Itinerary: Mandalay – Bagan in 4 days, 3 nights
Day 1: Mandalay – Mingun – Sagaing
Enjoy a welcome drink on the Amara as you check in. At ten o’clock , the cruise will begin along the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) up towards Mingun, where you can view the biggest bell in the world, as well as the largest unfinished pagoda in Myanmar. From here you have a breath-taking view over the river. In the afternoon, the boat will take you downriver to Sagain, the 14th century Shan capital, where hundreds of pagodas and many monasteries make for an impressive experience.
Day 2: Sagaing – Ava – Myinmu
The Amara will set off at dawn for Ava, the royal town founded in 1346. A horse cart will take you to the many sights in style, including a teak monastery and the stone Maha-Aungmye Bonzan Monastery with its beautiful stucco. Afterwards the boat will continue to Myinmu. It will dock at a sandbank, where the day will conclude with a barbeque.
Day 3: Myinmu – Mt. Tantgyi
After the 1885 Anglo-Burmese war, the Shin Pin Shwe Luu Pagoda in Myinmu, orginally built by King Ahthawka, was restored. You can visit it in the morning. Then, the journey continues to Mount Tantgyi. After reaching the summit by foot or jeep ride, you can enjoy the spectacular view over Bagan from a golden pagoda. Dinner and overnight stay on the Amara.
Day 4: Mt. Tantgyi – Bagan
After a last breakfast, the journey ends in Bagan. Check-out is at 8am.
Included: boat trip; full accommodation including breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as all non-alcoholic drinks; English-speaking guide on location; all excursions on land.
Not included: alcoholic drinks and individual laundry service.
Price for boat trip Mandalay to Bagan on the AMARA I:
Price for boat trip Mandalay to Bagan on the AMARA II:
More information about the Amara Cruises you can find here.