Irrawaddy River Cruise

Irrawaddy River Cruise

Flowing 1,350 miles through the centre of the country, the Irrawaddy is Burma’s lifeline and an essential element of Burma’s history, culture and economy. A commercial waterway for centuries, providing irrigation for agriculture, water for drinking and washing and even a spiritual link between communities, the banks of the river are busy with communities who farm or fish for a living. A few days on the river is a relaxed way to get between destinations and gives you the opportunity to see authentic Burmese life as well as some of Burma’s most important heritage that sits close to the water – Bagan and Mandalay to name a few.     

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holiday duration 12 Days from
holiday price 3,290pp

The Irrawaddy River continues to be Burma’s main highway with many locals living and working on its lush banks. Experience a side of the country that many have yet to explore from the comfort of an elegant cruise boat, sailing from cultural capital Mandalay to the magical temples of Bagan.

holiday duration 14 Days from
holiday price 3,790pp

As well as taking you through the best of Burma, from charming Rangoon and cultural Mandalay, to the temples of Bagan, you’ll also embark on a two-day cruise of the Irrawaddy River, where you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of everyday life in rural Burma.

holiday duration 14 Days from
holiday price 4,890pp

Onboard a traditionally-designed Burmese ship, sail your way leisurely along the languid Irrawaddy, still the main highway for many locals, catching glimpses of unforgettable sights and peaceful rural scenes of the heartlands of old Myanmar

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Time difference: GMT + 6.5 hours
Flight Time: Approx 15hours to Rangoon
Visa Required: Yes
Currency: Kyat
Tel Code: +95
Official Language: Burmese
Main Religion: Theravada Buddhism
Airlines: Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific, Vietnam Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines

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