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One of our core principles, that distinguishes Heritage Line, is as Collectors of unique ships with artefacts that reflect a bygone era. We will be thus honouring Anawrahta, the first King to put a stamp on Burmese history by unifying the country in 1044. He was a mighty warrior, accomplished statesman and introduced Theravada Buddhism throughout the country. In more modern times, during the Colonial Era, the British ferried their personnel and goods the length of the river by paddle-wheelers. The low draft design of the boat allowed them to sail year-round and we are emulating that fact in our new vessel

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              Price Includes
              - Port tax $129 per passenger, subject to change without prior notice (levied by Myanmar Port Authorities and port taxes appear on our invoice).
              - All cruises include group shore-excursions
              - Entrance fees
              - Transportation
              - In-tour guide services (English speaking)
              - Taxes, fuel, river pilots, port dues.
              - Group transfers from/to the meeting point to/from embarkation/disembarkation point or vice versa.
              - Mineral water, coffee/tea, soft drinks and local beer is included all day.
              - Fruit juices are included in addition during breakfast and afternoon tea.
              - Inclusions for Anawrahta Suites - All Suite: Private butler service, balcony breakfast or in-suite dining, daily laundry service, daily newspaper delivered to suite room, complimentary mini bar, daily turn down gift, one private - candle light dinner in the balcony, welcome fruit basket, flower and a bottle of Prosecco, complimentary tea/coffee making facility and spa services. Subject to change without prior notice.

              Price Excludes
              - Crew gratuities (8 USD – 10 USD per passenger/day are recommended).
              - Fuel surcharges, if any (see terms and conditionsPeak season surcharge at USD 175 per person for all cruises falling on Christmas and/or Eve New Year’s Eve.).

              Cancellation by Customer
              - For cancellations of bookings, the following charges will apply:
              - 90 days or more: 30% of the cruise price
              - 60 to 89 days: 50% of the cruise price
              - 30 to 59 days: 75% of the cruise price
              - Less than 30 days : 100% of the cruise price

              Children Policy
              - Minimum age of children allowed on the Anawrahta is 10 years old, in parents’ cabin and must occupy a separate bed and pay full rate.
              - Extra bed supplement is 60% off on contract cruise price (price per double cabin)

              Full Itinerary


              Around 11am you will board our luxurious river-cruiser, berthed at Bagan Jetty. Lunch will be served as we sail to Salay, a small riverside town which dates from the Bagan period. An afternoon tour will show you the beautiful Youqson Kyaung, a beautifully-carved teak monastery built between 1882 and 1892 and now run by the Department of Archaeology as a museum. A short distance away is the Mann Paya, home to a huge statue of the Buddha, unusually made from lacquer. In Colonial times Salay was home to wealthy merchants and still has some fine examples of Colonial houses. You will make a special visit inside one of these. Tonight the ship moors at Salay.

              Bagan to Salay = 30 miles

              Meals: Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              An early-morning yoga session will be available this morning. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast as the ship sails northwards. Through the morning there will be a cultural demonstration, a Book Review (with Burma as it's subject) and a lecture on Myanmar culture entitled “Myanmar Ways of Life”. After lunch we will arrive at Pakkoku, a large trading town on the western riverbank. A tour will show you some of the small industries at work here such as a cheroot-rolling factory and a producer of 'Burmese slippers' (“flip-flops”); the large and thriving market and will visit Shwegu Temple to see an incredible, intricate carving made from very rare Yamanei wood. After the excursion the ship will continue her journey northwards, eventually mooring around Ngar Lan.
               
              Salay to Pakkoku = 55 miles

              Pakkoku to Ngar Lan = 16 miles

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              Early-morning yoga will again be available. This morning we will pass the confluence of the Ayeyarwady and it's greatest tributary, the Chindwin River. Around 9am the ship will arrive at the small riverside village of Yanderbo, where you will make a walking tour. This is the place where in 1826 the King of Ava signed the Treaty of Yanderbo, signaling the end of the First Anglo-Burmese war. Now the villages produce a type of water pot which is reputed to keep water cooler than pots from anywhere else and you will have the opportunity to see their techniques. Back on board there will be a Cookery Demonstration from our Chefs. After lunch there will be another lecture, this time looking at Burmese history. Tonight the ship will moor near Ponna Chan.

