MANDALAY- MANDALAY (7Days 6Nights)

MANDALAY- UPPER IRRAWADDY (KATHA, SECOND DEFILE)- MINGUN- MANDALAY (7Days 6 Nights)

Days: 7 days - 6 nights

DAY1 MANDALAY

Embark the ship at Mandalay jetty in the morning before noon around 11:00 am. Cast off and cruise upstream for the rest of the day.

DAY 2 KYAUK MYAUNG

pot01After breakfast, arrive the spectacular potteries-making village of Kyauk Myaung and see the manufacture stages of the famous 50 Gallons (200 liters) pots. Sail all day. Moor overnight at mid-stream.

 

 

 

DAY 3 TAGAUNG

Stop at Tagaung to explore the ancient city archaeological area and the fortifications around 9:00am. Continue cruising upstream for the rest of the day. Moor overnight midstream.

DAY 4 2ND DEFILE (GORGE)

Sail all day and we enter the dramatic 2nd defile with its magnificent cliffs reaching down the narrow channel around early evening. After entering a few hours, enjoy the typical view surrounded by the mountains along the river. Sail up to Sint Khan Village and return journey to Downstream. Sail all evening up to 10:00pm. Moor overnight at midstream.

DAY 5 KATHA

After breakfast we arrive in the colonical town of Katha, the setting for George Orwell’s book “ Burmese Days” and also the place where in the 1942 hundreds of Irrawaddy Flotilla Company ships were scuttled before the Japanese could seize them. We explore the old streets and the market by trishaw and an Elephant Logging Camp located on the surrounding hardwood forest. If time permits we will also visit the lake Indaw to experience a typical Kachin highland scenery rich in bird life.

DAY 6 MINGUN

mingun02Full day cruising downstream with stop for a walk to a river village. In the afternoon, we arrive in Mingun and visit the unfinished pagoda, the largest working bell in the world and the “home for the ages”. Drama performance by the Mandalay Arts School on the sundeck.

 

 

 

DAY 7 MANDALAY (GAWEIN JETTY)- CENTRAL MANDALAY

After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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