River cruise lines target Burma boom

More travellers are adding Burma to their bucket list than ever before, as the Southeast Asia destination becomes a hot spot for tourists.

Backpackers, experiential seekers and now cruisers are heading to Burma to try the local food and experience the local culture.

Looking to meet the growing trend, river cruise lines, AmaWaterways and APT, are adding new product in the region.

APT this month to announce the launch of a new ship and river cruise program on Myanmar’s Irrawaddy River.

The line will offer two exclusive APT-only sailings in February and April 2015 aboard AmaPura.

Pricing and itinerary details will be available from January next year. However, the line has revealed the cruises will visit Bagan, Mandalay, Mount Popa, Ancient Royal Cities and Yangon.

Additionally the line will also offer two joint sailings with partner, AmaWaterways in November 2014; the 10-night Golden Treasures of Myanmar; and 14-night Hidden Wonders of Myanmar.

The line’s executive vice president, Kristin Karst said the cruises will allow guests to immerse themselves in a destination that has “long been shut off from the rest of the world”.

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