Amara River Cruises

Amara River Cruises

amara-1The Amara River Cruise is a traditional Myanmar riverboat travelling along the Ayeyarwaddy River. It is made of teak wood and was completely refurbished by local craftsmen in 2003. It is 30 meters/ 100feet long and with a shallow draft of 1 meter/3 feet and two Japan made 180 Hino engines it can go as far north as Bhamo. The Amara River Cruise has a total of seven cabins, each with their own bathroom with hot and cold shower. Communal areas, bar and canopied sun deck. Electricity is provided by a generator and battery 24 hours a day. Safety is provided by smoke detectors in all cabins, emergency lighting, fire extinguishers. All bed linen and towels as well as dining service and bar equipment are provided. You will be taken care of by our friendly and hospitable staff and be able to relax and enjoy the personal atmosphere on board.

Program

Mandalay – Bhamo (6-Night / 7-Day)

Day-01 Mandalay Jetty – Shinemaga

Embark the Amara River Cruise at 08:00 am. We sailnorth of Mandalay along Ayeyarwaddy River to Mingun with the Mingun Bell, weighing 90 tones and the biggest hanging undamaged bell in the world; Shin Phyume Pagoda, and the unfinished Mingun Pagoda, a colossal brick monument. After sightseeing set sail and cruise north the Ayarwaddy River till the town of Sheinmaga.

Day-02 Sheinmaga – Thabeikkyin

We leave Sheinmaga at 06:00 am and sail this day till Thabeikkyin. Visit to New Nyein (Pottery Village). We will pass the Third Defile. Small villages along the river life from the trade of wood and fishing. Dinner and overnight onboard.

Day-03 Thabeikkyin – Tagaung

Set sail at 06:00 am. Our journey will continue upstream until Tagaung, one of the oldest capitals of Myanmar. Excursion into Tagaung. Overnight and dinner on board the Amara just north of Tagaung.

Day-04 Tagaung - Katha

Set sail at 06:00 am. This day we will reach till Katha, a beautiful town with a colorful market, friendly people and a unique atmosphere. Katha is known from the book “Bnurmese Days”, written by George Orwell. Dinner and overnight on board the Amara, Moored near the harbor of Katha.

Day-05 Katha – Shwegu

Departure from Katha at 06:00 am and sail this day till Shweegu. This day is a good chace to see the famous Ayeyarwaddy Dolphin, quite common in this area. Amara will stop at the opposite river bank of Shwegu near the pagodas of Shwe Baw Kyunn Thousands of pagodas can be found at this place, probably built around the 10th century.

Day-06 Shwegu – Bhamo

Set sail at 06:00 am. We will pass the Second Defile this day. At this place the river banks become a step cliff. The scenery is amazing and offers a beautiful scenery. In the afternoon the Amara will arrive in Bhamo, the most northern place the Amara can reach. Overnight and dinner on board the Amara.

Day-07 Bhamo

Disembark after breakfast.

 

Bhamo – Mandalay (6-Night/7-Day)

Day-01 Bhamo

Embark the Amara River Cruise in the afternoon.

Day-02 Bhamo – Shwegu

Set sail at 06:00 am. On the way we will pass the beautiful Second Defile. The river banks become a steep cliff and the river bottom drops away to extreme depths. The river scene is amazing and offers beautiful scenery. In the afternoon, we arrive in Shwegu and visit the pagodas of Shwe Baw Kyunn on the opposite reiver bank of Shwegu, where the Amara will stop for overnight.

Day-03 Shwegu – Katha

We leave Shwegu in the morning at 06:00 am. The scenery along the river is beautiful with small villages and dense tropical forest. This day is a god chance to see the famous Ayeyarwaddy Dolphin, quitte common in this area. In the afternoon, we will reach Katha, a beautiful town with an interesting market, friendly people, and a unique atmosphere. Katha is known from the book “Burmese Days” written by George Orwell. Dinner and overnight on board the Amara.

Day-04 Katha – Tagaung

Set sail at 06:00 am. Our journey will continue downstream until Tagaung, one of the oldest capitals of Myanmar. Proceed for sightseeing at Tagaung. Overnight and dinner on board the Amara just south of Tagaung.

Day-05 Tagaung – Kyaukmyaung

Set sail at 06:00 am. We continued until Thabeikkyin. We will pass the Third Defile. This area is covered with dense teak forest. Sail downstream till Nwe Nyein (portery village) and sightseeing around New Nyein. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day-06 Kyaukmyaung – Mingun

Set sail at 06:00 am downstream to Mongun and afternoon sightseeing Mingun Bell, weighing 90 tones and the biggest hanging undamaged bell in the world; Shin Phyume Pagoda, and the unfinished Mingun Pagoda, a colossal brick monument. Dinner and overnight on board the Amara near Mongun.

Day-07 Mingun – Mandalay Jetty

Set sailing down to Mandalay. Disembark Mandalay Jetty at 08:00 am.

