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.

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Suite From $12,911 pp
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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

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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
Scenic Freechoice
These are hand-selected activities for you to choose from and enjoy at a pace that suits you. Read more
Scenic Enrich
Scenic Enrich
These are experiences that offer once-in-a-lifetime multi-sensory moments that are completely inaccessible to the ordinary traveller. Read more
The Nth Degree
The Nth Degree
Scenic go above and beyond, making your trip a truly carefree, all-inclusive experience. Read more
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
From nightly turndown to shoeshine and drinks service included for all guests, your butler is there to make your Scenic experience extra special.

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Trip Starts Trip Ends River View
Wednesday 11 Nov 2020 Saturday 28 Nov 2020 Sold Out
Tuesday 01 Dec 2020 Friday 18 Dec 2020 Sold Out
Monday 21 Dec 2020 Thursday 07 Jan 2021 Sold Out
Sunday 10 Jan 2021 Wednesday 27 Jan 2021 Sold Out
Saturday 30 Jan 2021 Tuesday 16 Feb 2021 Sold Out
Friday 19 Feb 2021 Monday 08 Mar 2021 Sold Out
Thursday 11 Mar 2021 Sunday 28 Mar 2021 Sold Out
Friday 01 Oct 2021 Monday 18 Oct 2021 Sold Out
Thursday 21 Oct 2021 Sunday 07 Nov 2021 Sold Out
Wednesday 10 Nov 2021 Saturday 27 Nov 2021 Sold Out
Tuesday 30 Nov 2021 Friday 17 Dec 2021 Sold Out
Monday 20 Dec 2021 Thursday 06 Jan 2022 Sold Out
Sunday 09 Jan 2022 Wednesday 26 Jan 2022 Sold Out
Saturday 29 Jan 2022 Tuesday 15 Feb 2022 Sold Out
Friday 18 Feb 2022 Monday 07 Mar 2022 Sold Out
Thursday 10 Mar 2022 Sunday 27 Mar 2022 Sold Out
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