Traveling by boat on Burma tours is fun. On the road, you can choose a bus, bicycle or even you can walk on your own. However, if you’re transferred on the surface of the water, the boat is one of the most popular modes of transportation. It is both convenient and interesting.
For those tourists in Inle Lake tours, a motorboat is a great choice to spend your whole day to travel around the lake and explore the water world and the surrounding landscape. The long boat can accommodate 10 people more or less to transfer them from one floating village to another.
Traveling by boat enables you to get close access to major destinations of the region and take in the sights, sounds, and tastes of the local people’s lives on the river. Moreover, you also have a chance to get a first-hand experience of stupa-lined river banks, coupled with an opportunity to admire stunning sunsets.
Boat trips are often divided into two types, including slow and fast boats. Slow boats are a most economical way to travel in water and those boats offer overnight sleep for longer trips; whereas, fast boats are much expensive than slow ones; however, you can travel quickly and comfortably.
Tickets and Schedule
Like buses and boats, boats often depart in the early morning. In order to have the latest information about trip departure and arrival time, update the website frequently to make sure you know the time and ticket price clearly.
Popular boat journey
Mandalay to Bagan: It is really convenient that there is a connection between these two major tourist spots thanks to the existing boat system. Therefore, the boat journey connecting two places has become one of the most popular ones for tourists taking day trips from Mandalay to Bagan. Take this boat trip and you’ll be transferred through amazing stops along the river road, including tranquil riverside villages, thereby gaining a closer observation of local people’s daily lives. It’s your choice involving slow or fast boat that it may take you from ten hours to two days. You’re advised not to take boats in the dry season which is from December to May because during those months boats may get stuck.
Myitkyina to Bhamo, Katha and Mandalay: It is like no other than a boat trip departing from Myanmar’s far north is a true experience. However, the boat journey from Myitkyina, Bhamo or Katha southwards down the Irrawaddy will reward yourself with as many interesting moments as possible.