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Best time to go: October - April
Best for: River Cruises, Culture & Beach, First Time Visitor, Historical

There are a multitude of boats that cruise the Irrawaddy between Mandalay and Bagan, and for this suggested itinerary we have opted for the luxurious Belmond Road to Mandalay. We can of course offer a range of boats that suit your dates, style and budget and will of course discuss the options with you and then tailor the rest of the itinerary around your choice. Some boats have longer or shorter cruises, so this is always a consideration. Around this, you will be able to see the other major highlights of Burma and will have a private tour that also includes Yangon, Inle Lake and some R&R on the beach at the end in Ngapali, again all of which can be customised around what you want to see and do. It goes without saying that we will provide the best guides and transfers to ensure the tour runs like clockwork, and will craft experiences totally around your interests and how you like to travel.

Guide Pricing

Starting At

£3795-£4180
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Price per person including all accommodation, private transfers, unique experiences and excluding international flights.

Highlights

  • This classic tour combines all the major highlights of Burma such as Mandalay, Inle Lake and Bagan with a three night cruise along the Irrawadddy, and finishing on the beach at Ngapali
  • Cruise down the river in style on the Road to Mandalay
  • Have your own private guide and transfers (except on the cruise when guides are provided by the boat)

Suggested Hotels

Day 1-2

The Strand

$ $ $ $ $  

The Strand is a classic boutique colonial hotel located on the waterfront in downtown Yangon in Burma offering just 30 suites.

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Day 1-2
Governor's Residence, Yangon, Burma

Governor’s Residence

$ $ $ $ $  

Considered by many as the best address in town, the Belmond Governor’s Residence is a charming boutique colonial hotel located in Yangon in Burma.

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Day 3
Red Canal, Mandalay, Burma

The Hotel by the Red Canal

$ $ $ $ $  

The Hotel by the Red Canal is a charming boutique hotel in the heart of Mandalay in Burma, set within lush gardens.

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Day 3
Rupar Mandalar, Mandalay | Boutique Hotels in Burma | Millis Potter

Rupar Mandalar

$ $ $ $ $  

The Rupar Mandalar is a luxury boutique hotel located in the suburbs of Mandalay in Burma, offering just 22 rooms and suites.

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Day 4-6
Road to Mandalay, Irrawaddy, Burma

Belmond Road to Mandalay

$ $ $ $ $  

The Belmond Road to Mandalay is the definitive Irrawaddy cruiser in Burma; classic and elegant, yet modern and exceptionally luxurious.

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Day 4-6
Road to Mandalay, Irrawaddy, Burma

Belmond Road to Mandalay

$ $ $ $ $  

The Belmond Road to Mandalay is the definitive Irrawaddy cruiser in Burma; classic and elegant, yet modern and exceptionally luxurious.

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Day 7-8
Villa Inle, Burma

Villa Inle

$ $ $ $ $  

Villa Inle Resort & Spa is a delightful boutique hotel located on the eastern shores of Inle Lake in Burma, offering just 27 lakeside rooms.

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Day 7-8
Sanctum Inle Lake, Burma | Luxury Hotels in Myanmar | Millis Potter

The Sanctum Inle Lake

$ $ $ $ $  

Located on the eastern banks of the lake, Sanctum Inle Lake is the most luxurious of all hotels in the area.

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Day 9-11

Sandoway Resort Ngapali

$ $ $ $ $  

The Sandoway Resort is a gorgeous boutique beach hotel offering wonderful Indian Ocean views set amongst the palm trees of Ngapali Bay in Burma.

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Day 9-11
Ngapali Bay Hotel, Burma | Luxury Beach Hotels in Mynamar | Millis Potter Travel

Ngapali Bay Villas & Spa

$ $ $ $ $  

Ngapali Bay Villas and Spa is a luxury boutique beach resort located in the west of Burma on the sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean.

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