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Myanmar Heritage (Paukan 2007)

Myanmar Heritage (Paukan 2007)

From USD $1,925

Description

Between Prome and The Irrawaddy River has witnessed the history of Myanmar and gave it life. On its banks are located all the “must see” highlights of the Golden Land from the city of Pyay (Prome), where the roots of the Bamar civilization can be found, to the Royal Capitals of Mandalay, Amarapura and Ava passing through the glorious city of Bagan with its 3,000 temples and pagodas where sat the First Myanmar Empire yond Mandalay the river wonderful second life.

There is no better way to visit all Myanmar than taking a “boutique” cruise on the Irrawaddy in the comfort of our ships. No more long coach trips and the hassle to pack and unpack luggage.

Trip Name
Myanmar Heritage (Paukan 2007)
Days
8
Overview
Vessel Type: River Cruise Length: 11.5 metres Passenger Capacity: 55 Built: 2007 RV Paukan was built in 2007 at the Myanmar Shipyards in Yangon for Ayravata Cruises. Paukan might be the younger sister ship to the Pandaw which was built in 1947, but she is a bigger vessel at 183ft (55.78m) in length. Her beam is 38ft (11.58m) and draft is 3.09ft (1.14m). She runs on diesel engines, with a speed of 10 knots. Safety and emergency equipment are in place, as well as reliable communication systems. The lovely Paukan is a boutique hotel on the river, beautifully furnished with a unique combination of modern and traditional motifs. The timber-walled cabins are furnished with colonial style cupboards, dresser and doors while the ceiling is traditional Myanmar. The single or double beds are proper and comfortable ones and not mere bunks, enough room for 55 passengers who will be looked after by a 30-member crew. For luxury-living, Paukan has suites, deluxe or superior cabins as well as singles for guest or guides. There are two massage rooms on the lower deck offering traditional Myanmar massage designed to give soothing relaxation. The sun deck has a stage for cultural performances, and a bar and lounge for relaxation and fun. The upper deck has a lecture / movie room with lcd projector and lcd TV screen. Meals in the dining room on the main deck will include both East and West cuisine, and dinner menus of delicious dishes. Vegetarian meals can be prepared when informed in advance. The price is inclusive of transfer between the ship and airport, all meals, sightseeing tours and entrance fees at monuments.

