Pyay – A Kauk Taung – Aung Lan – Mt.Popa – Bagan – Yandabo – Mandalay
Check-in at afternoon. Welcome cocktail in the Saloon. Welcome dinner will be served along with Myanmar Dance Entertainment on Sundeck.
Sailing downstream begins at early morning. Reach to A Kauk Taung. Sailing slowly close to its cliffs to enjoy seeing stone carving of Buddha images on its cliffs which are standing on the bank of Ayeyarwaddy River. Overnight at middle river near Aung Lan City.
After breakfast, visit to Aung Lan City. Accordig to uncertain information, Aung Lan was named after Major Allan from British Army during Colonial period. Its old name was Allanmyo (Allan Myo – Myo in which Myanmar language is ‘city’). Upstream to Minbu and overnight at mid river.
Continue sailing upriver. Passengers can admire the natural beauty of the river and the life of its banks by relaxing on the sundeck or sitting in their won cabin. Estimated arrival to Bagan at late afternoon.
After breakfast on board, visit to Mt.Popa. Mt.Popa is an extinct volcano that is estimated to have erupted for the final time, over three hundred and twenty thousand years ago. However, today Mt.Popa’s attraction is known as religious and mystical interests. Popa is popularly recognized as an abode of many “Nats” which is called in Myanmar which after named for spirits of ancient ancestors.
After breakfast on board, beautiful colorful local market tour or last glance at Bagan visiting can be arranged on request. Start sailing at 11:30am. Sailing upstream passing the confluence of Chindwin and Ayeyarwaddy River, stop at typical river village to see natural ways of life style along river. Moor overnight at near a typical river village.
Start sailing at early morning. Small stopping at Yandabo, a village is well known for its pottery making manually. It is a village also known as peace treaty of the First-Anglo-Burmese War was signed on 24 Feb 1826. Arrive into Mandalay before noon. The city is famous named as Palace City.