Silversea Luxury Cruises À YANGON

Silversea Luxury Cruises - Yangon, Myanmar
Silversea Luxury Cruises - Yangon, Myanmar
Silversea Luxury Cruises - Yangon, Myanmar
Silversea Luxury Cruises - Yangon, Myanmar
Silversea Luxury Cruises - Yangon, Myanmar
Silversea Luxury Cruises - Yangon, Myanmar
Silversea Luxury Cruises - Yangon, Myanmar
Silversea Luxury Cruises - Yangon, Myanmar

Glorious temples, monuments and pagodas glint in the sunshine of Yangon, rising from a sea of lush greenery. Although it’s no longer Myanmar’s capital - since 2006 - the city remains the country’s largest and most culturally alluring. Having fallen under British control, it is littered with colonial architecture, in amongst the chaotic and colour-stacked streets. View more

The day starts early here - with tea in one of the many inviting tea shops, fit in like a local by sipping a laphet yay – Burmese tea of black tea, and condensed milk. Explore the bustling streets, which are alive with energy, before heading to Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon’s best-known sight, and a glorious golden wonder arising from a sea of palm trees. The Buddhist pagoda is almost 100 metres tall and its glinting dome is crusted with a dazzling display of 5,000 diamonds and 2,000 rubies. Locals claim it was built 2,600 years ago – which would make it the oldest pagoda in the world, but scientists date it to the 6th century. Regardless of the true age, it’s an unforgettable sight, and an astonishing golden vision. One way to throw yourself into the deep end of authentic Yangon life is by jumping aboard the Yangon Circular train – which was built by the British in 1954. The rickety train takes you on a three-hour round tour of the city, offering a real insight into local life, as you travel amongst kind-hearted locals. See merchants coming aboard to sell vegetable, eggs and jewellery, as the city rolls past the windows. Escape the bustle at Inya Lake, which offers a little tranquillity, with paths for strolling amid the palm trees, floral displays and ferris wheel.

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Excursions depuis YANGON

Bago - Mon Kingdom Capital

Meet your guide on the pier and board the coach for the drive northeast of Yangon to the port city of Bago, a storehouse of Burmese culture. The city was established in 1369 by King Byinnya and experienced its Golden Age between 1385 and 1635. When the Pegu River changed its course, the city was cut off from the sea and gradually lost its importance. The Mon Kingdom was powerful in Myanmar from the 9th to the 11th and from the 13th to the 16th century and for a brief period in the mid-18th century.


During your two-hour and a half drive to Bago, the coach stops to allow you to stretch your legs and take in some noted sights.


World War II Cemetery

Htaukkyant World War II Cemetery, also called the British War Cemetery, is one of the biggest cemeteries in Myanmar. Located in the town of Bago, it has the graves of some 27,000 Allied troops killed in the World War II campaign in Burma.


In the Htaukkyant World War II Cemetery is Today the Imperial War Graves Commission maintains the grounds. The neatness of the manicured grass and well-planted flowering shrubs seems to set the cemetery apart from the rest of Myanmar. It is a place for contemplation, to discover silence and solitude.


Venture into southern Myanmar to explore the once capital of the Mon Kingdom, Pegu, now Bago, on this full-day excursion, with lunch of local fare.


Kyakhatwine Monastery

Next, a special visit to the Kyakhatwine Monastery has been arranged on your behalf. This is southern Myanmar's largest abbey and is a sight to behold. Here, you are invited to observe the resident monks partake of their final meal of the day in total silence.


Kanbawzathadi Palace

The original site of Hanthawady, which surrounded a former Mon place, was excavated just south of the huge shwemawdaw Paya in Myanmar Bago. Walled in the Mon style, the square city measured 1.8 km along each side and has 20 gates. The palace compound in the centre, known as Kanbawzathadi, housed Myanmar King Bayinnaung from 1553 to 1599 and covered 82 hectares. About 26 hectares of this area have been excavated. The small, well stocked, octagon shaped museum displays Mon, Siamese and Myanmar Bagan style buddhas; clay tobacco pipes; glazed tiles and pots; bronze weights and scales; pieces of the original teak stockade; and weaponry.


Take a break from sightseeing and enjoy Asian cuisine at a Local Restaurant.


Shwethalyaung Buddha

After lunch, continue your sightseeing program with a visit to Bag o's most famous site - the huge reclining Buddha. At 165 feet (50 metres) long and 48 feet (14.6 metres) high, it is reputed to be the largest as well as the most lifelike of all reclining Buddhas.

Originally built in 994 AD, it deteriorated and was lost in a jungle overgrowth. Only in the 1880s British era were the remains rediscovered during the construction of the railway line. Restoration began in 1881 and today a sturdy iron shed houses the colossal image. The walkway up to the viewing platform is crowded with souvenir and handicraft stalls.

Bicycle Adventure through Local Villages

Explore the heart of local life in Myanmar in an invigorating new way during this picturesque, half-day bicycle adventure.


Yangon, Countryside, Old City of Thalyin, First Catholic Church of Myanmar

Depart the pier for the scenic drive to a countryside road, the drop-off point for your biking adventure. After receiving your safety and riding instructions and helmet, begin your guided bicycle tour. Along the way, pass by animal farms. Yangon ( depends on sometime we can see milk production sometime not). From here, your bicycle route continues on to the Old Town of Thalyin. Located on the banks of the Yangon River, it was a major shipping port until displaced by Yangon in 1755. Entering from the backstreets, a stop is made at the First Catholic Church in Myanmar, built in 1749. Inside the old brick walls of the church is the tomb of Phillip Di Brito, the Portuguese adventurer and mercenary involved in the construction of the church. Thalyin was also the first place in Myanmar to receive Christian missionaries.


Thalyin Oil Refinery, Colonial Houses, Scenic Lake, Central Market, Goldsmith, Backstreets

Next, resume your guided bicycle journey past the Thalyin Oil Refinery, founded in 1925, along with some lovely Colonial houses and a scenic lake. From here, ride past the Central Market, and quiet residential houses and backstreets of Thalyin, a visit a family-owned goldsmith workshop, Thalyin.


