Whether you chose a cruise from Bagan to Mandalay or from Mandalay to Bhamo (or vice versa), a cruise on either of the Amara River Cruise ships is bound to be an unforgettable experience during your visit to Myanmar. Spacious cabins with en-suite bathrooms and air-conditioning, as well as the legendary friendly service of the crew and fascinating land excursions offer unforgettable experiences.
Built in traditional style of local teak wood, both Amara I and II feature European first class safety and comfort standards combined with Asian hospitality.
The Amara I has 7 cabins for a maximum of 14 passengers; the Amara II has 5 spacious cabins for a maximum of 10 passengers. Each cabin features en-suite shower bathrooms with hot/cold water, air conditioning and a sitting area.
European safety standards are the norm on the Amara I and II with smoke detectors, emergency lighting, fire extinguishers, life jackets and a dinghy. High power/low noise generators provide electricity.
River AYEYARWADDY (IRRAWADDY)
The 1350-miles long Ayeyarwaddy River is still the main link from north to south of the country. It originates in the extreme north, where the snowy Himalayas give way to extensive plains. As with all great rivers of the world, it starts gently, then gathers power as many smaller rivers feed into it. By the time it fl ows past the centuries-old city of Mandalay, the waters have carved a wide swath in the countryside.
The coastal landscape along the Ayeyarwaddy offers a constantly changing panorama. White and gold-tipped pagodas are found next to practically every settlement. Every river-mile brings new impressions, new images, new encounters and completes the mosaic of a fascinating country for the traveler.
Our Chef will make delicious European and Asian dishes with fresh ingredients, many sourced directly from the villages along the river. A selection of fine wines is also available on board.
Our Team on Board
The service of the crews on Amara I and II is legendary. Let them pamper and take care of you, too!
Daily excursions to temples, pagodas or villages along the shores of the Ayeyarwaddy allow insights into the culture and life of the people who depend upon the river.
Visit villages that specialize in making the ubiquitous water pots, baskets or are simply centuries old trading centers. Daily guided land excursions allow the visitor to gain insight into the still simple village life of the inhabitants so dependent on the almighty Ayeyarwaddy.
Enjoy the landscape with its varied vegetation and forests coming right down to the river shore. With any luck, you may be able to see some of the only 58 (!) surviving river dolphins on your cruise to/from Bhamo.
Wedding & Honeymoon
Enjoy your honeymoon in our spacious honeymoon suite, while you cruise the Ayeyarwaddy river. Visit riverside villages and markets, p agodas and temples along the way and end the day by sipping an exotic cocktail on the main deck while watching the sunset!
Seminars, Retreats & Incentives
The Amara I and II are ideal for small groups wanting to offer its participants a unique location and special atmosphere for a retreat or incentive. With just 7 or 5 cabins, respectively, the ships can be chartered by your company for cruises lasting 3 or 6 nights. Meetings can be held on the top deck and excursions can be adapted to your interests.