Myanmar

4-Day The Strand Cruise (Mandalay to Bagan) – Group Journey

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Tour type

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Luxury

Tour Period: 4 Days

tour highlights

  • 3 Nights river cruising along the Ayeyarwaddy River from Mandalay to Bagan
  • Relax watching the scenery along the way
  • Sightseeing tours in Mandalay, Ava and Bagan
  • Visit the pagoda by a popular local means of transportation, the Tuk Tuk

tour details

The Strand Cruise is one of the luxury cruise to sail on the magnificent Ayeyarwady River. This is a downstream cruise tour from Mandalay to Bagan. Embark for an authentic journey of discoveries from visiting temples, pagodas, palaces and monasteries to remote villages aboard this ship.

Join In tour with departure on Friday.

Begin your tour in Mandalay with a welcome breakfast in a private area by the illustrious Royal Lake, before visiting the magnificent U-Bein Bridge, a crossing that spans the Taungthaman Lake near Amarapura. It is also believed to be the oldest and longest teakwood bridge in the world. After that, travel onwards to discover the Mahamuni Pagoda and the Shwe In Bin monastery, a beautifully carved teak monastery. A generous buffet lunch of Mediterranean cuisine will be served on board. After lunch, stop in Mingun. Visit ancient pagoda by a popular local means of transportation, Tuk Tuk. The pagoda is home to the magnificent Mingun Bell, claimed to be the largest un-cracked hanging bell in the world. As the sun sets, admire the magnificent sights over the Ayeyarwady river from the ship's Sundeck, sipping one of the Strand Hotel's signature cocktails, before joining your fellow travellers for a Myanmar dinner in the Strand restaurant.
Overnight on board.
This morning, take a visit to Ava, the ancient imperial capital of successive Burmese kingdoms from the 14th to 19th centuries. Horse carts await the ship to transport guests for a delightful ride through the naturally preserved Ava landscape and key landmarks. Visit the Yadana Shemee and Wingaba, temples, as well as the Bopaya monastery and the brick monastery. Back on board, an Asian family style lunch is served on the Sundeck while enjoying the beautiful landscape passing by as the ship cruises onwards to the ancient city of Bagan. Enjoy performances by talented local artists and entertainers before enjoying a sunset cocktail. As night falls, the ship will moor on a remote and wild section of the river. Surrounded only by the soft whispering of nature, you will be invited for cocktail and grill dinner in the Strand Restaurant.
Overnight on board.
Arrive in Bagan, a remarkable site for the magnificent architecture of its buildings and the contribution. Marvel at Bagan's wonders including Ananda Temple, one of the most exquisite temples of the country, and the Shwezigon Pagoda, renowned for its gold leaf decor. After a delicious buffet lunch on board, followed by a journey to the beautiful Sulamani temple and Gubyaukgyi temple. As twilight sets in, admire the sunset from the sundeck before a festive evening and farewell French dinner in the Strand Restaurant.
Overnight on board.
After the breakfast, disembark in old Bagan.

includes

Our tour prices are included of:

  • Accommodation in twin/sharing cabin (or single cabin)
  • Pickup and drop-off at the hotel or at the airport
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All entrance fees for the places as mentioned in the program
  • Local soft drinks & local beer. House wine during meals
  • Tours with English-speaking on board guide (all tours are join-in)/language guides can be provided on request subject to availability
  • Service charges, room tax
  • Port charges

excludes

Not included are:

  • International & Domestic flights
  • Medical Services, travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness) of all kinds or visas fees
  • Transfer to and ex boat
  • Extra optional excursions/activities
  • Surcharges for throughout guides (English and other languages)
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, telephone calls, spa treatments, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Drinks with meals

notes

Depending on water level, embarkation and disembarkation points can be changed.
    Tour code: STR3MBDW

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