Amazing Ayeyarwady: Bagan – Yangon
The Ayeyarwady river is Myanmar’s largest river from north to south of the country and the most important commercial waterway. Cruise in luxury along this river from Bagan to Yangon exploring on excursions with beautiful and historical architecture to be seen. Enjoy an experience in Gawaechaung village where you will explore the rural lifestyle by ox-cart.
- Ayeyarwady river.
- Enjoy a view of the sun setting over a field of glowing pagodas.
- Explore a rural lifestyle in Gawaechaung village by ox-cart.
On arrival at Bagan, transfer to the ship berthed on the Ayeyarwady River. After lunch join the guide and visit some of the more significant pagodas. Late afternoon your guide will take you to watch the sun setting over a field of glowing pagodas. Dinner and local entertainment on board. Moor at Bagan.
Bagan – Salay
Enjoy an excursion to Bagan, capital city of Burma from 1044-1287, by horse-cart. Visit the most famous Shwezigon Paya, the biggest Temple Dhammayangyi and one of the finest and best preserved of all Bagan temples, the Ananda (11th century), the photogenic Htilo-Minlo and Thabinnyu. Cruise downstream and visit Salay in the afternoon, admiring the Wooden Monastery and an impressive 20-foot Buddha made of straw lacquer. Moor at Salay.
Bagan – Salay : 30 miles
Salay – Minhla
Morning cruise to Magwe and stopover local market. Then visit the magnificent Myat-Thalon Pagoda with its solid gold brick-work and many temples and hermitages. Continue downstream and at late afternoon visit Minh La fort, the famous Italian built fort constructed to keep the British at bay from Royal Burma. The square shaped fort was built about in 1864 on the bank of the Ayeyarwady River to crush the enemy vessels which sailed upstream. Moor at Minh La.
Salay – Magwe : 60 miles
Magwe – Minhla : 19 miles
Minhla – Prome
In the morning explore the quaint Gawaechuang village by ox-cart for a first-hand experience of the rural lifestyle along the Ayeyarwady River. In the late afternoon arrive in Prome, the ancient Burma capital. Visit ShweSan Daw Pagoda for panoramic views of the city. Moor at Prome.
Minhla – Prome : 96 miles
Prome – Myanaung – Midriver
In the morning, explore the ancient city Sri Ksetra with its unique cylindrical stone stupas. Before returning to the ship, stop at the ShweMyatMhan Pagoda to see the only bespectacled Buddha in Myanmar. Cruise slowly to see AKaut Taung cliff carvings.
Prome – Myanaung : 60 miles
Myanaung – Zalon – Danuphyu
Enjoy breakfast before visiting Zalon, a small port. Take a trishaw along the main street, lined with stunning colonial- style wooden houses and large tropical gardens, then come to visit the magnificent Pyi Taw Pyan Pagoda. In the afternoon, arrive at Danuphyu, a little town with a busy port and bustling markets in the Ayeyarwady Delta. In the First Anglow Burmese War of 1825, the Burmese general Maha-Bandoola was defeated here, following a long and near disastrous campaign by the British. Moor at Danuphyu.
Myanaung – Danuphyu : 101 miles
Danuphyu – Yangon
Morning relax on board as our ship will cruise to Yangon. Mid-afternoon, go ashore for a walking tour in Twante town, visit local market and potteries village. Back on board and get prepared for farewell dinner tonight. Moor at Yangon.
Danuphyu – Twante : 90 miles
Twante – Yangon : 16 miles
Bid farewell to the ship crew and disembark in Yangon.
- Meet and greet on arrival at Airport.
- Accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner).
- Entrance fees where applicable.
- Tours as indicated in the itinerary.
- Professional English-speaking guide/driver guide.
- Travel Protection is offered on all packages at an additional cost.