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Myanmar River Cruise – Gorges of the Far North

Southeast Asia River Cruise

Summary : Explore the wonders of hidden Myanmar (Burma) in unrivaled comfort and style, and marvel at the gorges arising from the scenic Ayeyarwady River. Discover Myanmar's hidden gems on a truly memorable 11 night voyage. Visit Mingun and the world's largest brick-built pagoda. Sail past the picturesque island pagoda of Thihadaw. Explore while walking through Nwe Nyein to observe traditional clay pot sculpting. Small boats will take you ashore at ports including Shwegu to experience life in a typical riverside Shan village. Board a train to the forest station of Naba and journey into the thick Kachin jungle and discover a teak forest on this trip of a lifetime.

Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Culture


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Day 1
Yangon / Mandalay / Mingun

Board the vessel after and included flight from Yangon and set sail on your voyage. Visit Mingun and discover the world's largest brick-built pagoda. In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner and get to know your fellow travelers.

Day 2
Nwe Nyein

Anchor off Nwe Nyein for a walking tour, including a chance to see traditional clay pot sculpting. Sail past the picturesque island pagoda of Thihadaw before enjoying a cocktail party on the upper deck.

Day 3
Kyan Hnyat / Katha

Take an early morning stroll around the delightful village of Kyan Hnyat. As the sun sets, the ship anchors south of the old market town of Katha.

Day 4
Katha / Shwegu

Visit Katha by trishaw and take in the market made famous by George Orwell in Burmese Days. In the afternoon, small boats take you ashore to the port of Shwegu and beyond to experience life in a typical riverside Shan village.

Day 5
Zinbon / Bhamo

As the cruise continues, relax and admire the green-clad mountains reaching down to the narrowing channel. Travel past logging camps and the old colonial village of Zinbon. Drop anchor off Bhamo and visit its town center enjoying the vibrant activity of this tribal meeting point.

Day 6
Shwe Paw Island / Moe Dar

Begin the day exploring picturesque Shwe Paw Island and its ancient pagodas. Journey to the riverside village of Moe Dar where you’ll witness a traditional ceremony for new young monks called noviciation.

Day 7
Naba / Kyan Hnayt

In the early morning, board a train to the forest station of Naba and journey into the thick Kachin jungle and teak forest. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon gliding towards Kyan Hnayt, and end the day with a refreshing cocktail.

Day 8
Thabeikkyin / Mogok

This morning the ship anchors at Thabeikkyin. A winding road leads you past a lush forestry reserve to Mogok, where you’ll meet elephants working in the teak forests.

Day 9
Mandalay / Shwe Kyet Yet

Mandalay comes into view in the early morning. Disembark to explore including lunch at a local restaurant. Rejoin the ship at the quaint village of Shwe Kyet Yet and enjoy a tribal dance performance in the evening.

Day 10

Spend the day gazing at the passing scenery as the ship continues towards Bagan. Enjoy an unforgettable sunset over the Bagan plain and a performance by traditional Bagan artists.

Day 11
Bagan / Mount Popa

Visit ancient sites in and around Bagan with an expert guide. In the afternoon, you may choose to experience Mount Popa—the legendary home of animist spirits known as Nats—with its impressive summit monastery. Or, take a horse-drawn cart or bicycle to explore on your own. Celebrate your final evening on board with a cocktail party and special farewell dinner.

Day 12
Bagan / Yangon

Transfer to Bagan airport for your flight to Yangon.


This itinerary is subject to change. ExpeditionTrips.com is not responsible for itinerary changes.

Flight from Yangon to Mandalay and Bagan to Yangon; transfer from Mandalay airport to ship and from ship to Bagan airport; cabin accommodations; most guided excursions; all meals while onboard; local beer, tea, coffee, soft drinks and bottled water. Subject to change without notice.

Not Included:
Airfare except flights from Yangon to Mandalay and Bagan to Yangon; passport and visa expenses; travel insurance; departure taxes; alcoholic beverages (except local beer); fees for medical services; items of a personal nature such as laundry, salon and boutique purchases; optional excursions; optional gratuities at your discretion; fuel surcharge may apply.

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