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Mandalay - Shwe Nann Tint - Bagan
Cruise between two of Myanmar's most historic cities on a relaxing two day journey aboard the RV Paukan. Departing from Mandalay en route to the ancient capital of Bagan, the boat drifts along the majestic Irrawaddy River affording unforgettable views and providing chances to visit small villages untouched by the modern world. This cruise is sure to be a highlight of any Myanmar tour.
Your cruise begins in the cultural capital, Mandalay, at the city's Saigaing jetty. As soon as you step foot upon the elegant RV Paukan boat, you will be greeted with a sense of serenity and relaxation. Sip a refreshing cocktail as the boat casts off in to the mighty Irrawaddy River.
The first day of this Myanmar tour is spent cruising downstream on one of the greatest rivers on earth. The ever-changing scenery is filled with views of distant mountains, temple-dotted riverbanks and small fishing boats passing by. A stop will be made at Yandabo where you will meet the friendly locals and watch them create traditional pottery using age-old methods handed down by generations.
As night falls, the boat will moor near the river banks in the tranquil nighttime air. Under the evening sky, the Irrawaddy is illuminated by the moon and stars for a mystical atmosphere unlike any other that you will experience on your Myanmar tour.
Awaken in the morning to witness the villages coming to life as the boat casts off for the cruise down to Bagan. Arriving in Bagan in the late morning, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel for the continuation of your Myanmar package tour.
While on board, you will be treated to unparalleled service. The ship's crew exude the warmth of Burmese hospitality, fantastic meals are cooked by a team of professional chefs and well-appointed cabins are a welcoming retreat at the end of the day.
As part of a longer Myanmar package tour or as a quick add-on to a Yangon city break, the RV Pauken cruise from Mandalay to Bagan is one experience that should not be missed!
Day 1 - Mandalay - Shwe Nann Tint Cruising (Thursday) (L,D)
Transfer to Mandalay's Saigaing jetty this morning to board the elegant RV Paukan boat. Relax on deck and enjoy a welcome cocktail as the boat prepares for departure on the Irrawaddy River, casting off around 11 in the morning. After feasting on a delicious lunch, the boat will reach Yandabo where you will disembark for a short tour around this charming pottery village. Continue cruising downstream to Shwe Nann Tint village where the boat will moor for the evening.
Day 2 - Shwe Nann Tint - Bagan - Departure (Friday) (B)
Awaken to the tranquil rhythms of river life. As the boat cruises downsteam today you will travel through spectacular scenery filled with temples dotting the shoreline, small villages and fishing boats passing by. The boat will reach Bagan's Aye Yar jetty around 10.00 and you will be transferred to your hotel.