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Mandalay - Bhamo - Bagan 12 days by Anawrahta Cruise

Mandalay - Bhamo - Bagan 12 days by Anawrahta Cruise

  • Cruise Ship: Anawrahta Cruise
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Tour Price: from US$7865
  • Cruise Destinations: MANDALAY - BHAMO - BAGAN

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NOTE: Every river cruise on the upper Mekong is a pioneering experience and is subject to constantly changing river conditions, including flood waters and shallows. Therefore, please understand that we must reserve the right to alter the itinerary of this tour due to the logistical complexities involved. Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, local authorities and river and/or road conditions. For safety reasons and according to navigation conditions, these programs may be amended without previous notice.


Mandalay - Bhamo - Bagan 12 days by Anawrahta Cruise Itinerary

Welcome on board and enjoy lunch while we cast off Mandalay. In early afternoon, we visit Mingun, the world’s largest, unfinished brick pagoda. It also has a 90-ton bell, said to be the largest, undamaged bell in the world. Enjoy welcome dinner with performance of Burmese traditional costumes by our staffs. Mandalay-Mingun: 6miles Mingun-KyaungMyaung: 46miles

Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise

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Mandalay - Bhamo - Bagan 12 days by Anawrahta Cruise Itinerary

After breakfast, visit KyaungMyaung, which is famous for its manufacture of large glazed earthernware pots known as Martaban jars. The biggest of these jars can hold about 105 gallons (over 400 liters). Later we sail past the beautiful island pagoda of Thihadaw toward Tagaung. KyaungMyaung-Tagaung: 75miles

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise

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Mandalay - Bhamo - Bagan 12 days by Anawrahta Cruise ItineraryIn the morning, visit Tagaung, the shrine of Bo BoGyi a famous nat, the archaeological area and the fortifications. The ruins of the fort walls and traces of moat are the only remnants of this ancient site. The western wall appears to have washed away by the river. Continue cruising upstream for the rest of the day. Tagaung-Katha: 66miles

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise

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Mandalay - Bhamo - Bagan 12 days by Anawrahta Cruise ImageIn the morning, take a trishaw to explore the enchanting colonial town of Katha. Katha is the site of George Orwell’s famous book, “Burmese Days,” A story of what life was like in a remote station during the colonial era. The town is still charming with its teak homes and quaint streets. In the afternoon, take a small boat to visit Shwegu, the village lies at the end of the spectacular second Shwegu features large family potteries making large quantities of unglazed earthenware pots employing a technique of throwing and beating. You’ll find many bargains here on hand-carved, wooden gold-panning bowls. Katha-Shwegu: 44miles .
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise

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Mandalay - Bhamo - Bagan 12 days by Anawrahta Cruise ImageToday, we will cruise from Shwegu toward Bhamo, where the river cuts its way with narrow channel through this most beautiful Gorge with high cliffs and thick forests. Drop anchor and take a tour to Bhamo. The town is one end of a famous old caravan trail into China. Only a track through the mountains, it was centuries old when Marco Polo discovered it in the 13th century…and the route is still in use until today. Explore local market often filled with ethnic tribes such as Kachin, Lisu and Shan. Visit magnificent Theindawgyi Paya pagoda. From here you can also take a small launch to explore the First Gorge of the Ayeyarwady River. Cruise down river and anchor at Shwe Paw. Shwegu-Bhamo: 40miles Bhamo-ShwePaw: 40miles
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise

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Mandalay - Bhamo - Bagan 12 days by Anawrahta Cruise ImageIn the morning, visit picturesque island of Shwe Paw Myanmar and its ancient pagodas. Then continue cruising to visit the riverside village of Mae Dar before cruising downstream toward Katha. ShwePaw-Katha: 44miles
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise

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Mandalay - Bhamo - Bagan 12 days by Anawrahta Cruise DetailsIn the morning, take a train to the forest station of Naba and journey into the thick Kachin jungle and teak forests. Back on board and enjoy cruising with a nice riverview. Katha-Naba: 14 miles by train Katha-KyanHnydat: 86miles25
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise

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Mandalay - Bhamo - Bagan 12 days by Anawrahta Cruise Details
In the morning, cruise to Thabeitkyin and take a tour to Mogok. Mogok has been famous since ancient times for its gemstones, especially ruby and sapphire, but semi-precious stones such as lapis lazuli, garnet, moonstone, peridot and chrysoberyl are also found. The gems are found in alluvial limestone gravels by means of panning, tunnelling and digging pits by hand. You will travel by road towards Mogok where you will see the forest in which there many rare botanical specimens used for production of essential oils. You will be driven further into a Burmese teak forest to meet working elephants. In the afternoon our ship will sail downstream toward Mandalay. KyanHnydat-Thabeitkyin: 30miles Thabeitkyin-Mandalay: 77miles
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise

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Mandalay - Bhamo - Bagan 12 days by Anawrahta Cruise Details and Itinerary
Arrive Mandalay in the early morning. After breakfast, take a tour to Ava by horse cart. The ancient city was founded in 1364 by King Thadomin as his capital. Little remains of the old city but it is noted for the MahaAungmyeBonzan Monastery and Mae Nu Oak Kyaung, which are the fine examples of Myanmar masonry, art and architecture. Enjoy lunch at local restaurant then visit the Sagaing Hills. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views and stop by a convent, Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda and a silversmith. Drive onto Amarapura and visit a textile workshop before visiting the U Bein Bridge, the longest and oldest teakwood bridge in the world, at sunset.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise

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Mandalay - Bhamo - Bagan 12 days by Anawrahta Cruise Details
Relax on board while cruising downstream to Bagan. Late morning, we will visit Yandabo, a remote village by river bank. It is famous for the production of terracotta pottery made from river bank mud and you can view the pottery making process at various stages. Yandabo is also famous in Burmese history as the place where the Treaty of Yandabo was signed in 1855 between the Burmese king and the British. Mandalay-Yandabo: 47miles Yandabo-Bagan: 82miles
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise

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Mandalay - Bhamo - Bagan 12 days by Anawrahta Cruise Details and Itinerary
In the early morning, take a tour to visit magnificent Bagan, the capital city of Burma from 1044 to 1287. This plain east of the curving Ayeyarwady is one of the most wondrous sights in Myanmar. We visit several of the 3,000 listed monuments, including DhammayazikaPaya, with its amazing view from the terrace, and the biggest temple, Dhammayangyi - both built in the 12th century - and one of the best preserved of all Bagan temples, the 11th-century Ananda. Enjoy farewell dinner with traditional puppet show. (Optional Bagan tour in the morning and Mt. Popa in the afternoon)
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise

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Bid farewell to the crew and disembark in Bagan.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A

Anawrahta Cruise Rates and departures

Note*: rates and departures would change without prior notice. Please contact us @ info@indochinatreks.com for our updated rates and departures for your proposed trip on Anawrahta Cruise.

Anawrahta Cruise Departures

Note*: Man: Mandalay; Bag: Bagan; Yan: Yangon; Bah: Bagan - Homalin; Mah: Mandalay - Homalin

Itineraries

2015

5 days

Sep Oct Nov Dec
Man - Bag N/A 11 10 2, 10
Bag - Man N/A 15 28 6
8 days N/A N/A N/A N/A
Yan - Bag N/A N/A 21 21
Bag - Yan N/A N/A 14 14, 28
12 days N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mah - Bagan 19 19 N/A N/A
Bah - Man 30 30 N/A N/A

 

Itineraries

2016
Jan Feb Mar April May July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
5 days N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Man - Bag 15, 23 14, 22   14, N/A N/A N/A N/A 4 N/A N/A
Bag - Man 11, 19 10, 18 11, 19 10,18 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 5 4
8 days N/A N/A 15, 23 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Yan - Bag 4 3 4 3 3 12 N/A N/A 15, 29 27 26
Bag - Yan 27 26 27 26 10 N/A N/A N/A 8, 22 20 19
12 days N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mah - Bagan N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 30 21 12 N/A 9 8
Bah - Man N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 19 10 1, 23 N/A N/A N/A

  

Itineraries

2017
Jan Feb Mar April May July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
5 days
Man - Bag 16 25 19 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 4 N/A N/A
Bag - Man 20 21 15 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 5 4
8 days
Yan - Bag 9, 31 14 8 30 13, 27 12 N/A N/A 8, 22 27 26
Bag - Yan 2, 24 7 1 23 6, 20 4 N/A N/A 15, 29 20 19
12 days
Mah - Bagan N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 30 21 12 N/A 9 8
Bah - Man N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 19 10 1, 23 N/A N/A N/A

 

Anawrahta Cruise's Public Rates (US$/person)

Note*: Jun Suite: Junior Suite; Exc Suite: Executive Suite; Roy Suite: Royal Suite

 

Itineraries

High Season

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

Shoulder Season

April, Sep, Oct

Low Season

May, July, Aug

Single Double Single Double Single Double
12 days itinerary
Deluxe 12,645 9,299 10,754 7,884 8,846 6,509
Jun Suite 15,175 11,154 12,885 9,454 10,516 7,810
Exc Suite 16,698 12,265 14,182 10,420 11,668 8,588
Roy Suite 17,485 13,000 14,876 11,015 12,225 9,098
8 day itinerary
Deluxe 9,798 7,205 8,321 6,124 6,854 5,025
Jun Suite 11,746 8,648 9,995 7,345 8,205 6,032
Exc Suite 12,935 9,498 10,984 8,074 9,014 6,620
Roy Suite 13,546 10,975 11,487 8,568 9,458 7,045
5 days itinerary
Deluxe 5,590 4,115 4,765 3,497 3,909 2,876
Jun Suite 6,440 4,724 5,475 4,005 4,498 3,299
Exc Suite 7,098 5,205 6,006 4,428 4,965 3,638
Roy Suite 7,725 5,676 6,572 4,820 5,389 3,967

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