The Ayeyarwady Experience, Belmond Orcaella

8 Days / 7 Nights, from US$5,500 per person

Visit gilded pagodas and bustling markets as you cruise the Ayeyarwady in supreme luxury on board Belmond Orcaella.

Itinerary & Timetable

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  • Board Belmond Orcaella at Bagan and enjoy a delicious lunch.
  • Later, disembark for a guided tour of the ancient city and witness the unforgettable sunset over the Bagan plain. This evening local artists will perform on board.
  • Start the day with a shopping tour in Bagan and a visit to the gilded Shwezigon Pagoda. You may also wish to arrange a tour of Old Bagan by horse cart or bicycle.
  • In the afternoon, set sail towards Salay where you can visit the Wooden Monastery and an impressive 20ft Buddha made of straw lacquer.
  • Visit the port town of Magwe and its famous Myathalon Pagoda, devotees come from miles around to join in religious festivals.
  • Continue to Min Hla and for a late afternoon visit to the local fort, the site of a great battle during the second Anglo-Burmese War.
  • Today you’ll travel by ox cart to the quaint Gway Chaung village, where you’ll take in rural life along the Ayeyarwady River.
  • Spend the afternoon sailing before reaching the ancient Myanmar capital Pyay (Prome). Your city tour will include a visit to the impressive Shwesandaw Pagoda and the imposing 10-storey Buddha that watches over it.
  • Spend the morning exploring the ancient city Sri Ksetra with its unique cylindrical stone stupas. Before returning to the ship, stop at the Shwe Myat Mhan Pagoda to see the only bespectacled Buddha in Myanmar.
  • Spend the afternoon relaxing on board and taking in the scenery.
  • Disembark at the small port of Zalon. Take a trishaw along the main street, lined with stunning colonial-style wooden houses and large tropical gardens. Arrive at the Pyi Taw Pyan Pagoda.
  • Continue to another little-visited town called Danuphyu. This is where the revered General Maha Bandula led a Burmese defensive against the British troops during the Anglo-Burmese War.
  • Spend the morning relaxing on the deck as you make your way to Yangon.
  • Today, you may join an optional excursion to Syriam, a sleepy village just outside the capital. The tour includes a visit to a pagoda set on a tiny island, a riverside market and the imposing Kyaik Khauk Pagoda.
  • Disembark in the late morning for your onward travel arrangements.

Your Route

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Your Journey

Your Journey

THE AYEYARWADY EXPERIENCE, BELMOND ORCAELLA

Aboard the Belmond Orcaella

Departure date:

Arrival date:

13 October 2014

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