Irrawaddy Explorer

Cabins : 28   |   Launched : 2014   |   Length : 57.3m (188ft)   |   Crew Members : 56

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Mandalay Suite

No of Cabins : 2   |   Area : 38m2 (409ft2)   |   Bed : Double/Twin Beds

The Imperial Deck of Irrawaddy Explorer provides two Mandalay Suites with generous area of 38 sqm, Double/Twin beds. Mandalay Suites design draws out the most of characteristics of modern contemporary style with the British colonial architecture, giving the best relaxing experience for passengers. Each suite also has paranomic French-style doors leading to a a traditional balcony and a French balcony, both offer fantastic sceneries.

Features +
  • Spacious, spa-style bathroom
  • Shower
  • Spa-quality bath amenities
  • Laundry service
  • Daily butler service
  • Available in-room dining
  • One-hour spa treatment per person/per cruise
  • Evening canapés.
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Kipling Suite

No of Cabins : 2   |   Area : 25m2 (269ft2)   |   Bed : Double/Twin Beds

The two Kipling Suites situates at the bow of the Irrawaddy Explorer on Imperial Deck. Each suite offers 25.4 sqm of space, furnished with British colonial decorations. The best of Kipling Suite lies in its two floor-to-ceiling glass doors: one leading to French-style balcony, the other leads to a small balcony at the ship’s front. Both provide astounding views and best suit for those who prefer relaxing and enjoying sceneries as the ship sail.

Features +
  • Spacious, spa-style bathroom
  • Shower
  • Spa-quality bath amenities
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Orwell Suite

No of Cabins : 14   |   Area : 26m2 (279ft2)   |   Bed : Double/Twin Beds

The Orwell Suites of Irrawaddy Explorer reside on the mid-cruise of the Imperial Deck. Each offers 26 sqm of space. The suites bring out warming and welcoming ambience with original artworks, relaxing seats, and floor-to-ceiling glass doors leading to private balconies, all give passengers the best relaxing experience during the journey.

Features +
  • Spacious, spa-style bathroom
  • Shower
  • Spa-quality bath amenities
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Maugham Suite

No of Cabins : 10   |   Area : 26m2 (279ft2)   |   Bed : Double/Twin Beds

The Maugham Suites of Irrawaddy Explorer located on the Colonial Deck, each offers 26 sqm of space of relaxing and comfortable sensation. Each suite also includes spa-style bathroom with  spa-quality bath amenities, floor-to-ceiling glass doors leading to French balcony with splended seats for an excellent retreat.

Features +
  • Spacious, spa-style bathroom
  • Shower
  • Spa-quality bath amenities

IRRAWADDY EXPLORER DECK PLAN

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Restaurant

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Lounge & Bar

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Mandalay to Yangon Cruise 9 Nights

Destinations: Mandalay - Amarapura - Mingun - Ava - Monywa - Yandabo - Shwe Pyi Thar Village - Bagan - Tan Kyi Mountain - Salay - Magwe - Thayetmyo - Prome (Pyay) - Yangon

Departure date of itinerary:

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Highlights of Itinerary

  • Explore the village Yandabo, famous for both its traditional potteries craftsmanship and its historical aspect.
  • Explore the magnificient Thanboddhay Pagoda which keeps about 600,000 large and small Buddhas.
  • Explore Mingun, including the famous Mingun Bell and the massive, yet unfinished Mingun Pagoda.
  • Explore Ava and Amarapura, including the spectacular 200-year-old teak monastery of Bagaya.
  • Enjoy the relaxing and pleasant 9-night cruise with full of exciting activities.
Day 01 MANDALAY/AMARAPURA (L/D)

Pick-up point: Mandalay Hill Resort

In the morning, we take a tour in Mandalay, including the Kuthodaw Pagoda preserving the world’s largest book, and the Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung Monastery which is the only original monastery dated back to the royal era. We continue to Mandalay Hill where we come to the top and enjoy the entire view of the city and the temples. Near the late morning, we visit the gold-leaf workshop to see how gold-leaf made and used throughout Burma’s temples, typically the Mahamuni Pagoda.

