3-Day RV Irrawaddy Voyage Cruise (Mandalay to Bagan) – Group Journey

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Tour type

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Superior

Tour Period: 3 Days

tour highlights

  • 2 Nights river cruise along the Ayeyarwaddy River from Mandalay to Bagan
  • Sightseeing in Mingun
  • A visit to Yandabo village, study life of rural villagers and visit their local industry

tour details

The Irrawaddy Voyages cruises are custom designed for the most comfort and safety of passengers and crew on board for cruising along the Irrawaddy River. The traditional boutique style ships not only present Myanmar cultural details but also offer the luxurious comforts and hearty services. This short cruise will introduce you the unusual trails of the tourist attractions in combination with relaxing voyages between Mandalay and Bagan.

Join-in tour with departure on Saturday.

The embarkation time is 12:00 hours noon at Gawein jetty and cast off after half an hour time. Welcome Cocktail and briefing in the Saloon or Sundeck followed by Lunch. After cruising upstream for two hours, arrive at Mingun where you will visit the impressive unfinished pagoda and the largest working bell in the world. English speaking manager (or your private guide) will accompany the guests during the visit.
Moor Overnight at a sandbank mid-stream. After dinner, you can enjoy a Dance and Drama performance by the Mandalay Arts School on the sundeck (if available).
Early in the morning cruise downstream. During the two hours journey, you can admire the natural beauty of the river and the life of its banks while relaxing on the sundeck or just sitting outside of your own cabin. Enjoy the sunrise over Sagaing Hill.
After breakfast, those who wish to go to Sagaing can go ashore with the assistance of the Ship Manager or your own guide. Then you will sail all day long. In the late afternoon, stop at Yandabo, a village specializing in pottery making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war was signed on Feb. 24, 1826. Visit the pottery workshops, monastery and school.
Moor overnight near the village of Shwe Nann Tint.
Note: The visit to Yandabo is highly depending on the water level and river conditions. The ship Captain has the sole decision making authority whether to include that visit or not.
Cast off early in the morning for the last leg of your journey. Enjoy the sunrise near Bagan. Passengers will disembark at Ye Kin jetty around 09:00 hours.


Our tour prices are included of:

  • Accommodation in twin/sharing cabin (or single cabin)
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All entrance fees for the places as mentioned in the program
  • Tours with English-speaking on board guide (all tours are join-in)
  • Service charges, room tax and baggage handling


Not included are:

  • Domestic airfare
  • Myanmar visa fee
  • Transfer to and ex boat
  • Surcharges for throughout guides (English and other languages)
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Drinks with meals
  • Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking
  • Peak season in general is between 15 December to 15 January and 13
  • 17 April
  • Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness)


River Conditions Warning:

The Irrawaddy River is subject to seasonal rises and falls of water level.
In the case of water levels being too high or low an alternative itinerary will be offered to Passenger.
Published itineraries are indication only and subject to sudden change. In such events alternative itineraries will be provided and we do our best to ensure that if a stop is missed we make up for it with another stop.
Though every effort will be made to ensure that the published itinerary is followed as closely as possible, given uncertain river and other local conditions, all schedules and itineraries may be subject to alterations and delays at short notice.
The ships manager and captain are jointly responsible for passengers comfort and safety. Passengers must accept their decisions and instructions.

    Tour code: IRV2MBDW

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