Thalyin Bike Club, Kyaik-khauk Paya Pagoda, Scenic Views over the Yangon River and City

After a comfort and refreshment stop at the Thalyin Bike Club, proceed to the Kyaik-khauk Paya Pagoda. Perched on a hilltop, this scaled-down Shwedagon offers spectacular panoramic views overlooking the Yangon River and Yangon City. Following your visit, ride back to the drop-off point and then re-board your coach for the scenic drive back to the pier.

City Sights by Omnibus & High Tea at The Strand Yangon

Take in the local sights of Yangon aboard an original Omnibus and savour High Tea on this afternoon half-day 'step back-in-time' tour.


Come ashore and meet your guide before climbing aboard a completely refurbished 1940s Omnibus. Originally brought to Myanmar during the Second World War as military service transport, these vehicles were rebuilt by Myanmar carpenters for public transportation use after the war. Today, three of them are still preserved with teak walls, curtains and upholstered chairs.


An hour's drive brings you to Yangon where your panoramic city drive begins. Listen as your guide points out local landmarks and watch as the locals go about their daily life.


Arrive at The Strand Yangon, originally opened in 1901 and considered the only luxury hotel in Rangoon, Burma. With interiors of polished teak, rattan furniture, chandeliers and black-lacquered ceiling fans, The Strand is truly the elegant colonial splendor of a bygone era.


A traditional Myanmar High Tea is served in this colonial wonder, relaxing with Sip tea and savour local treats.

Your tour concludes with the drive to your awaiting ship.

Cooking Experience with Myanmar Cuisine

See and taste Myanmar cuisine, from the market to home kitchen preparation, on this half-day exploration into the flavours of local Burmese cooking with lunch.


Myanmar's cuisine has been influenced by China, India, and Thailand. It is characterised by the extensive use of seafood in coastal cities, while meat and poultry are more commonly used in landlocked cities. Today you visit a typical market, see food being prepared in a family home, and then attend a chef's cooking demonstration where you sample the dishes afterwards.


Meet your guide on the pier and depart via coach on a 30-minute drive to a local market in Thalyin.


Market Visit

Walk past the many stands and feast your eyes on the exotic displays of fresh fish, vegetables, Indian and Myanmar spices, traditional foods, textiles and cosmetics, both for wholesale and retail. Fresh fish, vegetables, and spices will be selected for today's food preparation.


Myanmar Traditional Kitchen

Re-board the coach and head to a village home, where you are invited to watch lunch being prepared for the family. The typical Myanmar kitchen serves as an important hub of the home, where women of the household discuss family matters and relate gossip gathered at the market. All this is done while pounding chili, crushing onion, and deboning and filleting fish.


Cooking Demonstration

Re-board the coach for a 60-minute drive that brings you to an open kitchen set in a lovely garden, the site of the cooking demonstration. Here, a Myanmar executive chef explains about the various food items that were selected from the market and are prepared as part of your lunch menu. Then, if you wish, try your hand at cooking some of the dishes or just watch as the chef prepares lunch.


Afterwards, relax and enjoy this specially-prepared meal. Curries, coconut and peas are just some of the featured items in your multi-dish lunch sampler. Soft drinks, green tea or a bottle of beer are offered to help quench your thirst.


Your tour concludes with a 75-minute return drive to the pier.

Dinner & Cultural Show at Governor's Residence

See Yangon in lights on your panoramic evening drive to Governor's Residence. Dine poolside on Myanmar cuisine as you are treated to a performance of local dancers on this night out in the city.


Depart the pier via coach for a panoramic tour of Yangon on the way to Governor's Residence.


The coach then delivers you to Myanmar's finest boutique hotel, the Belmond Governor's Residence. Originally built in 1920 and formerly a state guest house, this stunning property is styled in true Myanmar tradition. Generous teak flooring and furnishings enhance the spacious rooms, and its tropical garden, shaded by ancient trees, lotus ponds, and a fan-shaped swimming pool is the setting for your dinner and entertainment this evening.


Before dinner, you are introduced to the longyi, brightly coloured cloth that is fashioned into traditional attire for Myanmar men and women. A demonstration teaches you how to wear this local garment.


Proceed to the gardens where dinner is served. During your Myanmar-style, set-menu meal, a local cultural show is offered to enhance the ambience, entertain you, and complete the evening.


After dinner, re-board your coach for the one-hour drive back to the pier.



Discover’s Yangon Heritage Secretariat & Burma Hero Museum

Learn more about the revolution in Burma and its infamous General Aung San on this half-day guided visit to the museum founded in his honour.


General Aung San was a Burmese revolutionary and founder of the modern Burmese army and is considered to be the father of modern day Myanmar. He was responsible for Burma's independence from British colonial rule. He was assassinated six months before independence. Many mysteries still surround his assassination.


Depart the pier for the 75-minute drive to the colonial Secretariat office, where General San and six cabinet ministers were assassinated there during the meeting


The Minister's Building Secretariat office

The Secretariat holds a unique place in Myanmar's history, being the location for some of the most important moments in its colonial, independence and post-independence history. Fully completed in 1905, The Secretariat was the centre of British colonial administration in Burma, and was the pre-eminent structure associated with the government during this period. The building was also the place where Myanmar's first steps towards independence happened. The diarchy (Legislative Council) was established at The Secretariat in 1923, giving Burma a limited measure of self-rule. It was the location where Burma formally separated from India in 1937, and where the largest anti-colonial student demonstration at the time occurred in 1938.


After the Second World War, independence negotiations began, and by 1947 an agreement had been reached with the then independence leader, General Aung San. On 19 July 1947, however, Aung San and eight other cabinet members were assassinated in the west range of The Secretariat, a murder that has since been commemorated every year on 'Martyrs' Day'. Independence from Britain was finally marked in the quadrangle of The Secretariat complex's main courtyard in 1948, a key event in Burmese and British history. It continued to be the centre of post-independence governmental administration until the capital was relocated from Yangon to Naypyidaw in 2005.


After the visit, you will proceed to the Generall Aung San Museum.



Generall Aung San Museum

The museum formally opened in March 2012 and focuses on the General's short adult life. The majority of the displays are located on the ground floor in the family, dining and living rooms. See photos of the General's youth, displays of his speeches, family photos and other personal mementos. The upper floors include the bedrooms and the library. Outside, there is a garden with a bronze statue of Aung San and the swimming pool.


