Special Promotion

Transportation

Domestic Flight

There are four of airlines; Yangon Airways, Air Mandalay, Air Bagan and Myanmar Airways. The first three airlines are generated by private and the last one is operated by government.

Bus

Bus is more popular for local people, it is the first choice of local people because of cheaper than other transportation. Bus fare could be different from each other due to their services and type of car.

Private a/c car & Coach

Below type of car could be hired or reserved for tours;
3 seaters Saloon a/c Car
5 seaters Town-Ace a/c Car
10 seaters Hi-Ace a/c Car
18 – 24 seaters a/c Coach
32 – 45 seaters a/c Coach

Other Transportation

Horse-cart

In Bagan, Nyaung Shwe of Shan State and Pyin Oo Lwin of Mandalay, Different type of Horse-cart are still using for public transportation. Upon clients’ request, we could arrange sightseeing with horse-cart in Bagan and Pyin Oo Lwin of Mandalay.

Bullock-cart

People in villages are still using bullock-carts for transportation in multiple purposes today.

Trishaw
Bicycle
Rowing boat

Train

Railway lines in Myanmar are very narrow (only 1 meter) as British's days. When the train runs on railroad are very swaying from side to side. (stagger).Besides, Railways is always late. Steam engine is now running on the railway in Myanmar. Many of railway fans come to Myanmar for seeing the steam engine.

Taxi

Taxi with yellow sign-board and red color number have been widely using in Main City of Yangon and Mandalay. It is cheaper than private a/c car and price could be negotiated.

Malikha will provide a luxurious way to escape the stress of your daily life. We assure that the only service you will have is the pleasant kind.


Our "Malikha" cruises destinations and do some exploring today. Our ships are designed with a variety of features and intimate amenities to make you feel as convenient as home, while experiencing locals' routine and lives. Joining our "Malikha", set off from Mandalay, the famous historic city of Myanmar, and carried by Irrawaddy, the longest river in Myanmar. Take in the natural beauty of Irrawaddy, and explore the facinating scene of Mt.Sagaing, Pakokku, Myingyan, Bagan and other well-known cities. Travel from one exciting destination to the next in the comfort of exquisitely upholstered chairs and sofas, while you enjoy expansive views of the ever-changing scenery and while sipping your favourite beer or cold drinks.


We arrange chartered cruise upon request for Bhamo, Katha, Mingon and others.


Mandalay ~ Bagan

Along Irrawaddy River, we will pass through the following well-known citites and places like Yantabo Village. Then ....... We choose "RV Malikha 2 Cruise" for Mandalay-Bagan Route and details are as follow:

Specification

Dimension Main Engine
Length : 105' 9" Type : CUMMIN x 2NOS
Breadth : 16' 9" Capacity : 350 x 2 BHP
Draft : 6' 3" Service Speed : 16 knots
Seating Capacity Service Available on Board
129 Passengers TV, Air-Con, Bar Easy Chair on Sundeck

 

Flight Schedule

  ETD ETD
Mandalay ~ Bagan 07:00hrs 13:30hrs
Bagan ~ Mandalay 07:00hrs 14:00hrs

 

Jetty List

Mandalay Jetty Malikha Jetty (Gawwin Jetty)
Bagan Jetty Ayarwaddy Princess Jetty

 


Malikha River Cruise guests appreciate:

We will provide complementary of one mineral water, one fresh tower each for all passengers. Attentive personal service..
• Elegant, sofa-seated, fully air-conditioned lounge with the finest
• amenities
• Extensive beverage lists ( beer, soft drinks, etc )
• Beautifully appointed public areas with single-seating on sundeck
• Impressive two-story lobby
• Sight seeing at Yantabo Village (Traditional Pottery Industry)(1 Hr)


Safety on board

• Fire Protection
• Life Boat
• Life Jackets
• Medical Facilities
• Technical Inspections & Ship
• Licenses

The journey on Ayeyarwaddy (Irrawaddy) River lets you have a memorable experience. The river provides you an opportunity to see one of the most interesting areas in Myanmar onboard in the modern and comfortable ships. Each vessel has about hundred furnished seats in the main deck. Specious, well equipped observation and sundeck, a place to relax and having sunburn offer the spectacular views of historical monuments and the ways of local livings along the famous Irrawaddy River. Located at the upper deck, furnished dinning hall is another place to rest, relax and having delicious cuisine and drinks during the cruise. Between two ancient capitals, it stops at Myinmu and Pakkoku respectively able to join the passenger en-route.

