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THE ROYAL CAPITALS CRUISE
5 NIGHTS - Bagan - Yandabo - Monywa - Mingun - Ava - Amarapura - Mandalay

Cruise Fares Per Person
2015 Prices are in USD

  Main Deck Upper Deck
Premier Bow (*)
Twin Cabin
$2,355 $2,470 $3,525
Twin Cabin Single Use
$3.095 $3,205 $7,050
Single Cabin
- $2,470 -
NOTE: For All departures should the occupancy be less than 10 PASSENGERS Paukan Cruises reserves the right to cancel the cruise up to 60 days prior the departure date. A written confirmation notice will be released to all booked clients and/or their agents within and not later than 60 days prior the departure date. In case of cancellation an alternative cruise will be offered.

Rates, additional charges and conditions are subject to change, and to
currency fluctuation, without notice - Errors and Omissions Excepted

2015 Cruise Schedules

Vessel Departure Date
Arrival Date
Direction
RV Paukan 2012 12 July 2015 17 July 2015
Downstream
RV Paukan 2012 27 July 2015 01 August 2015
Upstream
RV Paukan 2012 09 August 2015 14 August 2015
Downstream
RV Paukan 2012 24 August 2015 29 August 2015
Upstream
RV Paukan 2012 01 September 2015 06 September 2015
Downstream
RV Paukan 2012 16 September 2015 21 September 2015
Upstream
RV Paukan 1947 19 December 2015 24 December 2015
Downstream
RV Paukan 1947 03 January 2016 08 January 2016
Upstream

  • Upstream: Bagan - Yandabo - Monywa - Mingun - Ava - Amarapura - Mandalay)
    Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Downstream: Mandalay - Amarapura - Ava - Mingun - Monywa - Yandabo - Bagan)
    Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights

CRUISE INCLUSIONS & HIGHLIGHTS

Cruise Price Includes :

  • All meals &, Coffee/Tea/Water
  • Sightseeing as described in the Itinerary
  • 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/from Prome

Cruise Price Excludes:

  • Drinks, laundry, all items of a personal nature
  • health-accident-baggage or travel protection plan outside the ship's boundaries
  • fuel surcharges if applicable(*)

 (*) Within the above rates the fuel cost is calculated on the Myanmar Market average price of the months of January 2010 (i.e. USD 3 per imperial gallon). Should the fuel price rise by more than 10%, AYRAVATA CRUISES will be entitled to impose a fuel surcharge equivalent to the amount by which the fuel price exceeds the price allowed for in the above rates, provided that the notice of this rise is given to the Passenger and/or his-her Agent within 30 days prior the cruise departure date.

UPSTREAM ITINERARY

DAY 1 - BAGAN
Our representative and guide will meet the guests upon arrival at Bagan airport between 07:30/08:00 am. Full day visit of a selection of the 2,000 listed pagodas and temples. Embark the ship before lunch; after continue the exploration of the archeological area. Dinner on board or in a local restaurant. Overnight on board

DAY - 2 BAGAN - RIVER VILLAGE
Explore some of Bagan's local markets selling wood carvings, fabrics, longyis and rattan products. Visit a workshop to see the ancient technique of lacquerware making. Alternatively guests can hire a horse cart or a bicycle and explore the site on their own (or) have a splendid Balloon Flight over Bagan (surcharge applied - optional). Back to the ship around Noon and cast off. We cruise upstream all day. Stop at Shwe Pyi Thar village for a walk. Dinner followed by a Puppet Show performance in the village or sundeck

DAY 3 - YANDABO
In the morning we arrive at Yandabo, a picturesque village that specializes in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war signed on Feb. 24, 1826. We go ashore for a walk stopping at some pot-making workshops and to visit the school and the monastery. We cruise upstream the rest of the day, moor overnight at Myin Mu jetty.

