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Road To Mandalay Cruise

Category: Mekong Delta Cruises

Duration: 3, 4 & 5day

Depart From: Bagan Return To: Mandalay

Price from 1050 $US

BELMOND ROAD TO MANDALAY

Experience the enchanting sights, scents and sounds of Myanmar from the perfect vantage point during a luxurious river cruise.

Cruise along the mighty Ayeyarwady River, taking in the country's most mesmerising landscapes from the deck of our luxurious river cruiser. Stop off to explore rural villages from a bygone era, see saffron-robed monks go about their daily rituals, and marvel at the golden spires of pagodas which soar out of the lush jungle.

Prepare for the journey of a lifetime.

 

STATE AND DELUXE CABINS

Visit Myanmar in unrivalled style. Accommodation in this graceful river cruise seamlessly blends tradition with complete luxury.

Our luxury cruise ships offer every comfort. Each cabin has been designed to combine comfort and elegance, while reflecting local styles and materials. Step inside and discover luxurious furnishings lovingly crafted by local artisans.

All cabins enjoy outward-facing windows—to make the most of the fantastic views—satellite TV, an iPod docking station, air-conditioning, generous closet space and spacious en-suite bathrooms with locally made soaps.

Floor Plan

Belmond Road to Mandalay floor plan State and Deluxe Cabins

 

DETAILS

Double or twin beds

En-suite bathroom

Seating area, writing desk and satellite TV

 

AMENITIES

Welcome flowers and fruit basket

Complimentary bottled water replenished daily

Slippers and bathrobes

Complimentary morning tea and coffee

Hair dryer

 

GOVERNOR'S SUITE

Go all out on indulgence and enjoy the finest accommodation on this luxury cruise ship.

This lavish suite features its own butler service as well as a separate sitting room. Exceptionally spacious, it is the jewel in the crown of accommodation on board Belmond Road to Mandalay.

Floor Plan

Belmond Road to Mandalay floor plan Governor's Suite

 

DETAILS

Double or twin beds

En-suite bathroom

Seating area, writing desk and satellite TV

 

AMENITIES

Welcome flowers and fruit basket

Butler service

Unpacking service on arrival and packing for departure

Complimentary mini bar including soft drinks, beer, local wine and spirits

Slippers and bathrobes

Wireless internet

Nespresso machine

Farewell gift

Option 1: AYEYARWADY EXPERIENCE

Cruise in style along the Ayeyarwady River, alighting to explore wondrous sights and take part in the local culture. Aboard Belmond Road to Mandalay, river voyages become unforgettable adventures.

 

Day 1 Bagan

Board the ship at Bagan. Those who arrive early can choose to explore the magnificent temple complex, either by mountain bike, horse and cart or hot-air balloon.

As the ship sails towards Mandalay there are a variety of onboard activities for you to enjoy, including a fascinating lecture and an art exhibition. Relax by the pool on the Observation Deck, the largest outdoor space of any river cruise ship in Myanmar. Work out in the gym, or sample local infusions and delicacies in our Burmese Tea Shop experience.

In the evening, dine on Asian and Western specialities in the elegant Restaurant and gaze at the stars from the Observation Deck.

 

Day 2 Mingun

There are a range of activities available this morning as your cruise continues. Take part in a sunrise yoga session, a meditation class, a Myanmar cookery demonstration, or a presentation by our onboard doctor on his community projects.

Arrive in Mingun and choose from two fascinating tours. Discover the nearby historical sites or join a walk through a rural village, meeting the locals.

In the evening you are invited to wear a traditional sarong to our vibrant Longyi Cocktail Party on the Observation Deck.

 

 

Day 3 Mandalay

Early risers may wish to participate in a Buddhist almsgiving ceremony in Mandalay. Later you will disembark for your onward travel arrangements.

 

 

INCLUDES

Two nights aboard the Belmond Road to Mandalay luxury river cruise

All meals aboard the ship: buffet breakfast, lunch and table d'hôte dinner featuring both eastern and western menus

Beverages, including local beer and house wine with lunch and dinner

Onboard activities such as expert lectures and presentations, longyi-tying demonstrations, sunrise yoga sessions, meditation classes and cookery demonstrations

Fully-qualified resident doctor

Choice of excursions in Bagan and Mingun

Early almsgiving ceremony

 

 

Option 2: TASTE OF MYANMAR

Discover a land barely touched by time on this condensed tour of Myanmar. Trip highlights include the ancient monasteries of Ava and the endless, glimmering temples of Bagan.

