RV Makara Queen
Launched: 2017 | Length: 61.5M (202 ft) | Crew Members: 30 | Staterooms: 24Inquire about this cruise
No of Cabins: | Area: 280 Ft2 | Bed: Double/ Twin | Location:
Relaxing in the space designed with modern and traditional styles, our deluxe cabins provide twin or double bed on your demand. Each cabin has been designed and equipped eco-friendly amenities to bring you the most comfortable during your journey aboard the Makara. Equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony, the deluxe cabin promises to give you adventure and tradition feelings whilst still assuring complete privacy.
- Privacy balcony
- Bathroom and shower
- Satellite television
- Safe box
- Air conditioning
- Complimentary bottled water
- Slipper and bathrobes
- Hair dryer
- Complimentary tea and coffee
No of Cabins: | Area: 390 Ft2 | Bed: | Location:
You will certainly have an unrivaled cruising experience with the suites aboard the Makara. Presidential Suites are designed luxuriously, equipped from floor-to-ceiling windows and two private balconies, a king-size bed covered in luxurious linen offering you the most relaxing while admiring beautiful scenery outside from the window.
Traditional handicrafts and sculptures and featuring Myanmar silk and sculptures are used to decorate individually our suites offer a great accommodation for you to relax after an exciting day off the beaten path or in which to plan your next day of adventuring
- Two private balconies
- Private shower and bathroom
- L’Occitane toiletries
- Satellite television
- Air conditioning
- Welcome fruit basket
- Complimentary bottled mineral water
- Complimentary tea and coffee
- Slippers and bathrobes
RV MAKARA QUEEN DECK PLAN
During the cruise on RV Makara Queen, visitors will be given a great chance to discover the origins of Myanmar culture and its charming traditions. Along the way of cruising, you will enjoy beautiful local scenery such as dense jungle-clad riverbanks, grand gorges, and vast rice paddies, and get a sight of traditional rural life as well as the occasional glimpse of a saffron-clad monk.
There would be a great regret if you don’t try delicious local cuisine during your Myanmar travel. Our on-board restaurant provides dishes in international and local style, including organic and sustainably caught and harvested meats and vegetables. Complementing the fine- dining fare is a carefully selected range of wines and spirits. And if you have any dietary requirements, please don’t hesitate to advise us before boarding the ship. You will be given great meals because they are cooked with the freshest ingredients from vegetables and fruits that are in season.
After a long day of discovering, there is nothing interesting more than relaxing at the Makara Spa to treat your senses by traditional techniques and ingredients. Our two spa suites are designed with beautiful traditional Myanmar silk and tastefully decorated to bring you a pleasant sense, help you refreshed and ready to continue with your voyage.
7 NIGHT PYAY - BAGAN - MANDALAY
Embark the ship at 11:00am. If you have any question about your upcoming journey, please don’t hesitate to ask our staff. After settling into your room, have a welcome beverage on Makara’s sundeck and enjoy beautiful views of the Ayeyarwady River.
In the afternoon, we pay a visit to Pyay. Pyay is used to be an important trade town on the Ayeyarwady. As the day progresses, we will visit the famous Shwesan-Daw pagoda, then visit Shwe Daung village and see the famous glasses-wearing Buddha.
Enjoy beautiful morning with a brewed cup of tea or coffee on the sundeck of the Makara Queen, then have an excursion by horse-drawn carriage to Thayet, which is known as a border town between the Royal Burmese North and the British Colonial South.
Back to the ship and enjoy a leisurely afternoon here. Browse the books in the on-board library, have a refreshing beverage in the dining room or relax by our pool.
Also you will have interesting evening by joining in cooking class. There tou will learn more about the dishes of Myanmar, especially two famous dishes: lahpet thoke (green tea leaf salad) and gin thoke (ginger salad).
Enjoy breakfast and then we will have an excursion to the fortress of Minhla. It was built by Italian architects with the aim is to prevent British troops from advancing from the south to Myanmar. After that, we will enjoy an à la carte lunch aboard the Makara Queen.
Have an excursion to the holy ‘Dragon Volcano’ in the afternoon, and then travel by bus to the ancient Myat Thalon Pagoda in Magwe and then admire beautiful sunset over the Ayeryarwady River back in the boat.
