Yangon to BaganMorning domestic flight from Yangon to Bagan is where your Myanmar tour begins. On arrival, transfer to the Road To Mandalay berthed on the Ayeyarwady River and prepare for your upcoming Asia river cruise. At Bagan over 2,000 temples and pagodas are scattered over an awe-inspiring plain beside the river. After lunch, join the guide and visit the inside of some of the more significant pagodas. Late afternoon your guide takes you to watch the sun setting over a field of glowing pagodas. Dinner and local entertainment on board.
Bagan & CruiseAfter breakfast join the guide to explore some of Bagan's local markets selling wood carvings, fabrics, longyis 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 Road To Mandalay begins its cruise north towards Mandalay. Relax on the top deck and watch the fascinating river life glide by. The guide lectures on local places and customs. The ship moors mid-river for the evening. A casual cocktail party is followed by dinner on board.
MandalayArrive at the village of Shwe Kyet Yet after lunch. In the afternoon, 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 en-route to admire sunset over the river. Dinner and local entertainment on board.
Mingun & SagaingAfter breakfast, cruise to Mingun to visit the most important sights such as the pretty Hsinbyume Pagoda and the world's largest uncracked bell. Return by ferry for a late lunch. In the afternoon, visit the Sagaing Hills, considered to be the living center of the Buddhist faith in Burma. Sagaing is also famous for its silver and silversmiths who still work in much the same way as their ancestors did. Dinner and local entertainment on board.
Mandalay / DisembarkAfter an early breakfast, transfer to Mandalay airport for your onward flight to Yangon. (included in cruise fare)