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Travelmarvel

Majestic Myanmar and Inle Lake

Trip Code: MT13
13 Days
32 Meals
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Trip Inclusions

  • 5 nights in premium accommodation
  • Seven night Irrawaddy River cruise on the RV Princess Panhwar
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and local guides
  • 32 meals - 12 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 11 dinners
  • International wine, local beer and soft drink included with lunch and dinner on board your Irrawaddy River cruise
  • Airport transfers, port charges and tipping
  • Flights within Myanmar

Travel & Accommodation

Princess Panhwar Deluxe Balcony.

RV Princess Panhwar

Relax as your premium river ship transports you along the Irrawaddy River, delivering you to the highlights of Myanmar.

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Two fisherman fishing in the traditional way, Myanmar

Tranquil Inle Lake

Glide past stilt houses and see local fishermen pulling baskets from the water using their unique style of leg rowing.

Long timber bridge across the water, Myanmar

World's oldest teakwood bridge

Take a leisurely stroll across U Bein Bridge, thought to be the world's oldest and longest teakwood bridge.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Your flight must arrive in Yangon by 10 am
  • Flights must depart Yangon after 4pm
  • Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur
  • Prices are for land, cruise and flights as specified only
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Insider Experience

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On arrival in Yangon, you’ll be met and transferred to your domestic flight bound for Mandalay. Once you’ve landed, you’ll be whisked to the port where you will board the RV Princess Panhwar in time for a late lunch. In the afternoon, disembark to visit Shwenandaw Monastery and Kuthodaw Pagoda before a Welcome Dinner and a cultural show back on board this evening.

Stay: Seven Nights, Irrawaddy River, RV Princess Panhwar

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Explore Mandalay’s Mahamuni Buddha Temple, where you can see sheets of gold leaf being added to a statue of the Mahamuni Buddha.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit the incredible U-Bein Bridge, the world’s oldest and longest teak-wood bridge, and enjoy a boat ride as the sun sets behind the icon.


This morning, cruise to Mingun to see the incomplete Pahtodawgyi Pagoda, as well as the Mingun Bell and striking white Myatheindan Pagoda. In the afternoon, enjoy an Insider Experience. Afterwards, explore a silk workshop and learn about the ancient and beautiful practice before browsing some of the wares. Later, a delicious dinner is served back on board this evening.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Long timber bridge over water with people walking along it, Myanmar

In Sagaing, explore one of the country’s most memorable sites, Soon Oo Ponya Shin Pagoda. Striking with its golden facade, it is incredibly peaceful to witness locals flock to the religious site for worship. Spend some time learning about the structure and its history which dates back to the early 1300s before visiting a local silversmith’s workshop. Here you can take the chance to learn about the practice of making silverware before rejoining your ship.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

In Pakokku, spend your time exploring the many workshops of the town, including cheroot (a type of local cigar), longyi (fabric) and blankets.


Today tour Yandabo, the site of where the Treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese War was signed. This town is also famous for its beautiful terracotta pots, made from the local riverbank clay. In the afternoon, you can view the point where the Irrawaddy and Chindwin rivers meet. The afternoon is spent in Pakokku, famous for its many different exports. Reboard your ship this evening to watch a traditional puppet show and enjoy dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

At sunrise, perhaps ride a hot air balloon over the pagodas of Bagan (at your own expense). Enjoy a full day to discover Bagan, beginning with a visit to the Ananda Temple. This beautiful structure was heavily influenced by northern Indian architecture, and has been wonderfully restored since an earthquake in 1975. This morning you’ll also experience a local dance and visit a lacquerware workshop. Later, a tour of Bagan takes you to Htilominlo Temple and onwards for sunset views.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Start the day with a visit to the Nyaung U Market and mingle with the locals as you browse the wares. Next, it’s on to the golden Shwezigon Pagoda, one of the country’s most significant religious sites. Return to the ship for lunch before a discovering Yoke Sone Kyaung Monastery and Mann Paya Pagoda in Salay.

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  • Lunch
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Sail onwards, reaching Mya Tha Lun Pagoda which overlooks the Irrawaddy. After lunch disembark to explore the stunning gilded pagoda, as well as a Buddhist nunnery and the downtown of Magwe. This evening, enjoy a final dinner on board.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Stay in the Colonial Quarter at the Pullman Yangon Centrepoint.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Head to Singuttara Hill and marvel at the striking Shwedagon Pagoda.


Your Irrawaddy cruise ends today as you disembark in Magwe and transfer to the airport for your flight to Yangon, enjoying a light lunch on board. After checking in to your hotel, the centrally located Pullman Yangon Centrepoint, it’s time to explore the sights of the city. Head to Kandawgyi Lake for a photo stop. This evening, a delicious dinner is served at your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights, Pullman Yangon Centrepoint

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon.

Savour breakfast at your hotel this morning, and then maybe head off on an optional select experience. You might venture to the township of Dala for an early morning tour. Or maybe set off on a history tour instead (both at additional surcharge). The afternoon is set aside for a Bogyoke Market visit and walking tour of the colonial buildings and architectural relics of Pansodan Street. You might also like to pause for a photo of Sule Pagoda. Say goodbye to Myanmar at a Farewell Dinner tonight.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Spend three nights at Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min.


After breakfast board an included flight to Heho, the gateway to Inle Lake. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure before enjoying stunning views at dinner.

Stay: Three Nights, Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Spend the day on the lake, sightseeing aboard a local boat. Visit the Nga Phe Chaung Monastery, cruise past a floating village, then stop at the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda. After lunch at Inle Heritage, visit a boat building workshop in Nam Pan village.

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  • Lunch

Visit Indein village, catching a glimpse of farmers and buffalo on the river banks. Walk through a cluster of hundreds of ancient stupas. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travellers.

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Transfer to Heho Airport for your included flight to Yangon and your onward flight home.

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In all we had a fantastic holiday. We would recommend Travelmarvel to all who'll ask.