Bhamo to Mandalay Cruise Metta Cruise ( 5 days / 4 nights)
Be prepared to be amazed.
We start from Bhamo and sail down to Mandalay through the heart of central dry plain, small villages, historical famous cities, trace back old British lifestyle in the colonial town of George Orwell’s famous book ‘Burmese Days’.
Sail along the Scenic landscape, experience simple life style, wonder around the monuments rich in history.
We will bring you to small villages and towns where time stands still and see means of agriculture and manufacturing mostly done by hand just as in old bible.
Most places we visit are far away from the modern civilization. Since its predominant religion is Buddhism and we will find old monasteries and temples, we will take time to enjoy historically valuable sites and the simple art of Myanmar.starting from 840$
Bhamo to Mandalay Cruise – Downstream ( 5 days / 4 nights )
Check In time: 11:30
In the morning board on board Metta cruise and leave the bustling jetty, set sail the cruise to Mandalay. Soon as you leave the jetty, the first eye catching sites are the gold prospectors who do the traditional panning on the river bank. See the Second Defile, of the 3 AYEYARWADDY Gorges, dramatic and lush scenery with steep rock faces.
Visit Sinkan, a lovely village and important transit point for teak during the British colonial era. Take a walk past the old teak monastery and some old temple ruins overgrown by grass, moss and trees. Continue your journey to Katha. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay on board. Dock near Kathar.
Lunch and Dinner included and overnight stay on board.
After breakfast on board, visit KATHA, a beautiful town with an interesting market and friendly people. Katha is well-known from the book ‘Burmese Days’ written by George Orwell. Sit back in a deckchair and observe the diverse river life. Teakwood and bamboo rafts, gold prospectors, cargo boats dating from the colonial times, the government ferry and faster private passenger boats.
Visit TAGAUNG, one of the oldest capitals of Myanmar. The origins of Burma can be found here according to some legends. The remnants of the former palace walls of the ancient Pyu kingdom are still visible today. The kingdom was later relocated to Sri Ksetra near current PYAY city. Take a walk through the rather poor town with its unusual Nat shrine and a small market.
Lunch, dinner and overnight stay on board. Dock near TAGAUNG.
After breakfast on board, sit back in a deckchair as the ship heads through the Third Defile of the Ayeyarwaddy Gorges. Shortly after lunch, THABEIKKYIN, a small town on the eastern shore of the river which seems to be built on a small cliff overlooking the Ayeyarwaddy River comes into view.
The scenery is beautiful, the river though wider and the hills not as dramatic. Stop at the famous pottery village New Nyein near KYAUKMYAUNG. Go ashore to learn all about the production of big earthen ceramic pots and jars. Nwenyine is the main pottery village of the country where thousands of large ceramic pots are traditionally crafted by masters and baked in huge kilns. This village is a fascinating place to see different types of cottage industry and is full of life and curiosities.
If luck be on your side, you may spot the infamous Irrawaddy River Dolphin, one of the endangered species in the world.
Lunch, dinner and overnight stay on board. Dock near KYAUKMYAUNG.
After breakfast on board, sail down further.
A famous highlight of near Mandalay, Mingun will come into view in the afternoon. A delightful stroll in Mingun village will be rewarding with its largest un-cracked bell in the world, weighing 90 tons, which was dedicated to the grandiose unfinished Mingun Pagoda. Visit and observe the beauty of Mya Thein Tan Zedi which best described the Hindu cosmological beliefs of Mount “Meru” that was later integrated into Buddhism. Mingun village is also famous for its country’s renowned artists.
Lunch, dinner and overnight stay on board. Dock near Mingun.
MINGUN – MANDALAY
Board your boat for your final leg to Mandalay which you will reach within an hour. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. Have a long nice shower.
Breakfast on Board and Check out around 9.00 am.
*This cruise is available upstream as well. Please contact us for more details.
The Irrawaddy and Chindwin rivers are subject to seasonal rises and falls of water level. In the case of water levels being too high or low an alternative itinerary will be offered to Passenger.
Published itineraries are indication only and subject to sudden change. In such events alternative itineraries will be provided and we do our best to ensure that if a stop is missed we make up for it with another stop.
Though every effort will be made to ensure that the published itinerary is followed as closely as possible, given uncertain river and other local conditions, all schedules and itineraries may be subject to alterations and delays at short notice. The ship manager and captain are jointly responsible for passengers? comfort and safety. Passengers must accept their decisions and instructions.
