The Golden Land (Upstream)

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• We visit the 5th-8th century archaeological site of Thiri-ya-kittiya, former centre of the Pyu civilization with a fascinating museum of early Buddhist artifacts and sculpture at Hmawza. • In the town of Thayetmyo we visit the market, see the colonial houses and ride out by horse cart to see the countryside and golf links. • At Magwe we climb the river bank and wend our way through a labyrinth of passages and paths to reach the magnificent Myat-thalon Pagoda. • We explore Pagan - one of the richest archeological sites in the world and the highlight of every tour through Myanmar. • We stop at Mingun to see the largest working bell in the world and the unfinished pagoda which is the largest single mass of brick building in the world.

Capacity: 20, Type: River Boat

This is a very different Burma cruise. Sailing through the heart of ‘Middle Myanmar’ we pass through a varying landscape – from the lush teak plantations around Prome to the desert country south of Pagan. We visit a number of small villages and towns and see local agriculture and manufacturing at first hand. These places are remote from the modern world and offer a glimpse of a timeless, lost Myanmar far from the usual tourist track. We also visit a number of old monasteries and temples of art historical interest in this the cultural heartland of old Myanmar.

• We visit the 5th-8th century archaeological site of Thiri-ya-kittiya, former centre of the Pyu civilization with a fascinating museum of early Buddhist artifacts and sculpture at Hmawza. • In the town of Thayetmyo we visit the market, see the colonial houses and ride out by horse cart to see the countryside and golf links. • At Magwe we climb the river bank and wend our way through a labyrinth of passages and paths to reach the magnificent Myat-thalon Pagoda. • We explore Pagan - one of the richest archeological sites in the world and the highlight of every tour through Myanmar. • We stop at Mingun to see the largest working bell in the world and the unfinished pagoda which is the largest single mass of brick building in the world.

