8 Day Best of Burma Paukan Cruise

Experience the most famous sights of Burma on this guided journey and travel back in time tracing the footsteps of Kipling & George Orwell. Your private journey begins in British administration constructed capital city, Yangon (Rangoon) known as the garden city of the east. Discover the rich history of this dynamic city in transition and its most famous sights including the gold and gemstones decorated Shwedagon Pagoda. From Yangon, journey to Central Myanmar for exploring the ancient Kingdom of Bagan, the greatest archeological treasure of Myanmar with over 4000 pagodas and temples ruins located on the plains of Bagan. In Bagan we celebrate sunrise from birds’ eye view on a hot air balloon flight and board flotilla style river cruiser for a nostalgic journey to Mandalay. Relax and enjoy shore excursions and activities onboard during the cruise. From Mandalay continue by flight to Shan highlands and the charming Inle Lake, home region of several ethnic minorities, lively markets, floating vegetable farms and villages built on stilts over the lake. Enjoy the scenery and excursions by boat on the lake making stops at some of the lake regions highlights. From the Inle Lake fly back to Yangon to connect to your international flight back to the UK.


  • Old Rangoon architecture and heritage walk
  • Gleaming gold & gems decorated Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Temples of ancient Bagan & spectacular sunsets
  • Magnificent sunrise balloon flight in Bagan
  • Luxury cruise on Irrawaddy River with RV Paukan 2012
  • Minorities, markets & local life Inle Lake region

What’s included

  • Private transfers, tours & activities
  • Guided tours with English speaking expert local guide
  • All entrance and permit fees
  • Best available rooms in top hotels & best cabins on cruise
  • Special meals to experience best Myanmar has to offer
  • And a few extra treats…

Trip details

  • Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Trip type: Cultural tour, luxury tour
  • Destinations: Yangon, Bagan, Irrawaddy & Inle Lake
  • Starts: in Yangon
  • Ends: in Yangon

In brief

  • Day 1. Arrival to Yangon. Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Day 2. Yangon highlights and heritage walk
  • Day 3. Bagan temples by elephant coach
  • Day 4. Bagan balloons flight & optional tours
  • Day 5. Paukan river cruise
  • Day 6. Paukan river cruise. Visit riverside village
  • Day 7. Flight to Inle Lake. Afternoon sightseeing
  • Day 8. Flight to Yangon and connect to Bangkok

Detailed Itinerary