MYANMAR AMAZING AYEYARWADY CRUISES

MYANMAR AMAZING AYEYARWADY CRUISES

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 MYANMAR AMAZING AYEYARWADY CRUISES 8 Days/7 Nights is the top choice to discover Myanmar on the Ayeyarwady River. Touring along the Ayeyarwady River on the MYANMAR AMAZING AYEYARWADY CRUISES, you will explore the Myanmar people and its land from the story of The great king of Burmese named Anawrahta who introduced and spread the religion of Theravada Buddhism throughout the country.

Myanmar Amazing Ayeyarwady cruises tour also offers you sailing upstream or downstream with well itinerary Pace. by taking this Myanmar Amazing Ayeyarwady Cruises tour, you will have a great vacation to experience the Myanmar culture and lifestyle along the beautiful river. 

 VAC Travel offers Myanmar Amazing Ayeyarwady Cruises tours according to the options. 5 days/4 nights, 8days/7 nights, 12 days/11 nights

 

 

MYANMAR AMAZING AYEYARWADY CRUISES

Code. BAYBY8D7N-CR. AMAZING AYEYARWADY 8 Days/ 7 Nights

Option 1. BAGAN – YANGON CRUISE 8 Days / 7 Nights

DAY1: BAGAN

On arrival at Bagan, transfer to the ship berthed on the Ayeyarwady River. After lunch, join the guide and visit some of the most 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 the excursion to Bagan, the 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. Bagan-Salay: 30miles

DAY3: SALAY – MINH LA

Morning cruise to Magwe and pause local market. Then, visit the magnificent Myat-Thalon Pagoda with its solid gold bricks and many temples and monasteries. 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 in 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: MINH LA – PROME

In the morning, explore the quaint Gawaechaung village by ox-cart for the 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 a panoramic view of the city.

Moor at Prome. Minhla-Prome: 96miles

DAY5: PROME-MYANAUNG-MIDRIVER

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.

Moor at Prome-Myanaung: 60miles

DAY6: MYANAUNG-ZALON-DANUPHYU

Enjoy breakfast before visiting Zalon, a small port. Take a trishaw along the main street, lined with stunning colonial-style wooden houses and extensive 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 along and near-disastrous campaign by the British.

Moor at Danuphyu. Myanaung-Danuphyu: 101miles

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 a local market and potteries village. Back on board and get prepared for farewell dinner tonight.

Moor at Yangon. Danuphyu-Twante: 90miles Twante-Yangon: 16miles

DAY8: YANGON DEPARTURE Bid farewell to the ship crew and land in Yangon.  

Excursion Schedule

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Option 2. YANGON – BAGAN CRUISE 8 Days / 7 Nights

DAY1: YANGON – DANUPHYU

Board our luxury cruise at and enjoy lunch while we start traveling from Yangon toward Bagan through Twante canal. Mid-afternoon, go ashore for a walking tour in Twante town, visit a local market and pottery village. Back on board and get prepared for welcome dinner tonight, an excellent opportunity to meet your new cruise companions.

Moor at Danuphyu. Yangon – Twante: 16miles Twante-Danuphyu: 90miles

DAY2: DANUPHYU – MYANAUNG

Enjoy breakfast before you start your day exploring the remote town of Danuphyu, the 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 near-disastrous campaign by the British. Take a trishaw to visit the PilomChenta Pagoda, famous with 399 marble stone steles carving Buddha’s Bible. Then continue to visit a family shop making Burmese cigars. Back on board for lunch and cruise further to Myanaung.

Moor at Myanaung for the night. Danuphyu–Myanuang: 101miles

DAY3: MYANAUNG-PROME

Spend your morning relaxing while we cruise toward Prome (Pyay) and enjoy traditional Longyi wearing and Tha Na Ka make-up demonstration on board. Cruise slowly to see A KautTaungcliff carvings. Arrive at Prome, the ancient Burma capital, in the early afternoon and start sightseeing by coach. Visit Shwe San Daw Pagoda for Panoramic view of the city.

Moor at Prome. Myanuang-Prome: 60miles

DAY4: PROME – MINHLA

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. Continue your afternoon explores the quaint Gawaechaung village by ox-cart for the first-hand experience of the rural lifestyle along the Ayeyarwady River.

