New Royal Myanmar
Experience the grandeur of ancient Burma with the carefully crafted cruise along the Irrawaddy, revealing the best of Myanmar from Bagan to Sagaing.
DAY 1 – Embark at Bagan
Board the ship at Bagan followed by a welcome cocktail and lunch. The ship cruises upstream all day, stopping at a village for a walk. Dinner is followed by a puppet show on the sundeck.
DAY 2 – Yandabo
In the morning the ship arrives at Yandabo, a picturesque river village specializing in pot making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war was signed in 1826. Take a walk to some pot-making workshops and visit the monastery. For the rest of the day, the ship cruises upstream, mooring overnight near Myinmu.
DAY 3 – Monywa
Take an early morning drive by coach (approx. 1 ½ hours) to Monywa to visit Phowintaung, a complex of caves with hundreds of statures of Buddha. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in the Win Unity Hotel in Monywa. After lunch, visit the splendid Thambuddhe Pagodawith its more than 500,000 Buddha images.
Drive back to Myinmu and overnight on the river bank.
DAY 4 – Ava to Sagaing
Visit Ava (also called Inwa) by horse-cart. Visit the beautiful 200 year old teak Bagaya Monastery, the 27 metre high watchtower and the Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery (commonly known as Me Nu Ok Kyaung Monastery). Return to ship, which sails to Sagaing.
Disembark at 12:30 p.m. at Sagaging.
All meals, tea, coffee and water, local beer throughout the cruise, a glass of wine at lunch and dinner
Sightseeing as described in the itinerary
An English-speaking guide (if more than 8 cabins are booked by a group speaking the same language, a guide who speaks that language may be available)
All entrance fees
All transfers to and from the airport
River conditions warning:
The Irrawaddy and Chindwin rivers are subject to seasonal rises and falls of water level. In the case of water levels being too high or low an alternative itinerary will be offered.
Though every effort will be made to ensure that the published itinerary is followed as closely as possible, given uncertain river and other local conditions, all schedules and itineraries may be subject to alterations and delays at short notice.
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