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Luxury Tailor Made Travel

Signature Myanmar & the Irrawaddy 2019


11 days from $4,995

Private Journey

On this independent journey, embark on a four-night Irrawaddy River cruise aboard luxurious, all-balcony 'Sanctuary Ananda,' see Shwedagon Pagoda and explore Bagan's many temples.

A&K Advantages

Cruise the legendary Irrawaddy River in luxury during a four-night cruise on all-balcony 'Sanctuary Ananda'

Spend two nights at Inle Lake, amid floating homes and gardens

Explore Shwedagon Pagoda, a fantasy of golden stupas, serene Buddhas and mythical beasts

Ride Like a Local by horse-drawn cart in Bagan

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Yangon, Myanmar
Day 2
Yangon | Queen of the East
Day 3
Inle Lake | Tranquil & Traditional
Day 4
Inle Lake | Five-Day Market
Day 5
Mandalay | Icons & Evening Prayers
Day 6
Mandalay | U Bein Bridge
Day 7
Cruising the Irrawaddy | A Timeless Journey
Day 8
Cruising the Irrawaddy | Temples & Pagodas
Day 9
Bagan | Ballooning Over Bagan
Day 10
Yangon | Burmese Astrology Reading
Day 11
Depart Yangon
Day 1
Arrive Yangon, Myanmar

Arrive in Yangon, where you are met and transferred to your hotel.

Belmond Governor's Residence
Day 2
Yangon | Queen of the East

Begin your explorations with a stroll through Scott Market (Bogyoke Market) amid shops filled with antiques, old coins, Burmese jade and handicrafts. After lunch at a local restaurant, tour Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacred Buddhist site in Myanmar. Standing nearly 330 feet tall, the venerated stupa is covered in gold leaf and topped by a finial encrusted with thousands of diamonds, rubies, sapphires and other precious gems. Continue to the Reclining Buddha at Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, a 213-foot-long statue with an expressive enamel face. View the story of the Buddha’s life embossed on the soles of the statue’s staggered feet. Return to your hotel, with time to relax.

Belmond Governor's Residence
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3
Inle Lake | Tranquil & Traditional

Fly to Heho, your gateway to Inle Lake and drive to the village of Nyaung Shwe, where you stop at a local Shan paper workshop. Explore the 19th-century Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery, built entirely out of teak wood. After lunch at a local restaurant on the lake, board a boat and see the floating gardens of Inle Lake. Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, a local shrine that houses five small gilded images of the Buddha, as well as Nga Phe Kyaung monastery.

Aureum Palace Resort & Spa, Inle Lake
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4
Inle Lake | Five-Day Market

After breakfast, pay a visit to the Five-Day Market to see regional hill tribe people in traditional dress bartering for goods and produce. Try your hand at making a cheroot (Burmese cigar) and stop at a blacksmith’s workshop and a weaving factory, followed by lunch at the Intha Heritage House, serving authentic Intha dishes from recipes handed down through generations. Return to your hotel.

Aureum Palace Resort & Spa, Inle Lake
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5
Mandalay | Icons & Evening Prayers

Fly to Mandalay and drive to nearby Ava. Explore the ruins by horse-cart, including Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery, Bagaya Monastery and the Watch Tower. Return to Mandalay, where you check in to your hotel. This evening, witness evening prayers at Shwe Kyin Monastery.

Rupar Mandalar Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6
Mandalay | U Bein Bridge

View the more than 700 marble slabs inscribed with Buddhist religious texts, referred to by some as the biggest book in the world, at Kuthodaw Pagoda. Stop at a gold leaf workshop and visit the Mahamuni Pagoda, a major Buddhist pilgrimage site. Then, board luxurious all-balcony ‘Sanctuary Ananda,’ your home for a four-night cruise upon the Irrawaddy River. After lunch, disembark to visit Sagaing, renowned for its monasteries and pagodas. Take in views from atop the Sagaing Hills. Visit the U Bein Bridge to see the spectacular sunset. Then, return to the ship for dinner.

'Sanctuary Ananda'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Cruising the Irrawaddy | A Timeless Journey

Early this morning, sail north to the quaint village of Sin Kyun to witness firsthand the way of life in this location seldom visited by outsiders. Afterwards, relax on deck observing local village life, or receive a spa treatment. Later, attend a longyi (traditional Burmese cloth) demonstration, followed by a talk on Myanmar’s past, present and future.

'Sanctuary Ananda'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Cruising the Irrawaddy | Temples & Pagodas

After breakfast, take a cooking class with the ship’s Executive Chef. After lunch on board, head to the top of Tan Chi Taung Mountain to enjoy your first glimpse of the Bagan plain, containing more than 2,000 pagodas and stupas. Tonight, a candlelit sandbank dinner is served with the backdrop of the twinkling lights of Bagan.

'Sanctuary Ananda'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Bagan | Ballooning Over Bagan

Rise early for a hot air balloon ride (seasonally and weather permitting) over Bagan, as dawn illuminates the gold- and sand-colored stupas. Next, explore Nyaung Oo Market, Shwezigon Pagoda, Ananda Temple. Then, proceed to a pagoda complex in Bagan to watch the sunset before returning to the ship for dinner.

'Sanctuary Ananda'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
Yangon | Burmese Astrology Reading

Disembark and fly to Yangon. Meet a traditional Burmese astrologer, who specializes in advising individuals on important life decisions — such as when to marry or buy property — in order to correctly choose days for these events that will bring good fortune. Your afternoon is at leisure, perhaps for some last-minute shopping.