After a pre-dinner beverage and dinner from our à la carte menu, we will watch a good film, “The Lady”. The film is about the life of Aung Suun Suu Kyi, who is one of the most popular political figures in Myanmar. When watching the film, you will understand more about the modern history of this country.
After having breakfast, we will have a city tour of Magwe on a local rickshaw. During the excursion, you will be given a chance to discover an authentic Myanmar market and learn ancient techniques from a traditional blacksmith.
Turn back to the boat and have a leisurely afternoon here. Browse the books in the on-board library, have a refreshing beverage in the dining room or relax by our pool.
Enjoy diner and then you will be given a chance to learn more about exotic fruits and vegetables of Myanmar from a presentation from a local farmer and hear a lecture on ancient Myanmar medical techniques from a traditional medicine practitioner.
Have sailing overnight and then we will get the ancient royal capital of Bagan. Bagan is a ancient land in Myanmar, and famous for more than 3.000 religious architectures. Also, it is considered one of the largest archaeological sites in Southeast Asia and a true spectacle to behold. In the morning, we will pay a visit to many beautiful temples here.
Enjoy lunch on board and then continue to discover Myanmar.
During the day, our guide will accompany with to answer all questions about this ancient kingdom. At the end of the day, we will have dinner aboard the Makara, which is prepared from only the freshest organic ingredients. After the meal, we will enjoy the performance of a traditional Myanmar Puppet, which is happened on the upper deck.
Today morning we will take an excursion to Shwe Pyi Tha Village. There you will get an intimate glimpse of the local life in Myanmar as well as know more about the Makara Queen’s charity work with the community.
As the day continues, we will sail through the confluence of the Chindwin and Ayeyarwady rivers. Have lunch on board and then discover the beautiful village of Yandabo. The village is famous for producing unique terracotta pottery out of riverbank clay. Also it was a place where the Yandabo Treaty was signed; ending the first Anglo-Burmese war between the British East India Company and the Royal Burmese Household of Ava in 1826.
Today we will cruise to the beautiful Sagaing Hills. Sagaing is best known as an important religious and meditation centre for Myanamar people. The 14th century Sun-U-Ponnya-Shin pagoda will be the first place to visit. Then, we will have a departure by horse and cart to Ava, which is formerly called as Inwa. In the afternoon, we will pay a visit to the famous Mingun Paya pagoda. The pagoda was originally planned to construct as the largest pagoda in the world but due to the death of King Bodawphaya in 1918 so it was delayed.
Before ending the voyage, we will have a farewell cocktail party on board, followed by a gala dinner.
Get up early in the morning and enjoy the last time aboard the Makara. Enjoy a brewed cup of tea or coffee on the sundeck and then go ahead to our international breakfast buffet. You will be given a chance to hear an interesting storytelling session on the ancient history of Buddhism in Myanmar from a historical expert. Disembark on the land, and say goodbye to the staff and the Makara Queen. Our transportation will meet and take us from the pier to continue to discover Myanmar in all her glory.
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6 NIGHT MANDALAY - BAGAN - PYAY
Embark the ship at 9:00am and start sailing after half an hour. After cast off on your voyage, please don’t hesitate to acquaint yourself with the Makara Queen, because our staff are willing to answer any question about your upcoming journey. Check in your room and enjoy a welcome drink on Makara’s sundeck as well as admire the spectacular views of the Ayeyarwady River.
At around 4:30pm, we arrive at Yandabo - a peaceful village specialised in pottery making. You have 1 hour exploring around the area and observing the skillful techniques.
Tonight we moor at the Chindwin confluence.
We will arrive in Bagan at around 9:00am this morning. An excursion by coach will be provided. You will have a chance to discover the history and ancient architecture of the temple plain of more than 3,000 monuments. Have lunch on board and then we will continue our visit to the notable temples of Bagan. After that, we move next to the lacquerware workshop where the traditional techniques are still being practised.
When the day comes to an end, enjoy the spectacular sunset over Bagan before heading back to the ship.
Early this morning, the ship set sails from Bagan to Sale for an interesting 2 hour sightseeing around the town. Upon arrival, we will pay a visit to the stunning teak monastery of Yoke Sone Kyaung and contemplate many beautiful colonial houses.
