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GOLDEN MYANMAR CRUISE
10 NIGHTS - Prome - Thayetmyo - Minhla - Magwe - Salay - Bagan -
Yandabo - Monywa - Mingun -Avaamarapura - Mandalay)

Cruise Fares Per Person
2015 Prices are in USD

  Main Deck Upper Deck
Premier Bow (*)
Twin Cabin
$4,710 $4,935 $7,050
Twin Cabin Single Use
$6,190 $6,410 $14,100
Single Cabin
- $4,935 -
NOTE: For All departures should the occupancy be less than 10 PASSENGERS the Company reserves the right to cancel the cruise up to 60 days prior the departure date. A written confirmation notice will be released to all booked clients and/or their agents within and not later than 60 days prior the departure date. In case of cancellation an alternative cruise will be offered and if not acceptable all down payments will be refunded.

Rates, additional charges and conditions are subject to change, and to
currency fluctuation, without notice - Errors and Omissions Excepted

2015 Cruise Schedules

Vessel Departure Date
Arrival Date
Direction
RV Paukan 2012 12 July 2015 22 July 2015
Downstream
RV Paukan 2012 22 July 2015 01 August 2015
Upstream
RV Paukan 2012 09 August 2015 19 August 2015
Downstream
RV Paukan 2012 19 August 2015 29 August 2015
Upstream
RV Paukan 2012 01 September 2015 11 September 2015
Downstream
RV Paukan 2012 11 September 2015 21 September 2015
Upstream
RV Paukan 1947 19 December 2015 29 December 2015
Downstream
RV Paukan 1947 29 December 2015 08 January 2016
Upstream

 

Offer optional pre/post land arrangety of Pyay (Prome), where the roots of the Bamar civilization can be found, to the Royal Capitals of Mandalay, Amarapura and Ava passing through the glorious city of Bagan with its 3,000 temples and pagodas where sat the First Myanmar Empire yond Mandalay the river wonderful second life. There is no better way to visit all Myanmar than taking a "boutique" cruise on the Irrawaddy in the comfort of our ships.No more long coach tips and the hassle to pack and unpack luggage.

Offer optional pre/post land arrangements in Yangon and to complete the visit of Myanmar an extension to Inle Lake which is not to be missed.

  • Upstream: Prome - Thayetmyo - Minhla - Magwe - Salay - Bagan - Yandabo - Monywa- Mingun - Avaamarapura - Mandalay) Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights
  • Downstream: Mandalay-Mingun- Ava - Amarapura - Monywa-Yandabo-Bagan-Salay- Magwe - Minhlathayetmyo - Prome. Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights

CRUISE INCLUSIONS & HIGHLIGHTS

Cruise Price Includes :

  • All meals &, Coffee/Tea/Water
  • Sightseeing as described in the Itinerary
  • Ayravata Cruises English Speaking Guide (additional non-English speaking guide is provided if more than 8 cabins are booked by parties speaking the same language)
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Transfer by coach to/from Prome

Cruise Price Excludes:

  • Drinks, laundry, all items of a personal nature
  • health-accident-baggage or travel protection plan outside the ship,s boundaries
  • fuel surcharges if applicable(*)

 (*) Within the above rates the fuel cost is calculated on the Myanmar Market average price of the months of January 2010 (i.e. USD 3 per imperial gallon). Should the fuel price rise by more than 10%, AYRAVATA CRUISES will be entitled to impose a fuel surcharge equivalent to the amount by which the fuel price exceeds the price allowed for in the above rates, provided that the notice of this rise is given to the Passenger and/or his-her Agent within 30 days prior the cruise departure date.

UPSTREAM ITINERARY

DAY 1 - YANGON - PROME (PYAY)
Depart to Prome by coach from the Yangon meeting point at 07.00 am. Once controlled by the Mon during the Bagan Era and then conquered by the Burmese King Alaungpaya in the 1754, this quiet town boomed along with the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company in the 1890,s and it is now an important trading post. In the afternoon we drive to Thayekhittaya (also known as Sri Ksetra, the Fabulous city in Pali language), an ancient Pyu city that ruled in this area between the 5thand the 9th century AD. In central Prome if time allows we visit the impressive Shwesandaw Pagoda complex, one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage site of Myanmar, and the Wunchataung Paya (Apology Mountain Pagoda) a vantage point of the Shwesandaw Pagoda and the surrounding mountains.

DAY - 2 THAYETMYO
Early Morning exploration of Thayetmyo: the oldest golf course of Myanmar, the market and the old colonial houses. Proceed cruising upstream. Moor overnight off Minhla

DAY 3 - ITALIAN FORTS
In the morning we reach Minhla and Gwechaung by local boat. Visit the two forts built by two Italian Military Engineers for the Burmese King in order to keep the British at bay from Royal Myanmar at the time of the 2nd Anglo-Burmese War. Arrive Magwe in the afternoon. Visit Myat Than Lun Paya, a 1929 built pagoda of gold solid bricks set on a hilltop with a beautiful view of the river. If time permits we drive to Minbu a small village across the river where we explore the Nga Ka Pwe Taung (Dragon Lake), a burping pond of Butane Gas set in a moon-like plot of land with bubbling pools

DAY 4 - MAGWE
Visit the Magwe picturesque market by trishaw. Sail all day upstream.

