Mystical Irrawaddy

This luxury journey unveils a rich legacy where British colonial reminders nestle alongside golden pagodas and the traditional culture of the friendliest people on earth.

After exploring Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, travel to Bagan to board the latest custom-built ship in Scenic’s fleet. Scenic Aura will take you on a very special voyage revealing the vast diversity and richness of the many influences that have shaped Myanmar.

Price Includes

• 5-star Scenic ship with luxurious one-bedroom balcony suites
• 5 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
• Your choice of 7 Scenic Freechoice activities
• 1 Scenic Sundowners event
• 1 memorable Scenic Special Stay
• Up to four on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
• 37 meals – 13 breakfasts (B), 12 lunches (L) and 12 dinners (D)
• Complimentary beverages all day throughout your cruise
• Butler service for all guests throughout your cruise
• Scenic Cruise Director and Tour Director with expert local guides
• Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
• All tipping and gratuities

Departure Date
11 March 2021

Bonus

• Economy Flights included to South East Asia* – when booking any Mekong journey of 13 days or Myanmar journey of 14 days or longer
• #Free Cabin upgrade offer is only applicable for the following cabin upgrades BA>BB, BB>B, B>A, A>RD when paying for the lower cabin category.
•    Early Booking Discount of up to $200* per person when booked by 31 October 2019

Helloworld Exclusive Offer
Save up to $200* per person

Room/Cabin information
Category CA deluxe suite
Offer Ends

30 Sep 19,

unless sold out prior. Availability limited.

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Cruise and Tour

Day 1 - Yangon
Settle into your hotel in Yangon for a two night Special Stay. Enjoy your welcome dinner at the iconic colonial Strand Hotel.
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 - Yangon
Freechoice
Embark a local train for a ride around Yangon’s suburbs. Alternatively, be guided on a tour of Yangon’s thriving art scene, or ride a ferry across the Yangon River to Dhala village.
Later this afternoon visit Chaukhtatgyi Paya, Yangon’s reclining Buddha. Enrich
            As the sun is setting, wander around Shwedagon Pagoda and learn about the ritual of oil lamp lighting before partaking in this tradition.
This evening enjoy the included amenities of your Pacific Club access.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 - Yangon > Bagan > Irrawaddy Cruise
Transfer to the airport and fly to Bagan. On arrival, enjoy a local lunch before visiting the most iconic sight of this intriguing region, the Ananda Temple. Afterwards transfer to the luxurious Scenic Aura.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Sailing > Magwe

Take advantage of a day of cruising as you sail to Magwe. Spend the day relaxing and getting to know the facilities of Scenic Aura. Arrive into Magwe later this afternoon.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Magwe > Minhla Fort

Explore Magwe by traditional trishaw and take in the views from Mya Tha Lun Pagoda, a mesmerising architectural vision set on Naguttama Hill. Continue cruising downstream to the Italian built Minhla Fort where its capture by the British brought an end to independent Burma. Afterwards sail back upstream towards Salay.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - Sailing > Salay
Make use of the ship’s luxury and take the time to sip a cocktail by the pool or enjoy some solitude on your private balcony during your day sailing upstream along the Irrawaddy to Salay. Arrive late in the afternoon to spend the night alongside this colonial riverside town.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - Salay > Bagan
On your morning walking tour of Salay admire the colonial buildings, the Youqson Kyaung, a beautiful teak monastery now converted to a museum and look inside the largest lacquer Buddha in Myanmar.
Enrich
Soak up the ambience of the river and the colonial feel of the town while enjoying traditional local Burmese tea and snacks in a restored colonial villa dating from 1906.
Continue sailing to Bagan. Relax on the Sun Deck with a cocktail in hand viewing the many temples and pagodas that line the river as you approach the ancient location.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - Bagan
Rise early to attend and partake in morning alms for the local monks.
Freechoice
Venture to Mount Popa, home to Myanmar’s nats or nature spirits, or cross the river to Tant Kyi Tuang to take in the expansive elevated views of Bagan.
Alternatively, wander through the markets at Nyaung U before either exploring the Temple Circuit, or enjoying a visit to Old Bagan.
Enrich
Be wowed by a Scenic exclusive mystical themed dinner, with included free flow drinks and cultural show in front of candlelit Bagan temple ruins.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 - Bagan > Pakkoku
Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight - Take a ride in a hot air balloon over the temples of Bagan. Must be purchased prior to your cruise.
Travel by horse and cart through Bagan plain and its temple ruins before learning all about the production of Burmese lacquerware. Depart Bagan and sail to Pakkoku for an overnight visit. Here visit a cheroot cigar workshop, the local market and longyi and blanket factory.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 - Yandabo
Arrive in Yandabo where in 1826, the peace treaty ending the First Anglo- Burmese War was signed. Now famous for its pottery, stroll through the village and witness the artisans honing their craft. Continue sailing to Mingun.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 - Mingun
Cruise to Mingun to discover the stories behind a huge unfinished brick pagoda. Nearby, admire the un-cracked Mingun Bell and the all-white Hsinbyume Pagoda.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 - Sagaing > Mandalay > Amarapura
Enrich
In Sagaing interact with novice monks, nuns and orphans during a visit to a monastic supported school before continuing to a quiet nunnery where you will partake in the ritual and our donation to the resident nuns before their midday meal.
Also take in the views over the Irrawaddy River from Sagaing Hill before sailing to Mandalay to visit Amarapura.
Sundowners
In Amarapura, relax with evening drinks in boats under U-Bein Bridge, to capture that memorable photo of the bridge’s silhouette at sunset.
Back on board enjoy the special farewell by Scenic Aura’s crew. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  
Day 13 - Irrawaddy Cruise > Mandalay

After disembarkation, admire the intricate artistry of Shwenandaw, a beautiful wooden monastery. Equally impressive are the sights at Kuthodaw Pagoda, home to the ‘World’s Largest Book’. Later, walk through the rebuilt Mandalay Palace.
Enrich
Learn how to produce gold leaf at a local workshop. At Mahamuni Pagoda, male guests will be able to place the gold leaf on the iconic Buddha statue.
Enjoy your farewell dinner at your hotel in Mandalay.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 - Mandalay > Yangon

Transfer to the airport and fly to Yangon to connect with your journey home. Meals Included: Breakfast

Helloworld Terms & Conditions

*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 14 August 2019 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Valid for new bookings only until 30 September 2019.  Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Offer applicable for new bookings only. All savings are included in the advertised price. Economy flight offers are subject to availability ex SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER/CBR/CNS and based on an airline of Scenic’s choice. Airfares must be booked through Scenic. All airfare deals are scheduled for travel to best suit the tour departure and conclusion dates on available scheduled flights. Any requests outside of the tour dates may incur seasonal surcharges as enforced by the airline.  From price includes up to $200 per person Early Booking Discount and Helloworld Exclusive bonus offer up to $200 per person where booking is deposited by 30 September 2019. Early Booking Discount is available on all departures after June 2020. #Free Cabin upgrade offer is only applicable for the following cabin upgrades BA>BB, BB>B, B>A, A>RD when paying for the lower cabin category. Price based on Mystical Irrawaddy MYMI110321.1, in category CA Deluxe Suite. First non-refundable $1,000 per person deposit due within 7 days of booking, a second non-refundable deposit of $2,000 per person is due by 28 September 2019 or 11 months prior to departure, whichever comes first.  Scenic reserve the right to ticket any flights upon receipt of the second deposit and any subsequent changes will incur change and/or cancellation fees.  Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Airline Conditions of Carriage, Scenic and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.