Myanmar River Cruises


Take a luxury cruise through mystical Myanmar

Join us on a luxury journey through Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, a vibrant tapestry of spectacular scenery and intriguing rituals. It's home to warm and friendly people who still adhere to age-old traditions and customs.

Launching in early 2016, Scenic Aura has been custom-built for the Irrawaddy River.

Featuring the ultimate in indulgence, she has the largest one-bedroom cabins on the river, each with their own Scenic Sun Lounge private balcony, a butler service and the very best in 5-star facilities.

Relax in the well-stocked library or indulge yourself with a visit to the wellness centre, Scenic Aura offers the ultimate in pampering whilst on board our Myanmar river cruises.

The wonders you will find

Our all-inclusive river cruising delights can also be found on Scenic Aura; unrivalled amenities including a pool, steam sauna, bar and open-air cinema; the very best in dining, a private butler service, a mini-bar restocked daily, WIFI internet and more.

As you journey down this majestic river you’ll have the opportunity to see life through the eyes of a local. Go where few from the west have been.

There has never been a better time to book a luxury Myanmar river cruise in 2020/2021.

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All-inclusive luxury

At Scenic, when we say all-inclusive, we don’t mean anything less.

All-inclusive luxury is part of our signature 5-star offering, and one of the key reasons why the Scenic experience is such a refreshing one. On your Irrawaddy River cruise you can look forward to:

  • Luxury suites with private balconies fitted with revolutionary Sun Lounges
  • A personal butler for every guest
  • All meals, and a choice of dining venues, from a-la-carte to casual dining
  • Unlimited complimentary beverages
  • A pool deck with swimming pool and bar
  • Open-air cinema
  • An almost 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio
  • Free use of on board guest laundry facilities
  • Luxury bathroom amenities, produced using local ingredients
  • Scenic Freechoice – the innovative program that enables you to select the sightseeing, activities and dining experiences that suit you, handpicked to allow for every taste and pace
  • Scenic Enrich – a range of unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experiences, expertly planned and exclusive to Scenic guests
  • On board entertainment, showcasing the distinctive cultures of the regions you pass through
  • In-suite room service
  • Wi-Fi internet with streaming to your Mac mini infotainment system via your in-suite TV, enabling you to stay connected in comfort
  • Fitness and wellness centre, massage, beauty salon, boutique and library^
  • Personal airport transfers regardless of what time you arrive or depart
  • All tips, gratuities and porterage

^ Treatments are at an additional cost

Destinations along the Irrawaddy and beyond

  • Yangon (Rangoon)
    As the economic centre and a former capital, Yangon combines British colonial architecture, wide boulevards and tranquil lakes with bustling street stalls. Its main attraction is the dazzling, gold leaf covered Shwedagon Pagoda.
  • Inle Lake
    Best navigated by long-tail boat, the tranquil waters of Inle Lake are charming and serene. Observe the local fishermen with their unique one-legged rowing technique, floating gardens, ethnic tribes, sunken pagodas and water-bound temples.
  • Bagan (Pagan)
    Bagan’s famous central, arid plain is scattered with over 2,000 surviving ancient temples and pagodas in various states of repair, reflecting the golden age of the powerful Bagan Dynasty between 1044 and 1287.
  • Mandalay & Amarapura
    Situated at the foot of Mandalay Hill, Mandalay is a Buddhist centre and home to over 700 pagodas. Amarapura is home to the famous U Bein Bridge, the world’s longest teakwood bridge at 1,208 metres.
  • Pyay (Prone)
    Pyay was once the Head Quarters of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company. Located close by is the World Heritage Listed Sri Ksetra, whose 1,500 year old stupas and temples are among the earliest Buddhist monuments in the world.
  • Inwa (Ava) & Sagaing
    For over 600 years Inwa was the Burmese capital, longer than any other city. As the spiritual capital of Myanmar, Sagaing has more than 554 monasteries and is located on the opposite bank to Inwa.
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Experience the heart of South East Asia

Scenic Enrich

Our Scenic Enrich program provides enriching experiences simply not accessible to most travellers. These handcrafted events are designed to showcase aspects of Myanmar that you’d never otherwise enjoy.

Engage in the tradition of ‘oil lamp lightning’ at the exquisite Shwedagon Pagoda – the country’s most famous temple. Prepare a vegetarian lunch with Buddhist nuns.

Help create the gold leaf that adorns a multitude of sacred structures throughout the country. Whatever exclusive Enrich experiences you get to enjoy, be assured – they’ll live on in your memory for many years to come.

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Scenic Freechoice

Our Myanmar river cruises offer an incredible array of sights and experiences and our exclusive Scenic Freechoice collection of included extra activities in key destinations allows you to personalise your tour to your liking, at no extra cost.

There are visits to World Heritage-listed sites, insights into local cultures, and revelatory journeys to hidden pockets of paradise that only the locals know about.

You’ll also enjoy a wide array of dining options through Scenic Freechoice Dining. These insightful culinary highlights give you the opportunity to pick where to dine during certain parts of your journey. And they’re all included in the price you pay up front.


Welcome aboard Scenic Aura

Scenic Aura features luxurious one-bedroom balcony suites throughout, with an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio.

Your time on board will be one of unparalleled intimacy and world-class indulgence. Best of all? Your own private view of the never ending scenery. Quite simply, our 5-star ships in South East Asia are living works of art.

With only 44 guests, you'll relish the high-level of service and luxury to be found on board. Every innovative feature and perfectly designed suite has been carefully considered to ensure we bring you the very best in style and luxury.

The ship features a resort-style pool and open-air cinema, the sort of facilities you would expect to find in a world-class hotel, while their quiet libraries, beauty salons and tranquil wellness centre offer a range of places to escape for a little privacy – or even an indulgent treatment.

For added convenience, you can enjoy free use of on board guest laundry facilities.

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Luxurious suites for your journey on the Irrawaddy

Never miss a minute of the exotic scenery along the waterways on one of our Myanmar river cruises.

Every suite on our 5-star ships offers a private balcony, and a river view for every guest. At the gentle press of a button, glass smoothly glides and your balcony seamlessly converts into our exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge, allowing you to enjoy the luxury of extra space as well as the unfolding landscape.

We know you’ve earned your holiday and we want you to pamper yourself, not just once but as a matter of course.

Downy pillows, Egyptian cotton sheets, plush bathrobes and complimentary shoeshine serve to enhance the ambiance of an opulent 5-star hotel.

  • Royal Panorama Suite - 70m2/861ft2
  • Grand Deluxe Suite - 40m2/430ft2
  • Deluxe Suite - 32m2/344ft2
  • Balcony Suite - 24m2/258ft2

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