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8 DAYS UPSTREAM FROM MANDALAY TO BHAMO

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.

MANDALAY - AMARAPURA - MINGUN - KYAUK MYAUNG - TAGAUNG - TIGYAN - KATHA - KYUN DAW - BHAMO
Day 01 MANDALAY (L, D)

Embark the ship at Gawein Jetty at 12:00 noon and serve lunch. This afternoon visit to Amarapura, former capital of Myanmar. Your visit focuses on the famous U Bein bridge, a three-quarter-mile-long bridge built in 1783 from reclaimed teakwood from the old royal palace in Ava ...read more

Day 02 MINGUN (B, L, D)

After breakfast, visit Kuthodaw Pagoda and Shwenandaw Monastery, the only remnant of former King Mindon’s “Golden City” to survive the bombing of World War II. Originally the king’s living quarters, the building was moved after his death to its current location and converted i...read more

Day 03 KYAUK MYAUNG (B, L, D)

Sail upstream the whole morning. This afternoon, 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-ga...read more

Day 04 TAGAUNG (B, L, D)

Enjoy sailing the whole morning. In the afternoon working tour in Tagaung where Myanmar start in that old city which is located east bank of river. Visit vegetables market and famous spirits of Myanmar.

Day 05 TIGYANG (B, L, D)

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. Sailing the rest of the day and moor overnight midstream.

Day 06 KATHA (B, L, D)

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

Day 07 KYUN DAW AND THE SECOND DEFILE (B, L, D)

This morning, 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 a school to interact with the children. You will also visit a nunnery to present the nuns wit...read more

Day 08 BHAMO (B)

After breakfast, explore Bhamo by Tuk Tuk and on foot. Then transfer to the airport for your flight to Mandalay or Yangon (via Mandalay)
Note: Due to water level, speed boat may be used for transfer from ship to the Jetty. Lunch box provide by the ship.

PRICES IN US$ PER CABIN VALID FROM 01.09.2019 – 30.04.2020

AYRAVATA CRUISE / PAUKAN 2015
Category

01.09.19-30.09.19

01.04.20-30.04.2001.10.19-31.03.20
SingleDoubleSingleDoubleSingleDouble
Twin Cabin on Main Deck4.5795.8064.5795.8065.1156.446
Twin cabin on Upper Deck5.1156.4465.1156.4465.6327.092

Option Terms:

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

Deposit:

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.

CANCELLATION TERMS

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. 


IMPORTANT NOTE:

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. 

Operating Vessel

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.

8 DAYS UPSTREAM FROM MANDALAY TO BHAMO

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