The Amara I is a traditional Burmese riverboat that cruises up and down the beautiful Irrawaddy River. Cruises mainly go between Bagan, Mandalay and Bhamo, the most interesting part of the 2,000 km long Irrawaddy River. Most of the other boats are not able to cruise along some parts of the river that the Amara is able to access due to the shallow water. The boat was completely refurbished by local craftsmen in 2003 and is constructed entirely of local teak wood. There are a total of seven cabins on board and each has their own bathroom with hot showers, air-conditioning, closets, table and chairs. The Amara has a lovely and comfortable communal dining and relaxation area where you can sit and enjoy a drink with your fellow river farers and observe the spectacular scenery of the Irrawaddy.
When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.Susan Heller