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: Romantic, Service & Hospitality, Setting & Views, Cruise

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: Romantic, Off the Beaten Track, Setting & Views, Cruise

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

The Anawrahta

Location: The Irrawaddy | Burma

Life onboard the Anawrahta Heritage Line cruise between Bagan and Mandalay is the epitome of luxury. Step back in time and enter a world of elegant sailing, stopping off at historic locations 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: Setting & Views, Cruise, Luxury Hotel, Family-friendly


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