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Myanmar Luxury River Cruise <br>11 nights

Myanmar Luxury River Cruise
11 nights

Ship: Cruiseco Explorer
Cruise Line: Cruiseco
Departures: 
Duration: 11 nights
Ports: Yangon, Mandalay
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Airport gateway (Departure) :

Discover the ancient secrets of Myanmar with an 11 night holiday with Cruiseco, CRUISECO EXPLORER.

Your Cruiseco Explorer 11 night tour includes:

  • Return Economy Class airfare from London*
  • 7 night luxury cruise onboard CRUISECO EXPLORER in a french balcony cabin between Mandalay and Prome, including onboard gratuities, all meals, local beers, soft drinks and wine is served with lunch and dinner
  • Deluxe hotel accommodation: 2 nights at the five-star Mandalay Hill Resort in Mandalay, 2 nights at the five-star Sule Shangri-La Hotel Yangon
  • Extensive sightseeing with expert local guides and all transfers
  • Breakfast daily, lunch and dinner as specified in the itinerary

 

 

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Itinerary

Daily Itinerary - Mandalay to Prome - 11 nights

NOTE: Cruise is also offered in reverse: Prome to Mandalay 

 DAY 0 -  DAY 1
London — Bangkok — Mandalay (L,D)

Fly overnight with Thai Airways to Mandalay via Bangkok*. Upon arrival at Mandalay International Airport, meet your local guide and transfer to the Mandalay Hill Resort. Today, visit the Mahamuni Pagoda and traditional Burmese workshops. After lunch, walk up Mandalay Hill for a great view of the countryside, Irrawaddy River and city centre. Alternatively, ride up Mandalay Hill on a WWII jeep tour. Visit the Golden Palace Monastery, Kyauktawgyi Pagoda’s huge marble Buddha and Kuthodaw Pagoda, home to ‘the world’s largest book’. Enjoy a welcome dinner tonight at the Mandalay Hill Resort.

DAY 2
Mandalay, Ava (B,L,D)

This morning, explore Sagaing. Covered with 600 pagodas and monasteries, it is home to 3000 monks. Continue south to Ava, the capital in the 14–18th centuries. Enjoy a tour by horse and cart to visit the old wooden Bagaya Monastery and
the remains of the Royal Palace and Fort. The tour returns this afternoon for dinner at the Mandalay Hill Resort.

DAY 3
Mandalay, Amarapura
Embark RV Cruiseco Explorer (B,L,D)

En route to Gawein Jetty, stop at Amarapura to stroll along the 200 year old teak U Bein Bridge. Then, visit Mahagandayon monastery where over 1000 monks reside, before embarking Cruiseco Explorer. Cast off and enjoy scenic cruising for the rest of the day.

DAY 4
Yandabo (B,L,D) 

This morning, arrive at Yandabo, a village famous for its pottery and also where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war was signed in 1826. Visit the local school and monastery and then continue cruising downstream with an afternoon stop at Shwe Pyi Thar village. Enjoy dinner onboard with a Burmese Puppet Show performance on the sundeck. Moor overnight midstream.

DAY 5
Bagan (B,L,D) 

Today, enjoy a full day visit of the most significant pagodas and temples of the 2,000 listed around Bagan. Dine on board for lunch and in the afternoon continue the exploration of the archeological area. Enjoy sunset atop one of the temples (subject to government approval) with a champagne toast.
In the evening, enjoy a meal onboard or in a local restaurant.

DAY 6
Bagan, Tan Kyi Mountain (B,L,D) 

Explore some of Bagan's local markets selling wood carvings, fabrics and rattan products. Alternatively, guests can hire a horse cart and explore the site on their own or enjoy a balloon flight over Bagan (optional—surcharge applies). After lunch, continue downstream to the village of Tan Kyi.
Reach the mountaintop by jeep and enjoy a sunset over the Bagan plains.

DAY 7
Salay, Magwe (B,L,D) 


Visit Salay this morning and discover the Youqson Kyaung wooden monastery, colonial buildings and Bagan-era monuments such as Payathonzu and the Shinpinsarkyo Paya. Back to the ship for lunch and continue south to Magwe. In the late afternoon visit Myat Than Lun Paya, a 1929 built pagoda.

