Tour Code. BAYBY8D7N-CR. AMAZING AYEYARWADY MYANMAR CRUISE 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS
BAGAN – YANGON CRUISE 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS.
On arrival at Bagan, transfer to the ship berthed on the Ayeyarwady River. After lunch, join the guide and visit some of the more significant pagodas. Late afternoon your guide takes you to watch the sun setting over a field of glowing pagodas. Dinner and local entertainment on board. Moor at Bagan.
DAY2: BAGAN – SALAY
Enjoy excursion to Bagan, capital city of Burma from 1044 to 1287, by horse–cart. Visit the most famous ShwezigonPaya, the biggest Temple Dhammayangyi and one of the finest and best preserved of all Bagan temples, the Ananda (11th century), the photogenic Htilo-Minlo and Thabinnyu. Cruise downstream and visit Salay in
the afternoon, admiring the Wooden Monastery and an impressive 20-foot Buddha made of straw lacquer. Moor at Salay.
DAY3: SALAY – MINHLA
Morning cruise to Magwe and the stopover local market. Then, visit the magnificent Myat-Thalon Pagoda with its solid gold brick-work and many temples and hermitages. Continue downstream and at late afternoon, visit Minh La fort, the famous Italian built fort constructed to keep the British at bay from Royal Burma. The square shaped fort was built about 1864 on the bank of the Ayeyarwady River to crush the enemy vessels which sailed upstream. Moor at Minh La.
Salay-Magwe: 60miles Magwe-MinhLa: 19miles
DAY4: MINHLA – PROME
In the morning, explore the quaint Gawaechaung village by ox-cart for first-hand experience of the rural lifestyle along the Ayeyarwady River. In the late afternoon, arrive Prome, the ancient Burma capital. Visit ShweSan Daw Pagoda for panoramic view of the city. Moor at Prome.
In the morning, explore the ancient city Sri Ksetra with its unique cylindrical stone
Stupas. Before returning to the ship, stop at the ShweMyatMhan Pagoda to see the only
Bespectacled Buddha in Myanmar. Cruise slowly to see AKaut Taung cliff carvings.
Enjoy breakfast before visiting Zalon, a small port. Take a trishaw along the main street, lined with stunning colonial-style wooden houses and large tropical gardens, then come to visit the magnificent Pyi Taw Pyan Pagoda. In the afternoon, arrive at Danuphyu, a little known town with a busy port and bustling markets in the Ayeyarwady Delta. In the First Anglo Burmese War of 1825, the Burmese general Maha-Bandoola was defeated here, following a long and a near disastrous campaign by the British. Moor at Danuphyu.
DAY7: DANUPHYU – YANGON
Morning relax on board as our ship will cruise to Yangon. Mid-afternoon, go ashore for a walking tour in Twante town, visit local market and pottery village. Back on board and get prepared for farewell dinner tonight. Moor at Yangon. Danuphyu-Twante: 90miles
DAY8: YANGON DEPARTURE
Bid farewell to the ship crew and disembark in Yangon.