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If you are searching for an adventure that you’ll remember forever, this is it. Imagine the delights that await you on a luxury river cruise through a once ‘forbidden land’. The arrival each morning delivers you yet another chance to connect with a land steeped in myths, rich in legends and laden in folklore. Burma is a kaleidoscope of influences and beliefs. Its centuries-old tea culture, faded colonial grandeur and devout spiritual observances combine in a tapestry of sights, sounds and tastes.

Awe-inspiring monuments sit aside the most basic of living and new technologies force their presence on traditional cityscapes. With so much to savour it is easy to see how, without expertly planned itineraries, you could be overwhelmed and under-served. Cruiseco ensures that what other operators may consider an ‘extra’ is included as standard and there’s always time to take it in.

Cruiseco is a pioneer in Burmese river cruises and, with the launch of the Cruiseco Explorer, it promises to take you into the absolute heart of an ancient and glorious history. In a world of mass travel this is a refreshing opportunity to explore a country thoroughly, immersing yourself in its culture, spectacle and antiquity – all while in the ultimate elegance and comfort.

Cruiseco is renowned for combining its luxury cruising expertise with local knowledge to create the most authentic itineraries and the most intimate explorations.


  • Enjoy encounters with Burma’s warm, engaging people
  • Watch the sunset illuminating thousands of stupas dotting the Bagan Plain
  • Visit local villages and markets for an insight into the daily lives of the Burmese people
  • Enjoy a visit to the golden Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Stroll along the 200 year old teak U Bein Bridge
  • Visit a local school and observe the teachers and students during the school day
  • Explore Kandawagyi Park, one of central Yangon’s greenest spots


  • 7 night luxury river cruise onboard Cruiseco Explorer
  • All meals whilst onboard Cruiseco Explorer
  • Drinks onboard Cruiseco Explorer – Local tap beers, local spirits, local soft drinks all day and wine with lunch and dinner
  • All shore excursions with English speaking guides (please enquire for availability of guides speaking other languages)
  • Crew gratuities
  • Transfers at the beginning and end of cruise to Cruiseco Explorer

Burma Quick Facts

Population: 50,519,000
Capital: Nay Pyi Taw
Area: 676,552 square kilometers
Language: Burmese, minor languages
Religion: Buddhist, Christian, Muslim
Currency: Kyat