Useful Information

ETD Mandalay (Gawwein Jetty) 07:00 hrs
ETA Bagan (Shwe Kunchar – Old Bagan) 17:30 hrs
ETD Bagan (Nyaung U Jetty) 05:30 hrs
ETA Mandalay (Gawwein Jetty) 18:30 hrs

Note: Arrival time may late depending on the permitted water level.

Myinmu

A fair town located at the west of Ayeyarwaddy river. Myinmu can also be reach by motor road, 39 miles south of Mandalay. A staple produce is rice as well as vegetables. The vast land of banana plantation are around Myinmu and export neighboring region.

Pakkoku

Town of Magwe division, west central Myanmar, on the west of Irrawaddy River, south of the confluence with the Chindwin. The surrounding arid regions are interspersed between the fertile valleys of the Yaw, Myittha, and Mone rivers, where millet, sugar, maize, vegetables, rice, and tobacco are cultivated. Pakoku offers a huge variety of local goods and is famous for jaggery, thanaka logs, longyis, checkered blankets made of cotton and of course the famous cheroots, so popular with thousands of elderly Myanmar ladies!

Services available on Board

TVt

Air con

Restaurant

Bar

Easy chair on sun deck

The RV Pandaw 1947 (AYRAVATA CRUISES)

The Pandaw 1947 is a colonial-style paddle steamer, which was recently restored to its original period, featuring local hardwoods and colonial furniture. All cabins are air-conditioned and have private ensuite facilities.

There are altogether 16 teak-walled deluxe cabins with proper beds and hot and cold showers. There is one main deck with cabins, an upper deck with cabins and a dining room at the stern and a salon at the prow.

The topmost 20ft long sundeck is fitted with comfortable rattan chairs, giving a pleasant old-world ambience as guests view the sunset, river traffic and pretty villages on the banks. The cosy bar is a great place to hang out with friends late into the night, and the elegant dining room is where guests will enjoy lavish meals of great dishes such as roasted pork with apple marmalade sauce, beef escalope with red wine sauce, sauteed seafood with lime cream sauce and butterfish prepared in a number of ways. Vegetarian meals can be prepared when informed in advance.

The RV Pandaw 1947 (AYRAVATA CRUISES)

The RV Paukan is a boutique hotel on the river, beautifully furnished with a unique combination of modern and traditional motifs. The timber-walled cabins are furnished with colonial style cupboards, dresser and doors while the ceiling is traditional Myanmar. The single or double beds are proper and comfortable ones and not mere bunks, enough room for 55 passengers who will be looked after by a 30-member crew. Paukan has suites, deluxe or superior cabins as well as singles for guest or guides. There are two massage rooms on the lower deck offering traditional Myanmar massage designed to give soothing relaxation.

 

The RV Pandaw 1947 (AYRAVATA CRUISES)

“The Royal Capitals” - Mandalay And Beyond To Bagan - 3 Nights: (Mandalay – Kyaw Myaung – Mingun – Ava – Amarapura – Yandabo – Bagan)
Departure: Sunday “The Royal Capitals” - Bagan And Beyond to Mandalay - 4 Nights: (Bagan – Yandabo – Ava – Mandalay - Kyaw Myaung – Mingun – Amarapura - Sagaing) Departure: Wednesday

Short Exploration Cruises
Between Ancient Bagan and Royal Mandalay - 1 night or 2 nights cruises between Bagan and Mandalay.
1 night cruise from Mandalay to Bagan is available on Tuesday & Thursday.
2 nights cruise from Mandalay to Bagan is available on Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday.
2 nights cruise from Bagan to Mandalay is available on Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday.Exploration Cruises
Myanmar Days: The Bhamo Cruise (7 Nights)

Road to Mandalay

The Road To Mandalay incorporates elegant Burmese materials and unique styles with high standards in decor and modern comfort. Air-conditioned throughout, the ship has 4 decks and accommodates 108 passengers. All of the 56 spacious cabins are sympathetically decorated using Burmese style fabrics.

Facilities on board include a Restaurant, Piano Bar, Boutique, Beauty Room, small Library and a spacious Lounge, where local entertainment and cultural lectures take place during the cruise. The Observation Deck has a swimming pool, bar and sun deck area and provides, quite simply, the best views in Myanmar. The reception area on board the Road To Mandalay contains a small Library with a variety of books in different languages, games and magazines as well as a small seating area.