              Ngar Lan to Yanderbo = 22 miles

              Yanderbo to Ponna Chan = 49 miles

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              After breakfast, leave the ship for a horse-drawn carriage tour of the ancient capital of Ava, home to the Burmese Kings for many centuries. A coach will then take you across the river to Sagaing using a bridge built by the Colonial British in 1934. Here you will visit a silversmith, seeing techniques unchanged for centuries. Back on board lunch will be served as we sail the final distance to reach Mandalay. A busy afternoon tour will show you the highlights of this fabled city including the Kuthodaw Pagoda (“the world’s biggest book”), the atmospheric Shwenandaw Monastery, which used to be part of King Mindon’s living quarters and where he died in 1878; and a visit to see the highly revered, gold-encrusted Buddha at the Mahamuni Temple. If time permits you will also see gold-leaf beating, visit a silk-weaving factory, pass through dusty streets filled with marble-carving workshops and finish the afternoon with sunset at the famous 200 year old “U Bein’s Bridge”. Farewell Dinner and evening entertainment on board.

              Ponechaun to Ava = 7 miles

              Ava to Mandalay = 11 miles

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              Breakfast and check-out.

              Meals: Breakfast
              Accommodation: NA
              Welcome on board and enjoy lunch while we cast off Mandalay. In early afternoon, we visit Mingun, the world’s largest, unfinished brick pagoda. It also has a 90-ton bell, said to be the largest, undamaged bell in the world. Enjoy welcome dinner with performance of Burmese traditional costumes by our staff.

              Mandalay-Mingun: 6 miles

              Mingun-KyaungMyaung: 46 miles

              Meals: Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              After breakfast, visit KyaungMyaung, which is famous for its manufacture of large glazed earthenware pots known as Martaban jars. The biggest of these jars can hold about 105 gallons (over 400 liters). Later we sail past the beautiful island pagoda of Thihadaw toward Tagaung.

              KyaungMyaung-Tagaung: 75 mile

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              In the morning, visit Tagaung, the shrine of Bo BoGyi a famous nat, the archaeological area and the fortifications. The ruins of the fort walls and traces of moat are the only remnants of this ancient site. The western wall appears to have washed away by the river. Continue cruising upstream for the rest of the day.

              Tagaung-Katha: 66 miles

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              In the morning, take a trishaw to explore the enchanting colonial town of Katha. Katha is the site of George Orwell’s famous book, “Burmese Days,” A story of what life was like in a remote station during the colonial era. The town is still charming with its teak homes and quaint streets.

              In the afternoon, take a small boat to visit Shwegu, the village lies at the end of the spectacular second Shwegu features large family potteries making large quantities of unglazed earthenware pots employing a technique of throwing and beating. You’ll find many bargains here on hand-carved, wooden gold-panning bowls.

              Katha-Shwegu: 44 mile

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              Today, we will cruise from Shwegu toward Bhamo, where the river cuts its way with narrow channel through this most beautiful Gorge with high cliffs and thick forests. Drop anchor and take a tour to Bhamo. The town is one end of a famous old caravan trail into China. Only a track through the mountains, it was centuries old when Marco Polo discovered it in the 13th century…and the route is still in use until today. Explore local market often filled with ethnic tribes such as Kachin, Lisu and Shan. Visit magnificent Theindawgyi Paya pagoda. From here you can also take a small launch to explore the First Gorge of the Ayeyarwady River. Cruise down river and anchor at Shwe Paw.

              Shwegu-Bhamo: 40 miles

              Bhamo-ShwePaw: 40 miles

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              In the morning, visit picturesque island of Shwe Paw Myanmar and its ancient pagodas. Then continue cruising to visit the riverside village of Mae Dar before cruising downstream toward Katha.

              ShwePaw-Katha: 44 miles

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              In the morning, take a train to the forest station of Naba and journey into the thick Kachin jungle and teak forests. Back on board and enjoy cruising with a nice riverview.

              Katha-Naba: 14 miles by train

              Katha-KyanHnydat: 86 miles

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              In the morning, cruise to Thabeitkyin and take a tour to Mogok. Mogok has been famous since ancient times for its gemstones, especially ruby and sapphire, but semi-precious stones such as lapis lazuli, garnet, moonstone, peridot and chrysoberyl are also found. The gems are found in alluvial limestone gravels by means of panning, tunneling and digging pits by hand. You will travel by road towards Mogok where you will see the forest in which there many rare botanical specimens used for production of essential oils. You will be driven further into a Burmese teak forest to meet working elephants. In the afternoon our Ship will sail downstream toward Mandalay.

