Irrawaddy Explorer

Launched: 2014   |   Length: 57.3M   |   Crew Members: 56   |   Staterooms: 28

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Special offers

⋆ 15% OFF

⇒ Get 15% OFF on selected cruise itineraries & free port tax.

⇒ Receive a FREE classic balloon ride over Bagan.

⇒ Enjoy 2 complimentary nights at a 5 - star hotel.

⇒ Complimentary welcome airport pick-up on your first day arriving Myanmar or drop-off on your last day in Myanmar.

Conditions:

» Applied for booking from now to Aug 2019 with 9-night cruise itineraries depart from Oct 2019 – Mar 2020.

» Free balloon ride is applicable per pax.

» The offer with a free night at a 5-star hotel is applicable for 2 people and more.

Mandalay Suite

No of Cabins: 2   |   Area: 38M2   |   Bed: Double/ Twin   |   Location: Imperial Deck

Located on the Imperial Deck, the two Mandalay Suites are the most luxurious and spacious suites on the Irrawaddy Explorer. With 38 m² of living space, these suites feature two sets of floor-to-ceiling French doors that open to a traditional balcony and a French balcony, both of which offer panoramic views of the passing landscape. 

Features +
  • Spacious, spa-style bathroom
  • Shower
  • Spa-quality bath amenities
  • Laundry service
  • Daily butler service
  • Available in-room dining
  • One-hour spa treatment per person/per cruise
  • Evening canapés.

Maugham Suite

No of Cabins: 10   |   Area: 26M2   |   Bed: Double/ Twin   |   Location: Colonial Deck

Designed on the Colonial Deck, the Maugham Suites offer 26 m² of comfortable living space on the Irrawaddy Explorer. Panoramic views of the passing landscapes through the floor-to-ceiling glass doors, a French balcony, and an ample seating area provide a perfect retreat. The rooms also come with spacious, spa-style bathroom with shower and spa-quality bath amenities. 

Features +
  • Spacious, spa-style bathroom
  • Shower
  • Spa-quality bath amenities.

Orwell Suite

No of Cabins: 14   |   Area: 26M2   |   Bed: Double/ Twin   |   Location: Imperial Deck

Located mid-ship on the Imperial Deck, the Orwell Suites provide 26 m² of living space in timeless elegance. The warm and inviting colors, original artwork, comfortable sitting area, and floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening onto a private balcony, combine to provide a restful space during your journey.

Features +
  • Spacious, spa-style bathroom
  • Shower
  • Spa-quality bath amenities.

Kipling Suite

No of Cabins: 2   |   Area: 25M2   |   Bed: Double/ Twin   |   Location: Imperial Deck

Located at the bow of the Irrawaddy Explorer, on the Imperial Deck, the two Kipling Suites offers a retreat for the most discerning traveler. Furnished with a four-poster bed, in warm, traditional, British Colonial décor, the Kipling Suite offers 25.4 m² of living space, including two floor-to-ceiling glass doors, one opening onto a French balcony, and the other opening onto a small balcony at the front of the ship, offering panoramic views of the landscapes from the Irrawaddy Explorer. 

Features +
  • Spacious, spa-style bathroom
  • Shower
  • Spa-quality bath amenities.

IRRAWADDY EXPLORER CRUISE DECK PLAN

Sailing on the Irrawaddy Explorer, you will not only just explore the hidden lands of the charming country with diverse shore excursions but also enjoy comfort right on board. From an on-board spa featuring regional and Western treatments to extensive lounges where you can enjoy cocktails, cultural entertainment from regional performers, and lectures from leading experts, you will find your home on the water a retreat to relax and enjoy personalized service.

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RESTAURANT

  • Category: Deluxe
  • Capacities: 28

Floor-to-ceiling windows bring in the natural light while providing beautiful scenery to admire during every dining period. With open seating at every meal, guests will enjoy sumptuous breakfast and lunch buffets, and a table served dinner, with diverse regional and Western selections at every meal.

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BAR & LOUNGE

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SPA

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IMPRESSION OF IRRAWADDY EXPLORER

Irrawaddy Explorer is a 5-star floating hotel which is a brand-new, deluxe, all-suite river cruiser of Paukan Cruises to set sail on all regions of Burma’ Irrawaddy River. This is an elegant boutique ship of 28 spacious outside cabins which give travelers a fascinating view on the beauty of the majestic Irrawaddy, an indispensable image for traveling in Myanmar. Tastefully furnished, the Irrawaddy Explorer offers a spacious and inviting atmosphere on board while absorbing the passing landscape.

IRRAWADDY EXPLORER - A 5-STAR FLOATING HOTEL

With three decks that are filled with warmth and profession, the Irrawaddy Explorer offers guests the most stunning experiences onboard. The accommodations aboard the Irrawaddy Explorer embraces the grace and style of the English Colonial era with the Mandalay Suite and the Kipling Stateroom, incorporating modern conveniences and luxuries that rival the finest hotels in Asia. Spacious, well-designed suites and staterooms provide individual air-conditioning, fine bed linens, premium mattresses, flat-screen TVs with modern movie systems and spa-quality bath amenities.

Furthermore, the Irrawaddy Explorer onboard facility also features a sun deck, lounge with a mini bar, dining room, high-quality spa, fitness center and a gallery with comfortable services to please customers. The staff of Irrawaddy Explorer is well trained in order to bring the most comfort to travelers in the Myanmar River cruise.

