Cruising the Irrawaddy in Style

Yangon, Mandalay, Irrawaddy River, Bagan
7 nights private tour from $6,900 per person

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.

Cruising the Irrawaddy in Style
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

Journey highlights
  • 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

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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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.


Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

Departing Price from*
  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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October $7,200 $1,800 plan your trip
November $7,300 $1,800 plan your trip
December $7,300 $1,800 plan your trip
January $7,300 $1,800 plan your trip
February $7,300 $1,800 plan your trip
March $7,300 $1,800 plan your trip
April $7,200 $1,800 plan your trip
  • October
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $7,200
    Deposit from*
    $1,800
  • November
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $7,300
    Deposit from*
    $1,800
  • December
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $7,300
    Deposit from*
    $1,800
  • January
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $7,300
    Deposit from*
    $1,800
  • February
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $7,300
    Deposit from*
    $1,800
  • March
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $7,300
    Deposit from*
    $1,800
  • April
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $7,200
    Deposit from*
    $1,800
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Itinerary

Fly to Yangon
Day 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 )
Day 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 )
Day 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 )
Day 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 )
Fly home from Yangon
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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When to visit

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  • S
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  • D
Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

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.

Cruising the Irrawaddy in Style
Cruising the Irrawaddy in Style

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

Plan your trip

Why Scott Dunn?

At Scott Dunn, we live and breathe travel. An insatiable appetite to discover the world runs through everything we do. We relish the planning and revel in the detail. We know it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference, and we stop at nothing to make every trip not only exceptional but totally unique.

  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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