Mystical Myanmar (Upstream)

18 Day Guided Tour & River Cruise from Yangon to Yangon with Scenic

Begin and end your 18 day (17 night) cruise in Yangon onboard the Scenic Aura and enjoy exclusive savings and cruise inclusions with Scenic and Global Journeys.

Guided Tour & River Cruise Starts In
Starts In
Yangon
Guided Tour & River Cruise Ends In
Ends In
Yangon
Ship Type
Ship Type
River Ship
16
Cruise Departures

Cabin Pricing

Inside Cabin N/A
Oceanview Cabin SOLD OUT
Balcony Cabin From $12,903 pp
Suite SOLD OUT
* Port charges, taxes, and fees included.
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1 Yangon
Mingalaba and welcome to Myanmar (Burma). Settle into your hotel in Yangon for a two night Special Stay. Meet your Scenic Tour Director and fellow guests at your welcome briefing followed by a welcome dinner at the iconic colonial Strand Hotel. (D)
2 Yangon
Freechoice: Embark a local train for a ride around Yangon’s suburbs. Alternatively, be guided on a tour of Yangon’s thriving art scene, or ride a ferry across the Yangon River to Dhala village. Later this afternoon visit Chaukhtatgyi Paya, Yangon’s reclining Buddha. Enrich: As the sun is setting, wander around Shwedagon Pagoda and learn about the ritual of oil lamp lighting before partaking in this tradition. This evening enjoy the included amenities of your Pacific Club access. (B/L)
3 Yangon - Bagan - Irrawaddy Cruise
Transfer to the airport and fly to Bagan. On arrival, enjoy a local lunch before visiting the most iconic sight of this intriguing region, the Ananda Temple. Afterwards transfer to the luxurious Scenic Aura. (B/L/D)
4 Salay
On your morning walking tour of Salay admire the colonial buildings, the Youqson Kyaung, a beautiful teak monastery now converted into a museum and look inside the largest lacquer Buddha in Myanmar. Enrich: Soak up the ambience of the river and the colonial feel of the town whilst enjoying traditional local Burmese tea and snacks in a restored colonial villa dating from 1906. Continue cruising downstream to Magwe. (B/L/D)
5 Magwe - Yenanchaung
In Magwe, explore the town by traditional trishaw and take in the views from Mya Tha Lun Pagoda, a mesmerising architectural vision set on Naguttama Hill. This afternoon begin your cruise upstream on the Irrawaddy. (B/L/D)
6 Yenanchaung - Bagan
Today, take advantage of nearly a full day of cruising on board Scenic Aura, the most luxurious ship on the river as you sail to Bagan. Relax on the sundeck with a cocktail in hand viewing the many temples and pagodas that line the river as you approach Bagan. (B/L/D)
7 Bagan
Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight - Between 1 October and 31 March, take the chance to ride in a hot air balloon flight over the majestic temples of Bagan. (Must be purchased prior to your cruise to guarantee availability). Freechoice: Venture to Mount Popa, home to Myanmar’s nats or nature spirits, before heading to a Toddy Farm where a traditional lunch awaits, or cross the river to Tant Kyi Tuang to take in the expansive elevated views of Bagan. Alternatively, explore the markets at Nyaung U before either exploring the Temple Circuit, or enjoying a visit to Old Bagan. Sundowners: A special occasion awaits as you watch sunset over the temples with a drink in hand. Enrich: Then be wowed by a Scenic exclusive magical themed dinner, with included drinks and a cultural show in front of candle lit Bagan temple ruins. (B/L/D)
8 Bagan - Pakkoku
Freechoice: Rise early to attend and partake in morning alms for the local monks or watch sunrise from atop one of the temples inside the park. After breakfast travel by horse and cart through a local village then through the surrounding plain and it’s temple ruins before learning all about the production of Burmese lacquerware, a Bagan specialty. Depart Bagan and sail to Pakkoku to visit a cheroot cigar workshop and longyi and blanket factory. (B/L/D)
9 Sailing
Make use of the ship’s luxury and take the time to sip a cocktail by the pool or enjoy some solitude on your private balcony during your full day sailing upstream along the Irrawaddy. (B/L/D)
10 Sagaing
Enrich: In the ancient capital of Sagaing interact with novice monks, nuns and orphans during a special visit to a monastic supported school. Continue to a nunnery where you will partake in the ritual and our donation to the resident nuns before their midday meal. (B/L/D)
11 Kyauk Myaung
After a morning cruising through the waters where the Irrawaddy dolphin is known to live, we arrive at the pottery village of Kyuak Myaung. Wander through the village to witness the artisans honing their craft and the unusual way of firing pottery (B/L/D)
12 Mingun - Mandalay - Amarapura
Cruise to Mingun to discover the stories behind a huge unfinished brick pagoda. Nearby, admire the un-cracked Mingun Bell and the all-white Hsinbyume Pagoda. Sail to Mandalay to visit Amarapura. Sundowners: In Amarapura, relax with evening drinks in boats under U-Bein Bridge, the world’s longest teak bridge, to capture that memorable photo of the bridge’s silhouette at sunset. Back on board enjoy the special farewell by Scenic Aura’s crew. (B/L/D)
13 Irrawaddy Cruise - Mandalay