The cruising itinerary is also a remarkable point for travel packages to Myanmar. In the Irrawaddy Explorer cruise, travelers have fantastic chances to explore every single non-impacted area of the Asia continent. Its treasure is displaying the hidden beauty of Burma to the world, from the modern city of Yangon to the former Royal Capital of Mandalay, which are the poetic lands.

A Cruise with Irrawaddy Explorer along the majestic Irrawaddy River is definitely a once in a lifetime experience. If you feel like to take this cruise for your family holidays to Myanmar, it's also a perfect choice.

SRI KESTRA AND MIDDLE BURMA: YANGON - BAGAN 3 NIGHT CRUISE

Destinations: Yangon - Prome - Thayet - Magwe - Salay - Bagan

Departure date of itinerary:

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2019 10 28 16
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OCT 03 21
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Highlights of Itinerary:

  • Take a tour around Prome 
  • Visit Sri Ksetra museum.
  • Discover Thayet Myo by tuk tuk
  • Explore the local market and buildings with British colonial style.
  • Take a short tour around Magwe by trishaw
  • Enjoy a walking tour around Salay where owns charming teak monasteries and buildings with British colonial style
Day 01 YANGON - PROME (L/D)

We will pick you up at Sule Shangrila Hotel in Yangon at 7:00am. Enjoy the scenery while we are driving from Yangon to Prome (It takes around 7 hours to arrive at the destination). 

In the afternoon, kick off a tour around Prome (or Pyay) which is an important trade center between north and south Myanmar. Next, we will head to Thayekhittaya, also known as Sri Ksetra - the ancient capital of Pyu from the 5th to 9th century to explore its history and archaeological sites. Sri Kestra museum is also must - visit place where showcase a number of age - old artifacts such as Buddha statues, Pyu beads and cilver coins.

Back onboard and attend welcome reception and safety briefing between 6:30PM and 7:30PM.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
Day 02 THAYET MYO (B/L/D)

This morning, let's watch BBC Documentary "The life of the Buddha" (from 10:00am - 11:00am) while we are sailing.

In the afternoon, we will visit Thayet Myo, the enchanting town of Myanmar by tuk tuk and then we will explore the local market and buildings with British colonial style. After that, come back to the ship and enjoy scenic cruising. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
Day 03 MAGWE (B/L/D)

This morning, we keep sailing the whole morning meanwhile you can attend Longyi and Thanakha Demonstration onboard (10:00am - 11:00am).

In the afternoon, we will take a short tour around Magwe by trishaw. First, we will visit the local market and you can buy some lovely items as souvenirs. After that, we continue our tour by visiting Mya Tha Lun pagoda, the stunning gilded stupa situated at a top of Naguttama Hill to contemplate scenery from above.

Dinner will be served on board.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Irrawaddy Explorer

 

Day 04 SALAY - BAGAN (B/L)

Enjoy your breakfast onboard. We keep sailing until late morning and get off the ship at Salay around noon. Then, you will be transferred to Salay House for a delicious lunch. 

In the afternoon, we will take a walking tour around Salay where owns charming teak monasteries and buildings with British colonial style. Next, pay a visit to Salay House located on the bank of the Irrawaddy. Then, strolling around the main Strand Street and visit the local market before heading to Yoke Soun Kyaung Taw Gyi wooden monastery - the replica of the Crown Prince House of Mandalay. On the way to explore Mann Paya, you can see some notable monuments from Bagan era and numerous beautiful colonial buildings.

Guests will then be transferred to Bagan hotel around 4:00pm. To be noted that, it will take about 2 hours to drive from Salay to Bagan.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation: N/A

What's Included

  • All meals
  • Coffee/Tea/Water
  • Sightseeing as described in the Itinerary
  • Complimentary local beer throughout the cruise
  • A glass of Wine at lunch and dinner
  • Ayravata Cruises English Speaking Guide (additional non - English speaking guide is provided if more than 8 cabins are booked by parties speaking the same language)
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Transfer by coach to Prome / coach to Hotel in Bagan
  • Welcome Reception
  • Cultural performances and other activities on board.

What's Not Included

  • Drinks
  • Laundry
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Health - accident - baggage or travel protection plan outside the ship’s boundaries
  • Fuel surcharges if applicable. 

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

THE ROYAL CAPITAL 6 NIGHTS: MANDALAY - BAGAN (DOWNSTREAM)

Destinations: Mandalay - Mingun - Amarapura - Sagaing - Ava - Yandabo - Hnaw Kone - Bagan - Salay - Bagan

Departure date of itinerary:

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2019 26 14 01 19 07
2020 17 24 11 29 06 24 12 30 17 05 23
2021 10 28 15 05
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OCT 14
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OCT 12 30
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JAN 10 28
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Highlights of Itinerary:

  • Take a walking tour around Salay where owns charming teak monasteries and buildings with British colonial style. 
  • Contemplate the beautiful structure of the most famous temples in Bagan
  • Visit a local workshop and learn about traditional creating lacquerware processes.
  • Stroll around Yandabo and watch how the local people make pottery.
  • Explore the highlights of the ancient capital of Ava by horse cart
  • Discover the landmarks of Mandalay and Mingun.
Day 01 MANDALAY (L/D)

Get on the ship at Gawein Jetty at 12:00 pm. Lunch will be served on board in Customs House Dining Room.

