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RV Yandabo

RV Yandabo cruise

The RV Yandabo is a small luxury cruise ship and proudly cruising between Mandalay and Bagan on Ayeyarwaddy River. She will offer you to enjoy extraordinary high-standard service. Yandabo provides for your cruising pleasure with air-conditioned dining room, bathrooms with shower attach. Delicious meals ; Chinese, Local and Western dishes are prepared by our experience chef and many kind of drinks, tropical fruit cocktails are available at promenade deck bar. Yandabo is the name of beautiful pottery village,Historically recongnized for the signing of the Yandabo Treaty which took place under a tree on the riverbank in 1826, between the British and Royal Burmese House-hold of Ava. The Yandabo is built for passenger’s safety and comfortable as beautiful design in promenade and fine dining room. We would like to give you the best of the best service when you are cruising with us.

Mandalay -Bagan Yandabo Day Cruise

  • Departure : Every Tuesday 
  • Duration - 12 hours Downstream, 129 miles

 

 

6:00 Embarkation at Gaw - Wein Jetty. Information briefing on the Promenade Deck ( Muster Station.)
6:30 Cast Off.
11:00 - 12:00 Restaurant will serve lunch
13:00 - 14:00 ETA : Yandabo Village, Sightseeing Yandabo Village. Dependant on the base economy is famous for the production of terracotta from the riverbank clay.We see the pottery making process at various stages. Yandabo, historically recognized for the signing of the Yandabo Treaty which took place under a tree on the riverbank in 1826 between the British and Royal Burmese House-hold of Ava.
14:00 Back to ship and cast off, continue downstream to Bagan.
18:30 ETA: Bagan, disembark from the ship

Mandalay -Bagan Cruise

  • Duration - 1 night 2 days Downstream, 129 miles

Day 1 Mandalay - Yandabo Village (76MILES)

Embarkation time is 9:00 at Gaw-Wein Jetty (Mandalay), the ship will cast off at 09:30,sail downstream through and approximately 16:00 or 16:30 arrive to Yandabo Village. Sightseeing Yandabo Village. Dependant on the base economy is famous for the production of terracotta from the riverbank clay. We see the pottery making process at various stages. Yandabo, historically recognized for the signing of the Yandabo Treaty which took place under a tree on the riverbank in 1826 between the British and Royal Burmese House-hold of Ava.Shore excursion time is 1 hour. Back to ship and cast off. Continue sailing downstream and moor overnight at Chindwin confluence. 

Day 2 Yandabo Village - Bagan (MILES 53)

Cast off early morning, Continue sailing downstream and approximately arrive to Bagan 9:30 am. Disembark from the ship.

 

Remarks :Available only Private Charter for this program.

Bagan - Mandalay Cruise (2 Days/1 Night)

  • Duration - 1 nights 2 days Upstream 129 miles

 

Day 1 Bagan - Yandabo Village (53MILES *84KM )

Embarkation time is 6:30 at Aye Yar Jetty, the ship will cast off at 7:00, sail upstream through and approximately 15:00-15:30 arrive to Yandabo Village. Sightseeing Yandabo Village. Dependant on the base economy is famous for the production of erracotta from the riverbank clay. We see the pottery making process at various stages. Yandabo, historically recognized for the signing of the Yandabo Treaty which took place under a tree on the riverbank in 1826 between the British and Royal Burmese House-hold of Ava. Shore excursion time is 1 hour. Overnight at the village house or sleep on board 

 Day 2 Yandabo Village - Mandalay (MILES 76*KM 121) 

Cast off early morning, Continue sailing upstream and approximately arrive to Mandalay 15:30-16:00. Disembark from the ship.

Mandalay - Monywa - Bagan Cruise (5 Days/4 Nights)

  • Duration - 4 nights 5 days 235 miles
  • ( Only September, October & November) 

 

Day 1 Mandalay - Yandabo Village - Chindwin Confluence (MILES 80)

Embarkation time is not later than 8:30 am. Cast off and sail through downstream. Late afternoon Sightseeing Yandabo Village. Dependant on the base economy is famous for the production of terracotta from the riverbank lay.We see the pottery making process at various stages.We are invited to visit local houses and monestry.

