Myanmar

Mystical Myanmar – A 10-Day Luxury Small-Group Tour and River Cruise

Discover the alluring beauty of enchanting Myanmar on this 10-day luxury small-group tour and cruise (max. 16 travellers). Stay in luxurious five-star accommodation, cruise Burmese waterways in ultimate style on the magnificent Sanctuary Ananda – a luxury colonial-style ship, visit iconic sights, take part in a traditional offering ceremony, have your fortunes read by a Burmese fortune-teller, cycle through the sugarcane fields and villages of Inle Lake, view the magnificent sunset over Bagan and so much more. Includes daily breakfast, gourmet dining experiences, private expert local guides, sightseeing and entrance fees, private transportation, airport and port transfers and all internal flights.

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AUD$3,599/person
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Earn 3,599 Qantas Points
10 Days
LOW SEASON - TWIN SHARE
  • Valid for one person (twin share)
  • Nine nights of luxury accommodation at some of the best hotels in the country including three nights at the five-star The Strand Hotel in Yangon and two nights at the Sanctum Inle Resort, a former monastery sitting quietly by the picturesque Inle Lake
  • A four-night, high-end luxury river cruise on the Sanctuary Ananda, staying in an elegant Deluxe Cabin featuring intricate Burmese craftsmanship, teakwood floors, a private balcony and 24-hour butler service
  • Daily breakfasts, including two traditional Burmese experiences
  • Eight memorable lunches, including one lunch of Shan cuisine and a unique lunch on a rice carrier boat in the middle of Inle Lake
  • Five dinners, including a welcome Burmese dinner at one of Yangon’s top restaurants and a candlelit sandbank dinner in Bagan
  • Soft drinks and local beer during the day and local wine with lunch and dinner on board the Sanctuary Ananda cruise ship
  • Return airport and port transfers throughout the entire tour
  • Three internal flights from Yangon to Inle Lake, Inle Lake to Mandalay and Bagan to Yangon
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Small group sizes of just 16 people max. for the perfect balance of intimacy and freedom throughout your tour
  • Transportation in private vehicles, with a driver and an English-speaking local tour leader with expert knowledge of all the sites you'll visit throughout the tour
Earn 4,299 Qantas Points
10 Days
HIGH SEASON - TWIN SHARE
  • Valid for one person (twin share)
  • Nine nights of luxury accommodation at some of the best hotels in the country including three nights at the five-star The Strand Hotel in Yangon and two nights at the Sanctum Inle Resort, a former monastery sitting quietly by the picturesque Inle Lake
  • A four-night, high-end luxury river cruise on the Sanctuary Ananda, staying in an elegant Deluxe Cabin featuring intricate Burmese craftsmanship, teakwood floors, a private balcony and 24-hour butler service
  • Daily breakfasts, including two traditional Burmese experiences
  • Eight memorable lunches, including one lunch of Shan cuisine and a unique lunch on a rice carrier boat in the middle of Inle Lake
  • Five dinners, including a welcome Burmese dinner at one of Yangon’s top restaurants and a candlelit sandbank dinner in Bagan
  • Soft drinks and local beer during the day and local wine with lunch and dinner on board the Sanctuary Ananda cruise ship
  • Return airport and port transfers throughout the entire tour
  • Three internal flights from Yangon to Inle Lake, Inle Lake to Mandalay and Bagan to Yangon
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Small group sizes of just 16 people max. for the perfect balance of intimacy and freedom throughout your tour
  • Transportation in private vehicles, with a driver and an English-speaking local tour leader with expert knowledge of all the sites you'll visit throughout the tour
Earn 4,799 Qantas Points
10 Days
LOW SEASON - SINGLE TRAVELLER
  • Valid for one person
  • Nine nights of luxury accommodation at some of the best hotels in the country including three nights at the five-star The Strand Hotel in Yangon and two nights at the Sanctum Inle Resort, a former monastery sitting quietly by the picturesque Inle Lake
  • A four-night, high-end luxury river cruise on the Sanctuary Ananda, staying in an elegant Deluxe Cabin featuring intricate Burmese craftsmanship, teakwood floors, a private balcony and 24-hour butler service
  • Daily breakfasts, including two traditional Burmese experiences
  • Eight memorable lunches, including one lunch of Shan cuisine and a unique lunch on a rice carrier boat in the middle of Inle Lake
  • Five dinners, including a welcome Burmese dinner at one of Yangon’s top restaurants and a candlelit sandbank dinner in Bagan
  • Soft drinks and local beer during the day and local wine with lunch and dinner on board the Sanctuary Ananda cruise ship
  • Return airport and port transfers throughout the entire tour
  • Three internal flights from Yangon to Inle Lake, Inle Lake to Mandalay and Bagan to Yangon
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Small group sizes of just 16 people max. for the perfect balance of intimacy and freedom throughout your tour
  • Transportation in private vehicles, with a driver and an English-speaking local tour leader with expert knowledge of all the sites you'll visit throughout the tour
Earn 5,499 Qantas Points
10 Days
HIGH SEASON - SINGLE TRAVELLER
  • Valid for one person
  • Nine nights of luxury accommodation at some of the best hotels in the country including three nights at the five-star The Strand Hotel in Yangon and two nights at the Sanctum Inle Resort, a former monastery sitting quietly by the picturesque Inle Lake
  • A four-night, high-end luxury river cruise on the Sanctuary Ananda, staying in an elegant Deluxe Cabin featuring intricate Burmese craftsmanship, teakwood floors, a private balcony and 24-hour butler service
  • Daily breakfasts, including two traditional Burmese experiences
  • Eight memorable lunches, including one lunch of Shan cuisine and a unique lunch on a rice carrier boat in the middle of Inle Lake
  • Five dinners, including a welcome Burmese dinner at one of Yangon’s top restaurants and a candlelit sandbank dinner in Bagan
  • Soft drinks and local beer during the day and local wine with lunch and dinner on board the Sanctuary Ananda cruise ship
  • Return airport and port transfers throughout the entire tour
  • Three internal flights from Yangon to Inle Lake, Inle Lake to Mandalay and Bagan to Yangon
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Small group sizes of just 16 people max. for the perfect balance of intimacy and freedom throughout your tour
  • Transportation in private vehicles, with a driver and an English-speaking local tour leader with expert knowledge of all the sites you'll visit throughout the tour

