Sri Kestra and Middle Burma Cruise: Paukan Irrawaddy Explorer (Price & Booking 2021)
Lying at the very heart of this beautiful country, the lesser visited region of middle Burma is a fascinating destination best experienced aboard a Myanmar river cruise.
From the historic site of Sri Ksetra to the quaint towns of Thayet Myo and Magwe, our luxury voyage on the Irrawaddy river is sure to delight and inspire.
Daily shore excursions give us the chance to experience typical daily life in rural Myanmar as well as the rich colonial history of the region, before returning to the ship to enjoy watching the scenery float by whilst being pampered by our dedicated crew.
There is no better way to get to know the real Myanmar!starting from 1397$
Sri Kestr and Middle Burma Cruise ( 4 days / 3 nights)
YANGON – PROME (EMBARKATION)
Guests will enjoy a scenic drive from Yangon to Prome.
AFTERNOON EXCURSION: Prome and Sri Ksetra
During the Bagan Era, Prome, known locally as Pyay, was controlled by the Mon tribe before being conquered by the Burmese King Alaungpaya in 1754. Following the formation of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company in the 1890s, the town grew rapidly into a large and powerful trading post between northern and southern Myanmar.
In the afternoon, we take a short drive to Thayekhittaya, also known as Sri Ksetra in the local Pali language, meaning the ‘Fabulous City’. Dating back to the Pyu dynasty of the 5th to 9th centuries, Sri Ksetra is home to a fascinating blend of Hindu and Buddhist culture.
While in town, we will visit the excellent Sri Ksetra museum to see the fascinating collection of coins, maps and artefacts, as well as Hindu deities and Buddha images dating back to the 6th century.
ENTERTAINMENT: Welcome Reception and Safety Briefing (6:30PM-7:30PM)
MORNING EXCURSION: Thayet Myo
After a delicious breakfast on board, we disembark our vessel for a short Tuk-Tuk ride to the charming town of Thayet Myo. Along the way, we will stop to visit the oldest golf course in Myanmar for a fascinating insight into the region’s colonial past. You will even have the chance to Tee-Off from the first hole!
Once in Thayet Myo, we will visit the local market and explore the beautiful colonial buildings that make up the village centre, before returning to our vessel by Tuk-Tuk and continuing our luxury river cruise in Myanmar.
We then spend the afternoon sailing through the stunning landscapes of central Myanmar, while enjoying the informative BBC Documentary “The Life of the Buddha”.
MORNING EXCURSION: Magwe by Trishaw
This morning, we once again the vessel after breakfast for a visit to the regional capital of Magwe. The short journey is made aboard a traditional Burmese Trishaw, a three-wheeled bicycle where one passenger sits beside the driver – a classic Myanmar experience!
After a short walk through town, we arrive at the local market where we will have time to shop and explore, before taking our Trishaws for a scenic ride through the town to the magnificent Mya Tha Lun pagoda. Set atop Maguttama Hill, this stunning gilded pagoda offers a wonderful view across the town and over the Irrawaddy River.
AFTERNOON: Enjoy sailing the whole afternoon.
ENTERTAINMENT: Longyi and Thanaka Demonstration (3:30 PM – 4:30 PM)
SALAY (DISEMBARKATION) – BAGAN
After your breakfast, disembark at Salay Jetty. (8:00 AM).
Pick up point is at Sule Shangri La Hotel Yangon.
TRANSFER: Transfer from hotel in Yangon to Prome will be provided. Pls take note that it takes approximately 7 hrs drive from Yangon to Prome (7:00 AM – 2:00 PM).
