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Signature Myanmar & the Irrawaddy 2020


11 days from $6,395

Private Journey

Journey to spiritually rich Myanmar to experience the serenity of Inle Lake, observe life along the banks of the Irrawaddy River from aboard ‘Sanctuary Ananda’ and watch the rising sun illuminate thousands of temples in timeless Bagan, on this fascinating independent journey.

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 its 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 | Design Your Day
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

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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, and then visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, a local shrine that houses five small gilded images of the Buddha.

Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort, Inle
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4
Inle Lake | Design Your Day

This morning, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities:

Visit an Artisan, to see cigar-like cheroots hand made at a local workshop, and tour a weaving factory.

Bicycle Through the Countryside in the company of a local guide, taking in the lush surroundings and local life.

Attend a Cooking Class led by a chef, for the hands-on opportunity to prepare traditional Burmese dishes.

This afternoon, enjoy lunch at the Intha Heritage House, which serves authentic Intha dishes from recipes handed down through generations. Return to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

Aureum Palace Hotel & Resort, Inle
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 and visit the U Bein Bridge to see the spectacular sunset. 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. Afterward, 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. Enjoy dinner on board this evening.

'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. Then, witness a shinbyu (novitiation ceremony), a young monk’s first entry to the monastery. Enjoy privileged access to this time-honored tradition and the village festivities. This afternoon, visit Ananda Temple, an elegant pagoda dating to the 11th century that is crowned with a magnificent gilded spire. Then, proceed to a pagoda complex in Bagan to watch the sunset bathe the surrounding skyline in its glow 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

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

  • Jan 10 - Jan 20
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Classic Cabin - Bagan Deck
    Price
    $6,795
    Single Supplement
    $2,295
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin - Bagan Deck
    Price
    $7,295
    Single Supplement
    $2,695
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin - Mandalay Deck
    Price
    $7,995
    Single Supplement
    $3,095
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Luxury Suite - Bhamo Deck
    Price
    $9,295
    Single Supplement
    $4,495
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Aloungpayah Owner's Suite
    Price
    $11,295
    Single Supplement
    $6,795
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    'Sanctuary Ananda' Deck Plan
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  • Jan 17 - Jan 27
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Classic Cabin - Bagan Deck
    Price
    $6,795
    Single Supplement
    $2,295
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin - Bagan Deck
    Price
    $7,295
    Single Supplement
    $2,695
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin - Mandalay Deck
    Price
    $7,995
    Single Supplement
    $3,095
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Luxury Suite - Bhamo Deck
    Price
    $9,295
    Single Supplement
    $4,495
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Aloungpayah Owner's Suite
    Price
    $11,295
    Single Supplement
    $6,795
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
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  • Jan 31 - Feb 10
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Classic Cabin - Bagan Deck
    Price
    $6,795
    Single Supplement
    $2,295
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin - Bagan Deck
    Price
    $7,295
    Single Supplement
    $2,695
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin - Mandalay Deck
    Price
    $7,995
    Single Supplement
    $3,095
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Luxury Suite - Bhamo Deck
    Price
    $9,295
    Single Supplement
    $4,495
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Aloungpayah Owner's Suite
    Price
    $11,295
    Single Supplement
    $6,795
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    'Sanctuary Ananda' Deck Plan
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  • Feb 07 - Feb 17
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Classic Cabin - Bagan Deck
    Price
    $6,795
    Single Supplement
    $2,295
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin - Bagan Deck
    Price
    $7,295
    Single Supplement
    $2,695
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin - Mandalay Deck
    Price
    $7,995
    Single Supplement
    $3,095
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Luxury Suite - Bhamo Deck
    Price
    $9,295
    Single Supplement
    $4,495
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Aloungpayah Owner's Suite
    Price
    $11,295
    Single Supplement
    $6,795
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    'Sanctuary Ananda' Deck Plan
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  • Feb 28 - Mar 09
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Classic Cabin - Bagan Deck
    Price
    $6,395
    Single Supplement
    $1,995
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin - Bagan Deck
    Price
    $6,895
    Single Supplement
    $2,395
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin - Mandalay Deck
    Price
    $7,595
    Single Supplement
    $2,795
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Luxury Suite - Bhamo Deck
    Price
    $8,895
    Single Supplement
    $4,195
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Aloungpayah Owner's Suite
    Price
    $10,895
    Single Supplement
    $6,495
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    'Sanctuary Ananda' Deck Plan
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  • Oct 09 - Oct 19
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Classic Cabin - Bagan Deck
    Price
    $6,995
    Single Supplement
    $2,395
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin - Bagan Deck
    Price
    $7,495
    Single Supplement
    $2,795
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin - Mandalay Deck
    Price
    $8,195
    Single Supplement
    $3,195
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Luxury Suite - Bhamo Deck
    Price
    $9,495
    Single Supplement
    $4,595
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Aloungpayah Owner's Suite
    Price
    $11,495
    Single Supplement
    $6,895
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    'Sanctuary Ananda' Deck Plan
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Oct 30 - Nov 09
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Classic Cabin - Bagan Deck
    Price
    $6,995
    Single Supplement
    $2,395
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin - Bagan Deck
    Price
    $7,495
    Single Supplement
    $2,795
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin - Mandalay Deck
    Price
    $8,195
    Single Supplement
    $3,195
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Luxury Suite - Bhamo Deck
    Price
    $9,495
    Single Supplement
    $4,595
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Aloungpayah Owner's Suite
    Price
    $11,495
    Single Supplement
    $6,895
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    'Sanctuary Ananda' Deck Plan
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Dec 11 - Dec 21
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Classic Cabin - Bagan Deck
    Price
    $6,795
    Single Supplement
    $2,295
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin - Bagan Deck
    Price
    $7,295
    Single Supplement
    $2,695
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin - Mandalay Deck
    Price
    $7,995
    Single Supplement
    $3,095
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Luxury Suite - Bhamo Deck
    Price
    $9,295
    Single Supplement
    $4,495
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Aloungpayah Owner's Suite
    Price
    $11,295
    Single Supplement
    $6,795
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    'Sanctuary Ananda' Deck Plan
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Dec 18 - Dec 28
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Classic Cabin - Bagan Deck
    Price
    $6,795
    Single Supplement
    $2,295
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin - Bagan Deck
    Price
    $7,295
    Single Supplement
    $2,695
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin - Mandalay Deck
    Price
    $7,995
    Single Supplement
    $3,095
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Luxury Suite - Bhamo Deck
    Price
    $9,295
    Single Supplement
    $4,495
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Aloungpayah Owner's Suite
    Price
    $11,295
    Single Supplement
    $6,795
    Internal air from
    $475
    Availability
    Available
    'Sanctuary Ananda' Deck Plan
    How many people are travelling in your group?
Journey Details

Internal Air: Economy class from $475
Yangon/Heho/Mandalay; Bagan/Yangon

Minimum Age: 10 years

Additional Notes: Itinerary will operate with routing changes in the case of low water levels.

This journey contains some active elements.


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