Yangon to BaganA morning 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, rent 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.
MingunAfter a leisurely morning on board, join the chef on top deck for a cookery demonstration as you sail past the hills of Sagaing. Disembark in the afternoon for a tour of Mingun, home to the enormous, ruined pagoda of King Bodawpaya. In the evening, enjoy dinner and local entertainment on board.
MandalayAfter a short cruise in the morning, disembark at Mandalay for a tour of the fabled city. Continue the tour through Amarapura to Shwe Kyet Yet village and reunite with the ship. After lunch, visit the Sagaing Hills, considered to be the living center of the Buddhist faith in Myanmar.
Mandalay / DisembarkAfter an early breakfast, transfer to Mandalay airport for your onward flight to Yangon.