Anawrahta Cruise Mandalay – Bhamo – Bagan

Are you ready to begin a tour of a lifetime? Just entrust Anawrahta Cruise, Myanmar, and her impressive attractions! They are powerful enough to fulfill your 12 days off with the endless fun and joy. Yes, Anawrahta Cruise 12 Days “Impressive Gorges” has been run and brought many passengers to the magnetic sites of Mandalay, Bhamo, Mingun, Bagan, Mogok, etc. While Mingun hosts the 90-ton bell (the world’s biggest undamaged bell), U Bein Bridge is the world’s longest and oldest teakwood bridge. Apparently, Myanmar stores many of world’s best sites, so the 12-day Cruise Tour on The Anawrahta ensures the fact that you get boundless comfort as well as the constant enjoyment.

Destinations: Mandalay → Mingun → Katha → Shwegu → Bhamo → Mogok → Bagan

  • Departure: Check below
  • Prices valid until Dec 2016
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Welcome on board and enjoy lunch while we cast off Mandalay. In early afternoon, visit Mingun, the unfinished world’s biggest brick built pagoda with a 90-ton bell, said to be the largest, undamaged bell in the world. Enjoy welcome dinner with performance of Burmese traditional costumes by our staffs.
Mandalay – Mingun: 6miles
Mingun – KyaungMyaung: 46miles
Activities: Head to Mandalay, visit Mingun pagoda, watch Burmese traditional costumes performance
Meal: Lunch, Dinner


After breakfast, visit Kyaung Myaung, the place marks the end of the third defile of the Irrawaddy. Kyauk Myaung is famous for its manufacture of large glazed earthenware pots known as Martaban jars, about 50 gallons. Later, sails past beautiful island pagoda of Thihadaw toward Tagaung.
KyaungMyaung – Tagaung: 75miles

Activities: Visit Kyaung Myaung, sail past Thihadaw pagoda, navigate towards Tagaung
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


In the morning, visit Tagaung, the shrine of Bo BoGyi a famous nat, the archaeological area and the fortifications. The ruins of the fort walls and traces of moat are the only remnants of this ancient site. The western wall appears to have washed away by the river. Continue cruising upstream for the rest of the day.
Tagaung – Katha: 66miles

Activities: Visit Tagaung, see ancient remnants, cruise upstream
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


In the morning, take a trishaw to explore the enchanting colonial town of Katha. Katha is the site of George Orwell’s famous book, “Burmese Days”, A story of what life was like in a remote station during the colonial era. The town is still charming with its teak homes and quaint streets. In the afternoon, take a small boat to visit Shwegu, the village lies at the end of the spectacular second Gorge of the Irrawaddy River south of Bhamo. Shwegu features family potteries making large quantities of unglazed earthenware by throwing and beating, bargains on hand-carved wooden gold-panning bowls.
Katha – Shwegu: 44miles

Activities: Take a trishaw, explore the colonial town of Katha, take a small boat to Shwegu
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Today, we will cruise from Shwegu toward Bhamo, where the river cuts its way with narrow channel through this most beautiful Gorge with high cliffs and thick forests. Drop anchor and take a tour to Bhamo. The town is one end of a famous old caravan trail into China. Only a track through the mountains, it was centuries old when Marco Polo discovered it in the 13th century…and the route is still in use until today. Explore local market often filled with ethnic tribes such as Kachin, Lisu and Shan. Visit magnificent Theindawgyi Paya pagoda. From here you can also take a small launch to explore the First Gorge of the Irrawaddy River. Cruise down river and anchor at Shwe Paw.
Shwegu – Bhamo: 40miles
Bhamo – ShwePaw: 40miles

Activities: Cruise to Bhamo, take a tour around the town, explore local market, visit Theindawgyi Paya pagoda, discover the First Gorge of the Irrawaddy River, anchor at Shwe Paw
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


In the morning, visit picturesque island of Shwe Paw and its ancient pagodas. Then continue cruising to visit the riverside village of Mae Dar before cruising downstream toward Katha.
ShwePaw – Katha: 44miles

Activities: Visit Shwe Paw island, tour ancient pagodas, cruise to Mae Dar village, navigate to Katha
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


In the morning, take a train to the forest station of Naba and journey into the thick Kachin jungle and teak forests. Back on board and enjoy cruising with nice river view.
Katha-Naba: 14 miles by train
Katha-KyanHnydat: 86 miles

Activities: Take a train tour, go to Naba forest station, stroll around Kachin Jungle, back to the boat
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


In the morning, cruise to Thabeitkyin and take a tour to Mogok. Mogok has been famous since ancient times for its gemstones, especially ruby and sapphire, but semi-precious stones such as lapis lazuli, garnet, moonstone, peridot and chrysoberyl are also found. The gems are found in alluvial limestone gravels by means on panning, tunneling and digging pits by hand. You will travel by road towards Mogok where you will see the forest in which there many rare botanical specimens used for production of essential oils. You will be driven further into a Burmese teak forest to meet working elephants. In the afternoon our ship will sail downstream toward Mandalay.
KyanHnydat – Thabeitkyin: 30miles
Thabeitkyin – Mandalay: 77miles

Activities: Cruise to Thabeitkyin, take a tour to Mogok, travel towards Mogok, meet working elephants, sail downstream to Mandalay
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Arrive in Mandalay in the early morning. After breakfast, take a tour to Ava by horse cart. The ancient city was founded in 1364 by King Thadomin as his capital. Little remains of the old city but it is noted for the Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery and Mae Nu Oak Kyaung, which are the fine examples of Myanmar masonry, art and architecture. Enjoy lunch at local restaurant then visit the Sagaing Hills. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views and stop by a convent, Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda and a silversmith. Drive onto Amarapura and visit a textile workshop before visiting the U Bein Bridge, the longest and oldest teak wood Bridge in the world, at sunset.

