Anawrahta Cruise

Launched: 2015   |   Length: 65M   |   Crew Members: 46   |   Staterooms: 23

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Heritage Line Cruise will cease to operate Anawrahta Cruise from Jan to mid - Aug 2020 for maintenance. Therefore, all schedule journeys running during this period will not be in service. However, you still have many alternative choices for Myanmar River Cruise in 2019 & 2020 which provide excellent service and extraordinary river expeditions. Anawrahta will be back in the near future with the amazing offer for all sailing dates.

Deluxe State

No of Cabins: 16   |   Area: 32M2   |   Bed: Double   |   Location: Main Deck/ Upper Deck

Anawrahta Cruise features 16 charming Deluxe cabins in which 6 Executive ones located on the Upper Deck and the other 10 sit on the Main Deck. All Deluxe staterooms are decorated with local style: original handicrafts, locally-carved wood panels and richly-textured fabrics inspired by the brocade of Burma’s ethnic minority groups. With huge bright windows and light tranquil colors, the Deluxe rooms of Anawrahta Cruise are a good choice for comfort and relaxation.

Features +
  • Individually controlled AC
  • Minibar
  • In-house phone
  • Safety box
  • LCD screen, DVD player
  • Table, lounge chair
  • Bathrobe, jacuzzi, hairdryer
  • Smoke detector
  • Tea and coffee facility
  • Alert system

Junior Suite

No of Cabins: 3   |   Area: 48M2   |   Bed: Double   |   Location: Upper Deck

3 Anawrahta Cruise Junior Suites are inspired by some of the most stunning rivers in Myanmar: the Kaladan, the Lenya and the Thandi. Being luxurious and exquisite at every detail, Junior Suite is a perfect combination of dark, regal wood with the bright oranges, saffrons, and greens of the floral offerings presented at temples. Junior Suites of Anawrahta Cruise also include a large cozy space for the seating area and a private balcony where you can admire the beauty of the mighty Irrawaddy River and its charming villages.

Features +
  • Individually controlled AC
  • Minibar
  • In-house phone
  • Safety box
  • LCD screen, DVD player
  • Table, lounge chair
  • Bathrobe, jacuzzi, hairdryer
  • Smoke detector
  • Tea and coffee facility
  • Alert system

Executive Suite

No of Cabins: 2   |   Area: 59M2   |   Bed: Double   |   Location: Terrace Deck

The two Anawrahta Cruise Executive Suites is on Terrace Deck, offering a perfect area for relaxing with a spacious 59 square meters/ 635 square feet with an indoor seating area and a private balcony to enjoy the magnificent river’s beauty. The Executive Suites of Anawrahta Cruise are really artworks with exquisite artifacts collected in Mandalay, Bagan and Yangon, elegance wooden furniture and locally made brocade. The names of these suites are the Chindwin and the Yangon, inspired by Myanmar’s famous rivers.

Features +
  • Individually controlled AC
  • Minibar
  • In-house phone
  • Safety box
  • LCD screen, DVD player
  • Table, lounge chair
  • Bathrobe, jacuzzi, hairdryer
  • Smoke detector
  • Tea and coffee facility
  • Alert system

Royal Suite

No of Cabins: 2   |   Area: 86M2   |   Bed: Double   |   Location: Terrace Deck

Best rooms on the Anawrahta Cruise, the two luxurious Royal Suites are named after Anawrahta and his son Kyansitta, considered as two of the most famous monarchs in Burmese history. With a private terrace and Jacuzzi, these opulent suites are decorated with elegant woodcarvings, excellent Burmese artworks, and handmade artifacts.

Features +
  • A terrace balcony
  • A private Jacuzzi
  • Individually controlled AC
  • Minibar
  • In-house phone
  • Safety box
  • LCD screen, DVD player
  • Table, lounge chair
  • Bathrobe, hairdryer
  • Smoke detector
  • Tea and coffee facility
  • Alert system

ANAWRAHTA CRUISE DECK PLAN

The Anawrahta is not only impressive for its great facilities and stunning itinerary, but it also features various interesting activities on board. This means that your journey will be filled with relaxation and enjoyment during your stay on board. Enjoy early yoga or meditation; watch the gliding views while sipping a cup of coffee, take part in informative lectures and local performances, or immerse into relaxing moments of cocktail parties, all make your trip unique and fascinating than ever.

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THE KIPLING'S BAR

Kipling’s Bar is located on on the Terrace Deck, this is a wonderful place for you to enjoy relaxing moments watching the world slip by and enjoying our excellent wine or cocktail.

The Kipling’s Bar offers a great area for contemplating the beauty of the river when sailing with high ceilings, large windows, and colonial-style rattan chairs. Inspiring by local spices, the Kipling’s Bar is a spacious 157-square meter/ 1,690-square feet.

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MANDALAY LOUNGE

Mandalay Lounge, located on the Upper Deck, is equipped with high-quality furniture and excellent Burmese style with polished wood floors, comfortable rattan chairs and lots of beautiful details for decoration. Mandalay Lounge is a spacious area with 162-square meter/ 1,744-square feet, offering a relaxed feel of a colonial club, at once exclusive and welcoming. This is an elegant venue where you can enjoy your favorite book or join friends for a nightcap in the lounge’s exotic ambiance.

