Myanmar Discovery Travel

Road to Mandalay

4 days/ 3 nights

Irrawaddy River

Cruise

from 519 USD/ pax

This 4-day Bagan to Mandalay boat trip takes you on an ultimate travel against the flow of Irrawaddy River – one that not many have done before. It takes you along the flow of the history, nevertheless, from the height of royal authority in Bagan to its tragic end in Mandalay. However bitter the history, Myanmar remains as religious and mysterious as it always is.

itinerary

The Bagan to Mandalay Boat Tour will start in the afternoon at 15:00. The boat leaves upstream Irrawaddy for Mount Tangyi. Along the majestic river you will have the opportunity to see beautiful sceneries. Upon arrival at the foot of Mt Tangyi where the boat drops anchor, walk or take a carriage ride to the summit of the mountain where you can have a beautiful view over the plain of Bagan. You will have dinner and stay overnight on board when enjoying the view of Bagan.
In early morning, continue the trip to Mandalay. Comfortably installed on the upper deck, you will discover the life on the river and its banks: fishing villages, buffaloes, wheat fields, “floating markets” and washerwomen. In the afternoon, you will visit Yandabo, a small village along the Irrawaddy which specializes in making pottery. It was in this village that the peace treaty ending the First Anglo-Burmese War (1824-1826) was signed on February 24, 1826; by which Burma lost Assam, Manipur, Arakan and Tenasserim. Dinner and overnight on board.
After sunrise, breakfast is served when the boat starts sailing. You will fall under the charm of the beautiful landscape and will observe the traditional activities along the Irrawaddy. In the afternoon, you will reach the city of Inwa (Ava). Inwa was the capital of the kingdom of Burma for nearly 400 years, from the 14th to the 18th century. Discover the city by carriage. Visit the Maha Aungmye Bonzan, a beautiful monastery of brick and stucco, and the Bagaya Kyaung monastery, one of the few survivors of teak with its impressive wood carvings. After visiting Inwa, board the boat across the river to anchor in Sagaing. Dinner and overnight on board.
After breakfast, we will visit on foot or by carriage the astonishing Sagaing hill with hundreds of monasteries and pagodas. Sagaing is a religious and monastic center and has many Buddhist monasteries. It was the capital of the Kingdom of Sagaing (Burma-Shan) from 1315 to 1364. The view from Sagaing Hill, which includes 500 temples overlooking the Ayeyarwady, is unforgettable.Return to the boat which will then return to Mandalay and arrive at the jetee in Mandalay at noon. Land and then continue to visit the cultural capital of the country. End of your Bagan to Mandalay Boat Tour.

budget ideas

Number of people 6 pax 4 pax 2 pax
Price per person $519 $615 $810
The price is determined based on twin/ double room (2-3 star).

What's included

  • 3 nights with breakfast in a double room in standard boat. If you want to stay in superior boat, please contact us
  • All excursions and visits mentioned
  • The services of an English speaking guide
  • Permanent assistance throughout the journey

What's not included

  • Personal travel insurance
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Tips for guides, carriers and drivers
  • Services and activities not included in the program

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Absolutely, it is a safe place to visit. Most of the country is considered safe by Myanmar government.  Insurgency problems near the Indian and Thai borders are in areas far off the beaten track and will not affect a traveller’s journey through Myanmar in any way.

Roughly saying, the best time is about from October until March next year. For this period, you can enjoy mild weather, it’s sunny but not too hot (23 to 30 degree temperature). It doesn’t mean that from April to September you shouldn’t travel to Myanmar. During this time, the weather is quite hot or there is heavy rain, but not everywhere and every time. The whole country is green and beautiful enough for your Myanmar trip, and it is even more joyful while you may get sweet and amazing discounts.