Leaving the museum, head to the House of Memories Restaurant where refreshments are served. This 100-year-old colonial and historic Villa is categorised as a historical and national heritage property because the owner allowed the Burmese Independence Army (BIA) to open its Head Quarters during the fight for Independence.


Then, re-board the coach for the return drive to the pier.

Island Pagoda Discovery

This morning excursion will take you to the old port town of Thanlyin.


Thanlyin Morning Market

Your first stop will be at the morning market in Thanlyin. As you stroll through the morning market, you will delight in the fresh fragrances of fruits and flowers. Continuing on, you will be given a brief orientation before given the opportunity to ride a local horse cart. Merchants use these carts to transport goods in and out of the market.

Kyaikhmaw Wun Island Pagoda

Next, board a local boat to visit this island shrine perched on a tiny island in the middle of the river. Inside the temple are pictures of other famous pagodas from all over Myanmar.


On your drive back to the ship, a stop at a local village will provide a glimpse into the daily life of the country people.

Local Life by Trishaw in Dala Village

Experience a taste of local village life in Yangon during this picturesque and interactive, full-day excursion to Dala Village.


Yangon, Nanthida Jetty, Ferry-Ride, Yangon River, and Dala Village

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 75-minute drive to Yangon. Upon arrival at the Nanthida Jetty, embark a ferry for the short ride across the Yangon River en route to Dala Village. Upon reaching Dala, discover a taste of local life during a colourful, fun-filled tour of the village via local trishaw.


Dala Village, Trishaw-Ride, Fresh Markets, Friendly Locals, and Shwe Sayan Pagoda

Dala's dusty roads and cheerful villages offer a more serene contrast to the bustling streets of Yangon. Whilst riding the trishaw through the streets of the village, cows, chickens and goats may very well cross your path. Visit a market selling fresh produce and enjoy local life. After visiting the village and market, proceed to the Shwe Sayan Pagoda. The centrepiece of this temple is a mummified monk who had lived here around 150 years ago, and is interred in a glass case.


Ferry-Ride, Yangon River, Nanthida Jetty, Refreshments, and Yangon

Following your visit, embark a ferry for the short ride back across the Yangon River to the Nanthida Jetty. Upon arrival, disembark the ferry, re-board your coach and proceed for a refreshment stop at a local restaurant. Afterward, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 45-minute drive back to the pier.

Local Life in Thanlyin Village

Experience Myanmar's traditional ways of life during this delightful, half-day excursion to Thanlyin.


Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to the old trading port of Thanlyin. A major port and important trading centre from the 14th -18th centuries, Thanlyin displaced by Yangon in 1755 following hea vy damage sustained during the Mon revolt. During the 17th century, the area was briefly controll ed by the Portuguese adventurer, de Brito. Ruins of some of the once glorious structures may be seen, while others have been preserved for your enjoyment.


Kyaik-Khauk Pagoda


The Kyaik Khauk Paya is a beautiful impressive pagoda in the same style as the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. The pagoda is believed to have been built more than 2,000 years ago, after which it has been enlarged and renovated many times. The base of the pagoda is surrounded by many small golden stupas.


Monastery visit and Thanlyin Morning Market


Your first stop is at one of the Monastery. During your visit, learn about the daily life of Buddhist monks. Afterward, proceed to the Thanlyin Morning Market. As you stroll through the vendors' shops and stalls, the fresh fragrances of fruits and flowers fills the air.



Trishaw Ride and Small Village Visit


Next, board a trishaw and head to a small village. Here, some free time is made to stroll the village's shaded streets, chat with friendly residents and observe the local village life. Following a refreshment stop at a local restaurant, receive before re-boarding your coach and commencing the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.


Meditation Experience Tour

Explore the history and principles of Buddhist meditation during this spiritual, half-day monastery excursion.


Buddhist Missionary University and Ka Lay Wa Monastery

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to the Buddhist Missionary University. Upon arrival, take a guided tour of the university, then re-board your coach and continue on to one of monastery , where around 300/500 monks live and study. During your visit, you can observe the monks eating a meal in total silence.


One of mediation learning monastery

Next, re-board your coach and proceed to one of mediation learning Monastery. The meditation centre for the study and practice of the Satipatthana Vipassana process, which was taught by the Lord Buddha in India approximately 2,500 years ago. The monastery functions mainly as a meditation center, but is also a monastery with resident monks (meditation teachers) and nuns, and admits foreign and Myanmar meditators alike.


Shin Pyu Novitiation Ceremony

Experience a traditional Buddhist Novitiation ceremony during this fascinating, half-day excursion to Yangon.


Kalaywa Monastery

The Kalawan Monastery is a holy learning centre perched on the second-highest hill in Yangon. The monks here spend their lives studying and practising the teachings of Buddha, but before doing so they must undergo a Novitiation, or 'Shin-Pyu' ceremony. This important event reflects Buddha's own journey, as he renounced his life as a prince in his search for enlightenment.


Novitiation Ceremony

Watching the ceremony, notice that the young boys, or novices, are dressed in glittering clothes and make-up to look like princes. Followed by their families and friends, the novices are lead in a long procession around the monastery, and accompanied by an orchestra, traditional dancers and folk music.


As a special guest at this revered event, you can participate by offering the newly-appointed novices useful items such as robes and soap for their stay at the Kalaywa Monastery. This unforgettable experience affords you the rare opportunity to be a part of one of the most joyous and auspicious ceremonies in a young Buddhist's life. Following your visit, re-board the coach and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.

Shwedagon Pagoda Tour

Discover the world-renowned Shwedagon Pagoda and other historic landmarks during this panoramic, half-day sightseeing excursion to Yangon.


Yangon andShwedagon Pagoda

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 60-90-minute drive to Yangon, a city filled with ancient palaces, golden pagodas and the largest number of Colonial buildings in Southeast Asia. Upon arrival, your visit begins with a guided walking tour of the world-renowned Shwedagon Pagoda. This pagoda is over 2600 years old and its spire soars to a height of 326 feet (about 99 metres). Glistening gold plates adorn this structure, whose dome is topped with over 6,500 diamonds, rubies and other precious stones. This stunning stupa attracts pilgrims from all over the world.