Activities: Arrive in Mandalay, take a tour to Ava, see highlights of the city, visit Sagaing Hills, drive onto Amarapura, go seeing U Bein Bridge
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Relax on board while cruising downstream to Bagan. Late morning, we will visit Yandabo, a remote village by river bank. It is famous for the production of terracotta pottery made from river bank mud and you can view the pottery making process at various stages. Yandabo is also famous in Burmese history as the place where the Treaty of Yandabo was signed in 1855 between the Burmese king and the British.
Mandalay – Yandabo: 47miles
Yandabo – Bagan: 82miles

Activities: Cruise to Bagan, visit Yandabo village, observe pottery making process
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


In the early morning, take a tour to visit magnificent Bagan, the capital city of Burma from 1044 to 1287. This plain east of the curving Irrawaddy is one of the most wondrous sights in Myanmar. We visit several of the 3,000 listed monuments, including Dhammayazika Paya, with its amazing view from the terrace, and the biggest temple, Dhammayangyi- both built in the 12th century – and one of the best preserved of all Bagan temples, the 11th-century Ananda. Enjoy farewell dinner with traditional puppet show. (Optional Bagan tour in the morning and Mt. Popa in the afternoon)

Activities: Tour Bagan, visit some monuments and temples, enjoy traditional puppet show
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Bid farewell to the crew and disembark in Bagan. End of 12-Day Anawrahta Cruise Mandalay – Bhamo – Bagan.

Activities: Disembark
Meal: Breakfast

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Tour Prices

Price in USD per person in sharing double room
Valid till Dec 2016
Room Type Peak Season
Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec
Shoulder Season
Sept, Oct, April
Low Season
May, July, Aug
Deluxe  9314  7916  6519
Junior Suite  11172  9496  7820
Executive Suite  12289  10446  8602
Royal Suite  13020  11067  9114

• Stay in single cabin: Supplement charge 35%.
• PROMOTION: 30% discount for all bookings with full payment within 14 days after receiving confirmation !

Anawrahta Cruise Departures

From To Embarkation Disembarkation
19 Oct 2015 30 Oct 2015 Mandalay – Bhamo Bagan
9 Nov 2016 20 Nov 2016 Mandalay – Bhamo Bagan
8 Dec 2016 19 Dec 2016 Mandalay – Bhamo Bagan

Services included:

• On board accommodation
• All meals as in itinerary
• Entrance fees
• Guide services (English speaking)
• All sightseeing included as per itinerary
• Taxes, fuel, river pilots, port dues
• Group transfers from/to the meeting point to/from embarkation/disembarkation point or vice verse
• Mineral water, coffee/tea, soft drinks and local beer is included all day.
• Fruit juices are included in addition during breakfast and afternoon tea

Services excluded:

• International flight to/from Yangon
• Domestic flights in Myanmar
• Myanmar Visa
• Laundry service
• Port tax $129 per passenger, subject to change without prior notice
• Crew gratuities (8 USD – 10 USD per passenger/day are recommended)
• Passenger’s travel insurance as health, accident and baggage.
• Any other items not mentioned

Booking Policy

Departure Schedule and Itineraries are subject to change without notice
Booking Procedures
If a booking is made more than 100 days prior to cruise date
– Deposit: 30% of total booking value
– Balance: 70% of total booking value
If a booking is made less than 100 days – 45 days prior to cruise date
– Deposit: 50% of total booking value
– Balance: 50% of total booking value
If a booking is made less than 45 days prior to cruise date
– 100% of total booking value
All cancellations must be received in writing and sent to us via e-mail. The following rules apply for cancellations:
– More than 90 days prior to departure: The total deposit paid to us (30% of tour value) will lost because act as your cancellation fee to cover cruise charges and organization fees
– 90 – 65 days prior to departure: 60% on total value of the Total Cost charged. The balance (if any) will be credited for future booking
– Within 64 – 45 days prior to departure: 90% on total charged.
– 44 days and less: 100% on total charged.

Size: 32 m2 / 344 ft2

Anawrahta’s 16 beautifully appointed deluxe rooms are decorated with original handicrafts, locally-carved wood panels and richly-textured fabrics inspired by the brocade of Burma’s ethnic minority groups. Large windows and serene colors inspire total relaxation.

Junior Suite
Size: 48 m2 / 517 ft2

Named after some of the most fascinating rivers in Myanmar, the Anawrahta offers three Junior Suites: the Kaladan, the Lenya and the Thandi. Combining dark, regal wood with the bright oranges, saffrons and greens of the floral offerings presented at temples, these suites offer a comfortable seating area and a private balcony from which to enjoy the lush beauty of the Ayeyarwady.

Executive Suite
Size: 59 m2 / 635 ft2

Located on the Terrace Deck, each of our two Executive Suites is a spacious 59 square meters/ 635 square feet, including an indoor seating area and a private balcony. Polished wood, locally made brocade and artefacts collected in Mandalay, Bagan and Yangon create a relaxing yet exotic ambiance. These suites are named after of Myanmar’s famous rivers, the Chindwin and the Yangon.

Royal Suite
Size: 86 m2 / 926 ft2

The two opulent Royal Suites are named after Anawrahta and his son Kyansitta, considered as two of the most famous monarchs in Burmese history. Equipped with a private terrace and a private Jacuzzi, these stunning suites feature elaborate woodcarvings, fine works of Burmese art, and handmade artefacts commissioned throughout Burma.

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