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Majestic Myanmar

APT Guided Tours & River Cruises RV Princess Panhwar
Date 8th Sep 20
Nights 11 Nights
1
Yangon, Myanmar
Fly overnight from your selected UK airport to Yangon.
2
Yangon, Myanmar
Arrive in Yangon and be transferred to your domestic flight to Mandalay, once arrived be transferred to the port to embark on board RV Princess Panhwar for your 7 night cruise.
3
Mingun, Myanmar
You'll cruise to Mingun this morning to see the incomplete Pahtodawgyi Pagoda, as well as the Mingun Bell and spectacular white Myatheindan Pagoda. Enjoy an Insider Experience this afternoon which could be either be a visit to Mandalay's Mahamuni Temple to see sheets of gold leaf being added to a statue or a trip to the incredible U-Bein Bridge - the world's oldest and longest teak-wood bridge. Afterwards, take time to explore a silk workshop and learn all about the ancient and beautiful practice before browsing some of the wares. Later, you can tuck into a tasty dinner on board this evening.
4
Sagaing, Myanmar
In Sagaing, you'll have plenty of opportunity to explore one of the country's most memorable sites - Soon Oo Ponya Shin Pagoda. Striking thanks to its mesmerising golden facade; it's incredibly peaceful to witness locals flock to the religious site for worship. Enjoy learning about the structure and its history, which dates back to the early 1300s, before visiting a local silversmith’s workshop. You'll be given the chance to learn about the practice of making silverware before re-joining the ship to sail onwards.
5
Yandabo, Myanmar
Today you can spend all of your time exploring the cheroot, longyi, and blanket workshops of the town. The tour today is Yandabo, the site where the Treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese War was signed. This town is also well-known for its pretty terracotta pots made from the local riverbank clay. Enjoy the viewpoint where the Irrawaddy and Chindwin rivers meet this afternoon. Your afternoon sees time in Pakkoku, famous for its many different exports. This evening board the ship again to watch a traditional puppet show and feast on a delicious dinner.
6
Bagan, Myanmar
When the sun rises; perhaps ride a hot air balloon over the pagodas of Bagan or enjoy a full day discovering Bagan, starting with a visit to the Ananda Temple. This magnificent structure was considerably influenced by northern Indian architecture and has been beautifully restored since an earthquake in 1975. You'll also experience a local dance show and visit a lacquerware workshop this morning. Later, take a tour of Bagan to marvel at Htilominio and onwards for sunset views.
7
Bagan, Myanmar
Begin your day with a visit to the Nyaaung U Market and mingle with the locals as you browse the wares. Next, it's time to explore the golden Scwezigon Pagoda, one of the country's most significant religious sites. Afterwards, return to the ship for lunch before discovering Yoke Sone Kyaung Monastery and MannPaya Pagoda in Salay.
8
Magwe, Myanmar
Sail onwards today to reach Mya Tha Lun Pagoda, which overlooks the Irrawaddy. Disembark after lunch to check out the stunning gilded pagoda, as well as a Buddhist nunnery and the downtown of Magwe. This evening you can look forward to a final dinner on board.
9
Magwe, Myanmar
Disembark in Magwe and be transferred to the airport for your flight to Yangon, once arrived be transferred to Pullman Yangon Centrepoint hotel for your two night stay.
10
Yangon, Myanmar
Savour a nutritious breakfast at your hotel this morning and then perhaps head off on an optional select experience. Venture to the township of Dala for an early morning tour or maybe set off on a history tour instead. Bogyoke Market is on the itinerary this afternoon as well as a walking tour of the colonial buildings and architectural relics of Pansodan Street. You may also like to pause for a photo of Sule Pagoda. Wave goodbye to Myanmar at a Farwell Dinner tonight.
11-12
Yangon, Myanmar
Check out of your hotel and be transferred to the airport for your overnight flight to UK.
Hays Extras
Hays Extras
  • Select complimentary beverages served with lunch and dinner on board
  • Unique cultural experiences in up to 10 towns, villages and cities
  • Overseas transfers, port charges and tipping included
  • Return scheduled flights from the UK
  • Travelmarvel Cruise Director and local guides
Why Book
Why Book
  • Enjoy the viewpoint in Yandabo where the Irrawaddy and Chindwin rivers meet
  • Learn of Soon Oo Ponya Shin Pagoda’s fascinating history dating back to the early 1300s
  • Visit the Reclining Buddha, stop for photographs at the Kandawgyi Lake and then take a walk through the colonial downtown area of Yangon

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RV Princess Panhwar
Overview

Step aboard the RV Princess Panhwar and discover Burma in premium style and comfort. This boutique vessel is custom-built with Travelmarvel’s guests in mind, boasting sophisticated design and outstanding facilities – while ensuring a remarkable and unique Irrawaddy River cruise experience.

RV Princess Panhwar
RV Princess Panhwar - Mandalay Restaurant
Food & Drink

Wake each morning to a bountiful western buffet breakfast, resplendent with hot dishes, fruit and fresh pastries. While you are out exploring Myanmar, the team of skilled chefs are hard at work preparing your lunch, which includes both a buffet of salads and desserts as well as a fresh hot dish, which will often reflect the traditional flavours of Myanmar. In keeping with the high standard of Travelmarvel holidays, your evening meal experience will be a true feast with a choice of entrees and main courses to choose from, along with a choice of desserts.

Entertainment

The RV Princess Panhwar was specifically built to provide the most gratifying and immersive onboard experience imaginable.

RV Princess Panhwar - Kipling Lounge & Bar RV Princess Panhwar - Sun Deck RV Princess Panhwar - Sun Deck
RV Princess Panhwar - Fitness & Spa
Health & Fitness

There are plenty of additional onboard health and fitness facilities that contribute to the luxurious ambience on your ship.

Kids & Teens

Please be advised, there are no dedicated kids or teens facilities onboard this ship.

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