AmaWaterways is launching a new ship and new river cruise program on Myanmar's Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River in November 2014. Complete details for two itineraries - the 10-night Golden Treasures of Myanmar and 14-night Hidden Wonders of Myanmar - are outlined in the company's just-published "River Cruises through Myanmar (Burma) 2014-2016" brochure.
AmaWaterways is now accepting bookings for its Myanmar cruises (November 2014 through April 2016), as well as its 2015 cruises in Vietnam & Cambodia and in Europe (including departures on the newest additions to the European fleet, AmaSonata and AmaReina).
Country highlights include:
- Bagan - A cultural retreat of more than 2,200 temples, stupas and pagodas.
- Mandalay - The country's last royal capital and second largest city.
- Mount Popa - The shrine perched at the top of Mt. Popa is considered the home of spirit gods worshipped by Burmese Buddhists.
- Ancient Royal Cities - Inwa (Ava) was the capital of the Burma for more than 400 years, Amarapura has the world's longest teak bridge, Sagaing is famous for its tranquil atmosphere and Mingun has many historic sites to explore.
- Yangon (Rangoon) - The "Garden City of the East."
Guests will cruise the Ayeyarwady aboard the newly built all-suite AmaPura (2014), a 56-passenger vessel furnished with a combination of modern and traditional motifs. All 28 suites have a balcony (a French Balcony, a step-out Full Balcony or Twin Balconies), an en suite bathroom and many other amenities. The ship's public areas include a restaurant, main lounge and bar, gift shop, spa, refreshing pool and a Sun Deck.
An optional four-night post-cruise land extension is available on both itineraries, with three nights in Inle Lake and one night in Yangon. A three-day/two-night pre -or post-cruise extension in Bangkok is also available.
For more information, visit www.amawaterways.com