Burma is a diverse country which not only offers long coastal line but also a wide network or rivers which flow from China to the Bay of Bengal. The river cruising in Burma is defined as one of the most rewarded experience which allows you to absorb in magnificent landscapes and appreciate the real local life, culture during the river cruises Burma.
From the legendary rivers of Irrawaddy to Chinwin, Burma River Cruises including Road to Mandalay, Paukan Cruise, Pandawe Cruise, Malikha Cruise and Amara Cruises, top Burma Cruises feature different fabulous options to make your trip in Burma colorful.
1. Road to Mandalay 5*
This luxury cruise offers colorful cruises in Burma on both Irrawaddy and Chindwin River with an option from 3 to 11 days. The Road to Mandalay takes you on a journey through one of the most enigmatic and captivating countries in Southeast Asia. Fed by the waters of the mighty Irrawaddy River, Burma is a rich mix of golden temples, colonial charm and ethnic tribes, whose cultures and traditions can trace their origins back millennia. Beginning in Yangon, your journey takes you into the heartland of this fascinating country, exploring the cultural highlights of its Buddhist heritage and allowing a chance to enjoy the stunning spectacle of Bagan, Mandalay and Lake Inle.
It is strongly believed that the services and comfort that Road to Mandalay in Burma provides will satisfy your sophistication in the river cruises.
2. Paukan 2012 Cruise 4*
Paukan 2012 is a gem of a vessel, a compact but elegant vessel made of teak with a hull of marine steel. The walls and floors are of timber with each plank carefully chosen to show off the beautiful grain. The décor is modern chic, with a touch of Burma culture through a few traditional motifs, wooden figures, fabrics, and paintings.
All the cabins are nicely decorated and comfortable with in suite bathrooms. The best view of the river can be enjoyed in the two ‘Premier’ staterooms on the upper deck, each with French balconies on two sides, leading out to a spacious balcony. With the drapes pulled aside in all cabins, there lay in front of your eyes the amazing view of the river as it changes moods during different times of the day.
The dining room is a spacious hall on the main deck where every morning a scrumptious breakfast buffet is served. Lunch and dinner are a blend of Western and Burma cuisine prepared with care for freshness and taste by experienced local chefs. Breakfast and lunch are buffets followed by a served dinner. The indoor lounge on the upper deck seats 16 and the open deck features a well-stocked bar.
The air-conditioned indoor lounge is arranged and decorated tastefully with comfortable chairs, for groups of several people in a more intimate setting. The outdoor lounge on the sun deck is the best place to enjoy river cruises Burma as the sunsets with a backdrop of the sky’s spectacular display of colors.
3. Orcaella Cruise 5*
A newly-launched cruise in 2013, Orcaella brings you a wise choice on Irrawaddy River with colorful Burma excursions connecting the most highlighted areas in northern Burma where Irrawaddy and Chindwin river flows through.
A journey on our river cruiser is both inspiring and leisurely, with lots of time to do as you please. Unwind in your spacious cabin or take in the views from the Observation Deck. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail with new friends or indulge in a soothing spa treatment. Belmond Orcaella hosts just a small number of guests, meaning personal attention and a relaxing journey are at the heart of your pleasure cruise.
4. Irrawaddy Princess cruise 4*
This is the cruise that reflects traditional Burmese art with wooden covers, warm decoration, and great hospitality. Irrawaddy Princess also has a sister cruise of Royal Princess Cruise which offers Burma cruises more choices for cruising Mandalay to Bagan.
Irrawaddy Princess II River Cruise is a traditional Burma riverboat traveling along the Irrawaddy River. Built in 1998 and It is measure 134′ x 34′ x 6’6” molded depth with three decks. Board the Irrawaddy Princess on any of her weekly cruise between Mandalay and Bagan and enjoy the greatest travel experiences on the legendary river “The Irrawaddy”.
It has a total of 20 cabins, all attach with their own bathroom with hot and cold shower. “Irrawaddy Princess II” provides for Burma day tour pleasure with fully air-conditioned comfortable rooms with all standard facilities including mini bar, bed linen and towels and as well as dining service. Delicious local, Chinese cuisine and western dishes are prepared by experienced chef and many kinds of drinks, tropical fruit cocktails are available at Sundeck bar.
5. Amara Cruise 3*
Another traditional cruise on Irrawaddy River offering different cruising routes varying from 3 to 10 days. There is an option for river cruises Burma if you charter the cruise for your group.
The Amara River Cruise is a traditional Burma riverboat traveling along the Ayeyarwaddy River. It is made of teak wood and was completely refurbished by local craftsmen in 2003. It is 30 meters / 100 feet long and with a shallow draft of 1 meter / 3 feet and two Japan made 180hp Hino engines it can go as far north as Bhamo. The Amara River Cruise has a total of seven cabins, each with their own bathroom with hot and cold shower. Communal areas, bar, and canopied sun deck. Electricity is provided by a generator and battery 24 hours a day. Safety is provided by smoke detectors in all cabins, emergency lighting, fire extinguishers, life jackets and a dinghy. Amenities include onboard laundry, fully equipped kitchen and refrigerators.