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Sail over 1,000 miles from cultured Rangoon to the teak forests around Prome, through the desert of Middle Burma, and into the mountains of Upper Burma. This is an incredible expedition through a remarkable country.
Our Epic Irrawaddy itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading guides whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
Fly overnight to Rangoon.
Board your Pandaw ship and sail up the Rangoon River to enter the Twante Canal. Explore the fertile Delta region, a colourful area of rivers, lakes, farmlands and villages. (B,L,D)
Sailing all day we break to visit the sleepy Delta town of Manaung. Arrive in Prome the following day to visit theancient site of Thiri Ya Kittiya, the former centre of the Pyu civilisation. (B,L,D)
Explore the pleasant colonial town of Thayetmyo. The following day visit the Italian built forts of Minhla and Gwechaung. Ride Trishaws to reach magnificent Magwe Myatthalon Pagoda, constructed from solid gold bricks. (B,L,D)
Explore Yout-saun-kyaung monastery. Over the next two days we explore the astonishing UNESCO listed Bagan. (B,L,D)
Visit the Yandabo Pottery Village and the Pandaw School built by kind donations. The next day tour central Mandalay, the ancient capital of Armarapura and cross the iconic U Bein Bridge. (B,L,D)
Sail to the potteries near Kyauk-myoung where the famous 50 gallon water pots are handmade. The following day we enter the incredible Third Gorge and sail as far as Ma Le village before returning downstream. (B,L,D)
Stop in Mingun to see the enormous Mingun Bell and Pagoda. In the afternoon visit the rolling hills of Sagaing dotted with over a thousand stupas, hermitages and sanctuaries. (B,L,D)
Disembark at Mandalay and transfer to the airport for your flight to Rangoon. Visit Shwedagon Pagoda. (B)
Fly to the UK. (B)
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