Ayeyarwady River and Mandalay with RV InnwaSein Pankhone, Mingun
A replica of RV Mingun, RV Inwa was refitted in 2013 to travel along the Irrawaddy River. RV Inwa also features 4 cabins, offering the same quality facilities and stellar service as its twin sister ship.
Important Facts about RV Mingun/ RV Inwa:
* Sailing along the vibrant waterways of Irrawaddy, fascinating scenes from Mandalay to Mingun and Sagaing Hills at Sunset
* A Unique boat with a boutique touch Free, only 4 cabins on board and comfortable bedrooms with private bathroom
* Free flow for all drinks at the bar and meals on board
* An exclusive private Barbeque Sand Bank Dinner
* A confidential beach river barbecue dinner
* An early visit of Mingun before tourists arrive from Mandalay
* The option to visit dolphins in the upper Irrawaddy
DAY 1 >MANDALAY-SEIN PANKHONE – (Dinner)
At 14:00, Check in onboard at Mandalay Port, enjoy welcome drinks and settle into your cabin. Around 14:15 departure to Sein Pankhone, a typical Myanmar village, for approximately 4 hours of navigation. While cruising along the fascinating scenes of Irrawaddy, enjoy the river sunset from the sundeck.
Dinner and overnight onboard near Sein Pankhone.
DAY 2> SEIN PANKHONE – MINGUN – (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Breakfast will be served on the sundeck between 07:00 and 08:00, before the visit on foot of this village of farmers and fishermen. Enjoy fine Myanmar cuisine for lunch while sailing on this protected area of the river, home of the Irrawaddy Dolphin, in direction of Mingun. Arrival around 17:00 and overnight onboard in front of Mingun.
DAY 3> MINGUN – AVA – (Breakfast, Lunch, BBQ Dinner)
After Breakfast, departure to Mingun to be the first on site. Visit Pondawphaya, Settawya, Mantaragyi Pagodas and the legendary Mingun Bell (weight about 90 tons). This bell is considered to be the largest intact ringing bell in the world. Visit King Bodawpaya unfinished Pagoda, the « Mingun Pahtodawgyi », the highest in the world if this project had not been halted of King’s deep superstitions. Around 11:00, back onboard and sail towards Ava. Lunch during navigation before reaching the foot of Sagaing hills, home of nearly 200 monasteries. Around 15:00, visit the Island of Ava by horse carriage, including stops at famous Bagaya Kyaung & Me Nu Oak Kyaung Monasteries. After the day’s visits, navigate upstream to Sagaing for an exclusive BBQ Dinner on a Sand Beach, facing the hilltops dotted with white and gold pagodas.
DAY 4>MANDALAY (Disembark) – (Breakfast)
Breakfast on board, cruise back to Mandalay and disembark at 10:00am. Depending on customers’ program, time and jetty can be adjustable.(Disembarking earlier in Sagaing is recommended if customers need to catch a flight).
RV Innwa Departure every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.