Traveling the whole Myanmar may cost a lot of time. For regular travellers, there are four places that you should take into account (we consider them as the “big-four”):
– Yangon: the former capital city, and usually the first destination of most trips to Myanmar, home to the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda
– Bagan: the largest archaeological site with thousands of temples scattered over 40 km square
– Inle Lake: the emerald lake nested among high mountains in Shan plateau, the true heaven for nature lovers
– Mandalay: the cultural hub and ancient city with royal relics

Besides these four, the extension would be Golden Rock, Kalaw, Pindaya, Ngapali Beach, and more.

Absolutely, it is a safe place to visit. Most of the country is considered safe by Myanmar government.  Insurgency problems near the Indian and Thai borders are in areas far off the beaten track and will not affect a traveller’s journey through Myanmar in any way.

Roughly saying, the best time is about from October until March next year. For this period, you can enjoy mild weather, it’s sunny but not too hot (23 to 30 degree temperature). It doesn’t mean that from April to September you shouldn’t travel to Myanmar. During this time, the weather is quite hot or there is heavy rain, but not everywhere and every time. The whole country is green and beautiful enough for your Myanmar trip, and it is even more joyful while you may get sweet and amazing discounts.

Traveling the whole Myanmar may cost a lot of time. For regular travellers, there are four places that you should take into account (we consider them as the “big-four”):
– Yangon: the former capital city, and usually the first destination of most trips to Myanmar, home to the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda
– Bagan: the largest archaeological site with thousands of temples scattered over 40 km square
– Inle Lake: the emerald lake nested among high mountains in Shan plateau, the true êaven for nature lovers
– Mandalay: the cultural hub and ancient city with royal relics

Besides these four, the extension would be Golden Rock, Kalaw, Pindaya, Ngapali Beach, and more.

Mostly recommended Myanmar tours  are running from 12-14 days. This is quite enough time for you to explore the best highlights of the country while still have time to take insight discovery of each stop. We can customize it longer and shorter depending on your requests. If you have tight time budget, 7-9 days is enough to give you a taste of the country. If you have more time, spend 15-18 days to cover all the highlights plus relaxing time at beaches or an inspiring visit to some well-hidden destinations.

There are many benefits to using an agent to plan your trip.
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– Get 24/ 7 support: Our agency is available day and night, before, during and after your trip to answer any questions you have or any concern that come up.

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For further information, you can contact our correspondents, they are happy to offer you advice and assurance:
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– Mrs. Catherine GOTTIGNES from Belgium (email: cathy.gottignies@gmail.com)
– Mr. Francois LAPOINTE from Canada (email: francoislapointe@me.com)

Mostly recommended Myanmar tours  are running from 12-14 days. This is quite enough time for you to explore the best highlights of the country while still have time to take insight discovery of each stop. We can customize it longer and shorter depending on your requests. If you have tight time budget, 7-9 days is enough to give you a taste of the country. If you have more time, spend 15-18 days to cover all the highlights plus relaxing time at beaches or an inspiring visit to some well-hidden destinations.

There are many benefits to using an agent to plan your trip.
– Save your time and your money: You don’t need to spend hours upon hours searching the Internet for sample itineraries, hotel reviews… simply tell us your travel plan, our travel consultants will do all the work for you. As a local agency, we’ve built strong relationship with local hotels, airlines, car rental companies.., we are given the rates and upgrades that you don’t have access to.
– Receive personalized attention: We have experts understanding of your interests and insight to specific destinations. They can make recommendations tailored to what you want.
– Get 24/ 7 support: Our agency is available day and night, before, during and after your trip to answer any questions you have or any concern that come up.

Yes, we’re. Myanmar Discovery is highly recommended on Tripadvisor. You can also find our customers’ reviews at our Testimonials section.

For further information, you can contact our correspondents, they are happy to offer you advice and assurance:
– Mrs. Louisa FELLS  from the UK (email: louisafells@hotmail.co.uk)
– Mrs. Catherine GOTTIGNES from Belgium (email: cathy.gottignies@gmail.com)
– Mr. Francois LAPOINTE from Canada (email: francoislapointe@me.com)

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