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HINTHA HALL RESTAURANT

Anawrahta’s Hintha Hall Restaurant is on the Terrace with seating for 48, the 141-square meter/ 1,518-square feet. The restaurant is inspired by Bagan and Mandalay’s gorgeous decorations of the ancient time, offering a luxurious elegant dining hall of yesteryear. Hintha Hall always looks exquisite with white tablecloths and gleaming glassware which are surrounding by polished wood, intricately-carved floor, and ceiling panels and – last but not least – stunning views, framed by large picture windows.

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THAIZIN SPA

Thaizin Spa in The Anawrahta offers elegant charming decoration, expert service, locally-inspired treatments, and beautiful surroundings. Three massage beds, mani-pedi stations and a steam bath of Thaizin are the perfect places for guests to enjoy a wonderful relaxing time. Thaizin is really a small but excellent hideaway.

THE HISTORY OF ANAWRAHTA CRUISE

The name of this magnificent cruise ship is original from the Burmese nation’s founder, King Anawrahta. King Anawrahta was born in 1014. His mother was Myaunk Pyinthe and his father, King Kuhshaw Kyaunghpyu was once the ruler of Pagan. King Kuhshaw was overthrown by his stepbrothers, Kyiso and Sokkate. Anawrahta then learning the betrayal of his father. He challenged Sokkate to a duel and won, bringing back the crown to the family, created a new period in Burmese history. The Anawrahta dynasty lasted for 33 years from 1044 to 1077, which marked a splendorous period of Theravada Buddhism’s spreading throughout Myanmar. The Anawrahta cruise ship is now considered one of the best cruises on the Irrawaddy River for Myanmar family holidays with the largest cabin space and the highest crew to passenger ratio.

THE ANAWRAHTA CRUISE SHIP

The Anawrahta cruise is described as the Heritage Line Cruises‘ symbol of luxury and grandeur, much similar to the majestic Irrawaddy on which it cruises. Blending the purity and serenity of Theravada Buddhist and the influences of British Empire, the Anawrahta cruise is a perfect vessel on which travellers will have stunning opportunities to explore the mighty Irrawaddy River. Because the ship was designed as a paddle wheel ship in British colonial style, the elegant 65-meter/ 214 feet long Anawrahta cruise totally features three grand decks and 23 luxurious cabins. With its glamor of white rails, polished lacquer, ingeniously carved woodwork and shining brass, The Anawrahta cruise takes guests back in time to a regal period of Burmese bygone elegance.

The Anawrahta cruise’s refined design allows cruises to hard-to-reach regions of the Irrawaddy all time of the year, giving passengers an unlimited view of the surrounding areas of this majestic river. On board, tourists can enjoy the most convenient stay and excellent cuisine as well as fabulous beverage. Anawrahta cruise also offers the highest well-trained crew on guest ratio ensuring that the travellers will be safe, comfortable and satisfaction in the Myanmar river cruise.

This is truly the best choice for travelers to explore the incredible Irrawaddy River in your Myanmar travel packages. The Anawrahta cruise has the beauty of the golden age with elegant rails, polished lacquer, exquisitely carved woodworks and shining brasses.

11 NIGHT EXOTIC CHINDWIN: MANDALAY - HOMALIN – BAGAN

Destinations: Monywa - Moktaw - Maukkadaw - Kalaywa - Sittaung - Toungdoot - Homalin - Maulaik - Pho Win Taung - Shwe Ba Taung - Bagan 

Departure date of itinerary: Contact us for details

Highlights of Itinerary:

  • Enjoy the luxurious services on boat along with relaxing moments cruising on Irrawaddy River
  • Discover culture of Myanmar through some visits to handicraft village and shows
  • Visit most famous temples along the Irrawaddy River
  • Enjoy natural beauty of the river and authentic local life
  • Enjoy unique demonstrations and shows on boat to understand a part of Myanmar culture
Day 01 SAILING (L/D)

Welcome onboard our luxury Anawrahta cruise at the quay of Mandalay’s riverside. Today, take your time to enjoy a relaxing sailing day by taking a swim in the 360-degree view pool or trying out our treatments of our Thazin Spa while cruising to Sagaing.

Attend our lecture “Myanmar’s ways of life” followed by a presentation on “Traditional Longyi and Thanakha”, which demonstrates the act of wearing Myanmar’s traditional costumes Longyi and putting on Thanakha make-up, to grasp a better understanding of Burmese history and culture.

Then, join in an afternoon tea served in the Kipling’s Bar while admiring the breathtaking view of Ayeyarwady river. Enjoy our party tonight to meet your fellow guests.

  • Mandalay to Confluence = 87 miles
  • Confluence to Yesagyo = 15 miles
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Day 02 AH MYINT VILLAGE & MONYWA (B/L/D)

Free your mind and body by joining a yoga session held in the early morning. Your excursion starts with a visit to A Myint village to discover the village life, ancient pagodas, mural paintings and wooden monastery built in 11-13 A.D.

