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4-day-long cruise from Mandalay to Bagan
Along the mighty Ayeryarwady
Breathtaking natural beauty
A journey back in time to long forgotten days
Explore the mysterious treasures of Myanmar aboard the teak river cruise ships Amara I and Amara II. The mighty Irrawaddy River is still the country's most important link between north and south. Every kilometer of the river brings new impressions, new images, new encounters and completes the mosaic of a most fascinating country.
You will be picked up at your hotel or at the airport in Mandalay and transferred to the boat dock. Around 8 a.m., the Amara departs and slowly picks up speed in the direction of Mingun. Between souvenir stores and small cookshops, you will discover the Hsinbuyume Pagoda with its seven-walled white terraces, the largest hanging bell in the world, and the ruins of the unfinished Mingun Pagoda. From the top of the pagoda you will enjoy a beautiful view of the river and Mandalay. Back aboard, head downriver to Sagaing. About 700 years ago, after the decline of Bagan, a secular and religious center of the Shan people established itself here. The hills of Sagaing are dotted with temples, golden stupas, and hundreds of monasteries and meditation centers. Even from a distance, there is a fantastic view of the shrines glittering in the sunlight.
3 nights on the Amara I with full board in a standard room, Myanmar
After sunrise, you will continue to the former royal city of Ava, founded around 1346. A traditional horse-drawn carriage will take you to the Bagaya Monastery, one of the most beautiful wooden monasteries in the country, and the Maha-Aungmye Bonzan Monastery - known for its rich stucco decorations. Afterwards, you will return on board and reach Myinmu. Here you will take a walk through the lively town as well as a visit to the Shwe Luu Pagoda, built by the Bagan King Ahthawka.
Leisurely we go downstream on the now wide stream to Yandabo. In this famous place, large water containers are made of clay, which are known throughout the country. Back on board, you will enjoy the quietly gliding landscape from the sun deck until you reach the landing stage of Mount Tantgyi. On foot or by jeep, you will ascend to the summit, which is crowned by a golden pagoda. You will be offered a magnificent panoramic view of the opposite side of the river, where the pagoda peaks of Bagan will greet you.
After breakfast, you will reach the pier in Bagan and disembarkation will take place. Next, you will take your transfer to the airport or hotel in Bagan.
Duration of the trip: 4 days / 3 nights
The cruise can also be booked in the reverse direction (Bagan - Mandalay).