Summary : Explore ancient temples and bustling villages on this unforgettable adventure along Myanmar's (Burma) serene Ayeyarwady River. Visit colorful local markets, ancient pagodas, colonial houses set high in the mountains, and tour an ancient capital by horse-drawn cart. Contemplate the beauty of spectacular panoramic views atop the Sagaing Hills and return to the ship each night for peaceful star-gazing and drinks on the deck.
Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Culture, Dedicated Solo Cabins
$999,999,999 to $0
After a domestic flight from Yangon to Mandalay, visit the Sagaing Hills and enjoy the spectacular panoramic views. Transfer to the boat on the Ayeyarwady River. After lunch, enjoy a guided tour of the key sites of the city before returning to the vessel for dinner.
Join an early morning tour of Shwe Kyet Yet village. Return for breakfast as the ship sails to the ancient capital of Ava, where you'll disembark for a tour by horse-drawn cart. Return to the ship for lunch and set sail for Bagan once more, enjoying an evening at leisure on board and a casual cocktail party followed by dinner on board.
The ship arrives at Bagan, where a guide introduces you to the most important of the 2,000 temples. After lunch, continue the tour or choose to explore at leisure with a hired bicycle or horse-drawn cart. Return to the ship in the evening for dinner and local entertainment.
Enjoy a full day's excursion to Mount Popa, a national park and believed to be the sacred home of powerful Nats or ancient spirits. Return to the ship for dinner and local entertainment.
After breakfast join your guide to explore some of Bagan's bustling local markets. Alternatively, you can hire a bicycle or horse-drawn cart and explore this enchanting area on your own. The ship anchors mid-river for the evening, providing a marvelous opportunity to observe the stars, followed by a spectacular dinner.
Relax on-board with a morning at leisure, including a cooking demonstration on the top deck. The ship moors in Mandalay late afternoon for a tour of Mingun, home to the enormous, ruined pagoda of King Bodawpaya. Return to the ship for dinner and local entertainment.
Explore on a full day's excursion to Maymyo, a colonial hill station set high in the mountains. Enjoy a typical Shan lunch at a colonial house. Enjoy a final farewell dinner aboard the ship.
After an early breakfast you are transferred to Mandalay airport for your onward flight to Yangon.
This itinerary is subject to change. ExpeditionTrips.com is not responsible for itinerary changes.
The rivers of Myanmar vary from season to season, with as much as a 30 feet variance in water level. From January through June, the Ayeyarwady's levels may drop, creating a narrower channel for navigation. To all for these changes the itinerary may be revised and mooring locations may be amended.
12/27/2017 – Special New Year's Eve Departure
Domestic flights; transfers; cabin accommodations and meals aboard the ship; beverages, including local beer, soft drinks, and house wine (wine served with lunch and dinner only); onboard activities including expert-led lectures and presentations, Wi-Fi in public areas; sunrise yoga sessions, meditation classes, and cooking demonstrations; and a fully-qualified resident doctor. The Governor’s Suite includes butler service and en-suite Wi-Fi internet. Subject to change without notice.
Airfare except as mentioned as included; passport and visa expenses; travel insurance; departure taxes; alcoholic beverages not mentioned as included; fees for medical services; items of a personal nature such as laundry, salon and boutique purchases; optional excursions; optional gratuities at your discretion; fuel surcharge may apply.