Back on board and transfer to Monywa, lunch is served on board. Move to Thanboddhay Pagoda (Thambuddhei Paya) which features more than 580,000 Buddha images and hundreds of golden spires. Just a few minutes away, there is the second tallest Buddha statue in the world, measuring 116 meters.

Back on board. Tonight, take your time to enjoy BBQ dinner along with a Ramayana dance performance.

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Day 03 MOKTAW (B/L/D)

Pay a visit to Moktaw, a riverside village where you can take a look at the local daily life by visiting some workshops, markets.

In the evening, when the sun covers everything in its golden light, a special party with the British club theme called “A toast to the past” will take place at Kipling’s Bar. In classical music, gents can whiff on cigars while ladies sip on drinks which reminds us of a by-gone era.

  • Alon – Moktaw = 34.25 miles
  • Moktaw – Lon Pyi = 44.75 miles
  • Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
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Day 04 MAUKKADAW & KALAYWA (B/L/D)

This early morning, take a walk through Maukkadaw village, which is famous for its impressive teak buildings built in the traditional style, surrounded by tropical jungle.

After walking through the old village, back on board and cruise upstream to continue the journey, enjoy the passing scenery. Later, attend our Burmese Speaking Lesson to be well - prepared for the visit to the market the next day. Tonight, the ship makes its way to the riverside port of Kalaywa.

  • Lon Pyi – Maukkadaw = 13.5
  • Maukkadaw – Kalaywa = 59.75 miles
  • Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
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Day 05 KALAYWA (B/L/D)

In the morning, explore the lively Kalaywa on a local tuk-tuk. Set off your great day tour with a visit to the Pagoda on a hilltop. Here, you are offered a panoramic view of the Kalaywa town and Chindwin River.

Proceed to the vibrant local market Kalaywa to do some shopping and get a glimpse of the living, you can also take the chance to practice your Burmese language skills to get a good bargain, with the help of our assistant. Language lessons and small cash are also provided for shopping.

  • Kalaywa – Kindat = 47.25 miles
  • Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
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Day 06 SITTAUNG (B/L/D)

This morning, either join in a lecture by our guide or wander around the town to enjoy the scenery.

In the afternoon, arrive in the small Sittaung village which consists of only 28 houses and 200 inhabitants. Then proceed to get a glimpse of the ships of Irrawaddy Flotilla Company, a Scottish-owned company which was once owned the biggest riverboats in the world.

Get back on board, we keep sailing upstream and take a break. Enjoy afternoon tea at Kipling’s Bar.

  • Kindat – Sittaung = 50.25 miles
  • Sittaung – Paungbyin = 21.75 miles
  • Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
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Day 07 TOUNGDOOT & HOMALIN (B/L/D)

Begin your day with a relaxing yoga session held on the sundeck early in the morning. After breakfast, take part in a demonstration about the traditional customs of betel-chewing as well as smoking cheroots (Burmese cigars).

In the afternoon, pay a visit to Homalin town, a small town in north-western Burma which lies on the bank of Chindwin River. Enjoy the stunning scenery from the viewpoint of the Buddha Lotus Garden and take a look at various statues depicting scenes of Buddha’s life.

Make a final stop in the village of the Naga tribe, enjoy their traditional cuisine and drinks as well as join their tribal dance and get to know more about their lifestyle.

  • Paungbyin – Homalin = 63.25 miles
  • Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
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Day 08 SAILING DAY (B/L/D)

Take the opportunity to relax while the ship sails around 142.25 miles. During the cruise, you are offered a great chance to enjoy the changing scenery of the river.

In the late morning, join our cooking demonstration by our Executive Chef to get to know about the making of various local dishes. Participants will be provided with recipes to try out at home.

In the afternoon, a presentation on the subject of “Buddhism in Myanmar” will be given to you by our onboard guide. Enjoy a BBQ dinner served tonight along with an entertaining performance. We will moor near Mawlaik city.

  • Homalin – Mawlaik = 142.25 miles
  • Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
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Day 09 MAWLAIK (B/L/D)

Mawlaik was the administrative capital of Sagaing under the British. Unlike most British-occupied towns in Myanmar, Mawlaik’s many colonial buildings aren’t completely dilapidated and still remain nowadays. Your sightseeing starts with a visit to the post office, former British administrative buildings, the house of a former British commissioner.

Afterward, join a mini golf match in Mawlaik Golf Course. Then, enjoy lunch on board. If possible, we will pay a visit to the small village of Kyi Taung Oo and discover the only surviving wood carved monastery.

Take a stroll through the town and enjoy the stunning view of its surroundings.

  • Mawlaik – Kyi Taung Oo = 82.25 miles
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
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Day 10 PHO WIN TAUNG – SHWE BA TAUNG (B/L/D)

This morning, simply relax and enjoy the passing scenery. In the afternoon, our excursion will take you on a  45-minute bus ride to Pho Win Taung to explore the elaborate Buddhist cave complex which contains Buddhist statues and murals dating to the 17th and 18th centuries.

