Cruising On The Ayerawaddy River And Beach Relaxation 13 days

Myanmar - Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Kalaw - Inle Lake - Ngapali

Overview

Within 13 days, our Cruising on the Ayerawaddy River and Beach Relaxation Tour will take you from the City to the river and then relax on beach, where unspoiled natures and incredible cultural heritages attracts your sense of travel with more than your enjoyment. Your tour will begin with the very first stop, Yangon and pass many other attractive sites of the country like Bagan – the plain of temples and stupas, Inle Lake – the most famous lake of Myanmar, and numerous Buddhist temple and unique Buddha images, We are sure that you will have the most memorable tour.

13 days / 12 nights
Private tour
Departure: Daily departure from Yangon
Theme: Interaction with local, Relaxation
Suitable: Family with children, Travel with friends

Highlights

  • Visit to the old colonial-style city center and the massive Shwedagon Pagoda, famous worldwide, its golden stupa is the ‘ Heart ’ of Buddhism Myanmar.
  • Discover Bagan – one of Asia’s most popular archeological destination and enjoy the beautiful sunset from Shwesandaw Pagoda
  • Have a boat trip to Mandalay, visit U Bein Bridge – the longest teakwood span in the world, Kuthodaw Pagoda by surrounding 729 inscribed marble slabs, known as “the world’s largest book” and study the daily life of the monks observing Buddha scriptures
  • Trekking with beautiful view of rice terraces in the valley surrounded by pine forest in Kalaw, boat trip and observing the fisherman rowing in the one-legged style characteristic of Inle Lake boatmen
  • Relax under a palm tree and go swimming in Ngapali beach, have free time to explore surrounding village or do some watersport, have a boat trip to Pearl Island …

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Yangon

Arrive at Yangon International Airport and welcome by our tour speaking guide. Transfer to hotel for check in.

Free and leisure at hotel. Overnight in Yangon.

Meals: NA
Accommodation: Yangon Hotel
Day 2: Yangon Full day Sightseeing

Breakfast at hotel, the tour sightseeing start for visit to the old colonial-style city center with city hall, Mahabandoola Park with Independence Monument, Strand road and Yangon Jetty by Car. Then continue visit to Botahtaung Pagoda and AhmaMya Nan Nwe, a devotee to the Botahtaung Pagoda. She was known to be a dragon guarding the pagoda and BogyokeAung San (Scott) Market, is the most popular market (close on every Monday & Public holiday) and where you can buy luxury item, handicrafts, food stuff, clothing, jewelry, fashion and consumer goods.

At afternoon, the tour visit to Chaukhtatgyi (Reclining Buddha) Pagoda a colossal reclining Buddha and continue visit to Karaweik Hall Royal barge on the Royal lake for photo stop and world famous Shwedagon Pagoda. Witness the golden dome light up sunshine at the sunset. Overnight in Yangon.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon
  • Yangon City In Myanmar
Day 3: Yangon-Bagan (By Flight-0700:0820 hrs)

Breakfast at hotel, fly to Bagan. Arrive at Bagan, visit some of Bagan most famous pagodas, including Shwezigon Pagoda, which is the most important reliquary shrine and house images of 37 Nats in Bagan. Then, continue visit to KyansitthaUhmin (Cave), Gupaukgyi Temple, it is a 13th century cave temple with interesting fine frescoes of scences from the Jataka. At afternoon, the tour continue visit to Htilominlo Temple with old murals and friezes and then approach to Tharabar Gate way into Old Bagan. Then, visit to Ananda Temple it is a whitewashed masterpiece and with four standing Buddha Images, Thetbyinnyu Temple, Dhamayangyi Temple which is famous for its interlocking mortar thickest brickwork. Late afternoon, continue to Shwesandaw Pagoda for beautiful sunset and then transfer to hotel and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan
  • Bagan Temples
Day 4: Bagan – Cruising to Mandalay (Stop in A River Village) (Dep. every Tue & Fri)

Early morning, the tour start for surprise discover day to see the ancient city of Bagan form above. Client’s enjoy a magnificent bird’s eye view of thousand year-old pagodas, temples and the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River with “BALLOONS over Bagan’ (excluded service). It is a very exiting experience and clients will never forget. The Balloon is guided by gentle wind and chance to see slowly the sun rising. And operates form 01 Oct 2017 till 31 Mar 2017 only. Extra cost for USD 285 per pax with Standard Service and USD 335 per pax with Premium Service.

Remark – increase USD 10 per pax on Int’l New Year Period start from 20 Dec 17-10 Jan 18.

Cruise Check-in Time

The embarkation is 11.30 hrs at Bagan Aye Yar jetty. Welcome Cocktail in the Saloon.

Upstream to Mandalay

The Cast-off time is at 12 noon. Lunch will be served at 13.00.

In the late afternoon stop in a typical river village.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight on RV Paukan Cruise
  • The Pagodas Of Bagan
Day 5: Cruising to Mandalay (Visit River Village)

Upstream to Mandalay

Cruise all day with stop enroute in the morning to visit Yandabo, a typical river village specialize in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war was signed on Feb. 24, 1826. Moor overnight nearby a village (Ywar Thit Gyi or Pauk Myaing Pauk Taw) few miles away from Ava Bridge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight on RV Paukan Cruise
  • Palace Wall Mandalay Myanmar M
Day 6: Mandalay (Sagaing or Gawein)-Amarapura-Mandalay

Check-Out Time

Enjoy the sunrise. After an early breakfast, the passengers will disembark at Sagaing Jetty (Thursday only) or Gawein jetty (Sunday Only) at around 09.30 hrs.

