Sunday, September 1, 2013

River Cruises from Mandalay to Bagan and Mingun

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Slow ferry from Mandalay to Bagan

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Boats leave at Gawwein jetty at the end of 35th street, some at Shwe Kyet Yet jetty:

From Mandalay to Bagan with Irrawaddy Princess II, : 2 days one night. Monday start at Shwekyetyet Jetty at 9 am. You visit Yandabo Village (terracotta production and Shwetantit and arrive at Bagan around noon. The other way, from Bagan to Mandalay, start on Thursdays, 3 days and 2 nights.

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Irrawaddy Princess

From Mandalay to Bagan with Malikha River Cruise: Starts at 7am and arrives 15.30 pm. Not daily. Tickets in most of the hotels and at the office at Gawein Jetty. See video on

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Malikha 2

From Mandalay to Bagan with RV Shwe Keinnery: Daily, departs 7 am at Gawwein jetty, arrives at 5 pm. Tickets in most of the hotels and at the office at Gawein Jetty. This trip is described by As time goes by.

From Mandalay to Bagan with RV Mahaythi: Until November 30: Every Saturday and Wednesday, leaving 7 am, arriving 5.30 pm; 50 USD. From June 1 till November 31: Daily, 07.00 am till 5.30 pm; 45 USD. Book here. More about RV Mahaythi.

From Mandalay to Bagan with Pandaw: Two-nights-cruise, departure Sunday at 12 am, Gawein Jetty, up to Mingun, stay during the night, Monday downstream, visit Sagaing, stop at Yandabo village (pot making), overnight near the village of Shwe Nann Tint, Tuesday downstream to Bagan, checkout around 9.30 am in Bagan. Book here.

Government Ferry Mandalay-Bagan: Offered by IWT (Inland Water Transport). The price is 15 USD. On Saturday or Sunday and Wednesday. Leaves Mandalay at 5.30 am, arrives in Bagan at 5.30 pm. You can buy tickets at the pier. As seat you get a plastic chair.
Government Ferry Mandalay-Bhamo: The prise is 12 USD.
Government Ferry Mandalay-Katha: The price is 9 USD.
See alle the ferry routes by IWT. In Mandalay you find the IWT office on 35th Street, a few hundred metres from the river.

Boat to Mingun: Government-run ferry departs daily at 9am and returns at 1pm. return ticket fare K5000 sold at the small office at the pier. It takes about one hour there and 45 minutes back, giving you three hours to disvover Mingun. You can no longer climb the Mingun Paya. But you can see the world's largest bell and Hsinbyume Paya, a white pagoda.

Read more:
Mandalay Impressions
Mandalay Hotel Picks: Reviews by guests
Mandalay Restaurant Picks: Reviews by guests
Get around in Mandalay by Taxi
Amarapura - the City of Immortality and U Bein Bridge: A day trip from Mandalay
River Cruises from Mandalay to Bagan and Mingun
From Mandakay by train to Gokteik and one of the longest viaducts of the world across a canyon

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