AFTERNOON EXCURSION: Amarapura

In the afternoon, we visit the ancient capital of Amarapura, including the marble and silk worshops. Later on, we come to U Bein Bridge which considered to be the longest teak bridge in the world. We also take a boat ride on the lake and enjoy the gorgeous sunset view over the bridge.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
Day 02 MINGUN - AVA (B/L/D)

MORNING EXCURSION: Mingun Walking Tour

After our breakfast, we take a tour around the lovely town of Mingun. Firstly, we visit King Bodawpaya’s monumental, uncompleted stupa. It is said that during construction, an astrologer insisted that the king would die if the temple completed. And so the construction was stopped, if not for that, this would have been the world’s largest. Our next destination is the Mingun Bell where the world’s largest working bell being kept until the year of 2000 when the Bell of Good Luck discovered in Henan, China. Afterwards, we go shopping in the local market well known for the galleries showcasing arts from locally and internationally known artists.

AFTERNOON EXCURSION: Ava 

The Kingdom of Ava ruled upper Burma during the period of 1364 to 1555. Before starting our trip of Ava town, we will get to meet local horse carts for our transportation. Firstly, we will visit the 200-year-old teak monastery of Bagaya (or Maha Walyan Bontha Bagaya Monastery). The monastery was built in 1593 but burned in 1821, later on the monastery was rebuilt with 267 massive teakwood. The place features impressive carvings, decorations, and other artistic works from Inwa Era. Later on, we take a horsecarts ride to Mei Nu Oak Kaung Brick Monastery.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
Day 03 MONYWA (B/L/D)

FULL DAY EXCURSION: 

In the morning, we travel to Hpowindaung Caves via coach. Here, we can see numerous Buddha statues throughout 947 small and large, fully decorated niches. These paintings and statues can be traced back from 14th to 18th  century. As walk, we can be able to see monkeys following us with the hope of having treats. Afterwards, we go to the magnificient Thanboddhay Pagoda built in 13th century, famous for its about 600,000 large and small Buddhas preserved within. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
Day 04 YANDABO - HNAW GONE VILLAGE (B/L/D)

MORNING EXCURSION: Yandabo Walking Tour

Yandabo is attractive for its potteries craftsmanship and also its historical aspect. This is where the British Burma and the Royal Burma signed the treaty, nowadays, it is a charming village well known for its potteries. As we walk throughout the village, we can be able to see many workshops with varied styles and markings, and the entire process of making these wonderful potteries. If lucky, we may be able to meet the local schoolers and school’s headmaster.

AFTERNOON EXCURSION: Hnaw Kone Walking Tour

In the afternoon, we cruise to Hnaw Kone village where we take a small walk around the place. Here, we will interact with the friendly locals and lovely children. We also get to see the locals use bamboos to make baskets or large panels for buildings. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
Day 05 BAGAN (B/L/D)

MORNING EXCURSION: Temples of Bagan 

In the morning, we take on an exploration trip to Burma’s most anticipated site - Bagan. Bagan used to be the Pagan Empire’s centre, nowadays, it is a popular attraction for tourists, artists, and archaeologists. To start the morning, we visit the famous Htilominlo, fabled to be built by King Htilominlo on the site where he was chosen for the crown. Moving on, we come to Ananda which is the most well-known temples in Bagan. It was built during the reign of King Kyanzittha, 1105 CE, and being one of the four temples lasted even now from that time. To end the morning, we visit Bagan’s biggest temple - Dhammayangi, built in 12th century by King Narathu as atonement for his sins. We may also get to see sandpainting by local artist. 

AFTERNOON EXCURSION: The Art and Sunset Over Bagan 

After our lunch, we take a look at the local workshop where we can see the traditional lacquerware craftsmanship. After that, we travel to Gubyaukgyi Temple via coach. Here we can observe the paintings said to be dated back to early 12th century. Near the temple is the Myazedi Stupa which has a great historical influence in the early Pagan Age. To end the day, we visit Shwe San Daw which has five terraces offering fantastic view of the sunset over the stupas and pagodas in Bagan.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
Day 06 BAGAN - TAN KYI MOUNTAIN (B/L/D)

MORNING EXCURSION: Markets and Temples of Bagan 

In the morning, we travel to the largest open market of Bagan via coach. This is where fresh products, spices, meats, longyis, woodcarvings, thanaka, and rattan products traded each day. After the market section, we visit  Shwezigon Pagoda which is the one of most important spiritual monuments. Resides on the center of the pagoda is the golden stupa said to preserve a tooth and bone relic of the Buddha, Anawrahta’s golden image and a emerald Buddha. Afterwards, we back to the Irrawaddy Explorer and ready to set sail.

