Amara River Cruise (3 Night)
The Amara River Cruise is a traditional Myanmar riverboat travelling along the Ayeyarwaddy River. It is made of teak wood and was completely refurbished by local craftsmen in 2003. It is 30 meters / 100 feet long and with a shallow draft of 1 meter / 3 feet and two Japan made 180hp Hino engines it can go as far north as Bhamo. The Amara River Cruise has a total of seven cabins, each with their own bathroom with hot and cold shower. Communal areas, bar and canopied sun deck. Electricity is provided by a generator and battery 24 hours a day. Safety is provided by smoke detectors in all cabins, emergency lighting, fire extinguishers, life jackets and a dinghy. Amenities include onboard laundry, fully equipped kitchen and refrigerators. All bed linen and towels, as well as dining service and bar equipment, are provided. You will be taken care of by our friendly and hospitable staff and be able to relax and enjoy the personal atmosphere on board.
Embark the Amara River Cruise at 08:00 am. We sail north of Mandalay along Ayeyarwaddy River to Mingun with the Mingun Bell, weighing 90 tones and the biggest hanging undamaged bell in the world; Shin Phyume Pagoda, and the unfinished Mingun Pagoda, a colossal brick monument. After sightseeing Mingun we set sail to Sagaing and we visit at Sagaing Hill in the afternoon by car. (Meals: L / D )
Day 2 Sagaing – Inwa – Myinmu
After sunrise cruising to Inwa (Ava).Visit to Nan Myint Watch Tower, the only remaining palace building nicknamed “leaning tower of Ava”; Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery, built of brick and stucco and the all-teak and carved BAGAYA Monastery. We sail downstream till Myinmu, Visit to Shin Pin Shwe Luu Pagoda, built by King Ahthawka and rebuilt at 1885 second Englo – Myanmar War. This village is crowded with merchant. Dinner and overnight onboard. (Meals: B / L / D )
Day 3 Yandapo – Mt. Tantgyi
In the early morning, set sail and cruising, passing on the way visit Yandapo Village with a small rural village that is well known for a treaty signed here between the British and Burmese in 1826. Now the village is famous for its handmade terracotta pots produced in traditional ways. Bagan and stop at the river bank of Mt. Tantgyi. Climbing Mt. Tantgyi in the afternoon by foot or car. From the Pagoda you enjoy the evening view to Bagan. Dinner and overnight onboard. (Meals: B / L / D )
Day 4 Mt. Tangyi – Bagan Jetty
In the early morning, set sail and arrive to Bagan Jetty. Disembark at 08:00 am. (Meals: B )
Remark: Sightseeing may be changed due to the water level and Amara Cruise Manager.
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