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Ayeyarwady River Cruise near Myanmar on the Road to Mandalay

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Ayeyarwady River Cruise near Myanmar on the Road to Mandalay Take time to reflect on your experiences aboard the Road to Mandalay Enjoy your river cruise aboard the Road to Mandalay A variety of dining options are available to suit every traveler Watch a beautiful sunset in the Road to Mandalay's luxury pool. Fine dining and an expert staff aboard the Road to Mandalay Immerse yourself in the culture aboard your Asian river cruise Spacious cabins
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$3,610
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Ayeyarwady Adventure: Round-trip Bagan

Irrawaddy Adventure - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Road to Mandalay
  • Explore Ava by horse and cart
  • Discover Bagan's temples & pagodas
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Mingun
  • Sample Ayeyarwady River life
Sample the serene river life of the Ayeyarwady (also spelled "Irrawaddy") on this luxurious 8-day Asia river cruise from Bagan to Mandalay and back to Bagan. This itinerary is also available starting and ending in Mandalay.
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Local Market, River Cruises, Village Visit
Places: Asia, Myanmar (Burma), Bagan, Mandalay, Mingun, Mount Popa, Pyin Oo Lwin, Sagaing, Yangon
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$3,610
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Ayeyarwady Adventure: Round-trip Mandalay

Irrawaddy Adventure - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Road to Mandalay
  • Visit ancient temples & villages
  • Explore Ava by horse and cart
  • Discover Bagan's temples & pagodas
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Mingun
  • Cruise the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy)
Explore ancient temples and bustling villages on this unforgettable 8-day adventure on board the ship Road to Mandalay, cruising the Ayeyarwady (also spelled, "Irrawaddy") River from Mandalay to Bagan and back to Mandalay. This itinerary is also available starting and ending in Bagan.
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Local Market, River Cruises, Village Visit
Places: Bagan, Mandalay, Mandalay's Ayeyarwady River, Mingun, Mount Popa, Pyin Oo Lwin, Yangon
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$2,520
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Highlights of Myanmar

4 Day Itinerary aboard Road to Mandalay
  • Visit the Mahamuni Paya
  • Tour Shwe Kyet Yet Village
  • Explore 11th c. temples and stupas
This 4-day cruise packs a punch with visits to the most revered sites of Mandalay, the former royal city, and the awe-inspiring temples of Bagan. 
Activities: Archaeological Sites, River Cruises, Village Visit
Places: Asia, Myanmar (Burma), Bagan, Mandalay, Sagaing, Yangon
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Road to Mandalay
$2,820
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Images of a Golden Land

5 Day Itinerary aboard Road to Mandalay
  • See world's largest uncracked bell
  • Watch the sunset from U Bein Bridge
  • Visit Mandalay and Sagaing Hills
Explore the ancient temples of Bagan and the pagoda-topped hills of Sagaing, discover the ancient royal city of Mandalay, and visit Mingun, home of the world's largest ringing bell on this 5-day cruise.
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Local Market, River Cruises
Places: Asia, Myanmar (Burma), Bagan, Mandalay, Mingun, Sagaing, Yangon
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$4,610
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New Year Celebration Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Road to Mandalay
  • Delve into history and culture
  • Explore Ava by horse and cart
  • Ring in the New Year with cocktails
  • Discover Bagan's temples & pagodas
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Mingun
Join the Road To Mandalay on this exclusive New Year Celebration Asia River Cruise, traveling through the heart of Myanmar on the glorious Ayeyarwady River. 

 

 

 

 

 
Activities: Festivals, River Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Bagan, Mandalay, Mandalay's Ayeyarwady River, SaLay, Yangon
Cruise Details
Passengers: 82
Ship Type: River Cruise Ship

Cruising gently along the Irrawaddy River, The Road To Mandalay accesses the unique sights, scents, and sounds of Burma (Myanmar) in style and luxury.

From the royal city of Mandalay and the sacred Sagaing Hills, this beautiful craft voyages south to the ancient capital of Bagan, with its 2,500 pagodas spread across a dusty plain; it also heads north through forested gorges to Bhamo near the Chinese border.

There is no more pleasurable way to experience Burma—to feel its pulse, meet its people, live its legends, and understand its history.

