2015/2016/2017 Myanmar by AmaWaterways

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golden treasures of myanmar day 8 bagan your full day in bagan offers you three day 11 sagaing – mingun – mandalay this morning sightseeing choices the first is climbing to the observation deck 250 steps or the top 777 steps of mount popa legendary home of animist nat spirits afterwards stop for lunch and enjoy a tasting of jaggery a palm sugar that is made from the totty palm tree alternatively you may enjoy free time to shop and explore other attractions at the mount popa resort your third option is an excursion to some of the most distinctive pagodas in the bagan archaeological zone like shwezigan pagoda and the ananda temple afterwards you will spend some time at the lively nyaungoo market where you can search for local handicrafts colorful textiles and other unique souvenirs later visit the 13th century gubyaulgyi temple which is situated near the wetkyi-inn village and the pyathada temple b,l,d our ship stops at the former royal capital of sagaing famous for its hundreds of monasteries and its tranquil atmosphere you’ll visit a local monastic school and the soonuponyashin pagoda continue on to mingun where you will see its famous 12-foot high bronze bell and the massive ruins of pathodawgyi the “unfinished pagoda” although only a third of it was ever completed it remains the world’s largest brick pagoda alternatively take a tuk-tuk ride through mingun to explore the sights you’ll also have a chance to visit the myatheindan pagoda built in 1816 and painted white as a representation of the mythological buddhist mountain mount meru another option allows you to visit the pathodawgyi the mingun bronze bell and a chance to climb to the top of myatheindan pagoda 77 steps b,l,d day 9 bagan – yandabo admire one last sunrise over bagan before the ship departs for yandabo a peaceful village where the british and burmese signed a treaty ending the first anglo-burmese war in 1826 yandabo is widely known for its finely crafted terracotta wares and you’ll have a chance to see a pottery-making demonstration by local artisans as well as glimpses of typical village life b,l,d day 12 mandalay after arriving in mandalay head ashore for a full-day tour that includes many of the city’s most iconic sights including the bronze mahamuni buddha covered by the faithful with a thick layer of gold leaf visit the workshops of skilled craftsmen making thin sheets of gold and stop at kuthodaw pagoda said to contain the world’s largest book buddhist scriptures inscribed on 729 marble slabs mandalay hill and shwenandaw monastery an architectural masterpiece filled with woodcarvings you may also choose to take a half-day city tour of mandalay afterwards you will have the unique opportunity to visit a local school in mandalay tonight enjoy a farewell dinner on board the ship with your fellow travelers b,l,d day 10 inwa – amarapura sagaing this afternoon you will visit inwa the capital of the burmese kingdom for more than four centuries explore the ancient ruins of the city by horse-drawn carriage and see the splendid bagaya monastery built entirely of teak afterwards drive to amarapura to watch the sunset at the world’s longest teak wood footbridge the u-bein bridge if you prefer to spend more time relaxing on board you may forego the inwa village visit and choose to take the u-bein bridge excursion only b,l,d day 13 mandalay – disembarkation – yangon after breakfast aboard the amapura fly back to yangon and check in to your hotel the rest of the day is at your leisure b land start date 2015 oct 12 oct 22 nov 1 nov 11 nov 21 dec 1 dec 11 2016 jan 18 jan 28 mar 6 mar 16 mar 26 apr 5 sep 10 sep 20 sep 30 oct 10 oct 20 oct 30 nov 9 nov 19 nov 29 dec 9 2017 jan 16 jan 26 mar 5 mar 15 mar 25 apr 4 start city embark date embark city cruise cruise only pre/post ext yangon yangon yangon yangon yangon yangon yangon oct 14 oct 24 nov 3 nov 13 nov 23 dec 3 dec 13 pyay $4,999 $5,839 mandalay $4,999 $5,839 pyay $4,999 $5,839 mandalay $4,999 $5,839 pyay $4,999 $5,839 mandalay $4,999 $5,839 pyay $4,999 $5,839 yangon yangon yangon yangon yangon yangon yangon yangon yangon yangon yangon yangon yangon yangon yangon yangon jan 20 jan 30 mar 8 mar 18 mar 28 apr 7 sep 12 sep 22 oct 2 oct 12 oct 22 nov 1 nov 11 nov 21 dec 1 dec 11 mandalay $4,999 $5,839 pyay $4,999 $5,839 mandalay $4,999 $5,839 pyay $4,999 $5,839 mandalay $4,899 $5,739 pyay $4,799 $5,639 mandalay $4,499 $5,339 pyay $4,699 $5,539 mandalay $4,899 $5,739 pyay $4,999 $5,839 mandalay $4,999 $5,839 pyay $4,999 $5,839 mandalay $4,999 $5,839 pyay $4,999 $5,839 mandalay $4,999 $5,839 pyay $4,999 $5,839 yangon yangon yangon yangon yangon yangon jan 18 jan 28 mar 7 mar 17 mar 27 apr 6 mandalay $4,999 $5,839 pyay $4,999 $5,839 mandalay $4,999 $5,839 pyay $4,999 $5,839 mandalay $4,899 $5,739 pyay $4,799 $5,639 airfare please call for amawaterways’ special roundtrip airfares intra-myanmar air additional $190 per segment/person including taxes and fuel surcharges please ensure international flights arrive on the applicable date above day 14 yangon bid farewell to myanmar and prepare for cruise prices are per person in a cat sg suite with french balcony to upgrade to a higher category add per person your homeward journey b cat note during low water season embarkation/disembarkation location may vary handcrafted burmese puppets dates prices sf se sd sc sb sa deck stateroom main main upper upper upper upper french balcony french balcony outside balcony outside balcony twin balcony outside balcony add’l $199 $399 $999 $1,299 $1,999 $2,199 optional bangkok extension port charges additional $190 per person an optional 3-day/2-night pre or post-cruise stay in bangkok including hotel accommodations with daily breakfast and guided sightseeing tours is available from $560 per person single suppl for cruise cat sg sf se sd sc at 50 of twin price cat sa and sb 100 of twin price single suppl for pre and post-cruise land arrangements $420 per person note this optional extension requires intra-asia air between bangkok and yangon at an additional cost some restrictions and blocked dates may apply please call for details visa a valid passport and entry visa are required for travel to myanmar please consult with your consulate for more information bedding please call for details w w w a m a wa terways c o m 18