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Amara Cruise

Cruise company: Amara group

Cruise type: Midrange, Sharing, 10 cabins

Destinations: Myanmar - Myanmar

The Amara River Cruise is a traditional Myanmar riverboat travelling along the Ayeyarwaddy River. It is made of teak wood and was completely refurbished by local craftsmen in 2003. It is 30 meters / 100 feet long and with a shallow draft of 1 meter / 3 feet and two Japan made 180hp Hino engines it can go as far north as Bhamo. The Amara River Cruise has a total of seven cabins, each with their own bathroom with hot and cold shower. Communal areas, bar and canopied sun deck. Electricity is provided by a generator and battery 24 hours a day. Safety is provided by smoke detectors in all cabins, emergency lighting, fire extinguishers, life jackets and a dinghy. Amenities include on-board laundry, fully equipped kitchen and refrigerators. All bed linen and towels as well as dining service and bar equipment are provided. You will be taken care of by our friendly and hospitable staff and be able to relax and enjoy the personal atmosphere on board.

Amara River Cruise offers river boat trips. The teak boats Amara River Cruise I and II are built according to traditional style and designed to be a particularly comfortable mode of passenger transport. Departing from Mandalay, the route of the Amara River Cruise is along the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River, both southbound down the river from Mandalay to Bagan and north-eastbound from Mandalay to Bhamo. Even today, the Bhamo region is a largely undiscovered area of Myanmar.



The traditional Burmese cabins provide luxurious western comforts: each cabin is fitted out with a toilet, shower and marble wash basin. The teak panel cabin walls exude a feeling of calm and security. The bar on the top deck, where the dining area, covered by a sunroof, is located, is ideal for relaxing evenings. Indulge in the Asian and European haute cuisine prepared by our on-board chef. The friendly staff will deliver quality on-board service. Conclude your eventful day unwinding in a deckchair in the evening sunshine.

Standard Cabin

Deluxe Cabin

Cabin size: 10.0 m2
Bed size: King size bed or Twin size bed

6 standard double (4.2 x 2.3 meter) with own shower (hot/cold)

Cabin size: 18.4 m2
Bed size: King size bed

1 deluxe cabin front double (4.4 x 4.2 meter) with own shower (hot/cold), WC


Cabin Amenities (all cabin types)

  • Beauty mirror
  • Complimentary Drinking Water
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Hair-dryer
  • Hot water
  • In-house Telephone
  • Individual controller air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Safety box
  • Safety Equipment and Life Vests
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Toilet
  • Wardrobe


Services & Facilities


  • 24-hour Security
  • Conference & meeting facilities
  • Doctor on call
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Reception
  • Rowing boat
  • Safety box at reception
  • Tender for sightseeing


  • Baby cot
  • Bar
  • Beauty Services and Massage
  • Cabin Service (Snack Meals)
  • Fresh flower
  • IDD at the reception
  • Laundry service
  • Restaurant


Dining Room & Bar

Freshly prepared local and European dishes and many kinds of tropical fruit cocktails are prepared by well-trained cook and served by Amara friendly staff at regular mealtimes and upon special order. All bed linen and towels as well as on-board laundry are included in Amara services.


Onboard Activities

  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Movie nights
  • Spa & Massage
  • Wooden games
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Cancellation by Customer:

  • 60 – 30 days ahead trip departure 25% of amount
  • 29 – 15 days ahead trip departure 75% of amount
  • 14 – 0 days ahead trip departure 100% of amount
  • Important is receiving date of cancellation form.


Children Price & Extra Bed:

  • Child costs are based on sharing a room with adults and using existing bedding. Cost for additional bedding is available on request.


Shuttle Bus:



  • at 12:00



  • at 15:00



  • English/French speaking guide on board


Amara Cruise

Building materials


Operated since

Built - between 2002 - 2003


30 Meter/100 feet


7 Meter/23 feet




0.85 Meter/2.5 feet

Dining Room


Bar/ Sundeck


Massage cabin



Teak Wood


2 x 180 hp Hino engines/diesel (Japan made)


1 x 20 KW diesel generator/emergency lighting by battery


total of 7:6 standard double (4.2 x 2.3 meter) with own shower (hot/cold), WC 1 deluxe cabin front double (4.4 x 4.2 meter) with own shower (hot/cold), WC


Treatment Unit


smoke detectors in all cabins, emergency lighting, fire extinguisher, pumps and houses, life jackets, ships boat


Laundry, Kitchen, Refrigerators


Team of 8


50% of all profit will be donated for schools and hospitals within Myanmar

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