Anawrahta Cruise Mekong Tour 8 days - Amazing Ayeyarwady

by Anawrahta Cruise - Cruise Ship: Anawrahta Cruise
Anawrahta Cruise Mekong Tour 8 days - Amazing Ayeyarwady
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Destinations:Yangon (Rangoon) - Myan Aung - Pray (Prome) - Salay - Bagan
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Price From: 6493 USD

One of our core principles, that distinguishes Heritage Line, is as Collectors of unique ships with artefacts that reflect a bygone era. We will be thus honouring Anawrahta, the first King to put a stamp on Burmese history by unifying the country in 1044. He was a mighty warrior, accomplished statesman and introduced Theravada Buddhism throughout the country. In more modern times, during the Colonial Era, the British ferried their personnel and goods the length of the river by paddle-wheelers. The low draft design of the boat allowed them to sail year-round and we are emulating that fact in our new vessel.

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Price Included
  • All cruises include group shore-excursions
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation
  • In-tour guide services (English speaking)
  • Taxes, fuel, river pilots, port dues.
  • Group transfers from/to the meeting point to/from embarkation/disembarkation point or vice versa.
  • Mineral water, coffee/tea, soft drinks and local beer is included all day.
  • Fruit juices are included in addition during breakfast and afternoon tea.
  • Inclusions for Anawrahta Suites - All Suite: Private butler service, balcony breakfast or in-suite dining, daily laundry service, daily newspaper delivered to suite room, complimentary mini bar, daily turn down gift, one private candle light dinner in the balcony, welcome fruit basket, flower and a bottle of Prosecco, complimentary tea/coffee making facility and spa services. Subject to change without prior notice.
Price Excluded
  • Port tax $129 per passenger, subject to change without prior notice (levied by Myanmar Port Authorities and port taxes appear on our invoice).
  • Crew gratuities (8 USD – 10 USD per passenger/day are recommended).
  • Fuel surcharges, if any (see terms and conditionsPeak season surcharge at USD 175 per person for all cruises falling on Christmas and/or Eve New Year’s Eve.).

Trip Highlights:

  • Day exploring the remote town of Danuphyu, the little known town with a busy port and bustling markets in the Ayeyarwady Delta.
  • Take a trishaw to visit the PilomChenta Pagoda, famous with 399 marble stone steles carving Buddha’s Bible.
  • Enjoy traditional Longyi wearing and Tha Na Ka make-up demonstration on board.
  • Explore the ancient city Sri Ksetra with its unique cylindrical stone stupas.
  • Visit the magnificent Myat-Thalon Pagoda with its solid gold brick-work and many temples and hermitages.
  • Enjoy excursion to Bagan, capital city of Burma from 1044 to 1287.
  • Spend the afternoon on a horsecart for the final visit to the temples of Bagan and enjoying the marvellous sunset.

Option 1 UPSTREAM CRUISE: Yangon - Bagan

 

Day 1 Yangon - Danuphyu 

 

Board our luxury cruise at and enjoy lunch while we start cruising from Yangon toward Bagan through Twante canal. Mid-afternoon, go ashore for a walking tour in Twante town, visit local market and pottery village. Back on board and get prepared for welcome dinner tonight, a great opportunity to meet your new cruise companions.

Moor at Danuphyu.

 

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise 

 

Day 2 Danuphyu - Myanaung 

 

Enjoy breakfast before you start your day exploring the remote town of Danuphyu, the little known town with a busy port and bustling markets in the Ayeyarwady Delta. In the First Anglo Burmese War of 1825 the Burmese general Maha-Bandoola was defeated here following a long and near disastrous campaign by the British. Take a trishaw to visit the PilomChenta Pagoda, famous with 399 marble stone steles carving Buddha’s Bible. Then continue to visit a family shop making Burmese cigars. Back on board for lunch and cruise further to Myanaung.

Moor at Myanaung for the night.

 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise 

 

Day 3 Myanaung - Prome 

 

Spend your morning relaxing while we cruise toward Prome (Pyay) and enjoy traditional Longyi wearing and Tha Na Ka make-up demonstration on board. Cruise slowly to see A KautTaungcliff carvings. Arrive at Prome, the ancient Burma capital, in early afternoon and start sightseeing by coach. Visit Shwe San Daw Pagoda for Panoramic view of the city. Moor at Prome.

 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise 

 

Day 4 Prome - Minhla 

 

In the morning, explore the ancient city Sri Ksetra with its unique cylindrical stone stupas. Before returning to the ship, stop at the ShweMyatMhan Pagoda to see the only bespectacled Buddha in Myanmar. Continue your afternoon explore the quaint Gawaechaung village by ox-cart for first- hand experience of the rural lifestyle along the Ayeyarwady River.

Moor near Minh La.

 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise 

 

Day 5 MInhla - Magwe - Salay 

 

In the morning, visit Minhla fort, constructed by the Italians to keep the British at bay from Royal Burma. The square shaped fort was built about in 1864 on the bank of the Ayeyarwady River to crush the enemy vessels which sailed upstream. Continue cruising to Magwe and pass by local market. Then, visit the magnificent Myat-Thalon Pagoda with its solid gold brick-work and many temples and hermitages.

