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Travelmarvel

Majestic Myanmar and Inle Lake

Trip Code: MT18
18 Days
48 Meals
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Trip Inclusions

  • 3 nights in premium accommodation
  • 14 nights Irrawaddy River cruise on the RV Princess Panhwar
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Cruise Director and local guides
  • 17 breakfasts, 15 lunches and 16 dinners, as well as select complimentary beverages served with lunch and dinner on board
  • Visit Mahamuni Buddha Temple and witness locals adding gold leaf to the statue of the Mahamuni Buddha
  • Enjoy a boat ride as the sun sinks behind U-Bein Bridge
  • Explore Danuphyu by trishaw
  • Ascend Singuttara Hill and visit the 99 metre-high Shwedagon Pagoda

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur
  • All prices include transfers, port charges and tipping.
  • Flights must arrive in Yangon by 10am on Day 1
  • Flights must depart Yangon after 3.30pm on Day 18
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only. International flights not included
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Insider Experience

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Upon arrival in Yangon, join your flight to Mandalay, where you’ll board the RV Princess Panhwar, your beautiful home for the next 14 nights. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner on board.

Stay: 14 Nights, Irrawaddy River, RV Princess Panhwar

Daily :
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit Mandalay’s Mahamuni Buddha Temple, where you’ll be able to witness the locals adding gold leaf to a statue of the Mahamuni Buddha.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a sunset boat ride at U-Bein Bridge.


Experience the ancient art of gold leaf beating then explore Kuthodaw Pagoda to see what is thought to be the world’s largest book.

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

In Sagaing, visit a silversmith’s workshop then explore Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Experience local cheroot, blanket and longyi workshops in Pakokku.


Tour Yandabo, the site of where the Treaty of First Anglo-Myanmar War was signed. The town is also famous for its terracotta pots made from the riverbank clay. Continue to the village of Pakokku.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy incredible views as your ship approaches the temple-studded plains of Bagan today. See Ananda temple, Htilominlo temple and one of the world’s truly awe-inspiring archaeological sites, the golden Shwezigon Pagoda. Tour a lacquer-wear workshop before taking in a magical sunset over the region.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Spend the morning browsing Bagan’s Nyaung U Market before a traditional Burmese performance of song and dance. Return to your ship and continue sailing to Salay where a walking tour takes you to Yoke Sone Kyaung and Man Pagoda.  

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy a relaxing morning on board as your ship cruises to Magwe. Explore the Buddhist nunnery, wander through the park and visit Myathalun Pagoda.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark in Minhla, the site of a famous battle of the Third Anglo-Burmese War. Visit Minhla fort, built to keep the British forces out of Myanmar then continue on to Thayetmyo. Here, visit Myanmar’s oldest golf course.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon.

Cruise to Pyay for a tour. See a selection of gilded pagodas, including the Shwesandaw Pagoda, then explore the ancient ruins at Sri Ksetra.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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, and a Roman Catholic church.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

In Shwekyin, set off on a guided walking tour through the village for a glimpse of how the locals live.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy the sights of Danuphyu on a trishaw tour.


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. Step ashore to visit the Monastery of Maha Bandula and a thanaka-making workshop.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Take in a magnificent sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda, a 99-metre-high gilded pagoda and stupa that dominates the city skyline.


This morning, explore Maubin and its lively market on foot. Enjoy lunch on board you ship before arriving in Yangon.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy the sights of Yangon today including the Sule Pagoda and Kandawgyi Lake. Take a walk down Pansodan Street to see British colonial buildings before lunch onboard. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore, before a Farewell Dinner.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Transfer to Yangon airport for your flight to Heho, the gateway to Inle Lake. Check-in to your hotel overlooking the shores of the lake.

Stay: Three Nights, Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Explore the lake aboard a local boat. Visit the Nga Phe Chaung Monastery, cruise past a floating village and see the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda. After lunch, visit a boat building workshop in Nam Pan village.

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  • Breakfast
  • 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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Transfer to Heho airport for your included flight to Yangon and your onward flight.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Everything was wonderful. There were great sight seeing trips and the guides were very knowledgeable.