In the afternoon, you will have a safety briefing and orientation onboard before set off on a tour to Mandalay. Kuthodaw Pagoda is our first stop which is known as the title of the world's biggest book. Next, we pay a visit to Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung Monastery - the only survival building from the royal era. Then, we move to visit a gold leaf beating workshop and Mahamuni Pagoda where people apply the very thin leaf of gold to the huge Buddha statue.

Welcome Reception and Crew Welcome will take place before dinner.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Irrawaddy Explorer

 

Day 02 MINGUN - AMARAPURA (B/L/D)

In the morning, enjoy the walking tour around Mingun. First, we will explore King Bodawpaya’s stupa - Mingun Paya. This brick construction was unfinished because a prophecy stated that the completion of the stupa would lead to the King's death. Mingun Bell - the world's second largest bell is our next stop. Then, we will stop by the local market where sells beautiful artworks from both domestic and foreign artists.

In the afternoon, we will move to Amarapura by coach and visit a silk workshop before coming to U - Bein bridge - the longest and oldest teakwood bridge in the world. When the day comes to an end, enjoy the magical sunset moment on the local sampan.

Enjoy your dinner on board and Myanmar Traditional Dance Show after that.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
Day 03 SAGAING - AVA (B/L/D)

This morning, a coach will transfer us to Sagaing. Here, we will explore Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda located at the top of Sagaing Hill and contemplate the beautiful Mandalay from above. Next, continue our tour by seeing life in the local nunnery. Then, we enjoy a fascinating horse cart ride around the ancient capital of Ava. Here, we will pay a visit to the ancient teak Bagaya Kyaung Monastery, Nanmyin watchtower (27mt. high) and the Yadana Hsemee pagoda complex.

Enjoy an interesting Longyi and Thanaka demostration on board between 4:00pm - 5:00pm

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
Day 04 YANDABO - HNAW KONE (B/L/D)

Yandabo village is our destination for today morning excursion. The region is well - known for the making of pottery as well as a place to sign the Peace Treaty ending the first Anglo - Burmese war in 1826. Take some time strolling around the village and watch people make the ceramic products.

In the afternoon, we reach the village of Hnaw Kone for another walking tour. You will have a chance to see the local people skilfully weave basket from bamboo.

Return to the ship. The documentary "The Life of Buddha" will be shown at 4:00pm. Dinner will be served on board.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
Day 05 BAGAN (B/L/D)

In the morning, we will take a tour discovering one of the most famous destinations in Myanmar, Bagan. Htilominlo is our first spot. It was built by King Htilominlo on the place where he was chosen to be the heir of Bagan. After that, enjoy an interesting oxcart ride through the temple plain. Another must - visit site in Bagan is Ananda Temple. It was built in 1105 CE and it is also one of four temples existing from this period. Take your time exploring Ananda's architecture with 4 entrances guarded by 4 huge Buddha statues.

Lunch will be served on board.

In the afternoon, we will visit a local workshop and learn about the traditional process of making lacquerwares. Afterwards, you will have some time to shop for a stunning items of lacquer to bring back home. Up next, get on a coach to come to Gubyaukgyi Temple where features outstanding mural paintings from the early 12 century and see a local artist creates a sand painting. Our tour continue to Myazedi Stupa which owns both linguistic and historical values. When the day comes to an end, contemplate the magnificent sunset over the temple plain on the Bagan Viewing tower.

Dinner will be served on board. After dinner, relax and enjoy traditional Myanmar Puppet Show (9:00pm - 10:00pm).

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
Day 06 BAGAN (B/L/D)

In the morning, you will be tranfered by coach to the biggest open market in Bagan. You can find a great number of products here from foods to clothes and souvernirs. Besides, we also have a chance to see how the bargain and local trade carry out. After that, we will visit Shwezigon Pagoda which is believed to preserve the Buddha's bone and tooth. 

Back on board for luch. In the afternoon, you are free to explore the region on your own or relax on the ship. Remember to return the ship at 4:00pm as we start to cruise at 5:00pm.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
Day 07 SALAY - BAGAN (B)

Enjoy your breakfast onboard. We keep sailing until late morning and get off the ship at Salay around noon. Then, you will be transferred to Salay House for a delicious lunch. 

In the afternoon, we will take a walking tour around Salay where owns charming teak monasteries and buildings with British colonial style. Next, pay a visit to Salay House located on the bank of the Irrawaddy. Then, strolling around the main Strand Street and visit the local market before heading to Yoke Soun Kyaung Taw Gyi wooden monastery - the replica of the Crown Prince House of Mandalay. On the way to explore Mann Paya, you can see some notable monuments from Bagan era and numerous beautiful colonial buildings.

Guests will then be transferred to Bagan hotel around 4:00pm. To be noted that, it will take about 2 hours to drive from Salay to Bagan.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation: N/A

What's Included

  • All meals &, Coffee/Tea/Water
  • Sightseeing as described in the Itinerary
  • Complimentary local beer throughout the cruise - a glass of Wine at lunch and dinner
  • Ayravata Cruises English Speaking Guide 
  • All Entrance Fees - Transfer by coach to/from Prome, Salay
  • Welcome & Farewell Reception
  • Cultural performances and other activities on board.

What's Not Included

  • Drinks, laundry, all items of a personal nature
  • Health-accident-baggage or travel protection plan outside the ship’s boundaries.
  • Fuel surcharges if applicable. 

