- 01 Jan 00
- 01 Jan 70
- 11 nights
- Cruise Only
Be one of the first to Cruise through Asia aboared the New Cruiseco Explorer, 11 Night cruises starting from $3,495 per person twin share.
- * Rates quoted are in Australian dollars.
- Rates are in AUD/USD
- Prices are per person, based on twin share, inclusive of port charges, taxes, and all discounts unless otherwise stated.
Single occupancy and 3rd guest rates are available upon request.
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Day to Day Itinerary
Australia — Bangkok — Mandalay (L,D)
Fly with Thai Airways to Mandalay via Bangkok*. Upon arrival at Mandalay International Airport, meet your local guide and transfer to the Mandalay Hill Resort. Today, visit the Mahamuni Pagoda and traditional Burmese workshops. After lunch, walk up Mandalay Hill for a great view of the countryside, Irrawaddy River and city centre. Alternatively, ride up Mandalay Hill on a WWII jeep tour. Visit the Golden Palace Monastery, Kyauktawgyi Pagoda’s huge marble Buddha and Kuthodaw Pagoda, home to ‘the world’s largest book’. Enjoy a welcome dinner tonight at the Mandalay Hill Resort.
Mandalay, Ava (B,L,D)
This morning, explore Sagaing. Covered with 600 pagodas and monasteries, it is home to 3000 monks. Continue south to Ava, the capital in the 14–18th centuries. Enjoy a tour by horse and cart to visit the old wooden Bagaya Monastery and
the remains of the Royal Palace and Fort. The tour returns this afternoon for dinner at the Mandalay Hill Resort.
Embark RV Cruiseco Explorer (B,L,D)
En route to Gawein Jetty, stop at Amarapura to stroll along the 200 year old teak U Bein Bridge. Then, visit Mahagandayon monastery where over 1000 monks reside, before embarking Cruiseco Explorer. Cast off and enjoy scenic cruising for the rest of the day.
This morning, arrive at Yandabo, a village famous for its pottery and also where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war was signed in 1826. Visit the local school and monastery and then continue cruising downstream with an afternoon stop at Shwe Pyi Thar village. Enjoy dinner onboard with a Burmese Puppet Show performance on the sundeck. Moor overnight midstream.
Today, enjoy a full day visit of the most significant pagodas and temples of the 2,000 listed around Bagan. Dine on board for lunch and in the afternoon continue the exploration of the archeological area. Enjoy sunset atop one of the temples (subject to government approval) with a champagne toast.
In the evening, enjoy a meal onboard or in a local restaurant.
Bagan, Tan Kyi Mountain (B,L,D)
Explore some of Bagan’s local markets selling wood carvings, fabrics and rattan products. Alternatively, guests can hire a horse cart and explore the site on their own or enjoy a balloon flight over Bagan (optional—surcharge applies). After lunch, continue downstream to the village of Tan Kyi.
Reach the mountaintop by jeep and enjoy a sunset over the Bagan plains.
Salay, Magwe (B,L,D)
Visit Salay this morning and discover the Youqson Kyaung wooden monastery, colonial buildings and Bagan-era monuments such as Payathonzu and the Shinpinsarkyo Paya. Back to the ship for lunch and continue south to Magwe. In the late afternoon visit Myat Than Lun Paya, a 1929 built pagoda.
Today continue downstream to Thayetmyo. Explore the town, visiting the local market, the oldest golf course of Myanmar, as well as several colonial homes constructed during the British colonisation of Burma.
Prome (Pyay) (B,L,D)
Arrive early morning in Prome (Pyay) and drive to Thayekhittaya, an ancient Pyu city that ruled the area between the 5th and the 9th century AD. Visit the Shwesandaw Pagoda complex, and the Wunchataung Paya (Apology Mountain Pagoda) a
fabulous vantage point of the Shwesandaw Pagoda and surrounding mountains.
Prome (Pyay), Yangon (B,L,D)
After breakfast, transfer by coach from Prome to Yangon to the Chatrium Hotel. Upon arrival in Yangon, the afternoon is at your leisure. This evening enjoy dinner at the hotel.
After breakfast, visit Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, home to a 70-meter long reclining Buddha and stop by Kyaukhtatgy. Next explore Kandawagyi Park, one of central Yangon’s greenest spots. Following a lunch of Burmese cuisine, enjoy a tour of downtown.
Travel streets lined with faded colonial buildings, past historic landmarks, to Sule Paya and continue through Chinatown to Bogyoke Market and finally, the Shwedagon Pagoda.
Yangon — Bangkok — Australia (B,L)
Today is at your leisure before being transferred to Yangon airport for your flight to Australia with Thai Airways.
Cruiseco, a consortium of over 200 cruise-specialist travel agents, has over 13 years of professional knowledge, experience and commitment to the cruising industry worldwide. On the back of this continued success, Cruiseco has launched two custom built riverboats to service the increasing number of cruisers keen to discover “Authentic Asia".
Cruiseco Adventurer, launched in 2007, was built in the style of a colonial riverboat but with modern luxurious touches. Hand finished by traditional craftsmen and able to travel where other craft can’t. The Cruiseco Adventurer carries no more than 60 passengers amid a relaxed ambience, premium accommodation, local entertainment, enticing cuisine featuring delicious local produce, attentively served by a delightful local crew who are dedicated to providing first class service.
Cruiseco Adventurer cruises the Mekong River, departing almost weekly to showcase the captivating array of culture, rituals and ruins. These unique Mekong cruise adventures will take you into the heart of Indochina to discover the ‘true’ Mekong and a special insight into this intriguing part of Asia.
The newest ship, Cruiseco Explorer, is custom built for Burmese waters and offers the ultimate luxury. The itineraries afford guests the ideal balance of spell-binding sightseeing and rejuvenating relaxation. The inaugural sailing on 21 October 2014 navigates the Irrawaddy, Upper Irrawaddy and Chindwin waters of Burma on an unforgettable 14 night cruise. The riverboat is restricted to just 56 guests and exudes a relaxed sophistication with a sundeck, bar & restaurant, spa, gym and lounge all available onboard for guests. Entertainment, however, is not limited to the ship’s facilities, with evenings on board including skilful demonstrations by local performers.