Burma river cruises are an ideal way to see the best of what this captivating destination has to offer. Voyage along the Irrawaddy or Chindwin rivers, and stop off at small villages to interact with the locals, and to see Burma from a side many travellers do not.
You can also sail in the Mergui archipelago, consisting of more than 800 islands in the Andaman Sea to uncover pristine beaches in this remote area.
A range of itineraries is available, from 12-night extended explorations of the upper Chindwin river system or the classic 7-night sailing between Mandalay and Pagan (Bagan), to short 2-night cruises that offer a taste of life on the river.
Beginning in Singapore, this luxury cruise with Silversea sails north through the Malacca Strait towards Burma (Myanmar), visiting Indonesia en route and finishing by turning south again to dock in...
Sail from Mandalay to Pagan (Bagan) aboard the stylish Belmond Orcaella, visiting the lesser-visited sights of
the Chindwin river. Discover quaint rural villages, experience the bustle of morning...
Explore a little-visited region of
northern Burma (Myanmar), sailing
from Mandalay to Katha, where George
Orwell was once stationed as an imperial
policeman. Visit charming local towns
Discover the magnificent temples and
remote villages of Burma (Myanmar) in
style, staying at the Belmond Governor’s
Residence in Rangoon (Yangon), followed
by a 5-night cruise along the...
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In some cases, tours include some departures in one category and some in another: you can see and select the different tour types under ‘tour variations’. For these tours, the itinerary is generally the same and just the standard of accommodation varies. However, if there are any variations in the excursions included, these are shown within the itinerary.
Superior: Most Cox & Kings tours fall under this category and are based in 4- or 5-star accommodation, or the best available.
Luxury: These tours will usually feature 5-star de luxe accommodation throughout.
Standard: Simpler in emphasis, these itineraries typically feature 3- and 4-star accommodation throughout.
Discovery: This type of holiday is best suited to the hardier traveller, as it will typically include some quite basic accommodation, possibly longer and rougher road journeys and, in some cases, more arduous activities, such as trekking.