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Itinerary & Activities

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Itinerary map of Golden Myanmar & the Alluring Irrawaddy – Northbound 2019 Yangon to Yangon

Day 1 YANGON, MYANMAR

Welcome to Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, the country’s largest city and former capital. Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Day 2 YANGON

Historic Landmarks, Hot Tea, and Harmonious Living

CLASSIC A Guided Walk introduces you to the city’s famous and historic landmarks, including old colonial buildings and Sule Pagoda, built during the time of Buddha. Along the way, stop for a cup of tea or coffee with the locals. Next, stop at Chaukhtatgyi to see the massive Reclining Buddha measuring 213 feet. Later in the day, visit Shwedagon Pagoda, a national symbol. Here, an enchanting scene unfolds as the sun sets on the golden stupa, and locals come to pay their respects.

Tonight, dine in one of Yangon’s best restaurants for a delicious welcome dinner.

Day 3 YANGON–BAGAN (EMBARKATION)

Beautiful Bagan and Your Suite Ship® Beckon

Late in the morning, fly to Bagan. Upon arrival, transfer to the port for embarkation. A welcome reception starts your evening.

DISCOVERY After dinner, a traditional Puppet Show will be presented in one of the lounges.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BAGAN

Day 4 BAGAN

Temples and Shrines—From Sunrise to Sunset

Today, explore Bagan, capital of Myanmar from the 9th to the 13th centuries. During this time over 13,000 temples, monasteries, and pagodas were built in the plains surrounding the city—an area of about 40 square miles. Many of these structures have been lost over time, but around 2,300 still stand today, making this one of the world’s greatest archaeological sites.

DISCOVERY Early risers can make an Escorted Visit to one of the temples with a Local Guide to witness a glorious sunrise.

CLASSIC Start your Morning Excursion at a local market selling handicrafts, fabrics, and longyis. Then, stop at Shwezigon Pagoda, one of the country’s most important shrines. Lastly, visit a lacquer workshop to learn more about this ancient craft.

CLASSIC After lunch, your Afternoon Sightseeing centers on the Bagan archaeological zone. Highlights include Ananda, considered by many to be the most beautiful temple, and Dhammayangyi, the best preserved monument left standing. Also, stop to see the exquisite and well-preserved fresco paintings at Sulamani.

DISCOVERY End the day with a traditional Ox-Cart Ride to a temple, where you can ascend to the top as the sun sets.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BAGAN

Day 5 SHWE PYI THAR

Rural Life in Myanmar Comes to Life

DISCOVERY This morning, partake in a Walking Tour through Shwe Pyi Thar, a typical village along the Irrawaddy. Here, visit a farmer’s home to learn more about daily life and see the locals making palm candy—a sweet and smoky confection—from the sap of the toddy palm.

DISCOVERY Enjoy time onboard your ship this afternoon. Join your Local Guide for a presentation on the Burmese language.

AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISING

Day 6 SAGAING–EXCURSION TO AMARAPURA

Relaxation and Revelations

Relax this morning and take in the sights from one of the ship’s lounges or from your suite.

CLASSIC Take a Guided Excursion this afternoon to visit the important religious site of Sagaing with countless pagodas dotting the surrounding hillsides. Stop to see Kaunghmudaw Pagoda with its unique golden egg-shaped dome and a silversmith workshop. Lastly, explore Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda for stunning views across the Irrawaddy to Mandalay. Then, travel to nearby Amarapura, former capital of Myanmar. Your visit focuses on the famous U Bein Bridge, a ¾-mile-long bridge built in 1783. Take a sampan ride on the lake for unforgettable views of the sunset behind the iconic bridge.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN SAGAING

Day 7 MANDALAY

The Golden Tapestries of Mandalay

CLASSIC In the morning, visit Local Workshops to see skilled artisans at work making tapestries, woodcarvings, and gold-leaf. Also visit Mahamuni Pagoda to see its impressive gold-leaf Buddha—reported to be covered in six inches of gold leaf from continuous application.

