Early risers can participate in a yoga or meditation practice on
deck, while others can book a sunrise balloon ride over Bagan to
watch the pale golden light spread across this vast plain.
After breakfast we will visit the bustling Nyaung U local market.
The daily market is where the farmers meet to buy and sell a
variety of goods, ranging from fruit and vegetables to china and
lacquerware. Next, on to the great golden Shwezigon Pagoda. The
Shwezigon is said to contain important relics of the Gautama
Buddha, two bones and a copy of a tooth.
We will then return to the ship and start sailing upstream towards
Sagaing. Relax as we past villages set against a backdrop of soft
browns, rich tamarind trees with white and golden pagodas gracing
the distant hills. There is no better way to enjoy this riverine
picture than from the Kansi panorama lounge.
After lunch a variety of on board activities will be offered
including a longyi (sarong) and thanaka (cosmetic) demonstration, a
cooking class with the chef, cheroot and betel nut tasting and a
talk on Myanmar - covering the country's incredibly rich history,
more recent & controversial events and prospects for the
A delicious dinner will then follow.