5 Nights Myanmar Travel & Cruise

Summary

Explore the bewitching country of Myanmar's as you cruise through Ayarwaddy river from Mandalay to Bagan on this blissful 5 nights Myanmar travel & cruise itinerary. Your journey will begin in Yangon,  a city that is a blend of British colonial architecture, modern high-rises & gilded Buddhist pagodas. Board one of the most luxurious cruise ships in the region The Strand Cruise, where onboard, you can relax and enjoy the luxurious amenities that the cruise provides which includes a stunning swimming pool, lounge bar, sun deck, library, gym centre, salon, massage room, butler service, wellness centre, and reflexology station. Stop to explore the different sights of Myanmar as you make your way down the river, including the Mingun Bell (the largest uncracked hanging bell in the world), a horse cart ride around the city of Ava and finally the mesmerising city of Bagan, where you will see over 1000 temples dotting the plains. 

Watch the sun go down from the sundeck while enjoying some sundowners, and enjoy some fine dining with cuisines from all over the world on board the cruise. Your stay will end at the 1920's colonial style Belmond Governor's Residence where you can relax in the pool to recharge yourself. 

Price

From $2,529.03 per person based on two adults sharing

Best time to go

November to April are the recommended months to visit Myanmar, missing the monsoon season and the worst of the heat. 

Tour Highlights

  • Luxurious cruise down the Ayarwaddy river
  • Explore the ancient city of Ava on a horse cart
  • Visit the Yadana Shemee & Wingaba, temples
  • Travel through Mingun on a tuk-tuk
  • The Mingun Bell - world's  largest un-cracked hanging bell
  • The Shwezigon Pagoda, renowned for its gold leaf decor

 


Day 1 - Arrival

Arrive at Yangon airport, meet your representative and transfer by private vehicle to the hotel to check in for a one-night stay. The afternoon is free for you to explore the city or relax at the hotel. If you are up to it make a trip to the  Shwedagon Pagoda, which is one of the highlights of Yangon city.

Overnight at: The Strand

5 NIGHTS MYANMAR TRAVEL & CRUISE

 

Day 2 - Cruise

Today morning you will fly to Mandalay to board your cruise. On board, you can enjoy a breakfast in a private area by the illustrious Royal Lake, before visiting the magnificent U-Bein Bridge. Mahamuni Pagoda and the Shwe In Bin monastery, a beautifully carved teak monastery. After lunch board, a tuk-tuk to explore Mingun the old capital city and visit the unfinished Pagoda where you can see the Mingun Bell claimed to be the largest un-cracked hanging bell in the world. Enjoy a beautiful sunset over the Ayeyarwady river while enjoying some sundowners. 

Overnight at: The Strand Cruise

5 nights myanmar travel & cruise

 

Day 3 - Cruise

Today after breakfast you will visit Ava the capital of successive kingdoms from 14th - 19th centuries. Today your mode of transport will be horse carts, taking you through a city that has been ravaged by war & natural calamities and rebuilt again. You will also visit the Yadana Shemee & Wingba temples in Ava as you traverse through the abandoned ruins of a once majestic city. After lunch, you can kick back and relax as the cruise travels towards Bagan. The cruise organises workshops and some talented performances from local artists for you to spend your afternoon enjoying. For dinner, the cruise will moor on a remote section of the Ayeyarwady giving you a chance to experience river life at night.

Overnight at: The Strand Cruise

5 nights Myanmar travel and cruise

 

Day 4 - Cruise

Today morning the cruise arrives in Bagan. Here you get to go on the Bagan Heritage trail and get to see the over 1000 temples dotting the plains of Bagan. Visit the Shwezigon Pagoda, where you will be awestruck by the gold leaf decor. After lunch, you will visit the magnificent Shwe San Daw temple and the stunning Sulamani temple. After watching a sunset and enjoying a cocktail have a festive farewell dinner to end your day. 

Overnight at: The Strand Cruise

Myanmar 5 nights travel and cruise

 

Day 5 - Yangon

After breakfast, you will disembark and fly to Yangon and head to your hotel. Once there the rest of the day is free for you to explore the city. 

Overnight at: Belmond Governor’s Residence

BELMOND GOVERNOR'S RESIDENCE

 

Day 6 - Departure

Transfer to Yangan airport to board your overnight flight home.

5 NIGHTS MYANMAR TRAVEL & CRUISE

 

Day 7 - Arrival home
Arrive London Heathrow early this morning.

 

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Inclusions

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Three meals during full sailing days
  • Breakfast on day of disembarkation
  • Soft drinks & local beer (house wine during meals)
  • Port charges
  • English speaking guides
  • Complimentary International daily newspapers
  • Breakfast at The Strand
  • Breakfast at Belmond Governor’s Residence

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