Yangon City, MahaBandoola Park and Independence Monument


Next, your tour continues with a panoramic drive into downtown Yangon. Notable landmarks here include the magnificent City Hall and MahaBandoola Park. The park is located in front of Sule Pagoda, a Mon-dynasty landmark.In the centre of the park stands the 150-foot (about 45.7-metre) Independence Monument. Honouring a Burmese general of the first Anglo-Burmese War, the obelisk is surrounded by five pillars, representing the harmony of Burma with its five former semi-autonomous states. After a photo stop here, re-board your coach and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.

Shwedagon by Candle Light

An impressive landmark by day, Shwedagon becomes a stunning vision by night as the ancient, jewel-encrusted stupa is illuminated with light. Explore the temple, home to major Buddhist relics on this evening tour.


Depart the pier via coach for the one-hour drive into the city where you will see some of the major attractions on your way to the temple.


Shwedagon Pagoda by Night

The 2,500-year-old Shwedagon dominates the city from its hillside location and attracts tens of thousands of pilgrims each year. This amazing site exudes a unique atmosphere, both serene and exciting. Rising 300 feet to its blazing crest, this spiritual center is covered with 60 tons of gold leaf, gold and silver bells, rubies, sapphires and topaz. The meticulously maintained pagoda was built to house eight sacred hairs of the Buddha.


Follow your guide up the escalator to the temple on the third level. During a walking tour of approximately one hour you will learn about the history and significance of this impressive complex. Before the journey is over enjoy participating in the candle lighting ceremony.


Then, board your coach for the return transfer to the pier in Thilawa.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Full Day)

Explore Yangon which is a one hour drive from the port at your leisure during your full-day (8-hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own city sightseeing itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your driver and English speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Half Day)

Explore Yangon which is a one hour drive from the port at your leisure during your half-day (6-hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own city sightseeing itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your driver and English speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Full Day)

Explore Yangon which is a one hour drive from the port at your leisure during your full-day (8-hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own city sightseeing itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your driver and English speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Half Day)

Explore Yangon which is a one hour drive from the port at your leisure during your half-day (6-hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own city sightseeing itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your driver and English speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

The Art of Balancing – Yoga in Myanmar

Discover the art of balancing your daily lifestyle by maintaining an inner-peace in your body, mind and soul during this rejuvenating, half-day yoga excursion to Yangon.


Yangon, Scenic Drive to Yangon City, Kandawgyi Park and Lake, Shwedagon Pagoda

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 60-minute-90-minute drive to the heart of Yangon City. Upon arrival, head to Kandawgyi Park, an urban oasis located on Kandawgyi Lake. One of two major lakes in Yangon, the park is nestled in the foreground of the amazing Shwedagon Pagoda.


About the Practice of Yoga

Due to its multicultural history, Myanmar is home to many ancient spiritual practices, including yoga. Yoga is a combination of physical and mental landscape through spiritual practices originating in ancient India. Practicing yoga brings balance to your daily lifestyle by maintaining an inner-peace in your body, mind and soul. In turn, this helps you to be stronger, more confident, and efficient in your personal life and career, enhance your abilities and bring out the best in yourself.


Participating in Your Beginner's Yoga Class

Upon arrival at the park, meet your instructor and start your beginner's yoga class. This class introduces the fundamental principles of alignment and breathing in a flow of postures linked together by the breath. You are introduced to yoga posture through step-by-step verbal description and demonstration in English. Emphasis is placed on your understanding, safety and stability within each pose. Gradually, these poses are linked together into a gentle, flowing sequence. If you have never tried yoga before, this tour represents a unique opportunity to explore this ancient practice in Myanmar.


Breakfast Served al Fresco with Panoramic Views of Kandawgyi Lake

Following your yoga class, proceed for an authentic, Myanmar-styled breakfast at the lakeside restaurant's deck, which is shaded by an old growth cocobin tree and offers spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding Kandawgyi Lake. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 60-minute-90-minute drive back to the pier.

Yangon Excelsior Puppet Experience

Explore the rich art culture of Myanmar during this unique, half-day excursion to Yangon for a traditional Burmese puppet show and puppeteering demonstration.


Yangon, Yangon Excelsior Hotel, Myanmar Puppet Show with Singing

Depart the pier with your guide for the scenic, approximately 75-minute drive to the Yangon Excelsior, an elegant, 5-star hotel in downtown Yangon. Upon arrival, proceed for a cocktail and traditional Myanmar puppet show conducted by creative director and puppet-master Mr. Khin Maung Htwe, owner of the Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppetry Home. Throughout the show, almost every scene delivers a message together with the character's personality ranging from ancient myths, culture or daily events. Singing artists bring the expression to the audience through their vocals by highlighting the atmosphere, or emphasizing the character's personality.


About Burmese Puppets and Puppet Shows

Mr. Htwe says, "Although I'm sure it originated from over 600 years of ancient culture; we have discovered that wooden puppets were a major form of entertainment for Burmese royals ever since the 15th century." Traditional Burmese puppet shows have 28 main characters ranging from gods, animals, monsters and royals. Puppets are carved from wood, and polished before sanded and painted with various natural cements. Each puppet is usually made from 17-19 pieces of wood, and moved by 11 strings. Due to their strong spiritual roots in Myanmar, some locals believe that puppets have spirits. Thus, when designing and shaping the characters, the master focused on the puppet's soul and liveness instead of the outside appearance.

Yangon Full Day Exploration

For a more complete visit of fascinating Yangon, you may want to consider taking this full-day tour that includes lunch at the legendary Strand Hotel.


Begin your tour with the one-hour drive from the port into the city, where the tour shows you some of the major attractions:


Shwedagon Pagoda

The 2,500-year-old Shwedagon dominates the city from its hillside location and attracts tens of thousands of pilgrims each year. This amazing site exudes a unique atmosphere, both serene and exciting. Rising 300 feet (91 metres)to its blazing crest, this spiritual center is covered with 60 tons (54431 kg) of gold leaf, gold and silver bells, rubies, sapphires and topaz. The meticulously maintained pagoda was built to house eight sacred hairs of the Buddha.


