Wake up early in the morning to watch the river life on the Ayeyarwady before breakfast will be served.
After breakfast we say good-bye to our guests of the 4-day/3-night cruise. Today, we take our guests on a discovery of the most impressive pagodas of Mandalay during our morning tour. First, we visit the Kuthodaw Pagoda, which is known as the “the world’s largest book”. This pagoda comprises a gilded pagoda, hundreds of shrines housing inscribed marble slabs and several pavilions. We continue to the Mahamuni Pagoda, which is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Burma and houses the highly revered Buddha image in the country. Last but not least, the atmospheric Shwenandaw Monastery, which is the finest examples of traditional 19th century wooden monastery buildings. It used to be part of King Mindon’s Mandalay Royal Palace. From this elevated point we can have a fantastic look over the entire city of Mandalay. We return to the ship and have lunch while Anawrahta sets sail to the site of Mingun. Mingun showcases the monumental, unfinished stupa of King Bodawpaya. It has never been completed, due to an astrologer who stated: once the temple is completed, the king will die. On a relaxed walking tour, we reach the world’s biggest un-cracked bell, weighing 90 tons. Upon returning to the ship, our cruise manager will invite for High Tea with cocktails, sweats and treats. Anawrahta sails gently back to Mandalay and dinner is served in the restaurant. Afterwards the crew offers some farewell entertainment in the lounge before you can retrieve for your last night on board
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise