4-Day The Strand Cruise_Mandalay to Bagan (Downstream): Join In

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Tour type

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Luxury

Tour Period: 4 Days

English    Mandalay, Bagan

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. A generous lunch of Myanmar cuisine will be served on board at the Strand restaurant. After lunch, stop in Mingun. Visit ancient pagoda named Hsinbyume Pagoda, also known as Myatheindan Pagoda, with seven concentric terraces representing seven mountain ranges around Mt. Meru. As the sun sets, admire the magnificent sights over the Ayeyarwady river from the ship's Sundeck, sipping one of the Strand Cruise's signature cocktails, before joining your fellow travellers for grill dinner.
Overnight on board.
This morning, take a visit to Ava, the ancient imperial capital of successive Burmese kingdoms from the 14th to 19th centuries. Visit the Yadana Shemee, Bagaya and the brick monastery Me Nu Paya. Back on board, enjoy the cooking demonstration at the Sarkies Bar and Myanmar traditional demonstration of wearing "Thanakha and Longyi". Most of the Burmese ladies use Thanakha to protect from the sunburn and it has the cooling sensation. After that, Thai lunch is served on the Sundeck while enjoying the beautiful landscape passing by as the ship cruises onwards to the ancient city of Bagan. 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 Mediterranean dinner at 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 Htilominlo Pagoda, renowned for its elaborate plaster mouldings. After a delicious international lunch on board, followed by a journey to the beautiful Shwe Gu Gyi temple and Gubyaukgyi temple. Then, discover a lacquer workshop called Bagan House. As twilight sets in, admire the sunset from the sundeck while drinking cocktail. Enjoy "Myanmar traditional cultural show" on the sundeck before a festive evening and farewell crew presentation. Signature dinner will be served at the bar.
Overnight on board.
After the breakfast, disembark in old Bagan.


  • Transfer from point of embarking/disembarking to airport or hotel in either Bagan or Mandalay
  • 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


  • 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
  • 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


  • Depending on water level, embarkation and disembarkation points can be changed.
Tour code: PKMDTMB4A

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