Golden Myanmar and The Alluring Irrawaddy With Bangkok – Northbound (17 Days)

Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
Ship: Avalon Myanmar  |  1 Review
Bangkok, Thailand to Yangon, Myanmar
Tour Segment  Cruise Segment
Bangkok, Thailand

Welcome to Bangkok! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Bangkok, Thailand

This morning, your Guided Sightseeing begins with a boat ride on the klongs, Bangkok's famous canals. Stop at the stunning Grand Palace featuring the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Also, visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in Bangkok. It houses more than 1,000 Buddha images, including the 49-foot-high and 151-foot-long massive Reclining Buddha. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Bangkok, Thailand

Enjoy a full day at your leisure. (Breakfast)

Bangkok, Thailand
Air travel
Yangon, Myanmar

This morning, fly to Yangon. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. (Breakfast)

Yangon, Myanmar

Historic Landmarks, Hot Tea, and Harmonious Living. Tonight, dine in one of Yangon's best restaurants for a delicious welcome dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Yangon, Myanmar
Air travel
Bagan, Myanmar

Beautiful Bagan and Your Suite Ship® Beckon. Late in the morning, fly to Bagan. Upon arrival, transfer to the port for embarkation. A welcome reception starts your evening. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Bagan, Myanmar

Temples and Shrines—From Sunrise to Sunset. Today, explore Bagan, capital of Myanmar from the 9th to the 13th centuries. During this time over 13,000 temples, monasteries, and pagodas were built in the plains surrounding the city—an area of about 40 square miles. Many of these structures have been lost over time, but around 2,300 still stand today, making this one of the world's greatest archaeological sites. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Shwe Pyi Thar, Myanmar

Rural Life in Myanmar Comes to Life. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Sagaing, Myanmar
Amarapura, Myanmar
Sagaing, Myanmar

Relaxation and Revelations. Relax this morning and take in the sights from one of the ship's lounges or from your suite. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 10
Mandalay, Myanmar

The Golden Tapestries of Mandalay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 11
Kyaukmyaung, Myanmar

Glazed and Amazed. Join your local guide for a longyi and thanaka presentation this morning. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 12
Kya Hnyat, Myanmar

Giving Alms and Blessings in Return. Join your local guide this afternoon and learn more about the popular Burmese tea leaf and ginger salad. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 13
Htigyaing, Myanmar

Buddha with a View. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 14
Katha, Myanmar

Burmese Days & Minority Culture. As you sail north this afternoon, with some luck, you may catch a glimpse of the rare Irrawaddy dolphin with its distinctive round forehead. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 15
Kyun Daw, Myanmar
Second Defile, Myanmar
Bhamo, Myanmar

Engaging Local Encounters. This afternoon, spend time at leisure as you sail through the dramatic Second Defile with its magnificent cliffs reaching down the narrow channel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 16
Bhamo, Myanmar
Air travel
Yangon, Myanmar

Farewell to the Irrawaddy. After breakfast, disembark the ship and explore Bhamo by local trishaw and by foot. Afterward, transfer to the airport for your flight to Yangon. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (Breakfast)

DAY 17
Yangon, Myanmar

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

Golden Myanmar and The Alluring Irrawaddy With Bangkok – Northbound map

What's Included


  • Services of a professional Cruise Director | Onboard lectures | Complimentary Wi-Fi access | Activities & Nightly piano music | Sightseeing with Local Guides | Headsets for all guided shore excursions | Superb dining with all meals on board daily featuring full breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including a welcome reception, Captain’s reception, and farewell dinner | Quality wines from Europe’s most famous wine regions with every dinner | One sitting with open seating arrangements

Not Included

  • Airfare | Gratuities | Any items of a personal nature | Anything not specifically noted as included

About Us

When designing its new ships, Avalon Waterways started with the traveler instead of the ship. This is a river cruise company that invites innovation, imagination and a relentless desire to create a smart use of space be its guide. The result? More space. Bigger views. More comfort … All thanks to one-of-a-kind Panorama SuitesSM on the industry’s only Suite Ships®. The Suite Ships of Avalon are revolutionizing the river cruise industry. For instance, on these signature vessels, Avalon brings an unprecedented level of thoughtfulness and attention to detail to every aspect of the Panorama Suites, providing travelers an oasis to escape to, not escape from. Even better? Avalon doesn’t offer travelers just a few Panorama Suites on each ship. Instead, 80 percent of the guest rooms on Suite Ships are Panorama Suite (they’re 30 percent larger than the average river cruise room). In designing its ships, Avalon has refused to see space as a barrier. That fact couldn’t be truer when looking at the company’s inspired indoor/outdoor space. For instance, Avalon’s Open-Air Balconies®, a completely new concept, make full use of the intended balcony experience – in any weather condition, in any season – without compromising room space. How? Giant wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows with a 7-foot opening. Avalon has considered every detail of the cruise experience. But perhaps it’s what the company hasn’t done that makes it so unique. It hasn’t filled ships to capacity with people. In fact, because the river cruise line made its rooms so spacious, there’s more room for less people. Simply put, Avalon Waterways is built differently

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