November 10-24, 2014
Post-Tour Extension to Inle Lake: November 23-26, 2014
A nine-night cruise up the Irrawaddy River to Mandalay reveals a land that has been virtually closed to Westerners for decades. Begin your journey in cosmopolitan Yangon, site of the amazing Shwedagon Pagoda, lively historic neighborhoods and outstanding restaurants. Board the new river cruise ship Irrawaddy Explorerin Prome and venture north through an enthralling ecosystem to Mandalay, the cultural center of the country. The lush riverine vegetation surrounds such sites as once-royal Bagan, with its 2,000 sacred monuments, the carved teak monasteries at Mingun and Salay, and the caves of Monywa. This land of golden spires is also a land of rice growers, ﬁshermen, weavers and woodworkers, some of whom you will meet along the way. Your handsome small ship, built especially for these waters, offers ever-changing views of the landscapes and activities around you. Enjoy the sights, the distinctive cuisine and warm hospitality as you experience this ancient land. Consider extending your journey to beautiful Inle Lake, another of Myanmar’s treasures.