Day Cruise Trip ( Bagan to Mandalay)

What a wonderful cruise trip what I went to Mandalay from Bagan. Unforgettable Movements and wanna share some information about my trip plan.

I took the ferry on 29 DEC from Bagan to Mandalay and this is one of the major highlights of my trip. Here’s why:

1. After a hectic day of temple hopping and a restless overnight bus ride before that, I appreciate a ‘rest & relax’ day. It is true that there were no breathtaking views but I did enjoy the beautiful sunset and sunrise en route, as well as scenic views of Pakokku Bridge and Sagaing region.

2. Bagan to Mandalay leg is a less popular route as the ferry will sail upstream, requiring more effort and longer duration. There will not be any stop en route unlike the other direction. This also means that the ferry is hardly filled. In fact, my ride was only 20% filled and I have plenty of room to move around.

3. If you have a weak bladder like me, it is better to travel on a ferry with clean toilets than take a bus and wait for a toilet stop.

4. The 2 meals provided were delicious.

5. The bus ride can be very cold. The upper deck is just as cold as the bus I took but the lower deck cabin is warm and seats are cosy.

6. As an added bonus, the crew did an informative and humorous sharing session on applying Thanaka and how to wear a longyi. The only negative thing I have to say, which is no fault of the operator is the jetty is a makeshift one. Thankfully, I only carry a backpack. I think it will be challenging for those with big luggages. Tips: It is really chilly in the morning. Please bring along a weatherproof jacket if you want to enjoy the views on upper deck.

This is my Cruise for your information.

Embark on a boat journey from Bagan to Mandalay on this one-way cruise. Head up the river and admire the beautiful scenery of Myanmar. Enjoy a healthy breakfast with tea and coffee as well as a delicious lunch on board the vessel as part of your package.

Your arrival time in Mandalay coincides with the sunset which you can watch on board before making your own way to your accommodation.

  • Take a one-way cruise from Bagan to Mandalay 
  • Enjoy a delicious breakfast and lunch onboard 
  • Admire the passing scenery of Myanmar 
  • Learn about local culture from the boat crew

What's Included 

Yes - One-way river cruise 
Yes -Breakfast, lunch (Myanmar cuisine), coffee and tea (optional) 
Yes -Professional crew team 
Yes -Local guide 
No -Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) 
No -Food and drinks, unless specified 
No -Hotel pickup and drop-off 
No -Baggage Portarage fees not included at Bagan and Mandalay Jetty

Departure & Return

Departure Point
Bagan Nyaung-Oo Jetty
Departure Time
5:30 AM
Return Details
Arrival to 2 Canons Jetty in Mandalay
Myo Patt Rd, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)

What To Expect

Pass By:  Alliance Myanmar River Cruise
Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info 

Confirmation will be received at time of booking 

Not wheelchair accessible 

Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship 

Nationality is required at time of booking for all participants 

Please meet at the port 30 minutes before the departure time 

Children must be accompanied by an adult Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required 

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers