Country: Myanmar
Type of holiday: Cruising
Destinations: Yangon, Mandalay
Duration: 9
Guideline price: US$ 800     (per person for Superior accommodation)
Sample travel plan only: for a ‘no obligation’ comprehensive itinerary within 24 hours, click here.

Step aboard the Amara River Cruise to trace the path of the Ayeyarwady River, exploring the remote reaches of Northern Myanmar. You will visit the incredible Mingun Paya just outside of Mandalay, and explore one of the country’s oldest capital cities at Tagaung. As you proceed up the Ayeyarwady, some of the riverside hills are still covered with teak forest. Stop by the town of Katha, straight from the pages of George Orwell’s “Burmese Days”, and disembark at Bhamaw, the northernmost point the cruise vessel can reach. Myanmar is an exceptional destination and there is no better way to experience it than a river cruise.

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Tour programme:


Day 1: After arriving in Yangon Airport, make the connection with your afternoon flight to Mandalay, then transfer to your hotel for a rest.

Mandalay to Bhamaw on Amara River Cruise:

Day 2: Board the Amara River Cruise vessel, shortly after setting sail stop to view Mingun Bell and the massive unfinished Mingun Pagoda, continue cruising upriver to Shinemaga. 
Day 3: Continue cruising, stopping by Nwe Nyein pottery village and passing through the Third Defile, drop anchor for the night at Thabeikkyin.
Day 4: Sail today to Tagaung, one of Myanmar’s oldest capital cities, where you can spend some time on shore excursions before cruising just north of town to stop for the night.
Day 5: Cruise on to the town of Katha, the scene for George Orwell’s book “Burmese Days”, explore the town and its market before anchoring just upriver for the night.
Day 6: Cruise from Catha to Shwegu, keeping an eye out for the rare Irrawaddy River Dolphins living in this stretch of water.
Day 7: Sailing from Shwegu to Bhamaw you will pass the steep cliffs of the Second Defile, arriving in Bhamaw you’ll spend one more night on board the Amara.


Day 8: Bid farewell to the Amara ship and crew, and transfer to the airport for your flight to Yangon (via Mandalay), then transfer to your hotel.
Day 9: Free time until your guide arrives to take you to the airport for your departing flight.

The price for this sample tour based on group of 2 persons: Contact us
Please note that bank transfer fees are not included.

* Note: Our trips are entirely tailor made and departures can be arranged all year. This itinerary is simply a suggestion which can be modified entirely to your personal requirements including departure date, duration, accommodation used and how long you spend in each destination.

The prices include:
Breakfasts and accommodation sharing a twin or double room
Full board on the Amara River Cruise
Experienced English-speaking guides
Private chauffeur-driven air conditioned cars as appropriate
Two domestic flights

The prices exclude:
Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses

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