TRANSFER: Salay to Bagan
Client will be transferred to Bagan Hotel by coach. Pls take note that it takes approximately 2 hrs drive for transfer from Salay to hotel in Bagan
|SAILINGS||Maugham Stateroom||Orwell Stateroom||Kipling Stateroom||Mandalay Suite|
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(2 people sharing)
|Single Suppl.||Rate per person|
(2 people sharing)
|Single Suppl.||Rate per person|
(2 people sharing)
|Single Suppl.||Rate per person|
(2 people sharing)
|(Yangon- Prome – Salay -Bagan)||$135||$2165||$1499||$2400||$1725||$3514||$2035||$4140||SHOULDER|
REMARKS: Cruise operated with Irrawaddy Explorer only. Price does not include port tax USD 30/Pax
SHOULDER SEASON – 3 Nights Cruise (SEP 2021 & APR 2022)
HIGH SEASON – 3 Nights Cruise (OCT TO DEC 2021 & JAN TO MAR 2022)
Departure Dates Paukan River Cruise 2021 / 2022
Rates quoted in this agreement are valid from 1st November 2019 to 30th April 2022.
*Rates are based on double/twin cabin occupancy, single cabin suppl. apply.
CRUISE PRICE INCLUDES
All meals &, Coffee/Tea/Water – Complimentary local beer throughout the cruise – a glass of Wine at lunch and dinner – Sightseeing as described in the Itinerary – Ayravata Cruises English Speaking Guide (additional non-English speaking guide is provided if more than 8 cabins are booked by parties speaking the same language) – All Entrance Fees.
CRUISE PRICE EXCLUDES
Drinks, laundry, all items of a personal nature; health-accident-baggage or travel protection plan outside the ship’s boundaries, fuel surcharges if applicable. (*)
(*) Within the above rates the fuel cost is calculated on the Myanmar Market average price of the months of April 2017 (i.e. USD 0.7 per litre). Should the fuel price rise by more than 10%, AYRAVATA CRUISES will be entitled to impose a fuel surcharge equivalent to the amount by which the fuel price exceeds the price allowed for in the above rates, provided that the notice of this rise is given to the Passenger and/or his-her Agent within 30 days prior the cruise departure date.
RIVER CONDITIONS WARNING
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’s manager and captain are jointly responsible for passengers’ comfort and safety. Passengers must accept their decisions and instructions.
The twenty-eight luxury suites are named Mandalay, Kipling, Orwell and Maugham, all with floor-to-ceiling glass doors to enjoy the magnificent views of the Irrawaddy River. Each suite comes with its own unique artwork where for the duration of the cruise you are living in another time and place but with modern conveniences.
The sun deck is where you are cooled by the breeze sweeping over the river, where you can sunbathe, read or just enjoy the light on the water and the sun on its journey turning the sky into a painter’s palette of gold and crimson.
The Writers’ Lounge, spacious as it is, has the ambience of the private study of a writer of the past. Strategically-placed comfortable sofas give enough privacy to enable you to imagine Somerset Maugham thoughtfully smoking his pipe in one corner or Rudyard Kipling amiably telling his tales to a few enraptured guests or George Orwell trying to hide behind a newspaper.
Meals in the old-world charm of the dining room with its lazily-turning ceiling fans are not in the old colonial traditions of broiled beef and rice pudding, but of modern western haute cuisine, the best of Asian food with the freshest ingredients it demands, as well as the most delicious of popular standards.
The menu is created by a talented foreign who has years of experience on the best cruise liners of the world and prepared by local Chefs.
On board, there is a Fitness Center with State-of-the-art equipment and also a spa for messages with creams made from healing and fragrant barks.
There are also other events presented for your amusement, such as a lesson on how to cook some local dishes, how to securely tie the longyi waist garment, how to grind the traditional Thanaka bark paste, and how to ‘play’ the cane ball game of grace and balance. On longer cruises there are lectures on culture and traditions and performances of classical dance and marionette shows.
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 Paukan 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.
- Full name as in your passport
- Date of birth
- Full passport details
- Email address & Phone Number
- Medical conditions
- Dietary restrictions you make known to river cruise company
- Emergency contact (non-participant)
If any additional information is required, it will be requested from you with your reservation.
4. CANCELLATIONS Terms for Paukan 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 Paukan 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 Paukan River Cruise.
You hereby acknowledge and agree that Paukan River Cruise is not liable for any delay or any failure by Paukan 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, Paukan 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, Paukan 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 Paukan is under no obligation to provide any such offer.
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