5-Day RV Irrawaddy Voyage Cruise_Bagan to Mandalay (Upstream): Join In

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Tour type

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Superior

Tour Period: 5 Days

tour highlights

  • Four-night river cruise along the Ayeyarwaddy River from Bagan to Mandalay
  • Sightseeing in Salay with visits to Yokesone monastery and Mann Paya
  • A visit to Yandabo village, studying life of rural villagers and their local pottery workshop
  • Visit Mingun to see the world largest working bell and the reputed unfinished pagodas

tour details

The Irrawaddy Voyages cruises are custom designed for the most comfort and safety of passengers and crew on board for cruising along the Irrawaddy River. The traditional boutique style ships not only present Myanmar cultural details but also offer the luxurious comforts and hearty services. This 4 nights cruise will introduce you the unusual trails of the tourist attractions in combination with relaxing voyages between Mandalay and Bagan.

Join-in tour with departure on Wednesday.

The embarkation time is 11:30 hours at Bagan Ye Kin jetty and cast off after half an hour.
Welcome Cocktail and briefing in the Saloon or Sundeck. Start your sightseeing with visit to Salay, a small town founded in the 13th century with Bagan-era shrines, beautiful 19th century-old Yokesone teak monastery and preserved British colonial buildings. Start your tour with a visit to the Salay House, a restored 1906 colonial trading company warehouse on the bank of the Ayeyarwaddy river. This walking tour will lead you along the main Strand Street towards the local market before turning away from the river to visit the beautiful Yokesone wooden monastery. This ornately carved teak monastery was designed as a copy of the Crown Prince House of Mandalay, and is now a museum boasting remarkable wood carvings and artifacts. Proceed to pass some interesting Bagan-era monuments, visiting Mann Paya, a pagoda with a beautiful lacquerware Buddha, before returning back on board with a stroll passing some of inspiring colonial buildings on the way. Back on board, dinner will be served later.
Overnight on board.
Spend almost the whole day cruising upwards to Yandabo. Enjoy the facilities and hearty services on board. Puppet show will be offered on the sundeck in the evening.
Overnight on board.
Sail upstream while enjoying the cruise plenty facilities. Stop en-route in the morning to visit Yandabo, a typical river village specializing in pottery making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war was signed on Feb. 24, 1826. Visit the pottery workshops, monastery and school. Seize an opportunity to have a chitchat with the friendly locals.
Overnight on board.
After breakfast, passengers wishing to visit Sagaing can go ashore with the assistance of the Ship Manager. Lunch on board. After cruising upstream for two hours, arrive at Mingun where you will visit the impressive gigantic unfinished pagoda and the largest working bell in the world.
Overnight on board.
Enjoy the sunrise. After an early breakfast, the passengers will disembark at Gawein Jetty around 08:00 hours.


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)


River Conditions Warning:

The Irrawaddy River is subject to seasonal rises and falls of water level.
In the case of water levels being too high or low an alternative itinerary will be offered to Passenger.
Published itineraries are indication only and subject to sudden change. In such events alternative itineraries will be provided and we do our best to ensure that if a stop is missed we make up for it with another stop.
Though every effort will be made to ensure that the published itinerary is followed as closely as possible, given uncertain river and other local conditions, all schedules and itineraries may be subject to alterations and delays at short notice.
The ships manager and captain are jointly responsible for passengers? comfort and safety.
Passengers must accept their decisions and instructions.

    Tour code: PKBUIBM5A

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