Irrawaddy river cruises

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Irrawaddy

Setting a course through the mystical heart of Myanmar, the Irrawaddy grants passage through some of the most enigmatic landscapes on earth, where ancient temples emerge above the jungle treeline, and people hold true to traditions centuries in the making. Rudyard Kipling once described Myanmar as “unlike any place you know”, and you’ll discover the truth of this sentiment yourself with an Irrawaddy river cruise from Scenic.
Join us for a luxury river cruise on the Irrawaddy, and prepare to immerse yourself in the colourful wonders of Myanmar. Our 5-star ship, Scenic Aura, has been custom built to cruise the waters of the Irrawaddy, and offers an intimate and luxurious base from which to savour the cultural highlights and fascinating heritage dotted along the banks of this charming waterway. From the enchanting waters of Lake Inle to the architectural splendour of royal Mandalay, you’ll experience life on the Irrawaddy through the eyes of a local with Scenic.
  • Antique-lovers
    Bogyoke Aung San market, Yangon
  • Architecture enthusiasts
    Thayetmyo, Myanmar
  • Culture Vultures
    Sagaing and Inwa
  • Wine-lovers
    Red Mountain Estate vineyards, Mandalay

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Discover the Irrawaddy with Scenic

From its source in the Himalayas to its mouth at the Andaman coast, the Irrawaddy is the spine of Myanmar, bringing life to its people for thousands of years. Those who live on the banks of this mighty river continue the traditions which have not changed for generations, cultivating a distinct and authentic culture which you’ll experience first hand as part of a luxury Irrawaddy river cruise from Scenic.

A Luxury Experience on the Waters of the Irrawaddy

Scenic invites you to step into a world of unprecedented luxury on board our 5-star ship, Scenic Aura — an elegant floating hotel carefully designed to offer seamless luxury travel on the Irrawaddy River. 

First launched on Myanmar’s great river in 2016, Scenic Aura is a 213-foot ship which affords a sense of intimacy and luxury quite unlike any other ship on the Irrawaddy River. The ship hosts just 22 one-bedroom balcony suites capable of accommodating 44 guests in absolute luxury and comfort, and benefits from an almost 1:1 crew-to-guest ratio, allowing guests to take complete advantage of our signature all-inclusive service. 

From the sleek swimming pool and wellness facilities to the spacious suites and exclusive dining venues, every inch of Scenic Aura has been considerately designed to offer the ultimate in luxury accommodation on the waters of the Irrawaddy — so you can explore the landscapes of Myanmar in sophisticated comfort.

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