Cruising the Irrawaddy in Style

Yangon, Mandalay, Irrawaddy River, Bagan

From £4700 per person in low season
From £5000 per person in high season

based on 7 nights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • International economy flights and taxes subject to availability

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Selected experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

per person based on 2 people sharing. 

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At a Glance

  • Experience and explore some of Myanmar’s finest cultural and natural wonders in absolute luxury and style as you cruise along the Irrawaddy River onboard one of the finest examples of a classic riverboat

  • Discover the delights of Yangon, where you can enjoy a wave of exciting new restaurants, bars and shops, amongst arguably the most impressive colonial architecture in all Southeast Asia

  • Enjoy three blissful days of exciting land-based excursions, interspersed with relaxing moments onboard, gourmet fine dining and unforgettable sunsets from the observation deck

  • With several exclusive private moorings along the river, you will enjoy premium access to many of the best sites and beautiful temples once the crowds have long gone

  • Visit Bagan, one of the world’s largest and arguably most spectacular archaeological sites, rivalling both Machu Picchu and Angkor Wat and with far fewer visitors…for now at least! 

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The best time to visit Burma is during the dry season from October to April. At this time the warm and sunny days are ideal for sightseeing throughout the country. March sees temperatures start to rise followed by the wet season from June to September. Although monsoons cause some regions shut down during this time, the wet season is well suited for exploring some of Burma's more remote areas on a cruise along the Chindwin or Upper Irrawaddy River.

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Itinerary

Cruise the Irrawaddy River in comfort and style aboard The Strand Cruise, combining onshore excursions, must-see sights and the height of onboard luxury as you sail from culture-rich Mandalay to the archaeological wonder of Bagan.

  1. Fly to Yangon

  2. Days 1-3: Yangon

    Upon arrival in Yangon, you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel in the city. That afternoon and evening are at your leisure to relax and settle into your hotel before exploring the city with a private guide the following day. Visit the glittering Shwedagon Pagoda, discover the colonial charm of downtown Yangon, enjoy some tea in a local teahouse and browse local handicrafts at Scott’s Market.

    Accommodation: The Strand Hotel (2 nights)

  3. Days 3-4: Mandalay

    On day three, you will be driven to Yangon’s airport in time to board a one hour flight to Mandalay. After arriving at your hotel, the rest of the day is free to spend how you wish, perhaps exploring some highlights of the city with a private guide, watching the sun set from atop Mandalay Hill, or simply relaxing and enjoying the facilities at your hotel.

    Accommodation: The Hotel by the Red Canal (1 night)

  4. Days 4-7: Irrawaddy River

    The cruise begins the following day with a welcome breakfast and a tour of Mandalay before boarding the ship early afternoon. Over the next three days, enjoy morning and afternoon onshore excursions alongside free time to take a dip in the plunge pool or relax on the sundeck as you watch life on the riverbank pass you by. Onshore highlights include the riverside town of Mingun, visiting the former royal capital of Ava and exploring the temple strewn plains of Bagan. A delicious selection of international and local cuisine is served for breakfast, lunch and dinner onboard, with a dedicated crew always on hand to ensure you have all you need for an unforgettable journey.

    Accommodation: The Strand Cruise (3 nights)

  5. Days 7-8: Yangon

    After disembarking the ship in Old Bagan on the morning of day seven, you will be transferred to Bagan’s Nyaung Oo Airport for a one and a half hour flight which will take you back to Yangon. The rest of the day is at your leisure before you are transferred to Yangon’s International Airport the following day for your flight back home, or onto your next destination.

    Accommodation: The Strand Hotel (1 night)

  6. Fly home from Yangon

Location

Yangon, Mandalay, Irrawaddy River, Bagan

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