              KyanHnydat-Thabeitkyin: 30 miles

              Thabeitkyin-Mandalay: 77 miles

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              Arrive Mandalay in the early morning. After breakfast, take a tour to Ava by horse cart. The ancient city was founded in 1364 by King Thadomin as his capital. Little remains of the old city but it is noted for the MahaAungmyeBonzan Monastery and Mae Nu Oak Kyaung, which are the fine examples of Myanmar masonry, art and architecture. Enjoy lunch at local restaurant then visit the Sagaing Hills. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views and stop by a convent, Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda and a silversmith. Drive onto Amarapura and visit a textile workshop before visiting the U Bein Bridge, the longest and oldest teakwood bridge in the world, at sunset.

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              Relax on board while cruising downstream to Bagan. Late morning, we will visit Yandabo, a remote village by river bank. It is famous for the production of terracotta pottery made from river bank mud and you can view the pottery making process at various stages. Yandabo is also famous in Burmese history as the place where the Treaty of Yandabo was signed in 1855 between the Burmese king and the British.

              Mandalay-Yandabo: 47 miles

              Yandabo-Bagan: 82 miles

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              In the early morning, take a tour to visit magnificent Bagan, the capital city of Burma from 1044 to 1287. This plain east of the curving Ayeyarwady is one of the most wondrous sights in Myanmar. We visit several of the 3,000 listed monuments, including DhammayazikaPaya, with its amazing view from the terrace, and the biggest temple, Dhammayangyi- both built in the 12th century – and one of the best preserved of all Bagan temples, the 11th-century Ananda. Enjoy farewell dinner with traditional puppet show. (Optional Bagan tour in the morning and Mt. Popa in the afternoon)

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              Bid farewell to the crew and disembark in Bagan.

              Meals: Breakfast
              Accommodation: NA
              Board our beautiful river-cruiser berthed on Mandalay's river bank and, after a short Safety Briefing, enjoy lunch as we sail downstream. Today you can enjoy a relaxing day's sailing, an ideal way to unwind. Our spacious Spa facilities (including the Ayeyarwaddy's only Swedish-style sauna) and our 8 metre, jacuzzi-style swimming pool await you. Early in the afternoon there will be a demonstration of Myanmar Traditional Dress and, later, a lecture on Myanmar Culture. Tonight a longyi Cocktail Party will break the ice with your fellow guests.

              Mandalay to Chindwin Confluence = 87 miles

              Lunch, afternoon tea and dinner

              Meals: Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              This morning we will enter the Chindwin River and make our way to the busy trading town of Monywa. Join our guide for a relaxed Burmese language lesson in the Mandalay Lounge. An afternoon tour will take you to visit some cave-temple complexes outside the city at Pho Win Taung and Shwe Ba Taung. Believed to be around 300 years old these caves contain many carvings in the sandstone including Buddha images, animals, plants, demons and ogres. There are also many beautiful Konbaung-period murals and paintings. We will then sail on into the late-afternoon light as the river narrows, passing small villages amid rolling hills.

              Chindwin Confluence to Monywa = 53 miles

              Breakfast, lunch and dinner

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              After a short sail, disembark for a morning visit to the typical riverside village of Moktaw to see the traditional way of life. If we are lucky we may witness a special ceremony at the local monastery. Enjoy the scenery as lunch is served and, after Afternoon Tea, join an explanation and demonstration concerning the ancient habit of betel-chewing. Tasting is optional! Tonight the ship will moor near Maukkadaw.

              Aitaung to Moktaw = 7.75 miles

              Moktaw to Maukkadaw = 56 miles

              Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              Start your day with an early-morning walk through the small village of Maukkadaw. This used to be a busy teak port and we will show you their remaining teak enterprises before visiting the local school and walking through this old village. Back on board there will be another Burmese-for-Beginners language lesson and a Book Review with Burma as it's subject. During the afternoon there will be another lecture, this time looking at Burmese history and current situation. Before dinner there should be the chance to stretch your legs at our destination for tonight, the riverside port of Kalaywa.

              Maukkadaw to Kalaywa = 60 miles

              Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              This morning we will take a beautiful, one hour drive inland to visit the market at Kalaymyo, which is the gateway to Chin State and a trade post to India, being less than 80 miles from that border. There will be the opportunity to purchase traditional Chin fabrics and to visit a silk weaving factory. The Chin Hills stand over the town, making a dramatic backdrop on a clear day. We will return in time for lunch on board and continue sailing through a wild landscape of forested gorges and rolling hills. If our Captain has had a good day there should be time to walk among the Colonial houses of Mawleik before sunset.

