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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Highlights of Burma

Explore the best of Burma on this Irrawaddy river cruise and discover magnificent temples, ancient royal capitals and fascinating cultures

Cruise Only
14 nights from £4720pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Bagan temples
  • Buddhist monks
  • Pagoda
  • Mingun Bell

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Discover the mighty Irrawaddy River on board a beautifully-crafted Pandaw ship and travel between Yangon and Mandalay, calling at traditional towns and villages on the way.

Sail from the old colonial city of Yangon, home to the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, then explore the stunning pagodas in Maubin. Sail through the Irrawaddy Delta towards the small town of Myanaung and Prome, home to the stunning Shwesandaw Pagoda. Thayetmyo is a pleasant colonial town and the Minhla Fort dates back to 1864 and was built to keep the British from Royal Burma. Magwe is home to the spectacular Myat-Thalon Pagoda and in Sale there are famous wood-carved monasteries.

Bagan is one of the richest archaeological sites in the world, and a highlight of every Burma trip, with thousands of pagodas, temples and stupas. Learn more about the production of terracotta pottery in Yandabo, explore Mandalay's historic treasures and discover over 1,000 hermitages and sanctuaries in Sagaing. See the world's longest teak bridge, U Bein Bridge, and admire the monumental Mingun Pathodawgyi stupa.

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Highlights of Burma Itinerary

Day 1 - Yangon (Burma)

Embark ship in Yangon, home to the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda which is adorned with over five thousand diamonds.

Day 2 - Maubin

Maubin is full of stunning pagodas and landmarks including the ancient Paw Taw My Ceti Pagoda.

Day 3 - Irrawaddy Delta

Sail through the Irrawaddy Delta whose rich soils play a key role in the cultivation of rice.

Day 4 - Myanaung

Stop to visit the markets and see old colonial buildings in the sleepy Delta town of Myanaung.

Day 5 - Prome

Prome is one of the oldest towns in Burma and is home to the unforgettable Shwesandaw Pagoda which is encircled by 83 small gilded temples.

Day 6 - Thayetmyo

This pleasant colonial town once guarded the border between Royal Myanmar and British Myanmar following the 2nd Anglo Myanmar War of 1855. Many of the buildings including the covered market date from this period. Thayetmyo also boasts the oldest golf course in Myanmar.

Day 7 - Minhla - Magwe

Minhla Fort was built in 1864 to ensure the British were kept at bay from Royal Burma. Magwe is home to the magnificent golden Myat-Thalon Pagoda.

Day 8 - Sale

Enjoy sailing to Sale which was once a busy trading port and is now a sleepy village filled with colonial architectural treasures and monasteries, including the best-known teak carved monastery in Burma.

Day 9-10 - Bagan

Explore the spectacular temple city of Bagan, founded in 1058 and home to thousands of pagodas and temples including the beautiful golden pagoda of the Swe Zigon Temple.

Day 11 - Yandabo

Explore Yandabo, famous for its finely-crafted terracotta pottery, and get a glimpse of real village life. Yandabo is also famous as the place where the Treaty of Yandabo was signed in 1855 between the Burmese king and the British.

Day 12 - Mandalay - Sagaing - Amarapura

Mandalay is an important Buddhist religious centre and there are many palaces, temples, pagodas and monasteries to explore. Sail to Sagaing to admire its hermitages and sanctuaries which are full of woodcarvings and religious art. Amarapura is Burma's former capital, and the gateway to Taungthaman lake and the U Bein Bridge, the world’s longest teak bridge.

Day 13 - Mingun

Mingun's monumental, yet incomplete, Mingun Pathodawgyi was built in 1790 and is one of the town's main attractions, along with the world's largest uncracked bell and the white pagoda of Hsinbyume Paya.

Day 14 - Kyaukmyaung

Kyaukmyaung is famous for the production of large glazed earthernware pots, otherwise known as Martaban jars.

Day 15 - Mandalay

Disembark ship in Mandalay.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 14-night river cruise
  • Local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas and tisanes on board
  • All sightseeing, tours and entrance fees as outlined in itinerary
  • On board gratuities

Price Does Not Include

  • Flights and transfers - we can arrange these for you
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa required for Burma
  • All beverages except local mineral water jugged coffee, teas & tisanes
  • Tips to tour guides, bus, boat and cycle operators
  • Port taxes
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • November
    • Nov 18th - Yangon to Mandalay - Sailing on: Kanee Pandaw From: £4720
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £4720

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • November
    • Nov 16th - Yangon to Mandalay - Sailing on: Kanee Pandaw From: £4720
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £4720
  • December
    • Dec 26th - Yangon to Mandalay - Sailing on: Kanee Pandaw From: £4720
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £4720

2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • February
    • Feb 6th - Yangon to Mandalay - Sailing on: Kanee Pandaw From: £4720
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £4720
  • March
    • Mar 4th - Yangon to Mandalay - Sailing on: Kanee Pandaw From: £4720
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £4720
    • Mar 30th - Yangon to Mandalay - Sailing on: Kanee Pandaw From: £4720
      Main Deck
      Blue Water Price from: £4720

Price Information

  • Prices shown are a guide price
  • Upper Deck cabin upgrade supplements are available
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