Itinerary



Day 1 - DAY 1 : BAGAN - SALAY
TRANSFER : Transfer from airport or hotel to Jetty can be arranged at supplement upon request. Pls note that it takes approximately 30 minuts drive from Airport and Hotel to ship (Koe Lone Ye Kin).Please note: We are not able to accept early arrival before 11:00 AM.EMBARKATIONBoard the Ship at Koe Lone Ye Kin Jetty 11:00 am and cast off 11:30 am, welcome cocktail in the saloon.AFTERNOON EXCURSION : SalayAfter Lunch, 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. Dinner and moor overnight mid stream.
Day 2 - DAY 2 : BAGAN
MORNING EXCURSION : BaganThis morning our excursion takes us to one of the most incredible areas of Myanmar: Bagan. Once the center of the Pagan Empire, Bagan today is a tourist, artist, and archeological mecca. We will start the tour with ShweZigon Pagoda construction during the reign of King Anawrahta and a Buddhist religious place, is believed to enshrine a bone and tooth of Gautama Buddha, the massive Htilominlo, built by King Htilominlo on the site where he was chosen from the five sons of King Nadaungmya to be the crown prince of Pagan. While the murals that once decorated much of the inside of this temple have only survived on the ceilings, Htilominlo boasts the finest plaster carvings which still remain undamaged on the arch pediments. Then stop by Thatbyinnyu Pagoda for photo shoot on the way back to ship for Lunch.AFTRNOON EXCURSION : BaganAfter lunch, we visit Gubyaukgyi Temple (Great Painted Cave Temple), where the richly-colored paintings are thought to date to the original construction period in the early 12th century and we will also see a sand painting demonstration by a local artist. Next to this temple is the gilded Myazedi Stupa, which offers both a linguistic and a historical significance: an inscription consecrating Gubyaukgyi in four languages (Pyu, Mon, Old Burmese, and Pali), which established Pyu as an important cultural influence in the early Pagan period. Then a visit to Bagan would not be complete without exploring one of the most famous temples of Bagan, Ananda. Built in 1105 CE during King Kyanzittha’s reign, it is one of only four surviving temples from this period. We will explore the cruciform of the temple, with four standing Buddhas facing north, south, east, and west. After that we stop by Dhammayan Gyi Pagoda for photo shoot. For our final stop of the day we proceed to the Bagan Viewing Hill where we will view the sunset over the pagodas and stupas of Bagan before returning to the ship.
Day 3 - DAY 3 : BAGAN - RIVER VILLAGE
MORNING EXCURSION: BaganExplore some of Bagan’s local markets selling wood carvings, fabric, longyis and rattan product. Visit a workshop to see the ancient technique of lacquer ware making. Alternatively, guests can hire a horse cart or a bicycle and explore the site on their own (or) have a splendid Balloon Flight over Bagan (surcharge applied – optional). Back to the ship around Noon and cast off.AFTERNOON EXCURSION: River VillageWe cruise upstream all day. Stop at River village for a walk. Dinner followed by a Puppet Show on the sundeck.
Day 4 - DAY 4 : YANDABO
MORNING EXCURSION : YandaboIn the morning we arrive at Yandabo, a picturesque river village specializing in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war signed on Feb. 24, 1826. We go ashore for a walking at some pot-making workshops and visit the monastery.We cruise upstream the rest of the day, moor overnight near Myin Mu.
Day 5 - DAY 5 : MONYWA-SAGAING
FULL DAY EXCURSION : MonywaEarly morning drive by coach (approx. 1 ½ hours) to Monywa to visit the Hpowindaung cave where hundreds of Buddha Statues are placed inside niches decorated with wonderful mural paintings dated back back to the 14th century.Serve Lunch at local restaurant in Win Unity Hotel in Monywa. After lunch we visit the splendid Sambuddhai Kat Kyaw pagoda with its more than 500,000 Buddha images. Drive back to Myin Mu and Overnight night at River bank.
Day 6 - DAY 6 : AVA-SAGAING-AMARAPURA
MORNING EXCURSION: AvaVisit Ava by horse-cart visiting the beautiful 200 year old teak Bagaya Kyaung Monastery, Nanmyin watchtower (27mt. high) and the Me Nu Ok Kyaung monastery. Return to ship & sailing to Sagaing.AFTERNOON EXCURSION: Sagaing – AmarapuraIn the afternoon, we visit to Sagaing Hill, a hill studded with many Pagodas and Monasteries rich in wood carving and religious art. Then we travel by coach to Amarapura, the penultimate Burmese Royal Capital (1783) to visit a traditional silk weaving workshop followed by U-Bein Bridge, the world’s longest wooden bridge (1.2 km) and enjoy the sunset there.Dinner and overnight on board near Sagaing Hill.
Day 7 - DAY 7 : MINGUN-CENTRAL MANDALAY
MORNING EXCURSION: MingunAfter breakfast we will enjoy a leisurely walking tour of the small town of Mingun. Our first stop is King Bodawpaya’s monumental, uncompleted stupa. During construction, an astrologer to the king argued that the king would die upon completion of the temple, and work was immediately halted. Had it been completed, it would have been the largest in the world. The cracks we see are the result of the 23 March 1839 earthquake that shook the area. We continue our walk to the Mingun Bell, which was the heaviest working bell in the world until 2000 when the Bell of Good Luck was unveiled in Henan, China. After having the opportunity to stand inside the bell as it is rung, we have time to shop in the local market, famous for its makeshift galleries that display inexpensive art from both local and internationally known artists.Lunch on board.AFTERNOON EXCURSION: Central MandalayVisit central Mandalay: Mahamuni Pagoda, then visit to the workshops of gold leave making and marble carving. And visit to Kuthodaw Paya, which contains the world's biggest book, near by Mandalay Hill where spiraling staircases lead to sweeping views of the city and its temples and Sunset time at Mandalay Hill. Dinner on board. Overnight at Mandalay.
Day 8 - DAY 8 : MANDALAY
Morning disembark at Gawein Jetty around 9:00 am
Day 9 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
03-01-202110-01-2021USD $1,925Single Cabin
03-01-202110-01-2021USD $2,215Main Deck Cabin
03-01-202110-01-2021USD $2,655Upper Deck Cabin
03-01-202110-01-2021USD $3,980Upper Deck Suite
10-01-202117-01-2021USD $1,925Single Cabin
10-01-202117-01-2021USD $2,215Main Deck Cabin
10-01-202117-01-2021USD $2,655Upper Deck Cabin
10-01-202117-01-2021USD $3,980Upper Deck Suite
05-02-202112-02-2021USD $2,655Upper Deck Cabin
05-02-202112-02-2021USD $3,980Upper Deck Suite
05-02-202112-02-2021USD $1,925Single Cabin
05-02-202112-02-2021USD $2,215Main Deck Cabin
07-03-202114-03-2021USD $1,925Single Cabin
07-03-202114-03-2021USD $2,215Main Deck Cabin
07-03-202114-03-2021USD $2,655Upper Deck Cabin
07-03-202114-03-2021USD $3,980Upper Deck Suite

Inclusions

    • Discover Bagan, Salay, River Village & Yandabo
    • Explore Monywa, Ava & Sagaing
    • Visit Amarapura, Mingun & Central Mandalay

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