• Upper Irrawaddy & Bagan Cruise
    Day 4: Join your luxury 10 night cruise on the Upper Irrawaddy River
  • Upper Irrawaddy & Bagan Cruise 2
    Day 13: Explore Bagan, one of the world’s greatest archaeological sites
  • Upper Irrawaddy & Bagan Cruise 3
    Day 14: Yangon private guided City Tour with Shwedagon Pagoda

From £4,480 pp incl. UK flights


This holiday is built around a magnificent 10 night first class river cruise that offers relaxation and exploration, visiting Myanmar's most majestic temples and monuments as well as more remote parts of this beautiful country to see parts that few visitors enjoy. Journey all the way to Katha, nearly 1000 miles from Yangon and once home to George Orwell and the setting for Burmese days. Other highlights will be sailng through the 3rd and 2nd defiles (narrow river gorges) between dramatic hills into the Upper Irrawaddy and the 3,000+ pagodas at Bagan. The holiday is topped and tailed with a couple of days in Mandalay and Yangon two of Myanmar's most invigorating cities. A beach stay can easily be added.

Day 1: Depart on a choice of flights to Mandalay, Myanmar

Day 2: On arrival private transfer to your choice of hotel for 2 nights in Mandalay

Day 3: Day free to relax & explore Mandalay. Tours can be added

Day 4: Board luxury Pandaw boat for 10 night cruise of Irrawaddy River. Mandalay city tour

Day 5: Cruise of Irrawaddy starts. Day includes visit spectacular potteries near Kyauk-myoung

Day 6: Visit Khan-nyat Village's many Buddhist monasteries and climb Pagoda Hill

Day 7: Cruise  to enchanting colonial town of Katha, setting for George Orwell’s Burmese Days

Day 8: Discover Kyunt Daw, authentic Burmese village life away from the main tourist trail

Day 9: Sail through Second Defile, the river's most dramatic gorge - towering cliffs & narrow channel

Day 10: Day at the charming ancient city of Tagaung, which many believe to be Burma's first capital

Day 11: Mingun, famous for the world's largest working bell and enormous Unfinished Pagoda

Day 12: Explore Ava's ruins, Bagaya Kyaung royal monastery & Yandabo, famous for terracotta pottery

Day 13: Bagan is one of the world’s great archaeological sites. Explore some of 3,000+ ancient pagodas

Day 14: Fly to Yangon for 1 night. Private guided city tour incl. evening at Shwedagon Pagoda

Day 15: Private transfer to airport in time for your flight home

Day 16: Arrive home

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Guideline Price

Each price is a guideline for a private (non group) holiday including flights from the UK.

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