Myanmar Revealed: Life Along the Irrawaddy River

This expedition has no scheduled departures at this time.

For additional exploration of Myanmar’s many charms, we are pleased to announce this new overland adventure led by Asia expert, Gary Wintz. Spend a full week cruising along the Irrawaddy River, with stops at small villages and local markets seldom visited by Westerners, as well as ancient Tagaung, believed to be the first capital of Myanmar. The medieval capital of Mrauk U possesses a rich collection of temples and pagodas second only to Bagan. Make stops in the bustling cities of Yangon and Mandalay to discover stunning architecture and important religious sites.

Myanmar Expedition Highlights:

  • Spend five full days cruising along the Irrawaddy River, soaking in the timeless landscapes and observing the rhythms of life along this vital lifeline.
  • Explore the archaeological wonders of Mrauk U, the medieval capital of Myanmar.
  • Visit traditional villages to observe a variety of cottage industries, from the production of glazed earthenware pots to exquisitely woven textiles.
  • Cruise up the scenic Lay Myo River to visit the Chin tribe and meet women with traditional face tattoos that are unique to this ethnic minority group.

Expedition Activities

Archaeology, Culture, Hiking & Trekking, New Itinerary for 2013/2014

Multimedia

  • Mrauk U

  • Bagan

  • Yangon

  • Chin woman

  • Mrauk U

  • Temple offering, Mrauk U

  • Bagan

  • Irrawaddy River

  • Irrawaddy River

  • Bagan

  • Mandalay