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Irrawaddy Luxury Explorer

17 Nights: from US$7958 Trip Code: ILE0001

Climb aboard one of Burma's most luxurious river cruise vessels to discover the nation's most iconic sights and spectacular scenery. Finish with a few days of glorious relaxation at Ngapali, one of Asia's finest beaches. Read more >

This deluxe 17-night trip begins in Yangon, Burma's largest city and its capital until 2006. Staying at one of the city's finest colonial properties, the former Governor's Residence, you will receive a guided introduction to the city's most interesting sites - including the famous Shwedagon Pagoda.

Flying north to Mandalay, a city whose name evokes the days of empire, you will board a luxurious river cruise and begin your journey northwards along the mighty Irrawaddy River. With your own five-star suite and balcony, an onboard swimming pool, several decks and the finest included cuisine, the next 11 days will be a paradise of luxury and relaxation as you watch the dramatic scenery of northern Burma drift slowly past.

Sail through sheer-sided gorges, take a slow train into jungle and teak forest, and disembark to visit towns and villages where time appears to have stood still for the past hundred years, then return by the same route to conclude in Bagan - heartland of the once-great Pagan Empire. After stopping here to explore some of the 2,000 temples that dot the plains and perhaps even taking a hot air balloon ride at dawn, you will leave your vessel behind and fly on to Ngapali, Burma's premier beach resort.

You will conclude your holiday in luxurious style as you relax on Ngapali Beach with the facilities of the superb Sandoway Resort at your disposal.

At a glance

What's Included

What's included

  • Six nights' hotel accommodation
  • 11 nights' cruise accommodation
  • Breakfast every day, 10 lunches, 11 evening meals
  • All airport transfers
  • Guided transfers and excursions as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary
  • All domestic flights as described in the day-by-day itinerary
  • Your personalised InsideBurma Tours Info-Pack

What's NOT included:

  • International airfares
  • Any necessary visas
  • Any meals not detailed in the day-by-day itinerary
  • Any excursions or transfers not detailed, or referred to as optional in the day-by-day itinerary

What, where, when and how...

Irrawaddy Luxury Explorer - 18 Days

Map for Irrawaddy Luxury Explorer

Irrawaddy Luxury Explorer - 18 Days - Day by Day

Irrawaddy Luxury Explorer - 18 Days - Accommodation

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