Embark the ship at Mandalay jetty in the morning before noon around 11:00 am. Cast off and cruise upstream for the rest of the day.
KYAUK MYAUNG (NGWE NYEIN POTTERY VILLAGE)
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.
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.
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.
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 anElephant Logging Camp located on the surrounding hardwood forest.
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 7
MANDALAY (GAWEIN JETTY)
After breakfast, disembark.
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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.
Remark : Price do not include port tax USD 114 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
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.
(*) Within the above rates the fuel cost is calculated on the Myanmar Market average price of the months of April
2014 (i.e. USD 0.9 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.