Highlights
  • Experience the age-old rhythms of daily life on Bangkok & rsquo;s canals on our long-tail boat adventure.   
  • Spend two days exploring the temples of Angkor, including sunset from a prime vantage point.
  • Cruise from Bagan to Mandalay, stepping off in remote regions where the rhythms of Old Asia can still be experienced.   
  • Visit a remote village and support a partnership that has bought a library to its 1,000 inhabitants.  
  • Enjoy a leisurely 2-night stay on Inle Lake where traditions endure as they have for centuries; this enchanting gem is rarely included on other tours.
  • Includes 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Exciting Bangkok, the ancient jungle ruins of Angkor and Burma’s Inle Lake... all uniquely combined with a luxury 4-day cruise aboard the intimate, all-suite Sanctuary Ananda.

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Bangkok, Angkor Wat and The Charms of Myanmar

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Bangkok

Accommodation: Anantara Riverside Resort

Check in to the Anantara Riverside Resort on the banks of the storied Chao Phraya River.

Day 2: Discover Bangkok

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Explore the Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Step into the timeless world of life along the city’s canals as you explore by long-tail boat. Then ascend the amazing Temple of Dawn.

Day 3: Damnoen Saduak Market

Meals: Breakfast

Experience the myriad colors and exotic flavors of the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, one of the largest and most authentic in Thailand. Then marvel at the world’s tallest pagoda before returning to your hotel in Bangkok.

Day 4: Fly to Siem Reap

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Park Hyatt

Upon arrival, transfer to the luxurious Park Hyatt. Then join your guide to explore Angkor Wat, the largest temple in the world. Late in the day, your guide will lead you to a prime vantage point to watch the sun set over the jungle ruins.

Day 5: A second day at Angkor

Meals: Breakfast

Another day of guided touring includes Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Khmers and renowned for its impressive Elephant Terrace and the stunning Banyon Temple. You’ll also visit the oft-photographed Ta Prohm, surrounded by the massive roots and limbs of the encroaching jungle.

Day 6: Tonle Sap to Yangon

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Experience a slice of rural life as we take you across the tranquil waters of Tonle Sap Lake to visit quiet floating communities and thriving fish farms. Then fly to Yangon and tour the glittering Shwedagon Pagoda. Built more than 2,500 years ago, it’s covered in gold and encrusted with diamonds. Enjoy an elegant dinner and two nights in a deluxe suite at the historic Strand Hotel.

Day 7: Discover Yangon

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, Dinner

Learn how to prepare traditional Burmese cuisine at Graceworks Myanmar, a unique community partnership that provides valuable training for city youth. After your 2-hour class, enjoy lunch and congenial conversation with these motivated young people.

Day 8: Fly to Bagan + Embarkation

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Sanctuary Ananda

Fly to Bagan and settle in to your suite aboard the luxurious Sanctuary Ananda. Guided exploration takes you to rural villages and by horse-drawn cart to explore Bagan’s most significant temples. Your touring ends with a spectacular sunset witnessed from the terrace of an ancient temple.

Day 9: Bagan + On the Irrawaddy

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, Dinner

Gain authentic insight into daily life here in the Burmese countryside as you mingle with farmers and villagers at the busy Nyaung Oo market. Visit the great Shwezigon Pagoda and return to ship for lunch as you sail for Sagaing.

Day 10: Cruising + Sagaing Hills

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, Dinner

After a delightful morning of scenic cruising, step off to explore some of the most important monasteries that dot the Sagaing Hills. Take in the sunset from the spectacular teak bridge that spans Taungthaman Lake.

Day 11: Mandalay to Inle Lake

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, Dinner

Visiting a small village supported by Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy, you can assist with this unique partnership that has brought a library to the villagers. Disembark in Mandalay and tour Mahumuni Pagoda, one of the country’s most revered sites. Then see the Shwenandaw Monastery, the only palace building to survive the bombings of World War II, before flying to Heho. Continue overland and across Inle Lake to your private lakeview chalet at the enchanting Inle Princess Resort.

Day 12: Explore along Inle Lake

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, Dinner

Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest monastery on the lake. Then join locals at the bustling 5Day Market and explore the ancient stupas of Inn Dein. Later this afternoon, a guided canoe adventure offers the chance to discover remote lakeside villages and to see the amazing leg-rowing fishermen of Inle.

Day 13: Back to Bangkok

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Deluxe Anantara Riverside Resort

Drive to Heho for your flights to Yangon and Bangkok where you’ll be escorted once again to the deluxe Anantara Riverside Resort.

Day 14: Depart Bangkok

Meals: Breakfast

Your tour ends this morning. 

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Trip Includes
  • Extensive Small Group sightseeing with all entry fees.
  • 27 Meals: 13 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 8 dinners.
  • 10 nights at our luxury hotels and resorts.
  • All six internal flights are included (a $1,000 value).
  • 3 nights in a balcony suite board the luxurious Sanctuary Ananda.
  • Complimentary wines, local beers and soft drinks with all shipboard dinners.
  • A complete program of expertly guided shore excursions throughout your cruise Luggage handling, hotel taxes and service charges, and all airline fees and fuel charges for your five included flights.
Flights & Transport
Internal airfare and ground transport
Group Size:
Standard Group
Maximum Number of People in Group: 24
Accomodations

Anantara Bangkok Hotel

Located on the edge of Bangkok’s business district, moments from the city’s dining and shopping hubs, Anantara Bangkok Sathorn hotel provides the perfect urban sanctuary for both leisure and business travellers. Unwind in the seclusion of the hotel’s beautiful surroundings. Explore the city’s most vibrant, traditional and contemporary areas. Replenish mind and body with a host of premier services and facilities.

Anantara Bangkok Sathorn’s rooms and suites make the most of this fantastic location with incredible panoramic views across the downtown city. From the beautiful studios to the spacious two bedroom suites, every room is finished to the highest standard, with crisp contemporary furniture that blends stylish city living with unique Anantara details.

Park Hyatt Siem Reap

Experience authentic Cambodian hospitality at the award winning Park Hyatt Siem Reap. Recognised as one of the Top 100 hotels in the world, Park Hyatt Siem Reap is situated near the renowned 12th century ruins of Angkor, a UNESCO World Heritage site that researchers believe was one of the largest pre-industrial cities in the world.  The temples in the area number more than 1,000 and include Angkor Wat, the world’s largest single religious monument.  The hotel is also a short distance from Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport, Cambodia’s second largest airport.

Strand Hotel

This 1901-built three story Victorian considered one of Southeast Asia’s grand colonial hotels and still one of its most awe inspiring. Once patronized exclusively by ‘royalty, nobility and distinguished personages’ according to Murray’s Handbook for Travellers in India, Burma and Ceylon, 1911, today this National Landmark in the heart of downtown Yangon confers a sense of its rich history to all who pass through its colonnaded exterior.

Inle Princess Resort

Inle Princess Resort rests on the eastern shore of Inle Lake within the blue treetop ranges of the Shan Hills.  Just a 20 minutes boat ride from the town of Nyaung Shwe and near the village of Magyisin, the Resort is a perfect base from which to explore the wonders of Inle Lake and the surrounding region.

Start City
Bangkok
End City
Bangkok
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