Day 1 Yangon - Pyay (Prome) - Irrawaddy Cruise
Begin your Myanmar adventure in Yangon ( Please book flights to arrive by 6:00am). Transfer to Pyay and board the luxurious Scenic Aura, relax and raise a toast to the journey ahead. (D)
Day 2 Pyay (Prome) - Sri Ksetra
Start with a visit to Shwesandaw Pagoda before heading to Sri Ksetra, the ancient Pyu Kingdom’s capital and also Myanmar’s first World Heritage-listed site. (B,L,D)
Day 3 Thayetmyo
In Thayetmyo visit the oldest golf course in Myanmar, admire the region’s old colonial buildings and explore the gems on offer at the local market. (B,L,D)
Day 4 Minhla - Magwe
Cruise to Minhla and explore the region’s famous fort. Later explore Magwe by trishaw, similar to a side car, visiting Mya Tha Lun Pagoda set on Naguttama Hill. (B,L,D)
Day 5 Salay
Today visit Youqson Kyaung, a striking teak monastery. As your day continues, encounter the largest lacquer Buddha image in Myanmar before visiting the trio of brick shrines at Paya Thonzu. (B,L,D)
Day 6 Salay - Bagan
Stop off at Myinkaba, a small village famed for its lacquerware. Pick up some unique gifts before arriving in Bagan to visit the most iconic sight of this region, the Ananda Temple.
A local village monastery will invite you to attend a delicious afternoon tea event. After the monastery, make your way to Shwesandaw Pagoda and Dhammayangyi Temple.
Enjoy a visit to Clay Pot Mountain and relish a relaxing drink while soaking up magical views over the Bagan plain. (B,L,D)
Day 7 Bagan
Start your day with an invigorating visit to the bustling Nyaung U market, before stopping at a local tea house.
Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight - Alternatively, take a hot air balloon flight over the majestic temples of Bagan. Must be purchased on tour. (Note: available only from late- October to late-March; all flights weather permitting)
Venture to Mount Popa, before heading to a Toddy Farm where a traditional lunch awaits. Alternatively, explore the sights of the Temple Circuit and Nyaung U, plus the Laquerware Museum and workshop, or visit Old Bagan where the largest concentration of temples are located. (B,L,D)
Day 8 Bagan - Yandabo
Leaving Bagan, stop off at the riverside village of Schwe Pyi Thar before arriving in Yandabo. Famous for its pottery, stroll through the village and witness the craftsmen honing their craft. As the day progresses, enjoy demonstrations about the traditional dress Longyi and local cosmetic Thanaka. In the evening, attend a traditional puppet show. (B,L,D)
Day 9 Sagaing - Inwa (Ava)
In the ancient capitals of Sagaing and Inwa, spiritual enlightenment awaits.
During a special visit to a quiet nunnery in Sagaing, you will be invited to donate food to the resident nuns. Enjoy a freshly prepared lunch with them and learn more about the Buddhist religion in Myanmar.
Later by horse and cart, explore Inwa, the capital of the Ava Kingdom for more than 400 years. Visit a 200-year-old teak monastery and the leaning Inwa Tower. (B,L,D)
Day 10 Mingun - Mandalay - Amarapura
Cruise to Mingun to discover the stories behind a massive unfinished brick pagoda. Nearby, admire the famous uncracked Mingun Bell and the all-white Hsinbyume Pagoda. Sail to Mandalay to visit Amarapura.
Enjoy drinks in boats under U-Bein Bridge, the world’s longest teak bridge, to capture that photo of the bridge at sunset.
Later, enjoy a farewell dinner on board. (B,L,D)
Day 11 Mandalay
Partake in giving morning alms to the saffron-clad monks before returning to your ship to disembark. (B)
From Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city and most important commercial center, travel to Pyay where you will board the newest custom-built ship on the Irrawaddy, Scenic Aura. A very special 11 day voyage then reveals an amalgamation of British, Burmese, Chinese and Indian infl uences during your journey through Sri Ksetra, Thayetmyo, Minhla, Salay and Bagan – to name just a few destinations. You will enjoy tea in a village monastery, lunch with Sagaing nuns and bask in enigmatic sunsets with a complimentary cocktail in hand as Scenic brings the Myanmar of your imagination to life.
100% one bedroom balcony suites
Complimentary beverages all day, every day
Private butler for all guests
Choice of dining options, from casual fare in River Café to fine dining in Crystal Dining
Complimentary on board guest laundry
Complimentary Wi-Fi internet (when signal available)
Return airport transfers
The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.