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

THE ROYAL CAPITAL 6 NIGHT: BAGAN - MANDALAY (UPSTREAM)

Destinations: Bagan - Salay - Bagan - Hnaw Kone - Yandabo - Ava - Sagaing - Amarapura - Mingun - Mandalay

Departure date of itinerary:

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2019 20 08 26 01 19
2020 24 29 05 23 18 24 06 12 24 11 29 17
2021 04 22 09 27 17
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MAY
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JUL
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OCT 08 26
NOV
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JAN 24
FEB 29
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OCT 06 12 24
NOV 11 29
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Highlights of Itinerary:

  • Take a walking tour around Salay where owns charming teak monasteries and buildings wiith British colonial style. 
  • Discover one of the most famous destinations in Myanmar, Bagan.
  • Visit a local workshop and learn about traditional creating lacquerware processes.
  • Stroll around Yandabo and watch how the local people make pottery.
  • Pay a visit to Ava
  • Watch the sunset moment on the local sampans.
  • Enjoy the walking tour around Mingun.
  • Enjoy a visit to Mandalay.

 

Day 01 BAGAN - SALAY (EMBARKATION) - BAGAN (L/D)

Get on the ship in Salay at 12:00 pm. Enjoy our welcome cocktails and some refreshments. Lunch will be served after that.

In the afternoon, we will take a walking tour around Salay where owns charming teak monasteries and buildings with British colonial style. Next, pay a visit to Salay House located on the bank of the Irrawaddy. Then, strolling around the main Strand Street and visit the local market before heading to Yoke Soun Kyaung Taw Gyi wooden monastery - the replica of the Crown Prince House of Mandalay. On the way to explore Mann Paya, you can see some notable monuments from Bagan era and numerous beautiful colonial buildings.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Irrawady Explorer
Day 02 BAGAN (B/L/D)

In the morning, we will take a tour discovering one of the most famous destinations in Myanmar, Bagan. Htilominlo is our first spot. It was built by King Htilominlo on the place where he was chosen to be the heir of Bagan. After that, enjoy an interesting oxcart ride through the temple plain. Another must - visit site in Bagan is Ananda Temple. It was built in 1105 CE and it is also one of four temples existing from this period. Take your time exploring Ananda's architecture with 4 entrances guarded by 4 huge Buddha statues.

Lunch will be served on board.

In the afternoon, we will visit a local workshop and learn about the traditional process of making lacquerwares. Afterwards, you will have some time to shop for a stunning items of lacquer to bring back home. Up next, get on a coach to come to Gubyaukgyi Temple where features outstanding mural paintings from the early 12 century and see a local artist creates a sand painting. Our tour continue to Myazedi Stupa which owns both linguistic and historical values. When the day comes to an end, contemplate the magnificent sunset over the temple plain on the Bagan Viewing tower.

Dinner will be served on board. After dinner, relax and enjoy traditional Myanmar Puppet Show (9:00pm - 10:00pm).

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
Day 03 BAGAN - HNAW KONE (B/L/D)

In the morning, you will be tranfered by coach to the biggest open market in Bagan. You can find a great number of products here from foods to clothes and souvernirs. Besides, we also have a chance to see how the bargain and local trade carry out. After that, we will visit Shwezigon Pagoda which is believed to preserve the Buddha's bone and tooth. 

Next, we return to the ship and we keep sailing.

In the afternoon, we reach the village of Hnaw Kone for another walking tour. You will have a chance to see the local people skilfully weave basket from bamboo. 

Dinner will be served on board

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
Day 04 YANDABO (B/L/D)

Yandabo village is our destination for today morning excursion. The region is well - known for the making of pottery as well as a place to sign the Peace Treaty ending the first Anglo - Burmese war in 1826. Take some time strolling around the village and watch people make the ceramic products.

In the afternoon, you will attend the lecture with theme "Myanmar Past and Today" and have the good time with  Burmese Karaoke Party.

Enjoy you dinner on board.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
Day 05 AVA - SAGAING - AMARAPURA (B/L/D)

This morning, we enjoy a fascinating horse cart ride around the ancient capital of Ava. Here, we will pay a visit to the ancient teak Bagaya Kyaung Monastery, Nanmyin watchtower (27mt. high) and the Yadana Hsemee pagoda complex. After that, a coach will transfer us to Sagaing. Here, we will pay a visit to Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda located on the top of Sagaing Hill and contemplate the beautiful Mandalay from above. Next, continue our tour by seeing life in the local nunnery.

Enjoy your lunch on board.

In the afternoon, we will move to Amarapura by coach and visit a silk weaving workshop before coming to U Bein bridge which is the longest and oldest teakwood bridge in the world. What is more amazing than closing am exciting sightseeing day with a boat ride on Taungtham lake watching the magical sunset of the Golden Land.  

Enjoy your dinner on board and Myanmar Traditional Dance Show after that.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Irrawaddy Explorer

 

Day 06 MINGUN - MANDALAY (B/L/D)

In the morning, enjoy the walking tour around Mingun. First, we will explore King Bodawpaya’s stupa - Mingun Paya. This brick construction was unfinished because a prophecy stated that the completion of the stupa would lead to the King's death. Mingun Bell - the world's second largest bell is our next stop. Then, we will stop by the local market where sells beautiful artworks from both domestic and foreign artists.

In the afternoon, you will have a safety briefing and orientation onboard before set off on a tour to Mandalay. Kuthodaw Pagoda is our first stop which is known as the title of the world's biggest book. Next, we pay a visit to Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung Monastery - the only survival building from the royal era. Then, we move to visit a gold leaf beating workshop and Mahamuni Pagoda where people apply the very thin leaf of gold to the huge Buddha statue.