25 October, 2020 to 04 November, 2020
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Upper Deck Single Use. From
£ 5112 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £74 GBP pp)
Upper Deck Single Use. From
16 upper deck staterooms - 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass - Kimonos and slippers - Spa-branded amenities - Unlimited mineral water - Electric mini safe - Central AC with individual control Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows - Premium mattresses - Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift - Mirror - Multi-configuration plugs - Generous closet space and under-bed storage - Hair dryer - Daily nightly turndown service - 24h laundry service - Complimentary evening canapés
Main Deck Twin/Double. From
£ 3513 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £74 GBP pp)
Main Deck Twin/Double. From
8 main deck staterooms - 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass - Kimonos and slippers - Spa-branded amenities - Unlimited mineral water - Electric mini safe - Central AC with individual control Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows - Premium mattresses - Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift - Mirror - Multi-configuration plugs - Generous closet space and under-bed storage - Hair dryer - Daily nightly turndown service - 24h laundry service - Complimentary evening canapés
Upper Deck Twin/Double. From
£ 4087 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £74 GBP pp)
Upper Deck Twin/Double. From
16 upper deck staterooms - 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass - Kimonos and slippers - Spa-branded amenities - Unlimited mineral water - Electric mini safe - Central AC with individual control Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows - Premium mattresses - Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift - Mirror - Multi-configuration plugs - Generous closet space and under-bed storage - Hair dryer - Daily nightly turndown service - 24h laundry service - Complimentary evening canapés
Main Deck Single Use. From
£ 4395 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £74 GBP pp)
Main Deck Single Use. From
8 main deck staterooms - 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass - Kimonos and slippers - Spa-branded amenities - Unlimited mineral water - Electric mini safe - Central AC with individual control Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows - Premium mattresses - Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift - Mirror - Multi-configuration plugs - Generous closet space and under-bed storage - Hair dryer - Daily nightly turndown service - 24h laundry service - Complimentary evening canapés
20 November, 2020 to 30 November, 2020
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Main Deck Twin/Double. From
£ 3513 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £74 GBP pp)
Main Deck Twin/Double. From
8 main deck staterooms - 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass - Kimonos and slippers - Spa-branded amenities - Unlimited mineral water - Electric mini safe - Central AC with individual control Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows - Premium mattresses - Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift - Mirror - Multi-configuration plugs - Generous closet space and under-bed storage - Hair dryer - Daily nightly turndown service - 24h laundry service - Complimentary evening canapés
Upper Deck Single Use. From
£ 5112 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £74 GBP pp)
Upper Deck Single Use. From
16 upper deck staterooms - 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass - Kimonos and slippers - Spa-branded amenities - Unlimited mineral water - Electric mini safe - Central AC with individual control Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows - Premium mattresses - Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift - Mirror - Multi-configuration plugs - Generous closet space and under-bed storage - Hair dryer - Daily nightly turndown service - 24h laundry service - Complimentary evening canapés
Upper Deck Twin/Double. From
£ 4087 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £74 GBP pp)
Upper Deck Twin/Double. From
16 upper deck staterooms - 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass - Kimonos and slippers - Spa-branded amenities - Unlimited mineral water - Electric mini safe - Central AC with individual control Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows - Premium mattresses - Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift - Mirror - Multi-configuration plugs - Generous closet space and under-bed storage - Hair dryer - Daily nightly turndown service - 24h laundry service - Complimentary evening canapés
Main Deck Single Use. From
£ 4395 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £74 GBP pp)
Main Deck Single Use. From
8 main deck staterooms - 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass - Kimonos and slippers - Spa-branded amenities - Unlimited mineral water - Electric mini safe - Central AC with individual control Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows - Premium mattresses - Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift - Mirror - Multi-configuration plugs - Generous closet space and under-bed storage - Hair dryer - Daily nightly turndown service - 24h laundry service - Complimentary evening canapés
30 December, 2020 to 09 January, 2021
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Main Deck Twin/Double. From
£ 3513 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £74 GBP pp)
Main Deck Twin/Double. From
8 main deck staterooms - 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass - Kimonos and slippers - Spa-branded amenities - Unlimited mineral water - Electric mini safe - Central AC with individual control Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows - Premium mattresses - Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift - Mirror - Multi-configuration plugs - Generous closet space and under-bed storage - Hair dryer - Daily nightly turndown service - 24h laundry service - Complimentary evening canapés
Upper Deck Twin/Double. From