              Kalaywa to Mawliek = 40 miles

              Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              Once again we will take advantage of the cooler air of morning and take you to visit the working elephants of Pyarswal Elephant Camp before making a tour around the town of Mawleik. This used to be the Administrative Capital of the region under the British and many of the Colonial-era houses built by the Bombay-Burmah Trading Company still remain. Legend has it that they chose Mawleik over the more practically placed Kaleywa on account of the excellent duck shooting they found here. Key to the development of the area was the subject of this afternoon's lecture - the 700 ships of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company, the greatest river fleet ever assembled in the world. Many of these were scuppered at our next stop, Sittaung, by the retreating British in 1942; rather than leaving them for the advancing Japanese Army.

              Mawleik to Sittaung = 57 miles

              Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              Tiny Sittaung, with it's 28 houses and 200 or so inhabitants, is the place for this morning's village walk before we sail on northwards. Join our staff in the Mandalay Lounge and learn how to write your name in beautiful Burmese script before enjoying another delicious buffet lunch. Early in the afternoon we will make a second stop for today at Toungdoot (or “Hswang-hsup” in Tai), a remote outpost of the Shan people who are far from their usual lands in the east of Myanmar, near to the border with Thailand. We will carry on into the sunset tonight, eventually mooring near Kyaing Kyaing.

              Sittaung to Toungdoot = 37 miles

              Toungdoot to Kyaing Kyaing = 21 miles

              Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              ​Homelin is the end of the 400 navigable miles of the Chindwin for us (and indeed all ships of any size) and here we will make a morning tour before starting our downstream voyage; including taking in the view from the high vantage point of the Buddha Lotus Garden. Here your guide will explain the significance of the various statues depicting scenes from the life of the Buddha. On our return to the ship you may appreciate the power of the river as we now sail with the force of the current on our side. During the afternoon we will continue the religious theme of the morning with a lecture entitled “Religion in Myanmar”.

              Kyaing Kyaing to Homelin = 26 miles

              Homelin to Hal Hlaw = 78 miles

              Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              Today you have another opportunity to simply relax, enjoy the passing scenery and enjoy the facilities on board our beautiful ship. We will sail around 150 miles today, taking us to the area around Mingkin, an outpost of the Konbaung Kings of Burma and home to some outstanding carved-teak monasteries. If we have a good day's sailing there may be time to visit one of these at the end of the day, in a small village called Kanywa.

              Hal Hlaw to Kanywa = 147 miles

              Breakfast, lunch and dinner

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              This morning we will visit the small village of Gyi-taung-oo where you can discover the only surviving (and still-working) wooden monastery that pre-dates the Konbaung Dynasty's foundation in 1752. “Gyi-taung-oo” means 'Great Sacred Hill' and as you might expect there are some nice views to be had from the monastery over the river and surrounding area. Moving on to Minkin town itself we will continue our monastic explorations with a stop at the Maha Min Kyaung Monastery. This was built in 1912 and has a unusual mix of Burmese and European architectural influences, including some Italian stained-glass windows. Sailing on through lunch we will stop again early in the afternoon to visit the small town of Kani, home to the “Lord of the White Horse”, one of the most famous “Nat Spirits”. These are pre-Buddhist, animist spirits which are still honoured by many Burmese.

              Minkin to Kani = 69 miles

              Kani to Monywa = 35 miles

              Breakfast, lunch and dinner

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              Enjoy a leisurely morning, which will include a lecture on the subject of our final destination – Bagan, the ruined city of King Anawrahta, our namesake. The Bagan Period is one of the finest in Burmese history as the newly-unified country converted to Buddhism and set to work in a frenzy of pagoda-building. We will arrive in time to give you an orientation tour which will include the magnificent Ananda Temple, the pretty Sulamani Pagoda and end at one of the ‘sunset’ pagodas to watch the breathtaking vista of the sun setting over the temple-strewn plain. Tonight the ship moors at Bagan.

              Monywa to Bagan = 90 miles

              Breakfast, lunch and dinner

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              For those either staying on in Bagan or with a later flight (after 10am), this morning there is the opportunity to experience one of the highlights of many people's trips to Myanmar – a sunrise flight in a hot air balloon over the temple-strewn plain. Please note that advance booking for this is nearly always required.

              An early morning tour is available that will take you to the bustling Nyaung-U market and the revered Shwezigon Pagoda. Then you will make a visit to one of the famous lacquer ware shops where the fascinating production techniques of this ancient craft will be explained before returning to the ship for a late-morning check-out.

              Breakfast

              Meals: Breakfast
              Accommodation: NA
              Morning embarkation in Mandalay and sailing north, through the Dolphin Sanctuary. There will be a morning lecture on Myanmar culture entitled “Myanmar Ways of Life” and a

              Myanmar Traditional Dress demonstration early in the afternoon. In the cooler air of late-afternoon we will make a tour of the pottery village of Nwe Nyein. Here you can see traditional techniques still being used to produce a wide variety of decorative pots. Tonight a longyi Cocktail Party will break the ice with your fellow guests.

