Bagan and Mandalay are two of the big four most charming destinations to discover in Myanmar. Proceed from Bagan, this Myanmar river cruise will lead you through the tranquil village along the river to indulge in the authentic local life and learn more about the region’s culture and tradition.

Start/End: Bagan/Mandalay
Tour Route: Bagan – Shwe Pyi Thar Village – Yandaboo Village – Mandalay
Tour Category: Irrawaddy river cruise
Tour Highlights: 

  • Enjoy the breathtaking along Irrawaddy River on Irrawaddy Princess II cruise
  • Get authentic experience with local culture and tradition with visits to the river villages

Brief Itinerary
Day 1: Bagan Set Sail to Shwe Pyi Thar Village (L, D)
Day 2: Shwe Pyi Thar Village – Yandaboo Village (B)
Day 3: Yandaboo Village – Mandalay (B)

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Day 1: Bagan Set Sail to Shwe Pyi Thar Village (L, D)

Mingalabar! Welcome to Bagan – where the alluring of culture and nature rolled into one.
Today, embark on Irrawaddy Princess II at 10: 30 am to check-in. After settling into your cabin, enjoy a welcoming drink and briefing while the ship starts sailing upstream on her way to Mandalay.
In the late afternoon, we stop at a typical river village on the bank of Irrawaddy River for a short glimpse at the living style of the villagers. Take your time to interact with the locals and share your own cultural experience. After that, get back to the ship and we continue our river cruise. In the late afternoon, relax on the sundeck and marvel at the beautiful sunset on the river.

Irrawaddy princess II - Bagan Mandalay short excursion

Day 2: Shwe Pyi Thar Village – Yandaboo Village (B)

This morning, enjoy breakfast on the board while the ship keeps sailing to Yandaboo, a small charming village where is famous for the traditional clay pot making. On arrival, we dock at the jetty to take a short excursion to the village. Take a stroll through the dusty road where you might witness local women carry things on her head. Then your guide will take you to some family to learn more about the clay pot making. If you wish, you can try your hands at making a pot for your own! This will fulfill your first-hand experience with the local.
Later on, return to the boar and continue sailing upstream.

tourists watching the locals making pottery in Yandaboo village

Day 3: Yandaboo Village – Mandalay (B)

Rise before dawn this morning to capture the mesmerizing sunrise on the river. We then continue sailing to Mandalay. We then disembark at the quay of Mandalay. Tour ends. Thank you for making your short excursion with Go Myanmar Tours!

Please contact us for the price of this package
What’s included?

  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
  • English speaking guides (other languages upon request)
  • Irrawaddy Princess II Cruise

What’s Excluded?

  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Myanmar Visa
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary