Bagan – Monywa – Mandalay 5 Nights – 6 Days Itinerary

Bagan – Monywa – Mandalay Cruise

Duration (5 Nights /6 Days)

Day 1     Bagan- Chindwin Confluence (-, L, D)

Embarkation time is not later than 10:30 am, the ship will cast off at 11:00 am, continue sailing through to the Irrawaddy, in the late afternoon, we start to enter the Chindwin River. If time permit, we will visit to Pakhan Nge Village for evening walk. Moor overnight near Ye Sakyo.

Day 2    Chindwin Confluence- Pakhan gyi, Ahmyint Village   (B, L, D)

After breakfast visit the little town of Pakhan- gyi. This post- Pagan period provincial capital was walled with a moat and originally had a governor’s palace. We see the old walls, visit the museum and a spectacular 19th  century wood carved monastery. Continue cruising to Ahmyint village and visit the local market, see beautiful houses and lovely the 17th century style Min Kyaw Swa stupas with 18th century style paintings. Moor overnight north of Ahmyint village.

Day 3     Ahmyint Village- Monywa (B, L, D)

Arrive at Monywa in the morning. Visiting by coach to splendid Sambuddhai Kat Kyaw Pagoda where more than 500, 000 Buddha statues are placed. We continue drive to Kyaukka village to visit a “plain lacquer” ware type workshop. Called in Myanmar “Kyauk Kar”, this kind of lacquer ware has only two colors, black and red made by natural pigments and the Aung Sakyar Stupa with the longest reclining Buddha of Myanmar (333 ft/100 m). Back to the ship for late lunch. In the evening, free walk to Monywa Town. Moor overnight at Monywa.

Day 4     Monywa- Chindwin Confluence  (B, L, D)

After breakfast visit Hpowintaung and Shwebataung caves where hundreds of Buddha Statues are placed inside niches decorated with wonderful mural paintings. If the weather and time permits we will also visit Twin Daung Lake better known as lake of “Spirulina”, the famous green- blue algae rich in protein, vitamins and minerals. The origin of the lake is unknown, some geologist claim to be extinct volcano crater formed by a meteorite. Back to the ship before 12:00 noon and cast off 12:00 hours and sail back downstream. Moor overnight near Chindwin Confluence river village.

Day 5     Chindwin Confluence- Yandabo Village- Pauktaw Paukmyaing  (B, L, D)

Early morning castoff and joint back to Irrawaddy River, sail upstream. After breakfast, sightseeing Yandabo Village. Dependant on the base economy is famous for the production of terracotta from the riverbank clay. We see the pottery making process at various stages. We are invited to visit local houses at monastery. Yandabo, historically recognized for the signing of the Yandabo Treaty which took place under a tree on the riverbank in 1826 between the British and Royal Buemese House- hold of Ava. Continue sailing through the whole afternoon until near Sagaing (Pauktaw Paukmyaing)

Day 6     Pauktaw  Paukmyaing-Mandalay  (B, -, -)

Early morning cast off, breakfast will serve 06:00 to 08:00 am. Passing through famous area of Innwa, Sagaing and arrive to Mandalay about 09:00 am.

Available only private charter for this program.

Remarks: Sightseeing may be changed due to the water level and weather condition.