10 Day Myanmar Deluxe River Cruise & Tour

$2,199
Per Person

Typically $4,099
Experience Myanmar from a Beautiful 4 star river cruise ship. Sail from Bagan to Mandalay on RV Paukan; a floating boutique hotel of timeless elegance. Plus tour Bagan, Inle Lake, Yangon and Mandalay.

the tour

Experience a Myanmar river cruise and tour with MyHoliday2 for something special. This 10 day package features a deluxe river cruise and land tour of Yangon, Inle Lake and Bagan.

Experience Myanmar from the luxury of your 4 star river cruise ship. Sail from Bagan to Mandalay on RV Paukan 2012 or 2007, both floating boutique hotels of timeless elegance.  The RV Paukan is a gem of a vessel, a compact vessel made of teak with a hull of marine steel. The walls and floors are timber and each plank is carefully chosen to show off the beautiful grain. The décor is modern chic, with a touch of Myanmar culture through a few traditional motifs, wooden figures, fabrics and paintings.  All the cabins are tastefully decorated, super comfortable with ensuite bathrooms within. The six Double Deluxe cabins on the upper deck have a balcony and French window, as do the eight Twin Deluxe cabins on the main deck. With the drapes pulled aside,  the amazing the view of the river.

The dining room with a capacity for 34 is a spacious hall on the main deck where every morning a lavish and scrumptious breakfast buffet is served. All meals are provided on board and prepared by experienced chefs. The lounge on the upper deck seats 16 and the open deck with a well stocked bar leading out from it seats 15. It is the perfect place to make new friends or to hold a party, if you are already with friends.

INCLUSIONS

Our 10 day Myanmar river cruise and tour includes 9 nights accommodation.  7 nights in quality hotels with daily breakfast. 2 nights on board a 4 star cruise vessel. The cruise is all inclusive, including your breakfast, lunch and dinner each day.  The tour component includes a visit to InLe Lake, Bagan & Yangon. Complete with internal flights, comfortable air conditioned transport and professional English speaking guides. Each tour group has a maximum of 10 travellers for the comfort and intimacy of small group travelling. Large group bookings and charters available – Contact MyHoliday2 for details.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrive Yangon, Myanmar

Begin your tour to Myanmar with a meet and greet at Yangon International Airport by our tour representative. You will be transferred to your hotel for check in and the rest of the day is free at your own leisure.

MEALS: None

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Yangon

DAY 2: Yangon City Tour

Discover Yangon’s architectural heritage walking tour through the colonial capital of British Burma. Starting at Yangon’s Heritage Trust’s downtown office on lower Pansodan Road and ending at Bogyoke Aung san Market (formerly Scott Market), this route covers the city’s most important sites.

Follow your guide through the city’s back roads and bustling neighbourhoods; take in the old fashioned charm of the restored Strand Hotel, relax in an elegant rattan chair and enjoy Burmese high tea in the marble lobby. Except Strand hotel other highlights include Sule Pagoda – located in the heart of downtown Yangon, occupying the centre of the city and an important space in contemporary Burmese politics, ideology and geography, City Hall, the High Court and former Burma Railways Company.

After lunch make your way to the circular train, where you’ll travel about a half an hour on this local railway that was once used by monks, locals and vendors. Learn about the Bogyoke Aung San Market before departing your train and exploring one of the city’s largest selections of Burmese handicrafts After the train ride proceed to visit the famed reclining Buddha (Chauk Htat Gyi) and also cannot miss Shwedagon Pagoda which is one of the world’s most spectacular monuments, the magical Shwedagon Pagoda, rises 326ft (99.3m) above its base. Erected more than 2500 years ago and enshrining eight hairs of Buddha placed in a treasure chamber deep under its base. It is the highest symbol of the people’s devotion to Buddha. Evening at your own leisure.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Yangon

DAY 3: Flight to Heho ~ InLe Lake

After breakfast we transfer to the airport for a short flight to Heho for InLe Lake. Upon arrival we take a traditional long boat and start exploring the magnificent InLe Lake, visiting traditional fisherman villages located directly on the lake and experience local life and way of living.

Our tour includes visit of Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest religious site in southern Shan State, boat construction workshop at Nampan village and Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery; one of the oldest monasteries on the lake. After the tour return the resort for check in and relax.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, InLe Lake

DAY 4: InLe Lake Sightseeing

In the morning we visit the hidden village of Indein. This village is famous for its several ancient pagodas in many shapes and sizes. Enjoy a trip around the village to explore texture meticulously carved on arched- shape doors of each stupa and we get to enjoy a traditional home-cooked Lunch in private house.