Yandabo, historically recognized for the signing of the Yandabo Treaty which took place under a tree on the riverbank in 1826 between the British and Royal Burmese House-hold of Ava. Moor overnight near Chindwin Confluence. (Mandalay-Sagaing 9miles, Sagaing-Chindwin Confluence 

 Day 2 Chindwin Confluence - Pakhan gyi, Ahmyint Village (MILES 38)

After breakfast visit the little town of Pakhan-gyi. This post-Pagan period provincial capital was walled with a moat and originally had a governor¹s palace. We see the old walls; visit the museum and a spectacular 19th century wood carved monastery. 

Continue cruising to Ahmyint village and visit the local market, see beautiful houses and the lovely the 17th century style Min Kyaw Swa stupas with 18th century style paintings. Moor overnight north of Ahmyint village.

Day 3 Ahmyint Village - Monywa (MILES 15)

Arrive at Monywa in the morning. Visiting by coach to splendid Sambuddhai Kat Kyaw pagoda where more than 500,000 Buddha statues are placed. We continue drive to Kyaukka village to visit a "plain" lacquer ware type workshop. Called in Myanmar "Kyauk Kar" this kind of lacquer ware has only two colors, black and red made by natural pigments and the Aung Sakyar Stupa with the longest reclining Buddha of Myanmar (333 ft/100 m). Back to the ship for late lunch. In the evening free walk to Monywa Town. Moor overnight at Monywa.

Remarks : Sightseeing may be changed due to the water level and weather condition.

Day 4 Monywa - Chindwin Confluence (MILES 53)

After breakfast visit Hpowindaung and Shwebadaung caves where hundreds of Buddha Statues are placed inside niches decorated with wonderful mural paintings. If the weather and time permits we will also visit Twin Daung Lake better known as lake of "Spirulina", the famous green-blue algae rich in protein, vitamins and minerals. The rigin of the lake is unknown, some geologist claim to be an extinct volcano crater, others a crater formed by a eteorite. Back to the ship before 12.00 noon and cast off 12:00 hours and sail back downstream. Moor overnight near Chindwin Confluence river village.

Day 5 Pakkoku - Bagan (MILES 26)

Early morning cast off, breakfast will serve 6:30 to 8:00 am, luggage call, settlement of your bill and arrive to Bagan about 9:00 am.( Disembark from the ship )(pakkoku - Bagan 26miles )

Bagan - Monywa - Mandalay Cruise (6 Days/5 Nights)

  • Duration - 5 nights 6 days 235 miles
  • ( Only September, October & November) 

 

Day 1 Bagan - Chindwin Confluence (MILES 37*KM 60 )

Embarkation time is not later than 10:30 am, the ship will cast off at 11:00 am, continue sailing through to the Irrawaddy, in the late afternoon , we start to enter the Chindwin River. If time permit, we will visit to Pakhan Nge Village for evening walk. Moor overnight near Ye Sakyo.

 Day 2 Chindwin Confluence - Pakhan gyi, Ahmyint Village (MILES 38*KM 60)

After breakfast visit the little town of Pakhan-gyi. This post-Pagan period provincial capital was walled with a moat and originally had a governor¹s palace. We see the old walls; visit the museum and a spectacular 19th century wood carved monastery. 

Continue cruising to Ahmyint village and visit the local market, see beautiful houses and the lovely the 17th century style Min Kyaw Swa stupas with 18th century style paintings. Moor overnight north of Ahmyint village.

Day 3 (Saturday) Yandabo Village - Mandalay 

Arrive at Monywa in the morning. Visiting by coach to splendid Sambuddhai Kat Kyaw pagoda where more than 500,000 Buddha statues are placed. We continue drive to Kyaukka village to visit a "plain" lacquer ware type workshop. Called in Myanmar "Kyauk Kar" this kind of lacquer ware has only two colors, black and red made by natural pigments and the Aung Sakyar Stupa with the longest reclining Buddha of Myanmar (333 ft/100 m). Back to the ship for late lunch. In the evening free walk to Monywa Town. Moor overnight at Monywa.