In the evening, join the Puppet Show on board in the lounge.

  • Kyi Taung Oo – Monywa = 103.25 miles
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
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Day 11 BAGAN (B/L/D)

Relax and take the time to observe the passing scenery on board. In the afternoon, make a final stop in Bagan – one of the most stunning cities in Myanmar. Explore the ancient Ananda Temple and Shwe San Daw Temple – two of the largest and most magnificent Buddhist constructions in Bagan.

At the end of the day, enjoy the breathtaking sunset from one of the “sunset “pagodas.

  • Monywa – Bagan = 94 miles
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
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Day 12 BAGAN DISEMBARKATION (B)

After breakfast, bid your farewell to the crew as your stay on Anawrahta cruise ends.

What's Included

  • Group shore-excursions, entrance fees, transportation, tour guide services (English speaking)
  • Taxes, fuel, river pilots, port dues
  • Mineral water, coffee/tea, soft drinks, and local beer
  • Fruit juices in addition during breakfast and afternoon tea
  • Full laundry service on board
  • Wifi-internet in public areas
  • Inclusions for Anawrahta Suites only: Private butler service, balcony breakfast or in-suite dining, daily laundry service, daily newspaper delivered to suite room, complimentary mini bar, daily turndown gift, one private candlelight dinner in the balcony, welcome fruit basket, flower and a bottle of Prosecco, complimentary tea/coffee making facility and spa services.

What's Not Included

  • Port tax $129 per passenger, subject to change without prior notice (levied by Myanmar Port Authorities and port taxes appear on our invoice)
  • Crew gratuities (8 USD – 10 USD per passenger/day are recommended)
  • Fuel surcharges, if any

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07 NIGHT IMPRESSIVE GORGES: MANDALAY - KATHA - MANDALAY

Destinations: Nwe Nyein - Taguang - Katha - Naba - Shwe Paw Kyun - Hsithe - Mandalay 

Departure date of itinerary: Contact us for details

Highlights of Itinerary:

  • Learn about the unique pottery making at Nwe Nyein village
  • Enjoy an interesting Naba Train ride through the scenic landscape of Burma countryside
  • Admire the great 2nd and 3rd Delfie of Irrawaddy river
  • Relax and enjoy 7 night onboard Anawrahta Cruise 
Day 01 MANDALAY - NWE NYEIN (L/D)

This morning, embark on the ship of Anawrahta Cruise at the berth of Mandalay and sail north. On board, there will be a lecture on Myanmar culture and a demonstration of Myanmar Traditional Dress.

In the late afternoon, make an ashore excursion of the pottery village of Nwe Nyein where you can find a variety of beautiful pots created with traditional techniques.

Back on the board for a cocktail party followed by a farewell dinner.

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Day 02 TAGUANG (B/L/D)

Refresh your day with a meditation or a yoga session on board.

The ship sails through the magnificent hills of the 3rd Delfie and passes through the bamboo villages offering fabulous view of the local life with peaceful atmosphere.

While sailing, a cookery demonstration with ship’s renowned chefs will be held in the morning and an interesting Burmese language lesson will take place in the afternoon.

In the late afternoon, make another tour of Tagaung to get an insight into the life on the riverbank and its culture & history.

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Day 03 KATHA (B/L/D)

In the early afternoon, explore the enchanting colonial town of Katha. Situated on the west bank of the Irrawaddy in northern Sagaing Division, it remains a charming and remote riverside town. Further afield, the local villages and picturesque countryside make Katha a perfect place to explore. You will be taken around the region to explore all the places that appear in the book.

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Day 04 NABA TRAIN RIDE & KATHA MARKET (B/L/D)

This morning, enjoy a fascinating train ride from Katha to Naba through the lush vegetations and tranquil villages of Kachin State. When you arrive in Naba, we will come back to Katha for a visit to the local market. You can purchase some souvenirs in this market and practice your Burmese language skills with the local people.

In the afternoon, take your time relaxing on the sun deck while the ship keeps sailing up the river to Shwe Gu. Before joining in a lecture on Myanmar history and current affairs, afternoon tea will be served. When the sun goes down, enjoy the gorgeous Burmese sunset moment and take part in a special event taking place on the Kipling’s Bar called “a toast to the past”. 

Afterwards, join us for another the movie night on the sun deck after having dinner.

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Day 05 THE SECOND DEFILE AND KYUN DAW (B/L/D)

Choose a spot on the sundeck to admire the magnificent view of the Second Delfie as we pass through it early this morning. It will take about 2 hours to navigate through this part of the river depending on how fast the water is flowing. Enjoy your breakfast on the sundeck.

Our return journey starts when the ship make a turn at Sinkat Bridge. After that, we keep sailing through Kyun Daw Island where we take a short tour visiting many small pagodas, rustic villages and meet the local people who live on the river banks of Irrawaddy river. 

Lunch will be served onboard as the ship continues to cruise southwards.

After a gourmet dinner, a fascinating traditional dance performance prepared by our lovely staffs will be the highlight of this evening.

