Day 2- Thursday
The ship makes an early start, transiting the plain to
the north and west of Mandalay before entering the 3rd
Defile (gorge) at Singu around midday. In the late morning,
the ‘Road To Mandalay’ drops anchor off the town of
Kyaukmyaung for a walking tour. Later, the ship will sail
past the picturesque island pagoda of Thihadaw. During the
afternoon, enjoy a lecture by the on board guide in the
lounge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board
Day 3- Friday
Kyan Hnyat- Katha
An early morning walking tour of the delightful village
of Kyan Hnyat. See hundreds of school children and the
lively morning business in the market. Continue your journey
north through vast stretches of river, expansive scenery and
interesting rural villages on its shores. As the sun sets,
the ship will anchor off the old market town of Katha,
famous as the site where, in May 1942, the Irrawaddy
Flotilla Company scuttled as many as 75 ships to defy them
from the Japanese. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board.
Day 4- Saturday
Visit Katha by trishaw in the early morning and visit the
market place made famous by George Orwell in "Burmese Days".
Back on board the ship continues its journey north through
the expansive scenery, with the distant mountains marking
the second defile coming into view in the afternoon. The
ship anchors off the splendid island pagoda of Shwe Paw,
just north of the town of Shwegu. Boats will take you ashore
to explore the ancient site. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on
Day 5- Sunday
Reach the magnificent second defile today with its
green-clad mountains reaching down to the narrowing channel.
The ship holds close to one or other of the banks past
logging camps and an old colonial village at Zinbon. Passing
to the west of Bhamo at mid-morning continue north towards
the challenging 1st Defile. Road To Mandalay travels as far
north as possible before returning to an anchorage off Bhamo.
The scenery in this unspoilt area is spectacular. Breakfast,
lunch and dinner on board.
Day 6- Monday
Visit the town of Bhamo, contested over the years by
Burmans, Kachins, Chinese, British, Japanese and Americans.
The town is barely 50 miles from the Chinese border in the
Foothills of Yunnan that can be clearly seen to the east.
Local transport will carry you into the countryside, past
paddy fields and towards the mountains. Return to the ship
for an afternoon departure to sail through the 2nd defile to
the anchorage north of Katha. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on
Day 7- Tuesday
In the morning an antique train takes you on a journey
into thick Kachin jungle and to the forest station of Naba.
See a presentation of cultural dancing performed for you by
charming local children. Return through the rainforest to
Road To Mandalay and continue sailing for the beautiful port
of Tigyaing, where you can disembark for a walk in the early
evening. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board.
Day 8- Wednesday
Depart Tigyaing early morning and pass through the 3rd
Defile before anchoring at the ferry point at Thabeikkyin on
the east bank. Enjoy the scenery of the forestry reserve
where many presious botanical specimens are grown for their
essential oils. Various attractions await you. Back on board
the ship continues to sail south. Enjoy the remainder of
your day on board the ship. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on
Day 9- Thursday
Arrive in Mandalay this morning for a varied tour of the
city. Lunch is taken at the Sedona Hotel, adjacent to the
moat surrounding the old Mandalay Palace grounds. Rejoin the
ship at Shwe Kyet Yet and enjoy a tribal dance display in
the evening. Breakfast and dinner on board.
Day 10- Friday
Set sail early morning and enjoy a relaxing day on board.
Along the way you will see many villages with women doing
the household chores by the river and waving children. By
mid-afternoon you will be on your way into the ancient city
of Bagan, to witness sunset over the plain which will whet
your appetite for the tours the next day. The evening will
allow you to see traditional Bagan entertainers perform in
the Observation lounge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on
Day 11- Saturday
Bagan & Mount Popa
Your final day offers you the opportunity to visit more
of the ancient sites in and around Bagan with the
experienced guide, or perhaps taking a local horse-drawn
cart or bicycle to explore on your own. An optional
afternoon tour to Mount Popa, legendary sacred home of the
Nats, with its impressive summit monastery is also
available. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board. A cocktail
party held before dinner marks the end of a most memorable
Day 12- Sunday
An early departure this morning to Bagan airport for your
return flight to Yangon.
* Due to adverse local conditions
July-October, the Shanlay Tour is replaced by a tour of Ava,
the capital of a Burmese Kingdom for nearly 500 years.
Sights include the magnificent wooden Bagaya Kyaung
Monastery and the Nanmyin Watchtower.
The above package tour inclusive of
- Accommodation on board based on
twin sharing (except Single Cabin)
- Two way domestic flight tickets:
- Air-conditioned coach (except
remote areas) with driver and guide for transfer and
sightseeing as shown in the itinerary
- Full-board meal plan on board
* Surcharge can be applied for foreign
* Above tour can be customized according to your own travel
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