Majestic Myanmar APT Travelmarvel River Cruise
Watch the sun descend at the iconic Shwedagon Pagoda, visit the Mahamuni Buddha Temple to see gold leaf being added to the statue of the Mahamuni Buddha, and enjoy a boat ride as the sun sinks behind the famous U-Bein Bridge on this unforgettable River Cruise and Tour.
Make your way to London Heathrow for your flight to Myanmar.
Upon arrival in Yangon, you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon, visit the Reclining Buddha, stop for photographs at the Kandawgyi Lake and then take a walk through the colonial downtown area of Yangon. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner.
INSIDER EXPERIENCE: Enjoy sunset over the iconic Shwedagon Pagoda, a 99-metre-high Buddhist site that dominates the city skyline.
This morning is at your leisure. Later this afternoon, visit Bogyoke Market before your Insider Experience.
This morning, transfer to Yangon airport for your chartered flight to Magwe. Board the RV Princess Panhwar, your beautiful home for the next seven nights. Enjoy lunch onboard before an afternoon excursion to see the venerated Mya Tha Lun Pagoda and a traditional Buddhist nunnery.
Cruise to Salay. Visit Yoke Sone Kyaung, the region’s oldest wooden monastery, built in 1882 and known for its detailed wood carvings. After, see the Mann Paya Pagoda and its impressive golden Buddha that stands almost 20 feet tall.
Enjoy breakfast on board while cruising to Bagan, one of the world’s greatest archaeological sites. This morning, experience a traditional cultural dance followed by a visit to a local lacquerware workshop. Prepare to marvel this afternoon at Bagan’s best highlights. See the well-preserved Ananda Temple, called the ‘Westminster Abbey of Myanmar’, and the large Htilominlo Temple before gorgeous sunset viewing over the pagodas.
INSIDER EXPERIENCE: Experience local workshops in the village of Pakokku.
At sunrise this morning, perhaps ride a hot air balloon over picturesque Bagan (surcharge applies). After, explore the bustling Nyaung U Market and stop by Shwezigon Pagoda. Sail to Pakokku to enjoy your Insider Experience.
Tour the village of Yandabo, a place famous for its terracotta pots that have been hand-crafted in the same fashion for generations. Afterwards, whet your appetite with an onboard cooking demonstration.
Visit Soon Oo Ponya Shin Pagoda in Sagaing, and a silversmith workshop. During lunch, cruise to Mingun. While here, visit some iconic pagodas and the Mingun Bell, one of the largest ringing bells in the world.
INSIDER EXPERIENCE: Visit Mandalay’s Mahamuni Buddha Temple, where you’ll be able to witness the locals adding gold leaf to a statue of the Mahamuni Buddha.
INSIDER EXPERIENCE: Enjoy a boat ride as the sun sinks behind U-Bein Bridge.
After your Insider Experience at Mahamuni Buddha Temple, head to Kuthodaw Pagoda and the Shwenandaw Monastery. This afternoon, visit a silk workshop followed by your Insider Experience. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner and unique cultural show on board.
Disembark your ship after breakfast and fly to Yangon in order to join your return flight to the UK.
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- 7 nights on board the RV Princess Panhwar
- 2 nights stay at the Pullman Yangon Centrepoint
- Select complimentary beverages served with lunch and dinner on board
- Unique cultural experiences in up to 10 towns, villages & cities
- A variety of Insider Experiences
- 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 9 dinners
- Travelmarvel Cruise Director and local guides
- Overseas transfers, all port charges & tipping
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It is your responsibility to verify all visa and passport requirements necessary for your holiday. You are responsible for obtaining independently and paying for all visas and entry documents, for meeting all health and other requirements, and for any documents required by the laws, regulations, orders, and/or requirements of the countries you will visit. You should confirm the necessary requirements for visas via the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website which can be found here
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