£ 4087 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £74 GBP pp)
Upper Deck Twin/Double. From
16 upper deck staterooms - 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass - Kimonos and slippers - Spa-branded amenities - Unlimited mineral water - Electric mini safe - Central AC with individual control Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows - Premium mattresses - Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift - Mirror - Multi-configuration plugs - Generous closet space and under-bed storage - Hair dryer - Daily nightly turndown service - 24h laundry service - Complimentary evening canapés
Main Deck Single Use. From
£ 4395 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £74 GBP pp)
Main Deck Single Use. From
8 main deck staterooms - 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass - Kimonos and slippers - Spa-branded amenities - Unlimited mineral water - Electric mini safe - Central AC with individual control Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows - Premium mattresses - Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift - Mirror - Multi-configuration plugs - Generous closet space and under-bed storage - Hair dryer - Daily nightly turndown service - 24h laundry service - Complimentary evening canapés
Upper Deck Single Use. From
£ 5112 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £74 GBP pp)
Upper Deck Single Use. From
16 upper deck staterooms - 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass - Kimonos and slippers - Spa-branded amenities - Unlimited mineral water - Electric mini safe - Central AC with individual control Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows - Premium mattresses - Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift - Mirror - Multi-configuration plugs - Generous closet space and under-bed storage - Hair dryer - Daily nightly turndown service - 24h laundry service - Complimentary evening canapés
show reverse itinerary
DAY 1 PROME (PYAY)
We reach Prome by the afternoon and travel by coach to the 5th-8th century archaeological site of Thiri-ya-kittiya, the former centre of the Pyu civilization with a fascinating museum of early Buddhist artifacts and sculptures.
DAY 2 THAYETMYO
This pleasant colonial town once guarded the border between Royal Myanmar and British Myanmar following the 2nd Anglo Myanmar War of 1855. Many of the buildings including the covered market date from this period. Thayet also boasts the oldest golf course in Myanmar (1885). We visit the market, see the colonial houses and ride out by horse cart to the golf course, passing through the former British botanical garden.
DAY 3 MAGWE
Minhla - We visit the two Italian built forts constructed to keep the British at bay from Royal Myanmar. The fight for the Minhla redoubt was the only serious action in the war and the death of a young subaltern inspired Kipling to write a poem.We ride Trishaws to reach the magnificent Magwe Myat-thalon Pagoda, constructed with solid gold bricks. Of interest are the many nat shrines and hermitages within the temple precincts.
DAY 4 SALE
Here we visit the Yout-saun-kyaung monastery with its spectacular wood carvings; we also explore an area of splendid colonial-style houses and continue sailing upstream.
DAY 5 TAN-CHI-TAUNG
In the morning, moor at the Tan-Chi-Taung mountain and enjoy the view. Continue with one of the highlights of your trip with a tour of a selection of the 3,000 listed monuments at this World Heritage Site, Pagan.
DAY 6 PAGAN
Further exploration by coach of the monuments follow by a lacquerware workshop and visit to the local markets. Sail in the noon to upstream. Evening walk at Oh Ne Kyaung village to see the local life in this typical river side community..
DAY 7 YANDABO
This small rural village is specialized in pot making. We visit the Pandaw School, built with past donations from Pandaw passengers.
DAY 8 MANDALAY, SAGAING AND AMARAPURA
Guests will take a tour of central Mandalay visiting the Mahamuni Pagoda and Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung teak carved monastery. In the afternoon we visit Sagaing. The true delight of Sagaing lies in its 1000 hermitages and sanctuaries, rich in woodcarving and religious art. Next we explore the ancient capital of Amarapura by coach, take a boat ride along Taungthaman lake and watch the tranquillity and serenity of this beautiful lake and its famous U-Bein Bridge at sunset.
DAY 9 MINGUN
We stop at Mingun to see the largest working bell in the world and the unfinished pagoda which is the largest single mass of brick building in the world. We also visit the Mingun Old Peoples Home originally established with the assistance of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company in the 1930s.
DAY 10 KYAUK-MYOUNG
Visit the spectacular potteries near Kyauk-myoung where the famous 50 gallon water pots are handmade. We see all stages of manufacture from the throwing of the pots to the week-long firing in huge kilns. Afternoon cruise back downstream to Mandalay.
DAY 11 MANDALAY
Disembark at Mandalay.
Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Kha Byoo Pandaw

Passenger capacity: 20
Length: 40 Metres
Built: 2016

Kha Byoo Pandaw is one of the smallest river ships in South East Asia, with just 10 cabins, she has a very intimate atmosphere. 

ACCOMMODATION

5 upper deck staterooms, 5 main deck staterooms - Staterooms are 170 square feet (16sqm), finished in teak and brass - Premium mattresses - Convertible bed configuration

WINING & DINING

Local master chef heading an experienced international culinary team - Personalized meal services - Daily lean & light menu options - Complimentary coffee, water, tea, soft drinks, local beer, local spirits, juices - Extensive wine list with premium wines - Welcome Drink on arrival - Welcome cocktail - Farewell Reception - Theme- and gala dinners - Open air lounge and bar - Al fresco bistro style dining

WHAT'S INCLUDED ON EXCURSIONS

Admissions - Shoe cleaning after excursions - Bottled drinking water - We give away aluminium water bottles - Cold towel service after excursions - Refreshing drink following excursions - 1st aid trained assistant guide to follow all tours and excursions

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