AM 20 –RC 2 (10 Days / 09 Nights)
Yangon - Mandalay - Bagan - Heho - Pindaya - Inle - Yangon
Travellers who have sailed on Ayeyarwaddy River say that the cruise is unlike any other they have experienced. The images remain in the mind forever: saffron – clad monks and golden spires, cities of temple with traffic of ox-carts, the graceful flight of heron against forests of dark bamboo; and friendly people waiting to make acquaintance. No photograph, no description on earth prepares for Myanmar’s dramatic landscapes.
Sightseeing and transportation by coach with air-condition
Road To Mandalay is under the management of Oriental Express. All cabins are air-conditioned with TV, and en-suite shower and WC.
For reservations made more than 55 days prior to travel, 30% deposit is required at the time of booking. Full payment is due 55 days prior to travel.
All reservations made less than 55 days prior to travel must be paid in full at the time of booking.
Administration fees are imposed for change of passenger’s names, departure dates or cabin types.
|56 days and more||- 15% of the fare|
|21 – 55 days||- 30% of the fare|
|03 – 20 days||- 70% of the fare|
|Within 2 days of travel||- 100% of the fare|
|56 days and more
- Then 10% of the fare
|- One free|
|21 – 55 days||- 20% of the fare|
|03 – 20 days||- 60% of the fare|
|Within 2 days of travel||- 100% of the fare|
Domestic flights on Air Mandalay or Yangon Airways or Air Bagan (F-100, ATR 72/42)
Can be done from October to April.
Day 01 Arrival Yangon
Welcome at Yangon International Airport. Transfer and check in at the hotel. Orientation tour Yangon if time permits. Visit Botahtaung Pagoda- the combination of Stupa & Temple, the colonial area, Sule Pagoda - the landmark of Yangon City Centre, Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha Image. Finally, visit Shwedagon Pagoda-one of the wonders of the world. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 02 Flight to Mandalay. Excursion Mingun!
Morning breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and check in. Excursion to Mingun (01 hour) along the Ayeyarwaddy River. During the cruise, we may enjoy the fascinating landscapes of the rivers as well as the daily life of the people living along the Ayeyarwaddy. Visit Mingun pagoda – unfinished pagoda & the biggest ringing bell of 90 tons, unusual Myatheindan pagoda. Back to Mandalay and visit traditional handicraft workshops such as gold leave beating, stone carving, Kuthodaw Pagoda – the world biggest book, Shwenandaw (Golden Palace) Monastery – the finest of the of wood carving, etc. Finally enjoy the sunset on top of Mandalay Hill where we can admire the beauty of Mandalay City, Shan Plateau, etc. Come back to hotel and leisure. Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 03 Excursion Amarapura & check in Road to Mandalay
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Visit Amarapura - an ancient capital of Myanmar, where we can observe the life of over 1000 monks at Mahagandaryon Monastery & silk weaving factory. Transfer to the Shwe Kyet yet jetty and board the Road To Mandalay. Buffet lunch on board. This afternoon, visit Mahamuni Pagoda, home to Mandalay’s holiest Buddha statue, and visit Shwe Inn Bin onastery. Make a photo stop at the south of the moat round the Royal Palace, with views on Mandalay Hill. Lastly, enjoy the sunset from U Bein’s bridge, which is over a kilometer long and made entirely of teak. Return to Road To Mandalay. Dinner and cultural show on board. Accommodation on Road To Mandalay.
Day 04 Road to Mandalay
Breakfast on board. Cross Ava Bridge, built by British engineers, to visit picturesque Sagaing Hill which is perhaps the living centre of Buddhist faith in Myanmar today. Hillsides are dotted with numerous pagodas and monasteries including visit to Zayar Thein Gyi Nunnery. Stop to see the silversmiths who still work in much in the same way as their ancestors did. Return to Road To Mandalay for departure from Shwe Kyet Yet - jetty in the direction of Bagan. Lunch on board. In the afternoon an onboard program with a lecture by the tour guides, demonstrations of Tanaka and the famous Myanmar Longyi. Dinner and entertainment on board. Accommodation Road To Mandalay.
Day 05 Road to Mandalay & visit in Bagan
Breakfast on board. Road To Mandalay arrives Bagan. In the morning visit the golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda, Nyaung U colorful local market and continue to Htilominlo, the last Bamar style temple built in Bagan. Return to Road To Mandalay. Lunch on Board. In the afternoon, visit Ananda Temple – masterpiece of Bagan, Admire the fine stucco work at Gubyaukgyi Temple (Myinkaba village) and stop at a lacquer ware shop to watch craftsmen skillfully making this most famous of Bagan handicrafts. Continue to the village of Minnanthu to see how the local people live and see the sunset from one of the famous monuments of Bagan. Return to Road to Mandalay. Dinner and local entertainment on board. Accommodation on Road To Mandalay.
Day 06 Excursion Mt.Popa [50 km, 2 hours]
Morning, breakfast on board. Depart Road To Mandalay and transfer to hotel. Drive to Mt.Popa-an extinct volcano which is known as “Home of the Spirits” and observe the life of rural area on the way such as producing the palm sweets. We may stop several places for making the photos and knowing the countryside. Climb up 777 steps to reach of top of Mt.Popa cliff temple and enjoy the landscapes. Come down and back to Bagan. Overnight in Bagan.
Day 07 Flight to Heho. Drive to Pindaya (45 km, 01:30 hours). Proceed to Inle (97 km, 02:30 hours)
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Heho. Drive to Pindaya and enjoy the marvelous landscapes of hilly region with vegetables plantation, terrace- landing cultivation, etc. Visit the Pindaya Caves - houses 8094 Buddha Images, umbrella workshop, which is made of pulp. Proceed to Inle and on the way, visit Shweyanpye Monastery - typical Shan Monastery. Check in at the hotel and overnight at Inle lake.
Day 08 Excursion Inle
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Boat excursion on the lake. Visit Inn Dein pagodas in ruins covered by trees and, floating gardens, floating villages, Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda-the most venerable pagoda on the lake, In Paw Khon village to observe the silk weaving & Lotus-petal robe weaving looms jumping cats monastery, etc. Overnight at Inle Lake.
Day 09 Flight to Yangon. Sightseeing
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, transfer and check in at the hotel. Visit Bogyoke market [except on Monday] & china town. Leisure and overnight in Yangon.
Day 10 Departure
Morning, breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Yangon International Airport for the departure flight.