Ayeyarwady Adventure - Wednesday Departures« All Road to Mandalay cruise options
|Dates||Deck + Cabin Type|
|Superior Cabin||Single Cabin||Deluxe Cabin||State Cabin||Governor Suite|
Jul 24 '13
Jul 31 '13
Oct 2 '13
Oct 16 '13
Oct 30 '13
Nov 6 '13
Nov 13 '13
Nov 20 '13
Nov 27 '13
Dec 4 '13
Dec 18 '13
- 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.
Day 1 Yangon to Mandalay
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 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 Bagan
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 Mount Popa
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 Bagan
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 hire 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 Sagaing
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 Maymyo
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 Mandalay / Disembark
After an early breakfast, you are transferred to Mandalay's airport for your onward flight to Yangon. (included in cruise fare)
Itinerary NotesRoad 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.
Deposit & Payment
Initial deposit is 20%, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/fourways.php
Final payment is due 70 days prior to departure.
Final payment by bank transfer, check or Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or AmEx. Credit Card payments subject to 3% convenience fee and maximum $15,000 charge.
Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 70 days prior to departure.
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|Days Prior to departure||Fee|
|60 days or more||20% cruise cost|
|59-30 days||35% cruise cost|
|29-0 days||100% cruise cost|
Road to Mandalay
- Ship Highlights
- Passengers : 82
- 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, 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 and softest towels.
Five cabin sizes and categories are available on the Road To Mandalay, all of which feature a small personal safe, telephone, satellite television, en-suite bathroom and shower amenities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
4 cabins, located on the State Deck. 1 large picture window, twin or double beds, en-suite bath facilities.
4 cabins, located on the Deluxe Deck. 2 windows, single bed, desk & chair & en-suite bath facilities.
16 cabins, located on the Deluxe Deck. Twin beds, 3 windows, desk & chair, en-suite bath facilities.
18 cabins, located on the State Deck. 2 large picture windows, desk & chair, en-suite bath facilities.
1 suite, located on the State Deck. 3 large picture windows, living area, en-suite bath facilities.