RV Pandaw River Cruise (1947)
Mandalay- Katha- Bagan (11 Nights / 12 Days Program)
Day 01 Mandalay to Kyauk Myaung (L,D)
Welcome on board Pandaw 1947!!!
Check in no later than 6:45 a.m. Cruise depart at 07:00 a.m.
Sailing Myay Zon for watching Dolphins by canoe boats (2
persons per boat). FYI about dolphins, we can see before
10:00 am and after 4:30 pm a day, even though cannot
grantee for that but 80% sure. After watching dolphins,
sailing Kyauk Myaung to visit at charming pottery-making
village by walking tour. Here, we’ll watch the craftsmen create beautiful pots as they work their potters’ wheels with their legs. In the evening, welcome cocktail party is followed by the dinner. (Overnight nearby Kyauk Myaung)
Day 02 Kyauk Myaung to Tagaung (B,L,D)
As we glide down the river, you can enjoy activities &
demonstrations on traditions such as how to wear a longyi
(sarong), thanakha(local cosmetic sunscreen), cookery
lessons & history talks.In the afternoon, we arrive at Tagaung
which dates back to the Pyu dynasty. Explore along the
ancient capital by Tuk Tuk. This rich archaeological excavation
site still has original city walls which have been extremely well preserved. (Overnight nearby Tagaung).
Day 03 Tagaung to Katha (B,L,D)
After sailing the whole morning, we reach into Katha colonial town which is known as for George Orwell’s (Burmese Days- author’s) former house, the British club, Tennis court & Katha heritage house which was used to stay by the British district officer. Touring around the town by Tuk Tuk will take y ou to the British heyday. In the evening, Kachin traditional dancers will entertain you at the Saloon bar. (Overnight at Katha.)
Day 04 Katha (B,L,D)
After breakfast, continuous sightseeing to “Elephant Logging Camp” located west of Katha. After that, continue driving to Mawlu where one can observe how we make the Burmese and Shan Drum, the whole process of crafting, putting leather to make a sound, testing the drum.Proceed further to picturesque Indawlay Lake and stop for photo.
Day 05 Katha-Htee Gyaint (B,L,D)
After an early breakfast, visit the local market & we drive into the Elephant camp to observe how to tame the elephants for pulling the logs in the teak forest. Then, picnic lunch is served at the local forest camp bungalow. After lunch, drive back to the cruise to set sail down. In the afternoon, visit at Htee Gyaint by Tuk Tuk to see beautiful wooden houses on the western bank of the majestic Ayeyarwaddy river. (Overnight at Htee Gyaint).
Day 06 Htee Gyaint- Kyar Nyat to Nwe Nyein (B,L,D)
Relax during a leisurely cruise to Kyar Nyat- Take a guided
walking tour of this small village and you’ll spy monastic
education & get an authentic taste of local life.This afternoon, we
will head south downstream for the next stop where we spend
for walking tour along the village Nwe Nyein which is famous for
many glazed pottery factories. In the evening, farewell cocktail
party is followed by the traditional dance & dinner. (Overnight nearby Nwe Nyein).
Day 07 Nwe Nyein- Mingun (B,L,D)
This morning, we’ll sail to Mingun where we will make ox-cart tour for monumental temple (unfinished pagoda) & 90-tonne Mingun bell, one of the world’s heaviest ringing bells.
Day 08 Mingun - Sagaing (B,L,D)
Visit to the most important Buddhist Religion site Sagaing (Soon Oo Ponya Shin Pagoda, ThaKyaDiThar Nunnery in Sagaing and Sagaing Hill). Enjoy the sunset over Sagaing Hill. After dinner guests can enjoy a Traditional Dance on the sundeck (if available).
Day 09 Sagaing – Yandabo Village (B,L,D)
In the morning, cruising downstream to Yandabo Village.
Sightseeing Yandabo Village, dependant on the base economy is
famous for the production of terracotta from the riverbank clay.
Yandabo, historically recognized for the signing of the Yandabo
Treaty which took place under a tree on the riverbank in 1826
between the British and Burma. Shore excursion time is 1 hour.
Back to board and cast off. Continue sailing downstream and moor overnight at near Chindwin confluence.
Day 10 Yandabo Village – Bagan (B,L,D)
Morning castoff and start to approach Bagan during your breakfast time. Sightseeing by coach, a fantastic site of over 2500 stupas (Buddhist religious monument), temples and pagodas. Back to the ship for lunch. Afternoon sightseeing, follow by lacquer ware factory and enjoy the sunset at Bagan. Moor overnight at Bagan.
Day 11 Bagan (B,L,D)
Off early morning, after Breakfast visiting by coach to Nyaung
Oo Market, Shwezigon Pagoda – the prototype for later
Myanmar pagodas built by King Anawrahta, Ananda Temple –
King Kyansittha’s masterpiece and the crowning achievement
of the early style temple of architecture. Htilominlo Temple –
the largest temples. In the afternoon visit to Lacquer-ware
making home cottage, Manuha Temple, Myinkaba Gubyaukgyi Temple – known for its wall paintings depicting scenes from the Jataka and Dhamanyangyi Temple. Lunch will be served Local Restaurant and Dinner on sand bank. Moor over night on board.
Day 12 Bagan (B,-,-)
After breakfast, disembark from board.
*****This morning, RV Pandaw 1947 cruise Mandalay- Katha- Bagan program comes to an end.*****
|Cruise Type||Passenger / Cargo|
|Measurement (meter)||39.4 m x 10.3 m x 1.7 m|
|Capacity Ton||213.53 ton|
|Passengers Capacity (short destination)||max 949|
|Passengers Capacity (long destination)||max 616|
|Average Draft (light load)||2'5"|
|Average Draft (heavy load)||3'10"|
|Measurement Ton (Total)||234.34 ton|
|Engine Type||DORMAN (250 x 2) HP (2 Engine)|
2019/2020 Departure Dates
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