Cruise Myanmar in luxury
GET to know the mysterious South-East Asian kingdom of Myanmar (formerly Burma) on a luxury river cruise holiday.
Phil Hoffmann Travel principal Phil Hoffmann says if you are searching for an adventure that you’ll remember forever, this is the ideal vehicle.
“Imagine the delights that await you on a luxury river cruise through once forbidden land,’’ he says.
Cruiseco Explorer is a custom-built luxury river boat operating in Myanmar on the waters of the Ayeyarwady (also known as the Irrawaddy), Upper Irrawaddy and Chindwin Rivers.
It was only launched last November and is the second, custom-built ship that Cruiseco has launched in the last two years.
The design of the ship draws on extensive experience in the cruise industry and Mr Hoffmann says it ensures guests experience this beautiful part of the world in comfort and style, while still enjoying an authentic encounter of the unique cultures and traditions.
The traditionally-designed ship accommodates 56 guests in spacious and luxurious cabins.
The sun deck, lounge, bar and restaurant can comfortably cater for all passengers onboard at any time with the restaurant located on the main deck.
The latter’s menu will feature a fusion of traditional Burmese and Western cuisine.
“Your days will be spent enjoying myriad riverside highlights while evenings will feature tantalising cuisine, enchanting, local entertainment and service from the ever attentive staff,’’ Mr Hoffmann says.
Later, you can retreat to your private haven.
Cruiseco Explorer is about more than travelling in luxury, he said. It proudly employs from the local communities and this feature is critical to delivering passengers an authentic experience.
“The local crew on board Cruiseco Explorer is extremely knowledgeable on culture, history, traditions and cuisine and they enjoy sharing their knowledge with guests,’’ Mr Hoffmann says.
Cruiseco has set the benchmark with this luxury river cruise experience, he says.
There are a choice of Myanmar cruise packages, including an 11-night package (seven-night cruise) priced from $4999 a person (twin share) in September and from $5999 a person for a 17-night package cruising three rivers (14 nights cruising) in April (2015) with varied pricing on similar cruise packages in other months.
Packages includes return, economy air fares, pre- and post-cruise accommodation, cruise aboard Cruiseco Explorer with port charges and onboard gratuities, pre- and post-cruise hotel stays and all transfers for the selected itinerary. To take advantage of the earlybird offer, contact Phil Hoffmann Travel on 1300 889 953, pht.com.au
AWE-INSPIRING: Soak up the exotic sights of the once forbidden land of Myanmar on a custom-built Cruiseco Explorer.