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,
All sightseeing /excursions as per programme,
English speaking guide/escort,
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