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Mandalay to Pagan Cruising Tour 5D4N Downstream Trip

Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)
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Duration

5 Days 4 Nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

20 people

Languages

Multilingual

Overview

We are pleased to offer a convenient four-night cruise on the irresistible Irrawaddy River from Mandalay to Pagan discovering the ancient Royal capitals, riverside villages, lively local markets and stunning scenery and sunsets.

Rivers: Irrawaddy River

Itinerary

DAY 1 MANDALAY

Embark your ship at Sagaing at 16.00 followed by dinner.

Moor overnight at Sagaing.

DAY 2 YANDABO

Explore Yandabo village, famous for its production of terracotta pottery from the river bank clay.

This village is well-known as the place where the first Anglo-Burmese war ended by the peace treaty signed in 1826. Morning walking tour and a visit to a pottery workshop to see first-hand the production process. This is a hands-on experience which you are welcome to try.

Visit the Pandaw supported Yandabo School (if no school holidays).

Moor overnight at Shwe Tan Tit village.

DAY 3 PAKOKKU - AYARDAW

Explore Pakokku, experiencing the local market and town centre by Tuk Tuk. Sail to the Ayardaw charity clinic supported by Pandaw. Afternoon walk around the village.

Pakkoku is a city of about 100,000 inhabitants located 30 km from Pagan. Main produce are tobacco, cotton, peanuts, Thanatkha (traditional make-up and sun lotion) and textiles. Visit Pakokku’s main market by Tuk Tuk.

Stop at a cheroot workshop and discover how traditional cheroot cigars are made.

Moor overnight at Tant Chi village.

DAY 4 TANT-CHI-TAUNG - SALAY

Drive up the winding road of the Tant-Chi-Taung mountain to visit the hill top stupa. On the way back, watch a traditional paper-mache elephant dance performed by the villagers from Tant-Chi.

Sail to Salay, a small town which was once a bustling trading port, now a sleepy village filled with colonial architectural treasures and timeless teak monasteries.

Walk from the ship to Yoke-Sone Kyaung, the best-known teak carved monastery in Burma, stopping at Salay House on return.

Moor overnight at Salay.

DAY 5 SALAY - PAGAN

Morning cruise upstream from Salay to Pagan.

Disembark after lunch.

Included/Excluded

  • + Transfers to/from ship on DAY 1 and DAY 5 as described
  • + Entrance fees
  • + Guide services (English language)
  • + Gratuities to crew
  • + Main meals
  • + Local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes
  • + Use of quality mountain bikes for independent exploration
  • - International flights
  • - Port dues (if levied)
  • - Laundry
  • - All visa costs
  • - Fuel surcharges
  • - All beverages except local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes
  • - Tips to tour guides, local guides, bus drivers, boat operators and cyclo drivers

Tour's Location

Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

FAQs

TRANSFERS & JOINING
DAY 1 MANDALAY

Embarkation - Mandalay Sagaing Jetty At 16.00.

Transfer is provided from either hotel or Mandalay airport to ship.
DAY 5 SALAY - PAGAN

Disembarkation in Pagan (Ayar Jetty) at 13.30 and transfer to Pagan airport or Pagan hotel is provided.
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Pandaw Cruises

Member Since 2017

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