Luxury Irrawaddy 2019-2020 (Yangon to Mandalay)
11 days with Scenic Rating:
Day 1 Yangon > Bagan > Irrawaddy Cruise
Day 2 Salay
Continue cruising downstream to Magwe. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3 Magwe > Yenanchaung
Day 4 Yenanchaung > Bagan
Day 5 Bagan
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.
Day 6 Bagan > Pakkoku
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. Depart Bagan and sail to Pakkoku to visit a cheroot cigar workshop and longyi and blanket factory. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7 Sailing
Day 8 Sagaing
Day 9 Kyauk Myaung
Day 10 Mingun > Mandalay > 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 where your journey concludes. Flights must depart after 4pm if you wish to attend all touring. (Breakfast, Lunch)
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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