CLASSIC This afternoon, take a Guided Tour of Kuthodaw Pagoda and Shwenandaw Monastery, the only WWII bombing remnants of former King Mindon’s “Golden City” and extravagant teak palace.

DISCOVERY This evening, enjoy a traditional Dance Performance featuring local song and dance.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN MANDALAY

Day 8 KYAUK MYAUNG

Glazed and Amazed

Join your Local Guide for a longyi and thanaka presentation this morning.

DISCOVERY This afternoon, join a Guided Walk through the captivating pottery-making village of Kyauk Myaung to learn more about and see the pottery-making process. Most interesting is the eye-catching 50-gallon variety, often referred to as Martaban or Ali Baba jars. These pots could transport large quantities of goods and have played an important part of maritime trade throughout Asia for centuries.

AFTERNOON CRUISE TO KYA HNYAT

Day 9 KYA HNYAT

Giving Alms and Blessings in Return

DISCOVERY Interact with the monks at a Monastery Visit in Kya Hnyat. This is a truly memorable experience as you present alms to the monks and witness their lunch ritual.

Join your Local Guide this afternoon and learn more about the popular Burmese tea leaf and ginger salad.

AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO TIGYANG

Day 10 TIGYANG

Buddha with a View

DISCOVERY Explore the village of Tigyang on a Walking Tour through its narrow lanes and visit the Reclining Buddha on a hilltop with stunning views, OR:

ACTIVE Take the normal Walking Tour and add a steep climb to reach the Reclining Buddha.

AFTERNOON CRUISE TO KATHA

Day 11 KATHA

Burmese Days & Minority Culture

DISCOVERY Start your Guided Sightseeing at the local wet market, where you will see locals buying and selling fish, meat, produce, and more. Next, learn more about life during British rule at the former British Club, featured in George Orwell’s novel, “Burmese Days.” Lastly, meet with the Jingpo, one of over 100 ethnic minority groups in Myanmar. Here, you will learn about their culture, traditional dress, and unique method of making rice wine.

As you sail north this afternoon, with some luck, you may catch a glimpse of the rare Irrawaddy dolphin, with its distinctive round forehead.

AFTERNOON CRUISE TO KYUN DAW

Day 12 KYUN DAW–SECOND DEFILE–BHAMO

Engaging Local Encounters

DISCOVERY Explore the island village of Kyun Daw, where over 7,000 stupas surround the monastery. Your Guided Excursion includes a visit to a fisherman’s home and a school where you will interact with the children. You will also visit a nunnery to present the nuns with food purchased the day before at the market in Katha. Unlike monks, they have to collect and cook their own food.

This afternoon, spend time at leisure as you sail through the dramatic Second Defile with its magnificent cliffs reaching down the narrow channel.

Continue to Bhamo, the northernmost point ships can navigate the Irrawaddy.

AFTERNOON CRUISE TO BHAMO

Day 13 BHAMO (DISEMBARKATION)–YANGON

Farewell to the Irrawaddy

After breakfast, disembark the ship and explore Bhamo by local trishaw and by foot. Afterward, transfer to the airport for your flight to Yangon. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Day 14 YANGON

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.


Things to Know

Preparing For Your Trip
  • Make Sure to Bring All of Your Important Documents: Passport, Foreign visa (if applicable), Itinerary, Trip confirmation, Airline ticket, Drivers license, Credit cards, Travel documents.

  • Vaccinations Are Required for Entry to Some Countries. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) can provide you their recommendations for vaccinations and other travel health precautions for your trip abroad.

  • Are You Taking Any Prescriptions or Other Medications? Pack enough to last your entire trip, including some extra in case you are unexpectedly delayed.

  • Insurance: Purchase travel insurance to cover yourself against unexpected situations. You never know when something might happen, so always be prepared.
While Traveling
  • Keep an eye on your belongings. Do not leave your belongings unattended in public spaces

  • Always have local cash. Not every place takes credit cards.
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