The Irrawaddy River is the biggest river in Burma and is one of its most famous. The best way to see the multitude of sights along the river is to take a cruise.

From here you’ll enjoy breath-taking scenery, enchanting sunsets, colourful markets, shore-side temples, and witness the authentic day to day local life. As the boats pull in to the local towns, street venders will welcome you and give you an opportunity to buy their local wares including food, fruits, and drinks.

A cruise along the Irrawaddy should not be missed and will be a memorable experience in this mystical country.

Irrawaddy River at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Irrawaddy River:

AEST -3.5
time difference
11 Hours
flight time
53 Million
famous landmark
local food
best time to visit

Popular Holidays to Irrawaddy River

Irrawaddy River offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?

Myanmar & the Irrawaddy Tour

14 days from $5,790pp
  • 2 night Irrawaddy Cruise
  • Rangoon Mandalay
  • Bagan
Myanmar Explorer Tour

11 days from $4,590pp
  • Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Mandalay Hill
  • Temples of Bagan
  • U Bein Bridge
  • Inle Lake
The Golden Land Downstream Tour

11 days - please call for prices
  • Colonial Mandalay
  • Temples of Bagan
  • Akauk Taung cliffs
  • Irrawaddy Delta

What the experts say

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