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Sightseeing Cruise Between Mandalay and Bagan

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Embark on our RV Panorama and enjoy the warm sunlight and gentle breeze on upper deck. Downstream from Mandalay to Bagan, exploring a typical village at a river bank of the Ayeyarwaddy will give you unforgettable memories. Delicious Myanmar cuisine will await you for lunch and you will have a relax time for sunbathing in the sun deck. Our crew team will demonstrate different ways of wearing Myanmar Traditional Longyi (garment worn by Myanmar people) and Thanatkha (fragrant paste made from the bark of Thanatkha tree). Enjoy the gorgeous sunset moment and arrive at your destination.
Highlights
  • Cruise Between Mandalay and Bagan includes sightseeing and sunset drink 
  • Cultural experience comprises optional Burmese lunch and traditional dress
  • See the Myanmar countryside from the water
  • Climate-controlled cabins and sun decks feature comfortable seating
What to Expect
Make your way to the Mandalay jetty for an early morning departure, and settle into the climate-controlled, teak wood cabin. If you’ve opted for the cruise with meals, start with breakfast served alongside fruit juice, coffee, and tea on the sunny upper deck. The first stop is at Lekkapin, a traditional waterside village, where you see traditional handicrafts, visit local houses, and meet members of the small community. Lunch is served on the upper deck, and in the afternoon, the crew demonstrates typical Burmese dress and makeup—you’re welcome to participate.  Watch sunset colors illuminate the river as you approach Bagan, sipping a cocktail on the final stretch. This Ayeyarwady cruise concludes at the Bagan jetty.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Mandalay, Mandalay, Mandalay Region

Traveler pickup is offered

Ports
2 Cannons Jetty, Mandalay
Departure Time
6:30 AM
Duration
11h
Return Details
Old Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
Inclusions
  • One-way river cruise
  • Breakfast, lunch or Myanmar-style cuisine, coffee and tea, with vegetarian options available
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks (except for selected package)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Please meet at the port 30 minutes before the departure time
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Great trip, great value for money, relaxing on the river, drinking cold beer. Departure wharf is a bit obscure at 6am in semi darkness, but is exactly where Google maps says it is. Our taxi driver knew the spot so no hassles. The "concierge", Mr Sim-momo was highlight of the
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A full day well spent cruising on the river Irrawady from Mandalay. The experience was worth the early morning departure. The crew was helpful and had only smiles. The food was excellent. Visit to a local village enroute provided glimpses of rural Myanmar. Couldn't have been a
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Response from Aung K, Guest Relations Manager at Sightseeing Cruise Between Mandalay and Bagan
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Nalin, Thank you very much for your nice review on us.We are sure that you enjoyed your time with us,onboard RV Panorama. We also wish you to have a good time during your stay in our country as well. Best wishes Alliance Myanmar River Cruise Team
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Really good experience. Nice friendly crew with tasty lunch and breakfast. Word of advice where warm clothing for early morning as rather nippy.
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Response from Aung K, Guest Relations Manager at Sightseeing Cruise Between Mandalay and Bagan
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Brian, Thank you for your nice review on us.Also your kind reminder for taking warm clothing for Myanmar's Winter period.This will help future passengers as well. We would like to wish you to have a wonderful time in Myanmar. Best wishes Alliance Myanmar River Cruise Team
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A very fun 10 hour boat ride down the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River. The crew greeted you at the pier and helped you board and find your seats. Breakfast was toast, eggs and bananas. Lunch was chicken or vegetarian curry. Both very filling and good tasting. I The boat stopped
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Great way to see the countryside and just having a relaxing time. The only downside with experience is taxi mafia when arriving in Bagan and entry fee(25000mmk!). This have not to do with the cruiseline.
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Response from Aung K, Guest Relations Manager at Sightseeing Cruise Between Mandalay and Bagan
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Sir, Thank you for your nice review on the trip. We are really sorry that taxi and porters are totally out of our control and we apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused.Bagan Zone entry fees is a must for every tourist. thank you very much and best wishes Alliance Myanmar River Cruise Team
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By: Alliance Myanmar River Cruise (RV.Panorama)
180 reviews
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wastaman67
Crete, Greece
30
Great trip
Great trip, great value for money, relaxing on the river, drinking cold beer. Departure wharf is a bit obscure at
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Nalin
New Delhi, India
10169
LEISURELY DAY WELL SPENT
A full day well spent cruising on the river Irrawady from Mandalay. The experience was worth the early morning
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jordyborg94
San Gwann, Malta
587
Great way to get from Bagan to Mandalay
We boarded the cruise to get from Bagan to Mandalay. The boat leaves early at 5:30AM. It is a good idea to wear
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Z5786NCbrianr
Nyaung U, Myanmar
2312
Superb
Really good experience. Nice friendly crew with tasty lunch and breakfast. Word of advice where warm clothing for
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gertjano602
The Hague, The Netherlands
6113
Not comfortable and a waist of time
Take in mind that it takes 11 hours. You are sitting in onconfourtable chairs, the food is really bad and you are
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djanaka
Boise Idaho
3424
My favourite Myanmar Experience!
A very fun 10 hour boat ride down the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River. The crew greeted you at the pier and helped
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terrabohemika
Prague, Czech Republic
139
Best transfer from Mandalay to Bagan if you are not in rush
For us this was a transfer from Mandalay to Bagan. Great choice. Well equipped boat. Breakfast, bar, business
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touristmouse
Singapore, Singapore
3835
A wonderful way to travel from Bagan to Mandalay
I took the ferry on 29 Dec from Bagan to Mandalay and this is one of the major highlights of my trip. Here’s why:
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MarGio06
Brussels
3329
Relaxing trip
Although it's a long journey through a relatively boring landscape the boat tip is a relaxing break from
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thorbjornnielsen
10
Relaxing way to travel
Great way to see the countryside and just having a relaxing time. The only downside with experience is taxi mafia
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Pugsnmn
Brisbane Region, Australia
121
Great journey from Bagan to Mandalay
This was a relaxing way to travel from Bagan to Mandalay. I took this boat as it was US$5 more than the others,
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5632martin
Rome, Italy
20
The most boring thing to do in Myanmar
The ship is clean and ok. But the landscape between Bagan and Mandalay is totally boring. Not worth to take an 11
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MissRoxy17
Perth, Australia
10830
Relaxing, entertaining and chilled
Fantastic cruise down the river, fabulous staff and a very relaxing day. From the minute we got on the boat the
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Gerinbkk
20
If you have time
This trip exceeded expectations in terms of comfort and amenities. The staff were helpful and courteous throughout
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Gal M
Tel Aviv, Israel
194
Fantastic experience. Great way to get from Mandalay to Bagan. Arrival at Bagan should be planned better!
Overall Gogotek and his team made us all feel very comfortable, safe and welcome. The stopover at the village and
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