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Irrawaddy Explorer River Cruise: Expert Review
Irrawaddy Explorer River Cruise: Expert Review

  |   Myanmar

I have had the opportunity to cruise the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar (Burma) aboard the magnificent Irrawaddy Explorer. The itinerary was a 10-Day, 9-Night luxury adventure program that took our group down the Irrawaddy River from Mandalay to the ancient city of Bagan and ended in Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon.

First Trip to Myanmar (Burma)
First Trip to Myanmar (Burma)

  |   Myanmar

In summer of 2014 I took my first trip to Myanmar along the Irrawaddy River, starting in Mandalay and finishing in Yangon. In the coming months, I was to begin as the cruise director for a newly built luxury ship, the Irrawaddy Explorer, and this tour was to familiarize myself with the region in which I would be living and working.

Best Time to Visit Myanmar (Burma)
Best Time to Visit Myanmar (Burma)

  |   Myanmar

When planning the best time to visit Myanmar, or Burma, it's important to consider seasons. This is particularly true when planning to travel by river cruise. One of the most important factors to consider are the weather patterns. 

Galapagos Tortoise Facts
Galapagos Tortoise Facts

  |   Galapagos

Giant tortoises are synonymous with the Galapagos, being top of the “must-see” list of many visitors. Galapagos tortoises have a large bony shell of a dull brown, light green or grey colour. The plates of the shell are fused with the internal skeleton, providing the tortoise with a rigid protective structure.

Galapagos Honeymoon
Galapagos Honeymoon

  |   Galapagos

From luxury cruise vessels to indulgent lodges, timeless landscapes to iconic wildlife, Rainforest Cruises has gathered all the relevant information you need for an unforgettable stay in this truly honeymoon-worthy destination.

Lima Airport Hotel
Lima Airport Hotel

  |   Hotels

For those wanting a comfy place to recuperate during their layover at the Jorge Chavez International Airport, the best airport hotel in Lima is the Wyndham Costa Del Sol. 

8 Reasons To Take a River Cruise
8 Reasons To Take a River Cruise

  |   Expert Advice

River cruising might not be as common as ocean-style cruising, but it is becoming more and more popular every year, for so many good reasons. Read on below to see the top 8 reasons to take a river cruise. 

Amazon River Bull Shark Facts
Amazon River Bull Shark Facts

  |   Wildlife & Flora

Here’s everything you could want to know about Amazon River Bull Sharks, including an answer to the puzzle of why they are found in the river in the first place.

How Were the Galapagos Islands Formed
How Were the Galapagos Islands Formed

  |   Galapagos

Cruising the islands, you’ll immediately be struck by just how unique each one of them is. From lush dense forests and mature mountainous landscapes of some, through to steaming volcanic peaks and otherworldly lava fields found on others.

Belmond Train: The Andean Explorer
Belmond Train: The Andean Explorer

  |   Peru

The Andean Explorer is a luxury train that transports 48 passengers through Peru in style. It's South America's first luxury sleep train that combines a tour of the best sites in Peru. 

About Rainforest Cruises

Rainforest Cruises is a boutique travel company specializing in Amazon river cruises and tours, providing you with the finest collection of cruises in Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands and Panama. As South American travel experts we have all the advice you need to help you find and book your dream cruise and an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime.

Testimonials

Geri Daniel loved her vacation with Rainforest Cruises.
We had an absolutely fabulous time on the cruise. Thank you again for the trip of a lifetime.
— Geri Daniel, Austin, TX
The Johannson family encounter a sloth on their rainforest cruise.
We had a wonderful time. We were all impressed with the efficiency and organization of the trip from start to finish.
— Jeanette Johannson & Family, USA