• Myanmar Highlights, Short Cruise & Beach 1
    Day 2: Arrive Mandalay the last of the royal cities & cultural capital
  • Myanmar Highlights, Short Cruise & Beach 2
    Day 4: Join your luxury 4 night cruise on the Irrawaddy River
  • Myanmar Highlights, Short Cruise & Beach 3
    Day 6: Bagan is one of the world’s greatest archaeological sites

From £3,754 pp incl. UK flights


The Irrawaddy River is a vital part of Myanmar yet is often missed out of holiday. This brings together some the country’s main highlights with a 4 night cruise along the Irrawaddy from Mandalay to Bagan. A relaxing way to get a little off the beaten track and enjoy another side of this beautiful country.

Ngapali is Myanmar’s premier beach resort but if you’d rather finish in Thailand this can be easily arranged.

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: Private guided tour of Mandalay city

Day 4: Board luxury small cruise boat in time for lunch and enjoy 4 nights on the Irrawaddy River

Day 5: Cruise to pottery village at Yandabo. Explore with guide and chance to experience first hand

Day 6: Cruise to Pakokku. Explore local market & town by Tuk Tuk. Visit Ayardaw charity clinic

Day 7: Drive to Tant-Chi-Taung mountain stupa. Sail to Salay - colonial treasures & teak monasteries

Day 8: Arrive Bagan for 2 nights. Private tour of Bagan’s incredible collection of ancient pagodas

Day 9: Private guided tour to Mount Popa with hill walk

Day 10: Fly to Heho. Private longtail boat to Inle Lake hotel for 2 nights

Day 11: Full day private guided longtail boat tour of Inle Lake highlights

Day 12: Visit Shwe Yaunghwe Kyaung monastery. Fly to Ngapali for 3 nights on the beach

Day 13-14: 2 days to relax on beautiful beach, take a swim, walk to fishing villages and explore coast

Day 15: Fly to Yangon for 1 night. Private guided city tour incl. evening at Shwedagon Pagoda

Day 16: Private transfer to airport in time for your flight home

Day 17: Arrive home

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Guideline Price

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

Please view each suggested itinerary as the starting point from which we can create a holiday around your interests, that travels at your pace and hits your budget.

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