AFTERNOON EXCURSION: Tan Kyi 

In the afternoon, we take a half-hour-drive to Tan Kyi Mountain via vans. From the top of the mountain, we can see the great view of Bagan across the Irrawaddy. According to the Buddhists practicing Mahabote, it is said that each person will be protected by an animal guardian spirit based on the day he/she was born. For those who interested, it is possible to visit Mahabote zodiac animal before going back to the cruise.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
Day 07 SALAY (B/L/D)

MORNING EXCURSION: Salay Walking Tour 

In the morning, we visit the small town of Salay, established in the 13th century with shrines from Bagan Era, impressive teak monastery in 19th century, and colonial buildings. We start the tour with Salay House which is a colonial trading company warehouse in 1906 on the Irrawaddy’s bank. Next, we walk along the Strand Street to the local market, and then to the gorgeous wooden monastery of Yoke Soun Kyaung Taw Gyi. The monastery’design follows the style of the Crown Prince House in Mandalay. Now it is a museum showcasing spectacular woodcarvings and relics. As we move on, we will encounter several monuments dated back to Bagan Era. Afterwards, we travel to Mann Paya well known for its splendid lacquerware Buddha, then we back to Irrawaddy Explorer and take a small walk along with many colonial buildings in Salay.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
Day 08 MAGWE (B/L/D)

MORNING EXCURSION: Magwe 

In the morning, we travel to Magwe city via trishaws. We will take a tour throughout the city, including the local market. After the tour, we come to Mya Tha Lun Pagoda - a dazzling gilded stupa located on top of Naguttama Hill. From here, we can enjoy the fantastic sights of the entire area and the river.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
Day 09 THAYETMYO (B/L/D)

MORNING EXCURSION: Thayet Myo 

In the morning, we take a trip to the lovely town of Thayet Myo via local horsecarts. Firstly we will arrive at Burma’s oldest golf course dated back to the British colonial period. After that, we back to our horsecarts and move on to the local market. As we ride, we will pass by some colonial buildings and houses built since the British colonial period. Afterwards, we back to the Irrawaddy Explorer and spend the afternoon sailing.

AFTERNOON EXCURSION: Pyay and Sri Ksetra 

Prome, or also called as Pyay, used to be occupy by the Mon tribe during the Bagan Era until the conquest of the Burmese King Alaungpaya in 1754. The place became more prosperous along with Irrawaddy Flotilla Company during the 1890s, nowadays, it is an essential trading post in both goods and transportation between Southern and Northern Burma. In the afternnon, we travel to Thayekhittaya – the ancient capital of the Pyu civilization during the 5th to 9th century. We will go to Sri Ksetra Museum which is full of documents, maps, and relics of Hindu deities, Buddha images dated back to the 6th century, Pyu beads, and silver coins; then we move on to the excavation sites. Next, we come to Prome centre and the famous Shwesandaw Pagoda - one of Burma’s most important Buddhist monuments.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
Day 10 PROME(PYAY) - YANGON (B)

In the morning, we enjoy our last breakfast on Irrawaddy Explorer, then we disembark from the cruise around 7:00 AM and get transferred to Yangon via coach.

Drop off point: Sule Shangri-La hotel

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accomodation: N/A

* PLEASE NOTE: There may be cases where the water level becomes too high or low in The Irrawaddy and Chindwin River, so passengers will be provided with alternative itinerary.

The given itineraries are suggestive only so there can be changes. In case alternative itineraries, we will do our best to replace the missed location with the another one. 

Though we will try our best to ensure the given itineraries is followed as close as possible, all schedules and itineraries can still be changed depend on the river and other local conditions.

The cruise’s manager and captain are jointly responsible for passengers’ comfort and safety.

Passengers must accept their instructions and decisions.

What's Included

  • All meals &, Coffee/Tea/Water/Local Soft drinks/Local Spirits and Wine (dinner only)
  • Sightseeing with as described in the Itinerary
  • English Speaking Guide (other language is provided if more than 8 cabins are booked by parties speaking the same language)
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Transfer by coach to/from Prome
  • Welcome & Farewell Reception, Cultural performances and other activities on board
  • For Mandalay Suite only: (Complimentary, one hour Spa treatment (per person/per cruise), Complimentary Laundry service, Complimentary evening canap’es)

What's Not Included

  • Drinks, laundry, all items of a personal nature
  • Health-accident-baggage or travel protection plan outside the ship’s boundaries
  • 199USD/ pax for port charges
  • Fuel surcharges if applicable

Yangon to Mandalay Cruise 9 Nights

Destinations: Yangon to Prome (Pyay) - Thayetmyo - Magwe - Salay & Tan Kyi Mountain - Bagan - River Village - Yandabo - Monywa - Mingun - Ava - Amarapura - Central Mandalay

Departure date of itinerary:

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2017 23 11 22
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Highlights of Itinerary

  • Explore the village Yandabo, famous for both its traditional potteries craftsmanship and its historical aspect.
  • Explore the magnificient Thanboddhay Pagoda which keeps about 600,000 large and small Buddhas.
  • Explore Mingun, including the famous Mingun Bell and the massive, yet unfinished Mingun Pagoda.
  • Explore Ava and Amarapura, including the spectacular 200-year-old teak monastery of Bagaya.
  • Enjoy the relaxing and pleasant 9-night cruise with full of exciting activities.
Day 01 YANGON - PROME (PYAY) (L/D)

We enjoy the gorgeous views as we drive to Prome from Yangon.

AFTERNOON EXCURSION: Pyay and Sri Ksetra

Prome, or also called as Pyay, used to be occupy by the Mon tribe during the Bagan Era until the conquest of the Burmese King Alaungpaya in 1754. The place became more prosperous along with Irrawaddy Flotilla Company during the 1890s, nowadays, it is an essential trading post in both goods and transportation between Southern and Northern Burma. In the afternnon, we travel to Thayekhittaya – the ancient capital of the Pyu civilization during the 5th to 9th century. We will go to Sri Ksetra Museum which is full of documents, maps, and relics of Hindu deities, Buddha images dated back to the 6th century, Pyu beads, and silver coins; then we move on to the excavation sites. Next, we come to Prome centre and the famous Shwesandaw Pagoda - one of Burma’s most important Buddhist monuments.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
Day 02 THAYETMYO (B/L/D)

MORNING EXCURSION: Thayet Myo  

In the morning, we take a trip to the lovely town of Thayet Myo via local horsecarts. Firstly we will arrive at Burma’s oldest golf course dated back to the British colonial period. After that, we back to our horsecarts and move on to the local market. As we ride, we will pass by some colonial buildings and houses built since the British colonial period. Afterwards, we back to Irrawaddy Explorer and spend the afternoon sailing.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
Day 03 MAGWE (B/L/D)

MORNING EXCURSION: Magwe 

In the morning, we travel to Magwe city via trishaws. We will take a tour throughout the city, including the local market. After the tour, we come to Mya Tha Lun Pagoda - a dazzling gilded stupa located on top of Naguttama Hill. From here, we can enjoy the fantastic sights of the entire area and the river.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
Day 04 SALAY & TAN KYI MOUNTAIN (B/L/D)

MORNING EXCURSION: Salay Walking Tour 

In the morning, we visit the small town of Salay, established in the 13th century with shrines from Bagan Era, impressive teak monastery in 19th century, and colonial buildings. We start the tour with Salay House which is a colonial trading company warehouse in 1906 on the Irrawaddy’s bank. Next, we walk along the Strand Street to the local market, and then to the gorgeous wooden monastery of Yoke Soun Kyaung Taw Gyi. The monastery’design follows the style of the Crown Prince House in Mandalay. Now it is a museum showcasing spectacular woodcarvings and relics. As we move on, we will encounter several monuments dated back to Bagan Era. Afterwards, we travel to Mann Paya well known for its splendid lacquerware Buddha, then we back to the cruise and take a small walk along with many colonial buildings in Salay.

AFTERNOON EXCURSION: Tan Kyi

In the afternoon, we take a half-hour-drive to Tan Kyi Mountain via vans. From the top of the mountain, we can see the great view of Bagan across the Irrawaddy. According to the Buddhists practicing Mahabote, it is said that each person will be protected by an animal guardian spirit based on the day he/she was born. For those who interested, it is possible to visit Mahabote zodiac animal before going back to the cruise.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
Day 05 BAGAN (B/L/D)

MORNING EXCURSION: Temples of Bagan 

In the morning, we take on an exploration trip to Burma’s most anticipated site – Bagan. Bagan used to be the Pagan Empire’s centre, nowadays, it is a popular attraction for tourists, artists, and archaeologists. To start the morning, we visit the famous Htilominlo, fabled to be built by King Htilominlo on the site where he was chosen for the crown. Moving on, we come to Ananda which is the most well-known temples in Bagan. It was built during the reign of King Kyanzittha, 1105 CE, and being one of the four temples lasted even now from that time. To end the morning, we visit Bagan’s biggest temple – Dhammayangi, built in 12th century by King Narathu as atonement for his sins. We may also get to see sandpainting by local artist. 