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Day 06 HSITHE (B/L/D)

In the morning, you can join our yoga and meditation class on the sun deck or the lecture of "Religion in Myanmar" and Burmese language lesson before lunchtime. Afterwards, you may want to attend an exhilarating demonstration of making traditional Burmese Cigar and chewing Betel Nut.

In the early afternoon, we will reach the beautiful fishing village of Hsithe where the local residents find a special method to catch the fish by co - operating with the Irrawaddy dolphins. Here, you will have a chance to learn about the making of the traditional agriculture products and the way to cast a fishing net. After taking a tour around the village, stop at the visitor center for an afternoon tea with the presentations about the river, the wildlife as well as the local people.

Return to the ship for a delicious dinner. Next, joining the open air cinema at the village with the friendly people of Hsithe is interesting activity you cannot miss.

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Day 07 MANDALAY (B/L/D)

In the morning, enjoy the luxurious facilities of the ship and admire the stunning scenery as we sail to Mandalay. En - route, we pass through Mingun where is famous for owning many significant architectures like unfinished pagoda or the largest bell in the world.

In the late afternoon, we reach Mandalay where you will get off the ship to visit Amarapura. Proceed to visit the traditional silk weaving, silver and bronze casting workshops before heading to the world's longest teak bridge - U Bein to catch the magical sunset moment.

A farewell dinner will be served on board. Then, enjoy the evening entertainment of Ramayana show, a legendary story and performance accompanied with traditional music instruments.

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Day 08 MANDALAY AND CHECK-OUT (B)

After breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to Anawrahta cruise ship and the crews for your onward journeys.

What's Included

  • Group shore-excursions, entrance fees, transportation, tour guide services (English speaking)
  • Taxes, fuel, river pilots, port dues
  • Mineral water, coffee/tea, soft drinks and local beer
  • Fruit juices in addition during breakfast and afternoon tea
  • Full laundry service on board
  • Wifi-internet in public areas
  • Inclusions for Anawrahta Suites only: Private butler service, balcony breakfast or in-suite dining, daily laundry service, daily newspaper delivered to suite room, complimentary mini bar, daily turn down gift, one private candle light dinner in the balcony, welcome fruit basket, flower and a bottle of Prosecco, complimentary tea/coffee making facility and spa services.

What's Not Included

  • Port tax $129 per passenger, subject to change without prior notice (levied by Myanmar Port Authorities and port taxes appear on our invoice)
  • Crew gratuities (8 USD – 10 USD per passenger/day are recommended)
  • Fuel surcharges, if any

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Visit: Mandalay - Ava - Amarapura - Yangon

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Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Mandalay - Inle Lake - Yangon

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Visit: Bagan - Yangon

ANCIENT CAPITALS: MANDALAY - BAGAN (DOWNSTREAM)

Destinations: Mandalay - Sagaing - Ava - Yandabo - Pakokku - Bagan 

Departure date of itinerary: Contact us for details

Highlights of Itinerary:

» This Cruise Itinerary is Available with 3 Options:

♦ 5 Day/ 4 Night Mandalay – Bagan

♦ 4 Day/ 3 Night Mandalay – Bagan 

♦ 3 Day/ 2 Night Mandalay – Bagan

Day 01 MANDALAY - SAGAING & AVA (L/D)

You will get on the grand Anawrahta cruise ship which lied at anchor at the quay of Mandalay’s riverside before noon.

Our staff will warmly welcome and direct you to your accommodation for the next days. The ship casts off towards Sagaing, one of the ancient capitals of Myanmar. Lunch will be served at the restaurant named “Hinta Hall” and enjoy your time at the open air Kipling’s Bar or on the sun deck.

After reaching Sagaing, we will get off and discover some significant attractions of Sagaing and the former royal capital of Ava. We will explore this place by horse-drawn carriage. You will be amazed by many kinds of incredible ancient monasteries and fanes.

After coming back to the ship, you will have a chance to learn about some Burmese traditions like Longyi and Thanaka demonstration. Besides, an interesting presentation about the history and culture of Myanmar will help you know more about this golden land.

Our cruise manager will invite you to have a sip of cocktail gathering at Kipling’s Bar before your dinner on board.

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Day 02 AVA - YANDABO (B/L/D)

In the early morning, let’s awaken your mind and body by joining in a yoga session on the sun deck. Our ship keeps sailing to Yandabo.

After having breakfast, a lecture about Bagan’s history will be given at the Mandalay Lounge. This morning you can lie on the lounge on the sundeck wallowing in the serene atmosphere or go to the spa for a pampering treatment.

In the afternoon, the ship arrives at Yandabo where to sign the Peace Treaty putting an end to the first Anglo - Burmese war. Nowadays, the village is famous nationwide for the making of fine pottery products of which keep the water cool longer. Our professional guide will direct and explain to you about their pottery-making process. You can even try to make your own item.

Then, return to the ship for a delightful tea party. Pakkoku is our next overnight spot. On the route to Pakkoku, we will pass the meeting of the Ayeyarwady and its greatest tributary, Chindwin River.