After lunch, continue the trail through scenic channels to enjoy breathtaking landscapes around the Lake as well observe the simple life of the natives on the lakeside. Along the way, you can see many floating gardens together with stilt villages of Intha people. Moving to Inpaw khone, a small village with teak stilt houses on the lakeside, where you have a chance to know more about the local traditional weaving technique, which remain unchanged for centuries. After that discover a cheroot factory and observe local Burmese roll cigars by hand. Return to your resort and enjoy the evening at your own leisure.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, InLe Lake

DAY 5: Flight to Bagan ~ Sightseeing

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for a short flight to Bagan. Upon arrival to Nyaung U Airport in Bagan direct transfer to Salay located about 35 km (1.5 hrs drive) south of Bagan for afternoon sightseeing tour.

Visit some of Salay’s monasteries to get a glimpse the unique Theravada Buddhist traditions that infuse daily life for much of the country—including this deeply religious town of 10,000, which has around 50 monasteries. At Yoke Son Kyaung, the oldest surviving wooden monastery you’ll see carvings that depict court life, and dramatic scenes taken from the Ramayana, an ancient Indian epic poem. Tour the local market, and soak up the historic atmosphere of the town, whose many colonial buildings have been largely untouched, offering a window into Myanmar’s British-ruled past.

After the tour return back to Bagan and check-in to the hotel.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Bagan

DAY 6: Temples of Bagan Sightseeing

Optional hot air ballon ride over the temples of Bagan at sunrise (Oct – April). Today we take an e-bike sightseeing tour of Bagan masterpieces Pagoda. We visit Shwezigon Pagoda, Ananda Temple & Htilominlo Pagoda.

After lunch explore the Myinkaba Gu Byaukgyi Temple, a temple noteworthy for its mural painting under the protection of UNESCO and 30 min Horse cart ride. Late afternoon transfer to jetty and get on board of a traditional teak boat for 1 hour sunset cruise. After the tour transfer back to the hotel, and enjoy evening at your own leisure.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Bagan

OPTIONAL: Hot Air Ballooning $480 per person

DAY 7: Embarkation on Luxury River Cruise

Breakfast at the hotel, then transfer to the jetty for morning embarkation on your luxury river cruise. You will check in to your cabin and enjoy a welcome cocktail while briefing in the saloon or sundeck. Enjoy a delicious lunch on board while we start cruising towards Mandalay. Relax as you watch the scenery float by with a drink in hand, followed by a delicious dinner.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: RV Paukan 4*

DAY 8: Luxury River Cruise ~ Yandabo Village

Breakfast on board as we set sail on the road to Mandalay and then dock near Yandabo Village for a walking tour around the Village and meet the local people. On 24 February 1826, the peace treaty of the first Anglo-Burmese War was signed at Yandabo. Today, it is a picturesque village famous for its pottery. As we take a leisurely walk through the village, we have the opportunity to stop at the various family homes and workshops, each with its own unique style and markings, to witness the making and firing of the Yandabo pottery, famous throughout Myanmar.

Afternoon enjoy cruising along the river, read a book or soak up the sun on the sundeck. Lunch & Dinner on board.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: RV Paukan 4*

DAY 9: Luxury River Cruise ~ Disembarkation ~ Mandalay

Enjoy your final breakfast on board before disembarkation in Sagaing at Gawein Jetty and transfer by car to Mandalay for a city tour. First we will visit the Mahamuni Pagoda – a Buddhist temple and major pilgrimage site. Then, continue onto the gold-leaf workshop & Zaycho market.

After lunch continue your visit to Mandalay Royal Palace, Kuthodaw Pagoda, a Buddhist stupa, that contains the world’s largest book. It houses 729 marble slabs sculptured the teaching of Buddha. The last but not least, visit Shwenandaw (Golden Palace) Monastery known for its teak carvings of Buddhist myths, which adorn its walls and roofs. It is built in the traditional Burmese architectural style.

Finally enjoy the sunset on top of Mandalay Hill. After the tour return to the hotel and evening at your own leisure.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Mandalay

DAY 10: End of Tour

After breakfast and check out you will be transferred to Mandalay airport for your onward flight home. Your Myanmar river cruise and tour has unfortunately come to an end..

Description

Experience a Myanmar river cruise and tour with MyHoliday2 for something special. This 10 day package features a deluxe river cruise and land tour of Yangon, Inle Lake and Bagan.

Experience Myanmar from the luxury of your 4 star river cruise ship. Sail from Bagan to Mandalay on RV Paukan 2012 or 2007, both floating boutique hotels of timeless elegance.  The RV Paukan is a gem of a vessel, a compact vessel made of teak with a hull of marine steel. The walls and floors are timber and each plank is carefully chosen to show off the beautiful grain. The décor is modern chic, with a touch of Myanmar culture through a few traditional motifs, wooden figures, fabrics and paintings.  All the cabins are tastefully decorated, super comfortable with ensuite bathrooms within. The six Double Deluxe cabins on the upper deck have a balcony and French window, as do the eight Twin Deluxe cabins on the main deck. With the drapes pulled aside,  the amazing the view of the river.

The dining room with a capacity for 34 is a spacious hall on the main deck where every morning a lavish and scrumptious breakfast buffet is served. All meals are provided on board and prepared by experienced chefs. The lounge on the upper deck seats 16 and the open deck with a well stocked bar leading out from it seats 15. It is the perfect place to make new friends or to hold a party, if you are already with friends.

