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The Irrawaddy River

Road to Mandalay

Flowing north to south from high in the Himalayas, the Irrawaddy River is the lifeblood of Myanmar. Stretching across the country toward the Indian Ocean, the river has long been a source of inspiration for travellers. Enjoy the views of the soft blue waters and be immersed in a culture and land the likes of which you’ve never seen before.

Join Scenic on an all-inclusive and luxurious journey through Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. The Irrawaddy River is a tranquil gateway into Myanmar, providing travellers a peek behind the veil of a country ripe with history, culture and spiritualism. Our all-inclusive and luxury Irrawaddy River cruises take you through the most sought-after sites of Myanmar.

The Wonders Along the
Irrawaddy River and Beyond

Explore farther and experience a deeper understanding of the spiritualism that resides in this beautiful country as well when you join Scenic on this river cruise adventure on the Irrawaddy river. The Scenic Aura Space Ship visits many destinations along the Irrawaddy, including the highlights below:

Yangon

Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon) is the largest city in Myanmar and features a mix of British and colonial architecture. The city features the Shwedagaon Pagoda, the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar, which is gold-plated and topped by a stupa containing over 7,000 diamonds, rubies, topaz and sapphires.

Bagan

Bagan was once the capital of a powerful ancient kingdom. During the kingdom’s height (between the 11th and 13th centuries), the city featured over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries. Over 2,000 temples and pagodas still stand today.

Inle Lake

Inle Lake is a vast, serene lake surrounded by floating gardens, where stilt-house villages and temples rise above the water. Watch the local fishermen use their unique one-legged rowing technique to maneuver around Inle Lake.

Mandalay & Amarapura

Mandalay, the second-largest city in Burma, is the centre of Burmese culture. Marvel at Shwenandaw Monastery which features an interior covered in gold leaf. Wander through Mandalay Palace, previously destroyed by a fire during World War II, but reconstructed in recent decades. Visit U-Bein Bridge in Amarapura, the world’s longest teak bridge, and capture a memorable photo of the bridge’s silhouette at sunset.

Explore the 5-Star
Scenic Aura Space-Ship

Designed to encapsulate the essence of South East Asia, our boutique river cruise ship represents a stylish connection between tradition and innovation. Scenic Aura is one of the most luxurious ships sailing the Irrawaddy river and features luxurious one-bedroom balcony suites throughout. Catering for just 44 guests with an almost 1:1 staff to guest ratio, we offer a uniquely intimate cruise experience and feature world-class facilities.

The ship features a resort-style pool with flow jets, sumptuous spa and wellness centre, state-of-the-art gym and beauty salon, and an outdoor cinema – every conceivable need has been catered for. With up to four on board dining options, you’ll be spoiled for choice whether you wish to sample a specialty regional dish or enjoy a favorite Western-style meal.

 

Discover the Irrawaddy River with David Whitehill

Irrawaddy: Yangon

Explorer the Irrawaddy River with David Whitehill. With an 11-day Luxury Irrawaddy tour, a 14-day Mystical Irrawaddy tour and the extended 18-day Mystical Myanmar tour, Scenic guests can travel through Myanmar, and the Irrawaddy River that ties all the cultural cities together, 100% their way and of their choosing. 

 

Discover the Irrawaddy River with David Whitehill

Irrawaddy: U-Bein Bridge

Explorer the Irrawaddy River with David Whitehill. With an 11-day Luxury Irrawaddy tour, a 14-day Mystical Irrawaddy tour and the extended 18-day Mystical Myanmar tour, Scenic guests can travel through Myanmar, and the Irrawaddy River that ties all the cultural cities together, 100% their way and of their choosing. 

Irrawaddy River Cruises

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