Culture & Beach with 3 day river cruise
Bespoke Holiday Itinerary / Experience Tour

Info : Culture & Beach with 3 day river cruise

This holiday includes all the highlights of Myanmar in trademark Experience Travel Group style. You’ll enjoy our distinctive signature tours of Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Lake Inle and you’ll spend 2 nights aboard Pandaw Cruises travelling along the Irrawaddy River. There will be time to soak in the magical atmosphere, experience local village-life, to take in the cultural sights and to head to Ngapali for a relaxing beach stay in paradise.

  Highlights include:

  • Discovering the historical heritage of Myanmar – the gleaming pagoda’s and astonishing architectural feats.
  • A river cruise experience along the Irrawaddy River with Pandaw Cruises
  • A range of unique and wonderful experiences, get immersed in local village life, enjoy river-side dinners and explore the otherworldly temple complex of Bagan
  • Three days relaxing at Ngapali Beach

As with all of our suggested itineraries, we can tailor-make your holiday to suit your budget, style and expectations. Find out about our exclusive ‘Journey Planner’ here.

Pricing & Inclusions

An indicative price for this holiday is £4700 per person inclusive of flights from the UK. Prices will be less in low season and may be higher in peak season. Child discounts apply.

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Your personalised quotation with Experience Travel Group will include:

  • International Flights (which can be omitted from your quotation if you prefer)
  • Accommodation as described
  • Privately guided tours and transfers
  • Original Experience Travel Group "Signature" experiences
  • Full financial protection (full ABTA and ATOL bonding)
  • Meals as described
  • 24 hour in-country backup whilst away
  • Your own dedicated travel expert in the UK

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Day-to-Day Itinerary : Culture & Beach with 3 day river cruise


Depart the UK on your overnight flight to Mandalay.

DAY 2 - 4   MANDALAY   cultural adventures

Your private guide will meet you on arrival for the transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to relax, enjoy your hotel and settle into Myanmar time.  You’ll then spend two days exploring ancient capitals, colourful markets, Buddhist heritage, intricate carvings and sunrise at the famous U Bein Bridge, taking advantage of various modes of transport as you travel around with your guide.

DAY 5 & 6   Three Day river Cruise from mandalay to Bagan

You’ll spend 3 days aboard the Pandaw Cruise boat travelling along the Irrawaddy River from Mandalay towards Bagan. This is a fantastic way to take in the scenery at a leisurely pace with comfortable accommodation, great dining and expert guiding. En route you’ll pass Yandabo Village, famous for its pottery and the traditional country town Pakokku where you’ll take an evening trishaw ride.

DAYs 7& 8 Bagan  MAGICAL pagodas and glorious SUNSETS

 Your boat arrives in Bagan early morning and your local guide will meet you for to begin exploring the extraordinary sights in signature Experience Travel Group style. Your tour of the archaeological zone will be timed to ensure you enjoy sunsets and other quiet moments away from the crowds.

DAY 9-11 LAKE INLE   Life on the lake

It’s a short flight from Bagan to Heho where your private guide will meet you and you’ll transfer to Inle Lake. En route you’ll pass paddy fields and streams and there will be option to stop and explore caves. When you reach the lake you will board a private boat for the journey to your hotel. Towards the end of the day you have the option of a fascinating sunset canoe trip on the lake.

You’ll spend two days exploring Inle Lake including a private boat tour of the floating gardens and farms that move around on the water surface. You’ll see the local fisherman rowing in their one-leg style and perhaps taste some local wine. If you didn’t get chance to do so at Bagan, Inle is another location where you may like to treat yourself to a Hot Air Balloon Ride for aerial views of the lake.

DAYS 12 -15  NGAPALI BEACH   Tranquillity and The Indian Ocean

You’ll depart Heho for the direct flight to Thandwe – the gateway for Ngapali Beach. Here your guide will meet you for the transfer to your beach hotel. You’ll spend 4 days enjoying beach-life.

DAY 16&17 YANGON   EXPLORE THE CITY in a unique way

 It’s a short flight back to Yangon, the final stop on your Myanmar adventure.

Here, with your guide you’ll have time to enjoy the colonial architecture, take a rickshaw ride to a local market and visit the famous Shwedagon Pagoda, whose recognisable golden stupa dominates the city's skyline.

A morning trip on the circle train is a great opportunity to observe a little of day-to-day city life before your final evening in Myanmar.


 Today you depart Myanmar for your flight back to the UK.

Culture & Beach with 3 day river cruise Experiences

You can book this holiday tour on its own, with flights or it can be tailored for you.

Here are the experiences & activities within this holiday as standard...

Customer Feedback
All guides were very good, spoke good english and were very knowledgeable. The logistics all worked extremely well, and all the drivers, boatmen etc did a good job. We also found the guides were happy to talk to us on a wide range of issues including politics!

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The air holiday packages shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 9324. Please see our booking conditions for more information.

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