Irrawaddy River Cruise

A week aboard a luxury cruise ship on the Irrawaddy River exploring golden temples, ancient pagodas and learning about Mynamar's rich history

Relax on the sundeck on Sanctuary Ananda

Irrawaddy River Cruise

A week aboard a luxury cruise ship on the Irrawaddy River exploring golden temples, ancient pagodas and learning about Mynamar's rich history

8 days from £ On request pp plus international flights.

Experience life on board a luxury cruise ship on the Irrawaddy River, visiting Myanmar's ancient temples and pagodas and witnessing scenes of rural life.

  • Spend a week aboard a luxury, all-suite river cruiser
  • See the sun rise over the temples of Bagan
  • See the 13-foot seated Buddha in Mandalay
  • Spend time with local crafts people
  • Join in with yoga or cookery classes Sanctuary Ananda
  • Enjoy top quality cuisine

The Irrawaddy is Burma's largest river and most important waterway, flowing from north to south, with many of the country's most prestigious sites and cities lining its banks. On this cruise you'll travel upstream from the temple-filled plains of Bagan to the famed city of Mandalay, last royal capital, then back downstream stopping to admire pagodas and visit local villages.

Your home for the week is the luxury Sanctuary Ananda, an elegant river cruiser with spacious, air conditioned interiors and the only all-balcony ship on the Irrawaddy River. With just 21 suites the ship retains an intimate atmosphere. You'll have ample room to relax, reclining on a sofa in the lounge, enjoying haute cuisine in the restaurant and enjoying views of the river from the sundeck, cooling off with a dip in the pool. The whole ship exudes style, and levels of service are first class.

You'll have guided excursions each day, visiting historic temples, monasteries and pagodas, travelling up to the hills to witness fine views, watching craftsman demonstrating their skills in traditional workshops, and visit local villages. Combined with on board lectures, cultural and culinary demonstrations, plus musical performances, you'll gain a rare insight into the past and present of this fascinating country.

This price is based on travel in low season.

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Experiences you could have on this holiday

As well as meeting great people and seeing fabulous landscapes, these are just some of the experiences you could enjoy on this holiday.

Where you are staying

Below is our recommended vessel for this trip. Being a tailor-made safari, we can sometimes change to a different cruise ship you might prefer, but please note that this will affect the trip price.

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