The Best Boat Trips in Myanmar
1) Along the historic Ayeyarwaddy River(Cruise in a Day from Mandalay to Bagan[Open date], Cruise 2 Days 1 Night or Cruise 3 Days 2 Nights[Fixed Dates])
Mandalay – Bagan – Mandalay
(b) RV Pan Daw overnight on board
(c) Malikha Ferry Boat day-in trip
(d) Shwe Keinari Boat day-in trip
(e) Private Boat overnight or day-in cruise
This boat cruising is, needless to say, the most famous one in Myanmar. You can relax and enjoy the cruising all day long stopping and mooring at the small villages, and one of the villages, nearly all the cruise boat stop is ‘Yandabo’. Yandabo is a tiny village, however, it holds a significance of Myanmar history; the last Buffer Zone of the Second Anglo-Myanmar War. If you take a overnight boat trip, you can also celebrate a bonfire ceremony on the sand-domes of Ayeyarwaddy River, right in the middle of it!!!
2) Sittwe to Mrauk U, the Hidden Ancient City, along Kaladan River by Private Boat[Open Dates]
Sittwe – Mrauk U – Sittwe
This 5 or 6 hours cruising is really amazing! You will see many riverside activities all the way from Sittwe to Mrauk U. The fishermen at work, farmers in their farms at work, rafts drifting along to the capital city, Sittwe. Plus, if you are lucky enough, you can even see the Kaladan River Dolphins.
You will never feel bored although it takes that period of time cruising and clicking on your camera to shoot the lovely and giant Water Buffaloes, fishing ladies with the Yet Thet, triangle-shapedÂ bamboo frame fitted with the nylon net, specially made to be able to push along the river bank to collect the tiny shrimps!!
Many giant birds are also one of the attractions of the boat trip. Picking and fishing together with the humans standing right in the middle of the rice fields are the great Pelicans, Cormorants and many more.
3) Cruise to Chin Tattooed Ladies from Mrauk U along Lay Myo River by private boat[Open Dates]
Mrauk U – Chin Tribes – Mrauk U
This boat trip will take you 3 hours to reach the Chin Ladies with the most outstanding Tattooed faces. Along the boat trip, you will see many villages of fishermen and farmers, most of them are Muslims people living in Myanmar since many years from the British time who served the British Government.
The tiny boat with the Chinese engine will take you up to the upstream of Lay Myo river whose name was adopted from one of the Rakkhine Kingdom. The river starts from the Chin stateÂ and ends in the Indian Ocean like other famous rivers of Myanmar starts and ends in the mother country.
4) Boat Trip off Burma Road from Hsipaw to Confluence of Myit Nge River and Hsipaw River[open dates]
This boat trip is a short one but only a few tourists do explore on the small boat along the Myit Nge or Duhtawaddy river that flows down to the south at the end, it opens out to the Great River, Ayeyarwaddy at the Ancient town of Ava.
Hsipaw is a small town located in Shan state and it is also another base station to do the trekking trips to nearby Tribal Villages. If you visit the Burma Road that runs between Lashio and Muse(the border town with China), you should not miss that boat exploration up to the confluence where you may take a swim in the clear water.
5) Cruise in Yangon(Rangoon River), Cruise to Twente(The City of Potters), Cruise to Ayeyarwaddy Delta [Open Dates]
6) Thanlwin or Salween Private Boat Tour from Pha-An to Mawlamying or Molmein(where
Rudyard Kipling’s imagination conceived to compose the Poem, Road to Mandalay!)[Open Dates]
Dear Valued Customers, we are very much pleased to arrange the above boat trips that we recommend in combination to your pleasant stay in Myanmar!!!
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