Enjoy breakfast and then we will take a tour around Magwe city on a local rickshaw. This city tour will make you get more understanding about the authentic Myanmar market and learn ancient techniques from a traditional blacksmith.
After that turn back to the Makara and have a leisurely afternoon there. Browse the books in the onboard library, have a refreshing beverage in the dining room or relax by our swimming pool. After dinner, you will be given a chance to hear a presentation from a local farmer about the exotic fruits and vegetables of Myanmar, as well as a lecture on ancient Myanmar medical techniques from a traditional medicine practitioner.
After breakfast, we will have an excursion to the fortress of Minhla. It was built by Italian architects to assist the Burmese King in preventing British troops from advancing from the south. After that, we will have an à la carte lunch aboard the Makara Queen.
In the afternoon, we pay a visit to the holy ‘Dragon Volcano’ and then have departure by bus to the ancient Myat Thalon Pagoda in Magwe, and enjoy a beautiful sunset over the Ayeyarwady River back in the boat.
Have a pre-dinner beverage and dinner from our à la carte menu, and then we will watch a good film, “The Laddy”. The film is about the life of Aung Suun Suu Kyi, who is one of the most popular political figures in Myanmar. Through the film, we will know more about the modern history of the country.
Enjoy a beautiful morning with a brewed cup of tea or coffee on the sundeck, and then we will have a departure by horse-drawn carriage to Thayet Myo, which is known as a border town between the Royal Burmese North and the British Colonial South.
Turn back to the boat and have a leisurely afternoon here. Browse the books in the on-board library, have a refreshing beverage in the dining room or relax at pool.
Also you will have an interesting evening by joining in cooking class. There tou will learn more about the dishes of Myanmar, especially two famous dishes: lahpet thoke (green tea leaf salad) and gin thoke (ginger salad).
Enjoy your last evening of your voyage. We will have a farewell cocktail party on board, followed by a gala dinner.
Get up early to enjoy the last time aboard the Makara by a brewed cup of tea or coffee on the sundeck, and then head to an international breakfast buffet.
You will hear an interesting storytelling session on the ancient history of Buddhism in Myanmar from a historical expert. Say goodbye to the staff and the Makara Queen before disembarking. Our transportation will meet and pick you up from the pier to continue to discover Myanmar in all her glory.
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5 NIGHT BAGAN - MONYWA - MANDALAY
Embarkation time is 11:30 AM at Irrawaddy Princess Jetty, enjoy a welcome drink and briefing. We will have voyage upstream and stop off at the typical river Village in the afternoon.
In the early morning, we will have voyage upstream to Yandabo Village. The village is famous for the production of terracotta from the riverbank clay. There you will see and know the pottery making process at various stages. Also it was recognized as the site where Treaty was signed; ending the first Anglo-Burmese war between the British East India Company and the Royal Burmese Household of Ava in 1826.
Back to the boat and have voyage upstream and Moor overnight near Myin Mu.
Get to Monywa in the morning. After having breakfast, we will continue the trip by coach to splendid Sambuddhia Kat Kyaw pagoda and you will see more than 500,000 Buddha statues placed in the pagoda. After that, we continue drive to Kyaukka village to visit a “plain lacquer” ware type workshop. The lacquer ware is called “Kyauk Kar” in Myanmar, which has only two colors, black and red made by natural pigments and the Aung Sakyar Stupa with the longest reclining Buddha of Myanmar (333 ft/ 100 m).
Have lunch at the local restaurant and dinner at onboard.
Today we will have voyage upstream and upon arrival to Royal Capital of Inwa (Ava), we will have departure by horse-drawn carriage to visit Nanmyint Watch Tower, the remain of the palace building nickname “the leaning tower of Ava ‘Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery, built of brick and stucco and Bargayar Monastery famous for its impressive ornate woodcarving and teak posts. After that turn back to cruise to continue sailing upstream and get to Sagaing. We will spend about 2,5 hours to discover Sagaing by coach. There we will visit the most important Buddhist Religion site.
Turn back to the boat and sail downstream. Admire the beautiful sunset over Sagaing Hill. and moor overnight at a sandbank mid-stream, near Sagaing.