Belmond Governor's Residence
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 11
Depart Yangon

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.

Meals: Breakfast


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • Jan 11 - Jan 21
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Classic Cabin - Bagan Deck
    Price
    $5,595
    Single Supplement
    $2,195
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
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    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin - Bagan Deck
    Price
    $6,595
    Single Supplement
    $2,795
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
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    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin - Mandalay Deck
    Price
    $7,295
    Single Supplement
    $3,695
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
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    Cabin Class
    Luxury Suite - Bhamo Deck
    Price
    $8,595
    Single Supplement
    $5,195
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
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    Cabin Class
    Aloungpayah Owner's Suite
    Price
    $11,095
    Single Supplement
    $8,695
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    'Sanctuary Ananda' Deck Plan
  • Jan 18 - Jan 28
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Classic Cabin - Bagan Deck
    Price
    $5,595
    Single Supplement
    $2,195
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin - Bagan Deck
    Price
    $6,595
    Single Supplement
    $2,795
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin - Mandalay Deck
    Price
    $7,295
    Single Supplement
    $3,695
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Luxury Suite - Bhamo Deck
    Price
    $8,595
    Single Supplement
    $5,195
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Aloungpayah Owner's Suite
    Price
    $11,095
    Single Supplement
    $8,695
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    'Sanctuary Ananda' Deck Plan
  • Feb 01 - Feb 11
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Classic Cabin - Bagan Deck
    Price
    $5,595
    Single Supplement
    $2,195
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin - Bagan Deck
    Price
    $6,595
    Single Supplement
    $2,795
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin - Mandalay Deck
    Price
    $7,295
    Single Supplement
    $3,695
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Luxury Suite - Bhamo Deck
    Price
    $8,595
    Single Supplement
    $5,195
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Aloungpayah Owner's Suite
    Price
    $11,095
    Single Supplement
    $8,695
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    'Sanctuary Ananda' Deck Plan
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  • Mar 01 - Mar 11
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Classic Cabin - Bagan Deck
    Price
    $4,995
    Single Supplement
    $1,995
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin - Bagan Deck
    Price
    $5,995
    Single Supplement
    $2,595
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin - Mandalay Deck
    Price
    $6,695
    Single Supplement
    $3,495
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Luxury Suite - Bhamo Deck
    Price
    $7,995
    Single Supplement
    $4,995
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Aloungpayah Owner's Suite
    Price
    $10,495
    Single Supplement
    $8,495
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
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    'Sanctuary Ananda' Deck Plan
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  • Oct 11 - Oct 21
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Classic Cabin - Bagan Deck
    Price
    $5,895
    Single Supplement
    $2,395
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin - Bagan Deck
    Price
    $6,895
    Single Supplement
    $2,995
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin – Mandalay Deck
    Price
    $7,595
    Single Supplement
    $3,895
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Waitlist Only - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Luxury Suite - Bhamo Deck
    Price
    $8,895
    Single Supplement
    $5,395
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Aloungpayah Owner's Suite
    Price
    $11,395
    Single Supplement
    $8,895
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    'Sanctuary Ananda' Deck Plan
  • Nov 01 - Nov 11
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Classic Cabin - Bagan Deck
    Price
    $5,895
    Single Supplement
    $2,395
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin - Bagan Deck
    Price
    $6,895
    Single Supplement
    $2,995
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin - Mandalay Deck
    Price
    $7,595
    Single Supplement
    $3,895
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Luxury Suite - Bhamo Deck
    Price
    $8,895
    Single Supplement
    $5,395
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Aloungpayah Owner's Suite
    Price
    $11,395
    Single Supplement
    $8,895
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    'Sanctuary Ananda' Deck Plan
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Dec 13 - Dec 23
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Classic Cabin - Bagan Deck
    Price
    $5,895
    Single Supplement
    $2,395
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin - Bagan Deck
    Price
    $6,895
    Single Supplement
    $2,995
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin - Mandalay Deck
    Price
    $7,595
    Single Supplement
    $3,895
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Luxury Suite - Bhamo Deck
    Price
    $8,895
    Single Supplement
    $5,395
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Aloungpayah Owner's Suite
    Price
    $11,395
    Single Supplement
    $8,895
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    'Sanctuary Ananda' Deck Plan
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Dec 20 - Dec 30
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Classic Cabin - Bagan Deck
    Price
    $6,295
    Single Supplement
    $2,495
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin - Bagan Deck
    Price
    $7,295
    Single Supplement
    $3,095
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin - Mandalay Deck
    Price
    $7,995
    Single Supplement
    $3,995
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Luxury Suite - Bhamo Deck
    Price
    $9,295
    Single Supplement
    $5,495
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Aloungpayah Owner's Suite
    Price
    $11,795
    Single Supplement
    $8,995
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    'Sanctuary Ananda' Deck Plan
    How many people are travelling in your group?
Journey Details

Internal air from $475 (Yangon/Heho/Mandalay; Bagan/Yangon)

Itinerary may operate with some slight routing changes due to low water levels.

Hot air balloon flights are subject to weather condition.

Minimum age is 10 years.

First group event: Start of sightseeing at 11:00 a.m. on Day 2 in Yangon.

Last group event: Lunch on Day 10 at 12:00 p.m. in Yangon.


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