Ayeyarwady Adventure - Wednesdays Cruise

Join the Road To Mandalay for seven nights on a unique Asian tour. Visit Mandalay, the center of Burmese culture, and Sagaing, famous for its silversmiths, before cruising south to Bagan. Explore the magnificent temples and pagodas of Bagan and visit Mount Popa, sacred home of Nats. Cruise north again to Shwe Kyet Yet and discover Shanlay village, considered to be the living center of the Buddhist failth in Myanmar, and the beautiful hill station of Maymyo.

Day 1

Yangon to Mandalay

Take a morning domestic flight from Yangon to Mandalay. On arrival transfer to the Road To Mandalay, berthed on the Ayeyarwady River at Shwe Kyet Yet, and prepare for your upcoming Asia river cruise. After lunch, enjoy a guided tour of the key sights of Mandalay, regarded as the center of Burmese culture and Buddhist learning. Return to Road To Mandalay, stopping enroute to admire the sunset over the river. Dinner and local entertainment on board.

Day 2

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Burmese Village

After an early breakfast visit a local village for a walking tour. This traditional Burmese village gives you the opportunity to discover the Burmese way of life first hand - from farming and handicrafts to spirit houses and tea-shops. The ship gets underway mid morning and begins its journey south. The rest of the day is spent relaxing on board, observing the fascinating local river life from the top deck. An on-board guide lectures on the Myanmar way of life. Dinner on board in the evening.

Day 3

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Continue your Asia tour when the ship arrives at Bagan, where over 2,000 temples and pagodas are scattered over an awe-inspiring plain beside the river. A guided orientation tour introduces you to the most important temples. After lunch you may rejoin the guide to visit the inside of some of the more significant pagodas. Alternatively, you can hire a bicycle or horse-drawn cart and explore this fascinating area on your own. Late afternoon the guide takes you to watch the sun setting over a field of glowing pagodas by the river. Dinner and local entertainment in the evening.

Day 4

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Mount Popa

Enjoy a full day excursion to Mount Popa, a national park and believed to be the sacred home of powerful 'Nats' (spirits). On top of a rocky crag is a picturesque complex of monasteries, pagodas and shrines which can be reached via a winding, covered walkway. Lunch is taken at the Mount Popa Resort. Dinner and local entertainment on board.

Day 5

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


After breakfast join the guide to explore some of Bagan's local markets selling wood carvings, fabrics, longis and rattan goods. See Myanmar's famous lacquerware being made. Alternatively, you can rent a bicycle or horse-drawn cart and explore this enchanting area on your own. Mid-morning, the ship sets sail for Mandalay. On board the guide lectures on the Ayeyarwady River. The ship anchors mid-river for the evening, providing a marvelous opportunity to observe the stars. A casual cocktail party is followed by dinner.

Day 6

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Continue sailing up the river until Road To Mandalay arrives at the little Burmese village of Shwe Kyet Yet in the early afternoon. After lunch enjoy an excursion to Sagaing, considered to be the living center of the Buddhist faith in Burma and famous for its silversmiths who still work in much the same way as their ancestors did. Return to the ship for dinner and local entertainment.

Day 7

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Visit Maymyo, a colonial hill station set high in the mountains. Soak up the atmosphere with its cool climate, English style houses, colorful market, and beautiful botanic gardens. A typical Shan lunch is taken at a colonial house. Return to the ship for a final dinner on board. Overnight on board.

Day 8

  • Breakfast

Mandalay / Disembark

After an early breakfast, transfer to Mandalay's airport for your onward flight to Yangon (included in cruise fare).
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- All rates include internal flights from/to Yangon.
- Child discount: children under the age of 11 traveling with an adult save 20% off cruise fare.
- Pre/Post cruise extensions are available, please contact us for details.
Road To Mandalay cruises include all domestic flights and transfers, all table d'hote meals and all sightseeing outlined in the cruise itineraries.

Each of the cruises can be extended either before or after your cruise with an exciting range of additional experiences throughout Burma. Please contact us for details.