Premiere Cruise:

11 Nights - Mandalay-Bhamo-Baga

Short Cruise:

7 Nights - Mandalay-Bagan-Mandalay - Cruise departure on Wednesday

7 Nights - Bagan-Mandalay-Bagan- Cruise departure on Saturday

4 Nights - Bagan-Mandalay - Cruise departure on Saturday

3 Nights - Mandalay-Bagan - Wednesday


 

Total Cabins

Total Passengers

State cabin (A Deck) 

14

28

Superior cabin (A deck)

12

24

Superior cabin (B deck)

22

44

Single cabin (B Deck)

4

8

Totals

52

100

Road to Mandalay

State cabin (A Deck)

  • Dimensions 4.5m x 4.8m
  • large window overlooking the river. twin beds (width 92cm x length 190cm, ie 2 single beds)
  • Sofa
  • Writing desk & chair
  • Cupboard and drawer space
  • Ensuite shower and WC facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • Personal safe
  • Satellite TV with in-house video.
  • Sockets are suitable for 2-pin round plugs (220 volts)
  • Bulgari amenities.

Two state cabins have the twin beds separated – must be requested, all the others have the twin beds pushed together. A mattress can be substituted for the sofa to accommodate a child under 4 with parents.


Superior cabin (A deck)

  • Dimensions 2.25m x 4.8m
  • Large window overlooking the river. Twin beds (width 92cm x length 190cm , ie 2 x single beds)
  • Vanity unit and stool
  • Cupboard and drawer space
  • Ensuite shower and WC facilities.
  • Air conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • Personal safe
  • Satellite TV with in-house video.
  • Sockets are suitable for 2-pin round plugs (220 volts)
  • Bulgari amenities.

Superior cabin (B deck)

  • Dimensions 2.25m x 4.8m
  • Two windows / port holes (20 cm above water). Twin beds (width 92cm x length 190cm, ie 2 x single beds)
  • Vanity unit and stool
  • Cupboard and drawer space
  • Ensuite shower and WC facilities.
  • Air conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • Personal safe
  • Satellite TV with in-house video.
  • Sockets are suitable for 2-pin round plugs (220 volts)
  • Road To Mandalay amenities.

Single cabin (B Deck)

  • Dimensions 2.25m x 4.2m
  • Single berth (width 87cm x length 190cm)
  • Vanity unit and stool,
  • Cupboard and drawer space
  • Some cabins have a pull-down upper berth.
Domestic Flight

There are four of airlines; Yangon Airways, Air Mandalay, Air Bagan and Myanmar Airways. The first three airlines are generated by private and the last one is operated by government.

Bus

Bus is more popular for local people, it is the first choice of local people because of cheaper than other transportation. Bus fare could be different from each other due to their services and type of car.

Private a/c car & Coach

Below type of car could be hired or reserved for tours;
3 seaters Saloon a/c Car
5 seaters Town-Ace a/c Car
10 seaters Hi-Ace a/c Car
18 – 24 seaters a/c Coach
32 – 45 seaters a/c Coach

Other Transportation

Horse-cart

In Bagan, Nyaung Shwe of Shan State and Pyin Oo Lwin of Mandalay, Different type of Horse-cart are still using for public transportation. Upon clients’ request, we could arrange sightseeing with horse-cart in Bagan and Pyin Oo Lwin of Mandalay.

Bullock-cart

People in villages are still using bullock-carts for transportation in multiple purposes today.

Trishaw
Bicycle
Rowing boat

Train

Railway lines in Myanmar are very narrow (only 1 meter) as British's days. When the train runs on railroad are very swaying from side to side. (stagger).Besides, Railways is always late. Steam engine is now running on the railway in Myanmar. Many of railway fans come to Myanmar for seeing the steam engine.

Taxi

Taxi with yellow sign-board and red color number have been widely using in Main City of Yangon and Mandalay. It is cheaper than private a/c car and price could be negotiated.

Domestic Flight

There are four of airlines; Yangon Airways, Air Mandalay, Air Bagan and Myanmar Airways. The first three airlines are generated by private and the last one is operated by government.

Bus

Bus is more popular for local people, it is the first choice of local people because of cheaper than other transportation. Bus fare could be different from each other due to their services and type of car.

Private a/c car & Coach

Below type of car could be hired or reserved for tours;
3 seaters Saloon a/c Car
5 seaters Town-Ace a/c Car
10 seaters Hi-Ace a/c Car
18 – 24 seaters a/c Coach
32 – 45 seaters a/c Coach

Other Transportation

Horse-cart

In Bagan, Nyaung Shwe of Shan State and Pyin Oo Lwin of Mandalay, Different type of Horse-cart are still using for public transportation. Upon clients’ request, we could arrange sightseeing with horse-cart in Bagan and Pyin Oo Lwin of Mandalay.

