If river cruising to unusual places is your passion, take a look at AmaWaterways new ship and new river cruise programme on Burma’s spectacular Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River.  There are two Cruises to this unique country, with its fascinating culture and splendid architectural beauty, commencing in November 2014. 

Take your pick from two fabulous itineraries, including a 10-nights Golden Treasures of Myanmar and a 14-nights Hidden Wonders of Myanmar voyage.  All trips begin in Yangon which is an ideal base to start your trip and includes comfortable pre-cruise hotel accommodation in the city.

Award-winning AmaWaterways cruises are highly experienced in providing specialists cruises with excellent customer service.  The Burma voyages allow you to discover many breath-taking spots, including:

Bagan with its 2,200 temples, stupas and pagodas.

Mandalay which is Burma’s last royal capital and second largest city, the “Golden City” of Mandalay.

Mount Popa which is a sight to behold with its beautiful shrine perched at the top.  It is known as the home of the spirit gods worshipped by Burmese Buddhists.

Ancient Royal Cities, such as Inwa (Ava) which was the capital of  Burma for more than 400 years. You will see Amarapura’s teak bridge (the world’s longest) and Sagaing.  Lastly, Mingun is on the list with its many historic sites to discover.

Yangon (Rangoon), known as the “Garden City of the East,” which retains much of its colonial charm with pretty, tree-lined avenues and Victorian buildings. 

You will travel aboard the all-suite AmaPura which is a 56-passenger vessel.  The 28 suites are lovely and spacious, featuring a balcony (a French balcony, step-out full balcony, or twin balconies), a well-appointed en suite bathroom and many other superior amenities. On board there is plenty on offer including  a fabulous restaurant, main lounge and bar, gift shop, relaxing spa, refreshing pool and a wonderful sun deck for restful lounging.

An optional four-night post-cruise land extension is available on both itineraries, featuring three nights in Inle Lake and one further night in Yangon.

The Golden Treasures of Myanmar itinerary costs from £4999pp, including return UK flights from London, two nights pre-cruise and one night post-cruise stay in Yangon, transfers to and from the ship, 10 nights on board the ship, all tours, meals, complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner, on-board entertainment including cultural shows and lectures, and port charges.

It is virtually a given that a luxury cruise on Burma’s Ayeyarwady River will provide unique photo opportunities, not to mention superb life-long memories. 

For further information, visit www.amawaterways.co.uk

Alternatively, telephone 0808 223 5009