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Majestic Myanmar and Inle Lake

Trip Code: MT18
18 Days
48 Meals
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  • Map & Itinerary
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Trip Inclusions

  • 15 days cruising the Irrawaddy River on the RV Princess Panhwar
  • 48 meals - 17 breakfasts, 15 lunches and 16 dinners
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director
  • Complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Airport transfers and tipping
  • A range of sightseeing opportunities

Travel & Accommodation

View from hotel towards Inle Lake, Myanmar

Inle Lake Hotel Stay

Enjoy three nights at Myanmar's Novotel Myat Mu Resort, with your own private balcony overlooking Inle Lake

Cruising in comfort along the Irrawaddy River

Irrawaddy Cruise

Cruise the majestic waters of the Irrawaddy River and discover Myanmar from a different perspective

Looking up to the golden Schwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda

Ascend Singuttara Hill and visit the incredible 99-metre-high Shwedagon Pagoda

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 (MT18) does not include Mingun
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur
  • Prices are for land / cruise and flights within Myanmar only (as specified)
Asia Map MT18 2018-19 updated

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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
  • Dinner

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. Later, visit U-Bein Bridge, the world’s oldest and longest teak-wood 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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Insider Experience

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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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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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 today and disembark for a guided tour. Take in a selection of gilded pagodas, including the 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 famous 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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
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Insider Experience

Visit the Reclining Buddha and marvel at the Shwedagon Pagoda at sunset.


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

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Insider Experience

Journey by coach to your hotel, the Novotel Inle Lake, set right on the shores of the lake.


Your Irrawaddy cruise ends today as you transfer to Yangon airport for your flight to Heho. Spend the afternoon at leisure, perhaps relaxing in your hotel’s infinity pool with a swim-up bar and enjoy stunning lake views over dinner.

Stay: Three Nights: Novotel Myat Mu Inle Lake

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Spend the day on the lake, sightseeing aboard a local boat. Visit the Nga Phe Chaung Monastery before cruising past a floating village, 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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Visit an Indein village, catching a glimpse of farmers and buffalo on the river banks. Walk through a cluster of hundreds of ancient stupas. Return to your hotel for a Farewell Dinner overlooking the lake at sunset.

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  • Dinner

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

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  • Breakfast

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