Myanmar

5-Day Anawrahta Cruise (Golden Land Voyage) – Group Journey

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Tour type

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Luxury

Tour Period: 5 Days

tour highlights

  • 4 Nights river cruise along the Ayeyarwaddy River from Bagan to Mandalay
  • Luxurious atmosphere and rich variety of activities on the deck
  • Relax watching the scenery along the way and share the experience with the travellers on board

tour details

Take a look at the splendid golden land with Anawrahta Cruise which has been designed to bring the most comfortable and relaxing interlude in your holiday travel. Take the chance to explore the ancient capital city of Bagan, tour riverside villages, and explore traditional handicrafts together with its products. You will have opportunity to get closer to the river life.

Join In tour with departures as per schedule.

At 11:00 hours, embark on the Anawrahta cruise, berthed at the Aye Yar Jetty. Sail towards Pakkoku, an old trading town on the western riverbank of the Ayeyarwady. Right before the arrival, you will see the longest bridge of Myanmar (Pakokku Bridge). You will be brought to some of the small industries in this area, such as a cheroot-rolling factory and Burmese slippers (flip-flops) production. A visit of the thriving market will give you an insight of the local goods and trading. Pakokku is also well-known for the production of Tobacco. If you like to buy some Burmese cigars, this is the right place. Continue touring to the Shwegu Temple. This temple features incredible, intricate carvings made from rare Yamanei wood. Back on board, Anawrahta continues her journey north on the Ayeyerwady.
As the evening approaches, a special event will take place at the Kipling's Bar. Dress up in style during a British club gathering where gents may whiff cigars and ladies sip on tasty gins with tonic. Adjacent dinner is served at the Hintha Hall. If you feel like it, you can join the open air cinema under the stars on the sun deck showing classic movies (depends on weather conditions).
Overnight on board.
For early morning risers, there is a special opportunity to participate at a yoga session on the sun deck. While having breakfast, the ship passes the confluence of the Ayeyarwady and its greatest tributary, Chindwin River. Arrive at the quiet, small riverside village of Yandabo. A unique and fascinating gem of a village where in 1826 the King of Ava signed the Treaty of Yandabo, signaling the end of the First Anglo-Burmese war. Explore the village on foot. You will quickly notice that the villagers here are extremely friendly. Visit the local pottery industry to learn their techniques and skills to produce a variety of pots. Back on board, a delicate lunch buffet awaits you.
In the afternoon, learn more about some of the long lasting traditions (Longyi and Thanaka demonstration). A fascinating presentation about the history and culture of Myanmar follows afterwards. Before dinner, you may like to enjoy one of our various treatments in the Thanzin Spa. Dinner is served at the Hintha Hall.
Overnight on board.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast as the ship sails some more miles northwards before arriving in Ava. Upon arrival, disembark for a wonderful discovery of some very highlights of this former royal capital. By horse-drawn carriage, you can explore this very area, sprinkled with many kinds of distinguished ancient monasteries and fanes: Bagaya Kyaung a jaw-dropping teak monastery built in 1834, which nowadays continues to be a monastic school. Maha Aung Mye Bonzan Monastery and the Nanmyint watch tower come both in a different art and creation. It is the peace of Ava which you will then hopefully absorb during a laid-back aperitif at a secret place in the middle of this sacred spot on earth. Back on board, a feast of a lunch buffet is served. Arrive Mandalay and take some time to observe the beautiful Sagaing Hills with loads of scattered pagodas while the ship is passing by.
In the afternoon, explore some of the most interesting sights of Mandalay. Observe the incredible process of the gold-leaf beating, visit a silk-weaving manufacturer and finally have a stroll through the amiable streets hosting many marble carving workshops. The ultimate highlight of this day is a sunset cruise in a small rowing boat around the famous 200-year-old U-Bein Bridge, a true Kodak moment. After some refreshing time on board, you are invited to watch a traditional dance and music performance by students
and teachers of the Mandalay Art School.
Overnight on board.
Today, you will discover the most impressive pagodas of Mandalay during a morning tour. First, visit the Kuthodaw Pagoda, which is known as the "the world's largest book". This pagoda comprises a gilded pagoda, hundreds of shrines housing inscribed marble slabs and several pavilions. Continue to the Mahamuni Pagoda which is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Burma and houses the most highly revered Buddha image in the country. Last but not least the atmospheric Shwenandaw Monastery which is maybe the finest examples of traditional 19th century wooden monastery buildings. It used to be part of King Mindon's Mandalay Royal Palace. After that, return to the ship and have lunch while Anawrahta sets sail to the site of Mingun. Mingun showcases the monumental, unfinished stupa of King Bodawpaya. It has never been completed, due to an astrologer claiming that once the temple would be completed, the king will die. Within a small walk, you reach the close by world's biggest un-cracked Mingun bell, weighing 90 tons. Farewell entertainment in the lounge for your last night on board.
Overnight on board.
After breakfast, disembark at Gawein Jetty in Mandalay around 09:00 hours for your onward journey.

includes

Our tour prices are included of:

  • Accommodation in twin/sharing cabin (or single cabin)
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All entrance fees for the places as mentioned in the program
  • Tours with English-speaking on board guide (all tours are join-in)
  • Service charges, room tax and baggage handling

excludes

Not included are:

  • Domestic airfare
  • Myanmar visa fee
  • Transfer to and ex boat
  • Surcharges for throughout guides (English and other languages)
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Drinks with meals
  • Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking
  • Peak season in general is between 15 December to 15 January and 13
  • 17 April
  • Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness)

notes

Note:

Please kindly note that although it is our intention to operate the proposed itinerary as outlined above, we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes of the program that might be necessary as a result of weather conditions, alterations to cruise schedules or other operational factors.
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    special promotions

    exclusive offers

    available now through December, 31 2018

    Highlights

    “Two people gotta stick together...”

    25% on departures until December 2018
    20% on departures January - April 2019

    Golden Land Voyage & Ancient Capitals Cruises

    4 nights, 3 nights & 2 nights cruises between Bagan & Mandalay
    Cruise period: Now until April 2019
    Booking period: Now until 31 December 2018

    Includes

    One bottle of sparkling wine and one complimentary 60 minutes
    reflexology treatment per booking of a minimum 3-night stay

    Terms & Conditions
    • Valid for Deluxe & Deluxe Executive cabins only.
    • Applicable for new FIT bookings only.
    • Promotion is subject to curise and cabin availability
    • Not combinable  with other promotion

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