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MANDALAY TO PAGAN FOUR NIGHT CRUISE
4 NIGHTS PAGAN - MANDALAY FROM US$1,197 - MEMBERS FROM US$1,064
SAVE UP TO 10% AND NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT ON SELECTED DATES

We are pleased to offer a convenient four-night cruise on the irresistible Irrawaddy River from Mandalay to Pagan disovering the ancient Royal capitals, riverside villages, lively local markets and stunning scenery and sunsets.

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Please Note: Prices shown are per person in USD$ and include all discounts. Member pricing & benefits are available to previous clients who have travelled with Pandaw before and are part of our Members Club.
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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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ITINERARY

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DAY 1 PAGAN

Embark your ship in Pagan before lunch.

In the afternoon, visit a Lacquerware workshop to explore the process of making lacquer handicrafts which is the specialty craft of Pagan.

Continue to the unique Payathonezu, three inter-connected temples with a narrow passage built in the late 13th century.

End the day with a visit to Dhamayangyi from AD 1170, the widest and largest temple in Pagan.

Watch the sunset from the top of Taung Guni temple before returning to the ship.

Overnight Pagan.

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DAY 2 SALAY - AYARDAW - TANT-CHI-TAUNG

Set sail early morning to Salay, a small town which was once a bustling trading port, now a sleepy village filled with colonial architectural treasures and timeless teak monasteries.

Walk to Yoke-Sone Kyaung, the best-known teak carved monastery in Burma, stopping at Salay House on return.

Sail upriver to the Ayardaw charity clinic supported by Pandaw then drive up the winding road of the Tant-Chi-Taung mountain to visit the hill-top stupa.

Late afternoon, watch the traditional paper-mache elephant dance performed by the villagers from Tant-Chi.

Moor overnight near Nyaung U.

DAY 3 PAKOKKU

Explore Pakokku, experiencing the local market and town centre by Tuk Tuk.

Pakkoku is a city of about 100,000 inhabitants located 30 km from Pagan. Main produce are tobacco, cotton, peanuts, Thanatkha (traditional make-up and sun lotion) and textiles. Visit Pakokku’s main market by Tuk Tuk.

Stop at a cheroot workshop and discover how traditional cheroot cigars are made.

Moor overnight at Aung Pan Chaung near the Chindwin confluence.

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DAY 4 YANDABO

Explore Yandabo village, famous for its production of terracotta pottery from the river bank clay.

This village is well-known as the place where the first Anglo-Burmese war ended by the peace treaty signed in 1826. Morning walking tour and a visit to a pottery workshop to see first-hand the production process. This is a hands-on experience which you are welcome to try.

Visit the Pandaw supported Yandabo School (if no school holidays).

Afternoon sailing and moor overnight at Pauk-taw Pauk-myaing village near Ava.

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DAY 5 SAGAING

By 0900 After breakfast disembark at Sagaing.

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WHATS INCLUDED

Cruise Price Includes: Transfers to/from ship on DAY 1 and DAY 5 as described. 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. Use of quality mountain bikes for independent exploration.

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 cycle drivers.

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TRANSFERS & JOINING

DAY 1 PAGAN

Embarkation - Ayar Jetty at anytime up until 17.00.
Transfer - Transfer from Pagan hotel or Pagan airport to ship on the day of embarkation will be provided. 

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

DAY 5 SAGAING

Disembark after breakfast 09.00 at Sagaing Lay Kyun Man Aung Jetty. Transfer is provided to either hotel or Mandalay airport on disembarkation.

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