The towns of Mandalay and Bagan frame the cultural central region of Myanmar. The best way to link these ancient cities, with interesting stops along the way, is an unhurried river journey on the Heritage Line Ancient Capitals cruise. The ‘moduled’ and enjoyably balanced itineraries allow for various durations (4, 3 or 2 Nights) – as per one’s liking or available time – with ample exploration for a deep understanding of this region’s rich history and traditions.

Discover ancient Ava with its distinct temples; the golden stupa-topped hills of Sagaing; the amiable pottery village of Yandabo; or the bustling trading town of Pakokku. The 4-Night cruise includes either a detailed exploration of Bagan (downstream) or Mandalay (upstream).

Cruise the upper AYEYARWADY on a 7 night itinerary including a multitude of sights and activities that make it an unmatched cruise along Myanmar’s upper Ayeyarwady. The dramatic sceneries encompass three spectacular ‘defiles’, and passing through the second of these is truly an awe-inspiring, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Witness quaint riverside villages along the way, feel the former colonial charm in Katha, and gaze at the impressive gorges of the 2nd defile, before returning and ending the tour with a with a magnificent sunset at the famous U-Bein Bridge in Mandalay.

HERITAGE CRUISE LINES – Is our preferred Asia river cruise option, being locally owned and operated featuring a selection of cruise options on the AYEYARWADY (Irrawaddy) river in Myanmar aboard the Anawrahta.

Click on the images below for the itineraries of cruises either the Central or Upper AYEYARWADY. You can select either 2, 3 & 4 nights Ancient Capitals or the 7 night Impressive Gorges.

7 night Mandalay to Mandalay Impressive Gorges

2, 3 & 4 nights Mandalay to Bagand Ancient Capitals

2, 3 & 4 nights Bagan to Mandalay Ancient Capitals

Select the departure date and cruise duration and direction on Anawrahta from the table below. To help you make your selection contact Glenn at The Travellers Hut. We have access to the latest offers and wholesale rates from Heritage Line – Call Glenn on 43 63 1699.

2, 3 or 4 night Ancient Capitals Cruise

7 night Impressive Gorges Cruise

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