              Mandalay to Nwe Nyein = 51 miles

              Lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
              Meals: Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              Morning yoga/meditation session available. Today's sailing is through the rolling hills of the Third Defile. Passing bamboo villages and even smaller fishing settlements, you will wonder how tranquil these lives can be. Join our Chef for a Cookery Demonstration in the morning and attend an informal Burmese language lesson in the afternoon. We will reach Dagaung for another late-afternoon tour, which will show you life on the riverbank and introduce you to this small town with it's ancient fortifications, archeological area and famous nat or spirit shrines.

              Nwe Nyein to Dagaung = 76 miles

              Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              Morning yoga/meditation session available. Early-afternoon we reach the enchanting colonial town of Katha, setting for George Orwell’s Burmese Days. Little has changed since then. Of interest are the fire station’s collections of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company’s ship’s bells taken from sunken ships in the Second War. Katha was the final resting place for much of the old flotilla as over a hundred ships were scuppered here in 1942 - an Act of Denial before the advancing Japanese. Our tour will take you around all the places that appear in the book and give you the opportunity to really imagine how life was in this far-flung corner of the British Empire.

              Dagaung to Katha = 65 miles

              Breakfast, lunch and dinner
              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              Another early start is recommended as we take you on a tranquil walk through the rarely-visited island of Shwe Paw Kyun. After, be prepared on the Sun Deck as we make our first passing through the dramatic Second Defile. This will take about two hours, depending on the force of the current. Once out the other side we will turn at the Sinkan
              Bridge and begin our return journey by plunging once again into the fast flowing waters of the Defile. It may take as little as 25 minutes to reach the other end! We will sail on, passing Katha before mooring for the night.

              Shwe Gu to Sinkan = 18 miles

              Sinkan to Thagara = 87 miles

              Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              This morning there will be the opportunity to stretch your legs early in the morning and walk in the Colonial period town of Thayet. Like many Asian countries, the cool of the morning sees small towns and villages at their busiest and in an ideal light for photography. Things will be a little hotter for the first of the two forts we will see in the afternoon – Gwechaung Fort. You will experience very local transport for the first (ox-drawn carts) while the second, Minhla Fort, is just a short walk along the riverbank from our mooring place.

              Thayet – Gwechaung = 49.5 miles

              Gwechaung – Minhla = 4.5 miles

              Minhla – Kanni = 9.5 miles

              Breakfast, lunch and dinner
              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              After a short sail we should reach Thagara, where we will go ashore and climb the hill to reach a majestic Reclining Buddha gazing serenely southwards, taking in the view of the Third Defile. Another relaxing afternoon perhaps enjoying the facilities of our spacious Spa (including the only Swedish-style sauna on the Ayeyarwaddy) or our 8 meter whirlpool swimming pool, conveniently raised so you may lie in the water and still enjoy the passing scenery. For those wishing for some mental stimulation there will be a lecture on 'Religion in Myanmar' and another Burmese language lesson.Tonight we will moor near Tabbeikyin, the nearest port to the famous ruby mines of Mogok.
              Thagara to Tabbeikyin = 91 miles

              Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              Depending on the water level and local conditions, we hope to visit Thiha Taw Island in the mouth of the Third Defile this morning. Here a beautiful monastery was suddenly and mysteriously abandoned around 100 years ago. The monks from this monastery were reputed to have tamed fish and used to place gold-leaf on them during special ceremonies. In the afternoon there will be a lecture entitled “History of Mandalay” while we continue sailing south. We reach Mandalay late in the afternoon where you will disembark in time to see sunset at the famous “U Bein's Bridge”, the longest teak bridge in Myanmar.

              Thiha Taw to Mandalay = 75 miles

              Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              Bid farewell to the crew as you check-out after breakfast.
              Meals: Breakfast
              Accommodation: NA
              id-morning you will board our luxurious river-cruiser, berthed on Mandalay's river bank. Lunch will be served as we sail to Mingun, site of the huge unfinished pagoda of King Bodawpaya and the world's biggest un-cracked bell. Here there will be an early-afternoon walking tour. Afterwards the ship will sail downriver to Sagaing where we will moor for the night, with a beautiful view of the illuminated pagodas of these sacred hills. Dinner and evening entertainment on board.