 

Mandalay – Bagan (3-Night/2-Day)

Day-01 Mandalay Jetty – Mingun – Sagaing

Embark the Amara River Cruise at 08: 00 am. We sail north of Mandalay along Ayeyarwaddy River to Mingun with the Mingun bell, weighing 90 tones and the biggest hanging undamaged bell in the world; Shin Phyume Pagoda, and the unfinished Mingun Pagoda, a colossal brick monument. After sightseeing Mingun we set sail to Sagaing and we visit at Sagaing Hill in the afternoon by car.

Day-02 Sagaing – Inwa – Myinmu

After sunrise crusing to Inwa (Ava). Visit to Nan Myint Watch Tower, the only remaining palace buikding nicknamed “leaning tower of Ava”; Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery, built of brick and stucco and the all-teak and carved BAGAYA Monastery. We sail downstream till Myinmu, visit to Shin Pin Shwe Luu Pagoda, built by King Ahthawka and rebuilt at 1885 second Englo – Myanmar War. This village is crowded with merchant. Dinner and overnight onboard.

Day-03 Yandapo – Mt. Tangyi

In the early morning, set sail and cruising, passing on the way visit Yandapo Village with a small rural village that is well known for a treaty signed here between the British and Burmese in 1826. Now the village is famous for its handmade terracotta pots produced in traditional ways. Bagan and stop at the river bank of Mt. Tnatgyi. Climbing Mt. Tangyi in the afternoon by foot or car. From the Pagoda you enjoy the evening view to Bagan. Dinner and overnight onboard.

Day-04 Mt. Tangyi – Bagan Jetty

In the morning, set sail and arrive to Bagan jetty. Disembark at 08:00 am.

 

Bagan – Mandalay (3-Night/2-Day)

Day-01 Bagan Jetty – Mt. Tangyi

Embark Amara River Cruise at 15:00 pm. Start cruising to the shore of Mt. Tangyi Climbing Mt. Tangyi in the afternoon on foot or by car. From the pagoda you enjoy the evening view to Bagan. Dinner and overnight onboard.

Day-02 Mt. Tangyi – Tangyi

Set sail at 06:00 am for Mandalay and in the afternoon arrive to Yandabo. A small rural village that is well known for a treaty signed here between the Brithsh and Burmese in 1826. Now the village is famous for its handmade terracotta pots produced in traditional ways dinner and overnight onboard.

Day-03 Yandabo – Ava

We ail up north until Mandalay and on the eay visit to Inwa (Ava) in the late afternoon. Visit to Nan Myint Watch Tower, the only remaining palace building nicknamed leaning tower of Ava, Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery, built of brick and stucco and the all-teak and carved BAGAYA Monastery. Dinner and overnight at Sagaing.

Day-04 Ava – Sagaing – Mandalay Jetty

After breakfast sightseeing Sagaing Pagodas and Monasteries in the morning sun by foot or horse crat. After sightseeing set sail to Mandalay City and disembark at 12:00 noon.

Mandalay – Bagan (2-Night/3-Day)

 

Day-01 Mandalay Jetty – Ava – Yandapo

Embark AmaraRIver Cruise at 08:00 am. After cruising to Ina (Ava). Visit to Nan Myint Watch Tower, the only remaining palace building nicknamed “leaning tower of Ava”; Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery, built of brick and stucco and the all-teak and carved BAGAYA Monastery. We said downstream till Near Yandapo. Dinner and overnight onboard.

Day-02 Yandapo – Mt. Tnatgyi

In the early morning, set sail and crusing, passing way visit Yandapo village, a small rural village that is well known for a tready signed here between the British and Burmese in 1826. Vow the village is famous for its handmade terracotta pots produced in traditional ways. After sightseeing set sail to Mt. Tangyi. Climbing Mt. Tangyi in the afternoon by foot or car. From the Pagoda you enjoy the evening view to Bagan. Dinner and overnight onboard.

Day-03 Mt. Tangyi – Bagan

In the early morning, set sail and arrive to Bagan Jetty. Disembark at 08:00 am.

 

Bagan – Mandalay (2-Night/3-Day)

Day-01 Bagan Jetty – Yandapo

Embark the Amara River Cruise at 08:00 am. Set sail to till Yandapo and excrusion to Yandapo, a small rural village that is well known for a treaty signed here between the British and Burmese in 1826. Now the village is famous for its handmade terracotta pots produced in traditional ways. Dinner and overnight onboard.

Day-02 Yandabo – Ava

Set sail at 06:00 am for Mandalay and in the afternoon arrive to Ava. Visit to Nan Myint Watch Tower, the only remaining palace building nicknamed “leaning tower of Ava, Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery, built of brick and stucco and the all-teak and carved BAGAYA Monastery. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day-03 Ava – Mandalay

Disembark at 09:00 am after Breakfast.

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