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Irrawaddy River Trips & Tours

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Myanmar: Cruising The Chindwin River tour

Cultural, Nature & Wildlife, Small Ship Cruise

5.0 | Excellent | 95 Reviews
14 Days
$ 424 per day
Type: Private Guided
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star

Luxury - 5 star Lodging LevelThe highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Burma (Myanmar), Bagan, Mandalay, Yangon
From
$ 5,930

Highlights

  • Sunset at Shwedagon
  • Bagan touring and home-hosted dinner
  • Craftspeople of Mandalay
  • 8 day cruise on the Chindwin
  • Visit Mingkin to see artworks
  • Explore Mawlaik, the capital of Chin State
  • Wander Shan Enclave of Yaungdoot
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A Taste of Myanmar tour

Cultural, Nature & Wildlife

5.0 | Excellent | 95 Reviews
8 Days
$ 391 per day
Type: Private Guided
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Burma (Myanmar), Bagan, Mandalay, Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon
From
$ 3,125

Highlights

  • Explore Yangon
  • Visit National Museum
  • Discover Ananda Temple
  • Visit Inle lake
  • Enjoy a boat ride on the Irawaddy
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Golden Myanmar & the Alluring Irrawaddy - Southbound tour

Cultural, Small Ship Cruise

4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
14 Days
$ 387 per day
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Very Easy

Very Easy Physical LevelMinimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.

Visits: Burma (Myanmar), Bagan, Mandalay, Yangon
From
$ 5,419

Highlights

  • Welcome to Myanmar
  • Walking tour of the city’s landmarks; visit a local tea shop, Chaukhtatgyi, and Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Fly to Bhamo and explore the town by trishaw and foot; cruise through the dramatic second defile; onboard welcome reception
  • Visit a fisherman’s home, local school, and nunnery
  • Visit a local market and excursion to a local ethnic minority village in Katha; walking tour through village and walk to hilltop pagoda in Tigyang
  • Visit a monastery and present alms to the monks and see their lunch ritual
  • Walking tour through a pottery-making village
  • See unfinished pagoda & bronze bell in Mingun; visit U Bein Bridge and take a sampan ride at sunset in Amarapura
  • Sightseeing including Mahamuni, Kuthadaw and Shwenandaw Pagodas; visit tapestry, woodcarving, and gold leaf workshops; traditional dance performance
  • Visit Kaunghmudaw Pagoda, a silversmith workshop, and Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda
  • Walking tour through this typical river village to visit a local farmer's home and see palm candy being made; traditional puppet show
  • Watch sunrise from temple; sightseeing including a local market, Shwezigon Pagoda, lacquer workshop, Ananda Temple, Dhammayangyi Temple, Sulamani Temple; ox cart ride to temple for sunset
  • Fly to Yangon
  • Explore the best of Myanmar, known as “The Golden Land,” on this captivating river cruise along the Irrawaddy River
  • In Yangon, formerly Rangoon, you’ll see the magnificent, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda—considered the oldest pagoda in the world
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Golden Myanmar & the Alluring Irrawaddy with Bangkok  Southbound tour

Cultural, Small Ship Cruise

4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
17 Days
$ 356 per day
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Very Easy

Very Easy Physical LevelMinimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.

