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Sunrise on the Irrawaddy river in front of Bagan

Road to Mandalay : 3 nights cruise from Mandalay to Bagan on the Irrawaddy river in Myanmar



Wednesday : Yangon - Mandalay
Morning flight with Air Mandalay flight from Yangon to Mandalay. Transfer by bus with the other Road to Mandalay clients to Shwe Kyet Yet and board to the Road to Mandalay. Buffet lunch on board. This afternoon, visit Mahamuni pagoda, home to Mandalay's holiest Buddha statue, and visit Shwe Inn Bin monastery. Make a photo stop at the south of the moat around the Royal Palace , with views on Mandalay Hill. Visit Shwenandaw Monastery. Stop to see stone carving (if time permits) and later see gold leaf being beaten inot wafer thin pieces (if time permits). Lastly, enjoy the sunset from U-Bein Bridge, which is over a kilometer long and made entirely of teak. Return to Road to Mandalay. Dinner and cultural show on board. Accommondation on Road to Mandalay.

Thursday : Mandalay - Bagan

Breakfast, cross the Ava Bridge, built by Bristish engineers, to visit picturesque Sagaing Hill which is perhaps the living center of Buddhist faith in Myanmar today. Hillsides are dotted with numerous pagodas and monasteries Stop to see the silversmiths producing silver alms bowls (if time permits). Also visit the Zayar Thein Gyi Nunnery. Return to Road to Mandalay for departure from Shwe Kyet Yet Jetty in the direction of Bagan. Lunch on board. In the afternoon an onboard program with a lecture by the tour guides, demonstration of Tanaka and the famous Myanmar Longyi. Dinner on board. Accommondation on Road to Mandalay.

Friday : Bagan
Breakfast. Road to Mandalay arrives at Bagan. In the morning, visit the golden stupa of Shwezigon, which is Bagan's most important reliquary shrine. Visit Nyaung U Local market and continue to Htilomino, the last Bamar style temple built in Bagan, with old murals and friezes. Return to Road to Mandalay. Lunch on board. In the afternoon, visit Ananda temple, a whitewashed masterpiece of Mon architecture with four standing Buddhas and the adjacent brick monastery from the Early Bagan ear with well preserved murals. Admire the fine stucco work at Gubyaukgyi temple and stop at lacquer ware shop. Continue to Minnathu village and see the sunset from one of the famous monuments of Bagan. Return to Road to Mandalay. Dinner and traditional Myanmar puppet show on board. Accommodation on Road to Mandalay.

Saturday : Bagan - Yangon
Breakfast. In the morning depart from the Road to Mandalay and transfer to Bagan's airport for Air Mandalay flight to Yangon.


PUBLIC prices for 2009-2010 - Road to Mandalay- Mandalay - Bagan

From Yangon : Wednesday
From Mandalay: Thursday
Price in USD

Single cabine "B" Deck

Cabine" A" deck

Cabine "B" deck

State Cabine "A" Deck Suite "A" Deck

Simple

Double

Simple

Single Sup

Single

Single sup

Simple

Single Sup

Simple

Single sup

January to December 2009
2 220

N/A

2 220

670

2 900

1 200

3 790

3 060

5 300

5 300

January to December 2010
2 220

N/A

2 220

670

2 900

1 200

3 790

3 060

5 300

5 300

Single sup= amount you have to pay more to be alone in double cabine


Winter 2009 : cruise schedule for "Road to Mandalay", departure Wednesday from Yangon
26-08-2009 14-10-2009 04-11-2009 02-12-2009
  21-10-2009 11-11-2009 16-12-2009
  28-10-2009 18-11-2009 23-12-2009
    25-11-2009  


2010 : cruise schedule for "Road to Mandalay", departure Wednesday from Yangon
06-01-2010 03-02-2010 03-03-2010 21-04-2010 06-10-2010 03-11-2010 01-12-2010
13-01-2010 10-02-2010 10-03-2010   13-10-2010 10-11-2010 15-12-2010
20-01-2010 17-02-2010 17-03-2010 28-07-2010 20-10-2010 17-11-2010

23-12-2010

27-01-2010 24-02-2010 24-03-2010 04-08-2010 27-10-2010 24-11-2010  
    31-03-2010 29-09-2010      

 

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