Follow your guide up the escalator to the temple on to up level. During a walking tour of approximately one hour you will learn about the history and significance of this impressive complex.


Chaukhtat Gyi Pagoda

See the enormous statue of a reclining Buddha almost as large as the one in Bago. The image is housed in a large metal-roofed shed a short distance from the Shwedagon Pagoda. It is not as famous as the Bago statue, but for those not going to Bago, the colossal Chaukhtatgyi should not be missed.


Maha Bandoola Park

Now admire a monument of a different kind with a visit to Maha Bandoola Park. In the center of the park stands the 150-foot (45 metres) Independence Monument. Honoring a Burmese general of the first Anglo-Burmese War, the obelisk is surrounded by five pillars, representing the harmony of Burma with its five former semi-autonomous states.


Lunch at the Strand

Enjoy a set menu of excellent Myanmar cuisine, for which the Strand is renowned in the city. The hotel was constructed by the Sarkies brothers of Raffles and Oriental fame in 1896 and became one of the fabulous outposts in the British empire. During World War II, the hotel was closed and later nationalized. In the 1990s, an extensive renovation project by a Dutch-Indonesian consortium restored the grand dame to her original splendor and spirit. Lunch at the Strand will be among the highlights of your tour.


National Museum

After lunch, proceed to the nearby National Museum, housed in the former Bank of India building. Many exhibits feature memorabilia of the last two kings of Burma. Some of the items are richly decorated with rubies, diamonds and other precious stones. The pride of the museum is the 24-foot-tall (7 metres) gilded Lion Throne from the royal palace at Mandalay. The museum also contains a collection of statues, carvings, Buddha images, paintings, costumes and crafts.


Bogyoke Market

Sometimes called by its British name, Scott Market, the 70-year-old market has the largest selection of Burmese handicrafts found under one roof. Time is allowed for browsing in this fascinating market.

Yangon walking tour and Free time in Scott Market

Explore the legacy of Yangon through its abundant historic landmarks during this scenic, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Downtown Yangon and Historic Landmarks

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 60-90-minute drive to Yangon, a city filled with ancient palaces, golden pagodas and the largest number of Colonial buildings in Southeast Asia. Upon arrival in Downtown Yangon, begin your guided walking tour. Pass by historic landmarks that include the Inland Water Transport Building, Secretariat Building, The Strand Hotel, massive Yangon High Court Building (outside visit) and more.


Bogyoke Aung San Market

Next, re-board your coach and proceed to the Bogyoke Aung San Market. Formerly known as the 'Scott Market', the Bogyoke Aung San Market is a sprawling,70-year-old market featuring more than 2,000 stalls, and the largest selection of Myanmar handicrafts in a single location. Some free time is made available to browse the stalls and haggle alongside local shoppers for souvenirs, lacquerware, puppets, woodcarvings, clothing, fabrics, artwork, jewellery, and Burmese jade, rubies and other precious stones.

Programmes d’excursions à terre depuis YANGON

SUPPLEMENTAL HOT AIR BALLOON EXCURSION - Temples & Pagodas of Bagan

Witness the sunrise over Bagan with a hot air balloon ride that begins before dawn.


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Departure: From Yangon

Duration: 2.5 Days /2 Night

Re-join ship: In Yangon

Reserve: A minimum of 90 days prior to sailing

The optional balloon ride will be done on the 30th November (departure from the hotel at 5am)


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Departure: From Yangon

Duration: 3.5 Days /3 Night

Re-join ship: In Yangon

Reserve: A minimum of 90 days prior to sailing

The optional balloon ride will be done on the 30th November (departure from the hotel at 5am)



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Departure: From Yangon

Duration: 2.5 Days /2 Night

Re-join ship: In Yangon

Reserve: A minimum of 90 days prior to sailing

The optional balloon ride will be done in the morning on the 5th March (departure from the hotel at 5am)


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Departure: From Yangon

Duration: 3.5 Days /3 Night

Re-join ship: In Yangon

Reserve: A minimum of 90 days prior to sailing

The optional balloon ride will be done in the morning on the 5th March(departure from the hotel at 5am)


This Silver Shore Mid-Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to the sail date. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis, and the programme price is subject to change. Payment in full is due at time of final payment. Bookings made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Silversea.


All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason within 90 days of sailing, and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme. Tickets are available in limited quantities, and participation cannot be guaranteed for those guests not booking well in advance. Cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, 90 - 0 days prior to the initial sailing date: 100% of the programme fare per person is due.

Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Magnificent Inle Lake

In central Myanmar, on the Irrawaddy River, lies Bagan. It is one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in Southeast Asia and ranks on par with such awe-inspiring monuments as Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Borobudur in Java. Once the capital of the first unified empire of Anawrahta and founded in 849A, Bagan is the famous for its more than 3000 religious monuments, ancient pagodas, temples and other religious buildings in its surrounds. These buildings, many of them in ruins today, constitute one of the architectural wonders of the world.


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Departure: From Yangon on the 7th December

Duration: 1.5 Days /1 Night

Re-join ship: In Yangon on the 8th December

Reserve: A minimum of 90 days prior to sailing


This Silver Shore Mid-Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to the sail date. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis, and the programme price is subject to change. Payment-in-full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. Booking made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason within 90 days of sailing, and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme. Tickets are available in limited quantities, and participation cannot be guaranteed for those guests not booking well in advance. Cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, 90 - 0 days prior to the initial sailing date: 100% of the programme fare per person is due.


OPTIONAL: Balloon ride onthe 8th December is optional and not included in the overland price. Guests may purchase it at the time of booking. Space on the ride is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment. Payment in full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. This programme is non-refundable if cancelled within 90 days of sailing.

Operation of the balloon ride is dependent upon weather conditions.


Journey to unbelievable Bagan, where over 3,000 stupas sprawl across a vast plain. Burma's ancient capital is one of the world's greatest archaeological treasures, awe-inspiring at dusk or dawn. Visit the Shwezigon Pagoda, the greatest temple of King Anawrahta's reign, and admire the temples that dot the horizon. Your night at the Aureum Resort and an optional balloon ride over the plains makes this a memorable overnight excursion.



