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Spirit Of Myanmar & The Untouched Upper Irrawaddy With Bangkok - Southbound

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Sailing Date: Mar 25, 2018
Through: Apr 12, 2018
Book By: Mar 21 2018 7:00PM
# of Nights: 18
Ship: Avalon Myanmar
Line:  Avalon Waterways
Terms:  Terms & Disclaimers
ID:  4949284
from $7,549.00  (USD)
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Day Location
1 Bangkok, Thailand     
2 Bangkok     
3 Bangkok     
4 Bangkok - Yangon, Myanmar     
5 Yangon     
6 Yangon - Bhamo (Embarkation) - Second Defile     
7 Kyun Daw     
8 Katha - Tigyang     
9 Kya Hnyat     
10 Kyauk Myaung     
11 Mingun - Mandalay - Amarapura     
12 Mandalay     
13 Sagaing     
14 Shwe Pyi Thar     
15 Bagan     
16 Bagan (Disembarkation) - Heho - Inle Lake     
17 Inle Lake     
18 Inle Lake - Heho - Yangon     
19 Yangon     
Number of Nights: 18
On this captivating river cruise, explore Bangkok, Thailand; cruise along the Irrawaddy River and see the best of Myanmar, known as the "Golden Land;" and go inland to the beautiful Inle Lake!

In Bangkok, Thailand, you'll get up close to its most renowned temples, including the Temple of the Reclining Buddha-the oldest and largest of its kind. In Yangon, you'll see the magnificent, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda-considered the oldest pagoda in the world. Your river cruise will get underway in dramatic fashion as you sail along the untouched upper Irrawaddy. Visit remote villages for fascinating interactions including visits with schoolchildren, nuns, monks, and pottery makers. You'll also pass through the dramatic second defile with its magnificent cliffs. Be inspired in Mandalay with a visit to the revered shrine of Mahamuni Pagoda with its impressive gold-leaf Buddha. Continue your river cruise to Sagaing and see the stunning Kaunghmudaw Pagoda with its egg-shaped dome and watch a local silversmith at work. Feel the unique energy of the people on a walking tour through the village of Shwe Pyi Thar and see firsthand the daily work done at a farmer's home. With thousands of historical structures still standing, Bagan is one of the world's greatest archaeological sites. Visit a spiritual temple at sunrise and a local market selling the unique handicrafts of the region. The tranquil Inle Lake is surrounded by mountains with stilted houses dotting the shorelines. Here you'll stop in Silk, Silversmith, and Cheroot Workshops, and attend a traditional song and dance performance by the Padaung long-necked women who live in the region.

This unforgettable river cruise vacation along the Irrawaddy offers everything from peaceful sailing and alluring scenery to grand, majestic temples and shrines-and plenty of interaction with locals to learn and feel a part of the ancient culture.

Included Features:

Day 1 Arrive Bangkok: welcome to Thailand

Day 2 Bangkok: boat ride on klongs; visit the Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha

Day 3 Bangkok: day at leisure

Day 4 Bangkok-Yangon:
fly to Yangon

Day 5 Yangon: walking tour of the city's landmarks; visit a local tea shop, Chaukhtatgyi, and Shwedagon Pagoda

Day 6 Yangon-Bhamo (Embarkation)-Second Defile: fly to Bhamo and explore the town by trishaw and foot; cruise through the dramatic second defile; onboard welcome reception

Day 7 Kyun Daw: visit a fisherman's home, local school, and nunnery

Day 8 Katha-Tigyang: visit a local market and excursion to a local ethnic minority village in Katha; walking tour through village and walk to hilltop pagoda in Tigyang

Day 9 Kya Hnyat: visit a monastery and present alms to the monks and see their lunch ritual

Day 10 Kyauk Myaung: walking tour through a pottery-making village

Day 11 Mingun-Mandalay-Amarupura: see unfinished pagoda & bronze bell in Mingun; visit U Bein Bridge and take a sampan ride at sunset in Amarapura

Day 12 Mandalay: sightseeing including Mahamuni, Kuthadaw and Shwenandaw Pagodas; visit tapestry, woodcarving, and gold leaf workshops; traditional dance performance

Day 13 Sagaing: visit Kaunghmudaw Pagoda, a silversmith workshop, and Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda

Day 14 Shwe Pyi Thar: walking tour through this typical river village to visit a local farmer's home see palm candy being made; traditional puppet show

Day 15 Bagan: watch sunrise from temple; sightseeing including a local market, Shwezigon Pagoda, lacquer workshop, Ananda Temple, Dhammayangyi Temple, Sulamani Temple; ox cart ride to temple for sunset

Day 16 Bagan (Disembarkation)-Heho-Inle Lake: fly to Heho; transfer to Inle Lake; lunch at Red Mountain Estate

Day 17 Inle Lake: full-day excursion around the lake to see scenes of daily life; visit workshops of several cottage industries; Padaung music & dance performance

Day 18 Inle Lake-Heho-Yangon: transfer to Heho; fly to Yangon

Day 19 Yangon: your vacation ends

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Travel Date Range Nights Price From   Information  
Mar 25, 2018 - Apr 12, 2018


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Apr 14, 2018 - May 02, 2018


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Sep 06, 2018 - Sep 24, 2018


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Sep 26, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018


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Oct 16, 2018 - Nov 03, 2018


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Nov 05, 2018 - Nov 23, 2018


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Nov 25, 2018 - Dec 13, 2018


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Dec 15, 2018 - Jan 02, 2019


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Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.

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