Day 4 Monywa - Chindwin Confluence (MILES 53)

After breakfast visit Hpowindaung and Shwebadaung caves where hundreds of Buddha Statues are placed inside niches decorated with wonderful mural paintings. If the weather and time permits we will also visit Twin Daung Lake better known as lake of "Spirulina", the famous green-blue algae rich in protein, vitamins and minerals. The origin of the lake is unknown, some geologist claim to be an extinct volcano crater, others a crater formed by a meteorite. Back to the ship before 12.00 noon and cast off 12:00 hours and sail back downstream. Moor overnight near Chindwin Confluence river village. 

Back to the ship before 12.00 noon and cast off 12:00 hours and sail back downstream. Moor overnight near Chindwin Confluence river village.

Day 5 Chindwin Confluence - Yandabo Village - Pauktaw Paukmyaing (Monywa - Yandabo 69 miles, Yandabo- Pauktaw Paukmyaing 60 miles )

Early morning castoff and joint back to Irrawaddy River, sail upstream. After Breakfast, Sightseeing YandaboVillage. Dependant on the base economy is famous for the production of terracotta from the riverbank clay.We see the pottery making process at various stages.We are invited to visit local houses and monestry. Yandabo, historically recognized for the signing of the Yandabo Treaty which took place under a tree on the riverbank in 1826 between the British and Royal Burmese House-hold of Ava. Continue sailing through the whole afternoon until near Sagaing ( Pauktaw Paukmyaing ).

Day 6 Pauktaw Paukmyaing - Mandalay (MILES 15,)

Early morning cast off, breakfast will serve 6:30 to 8:00am Passing through famous area of Innwa, Sagaing and arrive to Mandalay about 9:00 am.

Mandalay - Bhamo Cruise

  • Duration - 5 nights 6 days Upstream, 277 miles

 

Day 1 Mandalay - Kyauk Myaung(MILES 52*84 KM )

Embarkation time is not later than 7:00 am at Gaw Wein Jetty. Cast off and sail through upstream. Approx: 17:00, we visiting to the spectacular potteries-making village of Kyauk Myaung, and see the manufacture stages of the famous 50 Gallons (200 litres) pots (1.5 hours visit). Moor over night at Male. 

Day 2 Kyauk Myaung - Tagaung (MILES 75*KM 120)

Cast off early morning, We explore by foot the ancient city of Tagaung viewing the fortifications, a famous nat or spirit shrine and the archaeological area. Moor over night at river village.

Day 3 Tagaung - Hti Gyaing - Thapayar Village (MILES 53*KM 84)

Cast off early morning, sail upriver to Htigyaing. In the morning, we climb the Pagoda Hill at Htigyaing with its stunning views of the Irrawaddy. Moor over night at Thapayar village.

Day 4 Thapayar Village - Katha - Shwegu (MILES 57*KM 91)

Early departure, after breakfast we arrive Katha, the setting of the George Orwell's book"Burmese Days" and also the place where hundreds of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company ships were scuttled in 1942 before the Japanese could seize them. We explore this pleasant colonial town surrounded by hills plenty of hardwood forests and (if time permit) we will also visit an elephant logging Moor overnight Kyung Daw ( the other bank of Shwe Gu ).

Day 5 Shwe Gu - Bhamo(MILES 40*KM 64 )

Early departure we enter the dramatic 2nd defile with its magnificent cliffs reaching down the narrow channel. We arrive at Bhamo in the late afternoon. Evening walking tour of the town, an important trading post located just 50 miles from the Chinese border.

Day 6 Bhamo and Disembark from the ship

Depend on disembarkation & flight time.

 

Bhamo - Mandalay Cruise 

  • Duration - 3 nights 4 days, 277 miles

 

Day 1 Bhamo - Katha (MILES 84 - 8HRS)

Embarkation time is not later than 8:00 am at Tat Kalay Jetyy. Cast off and sail through downstream from Bhamo and we enter the dramatic 2nd defile with its magnificent cliffs reaching down the narrow channel. We arrive at Katha in the late afternoon. The setting of the George Orwell's book "Burmese Days" and also the place where hundreds of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company ships were scuttled in 1942 before the Japanese could seize them. We explore this pleasant colonial town. 

