 7: TAGAUNG –

Explore by foot the ancient city of Tagaung: the shrine of Bo Bo Gyi a famous nat, the archaeological

area and the fortifications. Continue cruising upstream for the rest of the day. Moor overnight midstream.

DAY 8: SHWEGU AND THE SECOND DEFILE –

Continue upstream to view the spectacular Second defile, the largest of the Irrawaddy gorges, with its magnificent cliffs reaching down the narrow channel. In the afternoon sail downstream to KathaImportant note: In case of Low Water the excursion will be done by local speed boat.

DAY 9: KATHA – BURMESE DAYS –

The enchanting colonial town of Katha is the setting for George Orwell’s book “Burmese Days “and also the place where in the 1942 hundreds of Irrawaddy Flotilla Company ships were scuttled before

the Japanese could seize them. We explore the old streets and the market by trishaw and if time allows an Elephant Logging Camp located on the surrounding hardwood forest.

DAY 10: MINGUN –

Full day cruising downstream with stop for a walk to a river village.

In the afternoon, we arrive in Mingun and visit the unfinished pagoda, the largest working bell in the world and the “home for the ages”. Drama performance by the Mandalay Arts School on the sundeck.

DAY 11: MANDALAY (GAWEIN JETTY) – CENTRAL MANDALAY –

After breakfast, disembark.

DOWNSTREAM:

DAY 1: MANDALAY – SAILING NORTH –

Embark the ship at Gawein Jetty between 10.00 to 12.00 noon. Welcome cocktail and cast off.

DAY 2: KYAUK MYAUNG –

After breakfast, arrive the spectacular potteries-making village of Kyauk Myaung and see the manufacture stages of the famous 50 Gallons (200 liters) pots. Sail all day. Moor overnight mid- stream.

DAY 3: TAGAUNG –

Explore by foot the ancient city of Tagaung: the shrine of Bo Bo Gyi a famous nat, the archaeological area and the fortifications. Continue cruising upstream for the rest of the day.

Moor overnight midstream.

DAY 4: SHWEGU AND THE SECOND DEFILE –

Sail upstream to view the spectacular Second defile, the largest of the Irrawaddy gorges, with its magnificent cliffs reaching down the narrow channel. In the afternoon sail downstream to KathaImportant note: In case of Low Water the excursion will be done by local speed boat.

DAY 5: KATHA – BURMESE DAYS –

The enchanting colonial town of Katha is the setting for George Orwell’s book “Burmese Days “and also the place where in the 1942 hundreds of Irrawaddy Flotilla Company ships were scuttled before the Japanese could seize them. We explore the old streets and the market by trishaw and if time allows an Elephant Logging Camp located on the surrounding hardwood forest.

DAY 6: MINGUN –

Full day cruising downstream with stop for a walk to a river village.

In the afternoon, we arrive in Mingun and visit the unfinished pagoda, the largest working bell in the world and the “home for the ages”. After dinner guests can enjoy a Dance and Drama performance by the Mandalay Arts School on the sundeck (if available). Moor overnight in front of Sagaing Hill.

DAY 7: MANDALAY – AVA – AMARAPURA –

After an early breakfast visit central Mandalay: Mahamuni Pagoda, Mandalay Hill where spiraling staircases lead to sweeping views of the city and its temples and the nearby Kuthodaw Paya, which contains the world’s biggest book, the workshops of gold leave making, tapestry making, woodcarving, marble carving and bronze casting. Lunch on board.

In the afternoon we explore Ava by horse-cart visiting the beautiful 200 year old teak Bagaya Kyaung Monastery, Nanmyin watchtower (27mt. high) and the Me Nu Ok Kyaung monasteryand then we travel by sampan and coach to Amarapura, the penultimate Burmese Royal Capital (1783) to visit U-Bein Bridge and Silk factories. Moor overnight in front of Sagaing Hill.

DAY 8: MONYWA (HPOWINDAUNG AND SHWEBADAUNG CAVES) –

Early morning drive by coach (approx. 2 ½ hours) to Monywa to visit the Hpowindaung and Shwebadaung caves where hundreds of Buddha Statues are placed inside niches decorated with wonderful mural paintings dated back to the . After lunch we visit the splendid Sambuddhai Kat

Kyaw pagoda with its more than 500,000 Buddha images. Drive to Myin Mu jetty (approx. 1½ hours)

where we will rejoin the ship. Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 9: YANDABO –

In the morning we arrive at Yandabo, a picturesque village that specializes in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war signed on Feb. 24, 1826. We go ashore for a walk stopping at some pot-making workshops and to visit the school and the monastery.

Continue cruising downstream with an afternoon stop at Shwe Pyi Thar village for a walk. Moor overnight midriver.

DAY 10: BAGAN –

We arrive at Bagan in the early morning. Full day visit of a selection of the 2,000 listed pagodas and temples. Lunch on board and in the afternoon continue the exploration of the archeological area. Dinner on board or in a local restaurant. Overnight on board.

DAY 11: BAGAN (DISEMBARK) –

Disembark at Aye Yar Jetty.

CRUISE PRICE INCLUDES

All meals &, Coffee/Tea/Water – Sightseeing as described in the Itinerary – Ayravata Cruises English

Speaking Guide (additional non-English speaking guide is provided if more than 8 cabins are booked by

parties speaking the same language) – All Entrance Fees

CRUISE PRICE EXCLUDES

Drinks, laundry, all items of a personal nature; health-accident-baggage or travel protection plan outside

the ship’s boundaries, fuel surcharges if applicable, domestic flights.

 

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Price Table

Tour Price Validity from 1 June 2017 to 30 April 2018

Tour Price for USD per person

JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, DEC 17 & MAR, APR 18
10N Cruise Mandalay to Bagan & Bagan to Mandalay
Main Deck (Twin Cabin) 4004
Main Deck (Twin Cabin Single use) 5149
Upper Deck (Twin Cabin) 4434
Upper Deck (Twin Cabin Single use) 5704
Upper Deck (Single) 4524
Upper Deck (Suite Bow Twin) 5959
Upper Deck (Suite Bow Twin Cabin Single use) 11719
Upper Deck (Premier Bow Twin) 5194
Upper Deck (Premier Bow Twin Cabin Single use) 10189
Lower Deck (Single) 3429

NOV 17 & JAN, FEB 18
10N Cruise Mandalay to Bagan & Bagan to Mandalay
Main Deck (Twin Cabin) 4434
Main Deck (Twin Cabin Single use) 5704
Upper Deck (Twin Cabin) 4874
Upper Deck (Twin Cabin Single use) 6279
Upper Deck (Single) 4874
Upper Deck (Suite Bow Twin) 6389
Upper Deck (Suite Bow Twin Cabin Single use) 12579
Upper Deck (Premier Bow Twin) 5629
Upper Deck (Premier Bow Twin Cabin Single use) 11059
Lower Deck (Single) 3799

Remark: There will be surcharge for Christmas compulsory dinner at 24th December night and New Year Gala dinner at 31st December night.