18 days, 17 nights tour

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Explore the colonial streets of Yangon before heading north to the thousands of temples of Bagan and an unforgettable luxury river boat cruise up the Irrawaddy River to the historic city of Mandalay. Enjoy colonial hill stations, beautiful mountain lakes that are home to ancient tribes, and finish it all off at the picture-perfect beach resort of Ngapali, on the Bay of Bengal coast.

Tour Overview

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18 days/17 nights


plane, car, boat


hotel, resort, cruise boat

Deluxe Hotel Supplement: 

US$67 per day

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Tour Highlights
Discover the colonial streets of downtown Yangon
Witness a unique Bagan sunset over the thousands of temples its plain
Enjoy an all-inclusive luxury cruise up the Irrawaddy to Mandalay
Experience the refreshing mountain air in the colonial hill station of Pyin U Lwin
Visit the picturesque Inle Lake, with its villages on the water
Relax and enjoy the sun at the glorious Ngapali beach

Day-by-day Itinerary
Days 1-2 Yangon

Arrive in Yangon and head out to explore the old colonial architecture and restaurants of downtown, and soak in the bustling vibe. Experience Yangon’s dazzling cultural and religious diversity, from its eclectic range of food to the churches, mosques and Hindu temples that line its streets.

Take in the city’s beautiful parks and, at sunset, go to the Buddhist heart of Myanmar – the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda.

Days 3-9 Yangon-Bagan

Fly to Bagan and explore the thousands of temples on its huge plain before joining the colonial-style river cruise boat RV Kalaw for a six day cruise up the mighty Irrawaddy to Mandalay. Be pampered in style and enjoy gourmet all-inclusive meals and drinks; air conditioned luxury; expert lectures on Myanmar history and culture; and panoramic views from the observation deck as you get to explore little seen parts of Myanmar and life along the river.

Day 10 Pyin U Lwin

After disembarking from the RV Kalaw the Mandalay riverfront, take a car up to the hills and the cooler climate of Pyin U Lwin; this colonial hill station was once considered the summer capital of British Burma and still has many of the old houses and mansions still standing. Explore the town by hopping on a bicycle or taking a colourful horse and cart carriage – working relics of bygone days. Ride to the beautifully maintained botanical gardens and take a dip in one of the many waterfalls in the surrounding countryside. 

Days 11-13 Inle Lake

Fly to Heho airport and transfer via car to the characterful town of Nyaung Shwe, the gateway to Inle Lake. There will be plenty of time in the afternoon to relax or for sightseeing around the lake to see the local Intha fishermen employing their traditional one-leg rowing technique.

After breakfast the next day, visit the ancient lakeside stupas at Indein and see handicrafts in Nampan village. If the time is right, see the floating markets that are a photographer’s dream. Finish up your day with sunset wine tasting at Red Mountain Estate vineyard and then dinner on the lakeshore.

If you go for the superior hotel option at Inle Lake, a boat will take you to your hotel on the lake (standard hotels are in Nyaung Shwe).

Days 14-17 Ngapali Beach

For the perfect end to your Myanmar journey, fly to Ngapali beach, famed for its pristine white, palm-fringed sand, gentle surf and the freshest grilled seafood. Relax in this magical paradise on the Bay of Bengal, or try some adventure by scuba diving or mountain biking in the surrounding hills.

Day 18 Yangon

Fly back to Yangon, then transfer to Yangon International Airport for departure.

Would you like to extend your tour to the haunting ruins of Mrauk U? Our travel advisors will be able to arrange this for you, along with any other travel, accommodation or activity requirements you may have. Just fill out the ‘Any further queries’ box after you have clicked on the ‘Book Tour’ button.

Indicative standard and deluxe hotels for this tour
Standard hotels for above program Deluxe hotels for above program 
Yangon - Clover Hotel Yangon - Chatrium Hotel
RV Kalaw Irrawaddy cruise boat RV Kalaw Irrawaddy cruise boat
Pyin U Lwin - Royal Park View Hotel Pyin U Lwin - The Governor’s House
Inle Lake (Nyaung Shwe) - Hupin Hotel Inle Lake - Amata Garden Resort
Ngapali Beach - Pleasant View Resort Ngapali Beach - Thande Beach Hotel

To get prices for this tour with luxury accommodation or basic accommodation, please enter a query in the ‘Any further queries’ field when you submit your tour booking form (link below). 

Our Service Include: 

Accommodation with breakfast (twin room basis)
All-inclusive meals, drinks and activities on Irrawaddy cruise (some select bar drinks not included)
Domestic flight tickets, including insurance surcharge and current fuel surcharge
Passenger service charges for domestic flights
Entrance fees and zone fees for the visits mentioned
All transfers and sightseeing by private air-con vehicle with drivers, as mentioned in program
Private local boat fare for Inle Lake excursion, as mentioned in program

Our Service Do Not Include: 

International ticket to/from Yangon
Visa fees and visa arrangements for Myanmar
Visits not mentioned in the program
Dinner at hotel (dinner included on Irrawaddy cruise)
Drinks and personal expenses (most menu drinks included on Irrawaddy cruise)
Tips and porters at hotels
Any other items not mentioned

Important Notes: 

The above itinerary is indicative and some details may change according to conditions and availability; you will always be informed of such changes.

There may be changes to estimated prices depending on air fuel cost, domestic airfares, US$ exchange rates and festive season surcharge. All supplemental cost to be advised.

[1] Price per person based on two person tour (twin hotel room sharing basis). Larger groups will pay less per person, single person purchase will mean a higher price.

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