MANDALAY-BAGAN (5NIGHTS/6DAYS)

MANDALAY-BAGAN (5NIGHTS/6DAYS)

Days: 6 days - 5 nights

DAY 1 MANDALAY- MINGUN

mandalay01Our representative and guide will meet all guests upon arrival at Mandalay airport between 07:30/08:00 am. Visit central Mandalay: Mahamuni Pagoda, Mandalay Hill where  spiraling staircases lead to sweeping views of the city and its temples and the nearby Kuthodaw Paya, which contains the world’s biggest book, the workshops of gold leave making, tapestry making, woodcarving, marble carving and bronze casting. Embark the ship at Gawein Jetty before lunch. Welcome cocktail in the saloon and sail upstream to Mingun. Visit the unfinished pagoda, the largest working bell in the world and the “ home for the aged”. Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 2 AVA- AMARAPURA

After an early breakfast visit Mingun the unfinished pagoda, the largest working bell in the world and the “ home for the aged”. After lunch we explore Ava by horse-cart visiting the beautiful 200 year old teak Bagaya Kyaung Monastery, Nanmyin watchtower (27 meter high) and the Me Nu Ok Kyaung Monastery. We travel then by sampan and coach to Amarapura, the penultimate Burmese Royal Capital (1783) to visit U Bein Bridge at sunset. Moor overnight at Sagaing. Dance and theatre performance on the Sundeck.

DAY 3 MONYWA (HPOWINDAUNG AND SHWEBADAUNG CAVES)

monywa01Early morning drive by coach (approx 1 and half hour) to Monywa to visit the Hpowindaung and Shwebadaung caves where hundreds of Buddha Statues are placed inside niches decorated with wonderful mural paintings dated back to the. After lunch we visit the splendid Sambuddhai Kat Kyaw Pagoda with its more than 500,000 Buddha images. Drive to Myin Mu Jetty (approx 1 and half hour) where we will rejoin the ship. Dinner and overnight on board.

 

DAY 4 YANDABO

In the morning we arrive at Yandabo, a picturesque village that specialize in Pot- Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo Burmese war signed on Feb 24, 1826. We go ashore for a walk stopping at some pot-making workshops and to visit the school and the monastery. Continue cruising downstream with an afternoon stop at Shwe Pyi Thar village for a walk. Moor overnight mid-river.

DAY 5 BAGAN

bagan01We arrive at Bagan in the early morning. Full day visit of a selection of the 2000 listed pagodas and temples. Lunch on board and in the afternoon continue the exploration of the archeological area. Dinner on board or in a local restaurant. Overnight on board.

 

 

 

DAY 6 BAGAN (DISEMBARK)

Explore some of Bagan’s local markets selling wood carvings, fabric, longyis and rattan products. Visit a workshop to see the ancient technique of lacquerware making. Alternatively guests can hire a horse cart or a bicycle and explore the site on their own (or ) have a splendid Balloon Flight over Bagan (surcharge applied- optional). Lunch on board or in a local restaurant. Disembark and then transfer to the airport for your onward flight (Yangon or Heho Inle Lake).

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