Cruising the Central Ayeyarwady

Journeying along the central Ayeyarwady offers a deep insight into the historic, cultural and spiritual soul of this charismatic golden land.

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Cruise Highlights

The sacred and historic epicenter of Myanmar

The towns of Mandalay and Bagan frame the cultural central region of Myanmar. The best way to link these ancient cities, with interesting stops along the way, is an unhurried river journey. Our 'moduled' and enjoyably balanced itineraries allow for various durations (4, 3 or 2 Nights) - as per one’s liking or available time - with ample exploration for a deep understanding of this region’s rich history and traditions.

Discover ancient Ava with its distinct temples; the golden stupa-topped hills of Sagaing; the amiable pottery village of Yandabo; or the bustling trading town of Pakokku. The 4-Night cruise includes either a detailed exploration of Bagan (downstream) or Mandalay (upstream).

Inclusion Highlights

Full Inclusions

Memorable sailing along the Ayeyarwady River

Discover the cradle of Burmese history & culture (video mainly features our Upper Ayeyarwady journey)

Available Central Ayeyarwady Cruise Itineraries

The best of the best between Bagan and Mandalay

4 Nights [Bagan - Mandalay (vice versa)]

4 Nights | Bagan - Mandalay (vice versa)

Daily Adventures

Detailed Itinerary & Enquiry

The region of Ava is home to many diverse pagodas and monasteries

Visit the rural and tranquil plains of Ava with by horse cart

The hilly landscape of Sagaing showcases its full charm seen from the river

The short stretch of river between Bagan and Mandalay presents lots of amazing sceneries

Explore a very enchanting and local pottery village

Wonderful local encounters in the small village of Yandabo

Pakokku is known for “Burmese Tobacco”, but the wooden Shwe Ku shrine is breathtaking

Explore the must-see attractions of Bagan (downstream cruises only)

Take home a sun setting to remember from an elevated viewpoint in Bagan (downstream cruises only)

A spectacular sunrise balloon ride over Bagan - It is worth it! (downstream cruises only, October-April, add-on)

The new Bagan attracts with an enjoyable, vibrant local market (downstream cruises only)

Locals in the countryside produce sweets made out of coconut (downstream cruises only)

A pilgrimage site with fantastic views of the countryside and the distant Ayeyarwady (downstream cruises only)

Mandalay’s iconic landmark – also the world’s oldest and longest teakwood bridge (upstream cruises only)

Have you ever wondered how a gold leaf is made? By hand - in Mandalay (upstream cruises only)

Absolutely impressive – the massive temple of Mingun and the world’s largest uncracked bell (downstream cruises only)

3 Nights | Bagan - Mandalay (vice versa)

Daily Adventures

Detailed Itinerary & Enquiry

The region of Ava is home to many diverse pagodas and monasteries

Visit the rural and tranquil plains of Ava with by horse cart

The hilly landscape of Sagaing showcases its full charm seen from the river

The short stretch of river between Bagan and Mandalay presents lots of amazing sceneries

Explore a very enchanting and local pottery village

Wonderful local encounters in the small village of Yandabo

Pakokku is known for “Burmese Tobacco”, but the wooden Shwe Ku shrine is breathtaking

Explore the must-see attractions of Bagan (downstream cruises only)

Take home a sun setting to remember from an elevated viewpoint in Bagan (downstream cruises only)

Mandalay’s iconic landmark – also the world’s oldest and longest teakwood bridge (upstream cruises only)

2 Nights | Bagan - Mandalay (vice versa)

Daily Adventures

Detailed Itinerary & Enquiry

The region of Ava is home to many diverse pagodas and monasteries

Visit the rural and tranquil plains of Ava with by horse cart

The hilly landscape of Sagaing showcases its full charm seen from the river

The short stretch of river between Bagan and Mandalay presents lots of amazing sceneries

Explore a very enchanting and local pottery village

Wonderful local encounters in the small village of Yandabo

Pakokku is known for “Burmese Tobacco”, but the wooden Shwe Ku shrine is breathtaking

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Featured Journeys

Please see some ideas for your next luxury cruise along the Central Ayeyarwady River in Myanmar