Moor near Minh La. Prome-Minhla: 96miles

DAY5: MINHLA – MAGEE – SALAY

In the morning, visit Minhla Fort, constructed by the Italians to keep the British at bay from Royal Burma. The square shaped fort was built about in 1864 on the bank of the Ayeyarwady River to crush the enemy vessels which sailed upstream. Continue cruising to Magwe and pass by a local market. Then, visit the magnificent Myat-Thalon Pagoda with its solid gold brickwork and many temples and Monastery.

Moor at Salay. MinhLa-Magwe: 19miles Magwe-Salay: 60miles

DAY6: SALAY – BAGAN

Visit Salay in the morning, admiring the Wooden Monastery and an impressive 20-foot Buddha made of straw lacquer. Back on board for lunch and our ship will cruise to Bagan. Enjoy the excursion to Bagan,  a capital city of Burma from 1044 to 1287, visit the most famous Shwezigon Paya, the biggest Temple Dhammayangyi and one of the finest and best-preserved of all Bagan temples, the Ananda (11th century) and the photogenic HtiloMinlo and Thabinnyu. Enjoy dinner together with a traditional Burmese puppet show on the Sun Deck.

Moor at Bagan. Salay-Bagan: 30miles

DAY7: BAGAN

Today you can choose one of two early morning optional excursions – a balloon ride ver Bagan (at an additional charge) or sunrise meditation at one of the temples. Spend the afternoon on a horse cart for the final visit to the temples of Bagan and enjoying the marvelous sunset, before returning to the ship for a farewell dinner.

Moor at Bagan.

DAY8: BAGAN

Bid farewell to the crew and land in Bagan.

Excursion Schedule

MYANMAR AMAZING AYEYARWADY CRUISES

Code. BEXMHB12D11N-CR. EXOTIC CHINDWIN 12 Days/11 Nights

 MANDALAY – HOMALIN – BAGAN CRUISE 12 Days / 11 Nights

DAY1: MANDALAY – MYINGYAN

Board our luxury cruise at ShweKyet Yet and enjoy lunch while we start cruising from Mandalay downstream toward Chindwin River confluence, passing picturesque Sagaing Hills with its monasteries and convents. A presentation of Burmese history and culture following up with a demonstration of wearing Long and making up Ta Na Khar. Enjoy our welcome dinner, which is a great opportunity to meet your new cruise companions.

Moor at Myingyan. Mandalay-Myingyan: 80miles

DAY2: MYINGYAN – MONYWA

Enjoy a pleasant sailing from confluence into Chindwin river. In the afternoon, take a sightseeing tour of Monywa and its famed Thanboddhay Pagoda, the walls, of which, are covered with thousands of Buddha images. After that, come and visit the largest Buddha statue in Myanmar at the Bodithaung Pagoda – the figure is 100 meters/328 feet long and 27 meters/88 feet high.

Moor at Monywa. Myingyan-Monywa: 59miles

DAY3: MONYWA – MAUKKADAW

Today we cruise to Moktaw, a simple country town which you can take a walk to explore its workshops, markets, and monastery. Back on board and continue to Maukkadaw, a wealthy village on the Chindwin River with large teak wood industry.

Moor at Moniwa-Maukkadaw: 86miles

DAY4: MAUKKADAW – KALEWA

In the morning, explore the town of Maukkadaw and its stunning teak buildings made even more exotic by the surrounding tropical jungle. The cruise continues after lunch through the lush Chindwin canyons, thick forest and tiny riverside villages, which looks like a forgotten land. Keep sailing to Kalewa, an optional walking tour in the evening.

Moor at Maukkadaw-Kalewa: 61miles

DAY5: KALEWA – MAWLAIK

Cruise in the morning then, anchor to visit Mawlaik, the town is only 22 miles from the Indian Border on the Chindwin River. It is a little town with its golf course surrounded by beautiful colonial quarters. This British provincial capital of this area in a field rich in teak forests and was mainly settled with the company houses of the Scottish owned and run Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation in the 1920’s and 1930’s.There are many beautiful ‘Dak Bungalows’ set around a green golf course.

