Mandalay – Mingun – Yandabo – Bagan – Mt.popa – Min Hla – A Kauk Taung – Pyay
Check-in opens at 07:00am. Sailing begins at 09:30am. Upstream to Mingun which is well known fr ruined uncompleted stupa, Pahtodawgyi and biggest ringing bell in the world. Stupa would have been the largest in the world at 150 meters if it had been constructed completely. King Bodawpaya casted the bell to go with this huge stupawhich was known well as Mingun Bell. The bell is weighted 90 tons and it is the largest ringing bell in the world, and 3rd largest bell in the world. After visiting at Mingun, continue downstream. Moor overnight at mid river near a small village.
Not long after start sailing at early morning, stop at Yadabo which a village is well known for its pottery making manually. It is a village also known aspeace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese War was signed on 24 Feb 1826. Proceed downriver to Bagan and arrive its city estimated at mid afternoon. Evening sightseeing to enjoy the sun setting among Bagan stupas.
After breakfast, 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.
Continue sailing downstream. Approaching to Min Hla at late afternoon. Min Hla is known for its fort which was built by Italian Architects to help Burmese King to keep the British at bay from advancing their troops towards the north. Moor overnight at mid river close to Min Hla City.
Breakfast on Sundeck while enjoying morning beauty of Ayeyarwaddy. A discussion or demonstration of traditional subject will be held on Sundeck in afternoon. Moor overnight at mid river near typical village.
Sailing begins at early morning by passing Pyay (Prome) at around 08:00am. Downriver to A Kauk Taung to enjoy its famous cliffs standing on the bank of Ayeyarwaddy. Passing with slow sailing close to cliffs as much as possible to view the Buddha images carved in stone cliffs. Sailing back again upstream and estimated arrival to Pyay at around 4:00pm.