Golden Land Voyage

Golden Land Voyage

From USD $1,290


Taking its name from the glorious sunsets that turn Myanmar’s evening skies golden, this cruise calls in at small riverside villages, the bustling trading town of Pakkoku and the rapidly modernizing city of Mandalay. From beautifully carved teak monasteries and traditional pottery-making to newly constructed high-rise buildings; see ancient Burma and ‘Brave New Myanmar’ side by side in a country undergoing a transformation.

Please note: 4 day and 3 day long itineraries are available, please contact us for more details.

Trip Name
Golden Land Voyage
Vessel Type: River Boat/Small Ship Passenger Capacity: 46 Length: 65 m Built: 2015 With the largest cabin space on the Ayeyarwady river,  Anawrahta offers the finest on-board experience in Myanmar. This impressive vessel is named after the founder of the Burmese nation, the modern day Myanmar. During his reign, from 1044-1077, he introduced and spread the religion of Theravada Buddhism throughout the land. King Anawrahta was born in 1014. His mother was Myaunk Pyinthe and his father, King Kuhshaw Kyaunghpyu was once the ruler of Pagan. His father was overthrown by his stepbrothers, Kyiso and Sokkate. Anawrahta upon coming of age and learning the betrayal of his father, challenged Sokkate to a duel and won, bringing back the crown to their family. King Anawrahta made Pagan the capital of Burma and described it as the “City of a thousand temples” because of the numerous structures, temples and pagodas built there. He also unified the country and introduced Theravada Buddhism, the oldest and most traditional form of the practice that focuses on the “Teachings of the Elders.” Blending the purity and serenity of King Anawrahta’s Buddhist beliefs with the opulence of the British Empire, Anawrahta is the perfect vessel on which to explore Myanmar’s mighty Ayeyarwady River. Built to resemble a British colonial paddle steamer, the elegant 65-meter/ 214 feet long Anawrahta features three spacious decks and 23 luxurious cabins. With its gleaming white rails, polished lacquer, intricately carved woodwork and shining brass, Anawrahta takes guests back in time to an era of bygone elegance. KIPLING'S BAR Set on the Terrace Deck, the Kipling’s Bar is the perfect place to watch the world slip by as you enjoy your favorite wine or cocktail. With its high ceilings, large windows and colonial-style rattan chairs, the Kipling’s Bar invites guests to relax and contemplate the passing river life. With colors inspired by local spices, the Kipling’s Bar is a spacious 157-square meters/ 1,690-square feet. MANDALAY LOUNGE With polished wood floors, comfortable rattan chairs and traditional Burmese decorations, the 162-square meter/ 1,744-square feet Mandalay Lounge has the relaxed feel of a colonial club, at once exclusive and welcoming. Lean back against the burnt-orange cushions and enjoy a good book, or join friends for a nightcap in the lounge’s elegant and exotic ambiance. This elegant venue is located on the Upper Deck. HINTHA HALL RESTAURANT Inspired by the lavish decorations of old Bagan and Mandalay, Anawrahta’s Hintha Hall Restaurant evokes the elegant dining halls of yesteryear. White tablecloths and gleaming glassware are surrounded by polished wood, intricately-carved floor and ceiling panels and – last but not least – stunning views, framed by large picture windows. With seating for 48, the 141-square meter/ 1,518-square feet Hintha Hall lies on the Terrace Deck. THAZIN SPA Anawrahta is especially proud of its spa, which offers expert service, locally-inspired treatments and beautiful surroundings. Inspired by Mandalay’s White Hsinbyume Pagoda, the Thazin Spa features three massage beds, manipedi stations and a steambath. Superbly trained staff and inspiring views make this the ultimate place to unwind. CULINARY Local flavors. Fresh, diverse and delicious As well as offering international favourites, Anawrahta’s chefs take great pride in introducing their guests to the authentic flavours of Burma. Influenced by the cuisines of China, Thailand and India, Burmese food is as diverse as it is delectable. Thanks to its long coastline, seafood plays a prominent role, as do fresh herbs, aromatic spices and both highland and lowland vegetables. A typical Burmese meal involves steamed rice, a fish or meat curry and a light soup. Salads, known as a thoke, are plentiful, as are imaginative condiments. Last but not least, the nation’s Buddhist culture has given rise to mouth-watering vegetarian options.