Attend farewell reception and crew farewell between 6:30pm and 7:30pm.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Irrawaddy Explorer

 

Day 07 MANDALAY (B)

After breakfast, disembark from the ship at Gawein Jetty.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

What's Included

  • All meals &, Coffee/Tea/Water
  • Sightseeing as described in the Itinerary
  • Complimentary local beer throughout the cruise - a glass of Wine at lunch and dinner
  • Ayravata Cruises English Speaking Guide 
  • All Entrance Fees - Transfer by coach to/from Prome, Salay
  • Welcome & Farewell Reception
  • Cultural performances and other activities on board.

What's Not Included

  • Drinks, laundry, all items of a personal nature
  • Health-accident-baggage or travel protection plan outside the ship’s boundaries.
  • Fuel surcharges if applicable. 

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

9 NIGHT TREASURE OF GOLDEN LAND: YANGON – MANDALAY

Destinations: Yangon to Prome (Pyay) - Thayet - Magwe - Salay - Bagan - Hnaw Gone - Yandabo - Ava - Sagaing - Amarapura - Mingun - Mandalay

Departure date of itinerary:

Month Year JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
2020 21 26 15 03 21 14
2021 01
JAN 21
FEB 26
MAR
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JUN
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SEP 15
OCT 03 21
NOV
DEC 14
JAN 01
FEB
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Highlights of Itinerary:

  • Learn about the history and archaeological sites of Prome and Sri Kestra
  • Explore the town of Magwe by trishaw.
  • Enjoy an interesting walking tour in Salay, Yandabo and Hnaw Kone discovering the local lifestyle
  • Contemplate the beauty of temples in Bagan and experience the making of traditional lacquer wares
  • Pay a visit to the ancient capitals of Burma: Mandalay, Ava, Sagaing and Mingun.
Day 01 YANGON - PROME (PYAY) (L/D)

You will be pick up at our meeting point - Sule Shangri La Hotel at 7:00am. Then, be transferred by car to Prome (about 2 hour drive). To be noted that, you should arrive 30 minutes earlier to check - in with our representative.

Prome was once ruled by the Mon tribe, before became the empire of King Alaungpaya in 1754. Nowadays, it has thrived to play a vital role in the trading business between Burma’s north and south. In the afternoon, our destination is Thayekhittaya, or the so-called Fabulous City as under Pyu kingdom from 5th to 9th century. The Sri Ksetra Museum containing various maps and relics as well us beads, silver coins dated back to the 6th century worths our visit.

Enjoy welcome reception and safety briefing between 6:30pm - 7:30pm.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
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Day 02 THAYETMYO (B/L/D)

We watch a BBC documentary “The Life of the Buddha” while enjoying the scenic cruise this morning.

In the afternoon, we use Tuk -Tuk to tour around Thayet Myo township, which is home to the most ancient golf course in Burma that you will pay a visit to today. Off we move to the local market to witness the hectic local activities. En route, there are many signs of old home in colonial architecture style, should you love to capture some photos. At mid-day, we come back on board and continue sailing.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
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Day 03 MAGWE (B/L/D)

During the cruise this morning, taking part in the interesting demonstrations of Longyi wearing and Thanaka applying on board.

This afternoon, trishaw, the local 3-wheeled vehicle, is our means of transport as we explore Magwe’s capital city, followed by a drop at the local market. Take your time to mingle with indigenous people before riding to Mya Tha Lun Pagoda lying at the summit of Naguttama Hill. From here, you have a great overview of the whole landscape.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
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Day 04 SALAY (B/L/D)

We spend this whole morning sailing. Relax and enjoy the falicities on board.

Salay, a 13th - century established town is our destination, as we pay a visit to some teak monasteries and old houses built under colonial era. Salay House, a trading warehouse dated back to 1906 worths our visit too. Later on, we pay a short visit to the local market, followed by a drop at Yoke Soun Kyaung Taw Gyi monastery with signature wood carvings and artifacts. Last destination, passing a pagodas dotted landscape, is Mann Paya, home to a stunning lacquerware Buddha.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
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Day 05 BAGAN (B/L/D)

In the morning, we would embark on Bagan temples' exploration. As the richest archaeological site in Burma, Bagan offers great understanding into religious life of the Golden Land. Kick off with a visit to Htilominlo, famous the remaining plaster carvings regardless of tremendous damages. Next, we pay a visit to one of the most famous temples in bagan, Ananda. Established under King Kyanzittha’s empire, this site is considered one of the four remaining temples until now. Each side of the temple is marked by one standing Buddha, whose structure will keep you at awe.

Taking a short break at lunch then we continue our trip in Bagan. First stop is the lacquerware workshop, where we have a chance to witness the traditional production process of lacquerware. Later, we pay a visit to Gubyaukgyi Temple, renowned for ancient colored paintings dated back to the 12th century. Nearby is Myazedi Stupa, which we also drop by for exploration. This place is not only a tourist attraction but also essential in the linguistic and historical life in early Pagan period. We round off the evening by climbing up Bagan viewing hill to toast the sunset, before returning on board.

