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DISCOVER BURMA'S ANCIENT ROYAL CAPITALS

MANDALAY PAGAN PACKET
7 NIGHTS PAGAN - MANDALAY FROM US$1,534.50
SAVE UP TO 10% AND NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT ON SELECTED DATES

Save 50% off this itinerary if booked in combination with the Mergui Archipelago.

A fabulous way to discover the mighty Irrawaddy River aboard a Pandaw with up to two weekly departures between the historic royal capitals with two nights moored at Pagan and three at Mandalay as well as exploring small towns and villages of lost Burma in between. Exceptional value for money with no single supplement on many selected departures!

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Save 50% off this itinerary if you book it in combination with The Mergui Archipelago - our 6 night coastal cruise along southern Burma's stunning coastline.

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YOUR SHIP

EXTENSIONS

PRE CRUISE EXTENSIONS

MPP - Pre Cruise Rangoon (including domestic flight)

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2 Nights Mystical Inle Lake Pre Tour

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Mystical Inle Lake & Southern Shan State Adventure (4 nights) - Kalaw Hill Lodge

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2 Nights Southern Shan State Adventure - Kalaw Hill Lodge

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POST CRUISE EXTENSIONS

MPP - Post Cruise Rangoon (including domestic flight)

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Northern Shan State Adventure 4 Nights

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2 Nights Mystical Inle Lake Post Tour

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Mystical Inle Lake & Southern Shan State Adventure (4 nights) - Kalaw Hill Lodge

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2 Nights Southern Shan State Adventure - Kalaw Hill Lodge

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OPTIONAL PACKAGE ADDONS

Private Dining

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Pre-Bookable House Wine Package

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ITINERARY

Upstream      Downstream

DAY 1 PAGAN

Transfer from airport to ship for lunch followed by exploration of a selection of the 3000 plus Pagan monuments by bicycle or coach. Overnight Pagan.

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DAY 2 PAGAN

Further exploration of Pagan and visit a lacquer workshop. Overnight Pagan.

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DAY 3 SALAY - PAKHANNGE - TAN-CHI-TAUNG - MIN-NAN-THU

Early morning sail to Salay. Once a bustling trading port, now a sleepy village filled with colonial architectural treasures and timeless teak monasteries and home to the best-known teak carved monastery in Burma.

Visit to Pakhannge, a Pagan dynasty city with several period temples and a collection of eighteenth and nineteenth century wood carved monasteries from the Konbaung Period. This was the last Burmese monarchy before British colonial rule.

We continue sailing to arrive mid-afternoon at the foot of the Tan-Chi-Taung mountains which we ascend by WWII jeep to visit a selection of the 3,000 listed monuments at this World Heritage Site.

Late afternoon we make a rewarding visit to Min-Nan-Thu, one of eight clinics in the Pagan area which is supported by the Pandaw Charity. Overnight at Nyaung U Oo.

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DAY 4 PAKOKKU

We visit the local market and town centre by favoured mode of transport – the tuk tuk. We moor overnight near the Chindwin confluence at Aung Pan Chaung.

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DAY 5 YANDABO

Explore Yandabo village, famous for its production of terracotta pottery from the river bank clay. Afternoon sailing to moor near Ava at Pau Taw Pauk Myaing.

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DAY 6 SAGAING - AMARAPURA

Sail to Sagaing. The true delight of Sagaing lies in its 1000 hermitages and sanctuaries, rich in woodcarving and religious art.

In the afternoon, we drive to Amarapura, the former capital of Myanmar where we enjoy a boat trip on the Taungthaman lake and watch the sunset behind the world’s longest teak bridge - U Bein Bridge. We will also see silk weavers at work in their shop. Overnight at Sagaing Jetty.

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DAY 7 MINGUN - MANDALAY

Morning sail to Mingun to explore on-foot the world’s largest working bell and unfinished pagoda.

Spend the afternoon sight-seeing in central Mandalay with visits to the palace and surrounding hills, craft workshops and shopping. Overnight at Sagaing Jetty.

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DAY 8 MANDALAY

By 0900am disembarkation in Mandalay and transfer to either hotel or airport.

Please Note: There is no late check out possible.

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WHATS INCLUDED

Cruise Price Includes: Airport or hotel transfers to/from ship on DAY 1 and DAY 8. Entrance fees, guide services (English language), gratuities to crew, main meals, locally made soft drinks, local beer and local spirits, jugged coffee and selection of teas and tisanes, mineral water.

Cruise Price Excludes: International flights, port dues (if levied), laundry, all visa costs, fuel surcharges (see terms and conditions), imported beverages such as wines, premium spirits and liqueurs, fancy soft drinks like Perrier, espressos and cappuccinos at bar and tips to tour guides, local guides, bus drivers, boat operators and cyclo drivers.

TRANSFERS & JOINING

DAY 1 PAGAN

Embarkation Details
Embarkation - Ayar Jetty at 11.30 am
Transfer - Transfer from Pagan/ Mandalay airport to ship on the day of embarkation will be provided. Please note that it takes approximately 3.5 hours by drive for transfer from Mandalay airport to ship (Pagan) for embarkation.

Please Note: We are not able to accept early arrivals before 11.00am.

DAY 8 MANDALAY

Disembarkation in Mandalay Saggai Lay Kyun Man Aung Jetty and transfer to the airport or hotel (included).

TESTIMONIALS

We have and will continue to pass on our recommendations for Pandaw - posted by John and Nola Davies

The itinerary organised for me by Pandaw met my brief and excelled in so many ways - posted by Peter Morgan

On boarding we were told "welcome to your second home", and that is indeed how it felt - posted by RT

The trouble with our cruise on the Pandaw Orient was that it had to finish - posted by Richard Williams

Their attentiveness to our needs made the trip wonderful in so many ways - posted by Robyn Ogdin

The staff could not have been nicer, and both our Purser and Tour Guide kept us well informed and squared away - posted by Mr Rodger Glenn French

I will be singing Pandaw's praises and encouraging people to visit Myanmar and all its wonderful sites - posted by Clare Wooldridge

The excursions were well paced and interesting, with guides who were knowledgeable and informative - posted by Jennifer Wylie

The best I have had on any holiday - ever! - posted by Patricia Somerset

A holiday of a lifetime, due in no small part to the amazing people that looked after us - posted by Anne Hinds

A wonderful trip and my thanks go to you all for making it so good - posted by Melinda

Wow! What an awesome cruise - posted by Sandra Scott

The trip was great! Pandaw is an excellent company - posted by Kitty C

The boat was a real treat, well designed for its purpose - posted by Sheldon R

The most memorable trip cruising the Irrawaddy on the Kindat Pandaw - posted by Robyn Waters

I'm afraid I can't think of a single complaint about Pandaw - posted by Margaret Berry

The tour was better than I expected! - posted by Flo Loo

Everyone loved every minute of their time on board and we all felt so pampered - posted by Marion & Hermann Oberreiter

We had an absolutely delightful experience - posted by Robyn Waters & Gary Springer

I would like to thank Pandaw for an excellent experience on my recent cruise from Mandalay to Bagan - posted by Bill Page

An amazing river cruise in an amazing country with your Pandaw Cruises - posted by Catherine Mirrlees

We really enjoyed the whole experience - posted by Eddie Taylor & Pietro Ovatta

TRAVEL BLOGS

Ancient Salay

Pandaw expedition managers are constantly carrying out reconnaissance on the routes we sail in search of undiscovered treasures for our guests to exp.... read more