Luxury Boats & Cruises on the Irrawaddy

Below is a selection of luxury boats and cruises on the Irrawaddy in Burma. Take a look at our favourites for more inspiration on a luxury holiday to Burma.

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Belmond Orcaella

Location: The Irrawaddy | Burma

The Belmond Orcaella is a perfect choice for exploring the beautiful, serene waterways of Burma in style, with luxurious accommodation, gourmet cuisine and traditional performances onboard and a range of excursions along the way (if you can bear to leave the boat), from riverside walks and visits to temples to taking tea with villagers and exploring local markets. Discover both the famous gems and hidden corners of the country on this scenic cruise.

Best for: Cruise, Setting & Views, Cultural Immersion, Romantic

Belmond Road to Mandalay

Location: The Irrawaddy | Burma

Enjoy a luxurious cruise onboard the Belmond Road to Mandalay, taking in the beautiful and beguiling sights and sounds of Myanmar in style. Stop off to explore rural villages, see saffron-robed monks undertaking their daily rituals and visit ancient pagodas, whose golden spires peek through the lush jungle canopy.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Cruise, Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality

RV Zawgyi Pandaw

Location: The Irrawaddy | Burma

This luxurious handcrafted cruise boat is one of the newest boats in the Pandaw fleet, and has stunning interiors and bespoke services. Its shallow design makes it ideal for navigating the Irrawaddy and Chindwin rivers.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Cruise, Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track

Sanctuary Ananda

Location: The Irrawaddy | Burma

The luxurious Sanctuary Ananda cruises the mighty rivers of Myanmar in style: with elegant accommodation, gourmet cuisine and beautiful scenery, you’ll find everything you could want onboard – and much more.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Cruise, Setting & Views

The Anawrahta

Location: The Irrawaddy | Burma

Life onboard the Anawrahta is the epitome of luxury. Named after King Anawrahta, the founder of the Burmese nation, it has been carefully crafted to ensure that your cruise is smooth sailing (pun intended). The Anawrahta, part of the Heritage river fleet, is built to resemble a British colonial paddle-steamer. Step back in time and enter a world of elegant sailing, stopping off at historic sights along the way while experiencing the best of Burmese hospitality.

Best for: Off the Beaten Track, Setting & Views, Cruise, Landscapes & Scenery

The Strand Cruise

Location: The Irrawaddy | Burma

The sister to the iconic Strand Hotel in Yangon, the Strand Cruise is the latest luxury cruise to sail the magnificent Irrawaddy River. Embarking on a journey with authentic excursions to the ancient temples, pagodas, palaces and monasteries that punctuate Burma’s mysterious landscape, the Strand Cruise is perfect as part of a larger trip around the country. 

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Cruise


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