Please register for a Sampan Travel account which will allow you to manage and favourite destinations, journeys, cruises, and accommodation.

To create your own itinerary on this site you first need to log into or register your own Sampan Travel account.

This will take only a couple of minutes and will allow you to Build Your Journey, work on it in collaboration with our travel consultants, and save and manage your favourite destinations and hotels for future reference.


Profile Informations

Login Details


First name is required!
Last name is required!
First name is not valid!
Last name is not valid!
This is not an email address!
Email address is required!
This email is already registered!
Password is required!
Enter a valid password!
Please enter 6 or more characters!
Please enter 16 or less characters!
Passwords are not same!
Terms and Conditions are required!
Email or Password is wrong!
Account confirmation is required. Please check your email for the confirmation link.
This account is not confirmed. Please check your email for the confirmation link.

Gorges of the Far North

Mandalay to Bhamo


This 12 day cruise to Bhamo begins in the Royal City of Mandalay. Day 1 will feature a trip to the world’s largest operational bell in Mingun on the the banks of the Ayeyarwaddy River opposite Mandalay, followed by a welcoming cocktail party on deck.

Mandalay is known as the City of Artisans therefore before leaving its environs the shipwill take you to witness traditional clay pot making in the nearby village of Nwe Nyein. Subsequently afternoon tea will be served in the Lounge Bar followed by releasing Shan Balloons (small paper hot air balloons) on the Observation Deck

Throughout this river cruise passengers will be offered the chance to learn plenty about Myanmar culture and conventions. For example in the village of Ma Loe you will be guests at a novitiation ceremony witnessing boys and young men leaving home and entering the monastery. Later on in the cruise you will be taken to meet the Kachin fishermen at their stilt houses.

The lecture onboard the on ‘Myanmar Ways of Life’ offers a solid foundation from which you can then go on to engage with the local population in their daily activities. You will visit a particularly vibrant vegetable market in Katha, the setting for George Orwell’s novel Burmese Days. Here, like Orwell, you will be able to spot the “chickens cheeping in wicker cages” and the “pomelos hanging on strings like green moons”.

The ship docks at Myanmar’s ancient empire of Bagan, where you will be able to not only witness a glorious sunset over the ancient stupas but also visit Mount Popa, the most sacred location for the Myanmar ‘<i>nat</i>’ or ‘spirit guardians.’

Relevant Pages