When the night falls, dress up for an interesting event at the Kipling’s Bar - “A toast to the past” where to enjoy a delicious glass of cocktails and share some stories about the old British - Burmese days.

Afterwards, a luxury dinner will be served at the Hintha Hall. In addition, if the weather permits, you can join our cinema under the starry night on the sun deck showing classic movies.

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Day 03 PAKOKKU - BAGAN (B/L/D)

In the morning, taking part in our yoga class will help you refresh mental and physical health.

Have your breakfast while the ship continue sailing to the south for some more miles to an old trading port - Pakkoku. As we aprroach the town, admire the Myanmar's longest bridge - Pakokku Bridge.

We will disembark to visit some small industries in this area like a cheroot-rolling factory and a Burmese slipper workshop. Next, we take a leisurely walk at the local market to have a glimpse of the local trade and daily life. Moreover, you can buy some Burmese cigars as souvenirs for friends or family as tobacco is also the famous product of Pakokku.

Shwegu Temple is our next stop which is famous for stunning and incredible Yamanei wood carvings and marvelous seated Buddha image. Afterwards, back to the ship for lunch and Anawrahta cruise will continue sailing southwards. Around 2 PM, we reach Bagan where the ship will moor here for a night.

*At this time we will say goodbye to our passengers of the 3-day/2-night cruise.

In the afternoon, we will visit the 2 most impressive constructions of Bagan - Ananda Temple and Sulamani Pagoda. Then, don't miss a chance to contemplate the magnificient sunset of the ancient city from a vantage point.

We will return to the ship afterwards. For your entertaiment, a traditional Bagan dance performance is offered at the Mandalay Lounge.

Next, enjoy your dinner which will be followed by another movie night (depends on the weather).

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Day 04 BAGAN (B/L/D)

Breakfast will be served onboard.

The incredible Balloon over Bagan is available (Required to book in advance)

*Then, we will say goodbye to our passengers of the 4-day/3-night cruise. 

For other guests, the trip continue with a morning tour of the vibrant Nyaung - U market and the revered Shwezigon Pagoda. Then, make a visit to one of the famous workshops to see the ancient technique of lacquerware making. Make your way to the Wetkyi - In Gubyaukgyi Pagoda after that to admire its unique frescoes before heading back to the ship for lunch.

In the afternoon, there are two options for you to choose from. You could pay a visit to the fabulous Mount Popa - home to Nats of the region. Your journey includes a stop at a toddy palm plantation.

For the second option, you will make your way to Myinkaba Village where there is a visit to the revered Manuha Pagoda and the beautiful temple of Gubyaukyi. Your excursion then will move to the Minnanthu Village for a stunning walking tour around the beautiful village.

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Day 05 BAGAN DISEMBARKATION (B)

After breakfast, disembark the ship of Anawrahta.

What's Included

  • Join-in excursion, entrance fees, transportation, English speaking guide
  • Taxes, fuel, river pilots, port dues
  • Mineral water, coffee/tea, soft drinks, and local beer
  • Fruit juices in addition during breakfast and afternoon tea
  • Full laundry service on board
  • Wifi-internet in public areas
  • Inclusions for Anawrahta Suites only: Private butler service, balcony breakfast or in-suite dining, daily laundry service, daily newspaper delivered to suite room, complimentary mini bar, daily turndown gift, one private candlelight dinner in the balcony, welcome fruit basket, flower and a bottle of Prosecco, complimentary tea/coffee making facility and spa services.

What's Not Included

  • Port tax $129 per passenger, subject to change without prior notice (levied by Myanmar Port Authorities and port taxes appear on our invoice)
  • Crew gratuities (8 USD – 10 USD per passenger/day are recommended)
  • Fuel surcharges, if any.

 

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3
days
YANGON - BAGAN 3 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Yangon - Bagan

2
days
MANDALAY 2 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Mandalay

2
days
YANGON 2 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Yangon

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3
days
MANDALAY - YANGON 3 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Mandalay - Ava - Amarapura - Yangon

4
days
INLE LAKE - 4 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Mandalay - Inle Lake - Yangon

3
days
BAGAN - YANGON 3 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Bagan - Yangon

ANCIENT CAPITALS: BAGAN - MANDALAY (UPSTREAM)

Destinations: Bagan - Pakokku - Yandabo - Ava - Mingun - Mandalay   

Departure date of itinerary: Contact us for details

Highlights of Itinerary:

  • Enjoy the luxurious services on a boat along with relaxing moments cruising on Irrawaddy River
  • Discover the culture of Myanmar through some visits to handicraft village and shows
  • Visit the most famous sites in Bagan, Mandalay, Mingun, etc.
  • Enjoy the natural beauty of the river and authentic local life

 

» NOTE: This Cruise Itinerary is Available with 3 Options:

♦ 5 Day /4 Night Bagan – Mandalay

♦ 4 Day/3 Night Bagan – Mandalay

♦ 3 Day/2 Night Bagan – Mandalay

Day 01 BAGAN - PAKOKKU (L/D)

Around 12:00 p.m, check–in Anawrahta cruise at Bagan for some refreshments and warm greetings.

