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The Importance of the Mekong River During the Khmer Empire
The Importance of the Mekong River During the Khmer Empire

  |   Myanmar

The Khmer Empire, or Angkor Civilization, was one of the most powerful and prosperous states in history. The Khmer people are heralded today for their architectural prowess, eminent culture and engineering genius.

How Do Water Levels Affect the Irrawaddy River?
How Do Water Levels Affect the Irrawaddy River?

  |   Myanmar

The Irrawaddy River is quite literally the backbone of Myanmar (Burma), running down the country’s spine, curling into meandering channels, freshwater marshes and oxbow lakes, before emptying into the Andaman Sea.

Bagan and Irrawaddy River Tour
Bagan and Irrawaddy River Tour

  |   Myanmar

There is nothing quite like the spectacular view across the temples of the Bagan plains or spotting the life and culture along the Irrawaddy - the country's fundamental transport and trade link

How to Choose an Irrawaddy River Cruise
How to Choose an Irrawaddy River Cruise

  |   Myanmar

Rainforest Cruises has made booking a cruise along the Irrawaddy River as simple as possible, allowing you to save your precious energy for the adventure that’s to come. If floating along the peaceful Irrawaddy River in Myanmar sounds like the perfect vacation, follow our simple guide to turn your dream into reality.

Expert Review: Myanmar Tour
Expert Review: Myanmar Tour

  |   Myanmar

Myanmar – this name has always sparked my excitement – whether for its rich buddhist traditions and amazing architecture, history of ancient trading routes or more recent stories of colonial times, reflected in Orwell’s “Burmese Days”. I held a magical image in my head and now was able to confront it with reality. Reality that proved to be more diverse and even more exciting than my visions.

Chindwin River in Myanmar 
Chindwin River in Myanmar 

  |   Myanmar

Myanmar is the largest Southeast Asian state, also known as Burma. Bordered by Bangladesh, China, India, Laos and Thailand you can imagine the integration of different cultures and art forms across this beautiful land. These profound bodies of water spread in connection to the Indian and Pacific Oceans. One in particular is the Chindwin River in Myanmar.

Irrawaddy River Dolphin
Irrawaddy River Dolphin

  |   Mekong River

Dolphins are unarguably one of the most beautiful and intellectually gifted creatures on earth. With elusive communicational skills, their language is far more extensive and complex than that of the human race. There are as many as 44 different species of dolphin; 38 oceanic dolphins and 6 types of river dolphin. One special member of this aquatic family is the Irrawaddy River dolphin. 

Myanmar Travel Guide
Myanmar Travel Guide

  |   Myanmar

Our Myanmar Travel Guide is a free resource designed to help familiarize travelers with important destination information before embarking on a trip to Myanmar (Burma). The information may help adventure seekers enjoy the best of Myanmar, whether the tour is overland, or as part of an Irrawaddy or Chindwin river cruise.

Myanmar Travel
Myanmar Travel

  |   Myanmar

There are two ways to see Myanmar – by land or by water. If you choose to go by water then you might want to book yourself a Irrawaddy River Cruise. We offer a number of different boats, each with its own level of comfort and luxury and all providing top quality food for guests to feast on. One of the benefits of a river cruise is that you do not need to worry about booking accommodation.

Belmond Governor's Hotel Yangon
Belmond Governor's Hotel Yangon

  |   Myanmar

If you’re looking for a little piece of luxury in Myanmar then the Governor’s Residence Hotel in Yangon should be your first port of call. You will most likely fly into Yangon, before your Irrawaddy River cruise, making this hotel the perfect first stop and introduction to Myanmar. 

About Rainforest Cruises

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

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