Duration : 4 Days – 3 Nights
Tour Code : PTT 016
During 8 days, you could find the hidden Kingdom of Rakhine, starting from Yangon and flight to Sittwe and then to Mrauk U by local boat. You can enjoy beautiful landscapes along the river. Mrauk U was a thriving city in the 12th and 16 centuries with a complex network of canals. The people are very warm and friendly.
At 14:00, Check in and embark at Mandalay jetty, enjoy welcome drinks and settle in your cabin. The boat sails out of Mandalay towards Sein Pankhone, a typical Myanmar village, for a navigation of approximately 4 hours. While cruising along the fascinating scenes of Irrawaddy, enjoy an aperitif on the upper deck to watch the sunset on the river. Dinner and overnight onboard near Sein Pankhone.
After breakfast on board, depart on a canoe ride lead by local fishermen to the river dolphins’ territory (the schedule will depend on the visibility of the dolphins along the River). Back on RV Mingun, navigation of approximately 15 minutes to reach Sein Pankhone. Short walk and sightseeing, a chance to soak in authentic village life on the Irrawaddy shores. Back onboard Lunch will be served while sailing towards Mingun. Dinner & overnight onboard near Mingun.
Breakfast will be served on the sun deck from 07:00. At 08:00, visit the village of Mingun before other tourists arrive from Mandalay. Visit Pondawphaya, Settawya, Pahtodawgyi pagodas and the legendary Mingun Bell (which weighs around 90 tons) one of the largest intact ringing bells in the world. The bell was destined to King Bodawpaya’s Pahtodawgyi brick pagoda which could have been the highest in the world if the project had not been halted because of the King’s deep superstitions. Back onboard around 11:00, cruise towards Ava. Lunch during navigation. Visit the Island of Ava by horse carriage including stops at famous Bagaya Kyaung & Me Nu Oak Kyaung Monasteries.After the day’s visits, navigate towards Sagaing Hill for an exclusive BBQ Dinner on the River Beach facing the hilltop dotted with white and gold pagodas.Overnight onboard.
Breakfast on board, cruise back to Mandalay and disembark at 10:00. Depending on customers’ program, time and jetty can be adjustable. (Disembarking earlier in Sagaing is recommended if customers need to catch a flight).