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Sail along the scenic landscape, experience simple life style. We will bring you to small villages and towns where time stands still and see means of agriculture and manufacturing mostly done by hand. Most places we visit are far away from the modern civilization. This is a very typical Myanmar cruise. We start sailing from Mandalay through the heart of central dry plain, small villages, historical famous cities, trace back old footprints of Myanmar kingdom in Bagan where 2200 ruins remains from 1000 years ago. Since its predominant religion is Buddhism and we will find old monasteries and temples, we will take time to enjoy historically valuable sites and the simple art of Myanmar.
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Day 1 Mandalay - Mingun
In the morning board Metta Cruise and leave the bustling jetty at 12:00 am, set sail the cruise to Mandalay. After an hour our first stop will be made at the Mingun village. Walk in the famous village where you will see a pagoda dotted range Mingun, one of the highlights of the region. Visit will include Mingun bell, the world’s largest un-cracked bell weighing 90 tons. Continue to the Hsinbyume pagoda and the unfinished Mingun pagoda built as one of the world’s largest chedis by King Bodaw Paya.
Day 2 Mingun - Sagaing - Yandapo
In the morning, set sail to Sagaing hills, a retreat for Buddhist devotees and the home for the mediators. Sagaing is famous for silver crafts.
Continue to explore the former Royal Capital Inwa (Ava) by a horse cart. Visit Nanmyint tower, Maha Aungmye Bonzan monastery, built of brick and stucco; Bargaya monastery, famous for its impressive ornate woodcarvings and teak posts.
Day 3 Yandapo - Bagan
In the morning, go ashore to learn the village life and a village specialize in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war was signed on Feb. 24, 1826. Cruise all day and reach to Bagan by the late afternoon.
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Transfer and Joining
Day 1 Mandalay City
You will be picked up at your hotel at 11:00 am or pick up request at your desired hotel in Mandalay, then transfer to Jetty.
Day 4 Bagan City
Disembark at Aye Yar jetty in Bagan.
River Condition Warning
The Irrawaddy and Chindwin rivers are subject to seasonal rises and falls of water level. In the case of water levels being too high or low an alternative itinerary will be offered to Passenger. Published itineraries are indication only and subject to sudden change. In such events alternative itineraries will be provided and we do our best to ensure that if a stop is missed we make up for it with another stop. Though every effort will be made to ensure that the published itinerary is followed as closely as possible, given uncertain river and other local conditions, all schedules and itineraries may be subject to alterations and delays at short notice. The ship?s manager and captain are jointly responsible for passengers? comfort and safety. Passengers must accept their decisions and instructions.