14 Days Yangon to Mandalay or in reverse with 8 Day Irrawaddy river cruise
Aboard: River boat “Kindat Pandaw”
Departures: 6 sailings Jan to April and 8 from August to December on selected dates
Prices: 13 nights including 7 night cruise per person twin share from $4,400
The completely new Kindat Pandaw built in traditional colonial era style has 20 twin bed air conditioned river facing cabins on 2 decks each with private facilities and picture windows. Public areas include an open air lounge with bar bistro style restaurant with inside and outdoor areas, library, boutique and a 24 hour bar service.
●● 2 days Yangon with city tour
●● 8 day Irrawaddy cruise with many shore excursions and all meals while on board
●● 2 days at Inle Lake
●● 2 days in Mandalay
Day 1: Arrive Yangon | Transfer to hotel – no activities or meals.
Day 2: Yangon | Full day city sightseeing tour taking in the Sule Pagoda, the National museum, Scott Market, Chauktatgyi reclining Buddha and the Royal Lake. (B,D)
Day 3: Yangon-Bagan & Embarkation | After breakfast a domestic flight to Bagan with lunch on board and afternoon shore excursion to Pagan monuments. (B,L,D)
Day 4: Kindat Pandaw, Bagan | A free day for exploring Bagan.
Day 5 Kindat Pandaw, Pakokku | We sail to Pakokku with a visit to the markets and city centre by tuk tuk.
Day 6 Kindat Pandaw, Yandabo | We arrive at Yandabo for a guided morning walk to the famous potteries leaving to sail for Ava after lunch.
Day 7 Kindat Pandaw, Ava | Here a city tour of Ava former capital of Burma. The city follows the classic Burmese city plan with fortified zig zag walls and moats linked to the two rivers Irrawaddy and Myitnge. We visit the Bagaya Kyaung, a 200 year old royal monastery made of teak.
Day 8: Kindat Pandaw, Minguin | Shore excursion to see the largest working bell in the world and the unfinished pagoda that is the largest brick building in the world.
Day 9: Kindat Pandaw, Mandalay | A free day to visit Mandalay the ‘City of Gems’, markets and monasteries and the religious capital of Burma. Around the palace area are splendid teak monasteries and rest houses for pilgrims with shrines on the Mandalay hills including the great Kuthodaw Pagoda. The Kuthodaw is said to be the world’s largest book of Buddhist scriptures inscribed on 1,774.
Day 10: Mandalay | Disembarking for a coach tour of Amarapura and Mandalay with visits to the Mahargandaryone monastery, the U Bein bridge, the gold Mahamuni Buddha and artisan workshops making gold leaf hammering, tapestry, marble and wood carving. (B,D)
Day 11: Mandalay-Inle Lake | After breakfast a domestic flight to Heho and coach to Inle Lake where we visit the Phaungdawoo Pagoda, Ngaphechaung monastery, artisan workshops for blacksmithing, silk and cotton weaving floating islands and observe local fishing techniques and overnight at a local hotel. (B,D)
Day 12: Inle Lake | A morning boat excursion to a Indein village surrounded by ruined 16th century pagodas followed by Ywa-Ma village with its gold and silver smith workshops concluding with an evening sunset sail on Inle Lake to overnight at a local hotel. (B,D)
Day 13: Inle-Yangoon | A domestic flight from Heho to Yangoon with the rest of the day at leisure and overnight in a Yangoon hotel. (B,D)
Day 14: Depart Yangoon | Transfer to Yangoon airport where the tour ends. (B)
●● All meals on cruise segment and as indicated
●● Excursions with English speaking guide
●● International air fares, visa fees
●● Meals other than indicated
●● Alcoholic beverages
●● Personal expenses and gratuities
Price per person twin share | Based on main deck cat B cabin rising in price according to cabin level and season