DAY ONE - Yangon/Bagan

Disembark the ship very early in the morning (approximately 05.00) and meet your guide and driver. Travel by coach to Yangon's Airport where you check-in for your 80-90-minute scheduled flight to Bagan.


From here, proceed to the splendid Shwezigon Pagoda, a paragon in the perfection of its architectural design. This important shrine, and the main centre of pilgrimage in Bagan, derives its name from Jeyyabhumi, "Ground of Victory". Completed in the 12thcentury the pagoda is 160 feet (49 metres) in both its height and width (at its base). Its golden umbrella is surrounded by four small pagodas at the corners. Although situated on a flat plain, many say the pagoda appears to be standing on a hill.



Built in 1091 by King Kyanzittha, the temple is said to represent the endless wisdom of the Buddha. The central square has sides of 175 feet (53 metres) and rises in terraces to a height of 168 feet (51 metres) above the ground. Its architecture, stone sculpture, stucco, glazed plaques, terra cotta, wood carving, and artwork of blacksmith are all to be admired. One of the finest, largest and best-preserved of the Bagan temples, the Ananda suffered considerable damage in the earthquake of 1979 and in 1979 reconstruction took place.


After a photo stop to take in the stunning panorama of the Bagan temple site near Damayangyi Temple, lunch waits at the Bagan Viewing Tower.


After lunch, proceed to the nearby Aureum Palace Hotel for check-in. Enjoy approximately one hour of free time to relax, explore the hotel property and refresh for the afternoon.


Next, your guide takes you to a local village for a glimpse into the everyday-life of its residents. Conclude your afternoon of sightseeing with a short ride on a local horse cart to Hill lock near Temple back ground for sunset .

Your guide returns you to the hotel. Upon arrival, watch a Myanmar Longyi Demonstration in lobby, arranged exclusively for our guests. Listen as the guide explains how one wears a Myanmar Longyi. A Longyi is a sheet of cloth that is worn around the waist extending down to the feet and is held in place by folding the fabric over without tying a knot. Each guest is offered a Myanmar Longyi, with our complements. You may keep the Longyi and wear it to the Myanmar Royal dinner with Traditional Show that awaits you this evening at the hotel. Classical Myanma traditional performances are staged under a canopy of stars, while Myanmar customs and traditions are presented by leading academics of Myanmar history.

After dinner, retire for the evening. Accommodations are at the Aureum Palace Hotel - Bagan.


DAY TWO - Bagan/Yangon

OPTIONAL: Balloon ride at dawn. We strongly urge guests to book and confirm their participation for this activity as early as possible. This has become a very popular activity and last-minute reservations are extremely difficult. This activity is not included in your program, but can be reserved in advance. Understandably, the operation of the balloon is dependent on local weather conditions.



Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and check-out at the time advised by your guide. Then, return to the airport for your morning flight to Yangon. Flying time is generally 90 minutes. Upon arrival, your driver awaits to return you to the ship.



Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires an extensive amount of walking and climbing of many steps at most sites. Therefore, it is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Comfortable shoes and dressing in layers is recommended. A warm jacket or sweater is necessary this time of year. Dress code throughout the trip is casual with sturdy walking shoes. It is recommended to leave jewellery and valuables on board. The order of the itinerary may be amended due to flight schedule changes or other unforeseen factors. In case of flight changes, the tour sequence may be reversed or amended. Remember to bring your camera. There are baggage restrictions as follows: hand baggage gross weight is limited to 7 kg (15 lb.) and size is limited to 23*36*56 cm. One checked bag must be less than 23 kg (50 pounds). As Myanmar is an emerging destination, flexibility and a sense of adventure is necessary. This description is a general overview of the programme only and changes may be made if local conditions require or venues are closed.



Programme Includes:

· One-night stay at Aureum Palace Hotel (or similar) - Bagan.

· One breakfast, one lunch, one dinner (restaurant-served lunch and dinner include choice of one glass of local beer, house wine, soft drinks, water)

· Flights (Economy Class) - Yangon/Bagan return. At this time there is no upgrade to First or Business Class available as all seats are economy class.

· All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary



Not Included:

Any meals and drinks not specified above, charges incurred by the airlines for excess or overweight luggage, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, optional balloon ride and other personal items.




All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable within 90 days of sailing. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older. All Land Adventures are owned by independent contractors and Silversea makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for the services provided by these operators. Land Adventures may be modified by the operators at their sole discretion.

Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Temples & Pagodas of Bagan

In central Myanmar, on the Irrawaddy River, lies Bagan. It is one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in Southeast Asia and ranks on par with such awe-inspiring monuments as Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Borobudur in Java. Once the capital of the first unified empire of Anawrahta and founded in 849A, Bagan is the famous for its more than 3000 religious monuments, ancient pagodas, temples and other religious buildings in its surrounds. These buildings, many of them in ruins today, constitute one of the architectural wonders of the world.


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Departure: From Yangon on the 7th December

Duration: 1.5 Days /1 Night

Re-join ship: In Yangon on the 8th December

Reserve: A minimum of 90 days prior to sailing


This Silver Shore Mid-Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to the sail date. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis, and the programme price is subject to change. Payment-in-full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. Booking made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason within 90 days of sailing, and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme. Tickets are available in limited quantities, and participation cannot be guaranteed for those guests not booking well in advance. Cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, 90 - 0 days prior to the initial sailing date: 100% of the programme fare per person is due.


OPTIONAL: Balloon ride onthe 8th December is optional and not included in the overland price. Guests may purchase it at the time of booking. Space on the ride is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment. Payment in full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. This programme is non-refundable if cancelled within 90 days of sailing.

Operation of the balloon ride is dependent upon weather conditions.


Journey to unbelievable Bagan, where over 3,000 stupas sprawl across a vast plain. Burma's ancient capital is one of the world's greatest archaeological treasures, awe-inspiring at dusk or dawn. Visit the Shwezigon Pagoda, the greatest temple of King Anawrahta's reign, and admire the temples that dot the horizon. Your night at the Aureum Resort and an optional balloon ride over the plains makes this a memorable overnight excursion.