Tonight, a traditional puppet show will be performed at 9:00pm

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
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Day 06 BAGAN - HNAW GONE (B/L/D)

In the morning, a motor coach takes us to the biggest street market in Bagan. As we witness a dynamic daily routine of the local, take times to mingle with indigenous life. You will feel fascinated by the sights of people coming to buy and sell their own produce, a lively and serene picture of Bagan. Later, we pay a visit to Shwezigon Pagoda. Established under King Anawrahta’s kingdom and not finished until his son’s rule, this site plays an essential role in Bagan’s religious life as considered to enshrine Buddha’s relics. We round off Bagan trip and return on board, heading to other destinations.

In the afternoon, we set sailing to Hnaw Kone, a serene river village. Immerse in tranquility as you enjoy friendly conversations with local people. There are some places to tour around, especially the local bamboo weaving technique, the main livelihood here. You will be kept in awe to witness the skilful and artistic process of weaving baskets or even home-building panels just from bamboo.

A cooking class with our chef will take place on board at 2:00pm

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
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Day 07 YANDABO (B/L/D)

In the morning, we pay a visit to Yandabo, which was the witness of a vital event, the first Anglo-Burmese War peace treaty signing. This village has transformed into a thriving pot making production, which brings the main livelihood for the local. As we tour around the village, you can observe local life and the artful process of making Yandabo pottery.

Afternoon time, attend the lecture of “Myanmar: Past and Today” (3:30pm - 4:30pm) and join in the fun with Burmese Karaoke Party (5:30PM-7:00PM)

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
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Day 08 AVA - SAGAING - AMARAPURA (B/L/D)

In the morning, we take a visit to the former capitals of Burma - Ava and Sagaing. First, a horse cart takes us around Ava, to explore some of its most famous attractions like Bagaya Kyaung Monastery, Nanmyin watchtower (27mt. high) and the Yadana Hsemee pagoda complex. Then, we move to Sagaing by coach. Take times to explore Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda atop of Sagaing Hill, such a nice location to take in the whole view, before we pay a visit to local Nunnery.

In the afternoon, we move forward to Amarapura to experience a silk workshop before rounding off at U Bein Bridge, which is widely considered the longest teakwood bridge in the world. Immerse in the sunset on the bridge and get yourself relaxed.

Enjoy Myanmar traditional dance performance onboard at 9:00pm.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
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Day 09 MINGUN - MANDALAY (B/L/D)

In the morning, Mingun is our exploration. We start off by a drop at a giant but unfinished pagoda. This one is constructed under King Bodawpaya’s kingdom, but due to a gloomy prophecy about the king’s death, the construction was abandoned, stopping this majestic site from becoming the largest in the world. Nearby is the Mingun Bell, which is considered the largest hanging bell in modern era. Lastly, pay a short visit to the local market, at the same time a local gallery of both indigenous and international artists.

First stop in the afternoon is Kuthodaw Pagoda with its impressive collection of 729 Buddha text-inscribed marble slabs, the worldwide record of “The largest book”, before we move to Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung Monastery, the only survivor from royalty. For a break from religious visit, we will drop by a gold leaf production workshop to witness the skillful making of gold leaf for Buddha statues ornamentation across Burma. Mahamuni is our last stop, at which we have an on-hands experience of gold leaf usage.

Farewell reception and crew farewell will be held this evening.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
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Day 10 DISEMBARKATION (B)

We will have our last breakfast, then disembark from Irrawaddy Explorer at Gawein Jetty (8:00am). 

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

* PLEASE NOTE: There may be cases where the water level becomes too high or low in The Irrawaddy and Chindwin River, so passengers will be provided with alternative itinerary.

The given itineraries are suggestive only so there can be changes. In case alternative itineraries, we will do our best to replace the missed location with the another one. 

Though we will try our best to ensure the given itineraries is followed as close as possible, all schedules and itineraries can still be changed depend on the river and other local conditions.

The cruise’s manager and captain are jointly responsible for passengers’ comfort and safety.

Passengers must accept their instructions and decisions.

What's Included

  • All meals &, Coffee/Tea/Water/Local Soft drinks/Local Spirits and Wine (dinner only)
  • Sightseeing with as described in the Itinerary
  • Ayravata Cruises English Speaking Guide (an additional non-English speaking guide is provided if more than 8 cabins are booked by parties speaking the same language)
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Transfer by coach to/from Prome
  • Welcome & Farewell Reception, Cultural performances, and other activities on board.
  • For Mandalay Suite only: (Complimentary, one hour Spa treatment (per person/per cruise), Complimentary Laundry service, Complimentary evening canap’es)

What's Not Included

  • Drinks, laundry, all items of a personal nature
  • Health-accident-baggage or travel protection plan outside the ship’s boundaries
  • 199USD/ pax for port charges
  • Fuel surcharges if applicable

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

9 NIGHT TREASURE OF GOLDEN LAND: MANDALAY – YANGON

Destinations: Mandalay - Mingun - Amarapura - Sagaing - Ava - Yandabo - Hnawgone - Bagan - Salay - Magwe - Thayet - Prome (Pyay ) - Yangon

Departure date of itinerary:

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Highlights of Itinerary:

  • Learn about the history and archaeological sites of Prome and Sri Kestra
  • Explore the town of Magwe by trishaw.
  • Enjoy an interesting walking tour in Salay, Yandabo and Hnaw Kone discovering the local lifestyle
  • Contemplate the beauty of temples in Bagan and experience the making of traditional lacquer wares
  • Pay a visit to the ancient capitals of Burma: Mandalay, Ava, Sagaing and Mingun.