INCLUSIONS

Our 10 day Myanmar river cruise and tour includes 9 nights accommodation.  7 nights in quality hotels with daily breakfast. 2 nights on board a 4 star cruise vessel. The cruise is all inclusive, including your breakfast, lunch and dinner each day.  The tour component includes a visit to InLe Lake, Bagan & Yangon. Complete with internal flights, comfortable air conditioned transport and professional English speaking guides. Each tour group has a maximum of 10 travellers for the comfort and intimacy of small group travelling. Large group bookings and charters available – Contact MyHoliday2 for details.

DEPARTURE DATES

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2021:

January: 20

February: 3, 17

March: 10, 20

April: 6, 16

October: 16, 20, 27

November: 3, 10, 20

December: 1, 11, 18

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2022:

January: 5, 12, 26

February: 5, 12, 23

March: 2, 9, 16, 21

INCLUSIONS

 

10 Day Luxury Myanmar River Cruise & Tour

7 Nights Hotel Accommodation

3 Day / 2 Night Luxury River Cruise from Bagan to Mandalay

Daily Breakfast on tour and full board on cruise

All offshore activities on cruise

Yangon city tour

Boat trip across on Inle Lake to visit floating villages

Temples of Bagan sightseeing tour

Mandalay city tour

All non-alcoholic drinks, tea and coffee on cruise

Domestic flight Inle Lake – Bagan

Domestic flight Yangon – Inle Lake

All transfers by comfortable air-conditioned car/minivan/bus

Daily purified drinking water & cool tower provided

English Speaking Local Guides

All monument entrance fees, service charges, taxes and fees

EXCLUSIONS

 

International flights

All City/Zone Fees payable on arrival (USD$70)

Myanmar eVisa (USD$50)

Drinks and personal expenses like telephone calls, laundry etc.

Lunches & Dinners (except Irrawaddy Voyages Cruise and Homecooked lunch at Inle Lake)

Single room supplement

Tips for guides & drivers, bellboys, restaurants (suggested at USD 6/pax/day)

Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the

event of accident or illness)

Optional activity Balloons Over Bagan

Camera fee if needed

Any other costs not mentioned in the Inclusions

HOTELS USED

 

3 STAR HOTELS:

Yangon: Clover Hotel

Bagan: Umbra Hotel

Cruise: RV Paukan (4*)

Mandalay: Yadanarpon Mandalay Hotel

InLe Lake:  Serenity Inle Resort

 

4 STAR HOTELS:

Yangon: Summit Parkview Hotel

Bagan: Amata Garden Resort

Cruise: RV Paukan (4*)

Mandalay: Eastern Palace

InLe Lake: Amata Garden Resort

 

In the unlikely event that the listed hotels are fully booked, alternative hotels of the same standard will be used

UPGRADES & OPTIONS

 

UPGRADES:

Upgrade to 4 Star Hotels for $300 per person

 

OPTIONAL TOURS:

DAY 6: Hot Air Ballooning Over Bagan – $480 per person

(Mid Oct – Mid April only)

 

EXTRA NIGHTS:

Extend your time in Myanmar with extra nights pre or post tour

 

PRE-TOUR

3 Star Hotel Yangon – $115

4 Star Hotel Yangon – $160

 

POST TOUR

3 Star Hotel Mandalay – $115

4 Star Hotel Mandalay – $160

 

Prices are based per room per night and include breakfast and airport transfers

TOUR INFORMATION

 

VALIDITY:

Voucher valid on selected dates until 21 March 2022

Voucher valid for 1 person, based on twin/double share

Bookings must be made at least 60 days in advance

Bookings subject to availability

 

RATES:

4 Star Cruise & 3 Star Hotels – $2199 per person

4 Star Cruise & 4 Star Hotels – $2499 per person

 

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT:

A single traveller surcharge applies for solo travellers

3 Star Hotels – $700 per person

4 Star Hotels – $800 per person

 

GROUP SIZE:

Minimum of 2 people

Maximum 10 people

 

CHILDREN POLICY:

Contact us for Child Rates

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Travel insurance is recommended. MyHoliday2 takes no responsibility for any travel issues that may arise

Day tours included in itinerary may join a larger group than specified

It is the customers responsibility to obtain the correct visa for their destination and cover all fees associated

It is the customers responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport for travel and must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the period of intended stay.

We offer a 21 Day Money Back Guarantee. See Refund policy for details

After 21 days from purchase, travel vouchers/tour packages are non refundable

Travel vouchers are non-redeemable for cash

Travel vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer/promotion

Travel vouchers must be redeemed within the validity period or will be deemed void

MyHoliday2 pricing reflects current market rates, so package prices may fluctuate from day to day. This is the nature of the tourism industry,

and MyHoliday2 is not obliged to refund you to match any subsequent price reductions after purchase

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