7 DAYS CRUISING THE AYEYARWADDY IN STYLE TOUR ITINERARY:
Day 1 - Yangon - Arrival Day
Welcome to Myanmar. Upon arrival in Yangon International Airport meet with our
local representative in the airport. We will transfer to your hotel in Yangon
for checking in and settle down, (If you arrived by mid day flight, we may
proceed for lunch.)
After lunch, we will have a walk together through downtown Yangon, a diverse mix
of faded colonial architecture from the British times, and high-rises built by
more recent investors; Sule Pagoda, built in the early 3rd century is a landmark
in the city centre.
Late afternoon visit the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda of Rudyard Kipling fame
and one of Myanmars most sacred places. The massive bell shaped stupa is plated
with gold and the tip of the stupa is set with diamonds and rubies, sapphires
and topaz - a stunning sight as the sun sets and a most fitting place to begin
our trip in this Golden Land. At the end of the tour, transfer back to your
hotel. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 2 - Yangon - Mandalay
After breakfast we will pick you up from your hotel to airport for your flight
to Mandalay. When you arrive at Mandalay airport, meet with our local
representative and we will drive to ancient capital of Amarapura, the city of
Immortality for a visit to Bagaya Monastery with a famous collection of Buddha
images; weaving industries, two-century old U-Bein teak bridge on the Taungtaman
Lake and observe the lunch process of thousand of monks who take their last meal
of the day at 10:00 am in total silence. Afterwards we will continue proceed to
Mandalay. You will be given your room key of the hotel and have a little break.
After a short break, TravelShop Turkey will take you to have the sightseeing
tour of Mandalay which includes Mahanumi, a life like Buddha image. Mandalay is
the last capital of Myanmar and that make her to be the best place to see all
the traditional arts and crafts.
Then we start visiting gold leaf making work-place and see how the gold leaf is
being made by hand in a traditional way. Continue visit the Old Palace grounds;
Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the worlds largest book for its 729 marble slabs
inscribed with the Buddhas Doctrine; Also we will visit Golden Palace Monastery
where is noted for its exquisite wood carvings, enjoy the panoramic view of the
city from Mandalay Hill. At the end of the tour, transfer you back to your
hotel. Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 3 - Mandalay - Mingun - Inwa - Mandalay
After breakfast, we will pick you up and depart for Jetty for a private boat
accross the rive Ayeywarwaddy to visit Mingun. The dedications of King Bodawpaya
such as the unfinished Pahodawgyi Pagoda a brick counterpart of pyramid in
Egypt. The Mingun Bell is the second largest bell in the world and it is the
most prominent religious heritages. Then we will visit the Mytheintan Pagoda,
the best representation of the Universe. It will refresh your tiredness and
fatigue. After visit we will drive back Mandalay.
After lunch break, we will start drive to Ava where is 30 minures to the South
of Mandalay. It wass known in the west as the Kingdom of Ava. We will stop by a
tributary and cross it with a ferry. Travel by pony-cart around Ava to Nanmyint
leaning tower which gives birds eye view of the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River; Bagaya
wooden monastery; Aungmyaybonza monastery which made of brick and stucco. Though
the Royal Palace has gone, the Pagodas, Temples and Monasteries still remain. At
the end of the tour, we will drive back Mandalay and transfer you to hotel. On
our way back, we will see the silversmith work place. Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 4 - Mandalay - RV Paukkan
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
This morning, after breakfast at hotel, you will be transfer to Shwekyetyet
Jetty to board RV Paukkan for your one night downstream cruise from Mandalay to
Bagan. Murtis Tour would like to provide a welcome cocktail in saloon. Cast off
time is 11:30 (12:00 RV Paukan). Lunch will be served at 13:00.
In the late afternoon, we stop at Yandabo, a village specialize in Pot making,
where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese was signed on Feb, 24, 1826.
Moor overnight near the village of Shwe Nann Tint. Overnight on board RV Paukkan.
