If you’re an experienced traveler, you may think you’ve seen it all; when you’ve sampled so many world cultures and locations, it’s difficult to imagine something that could truly surprise you. If you find yourself feeling this way, we recommend looking into Avalon Waterways’ Irrawaddy River Cruises for a unique experience you won’t find anywhere else.
The Irrawadday River
The Irrawaddy River (also spelled Ayeyarwady) is located in the heart of Burma, running north to south nearly through the middle of the country before emptying into the Andaman Sea. The Irrawaddy is one of the most unique and alluring, because of the cross-section of nature and culture, both current and historical, it offers to travelers.
Avalon Waterways is an experienced provider of river cruises, with expert and professional care put into each cruise, and they have recently unveiled two new ships which will be sailing their new itinerary along the Irrawaddy.
The Avalon Ships
Avalon has already announced that in 2015, they’ll be adding new ships to their fleet; in particular, two of their new ships are part of their new Suite Ships line of vessels, and will be sailing on the Mekong and Irrawaddy rivers. The Avalon Siem Reap and Avalon Myanmar will contain all-suite accommodations, with eighteen 245-square-foot suites each accommodating two people. Each suite includes one of Avalon’s signature Open-Air Balconies, which contain 14-foot-wide panoramic windows with retractable screen systems that allow for the feeling of sitting outside from the comfort of your room. The ship’s small size not only allows it to traverse the river better– these two ships were designed expressly for this purpose– but also allows for a smaller, more intimate vacation, one where the service on hand will have fewer other passengers to worry about. It’s a great way to get the personal experience in a unique setting.
The Golden Myanmar & The Alluring Irrawaddy tour is a 14-day expedition which includes a stay in Yangon (formerly Rangoon) and a ten-day river cruise. (If you’re going southbound, it’s from Bhamo to Bagan; northbound is the opposite.) Along the way, you’ll visit local villages, try their foods, and learn how they live. You’ll see ancient temples that are still used by Myanmar’s largely Buddhist population as places of worship. You’ll see the local flora and fauna amidst the teak forests along the river. In Yangon, you’ll visit the Shwedagon Pagoda, widely considered the oldest pagoda in the world. That’s just scratching the surface, but without spoiling too much else about the excitement, there’s also an elephant ride in store for you.
If all this excites you, now is a great time to plan an Irrawaddy River cruise for 2015. By booking early through AffordableTours.com, you can enlist the help of our experts to get you the best price on the trip. Don’t wait– our team is here to make booking your vacation comfortable and easy. You can also call us at 1-800-342-0019 to contact one of our travel consultants.