 

Day 01 MANDALAY/AMARAPURA (L/D)

Check - in at your cruise at 12:00. Lunch will be served at the Customs House Dinning Room.

First stop in the afternoon is Kuthodaw Pagoda with its impressive collection of 729 Buddha text-inscribed marble slabs, the worldwide record of “The largest book”, before we move to Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung Monastery, the only survivor from royalty. For a break from religious visit, we will drop by a gold leaf production workshop to witness the skillful making of gold leaf for Buddha statues ornamentation across Burma. Mahamuni is our last stop, at which we have an on-hands experience of gold leaf usage.

Activities Onboard:

Safety Briefing and Orientation (2:00PM - 2:30PM)

Welcome Reception and Crew Welcome (6:30PM - 7:30PM)

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
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Day 02 MINGUN - AMARAPURA (B/L/D)

In the morning, Mingun is our next destination. We start off by a drop at a giant but unfinished pagoda. This one is constructed under King Bodawpaya’s kingdom, but due to a gloomy prophecy about the king’s death, the construction was abandoned, stopping this majestic site from becoming the largest in the world. Nearby is the Mingun Bell, which is considered the largest hanging bell in modern era. Lastly, pay a short visit to the local market, at the same time a local gallery of both indigenous and international artists.

In the afternoon, we move forward to Amarapura to experience a silk workshop before rounding off at U Bein Bridge, which is widely considered the longest teakwood bridge in the world. Immerse in the sunset on the bridge and get yourself relaxed.

Activities Onboard:

Myanmar Traditional Dance Performance (9:30PM-10:30PM)

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
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Day 03 SAGAING - AVA (B/L/D)

In the morning, we take a visit to the former capitals of Burma- Ava and Sagaing. First, a coach takes us around Sagaing.  Take times to explore Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda atop of Sagaing Hill, such a nice location to take in the whole view, before we pay a visit to local Nunnery. Later, we are off to Ava to explore some of its most famous attractions like Bagaya Kyaung Monastery, Nanmyin watchtower (27mt. high) and the Yadana Hsemee pagoda complex.

Activities Onboard:

Longyi and Thanaka Demonstration (4:00PM-5:00PM) 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
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Day 04 YANDABO - HNAW GONE VILLAGE (B/L/D)

In the morning, we pay a visit to Yandabo, which was the witness of a vital event, the first Anglo-Burmese  War peace treaty. This village has transformed into a thriving pot making production, which brings the main livelihood for the local. As we tour around the village, you can observe local life and the artful process of making Yandabo pottery.

In the afternoon, we set sailing to Hnaw Kone, a serene river village. Immerse in tranquility as you enjoy friendly conversations with local people. There are some places to tour around, especially the local bamboo weaving technique, the main livelihood here. You will be kept in awe to witness the skilful and artistic process of weaving baskets or even home-building panels just from bamboo.

Activities Onboard:

BBC Documentary “The Life of the Buddha” (4:00PM-5:00PM)

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
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Day 05 BAGAN (B/L/D)

In the morning, we would embark on Bagan’s exploration. As the richest archaeological site in Burma, Bagan offers great understanding into religious life of the Golden Land. Kick off with a visit to Htilominlo, famous the remaining plaster carvings regardless of tremendous damages. Next, we pay a visit to one of the most famous temples in bagan, Ananda. Established under King Kyanzittha’s empire, this site is considered one of the four remaining temples until now. Each side of the temple is marked by one standing Buddha, whose structure will keep you in awe.

Taking a short break at lunch then we continue the exploration. First stop is the lacquerware workshop, where we have a chance to witness the traditional production process of lacquerware. Later, we pay a visit to Gubyaukgyi Temple, renowned for ancient colored paintings dated back to the 12th century. Nearby is Myazedi Stupa, which we also drop by for exploration. This place is not only a tourist attraction but also essential in the linguistic and historical life in early Pagan period. We round off the evening by climbing up Bagan viewing hill to toast the sunset, before returning on board.

Activities Onboard:

Traditional Myanmar Puppet Show (9:00PM-10:00PM)

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
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Day 06 BAGAN (B/L/D)

In the morning, a motor coach takes us to the biggest street market in Bagan. As we witness a dynamic daily routine of the local, take times to mingle with indigenous life. You will feel fascinated by the sights of people coming to buy and sell their own produce, a lively and serene picture of Bagan. Later, we pay a visit to Shwezigon Pagoda. Established under King Anawrahta’s kingdom and not finished until his son’s rule, this site plays an essential role in Bagan’s religious life as considered to enshrine Buddha’s relics. We round off Bagan trip and return on board, heading to other destinations.

Afternoon is for you to spare. Remember to be back onboard at 4:30pm as we will set sail at 5:00pm.

 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
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Day 07 SALAY (B/L/D)

Salay, a 13th-century established town is our destination, as we pay a visit to some teak monasteries and old houses built under colonial era. Salay House, a trading warehouse dated back to 1906 worths our visit too. Later on, we pay a short visit to the local market, followed by a drop at Yoke Soun Kyaung Taw Gyi monastery with signature wood carvings and artifacts. Last destination, passing a pagodas dotted landscape, is Mann Paya, home to a stunning lacquerware Buddha. Round off the excursion and get back on board, getting ready for the afternoon itinerary.

