Myanmar Discovery’s Mandalay to Bagan Boat Tour in 3 days is an unforgettable experience, adding a touch of locality and exoticness to your Myanmar tour.
This cruise trip brings you downstream and against the flow of the history – from the last royal capital which saw the demise of Burmese sovereign to the mighty Bagan where the first commanding head of the unified Burma stood.
|Day 1: Mandalay – Inwa – Yandapo
Board the Mandalay to Bagan boat trip at 8:00 and leave for the city of Inwa (Ava) about twenty kilometres south of Mandalay. Inwa was the capital of the kingdom of Burma for nearly 400 years from the 14th to 18th century. Discover the city by carriage. Visit the Maha Aungmye Bonzan, a beautiful monastery of brick and stucco, and the monastery Bagaya Kyaung, one of the few survivors of teak with impressive carvings. The ship continues its path downstream the Irrawaddy and cast off for a first night on the river near Yandapo. Dinner and overnight on board.
|Day 2: Yandapo – Mount Tangyi
Early in the morning the ship will resume its course for Bagan. Stop at Yandapo, a small village at the edge of the Irrawaddy, which specializes in pottery making. It was in this village that the peace treaty ending the First Anglo-Burmese War (1824-1826) was signed on February 24, 1826; by which Burma lost Assam, Manipur, Arakan and Tenasserim. After visiting Yandapo, the cruise continues to the Mount Tangyi for the opportunity to experience lives and traditional activities on the Irrawaddy river. Upon arrival at the foot of Mt Tangyi where the boat drops anchor, walk or take a carriage ride to the summit which offers a beautiful view over the plain of Bagan. Dinner and overnight on board while enjoying the scenery of Bagan.
|Day 3: Mount Tangyi – Bagan
Leave early to reach Bagan at 08:00. Take a landing and then continue to visit the fabulous site of Bagan. End of your Mandalay to Bagan Boat tour.
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From Mandalay, the classic way to travel south to the spectacular ruins of Bagan is via the Irrawaddy River, the old ‘Road to Mandalay’ as the British dubbed Myanmar’s legendary River.
After leaving the environs of Mandalay, this 3-day excursion will take you in some of the most particular destinations. From rich-history royal capital of Inwa, authentic pottery village of Yandabo to the most impressive archaeological site of Bagan’s thousands temples, this journey offers a real taste of Burma.
Brief introduction of destinations en route Mandalay to Bagan boat trip