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Travelmarvel

Majestic Myanmar

Trip Code: MT15
15 Days
42 Meals
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  • Map & Itinerary
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Trip Inclusions

  • 15 days cruising the Irrawaddy River on the RV Princess Panhwar, visiting rural towns and villages
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director
  • Airport transfers and tipping
  • Complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • 42 delicious meals - 14 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 14 dinners
  • Enjoy Welcome and Farewell Dinners on board your river ship

Travel & Accommodation

A spacious and naturally lit room on the RV Princess Panhwar

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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Discovering the base of the overwhelming Shwedagon Pagoda Yangon

Experience Sacred Sites

Visit the Shwedagon Pagoda, a 99-metre high gilded pagoda believed to contain the relics of four Buddhas

View across a lush region with many temples in the distance, Myanmar

Beautiful Bagan

Discover the archaeological site of Bagan and its temple relics, including the well preserved Ananda Temple

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include port charges, gratuities and sundries
  • Your flight must arrive in Mandalay by 3pm
  • Cruise from Mandalay to Yangon does not include Mingun
  • Prices are for cruise only. Flights not included
Asia Map MT15 2018-19 updated

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Enhance Your Journey

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Be met on arrival and transfer to the RV Princess Panhwar. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner and a cultural show.

Stay: 14 Nights: RV Princess Panhwar

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  • Lunch
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Insider Experience

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

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Later, go for a stroll along U Bein Bridge.


Explore a range of workshops, before visiting Kuthodaw Pagoda to see what is thought to be the world’s largest book.

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Enjoy a tour by horse-drawn cart, taking in Maha Aung Mye Bon Zan Monastery and the teak-wood Bagaya Monastery.


In Sagaing, visit a silversmith’s workshop then explore Soon U Ponya Shin and Kaunghmudaw pagodas. Later, arrive in Inwa, an ancient imperial capital.

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  • Lunch
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Today tour Yandabo, the site of where the Treaty of First Anglo-Myanmar War was signed. It’s also famous for its terracotta pots, made from the riverbank clay. Back on board, catch your first glimpse of Bagan. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure before a puppet show on board tonight.

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Enhance Your Journey

At sunrise, perhaps ride a hot air balloon over the pagodas of Bagan.


Enjoy a full day to discover Bagan, beginning with a visit to the golden Shwezigon Pagoda, one of the country’s most significant religious sites. Later continue to a lacquerware workshop and a local village.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning, discover Gubyaukgyi Temple, a 13th-century ‘cave temple’. Later visit the Nyaung-U market and mingle with the locals as you browse the wares sold at this trade hub. Cruise to Salay and visit Yoke Sone Kyaung, the region’s oldest surviving wooden monastery.

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Sail on to Magwe and head to the Mya Tha Lun Pagoda, overlooking the Irrawaddy River.

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Today you’ll disembark in Minhla, the site of a significant battle during the Third Anglo-Burmese War. Take a boat to visit Minhla fort, built to keep the British forces out of Myanmar. Afterwards, continue on to Thayetmyo, and visit Myanmar’s oldest golf course.

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Arrive in Pyay and disembark for a guided tour seeing Shwesandaw Pagoda, then travel to the ancient ruins at Sri Ksetra.

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Absorb wonderful views of the Akauk Mountains and their river-facing cliff carvings as you cruise to Myanaung. Here, a guided walking tour will take you past colonial houses, a Roman Catholic church and the local market.

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Cruise south and enjoy a walking tour of a local village. Later, your ship drops anchor at Danuphyu this afternoon.

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Disembark in Danuphyu, a small town where the revered General Maha Bandula led a Burmese defensive against British troops during the First Anglo-Burmese War. Disembark to visit the Monastery of Maha Bandula and a home cheroot-making workshop.

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Today arrive in Maubin. Take a walking tour, and enjoy the chance to visit the local market.

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insider experience

Visit the Reclining Buddha and marvel at the Shwedagon Pagoda at sunset, resplendent with a golden spire.


Explore the sights of Yangon including Sule Pagoda and Bogyoke Market. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner on board.

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Your Irrawaddy cruise ends today as you transfer to Yangon airport for your onward flight.

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Each day was exciting as there were always new things to see. I think the tours at every stop were very well thought out and extremely interesting.