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Burma Cruise Tour

Experience the local life along the legendary Irrawaddy River on the luxury Road To Mandalay Cruise or Orcaella Cruise, dotted by the excursions to the faded Victorian splendour, and magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, of Yangon to the ancient cities of cultural Mandalay, the fabulous temples of Bagan and the picturesque Shan Plateau’s Inle Lake.

Tour duration: 09 days 08 nights
Start:
Yangon – Finish: Yangon
Tour type:
Luxury, Cruise
Tour operates:
Year round/Upon request
Activity level:
Moderate
Tour Route: Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Inle Lake

BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 01: Yangon Arrival (D)
Day 02: Yangon - Road To Mandalay Cruise (B, L, D) (Flight)
Day 03: Road To Mandalay Cruise (B, L, D)
Day 04: Road To Mandalay Cruise (B, L, D)
Day 05: Road To Mandalay Cruise - Bagan Sightseeing (B)
Day 06: Bagan - Heho - Inle Lake Sightseeing (B) (Flight)
Day 07: Indein Ruined Temples (B)
Day 08: Inle Lake - Yangon (B) (Flight)
Day 09: Yangon Departure (B)

Day 01: Yangon Arrival

Upon arrival at Yangon airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Visit the Sule pagoda and the bustling downtown area, taking in the rich colonial architecture and bustling streets and markets. In the afternoon we make our way to the Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, which is home to a huge Colossal Reclining Buddha. The highlight of the day is a visit to the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, the most outstanding and revered Buddhist pagoda in Burma, whose golden stupa dominates the skyline of Yangon. This is also the most ideal spot from which to watch the sunset in Yangon. Return to the hotel for rest and free to discover the city at night.
Accommodation in Yangon
Meal: Welcomed dinner

Day 02: Road To Mandalay Cruise

Fly to Mandalay then being transferred to the Road To Mandalay Cruise berthed on the Ayeyarwady River at Shwe Kyet Yet Jetty for check in. After lunch, enjoy a guided tour of the major sights of Mandalay relating to Burmese culture and Buddhist learning. Return to Road To Mandalay for dinner.
Accommodation on board
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 03: Road To Mandalay Cruise

After breakfast, begin an excursion to Sagaing which is considered to be the religious hub of the Buddhist faith in Burma and famous for its silversmiths who still work in much the same way as their ancestors did. We return to the crusie at the mid-morning then go downstream to Bagan. The remainder of the day is spent relaxing on board and witnessing the local river life from the top deck. You will the guide lectures on board about the Ayeyarwady River. Overnight on board and be treated to a marvellous opportunity to observe the star-studded sky.
Accommodation on board
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04: Road To Mandalay Cruise

The ship arrives at Bagan in the morning.
Enjoy guided tour into Bagan where over 2,500 temples and pagodas remain on an grand plain. Explore some of Bagan's local markets selling wood carvings, fabrics, longis, and rattan goods. See how Burma's famous lacquerware is made. If you are not interested in lacquerware visit, you can take a bicycle or horse-drawn cart and self-discover this enchanting area. Watch the sun setting over a field of glowing pagodas by the river.
Accommodation on board
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Bagan Sightseeing

Spend our time visiting the other spectacular temples and pagodas to be found here in Bagan – one of Asia's premier archaeological sites. This evening we watch the sunset over Bagan – a very special and immensely photogenic experience on the second highest temple called Shwesandaw.
Accommodation in Bagan
Meal: Breakfast

Day 06: Bagan - Inle Lake Sightseeing

Fly to Inle Lake in the morning. Skimming along the waterways in a long-tail boat, catch a first glimpse of floating gardens, stilt houses, and fishermen propelling their skiffs with one leg wrapped around an oar. Visit the infamous Phaung Daw U Pagoda, which enshrines five Buddha images believed to have been carried to this area by the widely-traveled 12thcentury King Alaungsithu then Nga Phe Chaung Monastery or Jumping Cat Monastery in other words.
Accommodation in Inle Lake
Meal: Breakfast

Day 07: Indein Ruined Temples

Boating to western part of the lake where we will be encountered by the ruined Indein, situated on the southwestern corner of the lake. Here you can wander through a typical lakeside village and observe local people in their daily activities. From the top of old Shwe Inn Dein, an impressive collection of ancient and unrestored Shan style stupas, enjoy a stunning view out across the lake and beyond.
We then ride our boat to the Nampan and Innpawkhone villages. Here we get an ideal chance to see some traditional cigar making and silk weaving, and hopefully some local fishermen practicing their uniquely distinctive rowing technique.
Accommodation in Mandalay
Meal: Breakfast

Day 08: Inle Lake - Yangon

Return to Yangon then continue to visit Botahtaung Pagoda and the busy 79-year old Scott market with its large collection of local handicrafts, souvenirs and other items. If time permits, we will visit the White Jade Buddha temple which houses the largest marble statue in the world weighing 500 tons. Free at leisure.
Accommodation in Yangon
Meal: Breakfast

Day 09: Yangon Departure

Taking your flight back home with impressive memory of Burma.
Accommodation: Not available
Meal: Breakfast

What's included ?

- Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle
- Accommodation in twin shared room
- Boat trip as stated in above sights
- Local English speaking guides
- Domestic flights as mentioned
- Admission fee to indicated sights
- Meals as listed in the itinerary: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner
- Government tax and service charge
- Cool mineral water and tower during the tours

What's Excluded ?

- Visa on arrival for Burma USD. 60/per person
- International airport departure tax
- Travel Insurance in all kinds
- Other meals not mentioned
- Single room (quoted separately)
- Tip, drinks, personal expenses and others

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