General


UPSTREAM:

DAY 1

BAGAN

Embark the ship between 08.00 to 09.00 am. Full day visit of a selection of the 2,000 listed pagodas and temples. (or) Embark the ship before lunch; after continue the exploration of the archeological area. Dinner and Overnight on board.

DAY2

BAGAN – RIVER VILLAGE

Explore 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)SAGAING

Early morning drive by coach (approx. 1 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 Sagaing (2 hours) where we will rejoin the ship. Cruise upstream. Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 5

MINGUN – AVA – AMARAPURA

After an early breakfast visit Mingun the unfinished pagoda, the largest working bell in the world and the “home for the aged”. After lunch 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 then by sampan and coach to Amarapura, the penultimate Burmese Royal Capital (1783) to visit U-Bein Bridge at sunset. Moor overnight at Sagaing. Dance and Theatre performance on the Sundeck.

DAY 6

DISEMBARK GAWEIN JETTY

After breakfast, disembark at Gawein Jetty.

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RIVER CONDITIONS WARNING:

The Irrawaddy and Chindwin rivers are subject to seasonal rises and falls of water level.

In the case of water levels being too high or low an alternative itinerary will be offered to Passenger. Published itineraries are indication only and subject to sudden change. In such events alternative itineraries will be provided and we do our best to ensure that if a stop is missed we make up for it with another stop.

Though every effort will be made to ensure that the published itinerary is followed as closely as possible, given uncertain river and other local conditions, all schedules and itineraries may be subject to alterations and delays at short notice.

The ship’s manager and captain are jointly responsible for passengers’ comfort and safety. Passengers must accept their decisions and instructions.

DOWNSTREAM:

DAY 1

MANDALAY – MINGUN

Embark the ship at Gawein Jetty between 10.00 to 12.00 noons. Welcome cocktail in the saloon and sail upstream to Mingun.Visit the unfinished pagoda, the largest working bell in the world and the “home for the aged”.Dinner and overnight on board. Dance and Theatre performance on the Sundeck.

DAY 2

MANDALAY – AVA – AMARAPURA

After an early breakfast we 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.

After Lunch 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 then by sampan and coach to Amarapura, the penultimate Burmese Royal Capital (1783) to visit U- Bein Bridge at sunset. Moor overnight at Sagaing.

DAY 3

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. 1 ½ hours) where we will rejoin the ship. Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 4

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 mid-river.

DAY 5

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 and Overnight on board.

DAY 6

BAGAN (DISEMBARK)

Disembark after breakfast.

FOR ACTUAL DEPARTURE DATES & AVAILABILITY CHECK ON LINE  @HTTP://WWW.AYRAVATACRUISES.COM

RIVER CONDITIONS WARNING:

The Irrawaddy and Chindwin rivers are subject to seasonal rises and falls of water level.

In the case of water levels being too high or low an alternative itinerary will be offered to Passenger. Published itineraries are indication only and subject to sudden change. In such events alternative itineraries will be provided and we do our best to ensure that if a stop is missed we make up for it with another stop.

Though every effort will be made to ensure that the published itinerary is followed as closely as possible, given uncertain river and other local conditions, all schedules and itineraries may be subject to alterations and delays at short notice.

The ship’s manager and captain are jointly responsible for passengers’ comfort and safety.

Passengers must accept their decisions and instructions.

Remark: Price do not include port tax USD 100 per pax:

 

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 – Transfer by coach to/from Prome

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 (*)
  • (*) Within the above rates the fuel cost is calculated on the Myanmar Market average price (i.e. USD 0.5 per litter).

Should the fuel price rise by more than 10%, AYRAVATA CRUISES will be entitled to impose a fuel surcharge equivalent to the amount by which the fuel price exceeds the price allowed for in the above rates, provided that the notice of this rise is given to the Passenger and/or his-her Agent within 30 days prior the cruise departure date.

Note: The  rate will be changed without prior notice.

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Price Table

Main Deck (Twin Cabin) 1729

Main Deck (Twin Cabin) 1729

Main Deck (Twin Cabin Single use) 2252

Upper Deck (Twin Cabin) 2076

Upper Deck (Twin Cabin Single use) 2698

Upper Deck (Single) 2076

Upper Deck (Suite Bow Twin) 3111

Upper Deck (Suite Bow Twin Cabin Single use) 6223

Upper Deck (Premier Bow Twin) 2594

Upper Deck (Premier Bow Twin Cabin Single use) 5187

Lower Deck (Single) 1506