Visits: Thailand, Andaman Sea, Bagan, Bangkok, Mandalay, Yangon
From
$ 6,059

Highlights

  • Welcome to Thailand
  • Boat ride on klongs; visit the Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha
  • Day at leisure
  • Fly to Yangon
  • Walking tour of the city’s landmarks; visit a local tea shop, Chaukhtatgyi, and Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Fly to Bhamo and explore the town by trishaw and foot; cruise through the dramatic second defile; onboard welcome reception
  • Visit a fisherman’s home, local school, and nunnery
  • Visit a local market and excursion to a local ethnic minority village in Katha; walking tour through village and walk to hilltop pagoda in Tigyang
  • Visit a monastery and present alms to the monks and see their lunch ritual
  • Walking tour through a pottery-making village
  • See unfinished pagoda & bronze bell in Mingun; visit U Bein Bridge and take a sampan ride at sunset in Amarapura
  • Sightseeing including Mahamuni, Kuthadaw and Shwenandaw Pagodas; visit tapestry, woodcarving, and gold leaf workshops; traditional dance performance
  • Visit Kaunghmudaw Pagoda, a silversmith workshop, and Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda
  • Walking tour through this typical river village to visit a local farmer's home and see palm candy being made; traditional puppet show
  • Watch sunrise from temple; sightseeing including a local market, Shwezigon Pagoda, lacquer workshop, Ananda Temple, Dhammayangyi Temple, Sulamani Temple; ox cart ride to temple for sunset
  • Fly to Yangon
  • Explore the best of Myanmar, known as “The Golden Land,” and Bangkok, Thailand, on this captivating river cruise along the Irrawaddy River


  • Begin this journey in Bangkok, the enchanting capital of Thailand, where you’ll get up close to its most renowned temples, including the Temple of the Reclining Buddha—the oldest and largest of its kind
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Myanmar & Southern China: Places Unexplored tour

Cultural, Nature & Wildlife, Local Immersion & Homestays

4.9 | Excellent | 12 Reviews
15 Days
$ 173 per day
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Burma (Myanmar), China, Bagan, Kunming, Lake Inle, Lijiang, Mandalay, Rangoon, Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon
From
$ 2,590

Highlights

  • Visit Yangon, Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Visit the Baisha Murals at Baisha Village
  • Visit the ancient ruins of Indein
  • Explore the pristine surroundings of Inle Lake with a kayak to soak in the sound of nature
  • Enjoy Ayeyarwaddy Day Cruise
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Myanmar & the Irrawaddy tour

50 plus, 50 plus, Cultural, Family Friendly, Small Ship Cruise, 50 plus, Cultural, Family Friendly, Small Ship Cruise, 50 plus, Cultural, Family Friendly, Small Ship Cruise, Cultural, Family Friendly, Small Ship Cruise

4.5 | Great | 8 Reviews
11 Days
$ 500 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star

Luxury - 5 star Lodging LevelThe highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Burma (Myanmar), Bagan, Lake Inle, Mandalay, Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon
From
$ 5,495

Highlights

  • Cruise in luxury for three nights on the legendary Irrawaddy River aboard all-balcony 'Sanctuary Ananda'
  • Experience floating gardens and a private viewing of a traditional Intha boat race on tranquil Inle Lake.
  • Soar above thousands of pagodas and capture the photographs of a lifetime on a magical hot air balloon ride
  • Explore Shwedagon Pagoda - a fantasy of golden stupas, serene Buddhas and mythical beasts
  • Travel off the beaten path on a tour of Musmeah Yeshua, the last remaining Jewish synagogue in Myanmar
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Golden Myanmar & the Alluring Irrawaddy with Bangkok & Inle Lake - Southbound tour

Cultural, Small Ship Cruise

4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
19 Days
$ 453 per day
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Very Easy

Very Easy Physical LevelMinimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.

Visits: Thailand, Andaman Sea, Bagan, Bangkok, Mandalay, Yangon
From
$ 8,599

Highlights

  • Deluxe 10-night cruise from to Bhamo to Bagan in a Panorama SuiteSMwith Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM. Enjoy an intimate cruise experience with a maximum of 36 guests on board.
  • Welcome to Thailand
  • Boat ride on klongs; visit the Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha
  • Day at leisure

