Day 1. To Yangon via Bangkok
Morning departure on direct Thai Airways flight to Bangkok.
Day 2. Yangon
Arrive Bangkok and connect to Yangon. Afternoon excursion to Shwedagon Pagoda. Overnight at The Chatrium Hotel.
Day 3. Prome and Pyu
Morning coach tour to visit the 5th -8th C. archaeological site of Thiri-ya-kittiya, see the monumental Pyu stupas. Join the cruise. 14 nights on board.
Day 4. Minhla Forts and Magwe
Visit Thayetmyo, a Colonial town that once guarded the border between Royal Burma and British Burma. Wander the colourful market and take a horse and cart ride to see the countryside.
Day 5. Minhka Forts and Magwe
In Minhla and Gwechaung visit the two Italian built forts constructed to keep the British at bay from Royal Burma. Climb the Gwechaung hill. Later visit Magwe to see the magnificent Myatthalon Pagoda constructed with solid gold bricks!
Day 6. Sale Monasteries
Visit a number of teak Monasteries including the Yout-saun-kyaung with its spectacular wood carvings, and see splendid Colonial style houses.
Day 7. Bagan
Moor at the Tan-Chi-Taung Mountain. Afternoon tour a selection of the 3,000 listed monuments at this World Heritage site.
Day 8. Bagan Monuments
Explore by coach more monuments, visit a lacquer ware workshop and local markets. Sail upstream with evening walk in Oh Ne Kyaung village.
Day 9. Yandabo Village
This rural village specialises in pot making. Visit the Pandaw School.
Day 10. Manadlay and Amarapura
Tour Mandalay visiting the Mahamuni Pagoda and Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung teak carved Monastery. Explore the ancient capital of Amarapura, ride in a sampan and cross the U Bein Bridge to see Temple paintings.
Day 11. Mingun Pagoda and Bell
At Mingun see the largest working bell in the world and the unfinished Pagoda. Visit the Mingun Old People’s Home established with the assistance of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company.
Day 12. Kyaung –myoung and Khan-nyat village
Visit the potteries near Kyauk-myoung Then sail upstream stopping at Khan-nyat village with its Monasteries.
Day 13. Tagaung Ancient City and Tigyang Hill
Explore by foot the ancient city of Tagaung, the shrine of Bo Bo Gyi and the archaeological area. Later climb the Pagoda Hill.
Day 14. Katha – ‘Burmese Days’
Colonial Katha was the setting for George Orwell’ ‘Burmese Days’. Of interest is the fire station’s collection of IFC ships bells taken from sunken ships in the Second War.
Day 15. Shewegu and the Second Defile
Travel by speedboat to view the largest of the three Irrawaddy Gorges.
Day 16. Downstream
En route stop for a Jungle walk. Last night onboard.
Day 17. Mandalay
Disembark in Mandalay. Transfer to the airport to board flight to Yangon. Overnight at The Chatrium Hotel.
Day 18. To London via Bangkok
Depart Yangon in the morning to Bangkok with onward connection to London on Thai Airways.
Per Person on a Double/ Twin share basis £3,995.00
Single room supplement £990.00
International & internal flights in economy class.
Accommodation with en-suite facilities.
Daily breakfast throughout. Full board meals whilst on the Pandaw Cruise
Services of English speaking guide during sightseeing.
Transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicles.
Excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary.
Full ATOL Bonding.
Any optional Excursions.
Any expenses of a personal nature.
Take to the skies
As dawn breaks take to the skies in a hot air balloon floating silently over the immortal Temples in Bagan