DAY ONE - Yangon/Bagan

Disembark the ship very early in the morning (approximately 05.00) and meet your guide and driver. Travel by coach to Yangon's Airport where you check-in for your 80-90-minute scheduled flight to Bagan.


From here, proceed to the splendid Shwezigon Pagoda, a paragon in the perfection of its architectural design. This important shrine, and the main centre of pilgrimage in Bagan, derives its name from Jeyyabhumi, "Ground of Victory". Completed in the 12thcentury the pagoda is 160 feet (49 metres) in both its height and width (at its base). Its golden umbrella is surrounded by four small pagodas at the corners. Although situated on a flat plain, many say the pagoda appears to be standing on a hill.



Built in 1091 by King Kyanzittha, the temple is said to represent the endless wisdom of the Buddha. The central square has sides of 175 feet (53 metres) and rises in terraces to a height of 168 feet (51 metres) above the ground. Its architecture, stone sculpture, stucco, glazed plaques, terra cotta, wood carving, and artwork of blacksmith are all to be admired. One of the finest, largest and best-preserved of the Bagan temples, the Ananda suffered considerable damage in the earthquake of 1979 and in 1979 reconstruction took place.


After a photo stop to take in the stunning panorama of the Bagan temple site near Damayangyi Temple, lunch waits at the Bagan Viewing Tower.


After lunch, proceed to the nearby Aureum Palace Hotel for check-in. Enjoy approximately one hour of free time to relax, explore the hotel property and refresh for the afternoon.


Next, your guide takes you to a local village for a glimpse into the everyday-life of its residents. Conclude your afternoon of sightseeing with a short ride on a local horse cart to Hill lock near Temple back ground for sunset .

Your guide returns you to the hotel. Upon arrival, watch a Myanmar Longyi Demonstration in lobby, arranged exclusively for our guests. Listen as the guide explains how one wears a Myanmar Longyi. A Longyi is a sheet of cloth that is worn around the waist extending down to the feet and is held in place by folding the fabric over without tying a knot. Each guest is offered a Myanmar Longyi, with our complements. You may keep the Longyi and wear it to the Myanmar Royal dinner with Traditional Show that awaits you this evening at the hotel. Classical Myanma traditional performances are staged under a canopy of stars, while Myanmar customs and traditions are presented by leading academics of Myanmar history.

After dinner, retire for the evening. Accommodations are at the Aureum Palace Hotel - Bagan.


DAY TWO - Bagan/Yangon

OPTIONAL: Balloon ride at dawn. We strongly urge guests to book and confirm their participation for this activity as early as possible. This has become a very popular activity and last-minute reservations are extremely difficult. This activity is not included in your program, but can be reserved in advance. Understandably, the operation of the balloon is dependent on local weather conditions.



Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and check-out at the time advised by your guide. Then, return to the airport for your morning flight to Yangon. Flying time is generally 90 minutes. Upon arrival, your driver awaits to return you to the ship.



Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires an extensive amount of walking and climbing of many steps at most sites. Therefore, it is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Comfortable shoes and dressing in layers is recommended. A warm jacket or sweater is necessary this time of year. Dress code throughout the trip is casual with sturdy walking shoes. It is recommended to leave jewellery and valuables on board. The order of the itinerary may be amended due to flight schedule changes or other unforeseen factors. In case of flight changes, the tour sequence may be reversed or amended. Remember to bring your camera. There are baggage restrictions as follows: hand baggage gross weight is limited to 7 kg (15 lb.) and size is limited to 23*36*56 cm. One checked bag must be less than 23 kg (50 pounds). As Myanmar is an emerging destination, flexibility and a sense of adventure is necessary. This description is a general overview of the programme only and changes may be made if local conditions require or venues are closed.



Programme Includes:

· One-night stay at Aureum Palace Hotel (or similar) - Bagan.

· One breakfast, one lunch, one dinner (restaurant-served lunch and dinner include choice of one glass of local beer, house wine, soft drinks, water)

· Flights (Economy Class) - Yangon/Bagan return. At this time there is no upgrade to First or Business Class available as all seats are economy class.

· All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary



Not Included:

Any meals and drinks not specified above, charges incurred by the airlines for excess or overweight luggage, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, optional balloon ride and other personal items.




All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable within 90 days of sailing. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older. All Land Adventures are owned by independent contractors and Silversea makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for the services provided by these operators. Land Adventures may be modified by the operators at their sole discretion.

Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Legendary Mandalay

Nothing quite compares with Myanmar's former capital, which still retains vestiges of its royal past. This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure provides the rare opportunity to visit the legendary city of Mandalay and see its remarkable sights.


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Departure: From Yangon on the 5th March at approx.5am

Duration: 2 days /1 Night

Re-join ship: In Yangon on the 6th March at approx. 8:30 pm

Reserve: A minimum of 90 days prior to sailing



IMPORTANT NOTE

This Silver Shore Mid-Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to the sail date. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis. Tickets are available in limited quantities, and participation cannot be guaranteed for those guests not booking well in advance. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, 90 - 0 days prior to the initial sailing date: 100% of the programme fare per person is due.


Payment in full is due at time of final payment. Bookings made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Silversea.


All Land Adventure fares are subject to change, and not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable, and non-refundable, within 90 days of sailing. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older. All Land Adventures are owned by independent contractors, and Silversea makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for the services provided by these operators. Land Adventures may be modified by the operators at their sole discretion.

VISA INFORMATION:

Silversea Cruises has arranged to obtain visas on arrival for all nationals debarking or transiting Myanmar as a port of call. Guests must have in their possession upon embarkation two passport style photos. This visa will be valid for group and independent travel within Myanmar. Your shipboard account will be charged the applicable visa fee imposed by Myanmar



LOCAL CURRENCY:


The local currency is the Burmese Kyat (MMK); however, US Dollars are well-accepted by most vendors; US dollars can be exchanged to local currency at the airport, hotel and money-changing booths. Local ATMs are available in some locations visited, and credit cards are accepted in larger shops and hotels (no shopping stops are planned during the program; guests may shop during their time at leisure).



