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Mystical Irrawaddy

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Between Mandalay and Yangon
Irrawaddy
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Scenic Aura will be your all-inclusive luxurious home-away-from-home. Experience traditional river village life in Kyauk Myaung, let the awe of Bagan wash over you and explore the colonial relics of Magwe and Salay before arriving in the bustling capital of Yangon. The city offers up many surprises including a thriving arts scene and the spectacular Shwedagon Pagoda. As the sun sets on an incredible experience you’ll take part in a traditional oil lamp lighting ceremony, an uplifting and magical way to conclude your time in this mystical land.
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* From price is for a 01 March 2020 departure. For a full list of pricing and availability, please see below. All prices are per person, twin share in CAD, based on two guests sharing. Terms and conditions apply and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change.
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Day 1

Welcome to Mandalay and an overnight stay. Later, meet your Scenic Tour Director and fellow guests at your welcome briefing and dinner.

Meals included: Dinner
Day 2
Mandalay > Irrawaddy Cruise

Marvel at Shwenandaw, a beautiful wooden monastery covered internally in gold leaf. Equally as impressive are the sights at Kuthodaw Pagoda, where the ‘World’s Largest Book’ is housed. Later walk through the rebuilt Mandalay Palace, destroyed during World War II

Board Scenic Aura and enjoy tonight’s welcome reception whilst cruising upstream on the mighty Irrawaddy River.

Enrich

Learn how to produce gold leaf at a local workshop. At Mahamuni Pagoda, male guests may place the gold leaf on the iconic Buddha statue.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Kyauk Myaung
Highlights: Pottery Village

After a morning cruising through the waters where the Irrawaddy dolphin is known to live, we arrive at the pottery village of Kyuak Myaung. Wander through the village to witness the artisans honing their craft and the unusual way of firing pottery.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Mingun
Highlights: Hsinbyume Pagoda

This afternoon in Mingun discover the stories behind a massive unfinished brick pagoda. Nearby, admire the un-cracked Mingun Bell and the stunning all-white Hsinbyume Pagoda.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Sagaing > Amarapura
Highlights: Scenic Enrich – Monastic school, Scenic Sundowners U-Bein Bridge

Sagaing is dotted with hundreds of painted pagodas and monasteries.

Enrich

Interact with novice monks, nuns and orphans during a special visit to a monastic supported school. Continue to a nunnery where you will partake in the ritual and our donation to the resident nuns before their midday meal.

Sundowners

In Amarapura, relax with evening drinks in boats under U-Bein Bridge, the world’s longest teak bridge, to capture that memorable photo of the bridge’s silhouette at sunset.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Pakkoku
Highlights: Cheroot and longyi factory

Cruise through the morning to Pakkoku to visit a cheroot cigar workshop and longyi and blanket factory in the afternoon.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Salay
Highlights: Scenic Enrich – Colonial experience

Cruise downstream to Salay. On your walking tour of the town, explore Paya Thonzu, a small trio of brick shrines, admire Youqson Kyaung, a beautiful teak monastery and look inside the largest lacquer Buddha image in Myanmar.

Enrich

From the riverfront, soak up the ambience of the river and the colonial feel of the town whilst enjoying traditional local Burmese tea and snacks in a restored colonial villa dating from 1906.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Magwe
Highlights: Trishaw ride

Enjoy the morning sailing to Magwe, where you will experience a tour of the town by trishaw. Take in the views from Mya Tha Lun Pagoda, a mesmerising architectural vision set on Naguttama Hill.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Sailing
Highlights: Full day sailing

Make use of the ship’s luxury and take the time to sip a cocktail by the pool or enjoy some solitude on your private balcony during your full day sailing upstream along the Irrawaddy towards Bagan.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
Bagan
Highlights: Horse cart ride, Scenic Enrich – Temple Dinner

Arrive into Bagan this morning. After breakfast travel by horse and cart through a local village then through the surrounding plain and it’s temple ruins, before learning all about the production of Burmese lacquerware, a Bagan specialty.

Sundowners

A special occasion awaits as you watch sunset over the temples, with drink in hand.

Enrich

Be wowed by a Scenic exclusive magical themed dinner, with included drinks and a cultural show in front of candle lit Bagan temple ruins.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11
Bagan
Highlights: Scenic Freechoice, Ananda Temple

Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight -  Between 1 October and 31 March, take a hot air balloon flight over the majestic temples of Bagan. (Flights last approximately 45 minutes and must be purchased prior to your cruise to guarantee availability).

Later this afternoon visit the most iconic sight of this intriguing region, the impressive Ananda Temple before returning on board for your farewell dinner.

Freechoice

Rise early to attend and partake in morning alms for the local monks or watch sunrise from atop one of the temples inside the park.

Freechoice

Venture to Mount Popa, home to Myanmar’s nats or nature spirits, before heading to a Toddy Farm where a traditional lunch awaits, or cross the river to Tant Kyi Tuang to take in the expansive elevated views of Bagan. Alternatively, explore the markets at Nyaung U before either exploring the Temple Circuit, or enjoying a visit to Old Bagan.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12
Irrawaddy Cruise > Yangon

Disembark and fly to Yangon for lunch at the historical House of Memories Restaurant, once the office of General Aung San. Later, settle into your hotel inYangon for a two night Special Stay. This evening enjoy the included amenities of your Pacific Club access.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 13
Yangon
Highlights: Scenic Freechoice, Scenic Enrich – Lamp lighting, Shwedagon Pagoda

Visit Chaukhtatgyi Paya, Yangon’s reclining Buddha.

Enjoy tonight’s farewell dinner at the iconic colonial Strand Hotel.

Freechoice

Ride a local train around Yangon’s suburbs. Alternatively, be guided on a tour of Yangon’s thriving art scene, or ride a ferry across the Yangon River to Dhala village.

Enrich

As the sun sets, wander around Shwedagon Pagoda and learn about the ritual of oil lamp lighting before partaking in this tradition.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14
Yangon

Say 'Thaw Dau Mal' to Myanmar.

Meals included: Breakfast
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