New Voyage – Southeast Asia River Cruise
New voyages to Myanmar’s intricate and extraordinary waterways provide an opportunity to experience a world that few others have explored. Home to beautiful ancient pagodas and temples as well as authentic cultural experiences in bustling village markets and serene river communities, journeys aboard the Road To Mandalay and Orcaella hold endless wonders that are waiting to be revealed.
Departing on 8, 9 or 12-day voyages, these elegant riverboats sail Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady and Chindwin Rivers offering spacious windowed cabins, outdoor observation decks with comfy sun chairs, and shaded lounges and pools for refreshing dips. Savor innovative Asian dishes featuring the freshest of local ingredients and a carefully chosen wine list to complement the rich and varied menus.
Picture yourself exploring venerable wooden monasteries and attending an induction ceremony for young monks, or beholding a golden Buddha statue that rises 34 stories into the air. With an option to soar over a templed landscape by hot air balloon, these unique voyages are trips of a lifetime! Itineraries vary, so contact an Expedition Specialist for help with planning the travel experience that is perfect for you.
Two of our favorite itineraries (of the many!):
Gorges of the Far North – Explore the wonders of hidden Myanmar aboard the Road to Mandalay in utmost comfort and style. Marvel at ancient temples and majestic gorges arising from the scenic Ayeyarwady River.
Discovering the Chindwin – Gaze skyward at the 424 foot golden Standing Buddha at Bodhi Tataung and attend a Noviciation Ceremony for young monks at Moktaw’s Monastery. Explore tiny villages and rugged scenery as you venture through a rarely-seen part of Myanmar aboard the Orcaella.