              Mandalay to Mingun = 6 miles

              Mingun to Sagaing = 15 miles

              Meals: Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              An early-morning yoga session will be available. After breakfast a shore excursion will show you the main highlights of Sagaing before crossing the river using a bridge built by the Colonial British in 1934 and going to the ancient capital of Ava. Home to the Burmese Kings for many centuries, the tour of Ava will be by traditional horse and cart and will include a visit to the Bagaya Kyaung, a beautiful teak monastery built in 1834 which continues to be a monastic school. At lunchtime the ship will continue downriver.

              During the afternoon there will be cultural demonstrations onboard and a late-afternoon lecture. Tonight the ship moors at Yanderbo.

              Ava to Yanderbo = 55 miles

              Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              Today there will be an early walking tour into the riverbank village of Yanderbo. This is the place where, in 1826, the King of Ava signed the Treaty of Yanderbo signaling the end of the First Anglo-Burmese war. Now the villages produce a type of water pot which is reputed to keep water cooler than pots from anywhere else. As we sail on we will pass the confluence of the Ayeyarwady and it's greatest tributary, the Chindwin River. We will arrive in Bagan in time to give you an orientation tour which will include the magnificent Ananda Temple, the pretty Sulamani Pagoda and end at one of the ‘sunset’ pagodas to watch the breathtaking vista of the sun setting over the temple-strewn plain. Tonight the ship moors at Bagan.

              Yanderbo to Bagan = 63 miles

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              This morning there is the option to join a sunrise balloon flight over the area – an incredible experience. Please note that advance booking for this is nearly always required.

              After breakfast the morning tour will take you to the bustling Nyaung-U market and the revered Shwezigon Pagoda. Then you will make a visit to one of the famous lacquer ware shops where the fascinating production techniques of this ancient craft will be explained. After a visit to see the fine frescoes inside the Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi Pagoda you will return to the ship for lunch.

              In the afternoon there are two options. The first is a visit to sacred Mount Popa, an extinct volcano which is believed by the Burmese to be home to their animist spirits the Nats. This will include a stop en route at a Toddy Palm plantation.

              The second option will first explore the area around Myinkaba Village. Here you will visit the Manuha Pagoda which dates from 1059 and is where King Anawrahta imprisoned the Mon King, Manuha. A short distance away is the beautiful architecture of the Gubyaukyi temple. The tour will then move to the area around Minnanthu Village and will include a walk through the village itself. Farewell Dinner and evening entertainment on board.

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              Breakfast and check-out.
              Meals: Breakfast
              Accommodation: NA
              After checking-in and a short Safety Briefing, you can enjoy a relaxing day's sailing, an ideal way to unwind after the busy streets of Yangon City. Enjoy spacious spa facilities (including the Ayeyarwady's Swedish-style sauna) and Jacuzzi-style swimming pool. For those wanting some mental stimulation, there will be the “Burmese-for-Beginners” language lessons during the morning and a lecture on the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company during the afternoon. We will pass through the Twante Canal which was built by the British between 1881 and 1883 to connect the Yangon River with the Irrawaddy River and shorten transit times for the steamers of the IFC; the biggest fleet of river ships ever seen.

              Meals: Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              Yangon to Bo Myat Tun = 78 miles (125.6 km) Meals: Lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
              ​Early-morning yoga is available as we sail for Danuphyu.This town, which receives very few visitors, is where the revered General Maha Bandula led a Burmese defensive against the British troops during the Anglo-Burmese war. Visit the war memorial and get a taste for village life by visiting a local cigar-making family followed by a stop in a tea shop, an integral part of daily life in Myanmar.

              After lunch on board there will be an explanation and demonstration concerning the ancient habit of betel-chewing. (Tasting is optional.)

              Continue cruising with afternoon tea and a discussion on Burmese literature on offer for those who interested.

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              Bo Myat Tun to Danuphyu = 18 miles (29 km) Danuphyu to Hinthada = 43 miles (69 km) Meals: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
              ​Early-morning yoga is available as we continue northwards. Again, relaxation is the order of the day simply watching the life on the riverbanks slipping by. A second “Burmese-for Beginners” is on offer this morning, followed by a Book Review, looking at classic and current literature available on this fascinating country. Early in the afternoon there will be a demonstration of “Myanmar Traditional Dress” and, to continue the cultural theme, this afternoon's lecture will be entitled “Myanmar Ways of Life”. A Cocktail Party before dinner will give you a chance to wear your traditional “longyi”.

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              Hinthada to Lat Pan Phu = 92 miles (148 km) Meals: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
              Early this morning, our cruise will dock in Pyay where you will disembark for a shore excursion.
              After breakfast, yoga session can again start your day before disembarking. We will also visit the ancient Pyu city of Sri Ksetra which is nearby and was granted World Heritage Status in 2014.

