Bhamo Mandalay Cruise
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Bhamo to Mandalay: Chindwin Cruise Amata Cruise ( 8 Days / 7 Nights )

Bhamo to Mandalay  Cruise & Chindwin Cruise: a 8 days river cruise from Bhamo to Mandalay and Khata, Shwegu.

Exploring the exotic waterways and magnificent landscapes of Myanmar with Bhamo to Mandalay Cruise.

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Bhamo to Mandalay Chindwin Cruise: Downstream ( 8 days / 7 nights)


Day 1

Bhamo [-/-/D]

Check in on the boat in Bhamo around 3Pm. By Car, We will visit Old Bhamo(Sampanago) with the Shwekyinar Pagoda and a spectacular shaky bamboo Bridge stretching 550 meters over the Tar Pein River. Bhamo was an important trading center even before the colonial area, as the city is only 60 kilometers from the border with China on one of the main arteries of Burma, the Ayarwaddy River. Back in town we will visit the local market.

The ship stays overnight at sandbank near Bhamo.


Day 2 

Bhamo – Shwegu – Moeda [B/L/D]

The Ship starts cruising downriver to Shwegu before breakfast. We will pass the second defile of Ayarwaddy River after one and half hrs drive. The Scenery of the second defile is very beautiful. High Cliffs, partly overgrown with trees and wild plants, an amazing monastery on the steep riverbank, pagodas and small villages.

The Ship takes about one and half hours to pass the defile and will reach Shwegu before Lunch where we will visit the Shwe Paw Kyun Pagodas on an island in the river on foot. shwegu before lunch and will visit around there, Shwe Paw Kyun Pagodas on an island in the river on foot. There is village of 150 houses , adjacently 2.700 ruined stupas and the pagodas are situated.

Legend has it that one on King Ashoka 84000 Pagodas had been built on this island. Afterwards the ship will cruise further downstream until it anchor for the night at a sandbank.


Day 3 

Shwegu – Katha [B/L/D]

The Ship starts cruising after breakfast on downriver to Katha. We will reach Katha after lunch. We will be able to see Ayarwaddy Dolphins on the way if we are lucky. We will visit Katha on foot. Katha is a picture square town with markets, colonial buildings and beautiful rain trees.

Katha town was became famous by the George Orwell’s book, called Burmese Days. The ship stays overnight in Katha.

Day 4

Katha – Tagaung [B/L/D]

If we can wake up around 7Am, We can go to the market again and see actives of the morning market with peoples. The ship starts cruising after breakfast on downriver to Tagaung. We will reach Tagaung after Lunch.

We will visit Tagaung with Tuk Tuk. Tagaung is one of the oldest capitals of Myanmar where Regional Nar ( Spirits ), Old brick city wall , Market , Lay Myat Nar Temple and Museum can be seen.

Then cruise again on downriver to nightstop and stay overnight at Sandbank.


Day 5 

Tagaung – New Nyein [B/L/D]

The ship starts cruising before breakfast on downriver to Nwe Nyein.We will reach Nwenyein in the afternoon.We will pass third Defile of Ayarwaddy River before we reach to New Nyein pottery village. The sceneries of Third Defile are beautifuls with bamboo hills, villages and pagodas. The cruising about three hours in the Defile.

NweNyein is one of the famous pottery village of the country where they produces a lot of glaze pots by hand.The Ship stays overnight at the middle of the river near Nwenyein.

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Day 6 

Nwenyein – Mingune – Mandalay [B/L/D]

The ship starts cruising after breakfast on downriver to Mingun. We will be able to see Ayarwaddy Dolphin if we are lucky today. We will reach Mingun in the afternoon and visit the unfinished Temple, the largest intact antique bell of the world and the beautiful white Hshinphyumae Stupa by foot in Mingun.

Then the ship cruises further downstream and anchors for the night in the middle of the river near Mandalay.


Day 7

Mandalay [B/L/D]

The Ship starts driving downstream to Mandalay before breakfast. We will visit U Bein bridge, Mahargandayone Monastery ( Short stop ), The Jade Market and the Mahamyatmyni Buddha Image.

Lunch at Local Tea Shop or Restaurant , afterwards visit of the Golden Palace Monastery and Kuthodaw Pagoda, Sunset on Mandalay Hill. The Ship stays in the middle of thriver close to Mandalay for the night.


Day 8 

Mandalay [B/-/-]

Check Out in Mandalay after breakfast.

Cabin Rate

MDL – BHM7N/8DSuite (Twin Sharing)Deluxe (Twin Sharing)
Suite (Single Occupancy)Deluxe (Single Occupancy)


Departure Dates Amata Cruise 2020 / 2021





Rates quoted in this agreement are valid from 1st October 2020 to 30th April 2021.

*Rates are based per person / on double/twin cabin occupancy, single cabin suppl. apply.

The Rates Include:

  • Rates for accommodation are inclusive of Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  •  Free Coffee / Tea and Mineral Water
  • Excursions and Entrance Fees as mention in our itinerary.
  • English Speaking Guide by The Cruise Manager

The Rates Exclude:

  • Airport Transfer
  • Alcoholic and Soft drinks
  • Laundry Services
  • Permission Fees & Service for specified destination

Note:   All above cruise rates are Net in USD

Amata Cruise Ship Details

  • Year of construction: 2014
  • Type: teak
  • Length: 35 meters
  • 4 cabins – 22m2 , 1 front cabin 26m2 (Each cabin is equipped with toilet and shower, air conditioning, large panoramic sliding windows. All cabins can be used as triples.


The small, exclusive hotel ship was made by traditional Burmese craftsmen from teak wood. It is tastefully and elegantly furnished and offers high comfort during cruises. Service is very important on board and the crew will do everything to make you feel comfortable on board and have a good rest.

The Ayeyarwaddy Discovery by Amata is 35 meters long and has a shallow draft. It is well prepared for the shoals of the Ayeyarwaddy River and can also dock on any beautiful stretch of river. Impressive cultural and landscape experiences are certain.



The AMATEA II has two decks. On the upper deck is the bar, the restaurant area, whose flexible glass walls can be opened when needed, and a sundeck with comfortable lounge chairs. The guest cabins are located on the lower deck.


The AMATEA II has 5 cabins, 4 side cabins (22 m²) and 1 front cabin (26 m²). All cabins are comfortably furnished and equipped with shower / WC, air conditioning , mosquito nets over the beds and sliding windows. All cabins can also be used as triples. The wooden floor of the front cabin rises to the bow by a few centimeters, the lying surface of the bed is of course horizontal.

Kitchen on board:

It offers both Asian and international cuisine.

Terms and Conditions

  1. 1. Travel Terms & Conditions

    The purchase of any travel services offered by MyanMarvels Travel and Tours, constitutes a contractual arrangement between you (the Traveler) and MyanMarvels Travel and Tours, based in Yangon, Myanmar, and represents your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions. Please ensure that you read carefully and understand the Terms & Conditions prior to booking.

    Important Notes

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    • A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required for MyanMarvels Travel and Tours to secure the cabin for you.

    The following charges are not included in the river cruise holiday  price unless otherwise noted: airfare to and from the start of your vacation; domestic flights, unless specified in the itinerary; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; port fee, unless specified in the itinerary; guide tips, alcoholic drinks unless specified in the cruise itinerary, Myanmar Visa, Vaccinations, Travel Insurance, Laundry, Telephone.


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    • 90 days and greater Loss of ]the  Deposit
    • 89-60 days 35% of Cruise Price
    • 59-30 days 50% of Cruise Price
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