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Up to date ferry boat data for Mandalay - Bagan please

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Up to date ferry boat data for Mandalay - Bagan please

I have seen that there are quite a few questions/threads asking about various aspects of the journey and the boats that make that journey between Mandalay and Bagan or Bagan and Mandalay but it seems that the data is not all in one place and some of it is a bit out of date.

Please may we use this thread to get all of the data in one place?

My wife and I are off to Myanmar next month and so we would very much appreciate some up to date details on this please and I guess that others might like this information too?

For my wife and myself, the most important question is which is the best boat and why?

Please don't mention the Orient Express boat, we don't have the money or the time to wait for them to pull the boat off each sandbank!! :o)

What about food and drink on the boats, is it available? Better to buy it on the boat or take your own?

Which companies have boats between Mandalay and Bagan?

What are their 2013/2014 timetables and how long does the journey take?

What are their ticket prices?

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1. Re: Up to date ferry boat data for Mandalay - Bagan please

Nmai Hka companies- Shwe Keinnery River Cruise . Daily sailing Mandalay < > Bagan start 1st October 2013. Ticket prises Mandalay to Bagan is 40 US/pax & Bagan to Mandalay is 35 US/pax . You can get continental breakfast and you can buy food and drink on boat restaurant . Shwe Keinnery is good because clean and fast only for tour . Mandalay to Bagan departure is 7:00 AM & arrival is 17:00 PM . Bagan to Mandalay deoarture is 6:00 AM & arrival is 18:00 PM .

Next one is Malikha River Cruise , I don't know detail it . But fare is Mandalay to Bagan 42 US/pax & Bagan to Mandalay 35 US/pax . Malikha small than Shwe Keinnery .

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2. Re: Up to date ferry boat data for Mandalay - Bagan please

You can go by three different boats from Mandalay and Bagan , also Bagan to Mandalay.. First one is Shwekeinnary ( now they changed the name to N MAI KHA ) , second one is Malikha boat and third one is Slow boat by government (IWT , Inland Water Transportation ) in Mandalay.

All the boats are not running daily until this month, September.

Shwekeinnary ( N Mai Kha Boat ) From Mandalay to Bagan

Sep 12, 14, 17, 19 , 21, 24, 26, 28

Cost : 40 $

Departure time : 07:00 AM

Arrival time : 17:00 PM

( Including breakfast )

Shwekeinnary ( N Mai Kha boat from Bagan to Mandalay )

Sep 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29

Cost : 35 $

Departure time : 06:00AM

Arrival time : 17:30PM

( Including breakfast )

Malikha Boat from Mandalay to Bagan

Sep 18, 20, 22, 25, 29, 30

Cost : 42 $

Depart time : 07:00AM

Arrival time : 16:00PM

Malikha Boat from Bagan to Mandalay

Sep 19, 23, 27

Cost : 35$

Departure time : 06:00AM

Arrival time : 17:00PM

Slow Boat by IWT ( Government boat )

Every Sunday and Wednesday

Cost : 15$

Departure time : 05:30AM

Arrival time : 19:00PM

Boat trip between Mandalay and Bagan is very impressive. Shwekeinnary boat is more bigger than Malikha. Both are very good , but if you would like to enjoy the trip with local people, I recommend the slow boat, even it's not air-con, the boat arranged the plastic chairs for tourists. It is much better than dirty deck.

You should buy whatever you would like to eat on the way even they serve you food.

Warmly Welcome to Mandalay and Myanmar,

Enjoy your boat trip in Myanmar

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3. Re: Up to date ferry boat data for Mandalay - Bagan please

Shwekeinnary boat ( N Mai Kha boat ) will be running daily in October.

Enjoy your boat trip!

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4. Re: Up to date ferry boat data for Mandalay - Bagan please

@win n and @kosoesoemdy - thank you, that's just what I was looking for. :-))

Edited: 10:53 am, September 10, 2013
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5. Re: Up to date ferry boat data for Mandalay - Bagan please

ShweKeinnery River Cruise will Daily operate ( Mandalay-Bagan-Mandalay ) boat trip starting from 1st October 2013 till to 31st March 2012.

Malikha River Cruise will Daily operate boat trip from 1st October 2013 till to 31st March 2014.

Enjoy your boat trip in Myanamr

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6. Re: Up to date ferry boat data for Mandalay - Bagan please

Good info-

Is the schedule for the Government boat posted above for Mandalay to Bagan?

How about Bagan to Mandalay? Which days and times?

Thanks,

Tom

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7. Re: Up to date ferry boat data for Mandalay - Bagan please

Slow Boat ( Bagan to Mandalay )

Every Monday and Thursday

Price : 15 $

Departure time : 05:30 AM

Arrival time : 19:30 PM

In the high season, this slow boat leaves one more day in a week, also Friday.

Enjoy your boat trip

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8. Re: Up to date ferry boat data for Mandalay - Bagan please

How about taking a boat from Pakkoku (from Monywa) to Bagan. Is this still possible and operated by the same companies that maybe have a stop there? Can anybody sent information about this trip?

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9. Re: Up to date ferry boat data for Mandalay - Bagan please

No daily public ferry from Pakokku to Bagan now,because of the new bridge and better road. You can charter a private boat if there's a group of you.Not a cheap option, though . Of the boats mentioned above, only the government ferry stops there

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10. Re: Up to date ferry boat data for Mandalay - Bagan please

After new bridge crossing the Ayeyarwaddy river ( from Pakokku to Latpanchepaw ), it is very easy to go to Bagan from Pakokku , much easier than before. Everyone use this road to reach to Bagan. No more regular boat between Pakokku and Bagan.

For travel agencies, they arrange their special boat to take the river trip.

Government slow stops in Pakokku for a few minutes.

From Monywa to Bagan is impossible right now. It'll be possible if you hire the private boat in Monywa, it is much more expensive than taxi. No one made it.

Enjoy your stay in Myanmar

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