AFTERNOON EXCURSION: The Art and Sunset Over Bagan 

After our lunch, we take a look at the local workshop where we can see the traditional lacquerware craftsmanship. After that, we travel to Gubyaukgyi Temple via coach. Here we can observe the paintings said to be dated back to early 12th century. Near the temple is the Myazedi Stupa which has a great historical influence in the early Pagan Age. To end the day, we visit Shwe San Daw which has five terraces offering fantastic view of the sunset over the stupas and pagodas in Bagan.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
Day 06 BAGAN - RIVER VILLAGE (B/L/D)

MORNING EXCURSION: Markets and Temples of Bagan 

In the morning, we travel to the largest open market of Bagan via coach. This is where fresh products, spices, meats, longyis, woodcarvings, thanaka, and rattan products traded each day. After the market section, we visit  Shwezigon Pagoda which is the one of most important spiritual monuments. Resides on the center of the pagoda is the golden stupa said to preserve a tooth and bone relic of the Buddha, Anawrahta’s golden image and a emerald Buddha. Afterwards, we back to the Irrawaddy Explorer and ready to set sail.

AFTERNOON EXCURSION: Hnaw Kone Walking Tour

In the afternoon, we cruise to Hnaw Kone village where we take a small walk around the place. Here, we will interact with the friendly locals and lovely children. We also get to see the locals use bamboos to make baskets or large panels for buildings. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
Day 07 YANDABO (B/L/D)

MORNING EXCURSION: Yandabo Walking Tour

Yandabo is attractive for its potteries craftsmanship and also its historical aspect. This is where the British Burma and the Royal Burma signed the treaty, nowadays, it is a charming village well known for its potteries. As we walk throughout the village, we can be able to see many workshops with varied styles and markings, and the entire process of making these wonderful potteries. If lucky, we may be able to meet the local schoolers and school’s headmaster.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
Day 08 MONYWA (B/L/D)

FULL DAY EXCURSION: Hpowindaung Caves & Thanboddhay Pagoda

In the morning, we travel to Hpowindaung Caves via coach. Here, we can see numerous Buddha statues throughout 947 small and large, fully decorated niches. These paintings and statues can be traced back from 14th to 18th  century. As walk, we can be able to see monkeys following us with the hope of having treats. Afterwards, we go to the magnificient Thanboddhay Pagoda built in 13th century, famous for its about 600,000 large and small Buddhas preserved within. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
Day 09 MINGUN - AVA - AMARAPURA (B/L/D)

MORNING EXCURSION: Mingun Walking Tour

After the lunch, we take a tour around the lovely town of Mingun. Firstly, we visit King Bodawpaya’s monumental, uncompleted stupa. It is said that during construction, an astrologer insisted that the king would die if the temple completed. And so the construction was stopped, if not for that, this would have been the world’s largest. Our next destination is the Mingun Bell where the world’s largest working bell being kept until the year of 2000 when the Bell of Good Luck discovered in Henan, China. Afterwards, we go shopping in the local market well known for the galleries showcasing arts from locally and internationally known artists.

AFTERNOON EXCURSION: Ava and Amarapura 

The Kingdom of Ava ruled upper Burma during the period of 1364 to 1555. Before starting our trip of Ava town, we will get to meet local horse carts for our transportation. Firstly, we will visit the 200-year-old teak monastery of Bagaya (or Maha Walyan Bontha Bagaya Monastery). The monastery was built in 1593 but burned in 1821, later on the monastery was rebuilt with 267 massive teakwood. The place features impressive carvings, decorations, and other artistic works from Inwa Era. Later on, we take a horsecarts ride to Mei Nu Oak Kaung Brick Monastery. After that, we visit the capital of Amarapura, including a silk workshop, then we drive to U Bein Bridge which is the longest teak bridge in the world. Finally, we take on a pleasant boat ride on the lake and enjoy the glorious sunset scene over the bridge. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Irrawaddy Explorer
Day 10 DISEMBARKATION & MANDALAY CITY TOUR (B)

We will have our last breakfast, then disembark from Irrawaddy Explorer and take a trip in Mandalay centre, including Mahamuni Pagoda and Mandalay Hill. Also, we go to Kuthodaw Paya where we can see the biggest book of the world to date, the gold-leaf,tapestry, woodcarving, marble-carving, and bronze-casting workshops. Our excursion end at Mandalay Hill Resort Hotel  (Meeting Point).

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accomodation: N/A

* PLEASE NOTE: There may be cases where the water level becomes too high or low in The Irrawaddy and Chindwin River, so passengers will be provided with alternative itinerary.

The given itineraries are suggestive only so there can be changes. In case alternative itineraries, we will do our best to replace the missed location with the another one. 

Though we will try our best to ensure the given itineraries is followed as close as possible, all schedules and itineraries can still be changed depend on the river and other local conditions.

The cruise’s manager and captain are jointly responsible for passengers’ comfort and safety.

Passengers must accept their instructions and decisions.

What's Included

  • All meals &, Coffee/Tea/Water/Local Soft drinks/Local Spirits and Wine (dinner only)
  • Sightseeing with as described in the Itinerary
  • English Speaking Guide (other language is provided if more than 8 cabins are booked by parties speaking the same language)
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Transfer by coach to/from Prome
  • Welcome & Farewell Reception, Cultural performances and other activities on board
  • For Mandalay Suite only: (Complimentary, one hour Spa treatment (per person/per cruise), Complimentary Laundry service, Complimentary evening canap’es)

What's Not Included

  • Drinks, laundry, all items of a personal nature
  • Health-accident-baggage or travel protection plan outside the ship’s boundaries
  • 199USD/ pax for port charges
  • Fuel surcharges if applicable

1. River Conditions Warning

The Irrawaddy and Chindwin rivers are subject to seasonal rises and falls of water level. So that an alternative itinerary will be offered to Passenger in the case of water levels being too high or low.

Published itineraries are indication only and subject to sudden change. In such events alternative itineraries will be provided and we do our best to ensure that if a stop is missed we make up for it with another stop.

The ship’s manager and captain are jointly responsible for passengers’ comfort and safety.

Passengers must accept their decisions and instructions.

2. Deposit

To secure the booking a 30% deposit is required at the time of confirmation. The remaining balance will be made 70 days prior departure date.

If a booking is made less than 70 days, full fare payment must be made within 48 hours.

3. Cancellation Terms

The cancellation notice must be received in writing either by e-mail or fax. It will be effective on the date of receipt. Cancellation charges, per person, are based upon the date of cancellation:

Up to 71 days prior to departure: Deposit will be forfeited.

From 70-35 days: 50% of cruise fare

From 34 days to “no show”: 100% of cruise fare

4. Children Policy

Up to 2 years: Complimentary in the parent/guardian’s cabin.

3-12 Years: if the child stays in the cabin with one of the parents/guardians 50% of the twin-sharing rate.

5. Minimum Occupancy

For all departures should the occupancy be less than 10 passengers for Short Discovery Cruise and 12 passengers for Exploration and Discovery Cruises the Company reserves the right to cancel the cruise up to 60 days prior the departure date. A confirmation notice in writing will be released by the company to all booked clients and/or their agents within the deadline. In case of cancellation an alternative cruise will be offered and if not acceptable all down payments will be immediately refunded.

6. Insurance

We strongly advise travelers to purchase trip cancellation insurance. We also highly recommend guests to get international medical, baggage loss and delay insurance in the case of bad situations. Irrawaddy Explorer Cruise will take no responsibility for lost or stolen personal belongings.

 

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What we got from the cruise trip on the Irrawaddy Explorer is far beyond what we had expected. We visited several riverside villages where life was so peaceful and simple. The local people were so friendly and hospitable. We were very surprised and stunned when we saw so many majestic ... [More +]

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A MEMORABLE CRUISE ON THE IRRAWADDY RIVER WITH IRRAWADDY EXPLORER

February 2017

I once had the chance to cruise abroad the majestic Irrawaddy Explorer along the Irrawaddy River in a 10-day, 9-night itinerary from Mandalay City to the Old Bagan and finish our trip in Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar. During the cruise, I had visited so many wonderful and impressive ... [More +]

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