 

Day 1 Mandalay

Board the ship at Shwe Kyet Yet village near Mandalay. Those who arrive early can participate in a Buddhist almsgiving ceremony on shore before the ship sails.

Disembark in Ava to explore the ancient capital. Take a traditional horse and cart tour or embark on a bike ride through the historic sights

There are a range of activities on offer as the ship sails to Bagan. Attend a talk on Myanmar culture, sample local delicacies and infusions in our Burmese Tea Shop, learn how to dress in a traditional longyi sarong, or let our astrologer uncover what your future holds.

You can also indulge in a treatment at the spa, work out in the gym or relax by the pool on the Observation Deck, the largest outdoor space of any river cruiser in Myanmar.

In the evening, dine on Asian and Western cuisine in the elegant Restaurant. Savour our excellent house wines or select a bottle from the extensive international list.

 

Day 2 Bagan

Stretch out and relax at an early-morning yoga or meditation session on deck before the ship arrives in Bagan.

A range of tours are available for you to explore the magnificent, temple-strewn plain. The “Introduction to Bagan” tour takes in the temples and history. “A Day in the Life” examines local culture, food and markets, while “Bagan by Bicycle” lets those with a love for action and adventure discover the sights either with a guide or on their own.

Before rejoining the ship for lunch, stroll through the small village that is home to Belmond’s private jetty near Old Bagan. You may wish to visit Belmond’s free clinic, where our onboard doctor is busy treating patients.

In the afternoon visit Ananda, one of Bagan’s most magnificent temples, and explore a rarely visited temple by torchlight. End the day by watching the mesmerising sunset over the plains.

Dine under the stars at the Road to Mandalay Grill on the Observation Deck, before enjoying a classical marionette performance.

 

Day 3 Bagan

Early risers can experience one of the most magical highlights of Bagan—a sunrise hot-air balloon flight over the pagodas (supplement applies).

An early-bird breakfast is served before you disembark from Belmond Road to Mandalay for your onward travel arrangements.

 

INCLUDES

Two nights aboard the Belmond Road to Mandalay luxury river cruise

All meals aboard the ship: buffet breakfast, lunch and table d'hôte dinner featuring both eastern and western menus

Beverages, including local beer and house wine with lunch and dinner

Onboard activities such as expert lectures and presentations, longyi-tying demonstrations, sunrise yoga sessions, meditation classes and cookery demonstrations

Fully-qualified resident doctor

Choice of excursions in Ava and Bagan

Visit to Ananda temple and a torchlight tour of a rarely-seen pagoda

HIGHLIGHTS OF MYANMAR

From majestic Mandalay to breathtaking Bagan, cruise along the Ayeyarwady River aboard Belmond Road to Mandalay, soaking up unforgettable sights and immersing yourself in inspiring activities.

 

Day 1 Mandalay

Board the ship at Shwe Kyet Yet village near Mandalay.

Enjoy an afternoon discovering the city's key sites and traditional arts, including a visit to a family of bronze casters.

Dine on Asian and Western cuisine in the elegant Restaurant, enjoying our excellent house wines or selecting an international label from our extensive list.

 

 

 

Day 2 Bagan

Stretch out and relax at an early-morning yoga session, followed by a refreshing treat from our Healthy Juice Bar.

Join a Buddhist almsgiving ceremony and experience village life near our jetty before the ship sets sail.

Alight in Ava to explore the ancient capital. Take a traditional horse and cart tour or discover the sights by bike.

As the ship sails to Bagan, enjoy a range of onboard activities. Attend a talk on Myanmar culture, sample local infusions in our Burmese Tea Shop, learn how to dress in a traditional longyi or have your fortune told by an astrologer.

You can also indulge in a treatment at the spa, work out in the gym or relax by the pool on the Observation Deck, the largest outdoor space of any river cruiser in Myanmar.

 

Day 3 Bagan

Rise early to attend a soothing meditation session before the ship arrives in Bagan.

A range of tour options is available today. Choose from “Introduction to Bagan” for temples and history, “A Day in the Life” for local culture, food and markets, or “Bagan by Bicycle” for those seeking with a taste for action and adventure.

Before rejoining the ship for lunch, stroll through the small village that is home to Belmond’s private jetty near Old Bagan. You may wish to visit Belmond’s free clinic, where our onboard doctor will be treating local patients.

In the afternoon visit Ananda, one of Bagan’s most magnificent temples. Continue your tour as you explore an off-the-beaten-track temple by torchlight. End your visit by admiring the sunset over the plains.

