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Mystical Myanmar on Scenic Aura

Yangon, Myanmar Round-trip
Length: 18 Days - Departs: Fri, Feb 25, 2022
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Departure
Feb 25, 2022
Arrival
Mar 14, 2022

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River Cruise Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Yangon
    Fri, Feb 25, 2022

    Welcome to Myanmar and your hotel for an overnight stay. Enjoy your welcome dinner at the beautiful Le Planteur Restaurant.


    Meals: Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Yangon > Inle Lake
    Sat, Feb 26, 2022

    Fly to Heho and drive to Nyaung Shwe. After lunch, glide across Inle Lake towards your award winning resort for a three night Special Stay.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Inle Lake
    Sun, Feb 27, 2022

    Begin with an excursion by the most comfortable long tail boats on the lake to visit Inle Lake’s main market, which moves every five days. See the holiest site in Inle Lake, the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and Royal barges.

    Enrich
    Learn all about traditional Intha cooking with a visit to an Intha family home for lunch.

    Later, cruise down a network of small canals to the Pa-Oh village of Indein.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Inle Lake
    Mon, Feb 28, 2022

    Freechoice: Visit Pindaya Caves or travel to Taunggyi and lunch at a local winery. Alternatively, take a local village trek close by.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Inle Lake > Mandalay
    Tue, Mar 01, 2022

    Fly to Mandalay and check into your club room at your hotel.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  6. Day 6
    Mandalay > Irrawaddy Cruise
    Wed, Mar 02, 2022

    Marvel at Shwenandaw, a beautiful wooden monastery covered internally in gold leaf. Equally as impressive are the sights at Kuthodaw Pagoda, where the ‘World’s Largest Book’ is housed. Later walk through the rebuilt Mandalay Palace, destroyed during World War II.

    Enrich
    Learn how to produce gold leaf at a local workshop. At Mahamuni Pagoda, male guests may place the gold leaf on the iconic Buddha statue.

    Board Scenic Aura and enjoy tonight’s welcome reception whilst cruising to Mingun.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Mingun > Amarapura
    Thu, Mar 03, 2022

    This morning in Mingun, discover the stories behind a huge unfinished brick pagoda and the all-white Hsinbyume Pagoda, Myanmar’s Taj Mahal. Nearby, admire the un-cracked Mingun Bell. Sail to Mandalay to visit Amarapura.

    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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Sagaing
    Fri, Mar 04, 2022

    Take in the amazing views from the sundeck during the dazzling approach to Myanmar’s spiritual capital Sagaing, dotted with hundreds of gilded pagodas and monasteries.

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

    Also take in the views over the Irrawaddy River from Sagaing Hill before sailing to the pottery village of Yandabo.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Yandabo > Pakkoku
    Sat, Mar 05, 2022

    Arrive in Yandabo where in 1826, the peace treaty ending the First Anglo-Burmese war was signed. Now famous for its pottery, stroll through the village and witness the artisans honing their craft and observe their unusual way of firing the pottery. Later cruise to Pakkoku and travel by local tuk tuk to a cheroot cigar workshop, the local market and longyi and blanket factory – perfect for shopping.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Bagan
    Sun, Mar 06, 2022

    Arrive into Bagan early this morning. After breakfast, visit the most iconic sight of this hypnotic region, the Ananda Temple. Continue travelling by horse and cart through a local village and the surrounding plain filled with temple ruins. Afterwards learn all about the production of Burmese lacquerware, a Bagan specialty.

    Enrich
    Tonight, be wowed by a Scenic exclusive magical themed dinner, with included free flow drinks and a cultural show played out in front of candle lit Bagan temple ruins.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Day 11
    Bagan > Salay
    Mon, Mar 07, 2022

    Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight
    Balloons over Bagan - Between 01 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.

    This morning continue cruising downstream to Salay. On your exploratory walking tour of this colonial riverside town, admire the mix of old Burmese and British architecture and visit Youqson Kyaung, a beautiful teak monastery now converted to a museum.

    Enrich
    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.

    Remain alongside Salay overnight.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  12. Day 12
    Minhla Fort
    Tue, Mar 08, 2022

    This morning continue cruising downstream to Minhla and it’s Italian built forts where their capture by the British brought to an end to an independent Burma.  Explore the fort before accepting the challenge to shop as a local in the market. Afterwards begin sailing back upstream towards Magwe.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  13. Day 13
    Magwe
    Wed, Mar 09, 2022

    This morning discover the town of Magwe, exploring the town by traditional trishaw. Take in the elevated views from Mya Tha Lun Pagoda, a mesmerising architectural vision set on Naguttama Hill. This afternoon relax on board and watch the changing scenery go by as you sail towards Bagan.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  14. Day 14
    Sailing > Bagan
    Thu, Mar 10, 2022

    Make use of the ship’s luxury and take the time to sip a cocktail by the pool, attend an on board demonstration or enjoy some solitude on your private balcony whilst sailing upstream towards Bagan. Relax on the sundeck with a cocktail in hand viewing the many temples and pagodas that line the river as you approach this ancient location.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  15. Day 15
    Bagan
    Fri, Mar 11, 2022

    For the early risers, attend and partake in morning alms for the local monks.

    Freechoice: Visit a toddy farm en-route to Mount Popa, home to Myanmar’s nats or nature spirits, before enjoying lunch overlooking the temple or cross the river to Tant Kyi Tuang to take in the expansive elevated views of Bagan. Alternatively, either explore the Temple Circuit in more depth, or enjoy a visit to the sites of Old Bagan.

    Relax on board for the remainder of the day before your farewell dinner tonight.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  16. Day 16
    Irrawaddy Cruise > Yangon
    Sat, Mar 12, 2022

    Disembark and fly to Yangon and take lunch at the historical House of Memories Restaurant, once the office of General Aung San. Then settle into your Pacific Club floor room at your hotel for a two night Special Stay.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  17. Day 17
    Yangon
    Sun, Mar 13, 2022

    Freechoice: Embark on a ride on the local ‘circle’ train around Yangon’s suburbs. Alternatively, be guided on a tour of Yangon’s thriving art scene, or ride a ferry across the Yangon River to Dhala village and travel by trishaw through the local neighbourhood.

    Visit Chaukhtatgyi Paya, Yangon’s reclining Buddha.

    Enrich
    As the sun sets, wander around Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar, and learn about the ritual of oil lamp lighting before partaking in this local tradition.

    Enjoy tonight’s farewell dinner at the iconic colonial Strand Hotel.


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  18. Day 18
    Yangon
    Mon, Mar 14, 2022

    Say 'Twah Daw Meh’ to Myanmar.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above.


    Meals: Breakfast

Countries Visited

Burma

Rivers Visited

Irrawaddy

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

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