Day 5 - Bagan
Early in the morning, we proceed downriver to Bagan. After breakfast we will
visit another typical river village if time is allowed. Enjoy the sunrise near
Bagan and isembark at Bagan Aye Yar jetty by 09:30. You will be welcomed by your
tour guide and we will transfer to your hotel in Bagan for settle down.
After a short break, we shall start our sightseeing excursion around the Bagan
Archaeological Zone World Heritage Area. A comprehensive exploration of Bagan
includes Nyaung Oo market; Shwezigon Pagoda, the prototype of later Myanmar
stupas; Kyansittha Umin; Wet-kyi-inn Gubyaukgyi Temple with exquisite mural
painting of 13th century and Htilominlo Temple.
In the afternoon, after a visit to lacquer ware workshops; Murtis Tour will lead
you to continue visiting Manuha Temple which built by exile King Manuha;
Nanphaya, said to have been the residence of King Manuha; Ananda Temple,
architectural masterpiece and Oak-Kyaung monastery decorated with multi colour
mural paintings. Enjoy the breathtaking sunset from one of the temple of Bagan.
At the end of the tour, transfer back to your hotel. The rest of the day is
yours to explore this city. Overnight in Bagan.
Day 6 - Bagan - Mt. Popa - Began - Yangon
This morning you can join the optional excursion for watching the sunset over
Bagan. Afterward we will drive you back to hotel and have your breakfast.
After breakfast, we will head to Mt. Popa about 48 km south east of Bagan. Mt.
Popa, known as the abode of Nats (spirits) - a collection of 37 magical spirits
both feared and honoured by some Myanmar people and the nat museum, which houses
37 life-size nat statues sculpted from teak. Its time to climb for 777 steps to
Then proceed to Popa Mountain Resort (1hr drive) for our lunch. The restaurant
offer a great view to the Popa summit that stands straight from the central
plain. After lunch, return drive back to Bagan. On the way back, enroute stop at
village cottage industry to learn the regional product as well as to watch the
collection of juice from the palm trees, and its conversion to brown sugar.
At the end of the tour, transfer you to Nyaung U airport to have your flight fly
back to Yangon. Upon arrival, we will arrange the transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in Yangon.
Day 7 - Yangon City Tour - End of the Tour
After breakfast at hotel, shall start our full day city tour. We will visit the
magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda of Rudyard Kipling fame and one of Myanmars most
sacred places. The massive bell shaped stupa is plated with gold and the tip of
the stupa is set with diamonds and rubies, sapphires and topaz - a stunning
sight as the sun sets and a most fitting place to begin our trip in this Golden
Continue by car to Karaweik, a royal barge for fantastic photo shot along the
pilgrims causeway across the Royal Lake with stunning views of Schwedagon
Pagoda. Continue by car to visit Chaukhtutgyi, a hue reclining Buddha image.
After lunch, visit the Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott Market) for souvenir
At the end of the tour, regarding your flight departure time, we will arrange
your transfer to Yangon International Airport for your international flight back
home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in
future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for
choosing TravelShop Turkey.
7 DAYS CRUISING THE AYEYARWADDY IN STYLE TOUR INCLUDES:
7 DAYS CRUISING THE AYEYARWADDY IN STYLE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Arrival airport transfer from Yangon International Airport
- Domestic flight from Yangon to Mandalay
- Domestic flight from Bagan to Yangon
- 2 nights hotel with breakfast in Yangon
- 2 nights hotel with breakfast in Mandalay
- 1 night hotel with breakfast in Bagan
- 1 night cruise accommodation from Mandalay to RV Paukkan
- Guided tours in Yangon
- Guided tour in Mandalay
- Guided tour in Began
- Private boat excursion to Mingun
- Professional English tour guide
- All entrance fees to all museums mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking private coach
- Return airport transfer to Yangon International Airport
- Arrival Visa fee in Myanmar (USD30 per person)
- International Airport departure taz (USD10 per person)
7 DAYS CRUISING THE AYEYARWADDY IN STYLE TOUR PRICES IN EURO:
+ € 196.00
+ € 302.00
+ € 334.00