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Myanmar (Upstream)

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2022
Yangon, Irrawaddy River Cruise, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake

Sail the Irawaddy, Explore a Rustic Capital

With Thanakha on your cheeks, a Longyi to wrap your waist
We are off to breathtaking Bagan, cruising without haste
Myanmar life settles the mind and
brings tranquility to the heart
Reflective. Uncomplicated. Lets set sail and start!

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Highlights

  • Yangon | Gateway to Myanmar.
    • Feel the spirituality of Yangon's spectacular pilgrimage site, Shwedagon Pagoda.
    • Stroll streets and admire the vintage colonial architecture.
    • Hear the story of Myanmar at the National Museum.
  • Mandalay | The last royal capital.
    • Travel to intriguing Mahamuni Pagoda Buddha, covered entirely in gold leaf by local devotees.
    • Learn the origins of the "Golden Land" nickname at a local gold leaf workshop.
    • View "The world's largest book," consisting of 729 marble slabs of Buddhist scriptures at Kuthodaw Pagoda.
  • Amarapura | Enjoy an iconic sunset view over U Bein Bridge.
  • Bagan | Its thousands of religious buildings make this one of the world's greatest archeological sites.
    • Visit Bagan's most prominent attraction, Ananda Temple.
    • Admire a remarkable sunset over temples dotting the Bagan prairie.
    • Optional sunrise hot air balloon ride.
  • Inle Lake | A trip to one of Myanmar's most captivating ecological areas.
    • Travel deep into Indein village.
    • Take a sunrise boat ride on the tranquil Inle Lake.

Itinerary

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Yangon
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9 mi
, 1 hr

Yangon Hotel
The Secretariat Yangon
The Secretariat Yangon
Myanmar City Walking Tour
Myanmar City Walking Tour
Welcome to ! For guests within our pickup timeframe, a Supera representative will greet you at the arrival airport. Have a wonderful journey with us!

 

  • Yangon City Walking Tour: 
    Step back in time to 19th century Burma while walking through its colonial, Victorian-style goverment office buildings. (Walking time approx. 1.5-2 hours, Difficulty: ★☆☆☆☆) 
 
 
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Belmond Governor's Residence  (colonial style hotel)
Get to know Yangon
Bogyoke Aung San Market
Bogyoke Aung San Market
Shwedagon Pagoda
Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Bogyoke Market: 
    This historical market, dominated by antiques and Burmese handicrafts, is one of the largest and most diverse marketplaces in the city. 
  • National Museum of Myanmar: 
    Be pleasantly surprised by this modern and informative museum that exhibits the treasures of the last king of Myanmar.   
  • Shwedagon Pagoda: 
    Together with Cambodia's Angkor Wat and Indonesia's Borobudur, Shwedagon Pagoda is known as one of the three major historical sites of Southeast Asia. Enjoy a specially-arranged viewing of a dazzling sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda.
 
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Belmond Governor's Residence  (colonial style hotel)
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1.5 hrs

Bagan
Bagan Lacquerware Workshop
Bagan Lacquerware Workshop
Ananda Temple
Ananda Temple

Bagan
Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bagan is one of the world’s greatest archeological sites, rivaling Machu Picchu and Angkor Wat.

