Begin with 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 river adventure. A delicious lunch is served on board on the top deck and in the restaurant.
In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of the key sights of Mandalay, regarded as the center of Burmese culture and Buddhist learning. Take a guided tour of King Bodawpaya's monumental unfinished pagoda at Amarapura.
This evening enjoy a welcome cocktail party on the top deck and your first dinner on board. Be dazzled by a Burmese Royal Acrobat performance before retiring to your cabin for the night.
Sunrise yoga or meditation is followed by an early morning offering of alms and breakfast on board. Later take a tour of the key sights of Mandalay including the famous U Bein Bridge.
Return to your ship and enjoy a revitalising back massage or manicure and pedicure as the river life floats by. The ship moors mid-river for a delightful dinner on board.
Visit the small village of Yanderbo, noted for its clay pot production. Return to the ship and set sail, arriving in Bagan mid-afternoon. Upon arrival, enjoy a guided tour of several ancient pagodas before admiring the sunset over Dhamayazaka Temple. In the evening, enjoy a barbecue on the sandbank and a performance from a traditional local dance troupe.
Return to Bagan by ship to continue your fascinating tour, including a visit to a lacquerware factory. Lunch is served as Road To Mandalay continues her journey downriver. In the evening, enjoy dinner followed by a local puppet show in the Observation Lounge.
Enjoy a morning tour of Salay, admiring the rich history and colonial-era buildings, before returning to the ship for lunch as you resume sailing through the palm-fringed hills around Chauk. A delicious dinner is followed by an unmissable surprise on the river.
Join a tour to the many small shops and factories of Pakokku. Return to your ship and continue sailing north. As the sun sets, enjoy a fabulous New Year's Eve cocktail party on the deck followed by the chef's special feast in the restaurant. A live band and champagne countdown offer a magical introduction to the New Year.
Early risers can join a sunrise meditation or yoga session and relax as the ship continues towards Mandalay. A leisurely New Year's brunch is served mid-morning on the top deck, after which you can enjoy a tour to the royal capital of Ava. Enjoy afternoon refreshments at the fort, followed by a special horse and cart tour. Return to the ship for your final night and exquisite farewell dinner. A Burmese comedy dance act provide tonight's entertainment.
After an early breakfast on board, disembark and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
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