    Day 4 Bangkok–Yangon:
  • Fly to Yangon
  • Walking tour of the city’s landmarks; visit a local tea shop, Chaukhtatgyi, and Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Fly to Bhamo and explore the town by trishaw and foot; cruise through the dramatic second defile; onboard welcome reception
  • Visit a fisherman’s home, local school, and nunnery
  • Visit a local market and excursion to a local ethnic minority village in Katha; walking tour through village and walk to hilltop pagoda in Tigyang
  • Visit a monastery and present alms to the monks and see their lunch ritual
  • Walking tour through a pottery-making village
  • See unfinished pagoda & bronze bell in Mingun; visit U Bein Bridge and take a sampan ride at sunset in Amarapura
  • Sightseeing including Mahamuni, Kuthadaw and Shwenandaw Pagodas; visit tapestry, woodcarving, and gold leaf workshops; traditional dance performance
  • Visit Kaunghmudaw Pagoda, a silversmith workshop, and Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda
  • Walking tour through this typical river village to visit a local farmer's home see palm candy being made; traditional puppet show
  • Watch sunrise from temple; sightseeing including a local market, Shwezigon Pagoda, lacquer workshop, Ananda Temple, Dhammayangyi Temple, Sulamani Temple; ox cart ride to temple for sunset
  • Fly to Heho; transfer to Inle Lake; lunch at Red Mountain Estate
  • Full-day excursion around the lake to see scenes of daily life; visit workshops of several cottage industries; Padaung music & dance performance
  • Transfer to Heho; fly to Yangon
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Golden Myanmar & the Alluring Irrawaddy with Inle Lake - Southbound tour

Cultural, Small Ship Cruise

4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
16 Days
$ 487 per day
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Very Easy

Very Easy Physical LevelMinimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.

Visits: Thailand, Andaman Sea, Bagan, Mandalay, Yangon
From
$ 7,789

Highlights

  • Deluxe 10-night cruise from Bhamo to Bagan in a Panorama SuiteSMwith Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM. Enjoy an intimate cruise experience with a maximum of 36 guests on board.
  • Welcome to Myanmar
  • Walking tour of the city’s landmarks; visit a local tea shop, Chaukhtatgyi, and Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Fly to Bhamo and explore the town by trishaw and foot; cruise through the dramatic second defile; onboard welcome reception
  • Visit a fisherman’s home, local school, and nunnery
  • Visit a local market and excursion to a local ethnic minority village in Katha; walking tour through village and walk to hilltop pagoda in Tigyang
  • Visit a monastery and present alms to the monks and see their lunch ritual
  • Walking tour through a pottery-making village
  • See unfinished pagoda & bronze bell in Mingun; visit U Bein Bridge and take a sampan ride at sunset in Amarapura
  • Sightseeing including Mahamuni, Kuthadaw and Shwenandaw Pagodas; visit tapestry, woodcarving, and gold leaf workshops; traditional dance performance
  • Visit Kaunghmudaw Pagoda, a silversmith workshop, and Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda
  • Walking tour through this typical river village to visit a local farmer's home see palm candy being made; traditional puppet show
  • Watch sunrise from temple; sightseeing including a local market, Shwezigon Pagoda, lacquer workshop, Ananda Temple, Dhammayangyi Temple, Sulamani Temple; ox cart ride to temple for sunset
  • Fly to Heho; transfer to Inle Lake; lunch at Red Mountain Estate
  • Full-day excursion around the lake to see scenes of daily life; visit workshops of several cottage industries; Padaung music & dance performance
  • Transfer to Heho; fly to Yangon
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Highlights of Burma tour

Cultural, Nature & Wildlife

5.0 | Excellent | 3 Reviews
10 Days
$ 279 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Burma (Myanmar), Bagan, Lake Inle, Mandalay, Yangon
From
$ 2,785