Moor at Kalewa-Mawlaik: 38miles

DAY6: MAWLAIK – SITTAUNG

Relax on board and this morning we cruise to Sittaung. Take a tour to visit Sittaung, the last resting village of some IFC steamers scuppered on the Chindwin River in 1942 in an ‘act of denial’ from the advancing Japanese who were a matter of hours behind. It was from here that the survivors of the Japanese invasion marched out to Tamu on the Indian border.

Moor at Mawlaik–Sittaung: 56miles

DAY7: SITTAUNG – HOMALIN

Sail from Sittaung to Homalin, a small town close to the Indian border. It is where the Uyu, a branch of the Chindwin, flows into the main river and where you can see it changing color as the sand in it carried gold particles and some small gold nuggets. Locals can be panning the river in the hope of finding gold. Visit the Buddha Lotus Garden and the market while exploring the town.

Moor at Sittaung-Homalin: 86miles

DAY8: HOMALIN – KINDAT

Today we cruise downstream Chindwin Ri ver, enjoy cooking class on board presented by our head chef. The ethnic minorities of Cambodia have each contributed to the diversity of Burmese cuisine. The Bamars are the most dominant group, but other groups, including the Chin people, also have distinct cuisines.

Moor at Homalin-Kindat: 136miles

DAY9: KINDAT  – MINGIN – KANI

In the morning, we cruise toward Mingkin, described as the LuangPrabang of the Chindwin. Visit the MaharMinkyaung Monastery, an extraordinary melange of European and Burmese architecture, in particular, the Italian glass used in the windows. Here you can see the ShweSagar Buddha, which is one of ten Buddha carved from a single trunk of wood almost a thousand years ago. Carry on to Kyidaung, a typical riverside village and the best place to see local life.

Moor at Kindat-Mingin: 87miles Mingin-Kani: 70miles

DAY10: KANI – PAKANGYI

After breakfast join the excursion to Po Win Taung caves and the Shwe Ba Taung complex where 492 Buddha sandstone chambers carved into the hillside – an extraordinary feat and one of the highlights of the trip. Cruise toward Bagan, stopping along the way at Pakakgyi to visit the Kaung Taw Gyi Monastery and Sithushin Pagoda. Moor at Kani-Pakangyi: 80miles

DAY11: PAKANGYI – BAGAN

Early morning cruise to Bagan and take a tour of this magnificent city, the former capital of Burma from 1044 – 1287. This plain east of the curving Ayeyarwady is one of the most wondrous sights in Myanmar. We visit several of the 3,000 listed monuments, including DhammayazikaPaya, with its fantastic view from the terrace, and the biggest temple, Dhammayangyi – both built in the 12th century – and one of the best preserved of all Bagan temples, the 11th-century Ananda. Enjoy farewell dinner with a traditional puppet show.

Moor at Pakangyi-Bagan: 62miles

DAY12: BAGAN – DEPARTURE

Bid farewell to the crew and land in Bagan.  

Excursion Schedule

MYANMAR AMAZING AYEYARWADY CRUISES

code:BDLV5D4N-CR. GOLDEN LAND VOYAGE 5 Days/4 Nights

BAGAN – MANDALAY CRUISE 5 Days / 4 Nights

DAY1: BAGAN

Welcome on our luxury cruise in Bagan, the ancient capital city of Burma from 1044 to 1287. In the afternoon, visit Bagan by bus to see the bustling Nyaung U market, the gold leaf plated Shwezigon pagoda and the Wetkyi-in Gubyaukgyi temples. In the evening, enjoy welcome dinner while admiring traditional puppet show.

Moor at Bagan.

DAY2: BAGAN – YANDABO

Greet the day with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck while we cruise upstream toward the confluence of Ayeyarwady and Chindwin river. After breakfast, enjoy a presentation of making Thanaka, the distinctive feature of Burmese women and girls’ make up.

Early afternoon, visit Yandabo, the village has no road access to the world. It is famous for the production of terracotta pottery made from river bank mud and you can view the pottery making process at various stages. Yandabo is also famous in Burmese history as the place where the Treaty of Yandabo was signed in 1855 between the Burmese king and the British. In the evening, enjoy a presentation of our Exotic Chindwin and Far North Gorges voyages.