Cabin Prices: Mandalay – Bhamo ( 5 nights / 6 days)
|MDL – Bhamo||5N/6D||Green Season (May 2020 – September 2020)||High Season ( 1st Oct 2020 – 31 March 2021)|
|Deluxe Cabin: 1020$||Deluxe Cabin: 1200$|
|(Single Occupancy)||(Single Occupancy)|
Cabin Prices: Bhamo – Mandalay ( 4 nights / 5 days)
|Bhamo – MDL||4N/5D||Green Season (May 2020 – September 2020)||High Season ( 1st Oct 2020 – 31 March 2021)|
|Deluxe Cabin: 840$||Deluxe Cabin: 1000$|
|(Single Occupancy)||(Single Occupancy)|
Departure Dates 2020 / 2021
|2020||26||1 12 18||2 8 18 23||4 16||25 30||11 18 30||4 17 23||4 9 19 24|
|2021||6 11 16 23||10 17||2 7 19 24|
Bhamo – Mandalay – Upstream Dates ( 6 days / 5 nights)
Mandalay – Bhamo – Downstream Dates ( 5 days / 4 nights)
Rates quoted in this agreement are valid from 1st November 2020 to 30th March 2021.
Cruise Price Includes: Coach transfer Bhamo city to Jetty, trishaw, local transports in the villages, tours, entrance fees, guide services (English language), main meals, afternoon tea and nourishments, locally made soft drinks, sunset cocktails with local rum and gin, snacks, fruits, jugged coffee and selection of teas and tisanes, mineral water.
Cruise Price Excludes: Flights, port dues (if levied), laundry, alcohol, all visa costs, imported beverages such as wines, premium spirits and liqueurs, beer, fancy soft drinks like Perrier, espressos and cappuccinos at bar and tips to tour guides, tips for boat crew, local guides, bus drivers, boat operators and trishaw drivers.
TRANSFERS & JOINING
DAY 1 BHAMO TOWN
Meeting point at Friendship hotel Bhamo or pick up request at your desired hotel in Bhamo at 11.00am, then transfer to Jetty.
DAY 5 MANDALAY CITY
Drop off at your Hotel around 10:30 am in Mandalay. (You can adjust the time if you have to fly earlier)
Our small wooden boats are a rustic yet modern beauties. Equipped with solar power and state-of-the-art wastewater treatment, they will reach many corners where big ships can’t go.
The local crew is committed to providing service quality and value that will exceed your expectations – Metta Cruise shall be a place of kindness and hospitality. We aim to make you feel at home and make sure you lack nothing – except for wifi. Although, the urge to “update” will disappear very quickly, promised!
- Spacious panorama dining room
- Cocktail Bar
- Comfortable reclining chairs
- Captain’s Room
- Store Room
- Guide’s room
Lower Deck Guest Rooms
Metta Cruise 1
- Passengers 10++ (extra beds)
- Cabins with private bathroom and shower
- 5 Deluxe (16 meter square)
Metta Cruise 2
- Passengers 8++ (extra beds)
- Cabins with private bathroom, shower and balcony
- 4 Deluxe (27 meter square
Terms and Conditions
1. Travel Terms & Conditions
The purchase of any travel services offered by MyanMarvels Travel and Tours, constitutes a contractual arrangement between you (the Traveler) and MyanMarvels Travel and Tours, based in Yangon, Myanmar, and represents your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions. Please ensure that you read carefully and understand the Terms & Conditions prior to booking.
- Cruises departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change
- A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required for MyanMarvels Travel and Tours to secure the cabin for you.
The following charges are not included in the river cruise holiday price unless otherwise noted: airfare to and from the start of your vacation; domestic flights, unless specified in the itinerary; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; port fee, unless specified in the itinerary; guide tips, alcoholic drinks unless specified in the cruise itinerary, Myanmar Visa, Vaccinations, Travel Insurance, Laundry, Telephone.
2. PRICE GUARANTEE Once you have paid in full for your trip, you are safe from any additional charges.
The ‘Myanmar Cruises Price’ is the total amount listed on your itinerary. All Tour Prices are quoted in U.S. Dollars. MyanMarvels Travel and Tours reserves the right to vary Cruise Prices at any time to account for any increase in costs, including but not limited to airfares, fuel, government taxes and charges, exchange rate fluctuations or other tour related costs or tariffs. If payment if received received the full amount of the River Cruise from the customer , there will be no increases to your Cruise price, regardless of any increases in the tour costs inside or outside of our control.
Incoming Taxes. Sales taxes assessed by Myanmar & Local authorities as identified on your itinerary are included in the Cruise Price.
