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Home > Suggested Myanmar Itineraries > Myanmar River Cruises > Amara > ARC-7MBMW16DSM

Amara Cruises

AMARA EXPEDITION CRUISES (From Bamaw to Mandalay Downstream)

Tour Code: ARC-7BMWM16DSM

Incorporated with AMARA River Cruise’s Mandalay to Bamaw 6-Day/5-Night program

Itinerary Overview

 Day Date Places Activities Transport
1 Please Check dates
with us
Arrival Yangon & City tour Arrival Yangon in the morning – full day city tour to all major highlights including Shwedagon pagoda Car
2   Yangon – fly to Myitkyina and tour Yangon – Early morning Air Bagan flight to Myitkyina – Full day tour of Myitkyina including the local market place, and the beautiful Kareinaw, and Myitson, where the mighty Ayarwaddy River begins by the confluences of two rivers, Maykha & Mali Kha Car / Flight
3   Myitkyina –
Bamaw –
embark RV

After breakfast, 6-hrs drive south on the infamous “Ledo-Burma Road” passing through several interesting villages to Bamaw where RV. AMARA could reach her furthest - embark RV. AMARA for dinner and overnight [ D ] Car / RV. AMARA
4   Bamaw –
Set sail at 0800hr. Amara passes beautiful Second Defile and some amazing scenery – In the afternoon, visit to Shwe Baw Kyunn pagoda complex where thousands of pagodas were built around 10th century [ B / L / D ] Amara River Cruise
5   Shwegu –
Leave for Katha at 0800hr, passing through several small villages and the dense tropical forest. There is also a good chance to see Ayarwaddy Dolphin, quite common to the area. In the afternoon, visit the beautiful town of Katha notable for an interesting market, friendly people and a unique atmosphere. Katha is known for the book “Burmese Days” written by George Orwell. [ B / L / D ] Amara River Cruise
6   Katha –
Set sail at 0800hr for Tagaung, one of the oldest capitals of Myanmar dating back to the time of Pyu’s – visit the ruins of Tagaung and overnight [ B / L / D ] Amara River Cruise
7   Tagaung –
Kyauk Myaung
Set sail at 0800hr to further south and experience the Third Defile as streaming down to the town Kyauk Myaung, the biggest pottery production site in Myanmar [ B / L / D ] Amara River Cruise
8   Kyauk Myaung –
Mingun – arrival
Visit the pottery village of New Nyein in the morning, on the way to Mingun, a village with some incredible monuments of Mingun village – in the late afternoon, arriving to Mandalay jetty and transfer to the hotel [ B / L ] Amara River Cruise
9   Mandalay visits Full day tour of Amarapura and Mandalay to see all major highlights Car
10   Amarapura,
Inwa & Sagaing
full day tour
Mandalay – full day excursion tour to two ancient royal cities before Mandalay period: Amarapura, Inwa & Sagaing Car / ferry boat / horse cart
11   Mandalay – fly to
Bagan and tour
Mandalay – fly to Bagan by one mid-morning flight and full day tour of 11th & 13th centuries monuments of Bagan Car / Flight
12   Bagan full day
Bagan – full day tour to the remaining highlights of Bagan (or) take an optional half day tour to Mt Popa, the centre of Spirit (Nat) worshipping Car
13   Bagan – fly to
Heho – visit
Pindaya – trsf.
to Inle Lake
Bagan – fly to Heho at about 8:15am – then about 2.5hr drive to Pindaya to visit the famous caves and the parasol industry Car / Flight / Boat
14   Inle Lake full
day tour
Inle Lake full day visits on the boat to see local marketplace, different villages on the stilts, some religious highlights, and pagoda ruins of Inn Dein area Boat
15   Inle Lake –
return flight to
Yangon and
continue visit
Depending on your International arrival / departure flight to/from Yangon, you’ll be either fly back to Yangon in the morning and continue visit the remaining highlights (or) half day tour to another colorful market of Inle Lake region before returning to Yangon with an afternoon flight – Overnight in Yangon Boat / Car / Flight
16   Yangon departure out Depending on your International arrival / departure flight to/from Yangon, you’ll be either visiting the remaining highlights (or) transfer to the Yangon airport for your departure flight to next destination Car

***Amara has fixed cruise operation dates. Please check dates and availability status with us.

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