Ancient Capitals (downstream)

Mandalay - Bagan: 4 Nights | 3 Nights | 2 Nights

In five days, see five of Burma's former capitals; spanning nine hundred years of history. Visit the huge, unfinished pagoda of King Bodawpaya at Mingun, the sacred hills of Sagaing and the ruins at Ava. Call in to the riverside pottery village of Yanderbo before arriving at Bagan where thousands of ruined medieval temples and pagodas are scattered across the plain.

Ancient Capitals (upstream)

Bagan - Mandalay 4 Nights | 3 Nights | 2 Nights

Taking its name from the glorious sunsets that turn Myanmar's evening skies golden, this cruise calls in at small riverside villages, the bustling trading town of Pakkoku and the rapidly modernizing city of Mandalay. From beautifully carved teak monasteries and traditional pottery-making to newly constructed high-rise buildings; see ancient Burma and 'Brave New Myanmar' side by side in a country undergoing a transformation.

Impressive Gorges

Mandalay - Katha, the Second Defile and return to Mandalay 8 Days/ 7 Nights

Our most-requested cruise; this route passes through the most dramatic scenery of the entire Ayeyarwady River, reaching its peak in the drama of the Second Defile. Walk in the footsteps of George Orwell in Katha, the real-life setting for his Burmese Days, before visiting a nearby elephant logging camp. Savour the peace and tranquility of a remote island monastery. On board, learn from cultural demonstrations & lectures and enjoy our luxurious, three-room Spa facility.

Exotic Chindwin

Mandalay - Homalin - Bagan 12 Days / 11 Nights

One of the least-visited rivers in Asia, a cruise on the Chindwin is for the real explorer. Walk through typical riverside villages in the cool air of early-morning, where lifestyles have changed little since the paddle-steamers of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company first brought Europeans here. Sail through rolling hills and visit secluded, carved-teak monasteries dating from the time of the Burmese Kings. The grand finale is Bagan, the ancient capital where thousands of ruined medieval temples and pagodas are scattered across the plain.