Activities Onboard:

Tea Leaf and Ginger Salad Demonstration (3:30PM-4:30PM)

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
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Day 08 MAGWE (B/L/D)

Trishaw, the local 3-wheeled vehicle, is our means of transport as we explore Magwe’s capital city, followed by a drop at the local market. Take your time to mingle with indigenous people before we riding to Mya Tha Lun Pagoda lying at the summit of Naguttama Hill. From here, you have a great overview of the whole landscape.

We spend this afternoon sailing. During that time, enjoy the lecture "Myanmar: Past and Today" and Burmese karaoke party.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
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Day 09 THAYET - PROME - SRI KSETRA (B/L/D)

In the morning, we use Tuk -Tuk to tour around Thayet Myo township, which is home to the most ancient golf course in Burma you will pay a visit to today. Off we move to the local market to witness the hectic local activities. En route, there are many signs of old home in colonial architecture style, should you love to capture some photos. 

Prome was once ruled by the Mon tribe, before become the empire of King Alaungpaya in 1754. Nowadays, it has thrived to play a vital role in the trading business between Burma’s north and south. In the afternoon, our destination is Thayekhittaya, or the so-called Fabulous City as under Pyu kingdom from 5th to 9th century. The Sri Ksetra Museum containing various maps and relics as well us beads, silver coins dated back to the 6th century worths our visit.

Activities Onboard:

Farewell Reception and Crew Farewell (6:30PM-7:30PM)

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
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Day 10 PROME(PYAY) - YANGON (B)

We spend time driving from Prome to Yangon and gather at Sule Shangri La Hotel (7:30AM-2:30PM) 

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

* PLEASE NOTE: There may be cases where the water level becomes too high or low in The Irrawaddy and Chindwin River, so passengers will be provided with alternative itinerary.

The given itineraries are suggestive only so there can be changes. In case alternative itineraries, we will do our best to replace the missed location with the another one. 

Though we will try our best to ensure the given itineraries is followed as close as possible, all schedules and itineraries can still be changed depend on the river and other local conditions.

The cruise’s manager and captain are jointly responsible for passengers’ comfort and safety.

Passengers must accept their instructions and decisions.

 

irrawaddy explorer 21

What's Included

  • All meals &, Coffee/Tea/Water/Local Soft drinks/Local Spirits and Wine (dinner only)
  • Sightseeing with as described in the Itinerary
  • Ayravata Cruises English Speaking Guide (an additional non-English speaking guide is provided if more than 8 cabins are booked by parties speaking the same language)
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Transfer by coach to/from Prome
  • Welcome & Farewell Reception, Cultural performances and other activities on board.
  • For Mandalay Suite only: (Complimentary, one hour Spa treatment (per person/per cruise), Complimentary Laundry service, Complimentary evening canap’es)

What's Not Included

  • Drinks, laundry, all items of a personal nature
  • Health-accident-baggage or travel protection plan outside the ship’s boundaries
  • 199USD/ pax for port charges
  • Fuel surcharges if applicable

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

IRRAWADDY EXPLORER POLICY 

1. River Conditions Warning

The Irrawaddy and Chindwin rivers are subject to seasonal rises and falls of water level. So that an alternative itinerary will be offered to Passenger in the case of water levels being too high or low.

Published itineraries are indicated only and subject to sudden change. In such events alternative itineraries will be provided and we do our best to ensure that if a stop is missed we make up for it with another stop.

The ship’s manager and captain are jointly responsible for passengers’ comfort and safety.

Passengers must accept their decisions and instructions.

2. Deposit

To secure the booking a 30% deposit is required at the time of confirmation. The remaining balance will be made 70 days prior departure date.

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

3. Cancellation Terms

The cancellation notice must be received in writing either by e-mail or fax. It will be effective on the date of receipt. Cancellation charges, per person, are based upon the date of cancellation:

Up to 71 days prior to departure: Deposit will be forfeited.

From 70-35 days: 50% of cruise fare

From 34 days to “no show”: 100% of cruise fare

4. Children Policy

Up to 2 years: Complimentary in the parent/guardian’s cabin.

3-12 Years: if the child stays in the cabin with one of the parents/guardians 50% of the twin-sharing rate.

5. Minimum Occupancy

For all departures should the occupancy be less than 10 passengers for Short Discovery Cruise and 12 passengers for Exploration and Discovery Cruises the Company reserves the right to cancel the cruise up to 60 days prior the departure date. A confirmation notice in writing will be released by the company to all booked clients and/or their agents within the deadline. In case of cancellation, an alternative cruise will be offered and if not acceptable all down payments will be immediately refunded.

6. Insurance

We strongly advise travelers to purchase trip cancellation insurance. We also highly recommend guests to get international medical, baggage loss and delay insurance in the case of bad situations. Irrawaddy Explorer Cruise will take no responsibility for lost or stolen personal belongings.

Czep

Austin, Texas

JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME - IRRAWADDY EXPLORER FROM MANDALAY TO YANGON

March, 2017

The Irrawaddy Explorer itinerary takes you on a once in a lifetime journey across a magnificent country, rich in history and tradition. On our journey, we visited such places as a royal palace; silk, gold, and lacquerware workshops; ancient archeological sites; gilded pagodas; massive ancient temple complexes; small river villages; Buddhist monasteries; old British Colonial towns; and many other wondrous sites.

The cabin on the boat are spacious, air-conditioned and well equipped. There is no Wifi due to the remote location. The food was excellent with many buffet choices including both Eastern and Western delicacies. I would definitely do it again.

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