Cruising to Sri Kestra & Middle Burma In 7 Days

These cruises have been designed to be a relaxing interlude during a tour of Myanmar. You will experience the river life and visit villages off of the usual tourist trails adding to your trip an unforgettable experience.

Outlined Itinerary

DAY 01: ARRIVAL YANGON (-/-/-)    

DAY 02: YANGON – JOIN 3 NIGHTS RIVER CRUISE PROME (EMBARKATION) (B/L/D)

DAY 03: THAYET MYO (B/L/D) 

DAY 04: MAGWE (B/L/D)

DAY 05: SALAY (DISEMBARKATION) – BAGAN (B/L/-)

DAY 06: BAGAN SIGHTSEEING – YANGON (BY FLIGHT 17:05-18:30) (B/-/-)

DAY 07: YANGON DEPARTURE (B/-/-)

Itinerary

Day 1
DAY 01: ARRIVAL YANGON (-/-/-)

Arrive at Yangon International Airport and welcome by our tour speaking guide. Transfer to hotel for check-in.
The tour sightseeing start for a visit to the world-famous Shwedagon Pagoda. Witness the golden dome light up sunshine at the sunset. Overnight in Yangon.

Day 2
DAY 02: YANGON – JOIN 3 NIGHTS RIVER CRUISE PROME (EMBARKATION) (B/L/D)

Guests will enjoy a scenic drive from Yangon to Prome. Pick up point is at Sule Shangrila Hotel Yangon.
TRANSFER: Transfer from hotel in Yangon to Prome will be provided. Pls take note that it takes approximately 7 hrs drive from Yangon to Prome (7:00 AM – 2:00 PM).
AFTERNOON EXCURSION: Prome and Sri Ksetra
Once controlled by the Mon tribe during the Bagan Era, and then conquered by the Burmese King Alaungpaya in 1754, Prome (known as Pyay to the locals) boomed along with the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company in the 1890s and is now an important trading post for goods traveling between northern and southern Myanmar. This afternoon we drive to Thayekhittaya (also known as Sri Ksetra, the “Fabulous City” in the Pali language), an ancient Pyu city that ruled in this area between the 5th and the 9th centuries. We visit the well-documented Sri Ksetra Museum, full of excellent maps and artifacts including Hindu deities, Buddha images from as far back as the 6th century, Pyu beads, and silver coins.
ENTERTAINMENT: Welcome Reception and Safety Briefing (6:30PM-7:30PM)

Day 3
DAY 03: THAYET MYO (B/L/D)

MORNING: Enjoy sailing the whole morning with BBC Documentary “The Life of the Budda”
AFTERNOON EXCURSION: Thayet Myo
This afternoon we put you on Tuk-Tuk to visit the charming town of Thayet Myo, stopping at the oldest golf course of Myanmar with a fascinating history (guests may hit from the first tee). We then visit the local market, passing colonial homes constructed during the British colonization of Burma before returning to the ship for an afternoon of scenic cruising.
ENTERTAINMENT: BBC Documentary “The Life of the Buddha” (10:00AM-11:00AM)

Day 4
DAY 04: MAGWE (B/L/D)

MORNING: Enjoy sailing the whole morning with Longi and Thanakha Demonstration.
AFTERNOON EXCURSION: Magwe by Trishaw
This afternoon we venture out into the district capitol city of Magwe aboard Trishaws (three wheeled bicycle where one person sits alongside the driver). A short walk takes us to the local market. After some time to explore and shop at the market we board our trishaws for a ride through the city to visit Mya Tha Lun pagoda. Mya Tha Lun is a beautifully gilded stupa set atop Naguttama Hill which offers a wonderful view of the river and surrounding area.
ENTERTAINMENT: Longyi and Thanaka Demonstration (10:00AM-11:00AM)

Day 5
DAY 05: SALAY (DISEMBARKATION) – BAGAN (B/L/-)

