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Join the Road To Mandalay for a 5-day Asia river cruise. From spiritual Sagaing to golden Mandalay, embark on a breathtaking journey of discovery. Explore Bagan, where the ruins of more than 2,000 temples and pagodas remain on the awe-inspiring plain. Enjoy watching local river life as you cruise the Ayeyarwady River where magnificent sights await. Visit Sagaing, considered to be the living center of the Buddhist faith. Cruise to Mingun and enjoy a guided tour of Mandalay on this exciting Burma tour.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Fly from Yagon to Bagan | Embark
Day 2 : Bagan & Cruise
Day 3 : Mingun
Day 4 : Mandalay
Day 5 : Disembark in Mandalay | Fly to Yangon


  • Enjoy a tour of Mingun, home of the world’s largest uncracked bell
  • Watch the sunset from U Bein Bridge
  • Visit the pagodas and Buddhist monks of Sagaing Hills and Mandalay


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Road to Mandalay Man sitting in his rickshaw. Monks conversing in a Buddist temple Local fisherman Temples in the jungle

Day 1 Fly from Yagon to Bagan | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
On arrival in Bagan, transfer to the ship 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. Enjoy dinner and local entertainment on board.

Day 2 Bagan & Cruise

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After 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. Relax on the ship as you begin to cruise to Mandalay and watch the fascinating river life glide by. A casual cocktail party is followed by dinner on board.

Day 3 Mingun

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After 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.

Day 4 Mandalay

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After 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. In the evening, enjoy dinner and local entertainment on board.

Day 5 Disembark in Mandalay | Fly to Yangon

  • 1 Breakfast
After an early breakfast, transfer to the Mandalay airport for your onward flight to Yangon.

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$0 - $6,620 single supplement

- All rates include internal flights from/to Yangon.
- 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.

Rates include:
- Buffet breakfast and lunch, and table d'hôte dinner - both eastern and western choices available
- Complimentary soft drinks, mineral water, local beer and free flow house wine (local and international) with lunch and dinner
- Internal flights within Myanmar included between Yangon and ship, as per itinerary
- Fully-qualified resident doctor
- All sightseeing, as per itinerary
- No single supplement on Superior or Deluxe Cabins

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  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
Meyer Smolen

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