While the ship sails towards Pakokku – an old trading town located on the west bank of the Irrawaddy river, you will have a chance to see the longest bridge of Myanmar – Pakokku Bridge.

Upon arrival in Pakokku, we will pay a visit to some traditional workshops such as Cheroot-rolling (Burmese cigar) and flip – flops making.

Next, we head to the local market where you can find a wide range of local produces. This is not only a place where you can get a glimpse of the local life but also a perfect place to buy Burmese cigars.

We continue to visit a special temple where is home to precious seated Buddha images and contains meticulous carvings made from rare Yamanei wood – Shwegu. Return Anawrahta cruise to keep sailing northwards.

As the twilight comes, expect a special event occurring at the Kipling’s Bar. Dress on your best suites and join in the back – in – time party with many stories about the British – Burmese days.

Dinner will be served at the Hintha Hall. Movie night will also take place on the sun deck if the weather allows.

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Day 02 PAKOKKU - YANDABO (B/L/D)

Early birds will have a chance to attend a yoga class in the very first sunray of the day. The ship continues to sail up the river. Enjoy your breakfast as the ship sails passing through the intersection of the Irrawaddy and its greatest tributary, Chindwin River.

Our first destination today is the pottery village of Yanderbo. This small village has a big history of where to sign the Treaty of Yandabo which put an end to the 1st Anglo – Burmese war. Today, it is well – known for making pottery products, especially Yandabo’s pots can keep the water cooler. Our knowledgeable guide will explain to you more on the trip.

Walk around the village to experience the local life. You can also try to make your own pottery items.

An exquisite lunch buffet will be served when guests return on board. The boat continues its adventure up to the North. Choose to lie lazily on the bench of the sundeck watching the scenery or rejuvenate yourself in some amazing spa treatments.

In the afternoon, Longyi wearing (Burmese traditional dress) and Thanaka applying (Burmese natural cosmetic) demonstrations, as well as lectures about Burmese’s history and culture, will be provided.

Enjoy your dinner at the Hintha Hall.

Movie night under the starry sky will then be followed if the weather is good.

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Day 03 YANDABO - AVA - MANDALAY (B/L/D)

Early this morning, a yoga session will help you to start a new day refreshingly.

Breakfast will be served after that while we sail to Ava.

Disembark the ship for a wonderful discovery around Burmese’s former royal capital – Ava. Horse cart will be our main transportation. The tour includes some notable sites such as the ancient Bagaya Kyaung monastery, Maha Aung Mye Bonzan monastery and Nanmyint watch tower.

Return to Anawrahta cruise for lunch. The ship will then sail to the north to Mandalay. Don’t miss a chance to admire the beauty of Sagaing Hill where hundreds of white and golden stupas located.

Around 2:00 p.m, moor at Mandalay.

*Here we say goodbye to the guests of 3 Day/ 2 Night Cruise

In the afternoon, a splendid tour shows us some of the most special spots of Mandalay. Experience the amazing process of the gold-leaf beating, have a look inside a silk-weaving manufacturer and take a walk through captivating streets with many marble-carving workshops. And then, the best moment of the day approaches. Enjoy a sunset cruise around the world’s longest teak bridge – U Bein.

Back to the ship. Dinner will be followed by a traditional performance.

Afterwards, our open – air cinema welcomes you with another classic movie.

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Day 04 MANDALAY - MINGUN - MANDALAY (B/L/D)

Have your breakfast before we start our tour discovering magnificent Buddhist constructions in Mandalay.

*At this time, we say goodbye to the guests of 4 Day/ 3 Night Cruise.

The trip continues with a visit to Kuthodaw Pagoda, also known as “the world’s largest book”. This site comprises a gilded temple and 729 shrines containing marble slabs inscribed with Buddha teaching. Next, we head to Mahamuni Pagoda where is home to the most sacred Buddha statue of the country. Another point of interest is the sophisticated wooden architecture of Shwenandaw Monastery – the sole surviving construction of the Royal Palace.

Back on the ship to have lunch while Anawrahta continues its journey to Mingun. Here, you will have a chance to admire the magnificent architecture of Mingun Paya which was intentionally left unfinished. The king who ordered to build this pagoda has canceled the process himself due to the prophecy of his death if the stupa was completed.

Keep on walking, we will approach close to the world’s second-biggest bell – Mingun Bell.

Back to the ship. Some snacks and drinks are prepared for you. Then, Anawrahta cruise sails back to Mandalay. Enjoy your last dinner onboard and after that our crew will set up some farewell entertainment.

 

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Day 05 MANDALAY DISEMBARKATION (B)

Enjoy your breakfast and then say goodbye to the crew for your onwards journeys.

