The Golden Land – Downstream (Kanee Pandaw)

The Golden Land – Downstream (Kanee Pandaw)

From USD $4,050

Description

This is a very different Burma cruise. Sailing through the heart of ‘Middle Myanmar’ we pass through a varying landscape – from the lush teak plantations around Prome to the desert country south of Pagan. We visit a number of small villages and towns and see local agriculture and manufacturing at first hand. These places are remote from the modern world and offer a glimpse of a timeless, lost Myanmar far from the usual tourist track. We also visit a number of old monasteries and temples of art historical interest in this the cultural heartland of old Myanmar.

Trip Name
The Golden Land - Downstream (Kanee Pandaw)
Days
11
Overview
Vessel Type: River Boat Passenger Capacity: 28 These ultra-shallow twin decked vessel can go where other ships cannot and is perfect for soft adventure river expeditions. This much-loved, safari-style vessel offers outdoor or indoor dining, run-round promenades and ample indoor and outdoor living space. The cabins are cleverly designed and very comfortable with roomy bathrooms. ACCOMMODATION • 6 upper deck and 8 main deck staterooms • Staterooms are 170 square feet (16sqm), finished in teak and brass •  Panoramic French window • Kimonos and slippers • Spa-branded amenities • Unlimited mineral water • Electric mini safe • Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows • Premium mattresses • Convertible bed configuration • Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift • Make-up mirror • Multi-configuration plugs • Generous closet space and under-bed storage • Hair dryer • Daily nightly turndown service • 24hr laundry service • Complimentary evening canapés • Yoga mats in all cabins WINING & DINING • Local master chef heading an experienced international culinary team • Personalized meal services • Daily lean & light menu options • Complimentary local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes • Extensive wine list with premium wines • Welcome Drink on arrival • Welcome cocktail • Farewell Reception • Theme- and gala dinners • Open air lounge and bar • Al fresco bistro style dining ON EXCURSIONS • Admissions • Shoe cleaning after excursions • Bottled drinking water • We give away aluminium water bottles • Cold towel service after excursions • Refreshing drink following excursions • 1st aid trained assistant guide to follow all tours and excursions.

Itinerary



Day 1 - DAY 1 AMARAPURA / MANDALAY
Embark the ship and after lunch on board, we tour central Mandalay visiting the Mahamuni Pagoda and Shwe-im-bin teak carved monastery and Amarapura with the teak Bagaya Kyaung, Menu Ok-kyaung and crossing the U Bein Bridge.
Day 2 - DAY 2 YANDABO
We move on to explore the ancient capitals of Ava and cast off cruising downstream through lunch and in the late afternoon we explore Yandabo, a small rural village specialized in pot making. We visit the Pandaw School and the new dispensary both built with past donations from Pandaw passengers.
Day 3 - DAY 3 PAGAN
We tour a selection of the 3,000 listed monuments in this important World Heritage Site and visit lacquer workshops.
Day 4 - DAY 4 PAGAN
Ascend Tan-Chi-Taung mountain by mini van for the spectacular sunrise over Pagan. In Salay we visit a number of teak monasteries including the Yout-Saun-Kyaung with its spectacular wood carvings and we explore an area of splendid colonial-style houses.
Day 5 - DAY 5 MAGWE
We climb the river bank and wind our way through a labyrinth of passages and paths to reach the magnificent Myat-thalon Pagoda. This pagoda is constructed with solid gold bricks.
Day 6 - DAY 6 MINHLA AND GWECHAUNG
We visit Minhla Italian built forts constructed to keep the British at bay from Royal Myanmar. Thayetmyo, this pleasant colonial town once guarded the border between Royal Myanmar and British Myanmar following the 2nd Anglo Myanmar War of 1855. Many of the buildings including the covered market date from this period. We visit the market, see the colonial houses and ride out by horsecart to see the countryside and golf club.
Day 7 - DAY 7 PROME (PYAY)
Visit the 5th-8th century archaeological site of Thiri-ya-kittiya, former centre of the Pyu civilization with a fascinating museum of early Buddhist artifacts and sculpture.
Day 8 - DAY 8 A KAUKTAUNG
Stop at the famous A KaukTaung to explore the spectacular stone carving on the cliff.
Day 9 - DAY 9 DANUPYU
Continue our exploration of Delta creeks and stop at Donabyu, another little known town with a busy port and bustling markets.
Day 10 - DAY 10 TWANTE
Sail through the Rangoon River and enter the Twante Canal, which connects the Yangon River with the Irrawaddy Delta. We stop on route at the Twante in the afternoon. Enter to the Yangon river port.
Day 11 - DAY 11 RANGOON (YANGON)
Disembark at Rangoon (Yangon).
Day 12 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
05-11-202015-11-2020USD $4,050Main Deck Twin. From
05-11-202015-11-2020USD $4,950Upper Deck Twin. From
16-12-202026-12-2020USD $4,050Main Deck Twin. From
16-12-202026-12-2020USD $4,950Upper Deck Twin. From
10-01-202120-01-2021USD $4,050Main Deck Twin. From
10-01-202120-01-2021USD $4,950Upper Deck Twin. From
21-02-202103-03-2021USD $4,050Main Deck Twin. From
21-02-202103-03-2021USD $4,950Upper Deck Twin. From
19-03-202129-03-2021USD $4,050Main Deck Twin. From
19-03-202129-03-2021USD $4,950Upper Deck Twin. From

Inclusions

    • We visit the 5th-8th century archaeological site of Thiri-ya-kittiya, former centre of the Pyu civilization with a fascinating museum of early Buddhist artifacts and sculpture at Hmawza.
    • At Magwe we climb the river bank and wend our way through a labyrinth of passages and paths to reach the magnificent Myat-thalon Pagoda. This pagoda is constructed with solid gold bricks. Of interest are the many nat shrines and hermitages within the temple precincts.
    • In Sale visit a number of teak monasteries including the Yout-saun-kyaung with its spectacular wood carvings; we also explore an area of splendid colonial-style houses; moor at the Tan-chi-taung mountain and ascend on foot or by WWII jeep for the spectacular sunset over Pagan.
    • Discover Pagan
    • one of the richest archeological sites in the world and the highlight of every tour through Myanmar.

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