  • Bagan Lacquerware Workshop: 
    Lacquerware is a traditional craft made with bamboo, wood, and a special kind of varnish. The emergence of this art can be traced back to 11th Century A.D. holding an invaluable historical significance. Be surprised by the complexity, level of skill, and artistic talent required to make each piece. 
  • Ananda Temple: 
    The Ananda temple is one of Bagan’s best known and most beautiful. It was one of the first great temples to be built in Bagan and is well-preserved.
  • Sunset Over The Bagan Plains: 
    Experience amazing panoramic views across the Bagan temple plain, considered one of the most beautiful sunsets on earth. 
  • Irrawaddy River: 
    Come aboard our luxurious, all-suite, private charter, the Sanctuary Ananda Cruise, and journey through breathtaking beauty on Myanmar's mysterious river.
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Sanctuary Ananda Cruise  (each room has French window and balcony)
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Bagan Hot Air Balloon at Sunrise
Bagan Hot Air Balloon at Sunrise
Deck of Ananda Cruise
Deck of Ananda Cruise
Bagan
No morning call today, but there are optional activities that you can choose from if you wish: 
  • Optional Tours: 
    • Wake up naturally and enjoy the facilities onboard.
    • Meditation class: Led by cruise staff, breath and relax on the ship's deck.
    • Bagan Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise: Experience an early morning hot air balloon flight over a stunning sunrise view of Bagan. 12 max capacity per hot air balloon. 
      Total time spent 3.5 hours: Round Trip Drive Time + Storage of Hot Air Balloon + Breakfast/ Champagne + Hot Air Balloon Flight 45 minutes - 1 hour. $350 per person. Must be reserved 45 days in advance. See Fares & Dates section for details.
  • Shwezigon Pagoda: 
    The prototype of Burmese stupas, it's the oldest temple in Myanmar and consists of a circular gold leaf-gilded stupa surrounded by smaller temples and shrines.
  • Leisure time: 
    Participate freely in various activities on the cruise: Learn about the Burmese costume -Longyi, and Thanaka- the local sunscreen product. Take a "back of house" boat tour, or attend a history and culture lectures.
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Mandalay
Sagaing Hills
Sagaing Hills
Sunset over U Bein Bridge
Sunset over U Bein Bridge
No morning call today. Enjoy breakfast in leisure with views of the Irrawaddy River. Optional onboard activities/facilities include cooking class, spa (at your expense), outdoor swimming pool, library and more. 

  • Sagaing:
    Climb to the top of Soon U Ponya Shin Paya at Sagaing Hill, for beautiful vistas of the Irrawaddy River and surrounding pagodas.
  • Amarapura:
    • U Bein Bridge Sunset:
      CNN named it one of the top twelve sunset spots around the world.
    • Traditional Burmese Performance:
      Enjoy dinner and a show with a local dance performance. 
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Sanctuary Ananda Cruise  (each room has French window and balcony)
Discover Mandalay
Mahamuni Pagoda
Mahamuni Pagoda
Kuthodaw Pagoda
Kuthodaw Pagoda
  • Mahamuni Pagoda:
    The four-foot-tall gold leaf-covered Buddha statues at this site, together with Shwedagon Pagoda and Kyaitiyo Pagoda the 'Golden Rock,' are the most important pilgrimage sites in Myanmar. 
  • Gold Leaf Workshop: 
    Learn about a gold leaf production technique that has been passed down from generation to generation. View the goldsmiths at work, turning 12g pieces of gold into hundreds of sheets.
  • Kuthodaw Pagoda:
    View the Pali Canon of Theravada Buddhism, a set of 729 stone slabs engraved with sacred Buddhist texts, each one protected by a small stone pavilion.
  • Mandalay Palace:
    The last royal palace of the last Burmese monarchy, which is built completely of teak and is decorated throughout with detailed and ornate carvings.
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Pullman Mandalay Mingalar Hotel  (2019 new-opened hotel)
Mandalay 1
1 hr

Heho 2
32 mi
, 1 hr
15 mins

Inle Lake
Shwe Indein Pagoda
Shwe Indein Pagoda
One leg rowers at Nampan Village
One leg rowers at Nampan Village
  • Inle Lake:
    Visit this highland freshwater lake area in Shan where you'll learn about the local lifestyle and get picturesque views. It's a spiritual experience not to be forgotten!
  • Shwe Indein Pagoda:
    Admire the great views of the lake and valley at this complex of 1054 weather-beaten stupas. 
  • Nam Pan Village:
    Discover the world of this floating village. See Intha fisherman row canoes with one leg, lush floating gardens, and wooden homes perched above the water on rickety stilts.


Then, take in an idyllic Myanmar sunset from Lake Inle, where you might spot local Intha fisherman as they leg-steer their vessels home.

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Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min  (Lake view room)
Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min  (Lake view room)
Get to know Inle Lake
Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda
Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda
Lotus Fabric Workshop
Lotus Fabric Workshop
Inle Lake
Another day at Inle Lake brings more in-depth experiences and time to admire its culture and beauty.
  • Floating Gardens:
    Made by the native Inthas people, these floating vegetable gardens are constructed with a collection of buoyant weeds and water hyacinths.
  • Five-Day Market: 
    This market is where the local Shan and Intha people come together to sell their wares and produce. The market location is scheduled at a different village every day for 5 days, allowing a diverse product selection. 
  • Lotus Fabric Workshop: 
    Marvel at the ancient weaving process used to create the delicate and lightweight fabric made using the reeds of the lotus flower--a plant with strong cultural and religious significance in the area. 
  • Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda: 
    This pagoda is the most highly revered monastery in the Inle Lake area. It houses five ancient images of the Buddha, completely covered in gold leaf. 
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Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min  (Lake view room)
Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min  (Lake view room)
Inle Lake 2
32 mi
, 1 hr
15 mins

Heho 1
1.5 hrs

Yangon
Sunrise on Inle Lake
Sunrise on Inle Lake
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Lotte Premier lake view room
Inle Lake 
  • Sunrise on Inle Lake (Optional and Free of Charge): 
    Witness an amazing sunrise over the clear, calm waters of the lake. 
  • Good Morning with No Morning Call: 
    The morning is yours to sleep in, admire the lake, or benefit from the hotel's amenities.

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  • Bamboo Parasol Workshop
    Traditional Burmese parasols are handmade and lacquered with spectacular designs. Learn about their techniques and how they withstand the sun and rain. 
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Lotte Hotel Yangon  (Premier lake view room)
Yangon 2
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, 30 mins

Yangon Airport (RGN) 1
Your Next Destination
A great journey always feels short, let’s look forward to seeing each other again!
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  • Deposit:A deposit of per person is due within 7 days of reservation confirmation to secure your space on tour.
  • Balance:Due days before tour departure.
  • Flights: We are happy to arrange air tickets with the best balance between price and flight quality. You may also book your own flights based on the following times to match our airport transfer schedule. If arriving or leaving outside these timeframes, please meet us at the designated place on your own expense or call us for transfer pricing. We're sorry, but missed activities will not be made up.
    • Pre/post hotels: We can help arrange hotels matching our tour schedule. For prices and availability, please contact our team.
    • Please review the Terms & Conditions before you book.
    • Is This Trip Right for Me?
      • Please see the Itinerary for activity levels and details.
      • Wheelchairs Accessible: Guests in wheelchairs welcome, but please understand some sites are not accessible. A companion to help with the wheelchair must accompany the guest.
      • Age Limit: For quality concerns, guests should be 2 years or older to join this tour
      • Dietary Restrictions: It is important everyone has a great dining experience with us! If you have a special meal restriction (i.e., fatal allergies, no sashimi, no lamb, etc.), please let us know 30 days before tour date. We will do our best to oblige, but we regret some dietary preferences may not be available due to cultural differences.
      • Special Items to Prepare:
        • For cultural reasons, please take off your shoes/socks, and wear shirts with sleeves and long pants/dress when entering pagodas.
      • Local Climate & Conditions:
        • Triple rooms not available for this tour.
        • This tour includes walking for some distances. The maximum walking hours is around 2 hours with scheduled breaks. Please consider your physical condition.
        • Hot air balloon: Children under the age of 8, pregnant women, or guests under 137cm (4.5inch) tall are not permitted.  Any passenger over 125 kg/280 lbs or requires space in the basket for 2 must book the extra space at time of booking and pay the related ticket price.
    • Accommodations:
      • Our rooms for this tour are reserved with twin rooms (2 beds/room), but hotels may have different configurations. Please refer to the Hotels section for details.
      • If you have special requirements, please inform us at time of booking so we may make arrangements as soon as possible.
      • For guest privacy and security considerations, we do not have single sharing arrangements.
    • Visas:
      • Guests holding China, England, Canada, USA or Taiwan passports need to apply for the Myanmar visa (E-VISA) in advance. 
      • Guests with passports of other countries, please check here for more visa information and apply for your Myanmar visa before departure. 
      • Please contact our team if you have visa related questions.
      • Please be aware once a visa is processed by Supera, we will not be able to provide a refund under any circumstances.
    • Passports:
      • Please provide a copy of your passport at sign up; we recommend having a copy of your passport with you in case of emergencies.
      • Your passport must have at least 6 months of validity remaining and two blank “Visa” pages.
    • Flights and Luggage:
      • Some airlines charge a fee for pre-assigned seats. If so, we will let you know the details at time of booking.
      • For travelers who have booked your own tickets, we recommend reserving at least 3 hours connecting time between international airports.
      • Luggage allowances will vary based on the rules for each airline. Excess baggage fees are the responsibility of the traveler.