Today in the early morning, we will continue sail upstream in 2,5 hours to get the Mingun Pagoda Complex. During the trip to the unfinished pagoda, you will see the 90 tones Mingun Bell, which is the biggest hanging undamaged bell in the world and the “Home For The Aged”. As the day progresses, we will continue sail downstream to Gaw Win Jetty.
Have lunch and then take a visit by coach to Mahamuni Buddha Image – a bronze Buddha image castled during the lifetime of Buddha himself, continue pay a visit to Tapestry works, Wood carving & bronze castling workshops, Marble carving workshop and silk weaving home cottage.
Visit Mandalay Palace, Shwenandaw Monastery, which is highlighted with its exquisite wood carvings, and continue visit gold leaf beating workshop, Atumashi Monastery, Kuthodaw Pagoda. Back to Cruise and have dinner at on sand bank as a fare ware.
Cast off early morning, and we will continue voyage downstream and get to Kyat Yat Jetty at about 08:30 am. Disembark from board.
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2 NIGHT MANDALAY - BAGAN
Embark the ship at around 10:00am at MahaThamu Di Chaung Jetty (Sagaing). Enjoy your welcome cocktails and some refreshments onboard. The safety briefing will also be provided. The ship cruises up the river for a visit to Mingun - an ancient capital of Burma. Here, we will explore the huge unfinished brick pagoda called Pahtodawgyi, the second biggest ringing bell in the world - Mingun and the home for the age.
Back to the ship for lunch and Makara Queen cruise starts to sail downstream to Sagaing. Spend time discover some notable Buddhist constructions here as this is the most important religious sites in Myanmar.
Enjoy the spendid sunset over Sagaing Hills onboard.
We sail to Yandabo this morning for a 1 hour excursion. Yandabo, which is best known for producing unique terracotta pottery out of riverbank clay, also it is steeped in history. The village was a place where the Yandabo Treaty was signed; ending the first Anglo-Burmese war between the British East India Company and the Royal Burmese Household of Ava in 1826.
Return to the ship as we keep crusing downstream and moor overnight at Chindwin confluence.
We reach Bagan this morning. After breakfast, disembark from the ship of Makara Queen cruise at 9:00am at Irrawaddy Princess Jetty.
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2 NIGHT BAGAN - MANDALAY
Ship check - in at 10:30 am at Irrawaddy Princess Jetty. Welcome cocktails and safety briefing will be provided after that.
Makara Queen starts sailling to the peaceful village of Shwe Pyi Thar. Here, you will get a glimpse of the local life as a Toddy Palm Climber.
Back onboard as the ship sail upstream. Moor overnight at Chindwin confluence.
Enjoy a freshly brewed cup of tea or coffee on the upper deck while sailing upstream to Yandabo Village, which is famous for producing unique terracotta pottery out of riverbank clay. Also, this was a place where the Yandabo Treaty was signed to end the first Anglo-Burmese war between the British East India Company and the Royal Burmese Household of Ava in 1826.
Today is the last time on the aboard the Makara. Let’s get up early to enjoy the fresh air in the morning. After breakfast, say goodbye to the crew and disembark the ship at 9:00am.
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RV MAKARA QUEEN CRUISE POLICY
1. If there is any changes regarding schedule, itinerary or times, RV Makara Queen will change at short notice. The cruise reserves the right to cancel or pospone up to 30 days before departure. Whenthe water level is too high or low, passengers will be offerd with alternative itinerary.
2. All quoted prices, invoices and receipts will be given in US dollar.
3. 10 percen service charge and 5 per cent government tax will not be include in all rates.
4. Passengers will take the responsibility for loss of baggage, money, and other personal items.
5. The cruise has the right to introduce a fuel surcharge whenever there is an increase in fuel price during the trip.
6. It is recommended for elderly clients and pregnant travelers to consult their doctor to ensure they are fit to travel.
7. The manager and the crew will try their best to ensure that there is no change happens because of weather, mechanical difficulties or unexpectied situations.
8. The policies is apply for both direct bookings and bookings through sales agents.
9. 30 days prior to departure time, cruise tickets must be issued. Passengers will not allow to board the cruise without the ticket.
10. Bookings cancelled because of extreme weather will not be refunded.
11. All passengers are required to board the cruise at least 30 minutes before departure.
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