Around noon you disembark the luxurious Anawrahta, berthed at the quay of Bagan. After a warm welcome by our staff offering some refreshments you move into your “home” for the next days.Enjoy a leisurely lunch as the ship sails towards Pakkoku. Pakkoku is an old trading town on the western riverbank of the Ayeyarwady. Right before the arrival you see the longest bridge of Myanmar (Pakokku Bridge).On shore the tour takes us to some of the small industries in this area, such as a cheroot-rolling factory and a producer of ‘Burmese slippers’ (“flip-flops”). Local handicraft vendors try to make their living with it. A visit of the thriving market gives us an insight of the local goods and trading. Pakokku is also well-known for the production of Tobacco. If you like to buy some Burmese cigars, this is the place.We continue touring to the Shwegu Temple. This temple features incredible, intricate carvings made from rare Yamanei wood. It also houses a unique Buddha image seated on a lotus throne. Back on board Anawrahta continues her journey northwards on the Ayeyervady.As the evening approaches and the Burmese sun immerse everything in a golden light a special event will take place at the Kipling’s Bar. Dress up in style as we send “A toast to the past” during a British club gathering where gents may whiff cigars and ladies sip on tasty gins with tonic. Share some tales of the old (British-Burmese) days. Isn’t sometimes the time to lose time.Adjacent dinner is served at the Hintha Hall. If you feel like it you can join our open air cinema under the stars on the sun deck showing classic movies (depends on weather conditions).
For early morning risers there is a special opportunity to participate at a yoga session on the sun deck. Strengthen your muscles and ease your mind by merging with the Ayeyarwady and its therapeutical slow flow upstream. The next stop is Yanderbo. While having breakfast the ship passes the confluence of the Ayeyarwady and it’s greatest tributary, Chindwin River.We arrive at the quiet, small riverside village of Yanderbo. An unique and fascinating gem of a village where in 1826 the King of Ava signed the Treaty of Yanderbo, signaling the end of the First Anglo-Burmese war. Nowadays the villagers produce a type of water pot which is reputed to keep water cooler than pots from anywhere else in the country. Anawrahta’s broad-knowledge guides will offer you the explanation to that.On foot we explore the village. You quickly notice that the villagers here are extremely friendly, charming and open for chit-chats. You will definitely take back home some enchanting memories. Their techniques and skills to produce a variety of pots and utensils are perplexing. Try yourself to work on one of these pots.Back on board a delicate lunch buffet awaits you. The ship continues its journey northwards. Gaze on the river banks of this eternal stream from your bench on the sun deck or alternatively, a spa treatment would have the same recreation effects.In the afternoon we learn more about some of the long lasting tradtions (Longyi and Thanaka demonstration). A fascinating presentation about the history and culture of Myanmar follows afterwards.Before dinner you may like to enjoy one of our various treatments in the Thanzin Spa. Dinner is served at the Hintha Hall.If you feel like it you can take a seat at our open air cinema under the stars on the sun deck showing a classic movie (depends on weather conditions).
In the morning our yoga class helps to get in the right form for a day.Enjoy a leisurely breakfast as the ship sails some more miles northwards before we arrive in Ava.In Ava we disembark for a wonderful discovery of some very highlights of this former royal capital. By horse-drawn carriage we explore this area, sprinkled with many kinds of distingueshed ancient monasteries and fanes: Bagaya Kyaung a jaw-dropping teak monastery built in 1834, which nowadays continues to be a monastic school; Maha Aung Mye Bonzan Monastery or the Nanmyint watch tower come both in a different art and creation. It is the peace of Ava which you will then hopefully absorb during a laid-back apéritif at a secret place in the middle of this sacred spot on earthBack on board a feast of a lunch buffet is served and Anawrahta continues the cruise northwards, eventually arriving at the utmost highlight of this journey - Mandalay. Take some time to observe the beautiful Sagaing Hills with loads of scattered pagodas while the ship is passing by. We will dock at Mandalay at the early afternoon (approx. 2PM).At this time we bid farewell to our guests of the 3-day/2-night cruise.In the afternoon a magnificent tour shows us some of the most interesting sights of Mandalay. Observe the incredible process of the gold-leaf beating, visit a silk-weaving manufactorer and finally have a stroll through the amiable streets hosting many marble-carving workshops. The ultimate highlight of this day is a sunset cruise in a small rowing boat around the famous 200 year old “U-Bein Bridge”- a true “Kodak” moment.We wistfully return to the boat. After some refreshing time and before dinner you are invited to watch a traditional dance and music performance by students and teachers of the Mandalay Art School.After dinner our nightly open air cinema is offering another classic movie on the sun deck (depends on weather conditions).
