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Bagan – Mandalay Short Cruise with Pandaw

Places visited: Mandalay, Yandabo, Pakokku, Bagan
3 days / 2 nights


Cruise Highlights

For those without the time for a longer classic Pandaw cruise along the delightful Ayeyarwady River join one of the cult short cruises between the two ancient capitals of Burma. Started in 1998 and they are a great component in a tailored land tour. You will see the best of river life with stops in the bustling monastery city of Pakokku and the delightful pottery village of Yandabo with its Pandaw School. Ideal to combine with land arrangements.

Day 1: Set sail from Mandalay
Day 2: Stops at Yandabo and Pakokku
Day 3: Bagan

Cruise Itinerary

Day 1: Mandalay
Check in at Mandalay for a 12.00 noon departure. Afternoon cruising.

Day 2: Set Sail From Mandalay
Morning walk round the pottery village at Yandabo and to see the Pandaw School. Evening tour of Pakokku by Trishaw.

Day 3: Bagan
Disembark in Bagan at 09.00am.

From GBP 645 per person

(twin/double share with Main Deck category)

Available upon request.

STATEROOM TYPE
Main Deck Twin Sharing
Main Deck Twin Single Use
Upper Deck Twin Sharing
Upper Deck Twin Single Use

Departure on every Sunday, Tuesday and Friday.

WHATS INCLUDED

Cruise Price Includes: Entrance fees, guide services (English language), gratuities to crew, main meals, locally made soft drinks, local beer and local spirits, jugged coffee and selection of teas and tisanes, mineral water.

Cruise Price Excludes: International flights, port dues (if levied), transfer to/from ship, laundry, all visa costs, fuel surcharges (see terms and conditions), imported beverages such as wines, premium spirits and liqueurs, fancy soft drinks like Perrier, espressos and cappuccinos at bar and tips to tour guides, local guides, bus drivers, boat operators and cyclo drivers.

*Price, quoted in British Pound (GBP), is based on the low season rate and subject to change. 

Flights
We will arrange all domestic flights included in itineraries. We can also arrange the flights from all UK airports upon request as we are ATOL bonded.

Visa
All details are for UK passport holders only. A visa is COMPULSORY to enter Myanmar. A 28-day tourist visa is usually sufficient for most visitors. The visa is issued by the Myanmar Embassy or Consulate in London. It usually takes 3-5 working days to obtain. At present, eVisa system is also in place. Check more info on  http://www.evisa.moip.gov.mm/. Important Note: The Visa is valid 3 months from date of issue and NOT date of entry into the country so please time your application accordingly.

Passport
A valid passport with at least 6 months validity remaining after your return date is required. Please ensure that it has at least one blank page.

Insurance
You will require a comprehensive travel insurance that covers you for medical costs associated with hospitalisation, emergency travel and repatriation back to your home country. We are the authorised referral agents of 2 insurance providers who are the UK market leaders in hassle-free travel add-ons. Please follow the link for more info http://www.visitatravel.com/travel-insurance/.

Vaccinations and Malaria Prevention
You will require vaccinations for your visit to Myanmar. Please consult your doctor for the up-to-date advice. It is important that you do this well in advance of your departure date.

Booking Procedure
Once the travel dates and clients details are checked and confirmed, we would typically require a deposit of 20% in order that we can secure availability for your booking. The remaining balance is due 30 days before departure. Any booking within 30 days of departure needs a full payment.

Travelling Responsibly
At Visita Travel we believe that, as travellers, we have a shared responsibility to protect the places we visit and to do all we can to preserve the natural riches, unique and diverse cultures, and generous and hospitable communities which make it such a privilege to travel to these places. It is our belief that when we travel we should give as well as take, so in working toward sustainable tourism wherever possible we seek out local suppliers who take account of the environmental and social impacts of their activities.

Travel Books
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