8 DAYS DOWNSTREAM FROM BHAMO TO MANDALAY
This expedition combines scenic interest with a study of local life and culture. We 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. Irrawaddy valley civilization has changed little in hundreds of years and wherever we go the people are warm, friendly and very hospitable.
The river varies enormously: it is vast with endless winding channels just above Mandalay and then dark and narrow through the 3rd Defile. It is a constantly changing landscape with a stunning back drop of mountains.
After breakfast, explore Bhamo by Tuk Tuk and on foot. Embark the ship at 12:00 noon and serve lunch. We then sail through the dramatic second defile with its magnificent cliffs reaching down the narrow channel. This evening, Join a welcome reception this evening prior to dinn...read more
After breakfast, visit the fascinating island village of Kyun Daw, where over 7,000 stupas surround the monastery. Take a walking tour for memorable encounters with the villagers. Visit to fisherman’s home to learn more about daily life and a school to interact with the childr...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
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
After breakfast, arrive Mingun. Visit the unfinished pagoda where construction was abandoned at 160 feet only a third of the planned height, Mya Thein Tan Pagoda (White Pagoda) and the largest working bell in the world. After lunch, sail a short distance to Mandalay. Afternoon...read more
After breakfast, visit a tapestry & woodcarving workshop to learn more about these cottage industries and see the skilled artisans at work. Then stop at Mahamuni Pagoda, the most revered shrine in Mandalay, to see its impressive gold-leaf Buddha. Due to the continual appli...read more
PRICES IN US$ PER CABIN VALID FROM 01.09.2019 – 30.04.2020
|AYRAVATA CRUISE / PAUKAN 2015|
|Cabin on Main Deck||4.579||5.806||5.115||6.446||4.579||5.806|
|Cabin on Upper Deck||5.115||6.446||5.632||7.092||5.115||6.446|
We can hold your reservation on option according to the following timeline.
If the option requested date is
- More than 181 days before departure: 45 days
- Between 180 and 151 days: 30 days
- Between 150 and 61 days: 15 days
- Between 60 and 31 days: 7 days
- Between 30 and 10 days: 2 days
To secure your reservation, a 30% deposit is required within the option expiration date.
If payment is not received within the stated option deadline the cabins will be released.
The cancellation notice must be received in writing either by e-mail or fax. It will be effective on the date of receipt. Cancellation charges, per person, are based upon the date of cancellation:
- Up to 61 days: 30% of cruise fare (the Deposit)
- From 60-31 days: 50% of cruise fare
- From 30 days to “no show”: 100% of cruise fare
Full payment or final balances:
Must be received via bank transfer within 31 days prior to departure. Payment failure may be treated as a cancellation and the cancellation charges apply.
For all departures should the occupancy be less than 10 PASSENGERS for Short Discovery Cruise and 12 PASSENGERS for Discovery and Expedition Cruises, the Company reserves the right to cancel the cruise up to 60 days prior the departure date. A written confirmation notice will be released to all booked clients and/or their agents within and not later than 60 days prior the departure date. In case of cancellation an alternative cruise will be offered and if not acceptable all down payments will be refunded.
Ayravata Cruises reserves the right at its sole option and discretion, without any liability for damages or refund, of any kind to arrange for substantially equivalent transportation by another vessel, whether belonging to the company or not.