Luxury Irrawaddy

11 Day River Cruise from Yangon to Mandalay with Scenic

Begin your journey in Yangon and cruise through to Mandalay onboard the Scenic Aura and enjoy exclusive savings and cruise inclusions with Scenic and Global Journeys.

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Balcony Cabin From $5,592 pp
Suite From $8,105 pp
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Cruise Itinerary

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1 Yangon - Bagan - Irrawaddy Cruise
Meet your Tour Director this morning at your hotel at 8:00am for your flight to Bagan. On arrival enjoy a local lunch and then visit the Ananda Temple. Afterwards transfer to the luxurious Scenic Aura and relax at the welcome reception as you set sail. (L/D)
2 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)
3 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)
4 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)
5 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)
6 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)
7 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)
8 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)
9 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)
10 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. Also 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)
11 Irrawaddy Cruise - Mandalay
After disembarkation, admire the intricate artistry of Shwenandaw, a 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. After lunch transfer to the airport or your hotel. (B/L)

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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Sunday 04 Oct 2020 Wednesday 14 Oct 2020 Sold Out
Saturday 24 Oct 2020 Tuesday 03 Nov 2020 Sold Out
Friday 13 Nov 2020 Monday 23 Nov 2020 Sold Out
Thursday 03 Dec 2020 Sunday 13 Dec 2020 Sold Out
Wednesday 23 Dec 2020 Saturday 02 Jan 2021 Sold Out
Tuesday 12 Jan 2021 Friday 22 Jan 2021 Sold Out
Monday 01 Feb 2021 Thursday 11 Feb 2021 Sold Out
Sunday 21 Feb 2021 Wednesday 03 Mar 2021 Sold Out
Saturday 13 Mar 2021 Tuesday 23 Mar 2021 Sold Out
Sunday 03 Oct 2021 Wednesday 13 Oct 2021 Sold Out
Saturday 23 Oct 2021 Tuesday 02 Nov 2021 Sold Out
Friday 12 Nov 2021 Monday 22 Nov 2021 Sold Out
Thursday 02 Dec 2021 Sunday 12 Dec 2021 Sold Out
Wednesday 22 Dec 2021 Saturday 01 Jan 2022 Sold Out
Tuesday 11 Jan 2022 Friday 21 Jan 2022 Sold Out
Monday 31 Jan 2022 Thursday 10 Feb 2022 Sold Out
Sunday 20 Feb 2022 Wednesday 02 Mar 2022 Sold Out
Saturday 12 Mar 2022 Tuesday 22 Mar 2022 Sold Out
Special Offers
Earlybird Discount - Save $200pp PLUS our Global Journeys saving.
Limited Time Sale - Scenic offers available on these departures for a limited time.
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