Myanmar has only recently opened its borders to the world, and so now is the best time for your clients to immerse themselves in this exotic land of Buddhism, thanaka and smiling people.

But choosing who to discover this country with is just as important as deciding to go. Cruising along the Irrawaddy River with Avalon Waterways is the best way to uncover the magic of the Golden Land, as the luxurious cruise line is able to offer guests experiences that are simply not possible with other operators.

For example, the innovative design of the Avalon Myanmar means that it can cruise the Upper Irrawaddy throughout the whole season, which is something that other cruise lines simply cannot do…

But that’s only the start of it. Whether your clients are thinking of embarking on the 14-day Golden Myanmar & The Alluring Irrawaddy itinerary or the 16-day Spirit Of Myanmar & The Untouched Upper Irrawaddy cruise, here are four reasons why they should definitely experience Myanmar with Avalon Waterways.


1. The relaxed luxury


Sailing through a developing part of the world doesn’t mean you have to be uncomfortable. The Avalon Myanmar has been designed and fitted with quality materials (such as brass and teak), and all suites contain a deluxe Comfort Collection Bed wrapped in premium mattress covers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, European-style duvets, and soft and firm pillows. Each room also contains its very own large private-bathroom featuring a full shower and premium L’Occitane bath products.

These are the kind of luxuries that are fit for celebrities, and in fact, TV personalities Stevie and Rosie Jacobs recently journeyed up the Irrawaddy with Avalon and absolutely loved it – as you can see in the picture above!


2. The intimate environment


The Avalon Myanmar can carry a maximum of just 36 guests, which creates a rather intimate environment onboard for your clients. Guests will be able to get to know all their fellow passengers inside the large Panorama Lounge and open-air lounge, as well as engage with locals once they’ve docked (for example in Bagan, which is home to one of the world’s greatest archaeological sites; and at the U Bein Bridge near Mandalay), learning about their culture and way of life.


The 24-strong English-speaking crew also means that there will always be someone free to help your clients or answer any of their questions whilst sailing onboard the ship.


3. The uninterrupted views


All of the 18 spacious Panorama Suites (245 square feet) onboard the Avalon Myanmar open to the outside and feature floor-to-ceiling sliding-glass doors, which means that guests will always have an uninterrupted view of the gorgeous scenery passing by.


4. The freedom and flexibility


Cruising with Avalon Waterways gives your clients the freedom and flexibility to choose how they’ll spend their time onboard and on the ground. Of course, guests will also be taken to some of Myanmar’s most famous attractions, such as the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, as well as given authentic experiences with the locals, such as interacting with Monks in Kya Hnyat, pottery making in Kyauk Myaung and visiting the Katha Markets.


The freedom to choose also extends to the onboard dining, where guests can choose menus based on regional or Western recipes made with only the freshest local ingredients. All cruises with Avalon Waterways feature complimentary wine with dinner, complimentary coffee, tea, soft drinks, beer/local spirits on board throughout the day, and much more too – just a handful of other reasons why your clients will be very happy with Avalon Waterways!

So what are you waiting for? Visit or call 1300 230 234 for more information or book your clients on their dream trip today. Make sure you also tell them about the Earlybird offers available too, where they can save up to $2600 per couple.

Are you excited about sending your clients to Myanmar with Avalon Waterways?

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