Bullock-cart

People in villages are still using bullock-carts for transportation in multiple purposes today.

Trishaw
Bicycle
Rowing boat

Train

Railway lines in Myanmar are very narrow (only 1 meter) as British's days. When the train runs on railroad are very swaying from side to side. (stagger).Besides, Railways is always late. Steam engine is now running on the railway in Myanmar. Many of railway fans come to Myanmar for seeing the steam engine.

Taxi

Taxi with yellow sign-board and red color number have been widely using in Main City of Yangon and Mandalay. It is cheaper than private a/c car and price could be negotiated.

Domestic Flight

There are four of airlines; Yangon Airways, Air Mandalay, Air Bagan and Myanmar Airways. The first three airlines are generated by private and the last one is operated by government.

Bus

Bus is more popular for local people, it is the first choice of local people because of cheaper than other transportation. Bus fare could be different from each other due to their services and type of car.

Private a/c car & Coach

Below type of car could be hired or reserved for tours;
3 seaters Saloon a/c Car
5 seaters Town-Ace a/c Car
10 seaters Hi-Ace a/c Car
18 – 24 seaters a/c Coach
32 – 45 seaters a/c Coach

Other Transportation

Horse-cart

In Bagan, Nyaung Shwe of Shan State and Pyin Oo Lwin of Mandalay, Different type of Horse-cart are still using for public transportation. Upon clients’ request, we could arrange sightseeing with horse-cart in Bagan and Pyin Oo Lwin of Mandalay.

Bullock-cart

People in villages are still using bullock-carts for transportation in multiple purposes today.

Trishaw
Bicycle
Rowing boat

Train

Railway lines in Myanmar are very narrow (only 1 meter) as British's days. When the train runs on railroad are very swaying from side to side. (stagger).Besides, Railways is always late. Steam engine is now running on the railway in Myanmar. Many of railway fans come to Myanmar for seeing the steam engine.

Taxi

Taxi with yellow sign-board and red color number have been widely using in Main City of Yangon and Mandalay. It is cheaper than private a/c car and price could be negotiated.

The balloon is guided by gentle winds not exceeding 15 mph, allowing passengers a serene and peaceful bird's-eye view of ancient temples drifting by. Using his skill the pilot is able to guide the balloon to a gentle landing on the banks of the Ayeyarwaddy River, or in an open field, where our friendly crew and a celebratory glass of champagne will be on hand.

Rate with Balloons Over Bagan

Classic Service 1st Oct,2014 to 31st Mar, 2015 – 310 USD/pax
20th Dec,2014 to 5th Jan,2014 – 320 USD/pax
 Premium Service 1st Oct,2014 to 31st Mar, 2015    –     360 USD/pax
20th Dec,2014 to 5th Jan,2014     –     370 USD/pax

 

Rate with Oriental Ballooning

Premium Service 1st Oct,2014 to 31st Mar, 2015    –     350 USD/pax

Balloons Over Bagan – FAQs

1. How Long is the flight ?

Our flights normally last 45 minutes to one hour, or longer depending on the wind. The whole experience including hotel pick ups and light champagne breakfast lasts between 2 and half to 3 hours. Ballooning is also about watching the set up of the balloon, and being rescued at the end too, not just the flight itself. Not knowing where you are going to land is always exciting and part of the adventure.

2. What do we see ?

Bagan as you’ve never seen it before! Like a bird would see and wherever the wind takes you! The exciting thing about ballooning is that you just don’t know. You may see Bagan waking up in the morning. You will see many temples in the distance and get an aerial view of Bagan. Sometimes you may fly over villages and see people getting up in the morning and feeding their animals; or fly over fields and see people going to market. It is an amazing experience.

3. Can we go to ---- by balloon ?

The balloon can only go where the wind takes it. So you can not pre-plan where it will land.

4. Is it safe ?

* Very Commercial passenger ballooning is the safest form of all air transport.
* In Bagan we are always very careful. We only fly when there are light winds.
* Our pilots and technicians are qualified and registered in the UK.
* Our balloons are built to the highest standards of the British aerospace industry by Cameron Balloons Ltd, the world’s largest manufacturer of hot air balloons.
* All our crew are trained to the highest international standards and have all been trained in first aid.

