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Save £410pp on select 2018 dates of Myanmar & the Irrawaddy

Valid for travel on the following departures 25 February, 4, 11,18 March 2018

Travel on our group departure Myanmar & the Irrawaddy on the following departures 25 February, 4, 11, 18 March 2018 to receive the discount. For Ts&Cs and availability, please speak to one of our travel specialists.
Best Time To Go

October - March

Holiday Length

10 nights

Price guide

From £4,700pp

The price shown is a guide - based on two people sharing, excluding international flights. There are many factors that can influence the price such as class of flight, number of people travelling and trip extensions. Ask your travel specialist for more information.
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Holiday type

Small Group Journey


Small Group - Myanmar & the Irrawaddy

On your Myanmar adventure you’ll soar above Bagan’s pagodas and temples on a sunrise hot air balloon ride. Enjoy a three-night cruise down the legendary Irrawaddy River aboard the all-balcony Sanctuary Ananda. You’ll also visit floating gardens, watch a traditional Intha boat race and explore the Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the most sacred sites in Myanmar. Your expert Myanmar travel guide will take you off the beaten path to lesser-known sights like Musmeah Yeshua, the last remaining synagogue in Myanmar.

Departure dates 2018) Per person from
7, 14, 21, 28 January; 4**, 11***, 18 February  £4,935
25 February; 4, 11, 18 March; 29 November; 6, 13 December  £4,700
4, 11, 18, 25 October; 1, 8, 15, 22 November  £5,095
20, 27 December  £6,275

Selected travel dates are available for 2017 departures – please enquire for more details. The price shown is per person, based on two sharing. It excludes international flights. Single supplement available on request. Minimum participant age is 10 years. Subject to availability, please speak to a travel consultant to find out more.

**On 4 February, the hotel on Day 10 will be the Sule Shangri-La Yangon

***On 11 February, the hotel on day 1, 2 & 10 will be the Sule Shangri-La, Yangon

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Arrive Yangon

On your arrival in Yangon, we will meet you at the airport and drive you to Belmond Governor’s Residence, which will be your home for the next two nights.


On your first day in Yangon you can visit the Reclining Buddha at Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda. Later in the day, it’s off to Shwedagon Pagoda for a sunset, oil-lamp lighting ceremony. You’ll then meet your fellow guests for a special welcome dinner.


Today you fly to Bagan, a city with more than 2,000 Buddhist pagodas and temples. Upon arrival, you’ll visit a rural village and meet some of its residents. After a short rest, continue to the Shwezigon Pagoda. Bagan's greatest reliquary, it was built to house the Buddha's collarbone, frontal bone and tooth. At sunset, weave your way through the ancient temple ruins on the back of a horse cart.

Bagan – the Irrawaddy

Assuming the weather conditions are good, we’ll wake you early for an exhilarating hot-air balloon ride over Bagan. After breakfast, visit Ananda Temple. Built in 1090, it’s the region’s best preserved temple. Next, travel to the village of Wetkyi-In, where you can see the wonderful Kubyaukgyi Temple, renowned for its ancient murals. You’ll then board the Sanctuary Ananda, your home for a three-night cruise on the timeless Irrawaddy River.

The Irrawaddy River

After breakfast on board Sanctuary Ananda explore Nyaung Oo Market and see the locals selling and bartering for goods. We return to the ship for lunch and for a special talk about Myanmar's history. You’ll be able to learn about Burmese culture and watch demonstrations on traditional dress and adornments.


After you’ve learned the secrets of Burmese cuisine on a short cooking course, you’ll disembark to visit Sagaing. A former royal city, it’s renowned for the many monasteries, pagodas and stupas that dot the green hillsides. Next, we’ll take you to Amarapura for a local boat ride to the picturesque U Bein Bridge. Enjoy a sundowner as you watch locals crossing the bridge on their way home from work.


After breakfast on the boat, you’ll visit a gold-leaf workshop, before exploring the Shwenandaw Monastery. At the monastery, you can view 700 marble slabs inscribed with Buddhist religious texts, referred to as the biggest book in the world. Later, you’ll watch evening prayers at Shwe Kyin Monastery.

Inle Lake

Today we fly to Heho and drive to Nyaung Shwe with a stop at a Shan paper workshop. After lunch, board a boat and explore the ingenious floating gardens of Inle Lake. To create them, fishermen gather lake plants and anchor them to the lake bottom with bamboo poles. You can then visit the Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery to view the Buddha statues on display in intricately decorated shrines.

Inle Lake

After breakfast, visit the Fifth-Day Market, where hill tribe people in traditional dress barter for goods and produce. Stop for lunch at the Intha Heritage House, where you’ll be able to feast on a choice of traditional dishes. Later, watching a private Intha boat race with your afternoon tea.


Fly to Yangon and transfer to your hotel. After unpacking and relaxing, head to Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott Market) to see where locals gather, socialise and shop. Later in the day, savour afternoon tea with a local writer and former colleague of Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Tonight, toast your time in Myanmar at a special farewell dinner.

Yangon - UK

After breakfast, we’ll take you to the airport in good time for your flight home.

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