Moor at Ngazun. Bagan-Yandabo: 48miles Yandabo-Ngazun: 49miles

DAY3: AVA – MINGUN

In the morning, we arrive at Ava, the ancient city founded in 1364 by King Thado Minbya. Take a horse cart to visit the magnificent teak monastery Bagaya Kyaung, Menu Ok kyaung. In the afternoon, we visit Mingun to see the largest working bell in the world and the unfinished pagoda that is the largest single mass of brick building in the world.

We also visit the Mingun Old People’s Home originally established with the assistance of the Ayeyarwady Flotilla Company in the 1930s. This evening, you will see Burmese costume show by our on board staffs.

Moor at Mandalay.Ngazun-Ava: 22miles Ava-Mandalay: 11miles

DAY4: MANDALAY

In the morning, a coach will take you to Sagaing, a place central to Buddhism in Myanmar with its numerous temples, pagodas, retreats, and monasteries. The pure delight of Sagaing lies in its 1,000 monasteries and sanctuaries, rich in woodcarving and religious art.

In the afternoon, we tour central Mandalay visiting the Mahamuni Pagoda, and Shwe-bin teak carved monastery. We see tapestry making and other traditional crafts. See the famous U Bein Bridge at sunset before coming back on board. In the evening, indulge yourselves with the farewell party while enjoying excellent Burmese Acrobat performance on board.

Moor at Mandalay.

DAY5: MANDALAY – DEPARTURE

Bid farewell to the crew and land in Mandalay.  

Excursion Schedule

MYANMAR AMAZING AYEYARWADY CRUISES

Code BIGMBB12D11N-CR. IMPRESSIVE GORGES 12 Days/ 11 Nights

 

MANDALAY – BHAMO – BAGAN CRUISE: 12 Days / 11 Nights

DAY1:MANDALAY-MINGUN KYAUNGMYAUNG

Welcome on board and enjoy lunch while we cast off Mandalay. In the early afternoon, we visit Mingun, the world’s largest, unfinished brick pagoda. It also has a 90-ton bell, said to be the largest, original bell in the world. Enjoy welcome dinner with a performance of Burmese traditional costumes by our staffs.

Mandalay-Mingun: 6miles Mingun-KyaungMyaung: 46miles

DAY2: KYAUNGMYAUNG-TAGAUNG

After breakfast, visit KyaungMyaung, which is famous for its manufacture of large glazed earthenware pots known as Martaban jars. The biggest of these jars can hold about 105 gallons (over 400 liters). Later we sail past the beautiful island pagoda of Thihadaw toward Tagaung.

KyaungMyaung-Tagaung: 75miles

DAY3: TAGAUNG – KATHA

In the morning, visit Tagaung, the shrine of Bo BoGyi a famous archaeological area and the blocks. The ruins of the fort walls and traces of canal are the only remnants of this ancient site. The western wall appears to have washed away by the river. Continue cruising upstream for the rest of the day.

Tagaung-Katha: 66miles

DAY4: KATHA – SHWEGU

In the morning, take a trishaw to explore the enchanting colonial town of Katha. Katha is the site of George Orwell’s famous book, “Burmese Days,” A story of what life was like in a remote station during the colonial era. The town is still charming with its teak homes and quaint streets.

In the afternoon, take a small boat to visit Shwegu, the village lies at the end of the spectacular second Shwegu features large family potteries making large quantities of unglazed earthenware pots employing a technique of throwing and beating. You’ll find many bargains here on hand-carved, wooden gold-panning bowls.

Katha-Shwegu: 44miles

DAY5: SHWEGU – BHAMO

Today, we will cruise from Shwegu toward Bhamo, where the river cuts its way with a narrow channel through this most beautiful Gorge with high cliffs and thick forests. Drop anchor and take a tour to Bhamo. The town is one end of a famous old caravan trail into China. Only a track through the mountains, it was centuries old when Marco Polo discovered it in the 13th century, and the route is still in use until today.

Explore local market often filled with ethnic tribes such as Kachin, Lisu, and Shan. Visit magnificent Theindawgyi Paya pagoda. From here you can also take a small launch to explore the First Gorge of the Ayeyarwady River. Cruise downriver and anchor at Shwe Paw. Shwegu-Bhamo: 40miles Bhamo-ShwePaw: 40miles

DAY6: SHWEPAW – KATHA

In the morning, visit picturesque island of Shwe Paw Myanmar and its ancient pagodas. Then continue cruising to visit the riverside village of Mae Dar before traveling  downstream toward Katha.

