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Pagan to Mandalay Cruising Tour 5D4N Upstream 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 Pagan to Mandalay discovering the ancient Royal capitals, riverside villages, lively local markets and stunning scenery and sunsets.

Rivers: Irrawaddy River

Itinerary

DAY 1 PAGAN

Embark your ship in Pagan before lunch.

In the afternoon, visit a Lacquerware workshop to explore the process of making lacquer handicrafts which is the specialty craft of Pagan.

Continue to the unique Payathonezu, three inter-connected temples with a narrow passage built in the late 13th century.

End the day with a visit to Dhamayangyi from AD 1170, the widest and largest temple in Pagan.

Watch the sunset from the top of Taung Guni temple before returning to the ship.

Overnight Pagan.

DAY 2 SALAY - AYARDAW - TANT-CHI-TAUNG

Set sail early morning 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 to Yoke-Sone Kyaung, the best-known teak carved monastery in Burma, stopping at Salay House on return.

Sail upriver to the Ayardaw charity clinic supported by Pandaw then drive up the winding road of the Tant-Chi-Taung mountain to visit the hill-top stupa.

Late afternoon, watch the traditional paper-mache elephant dance performed by the villagers from Tant-Chi.

Moor overnight near Nyaung U.

DAY 3 PAKOKKU

Explore Pakokku, experiencing the local market and town centre by Tuk Tuk.

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 Aung Pan Chaung near the Chindwin confluence.

DAY 4 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).

Afternoon sailing and moor overnight at Pauk-taw Pauk-myaing village near Ava.

DAY 5 SAGAING

By 0900 After breakfast disembark at Sagaing.

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 PAGAN
Embarkation - Ayar Jetty at anytime up until 17.00.
Transfer - Transfer from Pagan hotel or Pagan airport to ship on the day of embarkation will be provided.

Please Note: We are not able to accept early arrivals before 11.00.

DAY 5 SAGAING
Disembark after breakfast 09.00 at Sagaing Lay Kyun Man Aung Jetty. Transfer is provided to either hotel or Mandalay airport on disembarkation.
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Pandaw Cruises

Member Since 2017

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