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Majestic Myanmar - Irrawaddy Cruise and Inle Lake

Trip Code: MTR13
13 Days
31 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
  • 31 meals - 12 breakfasts, 8 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 within Myanmar only (as specified)
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Insider Experience

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Stay in the Colonial Quarter at the Pullman Yangon Centrepoint.


Arrive and be transferred to your hotel. After checking in to the centrally located Pullman Yangon Centrepoint, you will enjoy lunch at leisure. This afternoon, visit the 66-metre-long reclining Buddha statue. From here stop by Kandawgyi Lake for a photo stop before driving to Pansodan Street. Take a stroll through the colonial downtown area. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Pullman Yangon Centrepoint.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

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


This morning maybe visit the township of Dala or set off on a history tour (at your own expense). The afternoon is set aside for a Bogyoke Market visit before an Insider Experience.

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Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon.

This morning fly to Magwe and transfer to the RV Princess Panhwar in time for lunch. After lunch visit Mya Tha Lun Pagoda which overlooks the Irrawaddy. Disembark to explore the stunning gilded pagoda, as well as a Buddhist nunnery.

Stay: Seven Nights, Irrawaddy River, RV Princess Panhwar

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Enjoy a leisurely morning on board. After lunch, head off for an exploration of Yoke Sone Kyaung Monastery and Mann Paya Pagoda in Salay. Dinner is served back on board this evening.

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This morning you’ll see a cultural dance and visit a lacquerware workshop. Lunch is served on board before a visit to the Ananda Temple. This beautiful structure was heavily influenced by northern Indian architecture. Later, see Htilominlo Temple before a sunset viewing.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

In Pakokku, spend time exploring the town’s workshops, famous for cheroot (a type of local cigar), longyi (fabric) and blankets.


At sunrise, perhaps ride a hot air balloon over the pagodas of Bagan (at your own expense). Afterwards, it’s time to visit the Nyaung U Market and mingle with the locals as you browse. Next, it’s on to the golden Shwezigon Pagoda, one of the country’s most significant religious sites. Return to the ship as you sail to Pakokku, famous for its many exports.

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Today tour Yandabo, the site of where the Treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese War was signed. It’s also famous for its terracotta pots, made from the riverbank clay. Set off on a walking tour of the village before enjoying lunch and dinner back on board.

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In Sagaing, explore 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. This afternoon, pay visits to the incomplete Pahtodawgyi Pagoda, as well as the Mingun Bell and striking white Myatheindan Pagoda. Enjoy a cultural show on board tonight.

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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 U-Bein Bridge for a boat ride at sunset.


This morning, enjoy an Insider Experience. Afterwards, visit the Kuthodaw Pagoda and Shwenandaw Monastery. This afternoon, visit a silk workshop and enjoy another Insider Experience.

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Long timber bridge over water with people walking along it, Myanmar

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Spend three nights at Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min.


This morning, transfer to Mandalay airport for your flight to Heho, the gateway to Inle Lake. Upon arrival, journey by coach to the Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min, set right on the shores of the lake. Spend the afternoon at leisure before enjoying stunning views at dinner.

Stay: Three Nights, Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min

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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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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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