DAY 8
Thayetmyo (B,L,D) 

Today continue downstream to Thayetmyo. Explore the town, visiting the local market, the oldest golf course of Myanmar, as well as several colonial homes constructed during the British colonisation of Burma.

DAY 9
Prome (Pyay) (B,L,D) 

Arrive early morning in Prome (Pyay) and drive to Thayekhittaya, an ancient Pyu city that ruled the area between the 5th and the 9th century AD. Visit the Shwesandaw Pagoda complex, and the Wunchataung Paya (Apology Mountain Pagoda) a
fabulous vantage point of the Shwesandaw Pagoda and surrounding mountains.

DAY 10
Prome (Pyay), Yangon (B,L,D) 

After breakfast, transfer by coach from Prome to Yangon to the Sule Shangri-La Hotel. Upon arrival in Yangon, the afternoon is at your leisure. This evening enjoy dinner at the hotel. 

DAY 11
Yangon (B,L,D) 

After breakfast, visit Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, home to a 70-meter long reclining Buddha and stop by Kyaukhtatgy. Next explore Kandawagyi Park, one of central Yangon’s greenest spots. Following a lunch of Burmese cuisine, enjoy a tour of downtown.
Travel streets lined with faded colonial buildings, past historic landmarks, to Sule Paya and continue through Chinatown to Bogyoke Market and finally, the Shwedagon Pagoda.

DAY 12 
Yangon — Bangkok — London (B,L) 

Today is at your leisure before being transferred to Yangon Airport for your overnight flight to London with Thai Airways.

 

 

* Ports of call may vary based on itinerary and departure dates selected

This cruise offers two itineraries:

UPSTREAM (Prome to Mandalay)

DOWNSTREAM (Mandalay to Prome)

BOOK BY 24 Feb 2017

DATE

ITINERARY

MAIN DECK TWIN NOW FROM

UPPER DECK TWIN NOW FROM

26-Feb-17

downstream Mandalay to Prome

£3,000

£3,245

5-Mar-17

upstream Prome to Mandalay

£3,000

£3,245

12-Mar-17

downstream Mandalay to Prome

£3,000

£3,245

19-Mar-17

upstream Prome to Mandalay

£3,000

£3,245

26-Mar-17

downstream Mandalay to Prome

£3,000

£3,245

2-Apr-17

upstream Prome to Mandalay

£3,022

£3,265

9-Apr-17

downstream Mandalay to Prome

£3,022

£3,265

 

NEW 2017/18 SAILINGS

£300pp early booking discount from below brochure prices.

Limited number of discounted cabin available on every sailing until sold out.

Date

Itinerary

Main Deck PP/ TWN Brochure

Main Deck PP/TWN Early Bird

26-Oct-17

Downstream Mandalay to Yangon

£4,120

SOLD OUT

2-Nov-17

Upstream Yangon to Mandalay

£4,120

£3,820

1-Feb-18

Downstream Mandalay to Yangon

£4,181

£3,881

8-Feb-18

Upstream Yangon to Mandalay

£4,181

£3,881

15-Mar-18

Downstream Mandalay to Yangon

£4,120

£3,820

22-Mar-18

Upstream Yangon to Mandalay

£4,120

£3,820

 

* Prices are per person in GBP, based on lowest available twin share accommodation. Price includes all discounts and savings including earlybird savings and bonus offer. ^Subject to availability. Prices shown are based on the lowest priced departure of multiple departures per month. Package price includes return Economy class international airfare from London including air taxes, cruise aboard Crusieco Explorer with port charges and onboard gratuities, pre and post cruise hotel stays and all transfers as per selected itinerary. Offers are capacity controlled and can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Travel insurance is mandatory and is at an additional cost. Single supplements apply. Prices are subject to change due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency. Subject to availability at time of booking. Cancellation fees and conditions apply. For full terms and conditions please refer to the Authentic Asia Burma 2015/2017 brochure available online at www.cruising.co.uk or at your local Cruiseco Travel Agent. Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. Cost does not include any additional accommodation or transfers made necessary due to flight schedules however this is available at additional cost.

 

 

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* All prices quoted are PER PERSON in British Pounds and include taxes, fees and port expenses (if applicable).
* All prices quoted are for the cruise departing on . Prices for alternative departure dates may vary.