DAY 4 - MONYWA (HPOWINDAUNG & SHWEBADAUNG CAVES)- SAGAING
Early morning drive by coach (approx. 1 1/2 hours) to Monywa to visit the Hpowindaung and Shwebadaung caves where hundreds of Buddha Statues are placed inside niches decorated with wonderful mural paintings dated back to the . After lunch we visit the splendid Sambuddhai Kat Kyaw pagoda with its more than 500,000 Buddha images. Drive to Sagaing (2 hours) where we will rejoin the ship. Cruise upstream. Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 5 - MINGUN - AVA - AMARAPURA
After an early breakfast visit Mingun the unfinished pagoda, the largest working bell in the world and the “home for the aged”. After lunch we explore Ava by horse-cart visiting the beautiful 200 year old teak Bagaya Kyaung Monastery, Nanmyin watchtower (27mt. high) and the Me Nu Ok Kyaung monastery. We travel then by sampan and coach to Amarapura, the penultimate Burmese Royal Capital (1783) to visit U-Bein Bridge at sunset. Moor overnight at Sagaing. Dance and Theatre performance on the Sundeck.

DAY 6 - DISEMBARK GAWEIN JETTY-CENTRAL MANDALAY
After breakfast, visit central Mandalay: Mahamuni Pagoda, Mandalay Hill where spiraling staircases lead to sweeping views of the city and its temples and the nearby Kuthodaw Paya, which contains the world's biggest book, the workshops of gold leave making, tapestry making, woodcarving, marble carving and bronze casting. Lunch on board or in a local restaurant. Disembark and transfer to the airport for your onward flight (Yangon or Heho Inle Lake).

DOWNSTREAM ITINERARY

DAY 1 - MANDALAY - MINGUN
.Our representative and guide will meet the guests upon arrival at Mandalay airport between 07.30/08.00 am. Visit central Mandalay: Mahamuni Pagoda, Mandalay Hill where spiraling staircases lead to sweeping views of the city and its temples and the nearby Kuthodaw Paya, which contains the world's biggest book, the workshops of gold leave making, tapestry making, woodcarving, marble carving and bronze casting. Embark the ship at Gawein Jetty before lunch. Welcome cocktail in the saloon and sail upstream to Mingun. Visit the unfinished pagoda, the largest working bell in the world and the home for the aged. Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 2 - AVA-AMARAPURA
After breakfast we explore Ava by horse-cart visiting the beautiful 200 year old teak Bagaya Kyaung Monastery, Nanmyin watchtower (27mt. high) and the Me Nu Ok Kyaung monastery. We travel then by sampan and coach to Amarapura, the penultimate Burmese Royal Capital (1783) to visit U-Bein Bridge at sunset. Moor overnight at Sagaing. Dance and Theatre performance on the Sundeck.

DAY 3 - MONYWA (HPOWINDAUNG & SHWEBADAUNG CAVES)
Early morning drive by coach (approx. 2 1/2 hours) to Monywa to visit the Hpowindaung and Shwebadaung caves where hundreds of Buddha Statues are placed inside niches decorated with wonderful mural paintings dated back to the . After lunch we visit the splendid Sambuddhai Kat Kyaw pagoda with its more than 500,000 Buddha images. Drive to Myin Mu jetty (approx. 1 1/2 hours) where we will rejoin the ship. Dinner and overnight on board

DAY 4 - YANDABO
In the morning we arrive at Yandabo, a picturesque village that specializes in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war signed on Feb. 24, 1826. We go ashore for a walk stopping at some pot-making workshops and to visit the school and the monastery. Continue cruising downstream with an afternoon stop at Shwe Pyi Thar village for a walk. Moor overnight midriver

DAY 5 - BAGAN
We arrive at Bagan in the early morning. Full day visit of a selection of the 2,000 listed pagodas and temples. Lunch on board and in the afternoon continue the exploration of the archeological area. Dinner on board or in a local restaurant. Overnight on board.

DAY 6 - BAGAN - DISEMBARK
Explore some of Bagan's local markets selling wood carvings, fabrics, longyis and rattan products .Visit a workshop to see the ancient technique of lacquerware making. Alternatively guests can hire a horse cart or a bicycle and explore the site on their own (or) have a splendid Balloon Flight over Bagan (surcharge applied - optional). Lunch on board or in a local restaurant. Disembark and then transfer to the airport for your onward flight (Yangon or Heho Inle Lake)

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