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6 Days / 5 Nights - Cruise
RV Pandaw Cruise - Beyond Mandalay
Mandalay, Mingun, Bagan
Union of Myanmar

Day 1 Departure Mandalay
1140 hours - Board RV Pandaw at Gaw Wein Jetty, close to downtown Mandalay. Departure is at 1200 hours. Buffet lunch on board. Sail up-river and morn at a small village north of Mandalay. Set dinner and accommodation on board RV Pandaw.

Day 2 Kyauk-Myaung - Mingun
Breakfast. RV Pandaw arrives at the pottery village of Kyauk-Myaung, famous for the production of large glazed pots, which are used all over Myanmar. RV Pandaw continues down river to arrive at Mingun, site of a brick pagoda towering 50 meters above the Ayeyarwady River, and home to the world's largest intact bell. Lunch and set dinner on board RV Pandaw.

Day 3 Amarapura - Ava
Breakfast. Start your morning Mandalay sightseeing tour with a visit to the ancient city of Amarapura and to nearby U-Bein Bridge, which is over a kilometer long and made entirely of teak. Also visit Innwa (Ava), located on an island between the Ayeyarwady and the Myitnge Rivers. You will visit Innwa by horse carts and pass through the ancient city walls to visit a brick and stucco monastery called Maha Aungmye Bonzan (also known as Ok Kyaung). Continue to Nanmyin Watch Tower - the climb to the top offers lovely views over the river. See also the impressive wooden monastery of Bagaya Kyaung. Time permitting, visit some village homes to see local handicrafts, such as silk weaving, cane mats and alms bowls. Return to RV Pandaw. Lunch and dinner on RV Pandaw.

Day 4 Sagaing - Sameikkon
Breakfast. This morning walk through the Sagaing Hills, visiting picturesque Sagaing Hill, which is perhaps the living center of Buddhist faith in Myanmar today. Hillsides are dotted with numerous pagodas and monasteries. Sail down-river past magnificent Sagaing Hill, and then under Ava Bridge. Enjoy an afternoon on board, sailing down the Ayeyarwady River. A stop will be made at the delightful village of Sameikkon, which is connected to the world only by river. This used to be a wealthy trading post and you can still see old merchant's mansions, as well as a network of teak footbridges that connect the village to the monastery. Visit the local school. Set dinner and accommodation on board RV Pandaw.

Day 5 Yan-Da-Bo - Pakokku
Buffet breakfast. Full day on board RV Pandaw to enjoy watching life on and along the banks of the Ayeyarwady River. Before lunch, we stop at Yan-Da-Bo Village famous for its potteries. Stroll through this very attractive village. Buffet lunch. A stop will be made at Pakokku, a small town just south of the Chindwin confluence. Visit the town by trishaw to see the extensive market area and weaving shops. Set dinner and accommodation on board RV Pandaw, on the Ayeyarwady River.

Day 6 Pakokku - Bagan
Buffet breakfast on board. Enjoy the morning sailing towards Bagan. 1000 hours (approximately) - Arrive in Bagan. Disembark from RV Pandaw.

Tour Departure Dates

February 2003: 13th and 27th
March 2003: 6th


The above tour can be included in any tailor-made private tour
Reservations are only guaranteed if 30% deposit is paid at the time of reservation
RV Pandaw does not operate during the summer season


All sightseeing and transfer services as detailed in our itinerary
RV Pandaw cruise from Mandalay to Bagan as per itinerary
Full board while on RV Pandaw
All entrance fees while on RV Pandaw
Sightseeing and tours as described on joint basis with English speaking guide

Not Included

Services not mentioned in our itinerary
Meals not specified
Transfers to and from RV Pandaw, as well as domestic air tickets to and from Bagan and Mandalay
Expenditure of a personal nature


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