I could be flying in to Mandalay from Bangkok, on AirAsia, and then want to go to Bagan via the river. However I don't want a luxury cruise, just a regular passenger service.
How long does this take nowadays and is it safe?
I presume there are crocs in the Irrewaddy, and I wouldn't want the boat to sink.
The great site seat61.com says a riverboat is available but this may be out of date.