Burmese Days: Along The Irrawaddy River With Bangkok & Inle Lake – Northbound 2019
Burma (Myanmar), New Zealand, Thailand
Take a fascinating Asia river cruise along Myanmar’s Irrawaddy River and explore Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok. Along the way meet interesting locals and experience the beauty, culture, and ancient history of their homelands. Begin this Southeast Asia journey in Bangkok, the enchanting capital of Thailand, where you’ll get up close to its most renowned temples, including the Temple of the Reclining Buddha—the oldest and largest of its kind. In Yangon, formerly Rangoon, you’ll see the magnificent, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda—considered the oldest pagoda in the world. Then, fly to Bagan and embark on your river cruise, beginning with Bagan’s exquisite temples and shrines at sunrise nd sunset.
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Bangkok: Welcome to ThailandDay 2 Bangkok: Boat ride on klongs; visit the Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha Day 3 Bangkok: Day at leisureDay 4 Bangkok–Yangon, Myanmar: Fly to YangonDay 5 Yangon: Walking tour of the city’s landmarks; visit a local tea shop, Chaukhtatgyi, and Shwedagon PagodaDay 6 Yangon–Bagan (Embarkation): Fly to Bagan; onboard welcome reception; traditional puppet showDay 7 Bagan: Watch sunrise from temple; sightseeing including a local market, Shwezigon Pagoda, lacquer workshop, Ananda Temple, Dhammayangyi Temple, and Sulamani Temple; ox cart ride to temple for sunsetDay 8 Shwe Pyi Thar: Walking tour through this typical river village to visit a farmer’s home and see palm candy being madeDay 9 Sagaing–Amarapura: Visit Kaunghmudaw Pagoda, a silversmith workshop, and Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda in Sagaing; visit U Bein Bridge and take a sampan ride at sunset in AmarapuraDay 10 Mandalay: Sightseeing including Mahamuni and Kuthodaw Pagodas, and Shwenandaw Monastery; visit tapestry, woodcarving, and gold-leaf workshops; traditional dance performance Day 11 Mingun: Guided walk to see unfinished pagoda & bronze bellDay 12 Kyauk Myaung–Sin Kyun: Walking tour through the pottery-making village of Kyauk Myaung; see straw hat making in Sin KyunDay 13 Mandalay (Disembarkation)–Heho–Inle Lake: Fly to Heho; transfer to Inle Lake; lunch at Red Mountain EstateDay 14 Inle Lake: Full-day excursion around the lake to see scenes of daily life; visit workshops of several cottage industries; Padaung music & dance performanceDay 15 Inle Lake–Heho–Yangon: Transfer to Heho; fly to Yangon Day 16 Yangon: End of vacation

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