Myanmar Signature & River Cruise is mainly designed for those who love to enjoy cruise journey on Irrawaddy river and On and off the beaten track on a 7 night cruise from Bagan to Mandalay which takes in the highlights of Mingun, Amaarapura, Sagain and Yandabo as well as an exploration of the famous temples of Bagan. Gain a unique insight into the daily life of local villages and visit Inle Lake to see the local fishermen with their one-legged rowing technique, the 150 year old the Jumping Cat Monastery and the famous Paungdaw Oo Pagoda.

Tour Name Myanmar Signature & River Cruise
Type of tour Luxury Cruise Tour
Travel destination Yangon – Inle – Bagan – Mt.Popa – Sagaing – Mandalay – Mingun – Yangon
Tour start point & end point Yangon/Yangon
No of traveling days 11 days/ 10 nights
Recommended travel period November to March
Min / Max Group size Private and customized tour based on your expectation and travel date

Services inclusion

  • Private tour with English/German/French speaking guide
  •   Date of departure is at your wish
  • All transfer & Transportation by private air-conditioned car
  • Boat trip if any
  •  All In-tour flights (Yangon-Bagan/ -Inle Lake-Yangon )
  •  Accommodation shared in twin rooms with daily breakfast
  • English speaking guide
  •  A private cabin on the river cruise
  • Full-board Meals
  •  All entrance and zone fee as mentioned
  •  Porter charges
  •   Two bottles drinking water and snow towels daily on coaches
  • Airline pre-check in for departure
  • 07 Nights on cruise with RV Pauk Kan

Services exclusion

  •  Entry visas
  •  International flight tickets
  •  International airport departure taxes
  •  Any meals not listed in the itinerary
  •  Drinks, other than water on activity days
  •  Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip…)
  •  Travel insurance
  •  All other services not listed in ‘inclusive’

Day 1 Yangon Arrival & Shwedagon Pagoda in the evening

Welcome upon arrival at Yangon airport and transfer to the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel.Afternoon at leisure. Evening visit to the 2,500 year old magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda sheathed in 11 tons of pure gold and 4,350 diamonds weighing 1800 carats. At sunset, the Shwedagon offers visitors a spectacular show of lights and shadows.


Day 2 Fly to Heho , Pindaya & Inle

After breakfast transfer to the airport for the flight to Heho (approx. 1 hour). Enjoy the stunning beauty and picturesque landscapes of the countryside as you drive to the small, quiet town of Pindaya, 48 km north of Kalaw, where you will visit Lake Pindaya and Pindaya Cave, well-known for its countless Buddha images. Lunch at an outside local restaurant before the afternoon drive to Nyaung Shwe, where one of Myanmar’s magical lakes, Inle, is located 900 meters above sea level. Surrounded by the beautiful mountains of the Shan Plateau, Inle Lake is the home of the Inthar tribe. Check-in to your First Class hotel

Day 3 Inle Discovery

On your morning excursion on Inle Lake, enjoy its scenic beauty as you witness unique fishing canoes whose Inthar fishermen operate the rudder with their legs and adopt unique techniques to fish and to collect seaweed and lakebed mud to make floating gardens used as vegetable plantations. Then visit NgaPeChaung (Jumping Cat) Monastery built over 150 years ago and featuring a number of old Buddha images before travelling onwards to a Silversmith factory. Lunch at an outside local restaurant in Inle Lake.. Visit to see local craftsmen such as silk weavers and silversmiths at work. Later, visit the famous Paungdaw Oo Pagoda. On the way back to Nyaung Shwe you will pass through villages catching a glimpse of rural lakeside life.


Day 4 Fly to Bagan & Cruise check in

After breakfast, we explore the southern part of the lake by boat sailing through small creeks to reach Indein Village, where we will discover the hidden treasures of Pao Tribes people. This small village located on the lake’s south west bank is famous for its ruined clusters of pagodas dating back to the 16th century. The tranquillity and ambience will transport you back to those times. Visit the Indein Pagoda and local workshops to see local craftsmen at work producing cheroots, cotton, silver and gold jewellery. Lunch at an outside local restaurant before the short coach transfer to Heho to catch the flight to Bagan (15:50 – 17:00 via Mandalay).. Arrive Bagan and transfer to your boutique ship, RV Paukan 2012. Dinner and overnight on board RV Paukan 2012..