Myanmar has maintained the ability to surprise even the most experienced travellers thanks to its impressive pagodas, Buddhist monuments and ancient temples perched in splendid isolation. Immerse yourself in a country brimming with natural and man-made wonders, as you travel through unique cities, taste fragrant and varied cuisine and embrace the slow-paced Burmese lifestyle, sailing the waters of the Burmese rivers on an unforgettable 4-day luxury cruise.

What You’ll Love...

The Accommodation – From the most exceptional hotels in Myanmar to a luxurious cruise ship on the Irrawaddy River

Start your journey staying at the magnificent five-star The Strand Hotel in Yangon, member of the Leading Hotels of the World and one of Asia’s most enduring Colonial landmarks. Known as the best hotel in Yangon, The Strand Hotel offers a taste of the past with marble floors and rattan furnishings - plus all the modern comforts and superior facilities of a five-star hotel. Complete with a stunning infinity pool, two therapy rooms, a fully equipped fitness room and a 24-hour personalised butler service; every suite of this enchanting hotel also features handwoven bed linen, a spacious bathroom with double basin and a deep soak bathtub complete with bespoke amenities.

Enjoy two nights in a Cloister Deluxe room at the Sanctum Inle Resort, a former monastery sitting quietly by the picturesque Inle Lake. Winner of the World Luxury Hotels Award in 2017 and identified as one of the best resorts in Asia by Condé Nast, this resort is an escape from reality in a dreamy destination, where you will be able to embrace the peaceful surroundings and lifestyle of Inle Lake.

Spend four nights sailing on the stunning Sanctuary Ananda, a charming and stately river cruise ship reminiscent of a 1930s river steamer. Lose yourself in a book at the onboard library, admire traditional Burmese touches including drums, gongs, hand woven textiles and more, or just watch Myanmar drift by from the comfort of the balcony attached to your deluxe cabin. Feast on specially crafted menus by an award-winning, celebrity executive chef, inspired by the freshest local ingredients and creating unforgettable dining experiences encompassing Asian and international dishes.

The Experiences – Visit golden pagodas, admire the one-leg rowers of Inle Lake and take in stunning sunsets

Kick off your adventure in the capital city of Yangon, where you will get your first glance at the country's marvellous landmarks. Visit Yangon’s impressive Shwedagon Pagoda, one of Buddhism's most sacred sites, adorned with 27 metric tonnes of gold leaf. Let us take you behind the scenes, showing you the full history of the site and lifestyle of locals. On this guided visit, you will be able to enjoy a traditional Burmese breakfast and experience the local daily ritual of purchasing an offering. Your last stop in Yangon is General Aung San's mausoleum; a must-see in the area, the museum pays tribute to one of the most-loved figures in the country's history, Aung San, founder of modern Myanmar and national hero.

Picture a vast, serene lake encompassed by floating gardens and villages: your next stop is one of Myanmar's most-renowned destinations, Inle Lake. Take a morning bike ride around the Khaung Dine village, the native village on the northwestern shore of the lake, then enjoy a lunch of local Shan cuisine and witness the iconic leg rowers, as they catch fish from their narrow boats. Last but not least, bask in the lake's traditional atmosphere as you board your private motorboat: admire floating gardens and colorful markets and discover the slow-paced life of the surrounding villages.