DAY 5 - SALAY
Visit Salay, a village founded in the 13th century with Bagan-era shrines, beautiful 19th century teak monasteries and preserved British colonial buildings. Continue Upstream to the village of Tan Kyi. Reach the mountaintop by WW2 jeep where stands one of the four stupas that marked the original edges of the city and enjoy a marvelous sunset over Bagan plain.

DAY 6 - BAGAN
We visit a selection of the 2,000 listed pagodas and temples and lacquerware shops in Bagan.

DAY 7 - BAGAN - RIVER VILLAGE
Explore some of Bagan's local markets selling wood carvings, fabrics, longyis and rattan products .Visit a workshop to see the ancient technique of lacquerware making. Alternatively passengers 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). Back to the ship around Noon and cast off. We cruise upstream all day. Stop at Shwe Pyi Thar village for a walk. Dinner followed by a Puppet Show performance in the village or sundeck.

DAY 8 - YANDABO
In the morning we arrive at Yandabo, a picturesque village that specializes 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. We cruise upstream the rest of the day, moor overnight at Myin Mu jetty.

DAY 9 - MONYWA (HPOWINDAUNG & SHWEBADAUNG CAVES)
Early morning drive by coach (approx. 1 ˝ hours) 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 Sagaing (2 hours) where we will rejoin the ship. Cruise upstream. Dinner and overnight on board

DAY 10 - MINGUN - 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 (27mt. 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 11 CENTRAL MANDALAY - DISEMBARK GAWEIN JETTY
After breakfast, 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. Lunch on board. Disembark and transfer to the airport for your onward flight (Yangon or Heho Inle Lake).

DOWNSTREAM ITINERARY

DAY 1 - MANDALAY - MINGUN
.Our representative and guide will meet the 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 breakfast we explore Ava by horse-cart visiting the beautiful 200 year old teak Bagaya Kyaung Monastery, Nanmyin watchtower (27mt. 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 & SHWEBADAUNG CAVES)
Early morning drive by coach (approx. 2 1/2f hours) 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 1/2 hours) 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 specializes 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 midriver

DAY 5 - BAGAN
We arrive at Bagan in the early morning. Full day visit of a selection of the 2,000 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 - TAN KYI MOUNTAIN
Explore some of Bagan's local markets selling wood carvings, fabrics, 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). Cast off at 15.30 hrs and sail downstream to reach the village of Tan Kyi on the opposite side of the river. Reach the mountaintop by WW2 jeep where stands one of the four stupas that marked the original edges of the city and enjoy a marvelous sunset over Bagan plain.

DAY 7 - SALAY
Sail downstream to Salay, a 7,000 resident village founded in the 13th century with Bagan-era shrines, beautiful 19th century teak monasteries and preserved British colonial buildings. We visit the huge Youqson Kyaung wooden monastery designed as a copy of the Crown Prince House of Mandalay; we explore then an area of colonial buildings and some interesting Bagan-era monuments such as Payathonzu and the Shinpinsarkyo Paya. Back to the ship for lunch and proceed south to Magwe.

DAY 8 - MAGWE - ITALIAN FORTS
Early morning visit Myat Than Lun Paya, a 1929 built pagoda set on a hilltop with a beautiful view of the river. We drive then to Minbu a small village across the river where we explore the Nga Ka Pwe Taung (Dragon Lake), a burping pond of Butane Gas set in a moon-like plot of land with bubbling pools. Back to the boat and cast off before lunchtime. Stop in Minhla and Gwechaung to visit the two forts built by two Italian Military Engineers for the Burmese King in order to keep the British at bay from Royal Myanmar at the time of the 2nd Anglo-Burmese War. Proceed downstream to Thayetmyo, a pleasant colonial town.

DAY 9 - THAYETMYO - PROME-PYAY
Early Morning exploration of Thayetmyo: the oldest golf course of Myanmar, the market and the old colonial houses. Proceed sailing downstream. In late evening we arrive in Prome (Pyay) Once controlled by the Mon during the Bagan Era and then conquered by the Burmese King Alaungpaya in the 1754, this quiet town located 8 Km West of the famous ancient Pyu capital of Thayekhittaya, boomed along with the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company in the 1890's and it is now an important trading post..

DAY 10 - PROME (THAYEKHITTAYA)
Drive to Thayekhittaya (also known as Sri Ksetra, the “fabulous city” in Pali language), a huge ancient Pyu city that ruled in this area between the 5th and the 9th century AD. We visit also the impressive Shwesandaw Pagoda complex, one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites of Myanmar, and the Wunchataung Paya (Apology Mountain Pagoda) a vantage point of the Shwesandaw Pagoda and the surrounding mountains.

DAY 11 - PROME - YANGON (BY COACH)
Disembark and drive by coach to Yangon Transfer to Hotel or Airport.

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