Day 5 Excursion to Mount Popa & Bagan Si/s

In the morning, travel by coach to Mt. Popa, one of the holiest Buddhist worship places, littered with a multitude of pagodas and enjoying breathtaking vistas over the surrounding areas. Return to the ship for lunch. In the late afternoon, return to Bagan and visit some of the 2,000 listed pagodas and temples.

Day 6 Bagan morning excursion & Puppet Show on board

Enjoy the tranquillity of sunrise over Bagan before your morning excursion to learn more about Buddhism and the famous temples of Bagan. Return to the ship around noon for lunch and relax onboard for the rest of the day as we cruise upstream. Dinner followed by a Puppet Show either in the village or on the sundeck.

Day 7 Cruise up to Pottery Village

Cruising for a short time this morning, we arrive at Yandabo, a picturesque village that specializes in pot-making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war was signed on Feb. 24, 1826. We go ashore for a walking tour visiting pot-making workshops, the local school and the monastery. Returning to RV Paukan for lunch, we cruise upstream for the rest of the day, mooring overnight at Myin Mu jetty near Ava. Dinner and overnight on board RV Paukan 2012.

Day 8 Visit Buddhist Nunnery in Sagain & U Bein Bridge

A very short trip by coach for this morning’s excursion to Sagain Hill where we go “behind closed doors” to meet the nuns and witness monastery life first-hand. Returning to the ship for lunch, we then set-off for this afternoon’s excursion: a short drive to the historic town of Ava where we use horse-drawn carts to show us the beautiful 200 year old teak Bagaya Kyaung Monastery, Nanmyin watchtower (27 metres high) and the Me Nu Ok Kyaung Monastery. Later in the afternoon, our ½ hour journey by sampan and coach takes us to Amarapura, the former Burmese Royal Capital (1783) to visit U-Bein Bridge at sunset. Moor overnight at Sagain. Dance and theatre show on the Sundeck. Dinner and overnight on board RV Paukan 2012.


Day 9 Mandalay uncovered

After breakfast visit central Mandalay: Mahamuni Pagoda, Mandalay Hill where spiralling staircases lead to sweeping views of the city and its temples and the nearby Cathode Paya, which contains the world’s biggest book, the gold-leaf, tapestry, woodcarving, marble and bronze workshops. Overnight near Kyauk Myaung. Dinner and overnight on board RV Paukan 2012.


Day 10 Excursion to Mingun

In the morning we visit one of the most authentic villages along the river and enjoy the opportunity to observe the daily life of the locals. Return to the ship for lunch, This afternoon’s excursion is to see the unfinished pagoda of Mingun, the largest working bell in the world and the “home for the aged”. Rejoin the ship. Cruise upstream to Mandalay. Dinner and overnight on board RV Paukan 2012.


Day 11 Cruise check out - Fly to Yangon & Yangon Discovery & Departure

In the morning, disembark in Mandalay. Transfer to the airport for flight back to Yangon (approx. 2 hours). In Yangon visit the Botataung Pagoda, a famous landmark on Yangon’s waterfront and Nanthida Jetty to observe the locals travelling to and from work from either side of Yangon River. In the heart of the city, visit Sule Pagoda, Maha Bandoola Park with Independence Monument. Then visit Chaukhtatgyi, a reclining Buddha image and Bogyoke market – a shopping market with more than 2000 shops selling all kinds of products, with special attention to those trading the famous, beautiful and exotic “Shan Bag” velvet slippers, lacquer ware, gems and a multitude of handicraft. In the late afternoon depart to the airport for your departure.
  • Private travel with PM : This itinerary is available as a private journey
  • Book with trust and confidence : This small group journey is guaranteed to materialize with the group size of minimum 01 pax or 02 pax 
Myanmar Luxury Travel
Myanmar Luxury Travel

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
July 26, 2019

I am happy having chosen Panoramic Myanmar Travel. I’ve never known a tour operator as patient and as accomodating as our two specialists. Our trip was so amazing. Exactly how we wanted it to be. So awesome to have been able to visit Myanmar and loved cruising on Irrawaddy river . My husband loved meeting up with local people from Inle Lake . Everything, just everything was absolutely amazing. This was a trip to remember. Thank you very much.

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