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11 Day
Between Mandalay and Yangon
Irrawaddy
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Myanmar is a country few have had the opportunity to visit. Take your time discovering all the earthly (and unearthly) delights that can be found sprinkled across this mystical land. Spend time in Sagaing mixing with local nuns and novices; cruise to the rarely visited Kyauk Myaung pottery village located upstream of the known habitat of the Irrawaddy dolphin, and stand agape at the sheer majesty of the Old Bagan temple complexes. Or, simply stay on board and make the most of your beautiful cabin, fantastic dining and host of facilities.
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Day 1

Welcome to Myanmar. This afternoon, meet your guide at Mandalay Hill Resort at 3:00pm and transfer to the luxurious Scenic Aura. Enjoy a welcome on board reception whilst cruising to Mingun.

Please book flights to arrive by 12 midday.

Meals included: Dinner
Day 2
Kyauk Myaung
Highlights: Pottery Village

After a morning cruising through the waters where the Irrawaddy dolphin is known to live, we arrive at the pottery village of Kyuak Myaung. Wander through the village to witness the artisans honing their craft and the unusual way of firing pottery.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Mingun
Highlights: Hsinbyume Pagoda

This afternoon in Mingun discover the stories behind a massive unfinished brick pagoda. Nearby, admire the un-cracked Mingun Bell and the stunning all-white Hsinbyume Pagoda.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Sagaing > Amarapura
Highlights: Scenic Enrich – Monastic school, Scenic Sundowners U-Bein Bridge

Sagaing is dotted with hundreds of painted pagodas and monasteries.

Enrich

Interact with novice monks, nuns and orphans during a special visit to a monastic supported school. Continue to a nunnery where you will partake in the ritual and our donation to the resident nuns before their midday meal.

Sundowners

In Amarapura, relax with evening drinks in boats under U-Bein Bridge, the world’s longest teak bridge, to capture that memorable photo of the bridge’s silhouette at sunset.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Pakkoku
Highlights: Cheroot and longyi factory

Cruise through the morning to Pakkoku to visit a cheroot cigar workshop and longyi and blanket factory in the afternoon.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Salay
Highlights: Scenic Enrich – Colonial experience

Cruise downstream to Salay. On your walking tour of the town, explore Paya Thonzu, a small trio of brick shrines, admire Youqson Kyaung, a beautiful teak monastery and look inside the largest lacquer Buddha image in Myanmar.

Enrich

From the riverfront, soak up the ambience of the river and the colonial feel of the town whilst enjoying traditional local Burmese tea and snacks in a restored colonial villa dating from 1906.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Magwe
Highlights: Trishaw ride

Enjoy the morning sailing to Magwe, where you will experience a tour of the town by trishaw. Take in the views from Mya Tha Lun Pagoda, a mesmerising architectural vision set on Naguttama Hill.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Sailing
Highlights: Full day sailing

Make use of the ship’s luxury and take the time to sip a cocktail by the pool or enjoy some solitude on your private balcony during your full day sailing upstream along the Irrawaddy towards Bagan.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Bagan
Highlights: Horse cart ride, Scenic Enrich – Temple Dinner

Arrive into Bagan this morning. After breakfast travel by horse and cart through a local village then through the surrounding plain and it’s temple ruins, before learning all about the production of Burmese lacquerware, a Bagan specialty.

Sundowners

A special occasion awaits as you watch sunset over the temples, with drink in hand.

Enrich

Be wowed by a Scenic exclusive magical themed dinner, with included drinks and a cultural show in front of candle lit Bagan temple ruins.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
Bagan
Highlights: Scenic Freechoice, Ananda Temple

Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight -  Between 1 October and 31 March, take a hot air balloon flight over the majestic temples of Bagan. (Flights last approximately 45 minutes and must be purchased prior to your cruise to guarantee availability).

Later this afternoon visit the most iconic sight of this intriguing region, the impressive Ananda Temple before returning on board for your farewell dinner.

Freechoice

Rise early to attend and partake in morning alms for the local monks or watch sunrise from atop one of the temples inside the park.

Freechoice

Venture to Mount Popa, home to Myanmar’s nats or nature spirits, before heading to a Toddy Farm where a traditional lunch awaits, or cross the river to Tant Kyi Tuang to take in the expansive elevated views of Bagan. Alternatively, explore the markets at Nyaung U before either exploring the Temple Circuit, or enjoying a visit to Old Bagan.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11
Irrawaddy Cruise > Yangon

Disembark and fly to Yangon. After lunch and sightseeing, continue to Yangon International airport where your adventure ends.

Please book flights to depart after 6pm

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
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