Pickup from Cruise, continue visit to Amarapura. Hightlights include Mahagandayon Monastery which is a school for young monks and observe the lunch process in morning, U Bein Bridge which is more than two centuries old and at 1.2 km longest teakwood span in the world. On the way, visit to the tradition hand-weaving silk workshop.

At afternoon, sightseeing tour of Mandalay includes Mahamuni Pagoda, gold of hammering, Mandalay Palace, Kuthodaw Pagoda by surrounding 729 inscribed marble slabs, known as “the world’s largest book”, Shwenandaw “Golden Palace Monastery” to observe finest Myanmar wooden architecture and Atumashi Monastery and sunset from Mandalay Hill. Overnight at hotel in Mandalay.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Mandalay
  • Mahamuni Pagoda
Day 7: Mandalay-Heho-Kalaw Day Trekking

After breakfast, fly to Heho. Upon arrive at Heho, drive to Kalaw for trekking with beautiful view of rice terraces in the valley surrounded by pine forest. Walk through pine forest along the way to Pa-O village and meet with local people working hard in the fields of garlic and rice harvest. See amazing view of the highest mountain in the area with several village at the bottom. Visit Pan Lone Village of Pa-O tribes of Mongolian origin women wears traditional costumes of indigo color dresses with bright red colored head scuff. We can learn about their interesting culture and traditions. Visit a family home and have tea together. Continue our journey for an hour to Sha-Pin Village of Danu tribes. Along the way we pass through thick pine forest with great views and visit a forest monastery. Have lunch cooked by our chef and have a rest for a while. Visit the village of Danu tribes at the top of the mountain with bird’s eye view from there and continue trekking for 2.5 hrs with the view of vast valley filled with rice terraces and small villages. Return to hotel and overnight in Kalaw.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Kalaw
  • Kalaw Myanmar
Day 8: Kalaw-Inle Lake

After breakfast, drive to Nyaung Shwe jetty to take boat transfer to hotel. Then, start sightseeing for magical Inle Lake, which is located 1328 meters above sea level and 22 km long and 11 km wide. Highlights include the fisherman rowing in the one-legged style characteristic of Inle Lake boatmen and the gardens of grass and earth floating on the surface of this shallow lake used for growing vegetables. Besides the enjoyment of the scenery we can also visit the holiest religious site Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, Silk Weaving Village of Inphawkhon, Burmese Cats House, Cheroot making and other cottage industries. Then, visit to Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, a beautiful old teak wood building before transfer to hotel and overnight at hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Inle
  • Inle Lake Myanmar
Day 9: Heho-Yangon (By Flight-0930:1030 hrs)-Thandwe (Ngapali Beach)

Breakfast at hotel, drive to Heho airport for domestic flight to Thandwe. Arrival at Thandwe airport, welcome by hotel staff to transfer to Hotel in Ngapali Beach.

Relax and overnight in Ngapali Beach.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Ngapali Beach
  • Myanmar Burma Ngapali Beach
Day 10,11: Ngapali Beach

Breakfast at hotel, leisure at Ngapali Beach. Overnight at hotel in Ngapali Beach.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Ngapali
  • Ngapali Beach
Day 12: Ngapali Beach – Yangon (By Flight-1345:1435 hrs)

Breakfast at hotel, morning leisure time till transfer to airport for fly back to Yangon. Arrive Yangon, transfer to hotel and overnight in Yangon.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon
  • Yangon Banner
Day 13: Yangon - Departure

After breakfast, transfer to Yangon International Airport for your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: NA

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.

Price & Inclusion

Hotel (9 nights), Overnight on RV Paukan Cruise (2 nights) - Superior (3*)
Price for 2 Adults
US $5416
Discount
US $

Total
US $5416
Hotel (9 nights), Overnight on RV Paukan Cruise (2 nights) - First Class (4*)
Price for 2 Adults
US $6214
Discount
US $

Total
US $6214
Hotel (9 nights), Overnight on RV Paukan Cruise (2 nights) - Luxury (5*)
Price for 2 Adults
US $7004
Discount
US $

Total
US $7004

Meals

11 Breakfast, 3 Lunch, 2 Dinner

Transportation

Airplane, Car, Cruise, Trekking

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in TWN/ DBL sharing accommodation at hotel, except overnight on train and homestay (if any)
  • All transport within Vietnam (including airport pick up & see off), as per itinerary
  • Domestic flights
  • Meals as indicated in the program
  • All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees for Vietnam attractions, as per itinerary

Cancellation by Customer

  • 30% of total package price should be deposited once the booking is confirmed
  • Cancellation received less than 72 hours prior arrival date or No show: full charge the total package rate
  • Cancellation received from 4 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total package tour charged
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 20 days prior arrival date: 10% of total package tour charged

Children Policy

  • For infant (<02 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 02 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 02 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 02 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate