Cruising the Irrawaddy
The Irrawaddy, or Ayeyarwady as it is also known, flows from Himalayas in the north of Burma, through the fertile plains of Mandalay and Bagan and down to the Indian Ocean. As you drift along, you will see the timeless charm that hasn’t changed in centuries: bullock-carts and ox-ploughs working the fields, teak Buddhist Monasteries and glistening golden pagodas straddling the hillsides. Walk through the villages and see remarkable communities going about their daily lives, such as crafting pots from the alluvial clay of the banks of the Irrawaddy. Most guests opt for the cruise between Mandalay and Bagan, opting for either traditional boats, or the best of the luxury river-ships such as the Road to Mandalay.