Accommodations aboard the Road to Mandalay
Newly refurbished cabins on the Road To Mandalay offer guests space and comfort in luxury and style. Inside this graceful river cruiser the emphasis rests on traditional comfort combined with delightful luxury. The spacious en suite cabins are fully air-conditioned and furnished with the most beautiful fabrics, finest linens, luxury bathrobes and slippers, and softest towels. 

Five cabin sizes and categories are available on the Road To Mandalay, all of which feature outward-facing windows, a writing desk, generous closet space, a small personal safe, telephone, satellite television, en-suite bathroom with shower amenities, and an iPod docking station. Complimentary bottled water is replenished daily. Upon arrival, each cabin is stocked with a welcome flower arrangement and fresh fruit basket. Additional amenities include nightly turndown service and turndown gifts, complimentary shoe cleaning after excursions, and complimentary early morning tea and coffee in cabin, plus continental breakfast (on request). In room dining is available.

Governor's Suite amenities include butler service, unpacking service on arrival and packing for departure, complimentary laundry service, complimentary mini bar including soft drinks, beer, local wine and spirits, complimentary one-hour spa treatment per person per cruise, Nespresso machine, tailor-made dining menus, and a farewell gift .

Dining
No journey to Asia would be complete without sampling the regional cuisine, and on board you can enjoy an acclaimed gourmet menu of Eastern and Western delicacies, all served with Burmese courtesy and charm.

Buffet-style lunch is served on the Observation Deck or in the Restaurant in seven different themes: Burmese, Shan, Thai, Indonesian, Chinese, Indian and European.

Dinners are served in the Restaurant, at a time to suit you, and offer a choice of dishes to suit all tastes from the flavors of Asia to a la carte menus. A collection of carefully selected European and Australian wines are also available to compliment your meal. The outdoor Grill Restaurant opens for one night per trip, and offers local grilled specialities, live music, and fine wines. 

A Gala Dinner is served on the last night of each cruise with a specially designed menu.

Piano Bar
At the end of a day of discovery, guests may also retire to the Piano Bar for an evening in the company of fellow travelers. Decorated with a mixture of light wood and Burmese lacquerware, the Piano Bar offers guests a range of delicious local and international cocktails while enjoying the musical talents of the local pianist. Complimentary pre-dinner aperitifs are served in the Piano Bar every evening.

The Observation Lounge
The Observation Lounge has a colonial ambiance with its woven-cane furniture and wooden-slated Venetian blinds. Its large windows provide an excellent view of the Ayeyarwady River. A variety of local entertainment takes place here in the evenings, and during sailing days lectures on a variety of Burmese topics are given by guides. Two iPads connected to satellite Wi-FI are available for guests to use.

Entertainment
A variety of local entertainers perform in the evenings, ranging from the traditional Burmese marionettes to amazing acrobatic feats and traditional dances. Extend your knowledge of Burmese culture with a lecture given on sailing days by our expert guides. Learn how to tie a longyi and apply thanka, a beauty treatment used by local women.

The small Library of topical books in several languages is available in the Reception, along with a selection of games. Your remote-control cabin TV offers satellite channels and there are two video channels showing in-house movies. Please note that TV channels are only available when the ship is moored at Bagan or Mandalay.

Wellbeing
Located on the Deluxe Deck, Road To Mandalay Wellbeing offers passengers a 33sq meter fitness room consisting of three exercise machines (stepper, bicycle, treadmill), stretch/crunch area and a shower with a changing room. Fresh, healthy drinks are also available.

A range of beauty treatments from aromatherapy massages, facials, manicures and pedicures are available for guests to enjoy alongside a hair wash/blow dry service. Treatments and appointments can be booked onboard the Road To Mandalay.

Guest Speakers
On selected special cruises, guest speakers will be present to enhance your journey with in-depth knowledge, personal insights, and enriching experiences in areas such as photography, history, and well-being.
Superior Cabin
Superior Cabin
4 cabins, located on the State Deck. 1 large picture window, twin or double beds, en-suite bath facilities.
Deluxe Cabin
Deluxe Cabin
16 cabins, located on the Deluxe Deck. Twin beds, 3 windows, desk & chair, en-suite bath facilities.
State cabin
State Cabin
18 cabins, located on the State Deck. 2 large picture windows, desk & chair, en-suite bath facilities.
Governor's Suite
Governor Suite
1 suite, located on the State Deck. 3 large picture windows, living area, en-suite bath facilities.
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