Things you should know
The Irrawaddy River, stretching 2,170 km as Myanmar's longest, serves as a crucial commercial waterway.
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The Chindwin River, spanning 965 km as its primary tributary, offers enticing options for Chindwin River cruises.
The Salween, with a length of approximately 2,815 km, presents challenges to navigation, creating isolation for riverside communities.
The Sittaung, 420 km long, finds its primary use in timber export due to its demanding currents.
Lastly, the Mekong, globally the twelfth longest river at 4,350 km, meanders through multiple countries.
Discovering the vibrant life of Myanmar is most enchanting through a river cruise. Our ships provide a luxurious journey along the Ayeyarwady River, offering impeccable service and gourmet cuisine. These cruises take you through the heart of Burma, unveiling stunning landscapes, bustling villages, and remarkable temples. Immerse yourself in the country's rich history and explore seemingly forgotten worlds off the beaten path.
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FAQs about Cruises in Myanmar
1. For my upcoming Mekong cruise, I'm handling my visas. Could you provide details on where the ship crosses the border in Vietnam and Cambodia?
Answer: The ship crosses at Vinh Xuong in Vietnam and Kaam Samnor in Cambodia.
2. Which airline is used for pre and post-cruise packages in Myanmar?
We use Air Bagan for all Myanmar pre and post-cruise flights. Visit www.airbagan.com for more details.
3. Is there internet and WiFi on board?
Internet is available on all ships, with a computer on the sun deck for passenger use. While sailing rivers, the connection may be slow and unreliable. WiFi is accessible on Mekong ships mainly in Phnom Penh port from the Saloon and some parts of the sundeck. Crew assistance is available for the best connection spots and names.
Mobile phones work on most rivers, excluding Myanmar, where a local network connects to international roaming networks.
4. Are malaria tablets necessary for the river cruise?
Due to fast-flowing water, malaria risk is low. Consult your doctor for medical advice. The ships avoid malaria-infected areas, and standard precautions like using repellent in the early evening are effective, plus cabins are air-conditioned.
5. What should I bring when visiting schools?
For schools, consider bringing sports items like basketballs, soccer balls, and badminton sets. Educational items such as writing pads, pencils, and pens are essential. English learning DVDs with Cambodian instructions, kindergarten and primary school English books are helpful. Personal care items like shampoo, soaps, laundry detergent, toothpaste, toothbrushes, band-aids, and mosquito nets are always needed.
6. What to Pack for a Myanmar Cruise?
Packing for a Myanmar River Cruise requires thoughtful consideration to ensure comfort and cultural appropriateness. Here's a concise guide based on experienced travelers' recommendations:
Onboard: Casual and comfortable attire like shorts, T-shirts, and slacks for the warm climate.
Shore Excursions: Wear costumes covering shoulders and knees for temple visits; choose light, sweat-absorbent materials like cotton and silk.
Leave shoes and socks at home; bring one or two pairs of flip-flops for easy removal during temple visits.
Essential items include sunscreen (50+ SPF), sunglasses, hat, and aloe cream for sunburn relief.
Apply sunscreen all over, wear a cap or hat, and use lip balm with SPF.
Pack a first-aid kit with cotton balls, antibiotic ointment, gauze pads, band-aids, painkillers, antibiotics, aspirin, and vitamin C for emergencies.
Bring smartphones, tablets, or book readers for relaxation in the cabin.
Don't forget a camera to capture scenic moments along the Irrawaddy and Chindwin Rivers.
Consider bringing extension cords and a power strip for recharging gadgets.
While this provides a general idea, checking Myanmar Travel Guide can enhance your cruise preparation.
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