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“Myanmar Days” 8 Days/ 7 Nights Package
Bhamo Cruise

Day 1-                        Tuesday Mandalay (Gawein jetty)- Kyauk Myaung

Embark the ship at 09:30. We cast off at 11:00. Sail upstream to the spectacular pottery making village of Kyauk Myaung, and see the manufacture stages of famous 50 galloons (200 litres) pots. Moor overnight near by a river village.

Day 2 –                        Wednesday Kyauk Myaung – Tigyaing

Cast off early in the morning (ETD 05.30 hrs). We enter the Third Defile (Gorge) and sail upriver all day. Stop at Tagaung to explore the ancient city archaeological area and the fortifications. Continue sailing North up to Tigyaing village where we stop for the night.



Day 3 –                        Thursday Tigyaing – Katha

Early departure. Before lunch we arrive Katha, the setting of the George Orwell’s book “Burmese Days” and also the place where hundreds of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company ships were scuttled in 1942 before the Japanese could seize them. We explore this pleasant colonial town surrounded by hills plenty of hardwood forests and if time permit we will also visit an elephant logging camp and the lake Indaw.

Day 4 –                        Friday Katha- Bhamo

We continue sailing upstream and after passing the little town of Shwegu we enter the dramatic 2nd defile with its magnificent cliffs reaching down the narrow channel. We arrive at Bhamo in the late afternoon (ETA 17.30). Evening walking tour of the town, an important trading post located just 50 miles from the Chinese border.

Day 5 –                        Saturday Bhamo- Shwegu

Early in the morning we will try to reach the village of Sinbo set below the 1st Defile by local boat. Back to the ship before lunch and cast off (ETD 11.30 hrs) for the downriver return journey to Mandalay. We pass Kyun Daw, an island with lot of monasteries and small pagodas and we moor overnight at Shwegu pottery village.

Day 6 –                        Sunday Shwegu- Khan Nyat

Sail downriver all day stopping at Khan Nyat Village with its many Buddhist monasteries.

Day 7-                        Monday Khan Nyat- Mingun

Cruise all day. We arrive at Mingun in the late afternoon (ETA 16.00). Visit the unfinished pagoda, the largest working bell in the world and the “home for the ages”. Moor overnight in a sandbank opposite of Mingun Pagoda. Dance and Theatre performance on the Sundeck.

Day 8 -                        Tuesday Mingun- Mandalay (Gawein jetty)

Disembark at Mandalay Gawein Jetty at 08.00 o’clock.

The above package tour inclusive of
         - Transfer from/to Mandalay or Bagan Hotel-Airport,
         - Full Board,
         - All sightseeing /excursions as per programme,
           English speaking guide/escort,
           Entrance Fees

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