Upon arrival at Yangon airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to your accommodation. Check-in at your hotel and relax at your leisure. This evening, transfer from your hotel (short walk or private vehicle) to Pan Suriya traditional Burmese restaurant for an unforgettable dinner and drinks. Enjoy beautifully decorated dishes of innovative Burmese cuisine with a different approach. Overnight in Yangon.
Cycling and Cruising Trip in Myanmar (10 days)
||Savoy Hotel||Breakfast, Lunch||
Yangon (Rangoon), the former capital of Myanmar is still the largest city. It is the country’s economic hub and home to over seven million people. Instead of modern high rise buildings, the streets of the city are lined with impressive colonial buildings and a stroll through the leafy boulevards of town will feel like you have stepped back in time. Walk along Pansodan Street and admire the colonial style General Post Office and High Court. Stroll further towards the river and observe the City Hall and Customs House while passing religious pagodas and well maintained parks.
After breakfast, start your day with a cycling trip to the river island. Lunch at local restaurant. Continue the day with a visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, also known as the Golden pagoda, whose stupa dominates the city’s skyline. Then drive to Kandawgyi Lake and walk around taking in the local life and culture. Return to your hotel late afternoon. Overnight in Yangon.
Inle Lake, Myanmar
||Inle Princess Resort||Breakfast, Lunch||
After breakfast, transfer from your accommodation to the airport (with guide) for the flight to Heho. Upon arrival, you will be picked up by our guide and transferred to hotel in Nyaung Shwe. Take a rest at your leisure. In the afternoon start cycling around the lake. Return by boat and enjoy hot springs if time allows.
||Royal Kalaw Hills Resort||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner||
Today is a full day cycling from Nyaungshwe to Kalaw through Indein and Aungban. Stop for lunch along the way. Dinner and overnight stay at Kalaw.
Mount Popa Resort, Myanmar
||Popa Mountain Resort||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner||
After breakfast, start your cycling day from Kalaw to Payangazu. Lunch is at local restaurant along the way. Then transfer to Mount Popa via Meiktila and stop for sightseeing there. Dinner and overnight stay at Popa.
||Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort||Breakfast, Lunch||
In the morning, depart to visit Mount Popa. Rising 1,518 meters above sea level, Mount Popa is considered the sacred home of the spirits. We will cycle to Bagan and stop along the way at many interesting sightseeing stops.
Lunch is at local restaurant. Late afternoon, end your cycling day with sunset at a beautiful pagoda in Bagan.
Overnight in Bagan.
||Anawrahta Cruise||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner||
Free day in the morning till the transfer to the jetty. Check in Anawrahta Cruise at noon time.
After a warm welcome by our staff offering some refreshments you move into your “home” for the next days.
Enjoy a leisurely lunch as the ship sails towards Pakkoku. Pakkoku is an old trading town on the western riverbank of the Ayeyarwady. Right before the arrival you see the longest bridge of Myanmar, Pakokku Bridge.
On shore the tour takes us to some of the small industries in this area, such as a cheroot-rolling factory and a producer of ‘Burmese slippers’ (“flip-flops”). Local handicraft vendors try to make their living selling these. A visit of the thriving market gives us an insight of the local goods and trading. Pakokku is also well-known for the production of tobacco. If you are interested in buying Burmese cigars, this is the place.
We continue touring to the Shwegu Temple. This temple features incredible, intricate carvings made from rare Yamanei wood. It also houses a unique Buddha image seated on a lotus throne. Back on board lunch is served and Anawrahta continues her journey, eventually arriving at the utmost highlight of this journey, Mandalay. The ship will dock at the Mandalay pier at the early afternoon (approx. 2pm).
As the evening approaches and the Burmese sun immerse everything in a golden light a special event will take place at the Kipling’s Bar. Dress up in style as we send “A toast to the past” during a British club gathering where gents may whiff cigars and ladies sip on tasty gins with tonic. Share some tales of the old (British-Burmese) days. Isn’t sometimes the time to lose time.
Adjacent dinner is served at the Hintha Hall. If you feel like it you can join our open air cinema under the stars on the sun deck showing classic movies (weather conditions permitting).
||Anawrahta Cruise||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner||
For early morning risers there is a special opportunity to participate at a yoga session on the sun deck. Strengthen your muscles and ease your mind by merging with the Ayeyarwady and its therapeutical slow flow upstream. We leave in the morning from Pakkoku for our next stop, Yanderbo. While having breakfast the ship passes the confluence of the Ayeyarwady and it’s greatest tributary, Chindwin River.
We arrive at the quiet, small riverside village of Yanderbo. A unique and fascinating gem of a village where in 1826 the King of Ava signed the Treaty of Yanderbo, signaling the end of the First Anglo-Burmese War. Nowadays the villagers produce a type of water pot, which is reputed to keep water cooler than pots from anywhere else in the country. Anawrahta’s broad-knowledge guides will offer you the explanation to this phenomena.
On foot we explore the village. You quickly notice that the villagers here are extremely friendly, charming and open for chit-chats. You will definitely take back home some enchanting memories. Their techniques and skills to produce a variety of pots and utensils are perplexing. Try yourself to work on one of these pots.
Back on board a delicate lunch buffet awaits you. The ship continues its journey northwards. Gaze on the river banks of this eternal stream from your bench on the sun deck or alternatively, a spa treatment would have the same recreation effects.
In the afternoon we learn more about some of the long-lasting tradtions (Longyi and Thanaka demonstration). A fascinating presentation about the history and culture of Myanmar follows afterwards.
Before dinner you may like to enjoy one of our various treatments in the Thanzin Spa. Dinner is served at the Hintha
If you feel like it, you can take a seat at our open-air cinema under the stars on the sun deck showing a classic movie (weather conditions permitting).
||The Red Canal Hotel||Breakfast, Lunch||
In the morning yoga class to get in the right form for a day.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast as the ship sails northward before we arrive in Ava.
In Ava we disembark for a wonderful discovery of some highlights of this former royal capital. By horse-drawn carriage we explore this area, sprinkled with many kinds of distinguished ancient monasteries and fanes: Bagaya Kyaung a jaw-dropping teak monastery built in 1834, which nowadays continues to be a monastic school; Maha Aung Mye Bonzan Monastery or the Nanmyint watch tower come both in a different art and creation. It is the peace of Ava which you will then hopefully absorb during a laid-back apéritif at a secret place in the middle of this sacred spot on Earth.
Back on board a lunch buffet is served and Anawrahta continues the cruise northwards, eventually arriving at the utmost highlight of this journey – Mandalay. Take some time to observe the beautiful Sagaing Hills with loads of scattered pagodas while the ship is passing by. We will dock at Mandalay in the early afternoon (approx. 2pm) and bid farewell to the cruise.
Transfer from the jetty to your hotel in Mandalay. Free time at leisure in the afternoon.
This morning is at your leisure. Depending on the flight schedule, transfer to airport for your departure flight.
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Explore the backroads of this magnificent country by bicycle in on this truly unique adventure which takes you across stunning countryside and mountain trials. You will get to visit some of the region’s best hidden cultures as well as see many of the iconic sights along the way. A truly magical experience.
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