Built in traditional style of local teak wood, both Amara I and II feature European first class safety and comfort standards combined with Asian hospitality.
The Amara I has 7 cabins for a maximum of 14 passengers; the Amara II has 5 spacious cabins for a maximum of 10 passengers. Each cabin features en-suite shower bathrooms with hot/cold water, air conditioning and a sitting area.
RIVER AYEYARWADDY (IRRAWADDY)
The 1350-miles long Ayeyarwaddy River is still the main link from north to south of the country. It originates in the extreme north,where the snowy Himalayas give way to extensive plains. As with all great rivers of the world, it starts gently, then gathers power asmany smaller rivers feed into it. By the time it fl ows past thecenturies-old city of Mandalay, the waters have carved a wide swath in the countryside.
Our Chef will make delicious European and Asian dishes with fresh ingredients, many sourced directly from the villages along the river. A selection of fine wines is also available on board.
OUR TEAM ON BOARD
The service of the crews on Amara I and II is legendary. Let them pamper and take care of you, too!
Daily excursions to temples, pagodas or villages along the shores of the Ayeyarwaddy allow insights into the culture and life of the people who depend upon the river.
Visit villages that specialize in making the ubiquitous water pots, baskets or are simply centuries old trading centers. Daily guided land excursions allow the visitor to gain insight into the still simple village life of the inhabitants so dependent on the almighty Ayeyarwaddy.
Enjoy the landscape with its varied vegetation and forests coming right down to the river shore. With any luck, you may be able to see some of the only 58 (!) surviving river dolphins on your cruise to/from Bhamo.
WEDDING AND HONEYMOON
Enjoy your honeymoon in our spacious honeymoon suite, while you cruise the Ayeyarwaddy river. Visit riverside villages and markets, p agodas and temples along the way and end the day by sipping an exotic cocktail on the main deck while watching the sunset!
OUR TEAM ON BOARD
The Amara I and II are ideal for small groups wanting to offer its participants a unique location and special atmosphere for a retreat or incentive. With just 7 or 5 cabins, respectively, the ships can be chartered by your company for cruises lasting 3 or 6 nights. Meetings can be held on the top deck and excursions can be adapted to your interests.