5. I’m scared of heights.

Ballooning does not usually affect those people who are scared of heights. Because the balloon travels with the wind, the basket is very stable and does not sway of rock during flight. There is no sense of vertigo or motion.

6. Do we see this pagoda ?

Ballooning does not usually affect those people who are scared of heights. Because the balloon travels with the wind, the basket is very stable and does not sway of rock during flight. There is no sense of vertigo or motion.

7. How many people can fit in one balloon ?

The balloon has room for 8 passengers in four separate compartments plus a pilot. Our largest balloon can accommodate 12 passengers also in four compartments.

8. What do we get for the price ?

A memory that we hope will last forever; transport to and from your hotel to launch and landing site, flight, rescue’, celebratory glass of champagne and light breakfast.

9. Where do we take off ?

The take off site changes with the wind and is decided by the pilot in command on the day of the flight.

10. Where do we land ?

Whereever the wind takes you! This could be a field by a village, a field in the middle of nowhere, on a sandbank, or even across the river, which will involve a rescue by boat-anywhere!!

11. What time will we be picked up ?

For the morning flight, passengers are usually picked up at their hotels by our Balloons over Bagan bus between 05:30 and 06:00 in the morning depending on the location of your hotel and the hotels of other passengers. The exact time will be given to you the evening before after you come to our sales desk at the Bagan hotel to re-confirm you flight.

12. What time do we get back to the hotel ?

In the morning flight, passengers are usually back at their hotels by 08:30 am.

13. Can we fly at sunset ?

We can sometimes put on evening flights on a standby basis only. Unfortunately because of the tropical location in Bagan, evening weather conditions tend to be less favorable and less reliable than in our scheduled morning flights. We believe therefore that a morning flight affords a more enjoyable and superior experience.

14. Oh, it’s too early, I can’t get up.

Bagan is normally at its most beautiful early in the morning, and temperatures are pleasant and cool. In addition, apart from the views of thousands of temples, you will experience Bagan coming to life. At this time in the morning it is common to see from above children going to school or monks walking in long lines collecting alms for the day.

15. Can our children fly ?

For safely reasons there are age and height restrictions. We set a minimum age of 8 years old, but as a general rule, all passengers must be able to see over the basket.

16. How can we pay by credit card ?

For pre-bookings, full payment must be made in Yangon, before your departure to Bagan. Please inform us where you are staying in Yangon and what day and what time we can visit you to deliver your flight tickets and to collect cash payment.

17. Can we pay by credit card ?

Please be aware that at present credit cards cannot, or seldom be used in Myanmar. In the near future we may be able to accept Visa and Master Card, but we strongly advise you to bring either cash USD or Euro with you. Additionally, we are unable to accept traveler's chouse either.

18. Can I get my money back if the balloon flight is cancelled ?

Yes of course! Balloons over Bagan only operate when chief pilot decides that the weather is suitable and it is safe to fly. Therefore it could be possible that we have to cancel the balloon flight at the last moment for safety reasons. In that case we will refund 100% of your payment.

Domestic Flight

There are four of airlines; Yangon Airways, Air Mandalay, Air Bagan and Myanmar Airways. The first three airlines are generated by private and the last one is operated by government.

Bus

Bus is more popular for local people, it is the first choice of local people because of cheaper than other transportation. Bus fare could be different from each other due to their services and type of car.

Private a/c car & Coach

Below type of car could be hired or reserved for tours;
3 seaters Saloon a/c Car
5 seaters Town-Ace a/c Car
10 seaters Hi-Ace a/c Car
18 – 24 seaters a/c Coach
32 – 45 seaters a/c Coach

Other Transportation

Horse-cart

In Bagan, Nyaung Shwe of Shan State and Pyin Oo Lwin of Mandalay, Different type of Horse-cart are still using for public transportation. Upon clients’ request, we could arrange sightseeing with horse-cart in Bagan and Pyin Oo Lwin of Mandalay.

Bullock-cart

People in villages are still using bullock-carts for transportation in multiple purposes today.

Trishaw
Bicycle
Rowing boat

Train

Railway lines in Myanmar are very narrow (only 1 meter) as British's days. When the train runs on railroad are very swaying from side to side. (stagger).Besides, Railways is always late. Steam engine is now running on the railway in Myanmar. Many of railway fans come to Myanmar for seeing the steam engine.

Taxi

Taxi with yellow sign-board and red color number have been widely using in Main City of Yangon and Mandalay. It is cheaper than private a/c car and price could be negotiated.