Moor at Salay.

 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise 

 

Day 6 Salay - Bagan 

 

Visit Salay in the morning, admiring the Wooden Monastery and an impressive 20-foot Buddha made of straw lacquer. Back on board for lunch and our ship will cruise to Bagan. Enjoy excursion to Bagan, capital city of Burma from

1044 to 1287, visit the most famous Shwezigon Paya, the biggest Temple Dhammayangyi and one of the finest and best-preserved of all Bagan temples, the Ananda (11th century) and the photogenic HtiloMinlo and Thabinnyu. Enjoy dinner together with a traditional Burmese puppet show on the Sun Deck.

Moor at Bagan.

 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise 

 

Day 7 Bagan 

 

Today you can choose one of two early morning optional excursions - a balloon ride over Bagan (at an additional charge) or sunrise meditation at one of the temples. Spend the afternoon on a horsecart for the final visit to the temples of Bagan and enjoying the marvellous sunset, before returning to the ship for a farewell dinner. Moor at Bagan.

 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise 

 

Day 8 Bagan 

 

Bid farewell to the ship crew and disembark in Bagan

 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: 

 

Option 2: DOWNSTREAM: Bagan - Yangon

 

Day 1 Bagan 

 

On arrival at Bagan, transfer to the ship berthed on the Ayeyarwady River. After lunch, join the guide and visit some of the more significant pagodas. Late afternoon your guide takes you to watch the sun setting over a field of glowing pagodas. Dinner and local entertainment on board. Moor at Bagan.

 

Meals: Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise 

 

Day 2 Bagan - Salay 

 

Enjoy excursion to Bagan, capital city of Burma from 1044 to 1287, by horse–cart. Visit the most famous ShwezigonPaya, the biggest Temple Dhammayangyi and one of the finest and best- preserved of all Bagan temples, the Ananda (11th century), the photogenic Htilo-Minlo and Thabinnyu. Cruise downstream and visit Salay in the afternoon, admiring the Wooden Monastery and an impressive 20-foot Buddha made of straw lacquer.

Moor at Salay.

 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise 

 

Day 3 Salay - Minhla 

 

Morning cruise to Magwe and stopover local market. Then, visit the magnificent Myat-Thalon Pagoda with its solid gold brick-work and many temples and hermitages. Continue downstream and at late afternoon, visit Minh La fort, the famous Italian built fort constructed to keep the British at bay from Royal Burma. The square shaped fort was built about in 1864 on the bank of the Ayeyarwady River to crush the enemy vessels which sailed upstream. Moor at Minh La.

 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise 

 

Day 4 Minhla - Prome 

 

In the morning, explore the quaint Gawaechaung village by ox-cart for first-hand experience of the rural lifestyle along the Ayeyarwady River. In the late afternoon, arrive Prome, the ancient Burma capital. Visit ShweSan Daw Pagoda for panoramic view of the city.

Moor at Prome.

 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise 

 

Day 5 Prome - Myanaung - Midriver 

 

In the morning, explore the ancient city Sri Ksetra with its unique cylindrical stone stupas. Before returning to the ship, stop at the Shwe Myat Mhan Pagoda to see the only bespectacled Buddha in Myanmar. Cruise slowly to see AKaut Taung cliff carvings.

 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise 

 

Day 6 Myanaung - Zalon - Danuphyu 

 

Enjoy breakfast before visiting , a small port. Take a trishaw along the main street, lined with stunning colonial-style wooden houses and large tropical gardens, then come to visit the magnificent Pyi Taw Pyan Pagoda. In the afternoon, arrive at Danuphyu, a little known town with a busy port and bustling markets in the Ayeyarwady Delta. In the First Anglo Burmese War of 1825, the Burmese general Maha-Bandoola was defeated here, following a long and near disastrous campaign by the British. Moor at Danuphyu.

 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise 

 

Day 7 Danuphyu - Yangon 

 

Morning relax on board as our ship will cruise to Yangon. Mid-afternoon, go ashore for a walking tour in Twante town, visit local market and potteries village. Back on board and get prepared for farewell dinner tonight. Moor at Yangon.

 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise 

 

Day 8 Yangon 

 

Bid farewell to the ship crew and disembark in Yangon.

 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: 

 

Important Notes:

 

PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE

Anawrahta Cruise
Anawrahta Cruise
Deluxe Stateroom
Deluxe Stateroom
Junior Suite
Junior Suite
Executive Suite
Executive Suite
Royal Suite
Royal Suite
Sundeck
Sundeck
Royal Suite
Royal Suite
Bar
Bar
Spa Lobby
Spa Lobby
Lounge
Lounge
Massage Room
Massage Room
Wheel House
Wheel House
Restaurant
Restaurant
Nyaung Oo Market
Nyaung Oo Market
Yandabo Pottery
Yandabo Pottery
Yandabo Village
Yandabo Village