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.