River Cruises

Taking a river cruise can often allows you to explore areas where hotels simply don’t exist, meaning you can truly get away from the main sights and into the hidden corners of a destination. River cruising is very much like a moving, luxury hotel that takes you far away from the main cultural sights, and allows you to see the countryside as you drift further off-the-beaten track. Take Burma, cruising along the Irrawaddy or Chindwin Rivers not only allow you to see Mandalay and Bagan, but you stop in remote villages seeing a totally different side of the destination. Cruise along the mighty Brahamputra River in Assam in India and you quickly realise that by staying on a river boat, you can immerse yourself in the wonderful culture by day, and sleep well at night. Usually they are all-inclusive, offering all meals, drinks and excursions meaning you don’t need to pack and unpack every few days. Cruising is incredibly social, as you meet fellow travellers over G&Ts and dinner.

River Cruises Suggestions

The Road to Mandalay: Cruising the Irrawaddy

Yangon - Mandalay - Irrawaddy Cruise - Bagan - Inle Lake - Ngapali Beach  

Nothing quite compares to a gentle cruise along the Irrawaddy from Mandalay to Bagan. You’ll see the major sights of Burma, but also see the traditional villages and rural charm along the banks of the river.

12 days from £3795 p. p.

Luxury Burma in Style

Yangon - Bagan - Irrawaddy Cruise - Inle Lake - Ngapali Beach  

With the introduction of a selection of new luxury hotels in recent years, Burma is fast becoming the destination to explore in style on a luxurious tour packed with authentic and amazing experiences.

15 days from £7140 p. p.

Remote Burma: Cruising the Chindwin

Mandalay - Chindwin River - Yangon  

The further you get off-the-beaten track in Burma, the more remarkable the destination becomes. Ideal for a second-time trip, this tour explores the hidden Chindwin on the luxury Belmond Orcaella.

17 days from £6150 p. p.