Embark the ship at Pagan Ayar Hotel Jetty.
Day 1: Pagan
Upon arrival in Pagan, one of the richest archaeological sites in the world, transfer to the Pagan Ayar Hotel Jetty where the Orient Pandaw is moored. Enjoy lunch aboard the ship followed by exploration of a selection of the 3000 plus Pagan monuments by bicycle or coach. Please note that it takes approximately 3.5 hours by drive for transfer from Mandalay airport to ship (Pagan) for embarkation.
Day 2: Pagan
Spend the day exploring this fascinating city. During the period between 11th and 13th century the kings of Bagan dynasty ruled the country and ordered thousands of pagodas and temples to be built. You will find around 20 temples and pagodas to be seen here with some incredible ornate designs.
Day 3: Salay - Pakhannge - Tan Chi Taung
Early morning sailing to Salay. Once a thriving trading port it is now a sleepy village filled with colonial architectural treasures and teak monasteries and home to the best-known teak carved monastery in Burma. Continue to Pakhannge, a Pagan dynasty city with several period temples and a collection of eighteenth and nineteenth century wood carved monasteries from the Konbaung Period. Sail to the foot of the Tan-Chi-Taung mountains which you will ascend by WWII jeep to visit a selection of the 3,000 listed monuments at this World Heritage Site. Late afternoon visit Min-Nan-Thu, one of eight clinics in the Pagan area which is supported by the Pandaw Charity.
Day 4: Pakokku
Arrive in the market town of Pakokku where you may explore the the bustling town by Tuk Tuk.
Day 5: Yandabo
Arrive at Yandabo village, famous for its production of terrocotta pottery from the river bank clay. Spend the afternoon aboard the ship as she gently sails northwards to Ava.
Day 6: Sagaing - Amarapura
Today the ship sails to Sagaing home to a 1000 hermitages and sanctuaries, rich in woodcarving and religious art. In the afternoon you will be driven to Amarapura, the former capital of Myanmar. Enjoy a boat trip on the Taungthaman lake and watch the sunset behind the world’s longest teak bridge - U Bein Bridge. You will also see silk weavers at work in their shop.
Day 7: Mingun - Mandalay
This morning the ship sails to Mingun where you can explore on-foot the world’s largest working bell and unfinished pagoda. In the afternoon enjoy sight-seeing in central Mandalay visiting the palaces, hill areas, local craft workshops and shopping.
Day 8: Mandalay
It’s time to say goodbye to your crew, fellow passengers and the Orient Pandaw today. Disembarkation takes place from 09:00hrs (Shwe Kyet Yet Jetty) and transfers to the airport.
Disembark the ship at Mandalay Shwe Kyet Yet Jetty.
- 7 Nights' accommodation on board the Orient Pandaw
- Airport or hotel transfers to/from ship on DAY 1 and DAY 8
- Full Board plus local tea/coffee, soft drinks and local beer and spirits
- Sightseeing and excursions as detailed in the itinerary
- Entrance fees and guide services (English language)
- Crew gratuities
- International flights and transfers
- Port taxes
- Fuel surcharges
- Visa costs
- Premium soft and alcoholic drinks
- Gratuities to tour guides, local guides and drivers