Amazing Ayeyarwady: Yangon – Bagan
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 Yangon to Bagan 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.
- Luxury cruise along the 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.
Yangon – Danuphyu
Board our luxury cruise and enjoy lunch while we start cruising from Yangon toward Bagan through Twante canal. Mid-afternoon, go ashore for a walking tour in Twante town, visit local market and pottery village. Back on board and get prepared for a welcome dinner, a great opportunity to meet your new cruise companions. Moor at Danuphyu.
Yangon – Twante : 16 miles
Twante – Danuphyu : 90 miles
Danuphyu – Myanaung
Enjoy breakfast before you start your day exploring the remote town of Danuphyu, the little known town with a busy port and bustling market in the Ayeyarwady Delta. In the First Anglo Burmese War of 1825 the Burmese general Maha-Bandoola was defeated here following a long and near disastrous campaign by the British. Take a trishaw to visit the Pilom Chenta Pagoda, famous with 399 marble stone steles carving Buddha’s Bible. Then continue to visit a family shop making Burmese cigars. Back on board for lunch and cruise further to Myanaung. Moor at Myanaung for the night.
Danuphyu – Myanuang : 101 miles
Myanaung – Prome
Spend your morning relaxing while we cruise toward Prome (Pyay) and enjoy traditional Longyi wearing and Tha Na Ka make-up demonstration on board. Cruise slowly to see a KautTaungcliff carvings. Arrive at Prome, the ancient Bruma capital, in early afternoon and start sightseeing by coach. Visit Shwe San Daw PAgoda for panoramic views of the city. Moor at Prome.
Myanuang – Prome : 60 miles
Prome – Minhla
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. Continue your afternoon exploring the quaint Gawaechaung village by ox-cart for a firsthand experience of the rural lifestyle along the Ayeyarwady River. Moor near Minhla.
Prome – Minhla : 96 miles
Minhla – Magwe – Salay
In the morning, visit Minhla fort, constructed by the Italians 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. Continue cruising to Magwe and pass by a local market. Then visit the magnificent Myat-Thalon Pagoda with its solid gold brick-work and many temples and hermitages. Moor at Salay.
Minhla – Magwe : 19 miles
Magwe – Salay : 60 miles
Salay – Bagan
Visit Salay in the morning, admiring the Wooden Monastery and an impressive 20-foot Budha made of straw lacquer. Back on board for lunch and the ship will cruise to Bagan. Enjoy an excursion to Baga, capital city of Burma form 1044 to 1287, visit the most famous Shwezigon Paya, the biggest Temple Dhammayangyi and one of the finest and best-preserved of all Baga temples, the Ananda (11th century) and the photogenic HtiloMinlo and Thabinnyu. Enjoy dinner together with a traditional Burmese puppet show on the Sun Deck.
Salay – Bagan : 30 miles
Today you can choose one of two early morning optional excursions – a balloon ride over Baga (at an additional charge) or sunrise meditation at one of the temples. Spend the afternoon on a horse cart for the final visit to the temples of Bagan and enjoying the marvelous sunset before returning to the ship for a farewell dinner. Moor at Bagan.
Bid farewell to the ship crew and disembark in Bagan.
- 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.