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Sightseeing Cruise Between Mandalay and Bagan

Mandalay Region, Myanmar
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11 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Cruise the Ayeyarwady River between Mandalay and Bagan, trading uncomfortable overland travel for a beautiful day on the water. You'll pause to explore a riverside village, join the crew for an introduction to traditional clothes and adornments, then sip a drink as you watch an Ayeyarwady River sunset. This tour includes the option to add breakfast and lunch on board, with trips available both from Mandalay to Bagan, and upstream from Bagan to Mandalay. 
  • Travel by boat between Mandalay and Bagan
  • Includes breakfast and lunch on the boat (if option selected)
  • See the Myanmar countryside from the water
  • Visit a traditional village for a glimpse of rural life
  • Learn about Burmese longyi garments and thanaka cosmetics
  • One-way tour makes the most of the trip between Mandalay and Bagan

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Ivana N
, Jan 2019

We were lucky, there were less than 20 passengers aboard. So we could use the seats as beds and sleep during the cruise.The staff - very nice and friendly guys. Enjoyed a lot! ☺️

Jorn H
, Jan 2019

Dedicated crew, and very well organized. The village visit was excellent and very decent. We were well informed before the visit. Furthermore the cultural introduction to Burmese tradition was outstanding.Lene and Jorn, Denmark

Andres N
, Dec 2018

Enjoy the river and its sand banks, hazy view during sunrise, village stopover of how they live and the tasty food.

Richard B
, Feb 2018

I liked having a relaxing day on the river. I spent the day on the upper deck. The food they served was good for riverboat. The village tour was interesting, too. I'd recommend it as a way to get from Mandalay to Bagan.

Sven S
, Jan 2018

The tour was OK, but the food was not so special. Also there was no organized transport from the arrival point to Bagan city which meant we had to negociate with the taxi drivers who could charge a too much. Otherwise we enjoyed the tour.

Paul T
, Jan 2018

This trip exceeded my expectations - the boat was really nice and the seats downstairs were more akin to business class on a plane. Great to have charging sockets for your electricals too. Breakfast and lunch are served on the deck with table service which makes a huge change from boat buffets I've been on in the past. Only issue for me was the drop off point which would have been a nightmare if we hadnt tipped someone to move our heavy luggage for us.

Lee C
, Jan 2018

Basically the cruise ride was ok, but the the seat was uncomfortable which we got the seat no 15D and 15E...
1 the glasses box drop from the top and hit Lee
2 the relax leg area, 1 can lift up, 1 cannot
3 both seats was unable to lay down as others.

you should reconsider to block the last row of seat for selling. This is unfair for those whose get the last row!

thank you.

Patricia M
, Dec 2017

Definitely recommend this Day boat. Good service, the excursion is fun - the hat place in the village did not have a hat that was the right size so they custom made me one while I waited - right size and very good price. The meals are good and if you want an alcoholic cocktail they are cheap. Makes the journey to Bagon restful and fun.

Judith S
, Dec 2017

A very relaxing way of going from Mandalay to Bagan. Great staff! Absolutely recommended!

, Nov 2017

Great way to travel from Mandalay to Bagan! The boat is beautiful made of teak, with comfortable chairs inside air conditioned and a nice deck. Food is above expectation, and the crew is very friendly.
The meals, the stopover at the little village short walk and possibility to buy hats and the demonstration of longhi fashion make the long trip easy to handle. They sell all kinds of drinks for reasonable prices.

Product code: 45319P1

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