What's Included

  • Join-in excursion, entrance fees, transportation, English speaking guide
  • Port tax $129 per passenger, subject to change without prior notice
  • Taxes, fuel, river pilots, port dues
  • Mineral water, coffee/tea, soft drinks, and local beer
  • Fruit juices in addition during breakfast and afternoon tea
  • Full laundry service on board
  • Wifi-internet in public areas
  • Inclusions for Anawrahta Suites only: Private butler service, balcony breakfast or in-suite dining, daily laundry service, daily newspaper delivered to suite room, complimentary mini bar, daily turndown gift, one private candlelight dinner in the balcony, welcome fruit basket, flower and a bottle of Prosecco, complimentary tea/coffee making facility and spa services.

What's Not Included

  • Visa fees, private transfers and any other transfer not stated in the program.
  • Personal expenses and purchases
  • All further beverages, premium spirits and other services not mentioned under General Inclusions of cruise packages or in the program.
  • Medical services, spa treatments (please see special cabin inclusions), telephone.
  • Crew gratuities (8 USD – 10 USD per passenger/day are recommended)
  • Fuel surcharges, if any.

Pre - extension

3
days
YANGON - BAGAN 3 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Yangon - Bagan

2
days
MANDALAY 2 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Mandalay

2
days
YANGON 2 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Yangon

Post - Extension

3
days
MANDALAY - YANGON 3 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Mandalay - Ava - Amarapura - Yangon

4
days
INLE LAKE - 4 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Mandalay - Inle Lake - Yangon

3
days
BAGAN - YANGON 3 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Bagan - Yangon

ANAWRAHTA CRUISE POLICY

1. Alteration of schedule and cruise itinerary

Though every effort will be made to ensure that the published itinerary is followed as closely as possible, given uncertain river and other local conditions, all schedules and itineraries may be subject to alterations and delays at short notice.

2. Deposit

2.1. For booking with less than 05 cabins

If a booking is made more than 70 days prior departure date, a 30% deposit must be made at the time of booking. A balance must be made at least 70 days before departure.

If a booking is made less than 70 days, full fare payment must be made within 48 hours.

2.2. For booking from 05 cabins and more

Please contact our sales team for group rates (charters, group, and series). Different inclusions may apply for GIT bookings.

3. Cancellation by us

In the event that we are unable to provide cruise services to passengers with confirmed bookings or departures where occupancy is less than 5 cabins, Anawrahta Cruise reserves the right to cancel the journey giving all passengers with confirmed bookings 30 days prior notice of this intention. An alternative cruise vessel (similar itinerary and ship category) or an alternative departure date will be offered subject to availability. Any surcharges or difference in cruise prices will be born or reimbursed by Anawrahta Cruise. If this alternative date or the alternative vessel is not acceptable to the passenger any down payments made for the canceled cruise will be refunded. In the event that a passenger has canceled and paid cancellation fees and Anawrahta Cruise subsequently cancels that departure then any cancellation fees (and down payment) will be refunded in full on the request of the passenger.

4. Cancellation by Customer

If you want to cancel your booking, you must inform us via fax or email. E-mail cancellation or booking amendments are only effective once re-confirmed by us. The followings cancellation charges will be applied:

4.1. For booking with less than 05 cabins

Cancellations made 185 days or more before departure: 5% charge of the total price

Cancellations made 184 to 70 days prior to departure: 20% charge of the total price

Cancellations made 69 to 35 days prior to departure: 55% charge of the total price

Cancellations made less than 35 days prior to departure or no show: 100% charge of the total price

4.2. For booking from 05 cabins and more

Cancellations will be applied according to the condition of a group booking. Please contact our sales team for further information.

*In the event of cancellations, wire fees and credit card commissions will be deducted when calculating refunds.

5.  Child & Third Person Policy

Anawrahta Cruise allows children above 5 years old on board (contact us for special permission for infants below 5 years old).

a) Maximum one child between 5 and 12 years old per cabin sharing bed with parents

b) From 5 to 12 years old special child rate applies: 

- Child share existing bedding pays 25% of the net rate per person (double occupancy).

- Child sleeps on extra bed pays 30% of the net rate per person (double occupancy).

c) Above 12 years old adult rate applies and has to occupy extra bed if available and pay 70% of the net rate per person (double occupancy). Extra bed available (all cabin types).

d) Maximum three passengers per cabin are allowed

NOTE: Children are only allowed on board in accompanying by an adult. Anawrahta Cruise is not responsible for the safety on board of the children. Parents are fully reliable for their children and have to supervise and police their children at all times.

6. Insurance

We strongly advise travelers to purchase trip cancellation insurance. In this case, guests will be reimbursed the cost of air tickets and other non-refundable trip payments. We also highly recommend guests to get international medical, baggage loss and delay insurance in the case of bad situations. Anawrahta Cruise will take no responsibility for lost or stolen personal belongings.

7. Dietary needs

For travelers with special dietary needs, they should contact us at least 30 days prior to embarkation. The cruise liner will make the utmost effort to provide special dietary needs and requests basing on the product’s availability.

8. Travelers’ responsibilities

All the travelers taking the cruise should take responsibilities towards their fellow passengers and the crew of the ship. Travelers should review the conditions of the trip itinerary and have a proper social behavior with fellow passengers and crew members. They should observe all the safety requirements on board and on excursions.

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