Inle Lake, Myanmar

Irrawaddy River Cruise

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MYA08: 12 Days Yangon - Heho - Inle Lake - Bagan - Irrawaddy River Cruise - Mandalay

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4 to 5-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food

Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Welcome pick up at Yangon Airport
This memorable 12 days Myanmar tour package starts today. Our guide and driver will pick you up at Yangon Airport and transfer you to your hotel. Late in the afternoon, a welcome dinner awaits you at Karaweik Palace.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Rose Garden (4 stars)

Day 2: Yangon highlighted day tour with Sule Pagoda
After breakfast, we will head for the city center to see the Sule Pagoda and then visit Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda enshrining a giant reclining Buddha. Next, our guide will lead you to Kandawgyi Lake to enjoy some leisure time, which is followed by a stroll around the bustling Scott Market. We will round off the day with Shwedagon Pagoda decorated with 1,065 golden bells, 420 silver bells and 7,000 rare diamonds.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Rose Garden (4 stars)

  • Shwedagon Pagoda at sunset, Yangon
    Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Local people in Myanmar
    Local people in Myanmar
Day 3: Fly to Heho, Cruise trip on Inle Lake
You will be led to the airport and fly to Heho. Upon arrival, our local guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to Inle Lake. After settling in a hotel, we will take a boat on Inle Lake to Phaungdawoo Pagoda and Nga Phe Chaung Monastery. After that, continue our trip to Nam Pan Village to immerse in local rustic life.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min (4 stars)

Day 4: Inle Lake full day tour with cruise
After breakfast, our guide will escort you to hang out in the Five Days Market held by villages beside Inle Lake. Later, we will also visit Indein Village and tour around the Temple of Indein there.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min (4 stars)

  • Indein Village, Myanmar
    Indein Village
  • Inle Lake, Myanmar
    Inle Lake
Day 5: Inle Lake cruise tour to Pindaya, Fly to Bagan
Today, we will continue our trip to Pindaya. As we pass by Shan State, you are able to enjoy the rural landscape on the vehicle. Upon arrival, we will visit Pindaya's Limestone Cave housing a lot of Buddha statues and also stop by local handicraft workshops. After that, you will be transferred to Heho Airport for a flight to Bagan. Upon your arrival, our local guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort (4 stars)

Day 6: Bagan full day tour with Shwesandaw Pagoda
After breakfast, we will set out for Mani Sithu Market. Next, you will be guided to take a religious exploration to some Buddhist sites, including Shwezigon Pagoda, Htilominlo Temple, Nat Taung Kyaung Monastery and Shwesandaw Pagoda. After that, we will conclude the day by enjoying the sunset view on a boat.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort (4 stars)

  • Shwesandaw Pagoda at sunset, Bagan
    Shwesandaw Pagoda at sunset, Bagan
Day 7: Bagan classical day tour with Thatbyinnyu Temple
Today, we will continue the religious tour of Bagan to Thatbyinnyu Temple, Ananda Temple, Nanpaya Temple, Manuha Temple and Gubyaukgyi Temple to further delve into the profound Buddhist culture in Bagan. Later, proceed to Myinkaba Village to take in the rustic scenery and experience local lifestyle. At the end of the day, you will be led to enjoy sunset at Pyatthat Gyi Temple. After that, a comfortable drive will take you back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort (4 stars)

Day 8: Bagan cruise tour to Pakkoku
The Irrawaddy River Cruise Tour begins today. Our guide will escort you to board the luxurious Anawrahta cruise ship at around noon and cruise to Pakkoku. You will catch sight of the Pakokku Bridge during the journey. As we disembark in Pakkoku, you will be accompanied to visit a cheroot-rolling factory, a producer of 'Burmese slippers' and Shwegu Temple. Later, we will get back to the ship and the cruise continues. Stay overnight on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise (5 stars)

Day 9: Cruise tour to Yanderbo with onshore sightseeing
The ship will berth at Yanderbo Village this morning for you to have an exploration of the local scenery and customs. After returning to the craft, you will spend the rest of the day relaxing on the deck. Taking part in entertainment activities onboard could be a good choice.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise (5 stars)

Day 10: Cruise to Mandalay via Ava
You could enjoy a leisure breakfast as the boat sails to Ava. Upon arrival, you will be led to sight-see historical relics of Ava by horse-drawn carriage, including Bagaya Kyaung, Maha Aung Mye Bonzan Monastery, and Nanmyint watch tower.

After that, we will continue our Irrawaddy River cruise tour to Mandalay and observe Sagaing Hill from the ship. The ship will dock at Mandalay Pier. We will disembark to visit a silk-weaving manufacturer and then enjoy the sunset view at U Bein Bridge. Return to the ship at the end of the day to have a good rest.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise (5 stars)

  • Tourists appreciate the sunset of U Bein Bridge
    Tourists appreciate the sunset of U Bein Bridge
  • Mahamuni Pagoda
    Mahamuni Pagoda
Day 11: Mandalay day tour with Mahamuni Pagoda
After breakfast, we will go ashore to explore more about Mandalay. With the company of our guide, you will stop by a few Buddhist sites, including Kuthodaw Pagoda, Mahamuni Pagoda and Shwenandaw Monastery. After that, get back to the ship and we will cruise to Mingun City, the former capital of Konbaung Dynasty (1752 - 1885). Later, reverse the trip to Mandalay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise (5 stars)

Day 12: Mandalay departure, Airport see-off
This 12 days Myanmar tour package comes to an end today. After checking out the ship, our guide and driver will escort you to Mandalay Airport for your leaving flight!

Meals: Breakfast

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Tour Prices

10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before

Month2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Jan-Apr, Oct-Dec$3939 $3545$3749 $3374
May-Sep$2719 $2447$2529 $2276
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
What's Included
  • Economy class airfare of Yangon - Heho; Heho - Bagan.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • 4 nights on Anawrahta Cruise.
  • Services of a private driver with air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Service of English speaking guides per itinerary.
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into Yangon and out Mandalay.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Myanmar Visa Fee.
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