Inside Burma Tours

Overnight cruise from Mandalay to Bagan

For a few glorious days travelling on the mighty Irrawaddy River, why not join a cruise linking the must-see destinations of Bagan and Mandalay?

For those who enjoy travelling by river but don't want to spend the majority of their trip on a boat, there are a range of great options. These primarily link the must-see destinations of Bagan and Mandalay, both of which are located in central Burma on the banks of the Irrawaddy. Full-day cruises in both directions depart daily throughout the season.

If you have a little more time to enjoy the journey at a more leisurely pace, one-, two- or three-night cruises including full excursion programmes are available, enabling you to explore the ancient capitals near Mandalay and stop at traditional riverside villages along the way. Our favourite ships include the classic river steamers of the RV Pandaw and RV Paukan fleets.

When to go:

Overnight cruise from Mandalay to Bagan

located in Mandalay

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Interested in this Experience? It is included in this tour:

  • See Burma through the lens of its colonial past as you visit key destinations from the days of British India.

    Kipling's Burma

    Although his visit was a brief one, the few days that Kipling spent in Burma left a deep and lingering impression on him. He was bewitched by both the exotic charms of the country and the engaging self-confidence of its people, and we're convinced you will be too.

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    See Burma through the lens of its colonial past as you visit key destinations from the days of British India.

Other suggested Boating & Cruising

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  • Longtail boats on Inle Lake

    Longtail boats on Inle Lake

    Get out on Inle Lake in the local way: aboard a longtail boat that glides through the narrow channels between floating farms and stilt houses.

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  • Expedition cruising on the Chindwin River

    Expedition cruising on the Chindwin River

    Journeys on the Chindwin River offer a chance to explore otherwise inaccessible parts of northern Burma in comfort and style.

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  • The boat to Twante

    The boat to Twante

    For an alternative view of life in and around Burma's biggest city, board a riverboat for a short cruise to the small market town of Twante.

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