 Day 2 Katha - Htigyaing (MILES 42 -4HRS)

Continue sightseeing to Katha. After breakfast, morning walk to local market first, we will also visit by local bus surrounded by hills plenty of hardwood forests and elephant logging camp. Back to ship for Lunch. Cast off time is 12:00 noon and arrive to Htigyaing in the late afternoon. In the evening we climb up to Pagoda for its spectacular river view. BBQ dinner at sandbank on the Irrawaddy River with Bon Fire & Hot air balloon.

Day 3 Htigyaing - Kyauk Myaung (MILES 99 -10HRS)

Back to the ship and cast off at 7:00am. Continue sailing downstream through and cruising the whole day. In the late afternoon arrive to Kyauk Myaung We visiting to the spectacular potteries-making village of Kyauk Myaung, and see the manufacture stages of the famous 50 Gallons (200 litres) pots. After dinner The Classical Ballet, performance by Mandalay Art & Culture School. All passengers can stay overnight at Nwe-Nyein Village.

Day 4 Kyauk Myaung - Mingun - Mandalay (MILES 52 -6HRS)

Back to the ship and cast off at 7:00am. Continue downstream to Mingun (Eta 13.00 hrs). Visit the unfinished pagoda, the largest working bell in the world and the "home for the aged". Back to the ship and luggage call, settlement of you drinks bill. Approximately arrive to Mandalay at 16:00 pm and disembark from the ship.

Mandalay - Bagan - Pyay Cruise

  • Duration - 6 nights 7 days Downstream(All season) 334 miles 

 

Day 1 Mandalay - Yandabo Village (76MILES)

Embarkation time is 9:00 at Gaw-Wein Jetty (Mandalay), the ship will cast off at 09:30, sail downstream through and approximately 16:00 or 16:30 arrive to Yandabo Village. Sightseeing Yandabo Village. Dependant on the base economy is famous for the production of terracotta from the riverbank clay. We see the pottery making process at various stages. Yandabo, historically recognized for the signing of the Yandabo Treaty which took place under a tree on the riverbank in 1826 between the British and Royal Burmese House-hold of Ava. Shore excursion time is 1 hour.
Back to ship and cast off. Continue sailing downstream and moor overnight at Chindwin confluence 

 Day 2 Yandabo Village - Bagan (MILES 53)

Cast off early morning, Continue sailing downstream and approximately arrive to Bagan 9:00 am. Sightseeing by coach, a fantastic site of over 2500 stupas (Buddhist religious monument), temples and pagodas. Back to the ship for lunch. Afternoon sightseeing, follow by lacquer ware factory and enjoy the sunset at Bagan. Moor overnight at Bagan.

Day 3 Bagan - Sale' - Magwe (MILES 90)

Early morning castoff from Bagan. After breakfast, arrive to Sale. 2 hour's walking sightseeing to Sale', we will visit numerous teak monasteries including the Yoke Son Kyaung with its spectacular wood carvings; and see the splendid colonial-style house.). Moor overnight near Yenan Chaung.

Day 4 Yenan Chaung - Magwe (MILES 23)

2 hour's City tour by trishaw visiting the market and city surrounding. Back to the ship for Lunch. In the late afternoon, visit to the magnificent Mya-Thalon Pagoda and enjoy the sunset over the Pagoda. Moor over night at Magwe.

Day 5 Magwe - Min Hla - Thayet Myo(MILES 75)

We castoff early morning from Magwe and arrived to Min Hla after breakfast. Walking sightseeing to Min Hla fort 30 min; we continue to Gwe-Chaung fort by sampan 2 hour's trip. Visiting the two Italian built forts constructed 1860 during King Mindon reign to keep the invading forces away from Royal Burma. Continue sailing through downstream and moor over night near Zaung Chan Taung village.

