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Golden Myanmar & The Alluring Irrawaddy With Bangkok - Southbound

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Overview Ship Info Deck Plans Supplier
Day Location
1 Bangkok, Thailand     
2 Bangkok     
3 Bangkok     
4 Bangkok - Yangon, Myanmar     
5 Yangon     
6 Yangon - Bhamo (Embarkation) - Second Defile     
7 Kyun Daw     
8 Katha - Tigyang     
9 Kya Hnyat     
10 Kyauk Myaung     
11 Mingun - Mandalay - Amarapura     
12 Mandalay     
13 Sagaing     
14 Shwe Pyi Thar     
15 Bagan     
16 Bagan (Disembarkation) - Yangon     
17 Yangon     
Number of Nights: 16
Explore the best of Bangkok and Myanmar, known as "The Golden Land," on this captivating journey. Start in Bangkok with a boat ride through the klongs (canals) and visits to the Grand Palace and the huge Reclining Buddha. In Yangon, formerly Rangoon, take a walking tour of the city's highlights and a visit to stunning Shwedagon Pagoda - considered by many to be the oldest pagoda in the world. On the Irrawaddy, encounter a tapestry of exotic flavors and partake in memorable interactions with the locals. Cruise the most scenic part of the river past lavish shrines, teak forests, and riverside villages lost in time. Embark in Bhamo, the northernmost point ships can navigate the river, and sail through the dramatic second defile with its magnificent cliffs. Interact with the local school children and visit a fisherman's home for a glimpse of daily life at the island village of Kyun Daw. In Katha, visit a local market and a local ethnic minority village where you will learn about their unique culture. Present alms, offerings of food, to the monks at a monastery in Kya Hnyat. Take a walking tour through a pottery-making village to see the process from start to end and tour bustling Mandalay. In Amarapura, stop at U Bein Bridge for an unforgettable sampan ride at sunset. Explore some of the most important temples and watch the sunset over the plains of Bagan, one of the world's greatest archaeological sites. All this and more awaits you on this incredible adventure!

Included Features:

Cruise: deluxe 10-night cruise from Bhamo to Bagan in a Panorama SuiteSM with Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM. Enjoy an intimate cruise experience with a maximum of 36 guests on board.

Day 1 Arrive Bangkok: welcome to Thailand

Day 2 Bangkok: boat ride on klongs; visit the Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha

Day 3 Bangkok: day at leisure

Day 4 Bangkok-Yangon: fly to Yangon

Day 5 Yangon: walking tour of the city's landmarks; visit a local tea shop, Chaukhtatgyi, and Shwedagon Pagoda

Day 6 Yangon-Bhamo (Embarkation)-Second Defile: fly to Bhamo and explore the town by trishaw and foot; cruise through the dramatic second defile; onboard welcome reception

Day 7 Kyun Daw: visit a fisherman's home, local school, and nunnery

Day 8 Katha-Tigyang: visit a local market and excursion to a local ethnic minority village in Katha; walking tour through village and walk to hilltop pagoda in Tigyang

Day 9 Kya Hnyat: visit a monastery and present alms to the monks and see their lunch ritual

Day 10 Kyauk Myaung: walking tour through a pottery-making village

Day 11 Mingun-Mandalay-Amarupura: see unfinished pagoda & bronze bell in Mingun; visit U Bein Bridge and take a sampan ride at sunset in Amarapura

Day 12 Mandalay: sightseeing including Mahamuni, Kuthadaw and Shwenandaw Pagodas; visit tapestry, woodcarving, and gold leaf workshops; traditional dance performance

Day 13 Sagaing: visit Kaunghmudaw Pagoda, a silversmith workshop, and Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda

Day 14 Shwe Pyi Thar: walking tour through this typical river village to visit a local farmer's home see palm candy being made; traditional puppet show

Day 15 Bagan: watch sunrise from temple; sightseeing including a local market, Shwezigon Pagoda, lacquer workshop, Ananda Temple, Dhammayangyi Temple, Sulamani Temple; ox cart ride to temple for sunset

Day 16 Bagan (Disembarkation)-Yangon: fly to Yangon

Day 17 Yangon: end of vacation

Special experiences by local entertainers, artisans, and experts, designed to enrich your cruise.
  • Visit a local tea shop for tea with the locals
  • Traditional puppet show
  • Visit a farmer's home to learn about his daily life
  • Interact with local monks
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Travel Date Range Nights Price From   Information  
Dec 15, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

16

$8,559.00   Airfare not included  
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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