Journey to legendary Mandalay, last capital of the Emperors of Myanmar. Mandalay was founded in 1857 as the capital by King Mindon and remained the capital city of the Konboung, Myanmar's last dynasty until it fell to British troops in 1885 and was moved to Yangon. Today, Mandalay, known as the centre of Myanmar culture, is the second largest city and famous for its monasteries, pagodas and temple, and the resource of Myanmar arts and architecture. The city is both a bustling commercial centre and a repository of a rich cultural heritage, with the remains of the old Royal City and its many ancient monasteries. Explore the past and present of this legendary city on your overnight adventure.



DAY ONE - Yangon/Mandalay

Disembark the ship very early this morning (approximately 5am) and meet your guide and driver. Travel by coach for about an hour to Yangon's Airport where you check-in for your 90-minute scheduled flight to Mandalay (flight Yangon -Mandalay 7am-825am)

Upon arrival to Mandalay Airport , en route to Mandalay on the way visit ,then cross the Irrawaddy en route to Sagaing Hill, the living center of Buddhism in Myanmar the pagoda sprinkled hills of Sagaing, an important religious and monastic center, home to some 554 monasteries and 6,000 monks and nuns.. Mandalay is the religious center of Myanmar and houses nearly 60% of the nation's monks .With its many monasteries, stupas and temples crowning the hills that run parallel to the river, as well as the sounds of pagoda bells and gongs ringing in the air, Sagaing embodies the country's deep religious devotion. You will have time to explore before visiting one of the monasteries which is home to many monks. In his lifetime, a Myanmar male is expected to spend some of his life serving as a Monk to learn the ways of Buddhism


After visit , Drive to Amarapura, the old capital and site of the first British embassy in Myanmar in 1795. See the U Bein's Bridge, built in 1782 when Amarpura was the Royal Capital. The .75-mile-long (1.2-kilometre-long) bridge was constructed by Major U Bein, using salvaged teak columns from the deconstruction of Ava Palace. An amazing attraction, it remains the longest teak span in the world.

Your next stop is to a traditional hand woven silk workshop. Myanmar silk is used mainly to make Cheitlongyis, special garments worn by both men and women.

Then, sit back and enjoy the panoramic drive to the Mandalay Hill Resort. After checking-in and enjoying lunch at the hotel, some free time if offered for you to freshen up and explore independently before regrouping at the appointed time.


Continue your exploration with a visit to the Golden Palace Monastery also known as the Shwenandaw Monastery. Famous for its intricate wood-carvings, this monastery is a fragile reminder of the old Mandalay Palace. Tour the Kuthodaw Pagoda, which houses the world's largest book. It has 730 leaves and 1460 pages; each page is 3.5 feet (107 centimetres) wide, five feet (153 centimetres) tall and five inches thick (13 centimetres) thick. Each page is made of marble and is placed upright on a stand of its own. Combined, the book's pages cover thirteen acres (5.25 hectare).

Return to the hotel and meet for dinner. Tonight's menu is a BBQ menu with a traditional dance. Enjoy dinner at the hotel's Garden. The dinner and show are not exclusive to Silversea.


Overnight accommodations are at the Mandalay Hill Resort- Mandalay


DAY TWO- Mandalay/Yangon

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and check-out at the time advised by your guide.

Drive to the jetty to join local boat trip on the Ayeyarwady River upriver from Mandalay to Mingun (11 Km, about one hour)enjoying the picturesque scenery of this river and the lifestyles of the local people , small longtail boats, bamboo rafts and ferries carry goods up and down the river. Arrive Mingun and start visit the Mingun Bell, Mingun Bell which weighs more than 87 tons and is more than 3.7 metres tall. This is the world's largest uncracked bell. Continue to the beautiful Hsinbyume (Ma Thein Tan) Pagoda, a white-washed temple built to resemble Mount Meru. And the unfinished Pagoda visit, sail back to Mandalay and Head out to experience the sights and sounds of Mandalay, including one of the most revered religious images in Myanmar - the Mahamuni Pagoda. Admire the beautiful gold leaf covered statues on display,


Transfer to hotel After checking out and enjoying lunch at your hotel.

On the way to airport, visit to Tapestry work shop and Time permitting, you can witness the process of beating gold leaf into wafer thin pieces.

Drive to the airport and check-in for your flight to Yangon, about 90 minutes in duration (flight Y5-506 Mandalay-Yangon 1740-19.00)

Your coach awaits your arrival at the Yangon Airport to return you to Thilawa Port, about an hour's drive away.


Please Note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires an extensive amount of walking and climbing of many steps at most sites. Therefore, it is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Anticipate hot and humid weather during the day. Comfortable shoes and dressing in layers is recommended. A warm jacket or sweater is necessary for evening/early morning. Dress code throughout the trip is modest casual, with easily slipped-on/off walking shoes. Shorts, miniskirts and sleeveless tops are not appropriate for temple visits. Shoes have to be removed when entering religious sites; bring a pair of socks for comfort. Restrooms at tourist sites are of local standard. Remember to bring a hat or scarf, sunglasses and your camera. Bring local currency for any purchases or personal expenses as credit cards generally are not accepted in Myanmar. It is recommended that you leave jewellery and valuables on board. The order of the itinerary may be amended due to flight schedule changes or other unforeseen factors. In case of flight changes, the tour sequence may be reversed or amended. There are baggage restrictions as follows: hand baggage gross weight is limited to 7 kg (15 lb.) and size is limited to 23*36*56 cm. One checked bag must be less than 23 kg (50 pounds). The Sedona Hotel is a four-star property and the best available on these dates. At least 25 guests are required to offer the show with dinner in Mandalay. As Myanmar is an emerging destination, flexibility and a sense of adventure is necessary. This description is a general overview of the programme only and changes may be made if local conditions require.



Program Includes:

· One-night stay at Mandalay Hill Resort(or similar) - Mandalay

· One breakfast, one lunch, one dinner with drinks included

· Flights (Economy Class) - Yangon/Mandalay return. At this time there is no upgrade to First or Business Class available as all seats are economy class.

· All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary



Not Included:

· Any meals and drinks not specified above, charges incurred by the airlines for excess or overweight luggage, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance and other personal items.

· Myanmar visa upon arrival in Yangon. This fee will be charged automatically to your ship account. personal items.

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