While at Inle Lake, you’ll be treated to a one-of-a-kind lunch on a rice carrier boat in the middle of the lake, an experience available exclusively to Luxury Escapes guests.

In Mandalay, board your luxurious Sanctuary Ananda ship, your home for the next four nights. This luxury cruise will take you on a remarkable journey sailing through dreamy landscapes and local villages, including Mingun and Bagan - whilst visiting breathtaking temples, pagodas and monasteries.

Stop in the beautiful Bagan Archeological Zone, the golden land, dotted with over 3000 temples. Pay a visit to the area's most famous landmarks: from the Shwezigon Pagoda – the most iconic site in Bagan - to the impressive Ananda temple, with its distinctive tower like spire, visible from miles away over the Bagan plains.

Your Package Includes:

  • Nine nights of luxury accommodation at some of the best hotels in the country including three nights at the five-star The Strand Hotel in Yangon and two nights at the Sanctum Inle Resort, a former monastery sitting quietly by the picturesque Inle Lake
  • A four-night, high-end luxury river cruise on the Sanctuary Ananda, staying in an elegant Deluxe Cabin featuring intricate Burmese craftsmanship, teakwood floors, a private balcony and 24-hour butler service
  • Daily breakfasts, including two traditional Burmese experiences
  • Eight memorable lunches, including one lunch of Shan cuisine and a unique lunch on a rice carrier boat in the middle of Inle Lake
  • Five dinners, including a welcome Burmese dinner at one of Yangon’s top restaurants and a candlelit sandbank dinner in Bagan
  • Soft drinks and local beer during the day and local wine with lunch and dinner on board the Sanctuary Ananda cruise ship
  • Return airport and port transfers throughout the entire tour
  • Three internal flights from Yangon to Inle Lake, Inle Lake to Mandalay and Bagan to Yangon
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Small group sizes of just 16 people max. for the perfect balance of intimacy and freedom throughout your tour
  • Transportation in private vehicles, with a driver and an English-speaking local tour leader with expert knowledge of all the sites you'll visit throughout the tour

The '7 day change of mind guarantee' does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Luxury Escapes Refund Policy applies.

After you have made your booking, please follow the instructions on your confirmation email and ensure you complete your traveller information details within 48 hours.

Valid for select departures:

Low Season

12 December 2018

20 March 2019

11 March 2020

25 March 2020

High Season

2 January 2019

23 January 2019

27 February 2019

16 October 2019

30 October 2019

20 November 2019

18 December 2019

15 January 2020

12 February 2020

Important: Please allow for travelling time from Australia. International flights are not included in your package and must be purchased separately. It is your responsibility to make your own travel arrangements and ensure that you arrive in Yangon on your chosen tour start date.

Instant Booking: To secure your dates at purchase, click 'Instant Booking' and select your preferred package. Once your preferred package is selected you'll click through to 'Choose Your Dates of Travel' and will be able to enter in your preferred tour commencement date.

The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 18 years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise if travelling alone, you must purchase the Single Traveller package option. See the package options for further details. Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.

Private Departures Available: Guests must be aged 18 years or older. If you wish to travel with children, or on your own private tour together with friends, please enquire for further information (minimum four travellers - surcharges apply).

Luggage Allowance: Luggage allowance per person is 20kg maximum (unless otherwise stated) to allow for ease of transport on the journey.

Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels:

Strand Hotel, Yangon – Deluxe Suite

Sanctum Inle Resort – Cloister Deluxe

Sanctuary Ananda cruise ship – Deluxe Cabin

Accommodation is subject to availability and may be substituted for a hotel of a similar standard.

Maximum tour capacity is 16 people, minimum tour capacity is two people.

Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion (as a guide, approx. US$10-15 per person, per day is the industry standard).

Arrival and departure transfers are only available on the first and last day of the tour. Any arrivals and departures outside of these days will need to make their own arrangements to/from the airport.

Hot Air Balloon Rides: Pre-booked hot air balloon rides over Bagan can be arranged for US$315 per person for a 14-passenger balloon or US$425 per person for an eight passenger balloon, payable directly to Luxury Escapes (prices charged in AUD and subject to currency fluctuation). Rides only available between October and March.

Travellers should have a basic level of physical fitness and mobility and must be able to negotiate uneven surfaces, climb stairs and board boats.

Travellers are advised to check with their local health professional at least 45 days prior to departure, as some vaccinations require 30 days or more to be effective. Proof of vaccination is not usually required unless you are coming from an infected area.

Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas.

All surcharges are payable directly to Luxury Escapes.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated) and menu options are subject to change.

Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) international flights are not included with this package.

Package cannot be split.

Travel insurance is compulsory. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package.

Strictly no refunds for this package for amendments and change of date.

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations.

Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash.

Please note: disability access is limited during the tour, please consider this when making your booking.

The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving.

Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time.

All activities and services are subject to availability.

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