Jewels of the Irrawaddy
|Yangon||Governor's Residence ||2 nights|
|Cruise ||Belmond Orcaella ||8 nights |
|Yangon||Governor's Residence ||1 night|
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12 days from £4850
International flights NOT included - see below
The luxurious Belmond Orcaella offers exceptional leisurely cruises along the Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady) River between Yangon and the magical temples of Bagan, stopping en route at major cultural sights and little known charming villages
Recommended flight from London: Thai Airways International from London Heathrow via Bangkok to Yangon (see below). If you are travelling from a country other than the UK we would be happy to give you guidance on your flight options.
For a detailed day-by-day description, with a summary of what's included, please click on the PDF (above right)
DAY 1 – Arrival in Yangon. Shwe Dagon Pagoda.
DAY 2 Yangon. (B)
DAY 3 - Embark on the Belmond Orcaella. Cruising on the Irrawaddy. (B,L,D)
DAY 4 - Cruising on the Irrawaddy. Danuphyu. (B,L,D)
DAY 5 - Cruising on the Irrawaddy. (B,L,D)
DAY 6 – Pyay (Prome). (B,L,D)
DAY 7 – Gwechaung. Min Hla Fort. (B,L,D)
DAY 8 – Magwe. Mya Tha Lun Pagoda. (B,L,D)
DAY 9 - Salay. The Temples of Bagan. (B,L,D)
DAY 10 - Bagan. Shwezigone Pagoda. Minn Nan Thu. (B,L,D)
DAY 11 - Disembark. Return by air to Yangon. (B)
DAY 12 - Depart for home. (B)
There are no direct flights between London and Yangon. We recommend the services of Thai Airways International from London Heathrow to Bangkok with a good onward connection to Yangon. Flights are daily throughout the year. Current timings (subject to possible change) are as follows:
Heathrow/Bangkok. Depart at 12.30; arrive Bangkok at 06.05 (next day)
Bangkok/Yangon. Depart at 07.55; arrive Yangon at 08.50
Yangon/Bangkok. Depart at 09.00; arrive Bangkok at 10.45*
Bangkok/Heathrow. Depart at 12.25; arrive Heathrow at 18.30
* Operated by Myanmar Airways International (MAI).
You can book the flights yourself on the easy-to-use Thai Airways International website, using the 'Multicity' option. Alternatively World Discovery can book the flights for you (we levy a service charge of £25 per person for this service).
Burma Holidays: Jewels of the Irrawaddy (Reference: WDBU005)
Price per person based on a minimum of two persons travelling together:
Tue 12 Jan, Tue 2 Feb, Mon 22 Feb,
Thr 3 Nov, Sun 20 Nov, Wed 7 Dec
The Price shown is based on a Deluxe Cabin on the Belmond Orcaella. Supplements for State Cabins, Junior Suite or Balcony Suites available on request
Single Room/cabin Supplements on request.