              After lunch and afternoon tea there will be a lecture entitled “Myanmar, Past and Present” which will give an overview of the history of this complicated country, including a look at the present situation.

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              Htonebo to Pyay = 29 miles (46.6 km) Pyay to Thayet = 40 miles (64.4 km) Meals: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
              This morning there will be the opportunity to stretch your legs in the morning and walk in the colonial-period town of Thayet. Like many Asian countries, the cool of the morning sees small towns and villages at their busiest and there is also an ideal light for photography. After lunch, things will be a little warmer for the first of the two forts we will see this afternoon – Gwechaung Fort – for which you will experience very local transport (ox-drawn carts); while the second, Minhla Fort, is just a short walk along the riverbank from mooring place for tonight. These forts were built by Italian engineers working for King Mindun to protect the Kingdom of Ava from British invasion.

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              Thayet to Gwechaung = 49.5 miles (79.6 km) Gwechaung to Minhla = 4.5 miles (7.2 km) Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
              Early in the morning, our cruise will set sail toward Magway (Magwe). Using local motorized ‘tuk tuk’, visit the vibrant morning market in town and famed Myathalon Pagoda, a golden stupa on the bank of the river.
              Back on the ship, there will be the final “Burmese-for-Beginners” lesson where you can learn how to write your own name in beautiful Burmese script.

              After lunch our Chefs will have a Burmese Cookery Demonstration and following Afternoon Tea there will be a lecture entitled “History of Bagan”.

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              Minhla to Magwe = 18 miles (29 km) Magwe to Salay = 64 miles (103 km) Meals: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
              In the morning, disembark in the Salay (Sale). Start our tour explore this sleepy riverside town. Visit Youqsonkyaung, a the 19th century wooden monastery and now run by the Department of Archaeology as a museum. A short distance away is the Mann Paya, home to a huge statue of the Buddha, unusually made from lacquer.
              Enjoy lunch while cruising through the hills of Chuak, birthplace of “British Petroleum” and still producing oil today.

              In the afternoon, we will arrive in Bagan where there will be a Sunset Tour of this incredible area, starting with the mysterious Dhammayangyi, the majestic Ananda and continuing on to see the pretty Sulamani, before finishing at one of the “sunset” pagodas.

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              Salay to Bagan = 30 miles (48.3 km) Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
              Today enjoy a full day shore excursion of Bagan and its surroundings.
              After breakfast, visit the bustling local market in Nyaung-U and the revered Shwezigon Pagoda. Then you will make a visit to one of the famous lacquer ware shops where the fascinating production techniques of this ancient craft will be explained. After seeing the fine frescoes inside the Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi Pagoda you will return to the ship for lunch.

              In the afternoon, there are 02 options:

              - The first is a visit to sacred Mount Popa, an extinct volcano which is believed by the Burmese to be home to their animist spirits the Nats. This will include a stop at a Toddy Palm plantation.

              - The second option will explore the area around Myinkaba Village. Here you will visit the Manuha Pagoda which dates from 1059 and is where King Anawrahta imprisoned the Mon King, Manuha. A short distance away is the beautiful architecture of the Gubyaukyi temple. The tour will then move to the area around Minnanthu Village and will include a walk through the village itself.

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
              After the busy touring of the preceding days, today is another chance to simply relax on the Sun Deck, watching the unfolding scenery slip past and returning the waves of the village children on the riverbanks. During the morning there will be the opportunity for a Ship Tour and an afternoon lecture on the “History of Mandalay”.

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              Pakkoku to Lat Pan Sin = 81 miles (130.4 km) Meals: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
              After breakfast, leave the ship for a horse-drawn carriage tour of the ancient capital of Inwa (Ava), home to the Burmese Kings for many centuries. A coach will then take you across the river to Sagaing using a bridge built by the Colonial British in 1934. Here you will visit a silversmith, seeing techniques unchanged for centuries. Back on board lunch will be served as we sail on to reach Mingun, site of the huge unfinished pagoda of King Bodawpaya and the world's biggest un-cracked bell. Here there will be an early-afternoon walking tour to see these sights and also visit the Myatheindan Pagoda, built in 1816 and painted white as a representation of the mythological Buddhist mountain, Mount Meru.

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              Lat Pan Sin to Inwa = 11 miles (17.7 km) Ava to Mingun = 17 miles (27.4 km) Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
              A short, early-morning sail across the river will see us berthed at Mandalay City at about 08:30. A morning tour will show you the main sites of this fabled city including the Kuthodaw Pagoda (“the world’s biggest book”), the atmospheric Shwenandaw Monastery, which used to be part of King Mindon’s living quarters and where he died in 1878, the reconstruction of the Royal Palace and the view from the top of the famous Mandalay Hill.

