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Mandalay to Bagan by boat

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Mandalay to Bagan by boat

I am planning a boat trip from Mandalay to Bagan on Aug 20. I found out that the Viator and other tours normally run Oct. What are my options?

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Singapore, Singapore
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1. Re: Mandalay to Bagan by boat

actually many company running the river cruise between Mandalay to Bagan. So far Pandaw river cruise is well known.

Den Haag
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2. Re: Mandalay to Bagan by boat

August is monsoon season and very few tourists, so these ferries - especially the tourist ones - do not run in the rainy season from June to October. Seat61 has the companies that do the trip. Viator is the most expensive one, book direct at the ferry comp., at your hotel. Or take a 5 hour bus. All very easy once in myanmar and hotels are happy to do a lot of booking for you, like flights, busses and ferries.

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4. Re: Mandalay to Bagan by boat

Due to lack of passengers, the boat companies do not run daily. Only with fixed departure date.

MGRG Express leaves on Aug 23. But Nmaihka leaves on Aug 19.

No boat run on Aug 20 so far.

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My friend and I are planning a 3 weeks trip in Burma from the 10th of August to the 3rd of September. Obviously we want to travel to Bagan, from Mandalay and we would like to go there by boat on the 15th of August, do you know if there is a cruise running this day ?

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6. Re: Mandalay to Bagan by boat

Perhaps try their website



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7. Re: Mandalay to Bagan by boat

You can easy check when you're in Mandalay, if not available take a bus.

There is not too much to see on the river and today it's expensive (43$). I did t twice years ago but would not do again.

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