Boat – Getting Around Myanmar
With 5000 miles of navigable rivers private ferries and boats are an important mode of transport in Myanmar. Ayeyarwaddy is the most important river in this region. Most ferry services are government run by the Inland Water transport.
Luxury boats are available plying the higher and lower reaches of the Ayeyarwaddy River. These higher priced boats are either privately run or a joint venture. These luxury cruises can be booked through travel agents in Yangon.
The popular ferry boat routes are Mandalay to Bagan, Myitkyina to Mandalay via Bhamo and Katha. Between Yangon and Mandalay there are no direct services and you would require changing the boat at Pyay.
Pandaw Cruises offers an assortment of high-end cruises. For a two night cruise between Bagan and Mandalay, may approximately cost US $ 584 per cabin. Their contact details are:
Yangon office: 01-727 029, Dusit Inya Lake Hotel
Mandalay office: 02-244 256, 14 Strand Rd, 35/37