              In the afternoon the tour will continue to show you the highly revered, gold-encrusted Buddha at the Mahamuni Temple. You will also see gold-leaf beating, visit a silk-weaving factory, pass through dusty streets filled with marble-carving workshops and finish the afternoon with sunset at the famous 200 year old, teak, “U Bein’s Bridge”. Farewell Dinner and evening entertainment on board.

              Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
              Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise
              Mingun to Mandalay = 6 miles (9.7 km) Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
              After breakfast, say goodbye to the staff as you check-out. Disembark in Mandalay. From here you can continue with your individual onward journey to explore the Golden Land.

              Meals: Breakfast
              Accommodation: NA
              Services    
              ​ Boutique Library  
              ​ Doctor on call  
              ​ Gymnasium  
              ​ Newspapers and magazines  
              ​ Beauty Services and Massage 
              ​ Reception  Rowing boat  
              ​ Safety box at reception  
              ​ Theme Cruise  Baby cot  
              ​ Bar  
              ​ Swimming Pool
              ​ Cabin Service (Snack Meals)  
              ​ Fresh flower  
              ​ Laundry service  
              ​ Library  Restaurant  

               
              Departure Info    
               Shuttle Bus: na
               Check-out: Port of dembarkation: Port of embarkation: Yangon / Madalay / Bagan
                Check-in: Port of embarkation: Yangon / Madalay / Bagan  Guide: English Speaking Guide on board
              Activities on Board    
               Movie nights     Spa & Massage   Wooden games


              These are cruise properties for Anawrahta Cruise:
               
              Specifications Anawrahta Cruise
              Building matertials  
              Operated since October of 2015
              Length 65
              Width 14
              Height na
              Depth 0.9
              Dining Room Yes
              Bar/ Sundeck Yes
              Massage cabin Yes
              Port of embarkation Yangon / Myanmar, and other Ayeyarwady river ports depending on season
              Cruising Area Ayeyarwady River and Chindwin River
              Gross Tonnage 650 tons
              Cruising speed 12 knots
              Electricity 220 Volts
              Engines 2 Caterpillar
              Generators 3 Caterpillar
              Water Reverse osmosis plant with UV filtration and ozone treatment
              AC Centralized air-conditioning system throughout the vessel, individual control in each cabin
              Laundry Full laundry service on board
              Internet Wifi-internet in public areas, connectivity depending on 3G coverage
              Safety International safety standard, including smoke and fire alarm system throughout the ship, emergency lighting systems, emergency communication system, evacuation equipment, Defibrillator (AED) on board
              Crew 38 crew members, including Cruise manager and English speaking guides
              Accommodation 46 Passengers

              Price Includes
              - Port tax $129 per passenger, subject to change without prior notice (levied by Myanmar Port Authorities and port taxes appear on our invoice).
              - All cruises include group shore-excursions
              - Entrance fees
              - Transportation
              - In-tour guide services (English speaking)
              - Taxes, fuel, river pilots, port dues.
              - Group transfers from/to the meeting point to/from embarkation/disembarkation point or vice versa.
              - Mineral water, coffee/tea, soft drinks and local beer is included all day.
              - Fruit juices are included in addition during breakfast and afternoon tea.
              - Inclusions for Anawrahta Suites - All Suite: Private butler service, balcony breakfast or in-suite dining, daily laundry service, daily newspaper delivered to suite room, complimentary mini bar, daily turn down gift, one private - candle light dinner in the balcony, welcome fruit basket, flower and a bottle of Prosecco, complimentary tea/coffee making facility and spa services. Subject to change without prior notice.

              Price Excludes
              - Crew gratuities (8 USD – 10 USD per passenger/day are recommended).
              - Fuel surcharges, if any (see terms and conditionsPeak season surcharge at USD 175 per person for all cruises falling on Christmas and/or Eve New Year’s Eve.).

              Cancellation by Customer
              - For cancellations of bookings, the following charges will apply:
              - 90 days or more: 30% of the cruise price
              - 60 to 89 days: 50% of the cruise price
              - 30 to 59 days: 75% of the cruise price
              - Less than 30 days : 100% of the cruise price

              Children Policy
              - Minimum age of children allowed on the Anawrahta is 10 years old, in parents’ cabin and must occupy a separate bed and pay full rate.
              - Extra bed supplement is 60% off on contract cruise price (price per double cabin)

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