Glide past the banks of Myanmar's Irrawaddy and Chindwin Rivers in the Belmond Oracella. Journeys on this ship range from seven to 12 nights, and wall-to-wall windows frame the scenes of life on the riverbank.

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The Belmond Oracella takes up to 50 guests on a selection of four different itineraries exploring pagodas, mountains, and monasteries. Unwind in your cabin with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and Juliet balconies where you can get an up-close look at the lush forests and tiny villages that dot the river. Locally commissioned art, furniture crafted from hardwood, and opulent fabrics, give passengers a feeling of being immersed in the culture of this region. A number of the Deluxe Cabins interconnect, making them the perfect spaces for families or friends. The Balcony and Junior Suites have king-size beds with fine linens, a minibar, and butler service. The Balcony Suite is located on the prow of the ship and offers unrivaled views of the wide rivers.

As the ship drifts over the water, passengers will see the Irrawaddy River lined with blossoming trees, white-necked kingfishers on the banks, and dolphins swimming by. The observation deck is the perfect place to take in all this beauty, drink in hand, or to cool off in the pool. This is the hub of the ship where passengers mingle during the cocktail parties. The restaurant serves local fare made with fresh ingredients and guests can also participate in a cooking class to learn how to make Burmese dishes. Sit in on a fascinating talk about local Buddhism, and join a longyi tying session. On-board entertainment includes puppet shows and plays by local artists. An astrologer will join you on board for number and palm readings.

Disembark to visit shimmering temples, wander through villages with residents greeting passengers with broad smiles, grab a tuk tuk to head into town to nibble on street food, and shop in the bustling markets. Take a private horse or bicycle tour in the city of Bagan to meet artisans making clay pots, walk among the stilt houses of the Kachin fishermen, or visit the local school. The Belmond Oracella helps you witness life on the river that has remained unchanged for centuries.

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