Glide along Myanmar's rivers, the Irrawaddy and Chindwin, aboard the intimate Orcaella Cruise
While cruising through Myanmar's most important waterways, the Chindwin and Irrawaddy River, enjoy snapshots of life through your panoramic windows. Once you get off the ship, be prepared to witness the beauty of Myanmar (Burma) up close. Get to know the shimmering temples and walk along unexplored tracks to remote regions.
Get ready to taste freshly prepared food, visit hilltop villages and find the perfect souvenir in the country's bustling markets. The Orcaella cruise is both adventurous and leisurely. There is lots of time to relax and do as your please, while experiencing a new culture. Ready to begin your once in a lifetime adventure on board?
Gain a unique perspective on the country, led by expert guides. Personalised excursions allow you time to enjoy the sights at leisure. Visit a rural school and take tea with the villagers. Witness a novitiation ceremony at a secluded monastery. Wander around the ancient temples of Bagan.
The Belmond Orcaella cruise hosts just a small number of guests, meaning personal attention and a relaxing journey are at the heart of your pleasure cruise. The spacious cabins onboard will allow you to unwind while taking in the river views. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail up on the open sun-deck area. With a lounge bar and swimming pool, the observation deck is the hub of the ship.
The Orcaella prepares outstanding food in its restaurant. You can be sure the selection of regional and western dishes prepared by the cruise’s executive chef will be one your highlights. Breakfast and Lunch is served buffet-style, while dinner is served a la carte.
Many travelers take advantage of the wonderful spa treatments and soothing massages on board. There is also a well-equipped fitness room, if you prefer to workout. Scheduled lectured on traditional Burmese life and performances by local artists will give you a better understand of Myanmar’s culture and people.
There is a small library of books and games. Watch movies, news and sports on the satellite TV in your cabin, and Wi-Fi is available in the Reception area and Bar & Lounge. If you miss out shopping for souvenirs in the markets, the onboard boutique sells traditional and local crafts, including lacquerware, fabrics and jewelry.
Now, what are you waiting for? Discover the heart of life in Myanmar aboard the Orcaella. As you travel from Mandalay to Bagan, stunning scenes unfold of timeless cities, venerated shrines and authentic river life. The 2,170km Irrawaddy River is lined by blossoming trees and dense, mysterious forest. From the ship you can spot magnificent wildlife, like the white-necked kingfisher, graceful egrets and even the rare Irrawaddy dolphins.
The Chindwin River is the Irrawaddy River's largest tributary. It snakes through the Himalayas from the Hukawng Valley before joining the main river near Mandalay.Villagers are rightly proud of the beautiful valley and its monuments. They welcome visitors with open arms and broad smiles.
Still doing your destination research? Feel free to contact us, and we can help you with any questions you may have. We also offer a free resource to help travelers familiarize themselves with this undiscovered and emerging Southeast Asian destination. Our Myanmar (Burma) Travel Guides have information that may help adventure seekers enjoy the best of Myanmar, a relatively unknown country to tourists. Read on to learn about Myanmar and all of its wonders. All guidebooks are printable and downloadable.
A single-entry visa is required for all foreign citizens traveling to Myanmar. More information about obtaining a tourist visa can be found by Contacting us, your local embassy, or your preferred travel visa service.