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Ports

Yangon

Yangon, formerly Rangoon, was the capital of Myanmar until it was superseded by Naypyidaw in November 2005. The city is an amalgamation of British, Burmese, Chinese, and Indian influences, and is known for its colonial architecture, which although decaying, remains an almost unique example of a 19th-century British colonial capital. New high-rise buildings were constructed from the 1990s as the government began to allow private investment. However, Yangon continues to be a city of the past, as seen by its lyongi-wearing pedestrians, its street vendors, and its pungent smells.

Country - Myanmar (Burma)
Distance from port to City - 10 km
Distance from Port to Airport -
Currency - kyat (mmK)

Places of Interest

Mandalay

Mandalay is the second largest city in Burma. It was the last royal capital of an independent Burmese Kingdom. It is the current capital of the administrative Mandalay Division.

It has the largest and most modern airport in Burma (Mandalay International Airport).

Country - Myanmar (Burma)
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance to Airport - kms
Currency - Kyat

Places of Interest

Mandalay Hill, Mandalay Palace, Shwenandaw Monastery, Maha Muni Pagoda, Kuthodaw Pagoda

 

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Cruiseco

Cruiseco

Cruiseco, a consortium of over 200 cruise-specialist travel agents, has over 15 years of professional knowledge, experience and commitment to the cruising industry worldwide. On the back of this continued success, Cruiseco has launched two custom built riverboats to service the increasing number of cruisers keen to discover "Authentic Asia".

 

Cruiseco Adventurer, launched in 2012, was built in the style of a colonial riverboat but with modern luxurious touches. Hand finished by traditional craftsmen and able to travel where other craft can’t. The Cruiseco Adventurer carries no more than 60 passengers amid a relaxed ambience,  premium accommodation, local entertainment, enticing cuisine featuring delicious local produce, attentively served by a delightful local crew who are dedicated to providing first class service. 

Cruiseco Adventurer cruises the Mekong River, departing almost weekly to showcase the captivating array of culture, rituals and ruins. These unique Mekong cruise adventures will take you into the heart of Indochina to discover the ‘true’ Mekong and a special insight into this intriguing part of Asia.

 

The newest ship, Cruiseco Explorer (launched October 2014), is custom built for Burmese waters and offers the ultimate luxury. The itineraries afford guests the ideal balance of spell-binding sightseeing and rejuvenating relaxation. Cruiseco Explorer navigates the Irrawaddy, Upper Irrawaddy and Chindwin waters of Burma on an unforgettable 14 night cruise. The riverboat is restricted to just 56 guests and exudes a relaxed sophistication with a sundeck, bar, restaurant and lounge

 

all available onboard for guests. A small spa is available for facials, massage and treatments.  Entertainment, however, is not limited to the ship's facilities, with evenings on board including skilful demonstrations by local performers and movie nights. 

 

Ship info

Cruiseco Explorer

BRAND NEW LUXURY RIVERBOAT

Inaugural sailing 21 October 2014

Ship Amenities

Hotel style passenger ship with 3 decks: Main, Upper, Sundeck

  • Sun deck
  • Bar
  • Dining Room
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Lounge

 Cabins

  • 28 luxurious cabins
  • 10 Main Deck Cabins with French balconies
  • 14 Upper Deck Cabins with exterior balconies
  • 02 Suites (Upper Deck) with exterior balconies
  • 02 Deluxe Suites (Main Deck) with exterior balconies and Jacuzzi

 

Cabin Amenities

  • All stateroom 26 sq m, timber floor (excl Deluxe Suites 39sqm)
  • A/C individual operated
  • Twin bed can be converted to double bed in Main Deck and Upper Deck Cabins
  • Reading lights
  • Writing desk, chairs and coffee table
  • Flat TV with DVD Player
  • Wardrobe, Safe 
  • Exterior Balconies with chair and round table
  • Bathroom timber floor with standing shower cabins
  • Hair Dryer, Bath Rob

Ship Details

  •  Hull                Marine Steel
  • Length           188  ft (58 Mt)
  • Beam             40  ft (12.2 Mt)
  • Design Draft    3.35 ft (1.1 Mt)
  • Decks            3 (Main, Upper, Sundeck)
  • Max Speed     10 Knots


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