Luxury Irrawaddy 2019-2020 (Yangon to Mandalay)
11 days with Scenic Rating:
Day 1 Yangon > Bagan > Irrawaddy Cruise
Day 2 Sailing > Magwe
Day 3 Magwe > Minhla Fort
Day 4 Sailing > Salay
Day 5 Salay > Bagan
Continue sailing to Bagan. Relax on the Sun Deck with a cocktail in hand viewing the many temples and pagodas that line the river as you approach the ancient location. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6 Bagan
Freechoice: Venture to Mount Popa, home to Myanmar’s nats or nature spirits, or cross the river to Tant Kyi Tuang to take in the expansive elevated views of Bagan.
Alternatively, wander through the markets at Nyaung U before either exploring the Temple Circuit, or enjoying a visit to Old Bagan.
Day 7 Bagan > Pakkoku
Travel by horse and cart through Bagan plain and its temple ruins before learning all about the production of Burmese lacquerware. Depart Bagan and sail to Pakkoku for an overnight visit. Here visit a cheroot cigar workshop, the local market and longyi and blanket factory. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8 Yandabo
Day 9 Mingun
Day 10 Sagaing > Mandalay > Amarapura
Also take in the views over the Irrawaddy River from Sagaing Hill before sailing to Mandalay to visit Amarapura.
Back on board enjoy the special farewell by Scenic Aura’s crew. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 11 Irrawaddy Cruise > Mandalay
After lunch transfer to the airport or your hotel.
All This Included
On this 11 day Luxury Irrawaddy river cruise from Yangon to Mandalay, enjoy drinks at U-Bein Bridge, partake in morning alms and venture to Mount Popa.
Just like the immortal words of Rudyard Kipling’s poem, find your own story to write home about in this mystical land as you travel up Myanmar’s highway, the Irrawaddy River, to Mandalay.
Begin by exploring the ancient history of Bagan, once the capital of the thriving Burmese empire in the 11-13th centuries. Downstream, explore the British colonial history in Salay and Magwe before commencing your upstream journey to Mandalay. Enjoy sitting back and watching the ever changing scenery pass by. Stop in Pakkoku and learn some traditional crafts, be immersed in the spiritual lives of the local nuns in Sagaing and sail through the waters inhabited by the Irrawaddy dolphin to the pottery village of Kyauk Myaung. Finally end your journey in Mandalay, the legendary town so well known in literature.
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Aura
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