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Sightseeing Cruise Between Mandalay and Bagan

  • 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
Sightseeing Cruise Between Mandalay and Bagan
From US$ 51.00
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Mandalay-Bagan with MealsMost Popular
This option sells tickets with price inclusive of breakfast and lunch.
From US$ 58.00
Mandalay-Bagan without meals
This package excludes breakfast and lunch.
From US$ 51.00
Cruise between Mandalay and Bagan on a beautiful river trip that trades overland travel for a peaceful day on the Ayeyarwady River. Sun decks and climate-controlled cabins ensure a comfortable day in any weather, as you pause to visit a riverside village, try on traditional costumes, and catch an Ayeyarwady River sunset. For an all-inclusive experience, add a fresh breakfast and Burmese-style lunch when booking.
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.
Reviews (32)
1 - 5 of 19 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Organised well, but quite boring

We did this trip as a means to travel from Mandalay to Bagan. Normally we would take a bus, but this would have been a highlight according to many. For us it wasn't. The service was great and there is nothing wrong with the company,...More

1  Thank Xander A
aungk867, Guest Relations Manager at Alliance Myanmar River Cruise (RV.Panorama), responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Xander, Thank you for your review.We are also sorry to hear that you did not like the River cruise experience.It is true that some people don't like river cruises but some people like it as they think they have a relax time during the...More

Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile
Great cruise, perfect way to travel from Mandalay to Bagan

We left at 6.30 in Mandalay and arrived just before sunset (17.00) in Bagan. It was a very relaxing way to spend a day travelling. Good food (breakfast and lunch provided if booked ahead), nice sun deck with reclining chairs, and if you wish comfy...More

1  Thank lrduijndam
Reviewed 3 October 2018
Take the big boat - not the one in the pic!

There are 2 boats to and from Bagan from Mandalay. I took the small one in the picture - looks great with colonial-looking wicker chairs on the top deck. However don't be fooled. It is hot and sunny up there, and quite crowded with most...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Jo M
Aung K, Guest Relations Manager at Alliance Myanmar River Cruise (RV.Panorama), responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Dear Sir, Thank you for your review and feed back on the boats.But we would like to check with you whether you have taken our Boats RV Panorama I & II. Because we have 2 boats,RV Panorama I and RV Panorama II and even RV...More

Reviewed 24 March 2018
Darkness to Darkness

Set off in the dark 5.30am and arrived in dark 7.30pm. A brilliant day . Wonderful food and scenery and incredible sunrise and sunset. Superb.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Roger F
Reviewed 8 March 2018
Gentle trip on the river

From our arrival at the quayside in Mandalay until we departed in Bagan this was a truly relaxing and fascinating experience.the crew were unfailingly charming and really wanted us to enjoy the trip. The food was fine and eating under a shady canopy whilst slowly...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank HJW09
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9 May 2018|
Response from kiteydog |
Sorry I don know. The whole thing was booked for us by Amanda travel.