Wake up in the early morning and follow the going-ons on the Ayeyarwady before breakfast is served.After breakfast we say good-bye to our guests of the 4-day/3-night cruise.Today we take our guests on an amazing discovery of the most impressive pagodas of Mandalay during a morning tour. First we visit the Kuthodaw Pagoda, which is known as the “the world’s largest book”. This pagoda comprises of a gilded pagoda, hundreds of shrines housing inscribed marble slabs and several pavilions. We continue to the Mahamuni Pagoda, which is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Burma and houses the most highly revered Buddha image in the country. Last but not least the atmospheric Shwenandaw Monastery, which is maybe the finest examples of traditional 19th century wooden monastery buildings. It used to be part of King Mindon’s Mandalay Royal Palace. From this elevated point we can entirely overlook the city of Mandalay.We return to the ship and have lunch while Anawrahta sets sail to the site of Mingun. Mingun showcases the monumental, unfinished stupa of King Bodawpaya. It has never been completed, due to an astrologer claiming that states: once the temple would be completed, the king will die. Via a relaxed walking tour we reach the closeby world’s biggest un-cracked bell, weighing 90 tons.Upon return to the ship our cruise manager invites to a high tea at dusk with cocktails, sweats and treats. Anawrahta sail gently back to Mandalay. Dinner is served is the restaurant and afterwards the crew offers some farewell entertainment in the lounge before you retire for your last night onboard
After breakfast your stay on your floating, luxury home regrettably ends. Heritage Line and the Anawrahta crew wish you a wonderful onward journey in the Golden Land - Myanmar.
Day 6 - Please Note:
Mentioned times are approximate. Although it is our intention to operate the proposed itinerary as outlined above, we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes of the program that might be necessary as a result of weather conditions, alterations to cruise schedules or other operational factors. Detailed embarkation and disembarkation information is available on our website in the download section.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
23-07-201927-07-2019USD $1,290Deluxe
23-07-201927-07-2019USD $1,484Deluxe Executive
23-07-201927-07-2019USD $1,935Junior Suite
23-07-201927-07-2019USD $2,309Executive Suite
23-07-201927-07-2019USD $2,928Royal Suite
31-07-201904-08-2019USD $1,290Deluxe
31-07-201904-08-2019USD $1,484Deluxe Executive
31-07-201904-08-2019USD $1,935Junior Suite
31-07-201904-08-2019USD $2,309Executive Suite
31-07-201904-08-2019USD $2,928Royal Suite
08-08-201912-08-2019USD $1,290Deluxe
08-08-201912-08-2019USD $1,484Deluxe Executive
08-08-201912-08-2019USD $1,935Junior Suite
08-08-201912-08-2019USD $2,309Executive Suite
08-08-201912-08-2019USD $2,928Royal Suite
16-08-201920-08-2019USD $1,290Deluxe
16-08-201920-08-2019USD $1,484Deluxe Executive
16-08-201920-08-2019USD $1,935Junior Suite
16-08-201920-08-2019USD $2,309Executive Suite
16-08-201920-08-2019USD $2,928Royal Suite
31-08-201904-09-2019USD $1,290Deluxe
31-08-201904-09-2019USD $1,484Deluxe Executive
31-08-201904-09-2019USD $1,935Junior Suite
31-08-201904-09-2019USD $2,309Executive Suite
31-08-201904-09-2019USD $2,928Royal Suite
14-09-201918-09-2019USD $1,290Deluxe
14-09-201918-09-2019USD $1,484Deluxe Executive
14-09-201918-09-2019USD $1,935Junior Suite
14-09-201918-09-2019USD $2,309Executive Suite
14-09-201918-09-2019USD $2,928Royal Suite
27-10-201931-10-2019USD $2,390Deluxe
27-10-201931-10-2019USD $2,749Deluxe Executive
27-10-201931-10-2019USD $3,585Junior Suite
27-10-201931-10-2019USD $4,230Executive Suite
27-10-201931-10-2019USD $5,186Royal Suite
04-11-201908-11-2019USD $2,390Deluxe
04-11-201908-11-2019USD $2,749Deluxe Executive
04-11-201908-11-2019USD $3,585Junior Suite
04-11-201908-11-2019USD $4,230Executive Suite
04-11-201908-11-2019USD $5,186Royal Suite
12-11-201916-11-2019USD $2,390Deluxe
12-11-201916-11-2019USD $2,749Deluxe Executive
12-11-201916-11-2019USD $3,585Junior Suite
12-11-201916-11-2019USD $4,230Executive Suite
12-11-201916-11-2019USD $5,186Royal Suite
28-11-201902-12-2019USD $2,390Deluxe
28-11-201902-12-2019USD $2,749Deluxe Executive
28-11-201902-12-2019USD $3,585Junior Suite
28-11-201902-12-2019USD $4,230Executive Suite
28-11-201902-12-2019USD $5,186Royal Suite
06-12-201910-12-2019USD $2,390Deluxe
06-12-201910-12-2019USD $2,749Deluxe Executive
06-12-201910-12-2019USD $3,585Junior Suite
06-12-201910-12-2019USD $4,230Executive Suite
06-12-201910-12-2019USD $5,186Royal Suite
14-12-201918-12-2019USD $2,390Deluxe
14-12-201918-12-2019USD $2,749Deluxe Executive
14-12-201918-12-2019USD $3,585Junior Suite
14-12-201918-12-2019USD $4,230Executive Suite
14-12-201918-12-2019USD $5,186Royal Suite
22-12-201926-12-2019USD $2,390Deluxe
22-12-201926-12-2019USD $2,749Deluxe Executive
22-12-201926-12-2019USD $3,585Junior Suite
22-12-201926-12-2019USD $4,230Executive Suite
22-12-201926-12-2019USD $5,186Royal Suite


    • Discover the Ayeyarwady. Rising among Himalayan glaciers and flowing freely for almost 2,200 km across the whole country into the Indian Ocean, this river is a witness of contemporary history.
    • Visit the Shwegu Temple. This temple features incredible, intricate carvings made from rare Yamanei wood. It also houses a unique Buddha image seated on a lotus throne.
    • Discover Bagaya Kyaung a jaw-dropping teak monastery built in 1834, which nowadays continues to be a monastic school.