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Orcaella Cruise: Jewels of the Ayeyarwady River - 9 days

You will board on a vessel to explore the beauty of Myanmar in this 9-days tour. While cruising to Bagan across the Twante Canal built by the British in 1883, you may learn about Myanmar’s traditions and history visiting the General Maha Bandula’s memorial. Nothing will be better than a visit to the impressive Shwesandaw Pagoda and stunning views characterized Myanmar.

Highlights

  • Cruise to Bagan via the Twante Canal, built in 1883 during British colonial rule
  • Visit Danuphyu and the memorial of the revered leader General Maha Bandula
  • See the impressive Shwesandaw Pagoda and 10-storey Sitting Buddha in Pyay
  • Enjoy a sunset tour of Bagan with wonderful views

Itinerary

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day 1
YANGON

First, you will board the vessel at its moorage in Yangon and enjoy a relaxing lunch, starting your 8-days-journey to Bagan.

In the afternoon, you will set sail further and receive introductory talk about Myanmar’s life.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Belmond Orcaella Cruise – Deluxe Cabin

day 2
DANUPHYU

After a leisurely breakfast, you will visit Danuphyu, an ancient historical town rising from the Anglo-Burmese War. You will have a chance to see General Maha Bandula memorial at Pali University, followed by a trip to a cheroot-making and local tea shop. The afternoon tea will be accompanied by a talk upon poets and writers in Myanmar.

Traditional Myanmar folk dancing will be your after-dinner entertainment in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Belmond Orcaella Cruise – Deluxe Cabin

day 3
PYAY

You will spend the whole day relaxing on board while crossing by the ancient Myanmar capital Pyay (Prome). You may enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of the river, or make use of the luxurious ship facilities.

On board entertainment today will include cookery, astrology and a “longyi” (traditional dress) typing demonstration. Let’s wear your longyi in the evening pre-dinner cocktail party.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Belmond Orcaella Cruise – Deluxe Cabin

day 4
PYAY

Upon arrival in Pyay in the morning, you will pay a visit to the impressive Shwesadaw Pagoda.

Then, let’s return to the vessel as you may spend the rest of the afternoon sailing through stunning destinations.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Belmond Orcaella Cruise – Deluxe Cabin

day 5
PYAY – MIN HLA

After a full morning sailing, you may enjoy an afternoon exploring the quaint Gawaechaung village by ox-cart for first-hand rural life experience along the Ayerwaddy River.

In the evening, the cruise will anchor at Min Hla.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Belmond Orcaella Cruise – Deluxe Cabin

day 6
MIN HLA – MAGWE

This morning, you will arrive at the trade port of Magwe, where you may enjoy a tuk tuk tour around the busy market and see the famous Myathalon Pagoda.

The afternoon tea will be accompanied by a workshop. The after-dinner entertainment will be a Myanmar puppet show.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Belmond Orcaella Cruise – Deluxe Cabin

day 7
SALE - BAGAN

This morning, you will disembark for Sale to view the exquisite 19th century wooden monastery Yout-Saun-Kyaung. A bus excursion will let you take in the most gorgeous sights of Bagan.

Lunch will be served at the Sunset Garden Restaurant in Bagan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Belmond Orcaella Cruise – Deluxe Cabin

day 8
BAGAN

In the morning, let’s participate the excursion to Bagan and visit the Shwezigon Pagoda as well as the bustling market and Min Nan Thu.

In the afternoon, you may have different choices of activities, either to travel some villages of Gu Byauk Gyi and Pwa Saw, to take a private horse cart or cycle through the city.

Later, you will join the evening’s farewell cocktail party and entertainment before dinner on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Belmond Orcaella Cruise – Deluxe Cabin

day 9
BAGAN

You will disembark in the early morning and take a flight returning to Yangon, followed by onward travel.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Tour Price Includes:

  • Transfers and transportation with air-con vehicles from hotel in Yangon to the ship
  • Accommodation in selected cabin type
  • All meals during the cruise, soft drinks, local beer and free flow of house wine during meals
  • All excursions as stated in the itinerary
  • WIFI in public areas

Tour Price Excludes:

  • Boutique, spa, special arrangements
  • Domestic flight and transfers are excluded
  • Laundry service
  • Passenger’s travel insurance as health, accident or baggage
  • All not mentioned above