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Mandalay - Hsithe Village or Myitkangyi - Myadalay

( 2 Days 1 Night Cruise )

cruises 01Day 1 - Mandalay - Hsithe Village to Myitkangyi village (CBT) by MS. Hintha Cruise ( -/L/D)
After breakfast at your hotel. Depart Mandalay by boat upstream. Along the way enjoy the magnificent panorama of the mighty Ayeyarwady River and the life of the rural folks in their daily life on the river. As we sail north we shall pass the colossal unfinished Mingun pagoda and its brickwork Chinth (leogryphs)on the bank. The river is busy with motorized single decker native cargo boats, filled with people and goods, dotted with smaller fishing canoes. You will also meet smaller, open motorized boats that shuttle the local villagers from village to village. Lunch will be aboard. Take a siesta after lunch or just enjoy the passing scenery and as the sun sinks to the west birds will be coming home for the night. You will see both migratory (depends on the season) and endemic birds resting on the sandbars as the boat goes by. Arrive at your destination. Disembark and be welcomed by the village folks. Brief rest and good opportunities to see the sun going down behind the mountain ranges. BBQ dinner by the fireside. Rest for the night on the boat.

cruises 02Day 2 CBT village to Mandalay by MS Hintha boat ( B/L/-)
Rise and shine and breakfast on board. Discoveries in the village. See the simple village life. Back to the boat and we say farewell to the friendly villagers as we sail back down to Mandalay. Lunch on board. A short sightseeing trip at Mingun to see the unfinished Mingun Pagoda. Arrive Mandalay and back to hotel.


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Optional Tour - learn how to cast a fishing net coached by the village fishers. Accompany the village fishers as they go for fishing on the river ( 1 hour ). If you are lucky, you might see a practical demonstration of cooperative fishing between the fishers and the rare Ayeyarwady dolphins.

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