A River Journey on the Irrawaddy, Anawrahta Cruise

Day 1 : Fly to Rangoon (Yangon)
Fly from the UK to Rangoon.
 
Day 2 : Rangoon
Arrive into Rangoon, where you will be met and taken to the Kalaywa Tawya monastery near the airport. Continue to the city via a stop outside the stateswoman Aung San Suu Kyi's gated home, then on to the Belmond Governor's Residence for a 2-night stay. (B)
 
Day 3 : Rangoon
Take an escorted tour of Rangoon and discover the city's colonial buildings, ancient treasures at the National Museum, and Buddhist tradition at the spectacular Shwedagon pagoda. (B, L)
 
Day 4 : Board the Anawrahta
This morning you will be transferred to the jetty to board the Anawrahta for a 7-night cruise. Sail out of Rangoon through the Twante canal, which was built by the British between 1881 and 1883 to connect the Yangon river with the Irrawaddy river and shorten transit times for the steamers of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company. (B, L, D)
 
Day 5 : Danuphyu
Early this morning a yoga class is available on deck. During breakfast, the ship cruises towards Danuphyu, a place where, despite their heroic resistance and the skilful leadership of their great General Maha Bandula, in 1825 the Burmese army suffered a crucial defeat in the first Anglo-Burmese war. Visit a memorial to the General at the Pali Monastic University, a family-run cheroot producer and take tea with the locals in a tea shop. (B, L, D)
 
Day 6 : Cruise the Irrawaddy river
Today is a full-day sailing on the Irrawaddy river. Spend your time relaxing on the sun deck, join a Burmese language class, watch a demonstration on Burmese traditional dress or listen to a lecture on Burmese ways of life. This evening a cocktail party before dinner will give you a chance to wear your traditional longyi. (B, L, D)
 
Day 7 : Prome (Pyay)
This morning you will make a shore excursion to Prome (Pyay), which, in the mid-19th century was the dividing line between British-held "Lower Burma" and the Kingdom of Ava and, as such, was an important trading point. Afterwards, visit the nearby Pyu city of Sri Ksetra. (B, L, D)
 
Day 8 : Gwechaung & Minhla forts
Take the opportunity this morning to stretch your legs and walk in the colonial-period town of Thayet, which is at its busiest early in the day. In the afternoon make an excursion to Gwechaung fort, which you will reach via a journey by ox-drawn carts, and Minhla fort, which is just a short walk along the riverbank from where the ship is moored. (B, L, D)
 
Day 9 : Magwe • Pagan (Bagan)
Early morning visit by tuk-tuk to the town of Magwe, visiting the bustling market before enjoying some more peaceful river views from the high vantage point of the Mya Tha Lun pagoda. Return to the ship for an afternoon cruise to Pagan. (B, L, D)
 
Day 10 : Temples of Pagan
Enjoy a full-day escorted tour of the temples and pagodas of Pagan. You will visit some of the most significant sights including the Manuha, Gubyaukgyi and Ananda temples. There will also be a trip to a local lacquerware producer for an explanation of this ancient craft, for which Pagan has long been famous. Return to the ship for lunch before a sunset tour, starting with the mysterious Dhammayangyi temple, built as an apology for patricide, and continuing on to see the pretty Sulamani temple before visiting a local village and finishing at one of the 'sunset pagodas'. After your farewell dinner there will be a performance by a local Pagan dance troupe in the Mandalay Lounge. (B, L, D)
 
Day 11 : Fly to Mandalay
Early this morning there is an opportunity to take a sunrise flight in a hot air balloon over the Pagan plain. Afterwards, transfer to the airport and fly north to Mandalay, where you will stay at the Rupar Mandalar Hotel. Afternoon visit to Mandalay Palace and its fort, then on to Amarapura to visit the Mahagandayon monastery, ending with sunset at U Bein Bridge. (B)
 
Day 12 : Departure
Transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination. (B)
 
As per itinerary :- B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner.
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 Signature Experiences
  • Shore excursions to remote riverside forts, pagodas & local markets
  • Cultural demonstrations & lectures aboard the cruise
  • Walk in the footsteps of George Orwell in Katha, the real-life setting for his novel Burmese Days
  • Full-day tour of the temples of Pagan with optional sunrise balloon ride
 
 What's included
  • 5 nights in 4- & 5-star hotels
  • 7-nights' luxury cruise accommodation
  • International & internal flights
  • Private airport transfers
  • Escorted tours in pre- & post-cruise destinations while on board your cruise
  • Onboard lectures & activities
 
Note : Hotels are subject to availability at the time of booking.
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 Payments
  • 80 days or more before date of departure: 25% of total cost
  • 79 - 40 days before date of departure: 50% of total cost
  • 39 - 20 days before date of departure: 100% of total cost
Important: The booking stands liable to be cancelled if 100% payment is not received 20 days prior to departure date and received amount will be fully forfeited.
 
 Cancellation
If you Cancel your Holiday
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Cancellation charges per person
  • 80 days or more before date of departure: 25% of total cost
  • 79 - 60 days before date of departure: 50% of total cost
  • 59 - 20 days before date of departure: 75% of total cost
  • 19 - 1 days before date of departure: 100% of total cost
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  • We also reserve the right under any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements by assigning reasons to you.
  • If we are unable to provide the booked travel arrangements due to reasons beyond our control (e.g. bad weather):We shall first try to offer alternative dates for the tour if the tour hasn’t already commenced.
  • If the tour has already commenced, then we shall refund the booking price/fee charged to you on a pro-rata basis depending on the portion of the tour utilized by you.
  • In all circumstances, however, our liability shall be limited to refunding to you the price we charged as tour fees.
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  Belmond Governor's Residence - Rangoon (Yangon)
  Rupar Mandalar - Mandalay
  The Anawrahta - Rangoon (Yangon)
 
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