Ayeyarwady Adventure - Saturday Departures Cruise

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A local fisherman in the shallows of Burma
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Two young monks read on the steps of an old temple
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Three women walk along the brightly colored fields of Burma
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Fishing nets stretch across the water
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A local woman farms for rice
Immerse yourself in the culture aboard your Asian river cruise
Soak in the passing scenery on your river cruise

Departs

  • May 03, 2014
  • May 26, 2014
  • Jul 26, 2014
  • Aug 02, 2014
  • Oct 01, 2014
  • Oct 11, 2014
  • Oct 18, 2014
  • Nov 01, 2014
  • Nov 08, 2014
  • Nov 15, 2014
  • Nov 22, 2014
  • Nov 29, 2014
  • Dec 06, 2014
  • Dec 13, 2014

Private Independent Travel

Cruise the Ayeyarwady River on this luxurious Asia river cruise. The Road to Manadalay is the perfect choice for exploring the rich culture and history of Asia.

Day 1

    Yangon to Bagan

    Morning domestic flight from Yangon to Bagan. On arrival, transfer to the Road To Mandalay berthed on the Ayeyarwady River. In the afternoon the guide takes you to into Bagan where over 2,000 temples and pagodas remain on an awe-inspiring plain. Watch the sun setting over a field of glowing pagodas by the river. Return to the ship for dinner.

    Day 2

      Bagan Markets

      After breakfast join the guide to explore some of Bagan's local markets selling wood carvings, fabrics, longis and rattan goods. See Myanmar's famous lacquerware being made. Alternatively, you can hire a bicycle or horse-drawn cart and explore this enchanting area on your own. Mid morning, the ship sets sail for Mandalay. On board the guide lectures on the Ayeyarwady River. The ship anchors mid-river for the evening providing a marvelous opportunity to observe the stars. Dinner and overnight on board.

      Day 3

        Sagaing

        Arrive at the village of Shwe Kyet Yet after lunch. Enjoy an afternoon excursion to Sagaing considered to be the living center of the Buddhist faith in Burma and famous for its silversmiths who still work in much the same way as their ancestors did. Return to the ship for dinner in the evening.

        Day 4

          Maymyo

          A full day's excursion to Maymyo, a colonial hill station set high in the mountains. Soak up the atmosphere with its cool climate, English style houses, colorful market and beautiful botanic gardens. A typical Shan lunch is taken at a colonial house. Return to the ship for dinner and local entertainment in the evening.

          Day 5

            Mingun & Mandalay

            After breakfast take a cruise to Mingun. Visit the most important sights such as the pretty Hsinbyume Pagoda and the world's largest uncracked bell. Return by ferry for a late lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of the key sights of Mandalay regarded as the center of Burmese culture and Buddhist learning. Return to Road To Mandalay for dinner.

            Day 6

              Burmese Village

              After an early breakfast visit a local village for a walking tour. This traditional Burmese village gives you the opportunity to discover the Burmese way of life first hand - from farming and handicrafts to spirit houses and tea-shops. Return to the ship for lunch and set sail for Bagan once more. The rest of the day is spent relaxing on board, observing the fascinating local river life glide by from the top deck. An on-board guide lectures on the Myanmar way of life. This evening enjoy a casual cocktail party followed by dinner on board.

              Day 7

                Mount Popa

                A full day's excursion to Mount Popa, a national park and believed to be the sacred home of powerful 'Nats' (spirits). On top of a rocky crag is a picturesque complex of monasteries, pagodas and shrines which can be reached via a winding, covered walkway. Lunch is taken at the Mount Popa Resort. Dinner and local entertainment on board.

                Day 8

                  Bagan / Disembark

                  After an early breakfast you are transferred to Bagan airport for your onward flight to Yangon. (included in cruise fare)
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                  Places
                  Asia, Burma, Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Mingun, Sagaing, Mount Popa, Maymyo
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                  - All rates include internal flights from/to Yangon.
                  - Child discount: children under the age of 11 traveling with an adult save 20% off cruise fare.
                  - Pre/Post cruise extensions are available, please contact us for details.
                  Road To Mandalay cruises include all domestic flights and transfers, all table d'hote meals and all sightseeing outlined in the cruise itineraries.

                  Each of the cruises can be extended either before or after your cruise with an exciting range of additional experiences throughout Burma. Please contact us for details.

                  Deposit & Payment

                  Initial deposit is 20%, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/register

                  Final payment is due 70 days prior to departure.

                  Final payment by bank transfer, check or Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or AmEx. Credit Card payments subject to 3% convenience fee and maximum $15,000 charge.

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                  Cancellation Policy

                  Days Prior to departureFee
                  60 days or more20% cruise cost
                  59-30 days35% cruise cost
                  29-0 days100% cruise cost