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Home > Suggested Myanmar Itineraries > Myanmar River Cruises > Amara > ARC-7MBMW17DSM

Amara Cruises

AMARA EXPEDITION CRUISES (From Mandalay to Bamaw upstream)

Tour Code: ARC-7MBMW17DSM

Incorporated with AMARA River Cruise’s Mandalay to Bamaw 7-Day/6-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
Bagan and tour
Yangon – fly to Bagan in the morning around 6:30am – tour of 11th century temples, local market, lacquerware industry Car / Flight
3   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
4   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
5   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
6   Inle Lake – fly to
Visit another 5-day marketplace if times permissible – fly to Mandalay from Heho in the afternoon and visit Mandalay Car / Boat / Flight
7   Amarapura,
Inwa, &
Mandalay – full day excursion tour to three former royal capital before Mandalay period: Amarapura, Inwa, and Sagaing
Car / ferry boat / horse cart
8   Mandalay –
Transfer to the jetty and embark RV AMARA at 08:00am. Sail north and visit some incredible monuments of Mingun village – continue sail north till the town of Sheinmaga for overnight stop [ L / D ] Car / Amara River Cruise
9   Sheinmaga –
sail to
Leave Sheinmaga at 0600hr – visit New Nyein (Kyauk Myaung) the biggest pottery production site in Myanmar – and Experience Third Defile and dense teak forests [ B / L / D ] Amara River Cruise
10   Thabeikkyin –
ancient capital
Set sail at 0600hr leaving Thabeikkyin 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
11   Tagaung –
Set sail at 0600hr to reach Katha, a beautiful old colonial town with colorful market, friendly people and a unique atmosphere. The settings of the George Orwell’s book “Burmese Days” begun here and also the place where hundreds of Irrawaddy Flotilla’s ships were scuttled in 1942 before Japanese could seize them [ B / L / D ] Amara River Cruise
12   Katha –
At 0600hr, sail to reach Shwegu, a place renowned for Ayarwaddy Dolphins, which is quite common to this area. Also visit to Shwe Baw Kyunn pagoda complex where thousands of pagodas were built around 10th century [ B / L / D ] Amara River Cruise
13   Shwegu –
Today, Amara will sail along the amazingly beautiful landscape as she passes through the Second Defile. In the afternoon, Amara will reach to her most northern place, Bamaw – overnight on board after strolling around the town [ B / L / D ] Amara River Cruise
14   Bamaw –
Disembark RV Amara after breakfast – drive to Kachin State capital Myitkyina for around 6:00hrs passing through interesting villages along the infamous “Ledo-Burma Road” Amara River Cruise / Car
15   Myitkyina visits Full day tour of Myitkyina including the local market place, and the beautiful Kareinaw, where the mighty Ayarwaddy River begins by the confluences of two rivers, Maykha & Mali Kha Car
16   Myitkyina –
return to
Fly back to Yangon by Air Bagan flight – visit to the remaining highlights of Yangon as time allow Car / Flight
17   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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