ShwePaw-Katha: 44miles

DAY7: KATHA – KYANHNYDAT

In the morning, take a train to the forest station of Naba and journey into the thick Kachin jungle and teak forests. Back on board and enjoy cruising with a beautiful river view.

Katha-Naba: 14 miles by train Katha-KyanHnydat: 86miles  

DAY8: KYANHNYDAT – MOGOK

In the morning, travel to Thabeitkyin and take a tour to Mogok. Mogok has been famous since ancient times for its gemstones, especially ruby, and sapphire, but semi-precious stones such as lapis lazuli, garnet, moonstone, peridot, and chrysoberyl also found. The gems found in alluvial limestone gravels employing panning, tunneling and digging pits by hand.

You will travel by road towards Mogok where you will see the forest in which there many rare botanical specimens used for the production of essential oils. You will be driven further into a Burmese teak forest to meet working elephants. In the afternoon, our ship will sail downstream toward Mandalay.

KyanHnydat-Thabeitkyin: 30miles Thabeitkyin-Mandalay: 77miles

DAY9: MANDALAY

Arrive Mandalay in the early morning.  After breakfast, take a tour to Ava by horse cart. The ancient city founded in 1364 by King Thadomin as his capital. Little remains of the old town but it is noted for the MahaAungmyeBonzan Monastery and Mae Nu Oak Kyaung, which are the excellent examples of Myanmar masonry, art, and architecture.

Enjoy lunch at local restaurant then visit the Sagaing Hills. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views and stop by a retreat, Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda and a silversmith. Drive onto Amarapura and visit a textile workshop before visiting the U Bein Bridge, the longest and oldest teakwood bridge in the world, at sunset.

DAY10: MANDALAY – BAGAN

Relax on board while cruising downstream to Bagan. Late morning, we will visit Yandabo, a remote village on a riverbank. It is famous for the production of terracotta pottery made from river bank mud, and you can view the pottery making process at various stages. Yandabo is also famous in Burmese history as the place where the Treaty of Yandabo signed in 1855 between the Burmese king and the British.

Mandalay-Yandabo: 47miles Yandabo-Bagan: 82miles

DAY11: BAGAN

In the early morning, take a tour to visit magnificent Bagan, the capital city of Burma from 1044 to 1287. This plain east of the curving Ayeyarwady is one of the most wondrous sights in Myanmar. We visit several of the 3,000 listed monuments, including DhammayazikaPaya, with its fantastic view from the terrace, and the biggest temple, Dhammayangyi – both built in the 12th century – and one of the best preserved of all Bagan temples, the 11th-century Ananda. Enjoy farewell dinner with a traditional puppet show (Optional Bagan tour in the morning and Mt. Popa in the afternoon).

DAY12: BAGAN

Bid farewell to the crew and land in Bagan.

Excursion Schedule

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ANAWRAHTA CRUISE

 
Built  2015
Port of embarkation Yangon / Myanmar, and other Ayeyarwady river ports depending on season
Cruising Area Ayeyarwady River and Chindwin River
Vessel’s Registry Myanmar
Type of Vessel River Cruiser
Length 65 meters / 213 feet
Beam 14 meters / 45 feet
Draft 0.9 meters / 3 feet
Gross Tonnage 650 tons
Cruising speed 12 knots
Electricity 220 Volts
Engines 2 Caterpillars
Generators 3 Caterpillars
Water Reverse osmosis plant with UV filtration and ozone treatment
A/C Centralized air-conditioning system throughout the vessel, individual control in each cabin
Laundry Full laundry service on board
Internet Wifi-internet in public areas, connectivity depending on 3G coverage
Safety International safety standard, including smoke and fire alarm system throughout the ship, emergency lighting systems, emergency communication system, evacuation equipment, Defibrillator (AED) on board, crew trained on first aid
Crew 38 crews members including Cruise manager and English speaking guides
Accommodation  04 categories (16- Deluxe, 03-Junior Suite, 02-Executive Suite and 02-Royal Suite)
Total of Pax 46 Passengers.

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