Golden Land Voyage: Bagan – Mandalay
Cruise in luxury along the river beginning in Bagan and ending in Mandalay exploring on excursions with beautiful and historical architecture to be seen along with the beautiful culture of Myanmar. During your cruise you will have excursions in Yandabo, Ava and Mingun. Yandabo is unique for the famous art of their terracotta pottery which you will be able to see the process of making this pottery in different stages. Mandalay offers a variety of architecture to be seen with its numerous temples, pagodas, convents and monasteries.
- Luxury cruise.
- Discover the art of terracotta pottery in Yandabo.
- Explore the beauty of Mandalay.
Welcome on our luxury cruise in Bagan, the ancient capital city of Burma from 1044 to 1287. In the afternoon visit Bagan by bus to see the bustling Nyaung U market, the gold leafgilded Shwezigon pagod, and the Wetkyi-in Gubyaukgyi temples. In the eveing enjoy a welcome dinner while admiring a traditional puppet show. Moor at Bagan.
Bagan – Yandabo
Greet the day with a Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck while we cruise upstream toward the confluence of Ayeyarwady and Chindwin river. After breakfast, enjoy a presentation of making Thanaka, the distinctive feature of Burmese women and girls’ make up. Early afternoon visit Yandabo, the village has no road access to the world. It is famous for the production of terracotta pottery made form river bank mud and you can view the pottery making process at various stages. Yandabo is also famous in Burmese history as the place where the Treaty of Yandabo was signed in 1855 between the Burmese king and the British. In the evening, enjoy a presentation of our Exotic Chindwin and Far North Gorges voyages. Moor at Ngazun.
Bagan – Yandabo : 48 miles
Yandabo – Ngazun : 49 miles
Ava – Mingun
In the morning we arrive at Ava, the ancient city founded in 1364 by King Thado Minbya. Take a horse cart to visit the magnificent teak monastery Bagaya Kyaung, Menu Okkyaung. In the afternoon we visit Mingun to see the largest working bell in the world and the unfinished pagoda that is the largest single mass of brick building in the world. We also visit the Mingun Old People’s Home originally established with the assistance of the Ayeyarwady Flotilla Company int he 1930s. This evening you will see Burmese costume show by our on board staffs. Moor at Mandalay.
Ngazun – Ava : 22 miles
Ava – Mandalay : 11 miles
In the morning a coach will take you Sagaing, a place central to Buddhism in Myanmar with its numerous temples, pagodas, convents and monasteries. The true delight of Sagaing lies in its 1,000 hermitages and sanctuaries, rich in woodcarving and religious art. In the afternoon we tour central Mandala visiting the Mahamuni Pagoda and Shwe-imbin teak carved monastery. We see tapestry making and other traditional crafts. See the famous U Bein Bridge at sunset before coming back on board. In the evening, indulge yourselves with a farewell party while enjoying great a Burmese Acrobat performance on board. Moor at Mandalay.
Bid farewell to the crew and disembark in Mandalay.
- 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.