Cruising from Yagoon to Bagan

Inle-Lake-Tour-to-Myanmar
  • Duration: 7 DAYS
  • Location: YANGON/ BAGAN
  • Places: PRIVATE TOUR
  • Prix: Slow Journey
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Cruising along the calm waters of the Irrawaddy River is a great way to experience Myanmar as you journey through the beautiful countryside and explore its enchanting cities. Your adventure starts in Yangon a vibrant and busy city, filled with lively street markets, and the grand old buildings of the colonial era. Then travel to Prome where you travel around the outskirts of town, stopping off at a vibrant market en route. It's then time to board the RV Paukan River Cruise, from where you will enjoy the journey to Bagan. You will enjoy your private balcony with stunning river views with experience first-class hospitality on board and the most relaxing of journeys, As well as enjoying sublime views of the countryside as you navigate this iconic waterway, you’ll stop off to explore hidden temples and ancient cities and get a glimpse into traditional Burmese life. Your cruise ends in the magical city of Bagan, from where you’ll take a short flight to Yangon for your final nights.

DAY 01: ARRIVAL YANGON (-/-/-)                                                                                                                   

Arrive at Yangon International Airport and welcome by our tour speaking guide. Transfer to hotel for check in.
The tour sightseeing start for visit to world famous Shwedagon Pagoda. Witness the golden dome light up sunshine at the sunset.

Overnight in Yangon.

DAY 02: YANGON – JOIN 3 NIGHTS RIVER CRUISE PROME (EMBARKATION) (B/L/D)

Guests will enjoy a scenic drive from Yangon to Prome. Pick up point is at Sule Shangrila Hotel Yangon.

TRANSFER: Transfer from hotel in Yangon to Prome will be provided. Pls take note that it takes approximately 7 hrs drive from Yangon to Prome (7:00 AM - 2:00 PM).

AFTERNOON EXCURSION: Prome and Sri Ksetra

Once controlled by the Mon tribe during the Bagan Era, and then conquered by the Burmese King Alaungpaya in 1754, Prome (known as Pyay to the locals) boomed along with the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company in the 1890s and is now an important trading post for goods traveling between northern and southern Myanmar. This afternoon we drive to Thayekhittaya (also known as Sri Ksetra, the “Fabulous City” in the Pali language), an ancient Pyu city that ruled in this area between the 5th and the 9th centuries. We visit the well-documented Sri Ksetra Museum, full of excellent maps and artifacts including Hindu deities, Buddha images from as far back as the 6th century, Pyu beads, and silver coins.

ENTERTAINMENT: Welcome Reception and Safety Briefing (6:30PM-7:30PM)

Overnight on cruise.

DAY 03: THAYET MYO (B/L/D)

MORNING: Enjoy sailing the whole morning with BBC Documentary “The Life of the Budda”

AFTERNOON EXCURSION: Thayet Myo

This afternoon we put you on Tuk-Tuk to visit the charming town of Thayet Myo, stopping at the oldest golf course of Myanmar with a fascinating history (guests may hit from the first tee). We then visit the local market, passing colonial homes constructed during the British colonization of Burma before returning to the ship for an afternoon of scenic cruising.

ENTERTAINMENT: BBC Documentary “The Life of the Buddha” (10:00AM-11:00AM)

Overnight on cruise

DAY 04: MAGWE (B/L/D)

MORNING: Enjoy sailing the whole morning with Longi and Thanakha Demonstration.

AFTERNOON EXCURSION: Magwe by Trishaw

This afternoon we venture out into the district capitol city of Magwe aboard Trishaws (three wheeled bicycle where one person sits alongside the driver). A short walk takes us to the local market. After some time to explore and shop at the market we board our trishaws for a ride through the city to visit Mya Tha Lun pagoda. Mya Tha Lun is a beautifully gilded stupa set atop Naguttama Hill which offers a wonderful view of the river and surrounding area.

ENTERTAINMENT: Longyi and Thanaka Demonstration (10:00AM-11:00AM)

Overnight in cruise

DAY 05: SALAY (DISEMBARKATION) – BAGAN (B/L/-)

After your breakfast, enjoy sailing until late morning and disembarkation at Salay. (11:30AM – 12:00NOON).

Transfer to Salay House for Lunch.

