Avalon Waterways’  range of luxury river cruises on the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar are available with up to £1200 off per person for departures in 2016 making it an affordable adventure for those wanting to experience the region’s famed pagodas, majestic temples as well as the most scenic part of the river, north of Mandalay.

Avalon Waterways 15 day Golden Myanmar & the Irrawaddy’ cruise and city stay includes 10 nights aboard the suite ship Avalon Myanmar on the Irrawaddy River combined with three nights at the five star Sule Shangri-La in Yangon.

Built by local craftsmen with a colonial style, the Avalon Myanmar offers an intimate river cruise experience with spacious suites measuring 245 square feet and featuring floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall panoramic windows to provide the best views of the river. Suites feature full size bathrooms, L’Occitaine bathroom products and Comfort Collection beds.  A la carte dining includes both authentic Myanmar dishes designed by Avalon’s executive chefs as well as more international style dining served with paired wines.

The cruise is available on a north or southbound itinerary with the option of pre/post cruise hotel stays in Yangon, Bangkok or the scenic lake area of Inle.  Prices are from £3615 per person if booked before 31 August 2016 to include a privately chauffeured home pick up service (within 100 miles of the UK departure airport, international and domestic flights, 10 nights deluxe full board cruise accommodation with wine served with dinner, three nights bed and breakfast hotel accommodation, guided excursions, all transfers as well as on board gratuities.

Cruise highlights include the capital city of Yangon, the ancient city of Bagan, the U Bein Bridge at Amarapura, the spectacular sights of Mandalay, Bhamo, the religious site of Sagaing as well as the Island of Kyun Daw.   To make a reservation visit

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