A Irrawaddy river cruise at Mandalay should be at the travel plan of everyone visiting Myanmar or Burma. Just imagine a great river, pagoda studded river banks, temples, pagodas and a river life from the 18XX , plus some diesel engines. This is real Myanmar deep into the center which is in central Myanmar between Bagan and around Mandalay, Sagaing and up and down the river.
What is left today for tourist purposes is a river cruise between Bagan and Myanmar with some passenger vessels such as the RV “Road to Mandalay” and “Panwa” there are some other but those two are the most reliable and also most expensive, but the market niche they serve don’t care about money, they have it.
Actually the “Road to Mandalay” Irrawaddy River Cruise Mandalay vessel is owned by the same company who owns the “Orient Express” train and other luxury travel systems.
Ayeyarwady or Irrawaddy river
View over the Ayeyarwady – Irrawaddy river during the monsoon