Mystical Myanmar

An 18 day journey through untouched Myanmar. Unearth archaeological wonders, spend time on Inle Lake and cruise along the Irrawaddy River in luxury.
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Between Yangon and Yangon

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Day 1 | Highlights: Welcome reception

Welcome to Myanmar. Settle into your hotel for a special two night stay.

Day 2 | Yangon Highlights: Enrich: lamp lighting Shwedagon Pagoda

Hunt for antiques and handicrafts at Bogyoke Aung San Market. Alternatively, embark on a guided tour of Yangon’s thriving art scene, or ride a ferry across the Yangon River to Dhala village.

Day 3 | Yangon > Pyay (Prome) > Irrawaddy Cruise Highlights: Sule Pagoda

Unearth the secrets of Sule Pagoda before commencing your drive to Pyay. Stop at Htaukkyant Allied War Cemetery. In Pyay, board the luxurious Scenic Aura and relax at a champagne welcome reception.

Day 4 | Pyay (Prome) > Sri Ksetra Highlights: Discover Sri Ksetra

Start with a visit to Shwesandaw Pagoda before heading to Sri Ksetra, the ancient Pyu Kingdom’s capital and also Myanmar’s first World Heritage-listed site.

Day 5 | Thayetmyo Highlights: Colonial architecture

In Thayetmyo visit the oldest golf course in Myanmar, admire the region’s old colonial buildings and explore the gems on offer at the local market.

Day 6 | Magwe Highlights: Mya Tha Lun Pagoda

Explore Magwe by trishaw, similar to a side car, visiting Mya Tha Lun Pagoda set on Naguttama Hill.

Day 7 | Salay > Bagan Highlights: Youqson Kyaung

Today visit Youqson Kyaung, a striking teak monastery. As your day continues, encounter the largest lacquer Buddha image in Myanmar before visiting the trio of brick shrines at Paya Thonzu. Visit the most iconic sight of this region, the Ananda Temple. Later enjoy a horse and cart through a village and ride past Shwesandaw Pagoda.

Day 8 | Bagan Highlights: Freechoice; Sundowners at Clay Pot Mountain

Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight - Take a hot air balloon flight over the majestic temples of Bagan. Must be pre-booked. (Note: Available only from late- October to late-March; all flights weather permitting)

Day 9 | Bagan > Shwe Pyi Thar Highlights: Enrich: Saffron-clad monks

Partake in giving morning alms to the saffron-clad monks.

Day 10 | Bagan > Yandabo Highlights: Village visit

Arrive in Yandabo. Famous for its pottery, stroll through the village and witness the craftsmen honing their craft.

Day 11 | Sagaing > Inwa (Ava) Highlights: Enrich: Monastic Education School and lunch

In the ancient capitals of Sagaing and Inwa, spiritual enlightenment awaits.

Day 12 | Mingun > Mandalay > Amarapura Highlights: Sundowners at U-Bein Bridge

Cruise to Mingun to discover the stories behind a massive unfinished brick pagoda. Nearby, admire the famous uncracked Mingun Bell and the all-white Hsinbyume Pagoda. Sail to Mandalay to visit Amarapura.

Day 13 | Irrawaddy Cruise > Mandalay Highlights: Enrich: Gold leaf workshop

Disembark your ship today.

Day 14 | Mandalay > Inle Lake Highlights: Red Mountain Estate Vineyard

Fly to Heho and stop at Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery, before continuing to Nyaung Shwe for exploration by trishaw. Relax at Red Mountain Estate Vineyards for some local wine tasting. Glide across the waters of Inle Lake in private long tail boats towards your hotel for a three night special stay.

Day 15 | Inle Lake Highlights: Enrich: cooking class in local home

Cruise to Inle Lake’s floating market, which moves location every five days. Later, visit the Phuang Daw Oo Pagoda, one of the region’s holiest sites.

Day 16 | Inle Lake Highlights: Freechoice; Sundowners overlooking Inle Lake

Visit Pindaya Caves and try cooking local cuisine, or travel deep into the Shan Hills to the hidden ‘forest of temples’ at Kakku. Alternatively set off on foot to explore Inle’s surroundings on a local village trek.

Day 17 | Inle Lake > Yangon Highlights: Yangon city tour

Fly to Yangon for one last special stay. Undertake a walking tour through the cobbled streets of Yangon. Later, view the enchanting Kandawgyi Lake and enjoy a visit to Chaukhtatgyi Paya, Yangon’s reclining Buddha. Tonight savour your farewell dinner in Myanmar.

Day 18 | Yangon Highlights: Farewell

Say goodbye to Myanmar.

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Scenic Aura

Scenic Aura

Scenic’s Irrawaddy River cruises take place aboard Scenic Aura, a 213-foot vessel that was launched in 2016 and can accommodate 44 passengers in 22 one-bedroom balcony suites, as well as 35 crew members. The Scenic Aura, which offers an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio, is equipped with a sleek swimming pool, a steam sauna, and an open-air cinema, among other amenities.


† This price is based on the lowest priced room available across all dates and ships for this tour. All prices are per person, based on twin-share.
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