Sometimes referred to as ‘the Road to Mandalay’, after Rudyard Kipling’s iconic poem, this magical river flows north to south through Myanmar. You can expect this spectacular river cruise to take you past sleepy villages, sprawling reed banks and diminutive fisherman’s huts.
Major changes to the political regime (Myanmar was under fierce military rule for much of the 1980s and 1990s) mean this little-known place is quickly becoming the destination of one of Asia’s most popular river cruises. A little off the beaten track, this cruise is perfect for you if you’re looking for adventure.
Each day begins with the sound of devotional chanting from the waterside monasteries, which has to be one of the most remarkable alarm calls you’ll ever hear. You will see another way of life in this magical kingdom that is full of pagodas, temples and grottos.