SOME of the world's best kept secrets are revealed as part of the inaugural exclusive “Monks, Temples and Pagodas” 2016 cruise tour of Myanmar just released by ecruising.travel, who is offering early booking bonuses.
Book by 28 February 2015 and receive a complimentary two night stopover at the Shangri La in Singapore including breakfast and a complimentary sunrise hot air balloon experience over Bagan.
This popular itinerary, which is already 50 percent sold, begins with flights from Australia to Singapore for two nights at the Shangri La hotel before flying to Yangon for two nights at the iconic Governor's Residence in Yangon.
From here you'll board the brand new RV Samatha chartered exclusively by ecruising.travel for a 14-night cruise from Yangon to Mandalay. Highlights of the journey include sailing into Bagan with its 2000 stupas poking through the tops of the jungle, chatting with local university students and watching men fish as you wander over the longest teak wood bridge in the world, listening to the peaceful chanting of monks, admiring the glistening Shwedagon Pagoda and watching locals go about their daily life at local markets.
There are a variety of excursions included with local and on-board guides, plus meals are designed on-board by celebrity chef Luke Nguyen along with two degustation dinners in the private dining room. Beverages are also complimentary throughout the cruise.
Other highlights of the voyage include a visit to Yangon's 99 metre-high Shwedagon Pagoda at sunset, a trishaw tour of Zalon, a horse-drawn cart ride of Inwa, a full day tour of Bagan Archaeological Zone and a full day tour of Mandalay.
Priced at $8099 the package also includes return economy air fares from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane (surcharges may apply from Adelaide and Perth) and covers the 14-nights cruising with excursions at various port calls, including the chance to ring the world's biggest uncracked bell at the Unfinished Pagoda.
The journey departs Australia on October 23, 2016, and is for sale until sold.
Numbers are strictly limited, for more information contact ecruising.travel on 1300 369 848 or visit http://www.ecruising.travel/Details.aspx?id=21901.