After disembarkation, admire the intricate artistry of Shwenandaw, a beautiful wooden monastery covered internally in gold leaf. Equally impressive are the sights at Kuthodaw Pagoda, home to the ‘World’s Largest Book’. Later walk through the rebuilt Mandalay Palace, destroyed during World War II. Enrich: Learn how to produce gold leaf at a local workshop. At Mahamuni Pagoda, male guests will be able to place the gold leaf on the iconic Buddha statue. As the sun sets, head to the top of Mandalay Hill to enjoy magnificent views before your farewell dinner and an overnight stay. (B/L/D)
14 Mandalay - Inle Lake
Fly to Heho and drive to Nyaung Shwe. After lunch in town, glide across the waters of Inle Lake in private long tail boats towards your award winning resort for a three night Special Stay. (B/L/D)
15 Inle Lake
Cruise to Inle Lake’s floating market, which moves location every five days. Then, visit Phuang Daw Oo Pagoda, one of the region’s holiest sites. Enrich: Learn about life at home on the lake with a visit to a local Intha family where your host will cook and demonstrate to you on how to prepare your traditional lunch. Later visit the Pa-Oh village of Indein. (B/L/D)
16 Later visit the Pa-Oh village of Indein.
Freechoice: Visit Pindaya Caves and try cooking local cuisine, or visit Taunggyi for lunch at Myanmar’s oldest winery. Alternatively, walk to a nearby village and spend time interacting with the locals. Sundowners: Enjoy evening drinks and share today’s tales of exploration whilst overlooking the stunning lake. (B/L/D)
17 Inle Lake - Yangon
Fly to Yangon for lunch at the historical House of Memories Restaurant, once the office of General Aung San. Check into your hotel for your last night and savour your farewell dinner at the beautiful Le Planteur Restaurant. (B/L/D)
18 Yangon
Say farewell to Myanmar. (B)
1 Yangon
Settle into your hotel in Yangon for a two night Special Stay. Enjoy your welcome dinner at the iconic colonial Strand Hotel. (D)
2 Yangon
Freechoice: Embark a local train for a ride around Yangon’s suburbs. Alternatively, be guided on a tour of Yangon’s thriving art scene, or ride a ferry across the Yangon River to Dhala village. Later this afternoon visit Chaukhtatgyi Paya, Yangon’s reclining Buddha. Enrich: As the sun is setting, wander around Shwedagon Pagoda and learn about the ritual of oil lamp lighting before partaking in this tradition. This evening enjoy the included amenities of your Pacific Club access. (B/L)
3 Yangon - Bagan - Irrawaddy Cruise
Fly to Bagan. On arrival, enjoy a local lunch before visiting the Ananda Temple. Afterwards transfer to the luxurious Scenic Aura. (B/L/D)
4 Sailing - Magwe
Take advantage of a day of cruising as you sail to Magwe. Spend the day relaxing and getting to know the facilities of Scenic Aura. Arrive into Magwe later this afternoon. (B/L/D)
5 Magwe - Minhla Fort
Explore Magwe by traditional trishaw and take in the views from Mya Tha Lun Pagoda, a mesmerising architectural vision set on Naguttama Hill. Continue cruising downstream to the Italian built Minhla Fort where its capture by the British brought an end to independent Burma. Afterwards sail back upstream towards Salay. (B/L/D)
6 Sailing - Salay
Make use of the ship’s luxury and take the time to sip a cocktail by the pool or enjoy some solitude on your private balcony during your day sailing upstream along the Irrawaddy to Salay. Arrive late in the afternoon to spend the night alongside this colonial riverside town. (B/L/D)
7 Salay - Bagan
On your morning walking tour of Salay admire the colonial buildings, the Youqson Kyaung, a beautiful teak monastery now converted to a museum and look inside the largest lacquer Buddha in Myanmar. Enrich: Soak up the ambience of the river and the colonial feel of the town while enjoying traditional local Burmese tea and snacks in a restored colonial villa dating from 1906. Continue sailing to Bagan. Relax on the Sun Deck with a cocktail in hand viewing the many temples and pagodas that line the river as you approach the ancient location. (B/L/D)
8 Bagan
Rise early to attend and partake in morning alms for the local monks. Freechoice: Venture to Mount Popa, home to Myanmar’s nats or nature spirits, or cross the river to Tant Kyi Tuang to take in the expansive elevated views of Bagan. Alternatively, wander through the markets at Nyaung U before either exploring the Temple Circuit, or enjoying a visit to Old Bagan. Enrich: Be wowed by a Scenic exclusive mystical themed dinner, with included free flow drinks and cultural show in front of candlelit Bagan temple ruins. (B/L/D)
9 Bagan - Pakkoku
Travel by horse and cart through Bagan plain and its temple ruins before learning all about the production of Burmese lacquerware. Depart Bagan and sail to Pakkoku for an overnight visit. Here visit a cheroot cigar workshop, the local market and longyi and blanket factory. (B/L/D)
10 Yandabo
Arrive in Yandabo where in 1826, the peace treaty ending the First Anglo-Burmese War was signed. Now famous for its pottery, stroll through the village and witness the artisans honing their craft. Continue sailing to Mingun. (B/L/D)
11 Mingun
Cruise to Mingun to discover the stories behind a huge unfinished brick pagoda. Nearby, admire the un-cracked Mingun Bell and the all-white Hsinbyume Pagoda. (B/L/D)
12 Sagaing - Mandalay - Amarapura