Dine under the stars at the Road to Mandalay Grill on the Observation Deck, before enjoying a classic marionette performance.

 

Day 4 Bagan

For an additional supplement, early rising guests can take a sunrise hot-air balloon flight over the pagodas.

An early-bird breakfast is served before you disembark from Belmond Road to Mandalay for your onward travel arrangements.

 

 

 

 

 

INCLUDES

Three nights aboard the Belmond Road to Mandalay luxury river cruise

All meals aboard the ship: buffet breakfast, lunch and table d'hôte dinner featuring both eastern and western menus

Beverages, including local beer and house wine with lunch and dinner

Onboard activities such as expert lectures and presentations, longyi-tying demonstrations, sunrise yoga sessions, meditation classes and cookery demonstrations

Fully-qualified resident doctor

Guided tour of Mandalay

Choice of excursions in Ava and Bagan

Early almsgiving ceremony and village tour

Visit to Ananda temple and a torchlight tour of a rarely-seen pagoda

IMAGES OF A GOLDEN LAND

From spiritual Sagaing to the enigmatic ruins of Mingun, embark on a breathtaking journey of discovery as you cruise along the Ayeyarwady River from Bagan to Mandalay.

 

Day 1 Bagan

Board the ship at Taung Be village near Bagan.

After lunch on board, set off on a guided tour. Visit Ananda, one of Bagan’s most magnificent temples. Explore a rarely visited temple by torchlight and learn about the traditional art of lacquerware.

The day ends watching the sun set over the mesmerising, temple-strewn plains and includes an exclusive candle-lighting ceremony just for our guests.

Tonight, dine under the stars at the Road to Mandalay Grill on the Observation Deck.

 

 

Day 2 Bagan

Before setting sail embark on the morning adventure of your choice. Select from a bicycle or horse-and-cart ride around the temples of Old Bagan, a sunrise temple tour or a visit to a local community project. For an additional supplement you can set off on an inspiring hot-air balloon flight.

As the ship sails towards Mandalay, enjoy onboard activities ranging from a cultural lecture to a treatment at the spa. Relax by the pool on the Observation Deck, the largest outdoor space of any river cruise ship in Myanmar, or keep fit in the gym. Sample local infusions and delicacies in our Burmese Tea Shop and learn how to dress in traditional Myanmar longyi, a type of sarong.

In the evening, dine on a selection of Asian and Western dishes in the elegant Restaurant. Sample the house wines or choose from our extensive international wine list.

 

Day 3 Bagan

During the morning’s sailing there are a range of activities available, from sunrise yoga and meditation to cookery demonstrations and a talk from the onboard doctor.

Arrive in Mingun and choose from two fascinating tours. Discover the historical sites nearby or join a walk through a rural village, engaging with the locals.

In the evening you are invited to wear a traditional sarong to our vibrant Longyi Cocktail Party on the Observation Deck.

 

 

 

Day 4 Mandalay

We arrive in Mandalay after a short cruise. Early risers can participate in a Buddhist almsgiving ceremony on shore.

Select the tour of your choice: “Highlights of Mandalay” visits important historic sites around the city, including Kuthodaw Pagoda and Shwenandaw Golden Monastery. “Mandalay Arts and Shopping” focuses on the city’s renowned traditional crafts, such as bronze, marble, silk and woodwork.

Rejoin the ship at Shwe Kyet Yet village. After lunch, visit the Sagaing Hills, considered to be the living centre of the Buddhist faith in Myanmar.

Toast the sunset with a champagne cocktail overlooking the amazing U Bein Bridge. After a sumptuous farewell dinner on board, enjoy traditional entertainment.

 

Day 5 Mandalay

An early-bird breakfast is served before you disembark from Belmond Road to Mandalay for your onward travel arrangements.

Guests travelling on the group flight to Yangon will be escorted to the airport.

 

 

 

 

 

INCLUDES

Four nights aboard the Belmond Road to Mandalay luxury river cruise

All meals aboard the ship: buffet breakfast, lunch and table d'hôte dinner featuring both eastern and western menus

Beverages, including local beer and house wine with lunch and dinner

Onboard activities such as expert lectures and presentations, longyi-tying demonstrations, sunrise yoga sessions, meditation classes and cookery demonstrations

Fully-qualified resident doctor

Choice of excursions in Bagan, Mingun and Mandalay

Visit to Ananda temple and a torchlight tour of a rarely-seen pagoda

Early almsgiving ceremony

Sagaing Hills excursion

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