AFTERNOON EXCURSION:  Salay Walking Tour 

This afternoon we walk ashore at Salay, a small town founded in the 13th century with Bagan-era shrines, beautiful 19th century teak monasteries and preserved British colonial buildings. We explore the Salay House, a restored 1906 colonial trading company warehouse on the bank of the Irrawaddy. Our walk takes us along the town’s main Strand Street towards the local market before turning away from the river to visit the beautiful Yoke Soun Kyaung Taw Gyi wooden monastery. This ornately carved teak monastery was designed as a copy of the Crown Prince House of Mandalay, and is now a museum boasting remarkable wood carvings and artifacts. We pass some interesting Bagan-era monuments on our way to visit Mann Paya, a pagoda with a beautiful lacquerware Buddha, before returning to our ship with a stroll past some of Salay’s many beautiful colonial buildings.

TRANSFER: Client will be transferred to Bagan Hotel by coach around 4:00PM. Pls take note that it takes approximately 2 hrs drive for transfer from Salay to hotel in Bagan.

Overnight in Bagan.

DAY 06: BAGAN SIGHTSEEING – YANGON (BY FLIGHT 17:05-18:30) (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel, the tour visit to the one of Asia’s most popular archeological destination. We will visit colorful Naung U Market and visit some of Bagan most famous pagodas, including Shwezigon Pagoda, which is the most important reliquary shrine and house images of 37 Nats in Bagan. Then, continue visit to Kyansittha Uhmin (Cave), Gupaukgyi Temple, it is a 13th century cave temple with interesting fine frescoes of sconces from the Jataka.

At afternoon, the tour continue visit to Htilominlo Temple with old murals and friezes and then approach to Tharabar Gate way into Old Bagan. Then, visit to Ananda Temple it is a whitewashed masterpiece and with four standing Buddha Images, Thetbyinnyu Temple, Dhamayangyi Temple which is famous for its interlocking mortar thickest brickwork. Late afternoon, continue to Shwesandaw Pagoda for beautiful sunset and then transfer to Bagan airport for fly back to Yangon.

Overnight in Yangon. 

DAY 07: YANGON-TWANTE-CBT SITE (B/L/-)

Today morning, drive to Tawnte about one and half hour for enjoy the country-side scenery. First, we will stop for visit colorful Tawnte market, visit traditional pottery workshop and take part in working with clay by hand and making some fun with your own creative.

Then, we will proceed drive to the village of Kyaik Tha Le for visit Mingalar Bio Garden CBT site where we walk around village or cycling to enjoy a real taste of rural Myanmar along the way. And we have a chance to get experience for Cooking class, Home Sewing, Bamboo Basket Home industry and meet friendly locals and observe their daily lifestyle. Enjoy Lunch with traditional Burmese style at Mingalar Bio Garden.  

Late afternoon, return to Yangon by road though villages, rice paddies and river landscape.

Overnight in Yangon.

DAY 08: YANGON DEPARTURE (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel, transfer to Yangon international airport for your departure flight.

DESTINATIONHOTELWEBSITE with Maugham Suite
Yangon Sule Shangri-la Hotelhttps://www.shangri-la.com/yangon/suleshangrila/
CruiseRV Paukan River Cruisehttps://www.ayravatacruises.com/
BaganHeritage Bagan Hotelhttps://www.heritagebaganhotel.com/

 

DESTINATIONHOTELWEBSITE with Kipling Suite
Yangon Sule Shangri-la Hotelhttps://www.shangri-la.com/yangon/suleshangrila/
CruiseRV Paukan River Cruisehttps://www.ayravatacruises.com/
BaganOld Bagan Thande Hotelhttp://www.thandehotel.com/bagan/

 

INCLUSIVE:

√  Accommodation with twin/double sharing room base included breakfast

√  Transportation for tour class car with air-conditioned.

√  05-Lunch & 03-Dinner as mentioned in program

√  Domestic Flight with airport tax

√  "Bagan-Yangon” Port Tax Fee. 

√  English Speaking Guide for each place

√  Drinking Water & Wet Towel on sightseeing

√  Entrance Fee

√  Service charges included

EXCLUSIVE:

X Insurance, Extra cost or missing tour caused by flight delay or cancel

X Online Visa Fee for Myanmar: USD 50.00 p/pax

X Balloon Over Bagan with extra cost.

X Other services not mentioned in the including

X X’Mas Eve or New Year Eve Dinner

X International flight from/to Myanmar.

X Personal expenses such as beverages, telephone calls, and laundarys service, mini bar, etc

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CANCELLATION

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OTHERS CONDITIONS

  • Price based on twin sharing. Single Supplement fee surcharge
  • Any un-utilized services, unused tours or hotel rooms are non-refundable
  • Any amendment/cancellation made after the confirmed booking is nonrefundable
  • Tour is available at the time of booking
  • Itinerary may be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions

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