    Stays of a Lifetime

    Don't be too tired to remember your trip!
    A hotel is not merely a place to rest your head. We hand-pick each one to give you comfort, great views, unique experiences, and above all, memorability. We carefully consider locations to let your mind, body, and spirit wander freely while feeling at home.


    Yangon :

    Belmond Governor's Residence

    Situated in Yangon’s leafy Embassy District, there’s an air of calm throughout our hotel. Stretch out beside the fan-shaped swimming pool, or relax with a treatment in the Governor’s Oasis spa.

    Grand Deluxe Room    
    39 m² (420 ft²)
    105 x 200 cm * 2 Bed    
    183 x 200 cm * 1 Bed
    N/A

    Irrawaddy River :

    Sanctuary Ananda Cruise

    Sanctuary Ananda is custom built by local craftsmen using traditional materials while offering sleek 5-Star contemporary luxury combined with authentic Burmese style.

    Deluxe Suites    
    28 m² (301 ft²)
    89 x 198 cm * 2 Bed    
    178 x 198 cm * 1 Bed
    N/A
    2F Bagan Deck

    Mandalay :

    Pullman Mandalay Mingalar Hotel

    With easy access to the city's commercial hubs and tourist attractions, it features 358 rooms and suites, restaurants offering international, regional and local cuisine, bars, 650 m² ballroom, meeting spaces, swimming pool and spa.

    Superior Room    
    32 m² (344 ft²)
    120 x 200 cm * 2 Bed    
    180 x 200 cm * 1 Bed
    N/A

    Inle Lake :

    Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min

    The 101 suite Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min is a luxury boutique resort ideally located on the shore of picturesque Inle lake  (Junior suite 75m²), it features authentic Myanmar style and the latest technology.

    Inle Lake :

    Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min

    Located in Eastern Inle Lake, Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min has a traditional Burmese-style lobby and modern suites. Each suite has its own private balcony to view the beauty of Inle Lake (Deluxe suite 76m²). The restaurants of Novotel provide traditional and international cuisine for you to relax and enjoy the lakeside scenery while satisfying your taste buds.

    Yangon :

    Lotte Hotel Yangon

    Lotte Hotel Yangon sets a new standard for 5-star accommodation in Myanmar with the gleaming, sacred topa of the iconic Shwedagon Pagoda rising to the south, and the deep blue waters of Inya Lake unfurling to the east, ensconcing visitors in their tranquility.

    Premier Lake View Room    
    36 m² (388 ft²)
    110 x 210 cm * 2 Bed    
    180 x 210 cm * 1 Bed
    N/A