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Board a traditional ship and cruise along the languid Irrawaddy River, still Myanmar's main highway, passing the unforgettable sights and rural scenes of the cultural heartlands of old Myanmar.
Itinerary:DEPOSIT PAYMENT: A deposit of 20% of total tour
cost is required. NOTE: A visa for Myanmar is required for Australian passport holders, the cost of which is not included in the above prices. Your visa can bearranged by Wendy Wu Tours at an additional cost.
Our The Golden Land Downstream itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading guides whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
Embark your Pandaw cruise ship at Shwe Kyet Yet Jetty in Mandalay. Explore central Mandalay, including the Mahamuni Pagoda, one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Myanmar, and the Shwe In Bin teak carved monastery. Afterwards, discover the ancient capital Amarapura. Here you will visit the teak wood monastery of Bagaya Kyaung and walk along U Bein Bridge. (L,D)
Explore the ancient capital of Ava. Cruise downstream and wander the small village of Yandabo, which specialises in pottery making, in the late afternoon. Next, visit the Pandaw School developed through the donations of Pandaw
Tour the ancient city of Bagan, formerly known as Pagan, to see a selection of the 3,000 temples and pagodas found here. Bagan is well-known as the centre for the manufacture of laccquerware and you will have the opportunity to visit a number of local workshops this afternoon. (B,L,D)
Ascend Tan Kyi Taung Mountain to view the sunrise (optional WWII jeep to the top available). In Salé you will see the Youtsaun-kyaung and explore the colonial-style houses. (B,L,D)
Climb the riverbank and wander through passages to reach the Mya Thalon Pagoda, constructed using solid gold bricks. (B,L,D)
Visit the Italian-built fort of Minhla, constructed to keep the British at bay. View the colonial-style houses of Thayetmyo, explore a local market and take a horse-drawn cart ride through the countryside. (B,L,D)
Visit the former centre of the Pyu civilisation known as Thiri Ya Kittiya, an archaeological site, and view the Buddhist artefacts and sculptures at the museum. (B,L,D)
Stop at the famous cliffs of Akauk Taung to view the stone carvings which are carved into the rocks along the riverbank. (B,L,D)
This morning you explore the Irrawaddy Delta creeks. Stop to visit Danuphyu, a little known town with a busy port and a bustling local market. (B,L,D)
Sail through the Yangon River and enter the Twante Canal, which connects the Yangon River with the Irrawaddy Delta. Stop en route to visit Twante, in the afternoon. (B,L,D)
Disembark your Pandaw cruise ship early this morning at Botahtaung Jetty in Yangon, where your arrangements end. (B)NOTE: Please provide your arrival and departure flight details to our Travel Consultants at the time of booking.
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