Irrawaddy River Cruise Tour Myanmar 15Days

Destinations: Yangon, Prome, Thayetmyo Frontier Post, Magwe, Sale, Bagan, Oh Ne Kyaung, Yandabo Village, Mandalay, Mingun, Kyaung-Myoung, Khan-Nyat Village, Taguang, Katha

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Join Adventure Asia on this unique tour of mystical Myanmar.  Hop onboard our luxurious cruise ship as we float along the famous Irrawaddy River.  Learn about the river’s great importance in Myanmar and the various ways that the river affects daily life for the people living on its banks.  Visit the bustling markets and ancient structures of Myanmar’s most important cities and sail through all of the beautiful landscapes that lie in between.  From learning about culture and history to experiencing the country’s unbelievable natural beauty, this tour provides guests will the best of everything that Myanmar has to offer.

 

Highlights of this tour:

 

  • Visit archaeological site of Bagan
  • Visit Pagoda and Bell in Mingun
  • Visit beautiful Mandalay
  • Pottery demonstration in Yandabo Village
  • See beautiful views and landscapes along the Irrawaddy River
Day 1: Yangon | Prome
Activities: Visit site of ancient Pyu civilization

 

Meals: Dinner

Itinerary: On the first day of our tour, guests will meet in Yangon where they will transfer, by bus, to Prome.  Here guests will have the pleasure of visiting the archaeological site of Thiri-ya-kittiya, the site of the ancient Pyu civilization.  Our tour will then take us through the jungle to visit the ancient Pyu stupas and the former palace.  Guests will then enjoy a lovely dinner together and settle in for the night.

Overnight stay onboard our boat.

Day 2: Prome | Thayetmyo Frontier Post
Activities: Visit Thayetmyo Frontier Post

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: On day 2 our our journey, we will sail north to Thayetmyo Frontier Post.  This small town is rich in history as it once served as the border between Royal Burma and British Burma and much of the architecture within the town dates back to this period (after the end of the second Anglo Burmese War in 1855).  Guests will have the day to explore the hustle and bustle of the small town before riding in a horse cart out into the countryside to witness some of the gorgeous landscapes.

Overnight stay onboard our boat.

Day 3: Thayetmyo Frontier Post | Minhla Forts | Magwe
Activities: Visit Minhla Forts – Visit Myat-Thalon Pagoda

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: This morning, as we enjoy breakfast onboard, our tour will continue north to visit two Italian forts.  The Minhla Forts were built with the intention of keeping the British out of Royal Burma.  While here, guests will climb the Gwechaung Hill to see the gorgeous surrounding views.  In the afternoon, we will continue north to Magwe where we will visit the stunning Myat-Thalon Pagoda before heading back to the boat for dinner under the stars.

Overnight stay onboard our boat.

Day 4: Magwe | Sale Monasteries
Activities: Visit Sale Monasteries

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: Today guests will have the chance to visit several teak monasteries with intricate wooden engravings.  We will also explore the colonial houses that surround the monasteries.

Overnight stay onboard our boat.

Day 5: Sale Monasteries | Bagan
Activities: Visit the famous archaeological site in Bagan

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: Today guests will have the opportunity to visit the famous archaeological site of Bagan.  The tour will explore a selection of the 3,000 ancient structures that are located in this World Heritage Site.  Truly a once in a lifetime experience.

Overnight stay onboard our boat.

Day 6: Bagan | Oh Ne Kyaung
Activities: Explore Bagan further – Stroll through Oh Ne Kyaung

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: On the sixth day, guests will continue to explore the ancient monuments of Bagan, there is so much to see and to learn in this old city!  When our exploring has come to a close, we will sail upstream to the riverside village of Oh Ne Kyaung to take a stroll through the village and catch a glimpse into the life of the people that live alongside the Irrawaddy River.

Overnight stay onboard our boat.

Day 7: Oh Ne Kyaung | Yandabo Village
Activities: Pottery demonstration

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: Today, guests will continue upstream to a small rural village: Yandabo Village.  This small town is famous for their pottery and our tour will receive a demonstration of how this traditional pottery is made and what makes it special and unique to this part of Myanmar.

Overnight stay onboard our boat.

Day 8: Yandabo Village | Mandalay
Activities: Explore Mandalay – Visit Amanapura – Visit U Bein Bridge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: Today, our tour will take us to the beautiful city of Mandalay.  Here, guests will have the chance to explore the city and visit the Mahamuni Pagoda and the Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung teak carved Monastery. This little adventure will be followed by a trip to the ancient capital of Amarapura as well as a visit to see the iconic U Bein Bridge.

Overnight stay onboard our boat.

Day 9: Mandalay | Mingun
Activities: Visit Mingun Pagoda and Bell

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: On the ninth day of our delightful tour, guests will visit Mingun.  Here, we will get to see the largest working bell in the world as well as an unfinished pagoda nearby that is known for being one of the largest brick buildings in the world.

Overnight stay onboard our boat.

Day 10: Mingun | Kyaung-Myoung | Khan-Nyat Village
Activities: Pottery demonstration – Visit monasteries in Khan-Nyat Village

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: Today, our cruise will set out early to visit Kyauk-Myoung, a small village where 50 gallon pots are made by hand.  We will be able to watch the entire involved process from the throwing of the pots to the firing of the pots in the kiln (it can take up to a week!).  Afterwards, we will continue upstream to stop in Khan-Nyat Village where we will visit some of the many Buddhist monasteries located there.

Overnight stay onboard our boat.

Day 11: Khan-Nyat Village | Taguang Ancient City
Activities: Visit ancient city of Taguang – Climb Tigyang Hill

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: On the eleventh day of our fun-filled tour, guests will visit the ancient city of Taguang.  Learn about the history of the city, visit the ancient architecture, and stare in awe of the shrine of Bo Bo Gyi, who protects sailors on the river as well as the entire ancient city in which the shrine is located.  In the evening, guests will climb the Pagoda Hill at Tigyang to look out at the stunning views of the river as it weaves its way through the countryside.

Overnight stay onboard our boat.

Day 12: Taguang Ancient City | Katha
Activities: Explore colonial town of Katha

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: Today we will continue upstream to the colonial town of Katha.  This town provided the backdrop for George Orwell’s book, Burmese Days.  The wonderful thing about the little town is that it has changed very little since the writing of this book and has retained a great deal of its authenticity.

Overnight stay onboard our boat.

Day 13: Katha | Irrawaddy River
Activities: Cruise along the river

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: Today guests will spend the whole day on the water as we continue cruising upstream.  Enjoy the delightful scenery along the way!

Overnight stay onboard our boat.

Day 14: Irrawaddy River
Activities: Cruise along the river – Jungle walk

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: Guests will spend another day on the water today as we begin our journey back downstream, we will stop for a quick jungle walk along the way.

Overnight stay onboard our boat.

Day 15: Mandalay
Activities: Departure

Meals: Breakfast

Itinerary: Today guests will disembark in Mandalay where our journey will come to a conclusion.  Guests will say their goodbyes and continue on to their next destinations.

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