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BURMA

Burma (Myanmar) is a land of rivers. Not just the Irrawaddy river, navigable for 1000 miles, or its main tributary the Chindwin river, navigable for 600 miles, but other rivers too.

The Salween river is actually the longest river in Burma. The Kaladan system in the Arakan contains a thousand hundred miles of navigable waterway. The Great Irrawaddy Delta, with its seven main channels and several hundred lesser ones, is a vast water-world covering over 10,000 square miles.

In Burma for over one thousand years nearly all movement of people and goods, not to mention invaders, have travelled by river. In British colonial times the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company launched 1,200 vessels and became the largest fleet of privately owned ships in the world, ever.

Still to this day, despite the construction of railways in colonial times or roads in more recent times, the rivers remain key to transportation and for the traveller the only way to see the country. Like the Nile in Egypt, nearly all the vestiges of past Burmese dynasties are sited along the banks as our the great Buddhist sanctuaries, the most famous of which is Pagan (Bagan).

EXPEDITIONS

 

The Mergui Archipelago

Save 50% on the Mandalay Pagan Packet River cruise when combining with this cruise

THE MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO

7 Nights - Save up to 10% and No Single Supplement on selected dates
from US$3780.00 pp
members from US$3360.00 pp 
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Burma Coastal Voyage

10 Nights on board a classic 1960's motor yacht

BURMA COASTAL VOYAGE

10 Nights
from US$4450.00 pp
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Delta and Coast - All Southern Burma

18 nights on the Katha and Andaman Explorer

DELTA AND COAST - ALL SOUTHERN BURMA

18 Nights
from US$5900.00 pp
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The Golden Land

The classic Irrawaddy river cruise

THE GOLDEN LAND

10 Nights - Save up to 10% and No Single Supplement on selected dates
from US$3856.50 pp
members from US$3428.00 pp 
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Pagan and The Upper Irrawaddy

Including Mandalay, the Gorges & Katha

PAGAN AND THE UPPER IRRAWADDY

10 Nights - Save up to 10% and No Single Supplement on selected dates
from US$3780.00 pp
members from US$3360.00 pp 
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The Chindwin: 7 Nights

Explore 'off the beaten track'

THE CHINDWIN: 7 NIGHTS

7 Nights - Save up to 10% and No Single Supplement on selected dates
from US$3307.50 pp
members from US$2572.50 pp 
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The Irrawaddy

See it all from Rangoon to Mandalay

THE IRRAWADDY

14 Nights - Save up to 10% and No Single Supplement on selected dates
from US$5391.00 pp
members from US$4792.00 pp 
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Mandalay Pagan Packet

Save 50% off this itinerary if booked in combination with the Mergui Archipelago.

MANDALAY PAGAN PACKET

7 Nights - Save up to 10% and No Single Supplement on selected dates
from US$1611.00 pp
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A Voyage to Nagaland

Discover the land of the Naga Warrior

A VOYAGE TO NAGALAND

7 Nights - Save up to 10% and No Single Supplement on selected dates
from US$3307.50 pp
members from US$2572.50 pp 
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Mandalay to Pagan Four Night Cruise

Explore from Mandalay to Pagan

MANDALAY TO PAGAN FOUR NIGHT CRUISE

4 Nights - Save up to 10% and No Single Supplement on selected dates
from US$1197.00 pp
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Pagan-Mandalay or Mandalay-Pagan Short Cruise

Ideal to combine with land arrangements

PAGAN-MANDALAY OR MANDALAY-PAGAN SHORT CRUISE

2 Nights - Save up to 10% and No Single Supplement on selected dates
from US$670.50 pp
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The Great Irrawaddy Delta

Explore the wetlands, creeks and channels

THE GREAT IRRAWADDY DELTA

7 Nights - Save up to 10% and No Single Supplement on selected dates
from US$1905.30 pp
members from US$1481.90 pp 
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