Booking / Deposit. You must pay the deposit listed on the itinerary (the “Deposit”) within 5 days of booking your travel. Your Booking will be automatically canceled if your Deposit is not received by MyanMarvels Travel and Tours on or before the due date. A 20% deposit of your total booking value with Metta is required upon confirmation and is non-refundable.
Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable, except as otherwise expressly stated herein.
Final Payment. The balance of the Tour Price must be paid no later than 90 days prior to the tour departure date. Failure to pay the balance within 90 days of the tour departure date will result in cancellation of your trip and loss of the Deposit.
Please note that the remitting party must cover their own bank charges.
Bookings Within 90 Days. If you place a river cruise booking with MyaMarvels Travel and Tours within 90 days or less of your chosen departure date, full payment of the Tour Price is required before we can request and confirm your booking. If the tour is not able to be fully confirmed, then we will refund all funds paid to us, and MyanMarvels Travel and Tours will have no further obligations or liability to you in respect of your booking.
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- Date of birth
- Full passport details
- Email address & Phone Number
- Medical conditions
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- Emergency contact (non-participant)
If any additional information is required, it will be requested from you with your reservation.
4. CANCELLATIONS Terms for Metta River Cruise Ships:
No OF DAYS’ NOTICE PRIOR TO CRUISE COMMENCEMENT – CANCELLATION CHARGE (per person)
- 90 days and greater Loss of the Deposit
- 89-60 days 35% of Cruise Price
- 59-30 days 50% of Cruise Price
- Less than 30 days 100% of Cruise Price
5. Cruise Variation, Cancellation or Delay.
Itinerary Variations. While MyanMarvels Travel and Tours & its local cruise partners will make reasonable efforts to operate the tour in accordance with your itinerary, changes or substitutions may be necessary for reasons outside Cruise company control or other Force Majeure Events.
On tours that include cruises, the ship may be changed due to operational reasons. For departures in early and late season operated in cool weather conditions, itinerary variations may occur and certain activities may not be available due to seasonality or weather conditions. Availability of certain activities may also be limited due to itinerary variations.
Minimum Required Bookings. Your booking is conditional on Metta River Cruise Myanmar receiving a minimum number of bookings to operate the tour and ensure an enjoyable group atmosphere.
For cruise departures where occupancy is less than 5 cabins the company reserve the right to cancel the departure giving all passengers with confirmed bookings 30 days prior notice of this intention. An alternative departure date will be offered subject to availability. If this alternative date is not acceptable to the passenger any down payments made for the cancelled cruise will be refunded. In the event that a passenger has cancelled and paid cancellation fees and the Company subsequently cancel that departure then any cancellation fees (and down payment) will be refunded in full on the request of the passenger. The company reserves the right to change a cabin allocated without notice and in the event that a passenger is downgraded to a cheaper cabin then the difference in cost between the cabins will be refunded to the passenger or the passenger’s agents.
MyanMarvels Travel and Tours will endeavor to notify you of any changes to your tour itinerary in the following manner: (a) if prior to your tour departure, we will notify you by telephone, email or mail; and (b) if during your tour, personally by your Cruise Director.
6. Force Majeure. For the purposes of these terms and conditions, a ‘Force Majeure Event’ means any act of God; war; terrorism; fire; flood or any other extreme weather condition; loss of power; epidemics or pandemics; industrial disputes, slow-downs or other strike activities; riots or civil disturbances; acts of government, semi-government or other authorities; inability to obtain any necessary license or consent; delays caused by subcontractors, suppliers or other third parties (including telecommunications carriers); material shortages; or other any other disruption, delay, damage or loss resulting from any action, omission or event outside the reasonable control of Metta River Cruise.
You hereby acknowledge and agree that Metta River Cruise is not liable for any delay or any failure by Metta River Cruise to perform its obligations under these Terms and Conditions resulting from or as a consequence of a Force Majeure Event. lf a delay or failure occurs or is anticipated due to Force Majeure Event, Metta River Cruise obligations are suspended for the duration of the Force Majeure Event. If the Force Majeure Event delays performance for a period of 7 days or more, calculated from the date MyanMarvels notifies you of the Force Majeure Event, then MyanMarvels may terminate this agreement and, in such event, you will be issued a future travel credit equal to the amount You paid to MyanMarvels hereunder, less any non-refundable third-party costs. Please note that you are limited to the future travel credit and will not be entitled to a cash refund.
In these circumstances, Metta will offer all affected bookings an alternative departure date and itinerary. If no suitable alternative can be offered, a credit for future cruise will be provided for the guests to make a new booking at a later date. In the event of a cruise being cancelled as a result of the above force majeure situations following the commencement of that cruise period then Metta is under no obligation to provide any such offer.
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