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Signature Myanmar & the Irrawaddy (2016)
Days: 11 | From: $7,395
Day 1: Arrive Yangon, Myanmar
Arrive in Yangon and transfer to your hotel.
Days 2-3: Heho/Inle Lake | Tranquil and Traditional
Transfer to the airport and fly to Heho. Continue to Nyaung Shwe Village to explore the Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery and visit a local Shan paper workshop. After lunch on the scenic waterfront, visit the floating gardens, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and Ngapechaung Monastery by local boat. The next day, explore the Five-Day Market by boat; attend cheroot and blacksmith workshops; and visit a weaving factory.
Inle Lake View Resort | Meals: B L
Day 4: Bagan | Tranquil and Traditional
Fly to Bagan. Visit Phwa Saw village, meeting with villagers. Later, proceed by horse cart to Buupaya Temple to enjoy the sunset before returning to your hotel.
Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort, Bagan | Meals: B L
Days 5-7: Irrawaddy | Cruising on ‘Sanctuary Ananda’
Soar over Bagan’s pagodas and temples in a hot air balloon (seasonally and weather permitting). After breakfast, transfer to ‘Sanctuary Ananda,’ your home for the next three nights. After lunch on board, visit the Kayminga pagoda complex and the sacred Shwezigon Pagoda. Enjoy the sunset over Bagan Plain. The next day, see Nyaung Oo Market and Ananda Temple. On your last day on board sail to Mandalay, enjoying a cooking class on board. Visit a nunnery in Sagaing and see U Bein Bridge at sunset.
Sanctuary 'Ananda' | Meals: B L D
Day 8: Mandalay | Monasteries & a Pagoda
Enjoy an early morning visit to Sinjun Village. Disembark and attend a gold leaf-beating workshop. Visit Shwenandaw Monastery and Kuthodaw Pagoda, and witness evening prayers at Shwekyin Monastery.
Rupar Mandalar Resort | Meals: B L
Days 9-10: Yangon | History & Landmarks
Fly to Yangon via Mandalay. Visit the Scott Market. The following day, see Shwedagon Pagoda, the Reclining Buddha, and the Synagogue.
Sule Shangri-La Hotel, Yangon | Meals: B L
Day 11: Depart Yangon
Transfer to the airport and board your flight home.
Custom Dates | Name the date, and subject to availability, we'll confirm it at the same price as the published departures that month.
Note: Hot air balloon flights on all departures may not operate due to weather. Refunds for this activity will be issued if flights are cancelled.