Day 6 Thayet Myo - Pyay (MILES 40)

Castoff from Zaung Chan Taung village and arrived to Thayet Myo after breakfast.3 hour sightseeing by horse cart, Visiting the market, the pleasant colonial town, The countryside and the oldest golf course in Myanmar. Back to the ship and continue downstream to Pyay. In the afternoon, 3 hour excursion by coach, Visit to Maw Zaa Pyu Village and explore the archaeological site of Thiri-ya-kittiya and visit to Shwe San Daw Pagoda.

Day 7

Breakfast, luggage call, settlement of the bills and Disembark from the Ship.

Pyay - Bagan - Mandalay Cruise 

  • 7 nights 8 days Upstream (All season) 334 miles

 

Day 1 Pyay - Thayet Myo - (Miles 40)

Check in time is 11:00am at Pyay. In the afternoon, 3 hour excursion by coach, Visit to Maw Zaa Pyu Village and explore the archaeological site of Thiri-ya-kittiya and visit to Shwe San Daw Pagoda. Castoff in the evening and moor overnight at Kama Village. 

 Day 2 Thayet Myo - Minhla (Miles 56)

Early morning castoff and arrived to Thayet Myo after breakfast. 3 hour sightseeing by horse cart, Visiting the market, the pleasant colonial town, The countryside and the oldest golf course in Myanmar. Back to the ship and continue upstream. Moor overnight river village.

Day 3 Minhla - Magwe (Miles 19)

Early morning castoff and arrived to Min Hla, after breakfast, Walking sightseeing to Min Hla fort 30 min; we continue to Gwe-Chaung fort by sampan 2 hour's trip. Visiting the two Italian built forts constructed 1860 during King Mindon reign to keep the invading forces away from Royal Burma.

Continue sailing through upstream, in the late afternoon arrive to Magwe. Visiting by trishawto the magnificent Mya-Thalon Pagoda and enjoy the sunset over the Pagoda. Moor overnight at Magwe.

Day 4 Magwe - Yenan Chaung (Miles 23)

2 hour's City tour by trishaw visiting the market and city surrounding. Back to the ship, continue upstream the whole afternoon and moor overnight river village.

 Day 5 Yenan Chaung - Sale (Miles 38)

Late morning we will arrive to Sale. 2 hour's walking sightseeing to Sale', we will visit numerous teak monasteries including the Yoke Son Kyaung with its spectacular wood carvings; and see the splendid colonial-style house.). Back to the ship, continue upstream the whole afternoon and moor overnight Tantkyi Taung village.

Day 6 Sale - Bagan (Miles 29)

Morning castoff and start to approach Bagan during your breakfast time. Sightseeing by coach, a fantastic site of over 2500 stupas (Buddhist religious monument), temples and pagodas. Back to the ship for lunch. Afternoon sightseeing, follow by lacquer ware factory and enjoy the sunset at Bagan. Moor overnight at Bagan.

 Day 7 Bagan - Yandabo Village (Miles 53)

Cast off at 7:00, sail upstream through and approximately 15:00-15:30 arrive to Yandabo Village. Sightseeing Yandabo Village. Dependant on the base economy is famous for the production of terracotta from the riverbank clay. We see the pottery making process at various stages. Yandabo, historically recognized for the signing of the Yandabo Treaty which took place under a tree on the riverbank in 1826 between the British and Royal Burmese House-hold of Ava. Shore excursion time is 1 hour. Back to ship and cast off. Continue sailing upstream and moor overnight at Shwe Pauk Pin village.

 Day 7 Bagan - Yandabo Village (Miles 53)

Cast off at 7:00, sail upstream through and approximately 15:00-15:30 arrive to Yandabo Village. Sightseeing Yandabo Village. Dependant on the base economy is famous for the production of terracotta from the riverbank clay. We see the pottery making process at various stages. Yandabo, historically recognized for the signing of the Yandabo Treaty which took place under a tree on the riverbank in 1826 between the British and Royal Burmese House-hold of Ava. Shore excursion time is 1 hour. Back to ship and cast off. Continue sailing upstream and moor overnight at Shwe Pauk Pin village.

 

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