Highlights

  • BURMA - INLE LAKE: The tranquil Inle Lake is located in Burma's Shan State, and is home unique fish species and prolific bird life. Many of the communities who live in villages surrounding the lake are from Burma's various ethnic minority groups, such as the Danu and Bamar people. Enjoy a boat ride on the lake, visit nearby monasteries, and look for the distinct woven bags and silk fabrics made in the area.
  • BURMA - IRRAWADDY RIVER: Embark on a boat ride on one of the country's most significant waterways, the Irrawaddy River. Stop at rural villages, local pagodas and to see intricate carvings at Kyauk Gu U Min. The river is home to the endangered Irrawaddy dolphin, who are under threat from dam construction. The river eventually flows into the Andaman Sea via the Irrawaddy Delta.
  • BURMA - LOCAL MARKETS: Experience Burma's local life, colorful produce and fantastic array of local handicrafts in its numerous fascinating markets. Near Inle Lake, frequent a local market where many diverse ethnic minority groups gather, and in Yangon and Mandalay, search for exquisite examples of Burmese lacquerware, fabrics and other eye-catching merchandise. Enjoy interacting with Burma's warm, friendly people as you peruse their wares.
  • BURMA - SAGAING HILL: Sagaing Hill, located outside Mandalay, is an important religious center. It is home to numerous pagodas and monasteries amongst its hills, and is a highly picturesque and spiritual place to explore. The site is located on the banks of the Irrawaddy River, with the buildings spread amongst lush, tropical foliage. Visit a local nunnery, and explore some of the 600 whitewashed pagodas and monasteries.
  • BURMA - SHWEDAGON PAGODA: Burma's striking Shwedagon Pagoda has a sparkling golden stupa which can be seen from all over Yangon. It is considered one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in Burma. It contains various ancient relics, and you can witness devout locals going about various rituals on their visit. All visitors should remove their shoes before the first step at any of the entrances.
  • BURMA - HILLTRIBE EXPERIENCE: Embark on a trek beyond the shores of Inle Lake to visit various hilltribe villages, home to Burma's numerous ethnic minority groups including the Intha and Pa-O people. You can also take in a Shan cooking school, or pay a visit to a local orphanage. Learn more about the different cultures that make Burma home, and gain insights into their traditions and way of life.
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Golden Myanmar & the Alluring Irrawaddy with Bangkok - Northbound tour

Cultural, Small Ship Cruise

4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
17 Days
$ 356 per day
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Very Easy

Very Easy Physical LevelMinimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.

Visits: Thailand, Andaman Sea, Bagan, Bangkok, Mandalay, Yangon
From
$ 6,059

Highlights

  • Welcome to Thailand
  • Boat ride on klongs; visit the Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha
  • Day at leisure
  • Fly to Yangon
  • Walking tour of the city’s landmarks; visit a local tea shop, Chaukhtatgyi, and Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Fly to Bagan; onboard welcome reception; traditional puppet show
  • Watch sunrise from temple; sightseeing including a local market, Shwezigon Pagoda, lacquer workshop, Ananda Temple, Dhammayangyi Temple, Sulamani Temple; ox cart ride to temple for sunset
  • Walking tour through this typical river village to visit a farmer's home and see palm candy being made
  • Visit Kaunghmudaw Pagoda, a silversmith workshop and Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda in Sagaing; visit U Bein Bridge and take a sampan ride at sunset in Amarapura
  • Sightseeing including Mahamuni, Kuthadaw and Shwenandaw Pagodas; visit tapestry, woodcarving, and gold leaf workshops; traditional dance performance
  • Walking tour through a pottery-making village
  • Visit a monastery and present alms to the monks and see their lunch ritual
  • Walking tour through village and walk to hilltop pagoda
  • Visit to local market; excursion to a local ethnic minority village
  • Visit a fisherman's home, local school, and nunnery in Kyun Daw; cruise through the dramatic second defile
  • Explore Bhamo by trishaw and foot; fly to Yangon
  • Explore the best of Myanmar, known as “The Golden Land,” and Bangkok, Thailand, on this captivating river cruise along the Irrawaddy River


  • Begin this journey in Bangkok, the enchanting capital of Thailand, where you’ll get up close to its most renowned temples, including the Temple of the Reclining Buddha—the oldest and largest of its kind
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