After your breakfast, enjoy sailing until late morning and disembarkation at Salay. (11:30AM – 12:00NOON).
Transfer to Salay House for Lunch.
AFTERNOON EXCURSION: Salay Walking Tour
This afternoon we walk ashore at Salay, a small town founded in the 13th century with Bagan-era shrines, beautiful 19th-century teak monasteries and preserved British colonial buildings. We explore the Salay House, a restored 1906 colonial trading company warehouse on the bank of the Irrawaddy. Our walk takes us along the town’s main Strand Street towards the local market before turning away from the river to visit the beautiful Yoke Soun Kyaung Taw Gyi wooden monastery. This ornately carved teak monastery was designed as a copy of the Crown Prince House of Mandalay and is now a museum boasting remarkable wood carvings and artifacts. We pass some interesting Bagan-era monuments on our way to visit Mann Paya, a pagoda with a beautiful lacquerware Buddha, before returning to our ship with a stroll past some of Salay’s many beautiful colonial buildings.
TRANSFER: The client will be transferred to Bagan Hotel by coach around 4:00PM. Pls take note that it takes approximately 2 hrs drive for transfer from Salay to hotel in Bagan. Overnight in Bagan.

Day 6
DAY 06: BAGAN SIGHTSEEING – YANGON (BY FLIGHT 17:05-18:30) (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel, the tour visit to the one of Asia’s most popular archeological destination. We will visit colorful Naung U Market and visit some of Bagan most famous pagodas, including Shwezigon Pagoda, which is the most important reliquary shrine and house images of 37 Nats in Bagan. Then, continue visit to Kyansittha Uhmin (Cave), Gupaukgyi Temple, it is a 13th century cave temple with interesting fine frescoes of sconces from the Jataka.
At afternoon, the tour continue visit to Htilominlo Temple with old murals and friezes and then approach to Tharabar Gate way into Old Bagan. Then, visit to Ananda Temple it is a whitewashed masterpiece and with four standing Buddha Images, Thetbyinnyu Temple, Dhamayangyi Temple which is famous for its interlocking mortar thickest brickwork. Late afternoon, continue to Shwesandaw Pagoda for beautiful sunset and then transfer to Bagan airport for fly back to Yangon. Overnight in Yangon.

Optional Tour with Extra cost
Early morning, the tour start for surprise discover day to see the ancient city of Bagan form above. Client’s enjoy a magnificent bird’s eye view of thousand year-old pagodas, temples and the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River with “BALLOONS over Bagan’. It is a very exiting experience and clients will never forget. The Balloon is guided by gentle wind and chance to see slowly the sun rising. And operates form 01 Oct 2019 till 31 Mar 2020 only. Extra cost for USD 285 per pax with Standard Service and USD 335 per pax with Premium Service.
Remark – increase USD 10 per pax on Int’l New Year Period start from 20 Dec 16-10 Jan 20.

Day 7
DAY 07: YANGON DEPARTURE (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel, transfer to Yangon international airport for your departure flight.
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Tour price includes

  • Accommodation with twin/double sharing room base included breakfast
  • Transportation for tour class car with air-conditioned.
  • 04-Lunch & 03-Dinner on River Cruise.
  • Domestic Flight with airport tax: "Bagan-Yangon” Port Tax Fee.
  • English Speaking Guide for each place
  • Drinking-Water & Wet Towel on sightseeing
  • Entrance Fee
  • Service charges included

Tour price excludes

  • Insurance,
  • Extra cost or missing tour caused by flight delay or cancel
  • Online Visa Fee for Myanmar: USD 50.00 p/pax
  • Balloon Over Bagan with extra cost.
  • Other services not mentioned in the including
  • Compulsory New Year Eve Dinner
  • International flight from/to Myanmar.
  • Tipping Money for Guide & Driver.
  • Personal expenses such as beverages, telephone calls, and laundry service, mini bar, etc

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Cruising to Sri Kestra & Middle Burma In 7 Days