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Practical Information For Cruises On The Irrawaddy River

The Irrawaddy River (also known as the Ayeyarwady River) has shaped Burma’s history; it is not only the country’s economic lifeblood but also the indispensable part of the Burmese spiritual life. Cruises on the Irrawaddy River offer travelers the great opportunity to contemplate incomparable scenery and explore the simple daily life of Burmese people along the river. If you strongly feel that you must travel to the majestic river, here is some practical information for you to have a successful tourist experience.Best time for cruises on the Irrawaddy RiverIt’s better for you to visit the river during cool, dry season between November and February. It’s warm in the daytime but gets cooler at night. In March, the temperature and humidity level are dramatically higher. The rainy season lasts nearly 5 months, from late May through October. Due to the water levels of the Irrawaddy, the best time for cruises on the Irrawaddy River between Mandalay and Bagan runs from September through to Ap…