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THE ROYAL CAPITALS

Between Bagan And Beyond Mandalay

(Downstream: Mandalay - Kyauk Myaung – Mingun – Sagaing – Amarapura - Ava – River Village - Bagan)
Duration: 5 Nights

:: Itinerary :: Retail Rates :: Sailing Dates :: Reservation :: Pre/Post Cruise Tour

Itinerary

DAY 1
Mandalay - Mingun

 Our representative and guide will meet all guests upon arrival at Mandalay airport between 07.30/08.00 am. Visit central Mandalay: Mahamuni Pagoda, Mandalay Hill where spiraling staircases lead to sweeping views of the city and its temples and the nearby Kuthodaw Paya, which contains the world's biggest book, the workshops of gold leave making, tapestry making, woodcarving, marble carving and bronze casting.
Embark the ship at Gawein Jetty before lunch. Welcome cocktail in the saloon and sail upstream to Mingun. Visit the unfinished pagoda, the largest working bell in the world and the “home for the aged”. Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 2
Ava - Amarapura

After breakfast we explore Ava by horse-cart visiting the beautiful 200 year old teak Bagaya Kyaung Monastery, Nanmyin watchtower (27mt. high) and the Me Nu Ok Kyaung monastery. We travel then by sampan and coach to Amarapura, the penultimate Burmese Royal Capital (1783) to visit U-Bein Bridge at sunset. Moor overnight at Sagaing.
Dance and Theatre performance on the Sundeck.

DAY 3
Monywa (Hpowindaung And Shwebadaung Caves)

Early morning drive by coach (approx. 2 ½ hours) to Monywa to visit the Hpowindaung and Shwebadaung caves where hundreds of Buddha Statues are placed inside niches decorated with wonderful mural paintings dated back to the . After lunch we visit the splendid Sambuddhai Kat Kyaw pagoda with its more than 500,000 Buddha images. Drive to Myin Mu jetty (approx. 1 ½ hours) where we will rejoin the ship. Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 4
Yandabo

In the morning we arrive at Yandabo, a picturesque village that specializes in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war signed on Feb. 24, 1826. We go ashore for a walk stopping at some pot-making workshops and to visit the school and the monastery.
Continue cruising downstream with an afternoon stop at Shwe Pyi Thar village for a walk.
Moor overnight mid-river.

DAY 5
Bagan

We arrive at Bagan in the early morning. Full day visit of a selection of the 2,000 listed pagodas and temples. Lunch on board and in the afternoon continue the exploration of the archeological area.
Dinner on board or in a local restaurant. Overnight on board.

DAY 6
Bagan (Disembark)

Explore some of Bagan's local markets selling wood carvings, fabrics, longyis and rattan products .Visit a workshop to see the ancient technique of lacquerware making. Alternatively guests can hire a horse cart or a bicycle and explore the site on their own (or) have a splendid Balloon Flight over Bagan (surcharge applied - optional).  Lunch on board or in a local restaurant. Disembark and then transfer to the airport for your onward flight (Yangon or Heho Inle Lake)


Retail Rates

Per person in US$ valid FROM 06 NOVEMBER 2010 TO 31 MAR 2012

CRUISE 10 NIGHTS
Main Deck Twin: US$2,120 Twin Single use: US$2,785
Upper Deck Twin: US$2,220 Twin Single use: US$2,885

IMPORTANT NOTE: For All departures should the occupancy be less than 10 PASSENGERS the Company reserves the right to cancel the cruise up to 60 days prior the departure date. A written confirmation notice will be released to all booked clients and/or their agents within and not later than 60 days prior the departure date. In case of cancellation an alternative cruise will be offered and if not acceptable all down payments will be refunded.

Cruise Price Includes: All meals &, Coffee/Tea/Water - Sightseeing as described in the Itinerary – Ayravata Cruises English Speaking Guide (additional non-English speaking guide is provided if more than 8 cabins are booked by parties speaking the same language) - All Entrance Fees

Cruise Price Excludes: Drinks, laundry, all items of a personal nature; health-accident-baggage or travel protection plan outside the ship’s boundaries, fuel surcharges if applicable (*)
(*) Within the above rates the fuel cost is calculated on the Myanmar Market average price of the months of January 2010 (i.e. USD 3 per imperial gallon). Should the fuel price rise by more than 10%, AYRAVATA CRUISES will be entitled to impose a fuel surcharge equivalent to the amount by which the fuel price exceeds the price allowed for in the above rates, provided that the notice of this rise is given to the Passenger and/or his-her Agent within 30 days prior the cruise departure date.


Sailing Dates

Downriver

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PRE/POST CRUISE LAND TOURS

YANGON STOPOVER PACKAGE

A stopover before and after the cruise in the ex capital of Myanmar including the visit of Shwedagon Pagoda, Colonial Downtown and the famous Scott’s Market.
DURATION: 1+2 Days/1+1 night (The Strand or Chatrium Hotel)

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INLE LAKE EXTENSION PACKAGE

A tour of Myanmar is not complete without visiting Inle Lake in the Shan State. Tour includes a full day boat excursion and half day to the 16th century pagoda complex of Indein.
DURATION: 2 Days/1 night (Inle Lake View Hotel)

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