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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
  • Baggage Portarage fees not included at Mandalay and Bagan Jetty
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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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My wife and I had a great day on the boat. The staff were very pleasant and efficient. They divided the11 hour journey up with meals, an interesting visit to a riverside village and an amusing demonstration on the wearing of the longyi. All in all a great day.
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This is the most expensive boat option from Mandalay - Bagan, but we felt it was worth it. The boat was only about 1/4 full so we had lots of space to roam around. The downstairs seating was very comfortable, reclining leather seats with air-con, however we didn't spend much
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Response from Aung K, Guest Relations Manager at Sightseeing Cruise Between Mandalay and Bagan
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear GalwayLad, Thank you very much for your nice review on us.We also take note about the problems with porters and we will mention it on our tickets in the future. We are really sorry that this is the problem that it is out of our hand.There are associations that they do not want the Boat to handle the transport of the bags and actually,they do not control their personnel as well.And we are stuck in there. But,we will do what we can from our end,that is to mention about this service and to be careful with this issue on our tickets for the future travellers. We would like to thank you again for this. best wishes Alliance Myanmar River Cruise Team
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I was a little concerned about the 10 hour trip to get from Mandalay to Bagan and I was considering flying or getting a bus or car for the trip - I eventually opted for the boat and research indicated that Alliance seemed to be the best option........and I am pleased I chose
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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 3 weeks 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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By: Alliance Myanmar River Cruise
Dilyana D
112
Great Day on the Mighty Irrawaddy
A very pleasant way to relax and observe life on the river. It's not the most scenic journey in Myanmar but it's a
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Westportone
3115
Very relaxing experience with great crew
There were only 4 guests on the trip with a staff of about 10! What a great experience. The cruise itself was
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Lesley B
Chitwan National Park, Nepal
203
A great trip
My wife and I had a great day on the boat. The staff were very pleasant and efficient. They divided the11 hour
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KPboulder
Boulder, Colorado
208132
Great Way to Bagan
Myanmar roads are terrible, air travel is fast and good -- but you see nothing. This is a great compromise . . .
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GalwayLad123
8047
Wonderful cruise Mandalay - Bagan
This is the most expensive boat option from Mandalay - Bagan, but we felt it was worth it. The boat was only
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davyp777
Durham, United Kingdom
129108
A relaxing way to get to Bagan
I was a little concerned about the 10 hour trip to get from Mandalay to Bagan and I was considering flying or
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RTWexperience
Melbourne, Australia
71
Mandanlay to Bagan by Boat
Professional customer services, clean toilets, comfotable reclining seats, simple breakfast and good lunch.
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D.Susanti8
30
See another side of Myanmar
Cheap price to cruise from Bagan to Mandalay (US$37 for 12hr including breakfast, lunch, and traditional show. The
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wastaman67
Crete, Greece
81
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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