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

  • Enjoy a luxury cruise to explore the ancient city of Bagan with its bustling market, gold leaf-gilded pagoda as well as watch the traditional puppet show
  • Have chance to know about Thanaka
  • the distinctive feature of Burmese make up
  • Visit a local village with production of terracotta pottery made from river bank mud
  • Come to view many spiritual sites during the way to admire their magnificent architectural design and beautiful sights
  • Taste local delicious cuisines and traditional cultures as well

tour details

Take a look at the splendid golden land with Anawrhata 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.

Around 11am you will board our luxurious river-cruiser, berthed at Bagan Jetty. Lunch will be served as we sail to Salay, a small riverside town which dates from the Bagan period. An afternoon tour will show you the beautiful Youqson Kyaung, a beautifully-carved teak monastery built between 1882 and 1892 and now run by the Department of Archaeology as a museum. A short distance away is the Mann Paya, home to a huge statue of the Buddha, unusually made from lacquer. In Colonial times Salay was home to wealthy merchants and still has some fine examples of Colonial houses. You will make a special visit inside one of these. Tonight the ship moors at Salay.
An early-morning yoga session will be available this morning. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast as the ship sails northwards. Through the morning there will be a cultural demonstration, a Book Review (with Burma as it's subject) and a lecture on Myanmar culture entitled "Myanmar Ways of Life". After lunch we will arrive at Pakkoku, a large trading town on the western riverbank. A tour will show you some of the small industries at work here such as a cheroot-rolling factory and a producer of 'Burmese slippers' ("flip-flops"); the large and thriving market and will visit Shwegu Temple to see an incredible, intricate carving made from very rare Yamanei wood. After the excursion the ship will continue her journey northwards, eventually mooring around Ngar Lan.
Early-morning yoga will again be available. This morning we will pass the confluence of the Ayeyarwady and it's greatest tributary, the Chindwin River. Around 9am the ship will arrive at the small riverside village of Yanderbo, where you will make a walking tour. This is the place where in 1826 the King of Ava signed the Treaty of Yanderbo, signaling the end of the First Anglo-Burmese war. Now the villages produce a type of water pot which is reputed to keep water cooler than pots from anywhere else and you will have the opportunity to see their techniques. Back on board there will be a Cookery Demonstration from our Chefs. After lunch there will be another lecture, this time looking at Burmese history. Tonight the ship will moor near Ponna Chan.
After breakfast, leave the ship for a horse-drawn carriage tour of the ancient capital of Ava, home to the Burmese Kings for many centuries. A coach will then take you across the river to Sagaing using a bridge built by the Colonial British in 1934. Here you will visit a silversmith, seeing techniques unchanged for centuries. Back on board lunch will be served as we sail the final distance to reach Mandalay. A busy afternoon tour will show you the highlights of this fabled city including the Kuthodaw Pagoda ("the world's biggest book"), the atmospheric Shwenandaw Monastery, which used to be part of King Mindon's living quarters and where he died in 1878; and a visit to see the highly revered, gold-encrusted Buddha at the Mahamuni Temple. If time permits you will also see gold-leaf beating, visit a silk-weaving factory, pass through dusty streets filled with marble-carving workshops and finish the afternoon with sunset at the famous 200 year old "U Bein's Bridge". Farewell Dinner and evening entertainment on board.
Disembark in Mandalay.


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


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)


Depending on water level, embarkation and disembarkation points can be changed.
    Tour code: ANA4GLVBM

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