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Myanmar – The Golden Land (Pandaw)

$ 3,856.00

10 night luxury cruise along Irrawaddy River into the heart of Myanmar, experience an insight into daily lives, visit villages and breathtaking monasteries and temples and introduce you to the Myanmar culture.

Description

10 nights Cruise from Yangon to Mandalay

DAY 1 PROME (PYAY) (L/D)
This morning, make your own way to the meeting point at Sule Shangri La Hotel in Yangon at 06.00am, followed by coach transfer to Prome.

Please note that this transfer can take up to 6 hours.

We reach Prome by the afternoon and travel by coach to the 5th-8th century archaeological site of Thiri-ya-kittiya, the former centre of the Pyu civilization with a fascinating museum of early Buddhist artifacts and sculptures.

Board your Cruise for welcome drink and overnight.

Cruising experience onboard
RV Kanee Pandaw
Yangon (Prome) to Mandalay or vice versa

  • One of the newest vessel of Pandaw’s fleet
    Sailing from 2019 | Berths: 28
    6 upper deck and 8 main deck staterooms
    Staterooms are 170 square feet (16sqm), finished in teak and brass


DAY 2 THAYETMYO (B/L/D)
This pleasant colonial town once guarded the border between Royal Myanmar and British Myanmar following the 2nd Anglo Myanmar War of 1855. Many of the buildings including the covered market date from this period. Thayet also boasts the oldest golf course in Myanmar (1885).

We visit the market, see the colonial houses and ride out by horse cart to the golf course, passing through the former British botanical garden.

DAY 3 MAGWE (B/L/D)
Minhla – We visit the two Italian built forts constructed to keep the British at bay from Royal Myanmar. The fight for the Minhla redoubt was the only serious action in the war and the death of a young subaltern inspired Kipling to write a poem.

We ride Trishaws to reach the magnificent Magwe Myat-thalon Pagoda, constructed with solid gold bricks. Of interest are the many nat shrines and hermitages within the temple precincts.

DAY 4 SALE (B/L/D)
Here we visit the Yout-saun-kyaung monastery with its spectacular wood carvings.

We also explore an area of splendid colonial-style houses and continue sailing upstream.

DAY 5 TAN-CHI-TAUNG (B/L/D)
In the morning, moor at the Tan-Chi-Taung mountain and enjoy the view.

Continue with one of the highlights of your trip with a tour of a selection of the 3,000 listed monuments at this World Heritage Site, Pagan.

DAY 6 PAGAN (B/L/D)
Further exploration by coach of the monuments follow by a lacquerware workshop and visit to the local markets.

Sail in the noon to upstream.

Evening walk at Oh Ne Kyaung village to see the local life in this typical river side community.

DAY 7 YANDABO (B/L/D)
This small rural village is specialized in pot making.

We visit the Pandaw School, built with past donations from Pandaw passengers.

DAY 8 MANDALAY, SAGAING AND AMARAPURA (B/L/D)
Guests will take a tour of central Mandalay visiting the Mahamuni Pagoda and Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung teak carved monastery.

In the afternoon we visit Sagaing. The true delight of Sagaing lies in its 1000 hermitages and sanctuaries, rich in woodcarving and religious art.

Next we explore the ancient capital of Amarapura by coach, take a boat ride along Taungthaman lake and watch the tranquillity and serenity of this beautiful lake and its famous U-Bein Bridge at sunset.

DAY 9 MINGUN (B/L/D)
We stop at Mingun to see the largest working bell in the world and the unfinished pagoda which is the largest single mass of brick building in the world.

We also visit the Mingun Old Peoples Home originally established with the assistance of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company in the 1930s.

DAY 10 KYAUK-MYOUNG (B/L/D)
Visit the spectacular potteries near Kyauk-Myoung where the famous 50 gallon water pots are handmade.

We see all stages of manufacture from the throwing of the pots to the week-long firing in huge kilns.

Afternoon cruise back downstream to Mandalay.

DAY 11 MANDALAY (B)
Disembark the ship between 8.00 am – 9.00 am at Saggai Lay Kyun Man Aung Jetty, Mandalay.
You are on own arrangement.

Cruise from Mandalay to Yangon (Prome), itinerary are identical but in reverse order



Regular Season
$3856
Cruise package per person based on sharing

  • Main Deck: $3856
  • Upper Deck: $4486
  • Port tax: $90 person

High Season
$5142
Cruise package per person based on sharing

  • Main Deck: $5142
  • Upper Deck: $5982
  • Port tax: $90 person

DEPARTURE & SEASONALITY

2020: Dec 30 | 2021: Jan 10, Mar 8, Apr 3, Nov 4, 19, Dec 15, 29
2022: Jan 9, Feb 9, 20, Mar 7, 18, Apr 2
2020: Nov 20, Dec 16
2021: Feb 21, Mar 19
Nov 5, 2020 inaugural sailing Main $4628 | Upper $5384
Feb 10, 2021 Lunar New Year sailing Main $4242 | Upper $4935


DEPARTURE CALENDAR 2020

Jan:
Feb:
Mar:
Apr:
Nov:
5, 20
Dec:
16, 30

DEPARTURE CALENDAR 2021

Jan:
10
Feb:
10, 21
Mar:
8, 19
Apr:
3
Nov:
4, 19
Dec:
15, 29

DEPARTURE CALENDAR 2022

Jan:
9
Feb:
9, 20
Mar:
7, 18
Apr:
2
Nov:
3, 18
Dec:
14, 28


Above prices are based on minimum of 2 guests travelling together. Cruise offers periodically Members Club Privilege Discount, No Single Supplement and seasonal promotions. We can arrange pre and post cruise stopover or full tour itinerary of the region in conjunction with the cruise program. Click the button to request travel ideals and a specific quote based on number of guests, their interests and budget.

Additional information

OVERVIEW

11 days Sailing through the heart of ‘Middle Myanmar’ we pass through a varying landscape – from the lush teak plantations around Prome to the desert country south of Pagan. We visit a number of small villages and towns and see local agriculture and manufacturing at first hand. These places are remote from the modern world and offer a glimpse of a timeless, lost Myanmar far from the usual tourist track. We also visit a number of old monasteries and temples of art historical interest in this cultural heartland of old Myanmar.

DEPARTURE

As indicated.

SHIP & CABIN

RV KANEE PANDAW
Pandaw are delighted to announce the construction of a new fourteen cabin K-class ship for Burma, now renamed Myanmar. These ultra-shallow twin decked K class vessels can go where other ships cannot and are perfect for Pandaw’s style of soft adventure river expeditions.

These much-loved, safari-style vessels offer outdoor or indoor dining, run-round promenades and ample indoor and outdoor living space. The cabins are slightly smaller than on Pandaw’s larger ships but cleverly designed and very comfortable with roomy bathrooms.

INCLUSIONS

Coach transfer Yangon-Prome, entrance fees, guide services (English language), gratuities to crew, main meals, locally made soft drinks, local beer and local spirits, jugged coffee and selection of teas and tisanes, mineral water.

EXCLUSIONS

International Airfare/train ticket, Call 1-888-887-1688 to get a quote from your home city
port dues (if levied), laundry, all visa costs, fuel surcharges (see terms and conditions), imported beverages such as wines, premium spirits and liqueurs, fancy soft drinks like Perrier, espressos and cappuccinos at bar and tips to tour guides, local guides, bus drivers, boat operators and cyclo drivers.

QUESTIONS

Should you have any further questions, please call 1888-887-1688 for assistance or chat online with us.

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