Small boat river journeys and charters.
In addition to the scheduled riverboat cruises that we offer, Mr Myanmar Travel can also charter vessels for day, overnight, multi-day and exploratory cruises. We have a variety of boats at our disposal, ranging from scaled-down, full service boutique cruise vessels, to small river and inshore boats. The boats at our disposal can undertake charters along the popular stretch of the Ayeyarwady River between Mandalay and Bagan; a far more personal experience than the large cruise ships. We can also arrange charters north to Bhamo, south to Pyay and Yangon – even on the remote Chindwin River, when the river is high enough. We can also arrange trips on the Yangon River; evening sunset cruises, day trips to the pottery town of Twante, and overnight and multi-day journeys of exploration to the Ayeyarwady Delta, Meinmahla Kyun wildlife sanctuary and Pathein.
Our smallest charter vessels have just one or two cabins, making charters in the Ayeyarwady Delta very affordable. Our Chindwin River vessels are atmospheric, scaled-down shallow-water cruisers with up to seven cabins. Chindwin cruise itineraries start from 5 days; though 6 or 7 days would be better. On the Ayeyarwady River, several vessels can be chartered including some quite luxurious boats. Meals and often drinks are included on all charters. Following is a list of some of the shorter charter possibilities. Please contact us for more details of these cruises, and alternative options.
Yangon River Sunset Cruises.
16:30 PM - Depart from Wartan Jetty. Enjoy the river life of Yangon.
17.45 PM - Enjoy the magnificent sunset view.
18:00 PM - Arrive back to Wartan Jetty.
Price Inclusive of:
- Free flow of cocktails.
Day cruise to Twante.
08:00 AM - Depart Yangon
10:00 AM - Arrive Twante, disembark and sightsee by trishaw or horse cart.
13:00 PM - Depart Twante and enjoy lunch on board.
15:00 PM - Arrive back Yangon
Price Inclusive of:
- Myanmar Set Lunch onboard.
-Sightseeing in Twante with English-speaking guide.
Mandalay to Bagan boutique 4 Day cruise.
Day 1. Mandalay Jetty – Mingun – Sagaing. (Meals: L / D)
Board our boutique vessel and sail at 10:00 am. We sail North of Mandalay along Ayeyarwady River to Mingun. After lunch visit Mingun Bell, the largest hanging undamaged bell in the world weighing 90 tons; Shin Phyume Pagoda, and the unfinished Mingun Pagoda, a colossal brick monument cracked by an earthquake. After Mingun sightseeing continue cruise along the banks of Ayeyarwady to Sagaing. Sagaing is a home and training center for thousands of Buddhist monks and dotted by monasteries and pagodas. Visit Sagaing on foot and by horse cart.
Dinner and overnight onboard, docked near Sagaing.
Day 2. Sagaing – Inwa – Semikhong. (Meals: B / L / D)
After sunrise cruise to Inwa (Ava), one of the ancient capitals of Myanmar. Enjoy breakfast on board. Disembark for a tour to Inwa on foot or by horse cart. Visit the Nan Myint Watch Tower, the only remaining palace building also known as “the leaning tower of Ava”; picturesque Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery crafted of brick and stucco and the all-teak wood constructed and decorated Bagayar Monastery. After lunch on board continue cruising downstream. Along the way visit isolated Semikhong Village with its old wooden monasteries and a colorful market. Dinner and overnight onboard, docked by a sandbank.
Day 3. Semikhong – Mt. Tangyi. (Meals: B / L / D)
After breakfast on board continue cruise downstream passing Bagan. Disembark at the river bank of Mt. Tangyi. Drive to the foot Mt. Tangyi from where one can hike up to the top. Visit a pagoda on the top of the mountain and enjoy great views over Bagan which is resting on the opposite side of the Ayeyarwady river.
Lunch will be served onboard while cruising. In the evening a private candlelit, sandbank dinner will be set for the cruise passengers. Overnight stay onboard docked by a sandbank.
Day 4. Mt. Tangyi – Bagan Jetty (Meals: B )
Breakfast on board and cruise to Bagan jetty. Check out time is 09:00 am.
***Small vessel scheduled cruise***
One of our charter vessels, an eight-cabin, golden teak-built riverboat, has recently announced that it will embark on a 78 day cruise tour of Myanmar starting in September 2010. Passengers may book a ‘sector’, several sectors, or as much of this exploratory cruise as can be fitted into the time available on your visa. This is the first time such a small vessel has operated such a cruise along Myanmar’s waterways; with space for only 16 guests, this will be a unique and special voyage. Please contact us for more details. The schedule is as follows:
- 1st – 9th September 2010. 9 Days from Yangon to Pyay.
- 9th – 15th September 2010. 7 Days from Pyay to Bagan.
- 17th – 24th September 2010. 8 Days from Bagan to Kalewa (Chindwin River).
- 27th September – 3rd October 2010. 7 Days from Kalewa to Bagan (Chindwin River).
- 5th – 8th October 2010. 4 Days from Bagan to Mandalay.
- 10th – 16th October 2010. 7 Days from Mandalay to Bhamo.
- 18th – 24th Ocober 2010. 7 Days from Bhamo to Mandalay.
- 27th October – 4th November 2010. 9 Days from Mandalay to Pyay.
- 5th – 13th November 2010. 9 Days from Pyay to Pathein.
- 14th – 18th November 2010. 5 Days from Pathein to Yangon.