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Sightseeing Cruise Between Mandalay and Bagan

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Embark on our RV Panorama and enjoy the warm sunlight and gentle breeze on upper deck. Downstream from Mandalay to Bagan, exploring a typical village at a river bank of the Ayeyarwaddy will give you unforgettable memories. Delicious Myanmar cuisine will await you for lunch and you will have a relax time for sunbathing in the sun deck. Our crew team will demonstrate different ways of wearing Myanmar Traditional Longyi (garment worn by Myanmar people) and Thanatkha (fragrant paste made from the bark of Thanatkha tree). Enjoy the gorgeous sunset moment and arrive at your destination.
  • Cruise Between Mandalay and Bagan includes sightseeing and sunset drink 
  • Cultural experience comprises optional Burmese lunch and traditional dress
  • See the Myanmar countryside from the water
  • Climate-controlled cabins and sun decks feature comfortable seating
What to Expect
Make your way to the Mandalay jetty for an early morning departure, and settle into the climate-controlled, teak wood cabin. If you’ve opted for the cruise with meals, you’ll start with breakfast served alongside fruit juice, coffee, and tea on the sunny upper deck. The first stop is at Lekkapin, a traditional waterside village, where you’ll see traditional handicrafts, visit local houses, and meet members of the small community. Lunch will be served on the upper deck, and in the afternoon, the crew will demonstrate typical Burmese dress and makeup—you’re welcome to participate.  Watch sunset colors illuminate the river as you approach Bagan, sipping a cocktail on the final stretch. This Ayeyarwady cruise concludes at the Bagan jetty.
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Important Information
Departure Point
2 Cannons Jetty, Mandalay
Departure Time
6:30 AM
Return Details
Arrival to Bagan Nyaung Oo Jetty in Bagan
  • One-way river cruise
  • Breakfast, lunch or Myanmar-style cuisine, coffee and tea, with vegetarian options available
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks (except for selected package)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Please meet at the port 30 minutes before the departure time
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is quite a slow trip(approx. 10.5 hours)’ as the trip Is upstream from Bagan to Mandalay, it is about 2 hours longer than the other downstream way. The weather was good ( no rain!), and there was plenty to see along the river as...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Edward H
Aung K, Guest Relations Manager at Alliance Myanmar River Cruise (RV.Panorama), responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Edward, Thank you for your nice review and all 5 Stars.But as we do not operate during the month of September,we are sure that this is not our boat and we think that the boat you took should be getting this review. Hope you...More

Reviewed 11 March 2019

In our opinion the only way to truly experience this river is take a cruise from Mandalay to Bagan, We cruised on the RV Panorama 2 a cracking boat - enclosed and air-conditioned downstairs, (comfy reclining seats), shady and breezy on the top deck, what...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 3 March 2019

We really enjoyed this trip even though it was over 12 hours and to be honest the views from the boat were not that great for some of the journey. We traveled in the latter part of February when the river levels are very low...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Hepatacyte
Reviewed 17 February 2019

My hotel were very helpful and offered the choice of two tour boat companies, Alliance Myanmar and MGRG express. I chose the former company because it offered a more conventional boat with enclosed air conditioned lower cabin and an open upper sun lounge deck with...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Frances H
aungk867, Guest Relations Manager at Alliance Myanmar River Cruise (RV.Panorama), responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2019

Dear Sir, Thank you very much for your review and comments.You could really describe the whole day activities in your review and we are delighted that this will help the future guests when they read your review. We are sorry for the jetty facilities as...More

Reviewed 7 February 2019 via mobile

It has been a really nice 2 nights and 3 days cruise. Very peaceful, excellent views, service, food. Intresting see sightings.

Thank J6383JGmarcop
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15 May 2019|
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Response from 941jay | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can go Bagan to Mandalay, it's about 5 USD cheaper. You can book this at many places in Bagan
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