Enrich: In Sagaing interact with novice monks, nuns and orphans during a visit to a monastic supported school before continuing to a quiet nunnery where you will partake in the ritual and our donation to the resident nuns before their midday meal.

Take in the views over the Irrawaddy River from Sagaing Hill before sailing to Mandalay to visit Amarapura. Sundowners: In Amarapura, relax with evening drinks in boats under U-Bein Bridge, to capture that memorable photo of the bridge’s silhouette at sunset. Back on board enjoy the special farewell by Scenic Aura’s crew. (B/L/D)

13 Irrawaddy Cruise - Mandalay
Marvel at Shwenandaw, a beautiful wooden monastery covered internally in gold leaf. Equally as impressive are the sights at Kuthodaw Pagoda, where the ‘World’s Largest Book’ is housed. Later, walk through the rebuilt Mandalay Palace, destroyed during World War II. Enrich: Learn how to produce gold leaf. At Mahamuni Pagoda, male guests will be able to place the gold leaf on the iconic Buddha statue. (B/L/D)
14 Mandalay - Inle Lake
Fly to Heho and drive to Nyaung Shwe. After lunch, glide across Inle Lake in private long tail boats towards your award-winning resort for a three night Special Stay. (B/L/D)
15 Inle Lake
Begin with an excursion on the most comfortable long tail boats on the lake to visit Inle Lake’s main market, which moves every five days. See the holiest site in Inle Lake, the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and Royal barges. Enrich: Learn about life at home on the lake with a visit to a local Intha family for your lunch. Later, cruise down a network of small canals to the Pa-Oh village of Indein.  (B/L/D)
16 Inle Lake
Freechoice: Visit Pindaya Caves, or visit Taunggyi for lunch at Myanmar’s oldest winery. Alternatively, walk to a nearby village. Sundowners: Enjoy evening drinks and share today’s tales of exploration. (B/L/D)
17 Inle Lake - Yangon
Fly to Yangon for lunch at the historical House of Memories Restaurant. Check into your hotel in Yangon and savour your farewell dinner at the beautiful Le Planteur Restaurant. (B/L/D)
18 Yangon
Say farewell to Myanmar. (B)

Scenic Aura

Ship Class
Ship Style
River Ship
Rivers
Rivers Explored
Myanmar
Passengers
Passengers
44
Crew
Crew
41
Year Launched
Launched
2016
Year Refurbished
Refurbished
N/A
Scenic All Inclusive
Scenic All Inclusive
Navigate the fascinating waterways of South East Asia from the elegant and comfortable surrounds of your intimate luxury floating hotel. Read more
Scenic Freechoice
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Up to Five Dining Options
Up to Five Dining Options
Dishes inspired by the region, as well as standard western fare. Exclusive Teppanyaki Bar on board Scenic Aura, all-day River Café and the elegant Crystal or Bamar Dining.
Scenic Butler Service
Butler Service
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