6 DAYS DOWNSTREAM FROM BHAMO TO MANDALAY
Fly to Bhamo and board your private boat for an unforgettable river cruise on the “Upper Ayeyarwady”, the most spectacular part of the Ayeyarwady River. Specially the magnificent 2nd Defile, with its green-clad mountains, just before it reaches the old trading post of Bhamo. The 3rd Defile begins near Thabeikkyin, a small town on the river bank of the Ayeyarwady River and very famous for their gold production. In this area the rare and endangered Irrawaddy Dolphins can be seen. This river cruise combines scenic interest with a study of local life and culture. You will visit the main historic and cultural centres as well as many remoter places well off the beaten track. Such small towns and villages are part of a rich river economy and thriving with local industry and activity. Ayeyarwady valley civilization has changed little in hundreds of years and wherever we go the people are warm, friendly and very hospitable.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Bhamo, a small riverside town located 186 kilometres south of Myitkina and not far from the Chinese border. Upon arrival transfer to Friendship Hotel for check-in. Rest of the day free at leisure to take a stroll through the picturesq...read more
After breakfast transfer to jetty and boarding your private boat. Travel downstream, passing thick forests which stretch along the entire river, where you can observe monkeys, elephants and water buffalo, towards Shwe-gu and Kyun-daw, a river island with a unique island pagoda...read more
Start your day with a visit to the local market in Katha, where you will see the locals buying and selling fish, meat, produce, and more. Next, stop at the former British Club, featured in George Orwell’s novel Burmese Days. Here learn a bit more about how life was here during...read more
After breakfast sail to the small village of Tigyang for an afternoon walking tour through its narrow lanes and to visit the pagoda and reclining Buddha on a hilltop with stunning views. Sail the rest of the day to downstream and moor overnight near Tagaung.
This morning, visit the village of Tagaung with its many Buddhist monasteries. Here you will interact with the monks at a local monastery. Each morning they don their distinctive saffron-colored robes and walk through the streets to collect alms, offerings of food, like cooked...read more
Today, take a walking tour through the captivating pottery-making village of Kyauk Myaung. Here you will learn more about the pot-making process and see how they are formed, fired, and glazed. Most interesting is the eye-catching 50-gallon variety, often referred to as Martaba...read more
PRICES IN US$ PER PERSON VALID FROM 01.10.2019 – 30.04.2020
The Princess Royal is a beautiful small boutique boat which consists of five Standard cabins on the main deck and a large Deluxe cabin on the sundeck. A variety of European and Asian dishes are available on board. Also available is a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from our bar until midnight. In the case of emergency on the cruise you will also be able to note our international-standard safety system.
With our small capacity of only 12 passengers on the cruise at one time you will receive a better in depth experience and more personal service. This personal service can be taken in further during our sand bank dinner and cocktail over a serene sunset as well as while having picnic lunches at small villages, throughout your journey, where you will obtain remarkable experiences that will last you your lifetime.
|Cabins||7 with private bathroom and shower|
|Main Deck||6 Superior (Twins)|
|Upper Deck||1 Deluxe (Twin)|
|Lounge & Bar on the Sundeck/Solarium (Capacity: 14 Seats)|
|Length||93 Feet 9 inches (28.62 Meter)|
|Beam||25 Feet (7.62 Meter)|
|Design Draft||2 Feet (0.61 Meter)|
2 x 180 HP, Mitsubishi – 6 T 22
|Design Speed||10 Knots|
|Max Upriver Speed||8 Nautical Miles Per Hour (Dry Season)|
|Max Downriver Speed||12 Nautical Miles Per Hour (Dry Season)|
|Navigation||Navigation Lights, Ship Horn|
|Communication||CDMA Phone, VHF Radio|
|Generator||20 Kva (Danyo) + 15 Kva for emergency|
|Fire Protections||Fire Extinguishers, Fire Hose Cabinets, Fire Hydrant, Fire Pump|
|Safety||Life Jackets, Life Raft, Life Boat|