Avalon Waterways
Avalon Myanmar

Take a fascinating river cruise along Myanmar’s Irrawaddy River and experience beauty, culture, and ancient history. Your Southeast Asia river cruise journey begins in Yangon, formerly Rangoon, where you’ll see the magnificent, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda—considered the oldest pagoda in the world. Then, fly from Yangon to Bagan to embark on your river cruise, beginning with Bagan’s exquisite temples and shrines at sunrise and sunset. Immerse yourself in the local culture and artistry of handcrafted textiles, paintings, and carvings. You’ll also visit Sagaing and Shwe Pyi Thar to see reveed religious sites with stunning views across the Irrawaddy, and learn about farming traditions passed down through generations.

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Burmese Days: Along The Irrawaddy River With Inle Lake – Northbound 2019
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Yangon: Welcome to MyanmarDay 2 Yangon: Walking tour of the city’s landmarks; visit a local tea shop, Chaukhtatgyi, and Shwedagon PagodaDay 3 Yangon–Bagan (Embarkation): Fly to Bagan; onboard welcome reception; traditional puppet showDay 4 Bagan: Watch sunrise from temple; sightseeing including a local market, Shwezigon Pagoda, lacquer workshop, Ananda Temple, Dhammayangyi Temple, and Sulamani Temple; ox cart ride to temple for sunsetDay 5 Shwe Pyi Thar: Walking tour through this typical river village to visit a farmer’s home and see palm candy being madeDay 6 Sagaing–Amarapura: Visit Kaunghmudaw Pagoda, a silversmith workshop, and Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda in Sagaing; visit U Bein Bridge and take a sampan ride at sunset in AmarapuraDay 7 Mandalay: Sightseeing including Mahamuni and Kuthodaw Pagodas, and Shwenandaw Monastery; visit tapestry, woodcarving, and gold-leaf workshops; traditional dance performance Day 8 Mingun: Guided walk to see unfinished pagoda & bronze bellDay 9 Kyauk Myaung–Sin Kyun: Walking tour through the pottery-making village of Kyauk Myaung; see straw hat making in Sin KyunDay 10 Mandalay (Disembarkation)–Heho–Inle Lake: Fly to Heho; transfer to Inle Lake; lunch at Red Mountain EstateDay 11 Inle Lake: Full-day excursion around the lake to see scenes of daily life; visit workshops of several cottage industries; Padaung music & dance performanceDay 12 Inle Lake–Heho–Yangon: Transfer to Heho; fly to Yangon Day 13 Yangon: End of vacation



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