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Join the Road To Mandalay for a 4-day Asia river cruise. Beginning in Mandalay, the center of Burmese culture, board your ship and glide along the Ayeyarwady River on a trip that is sure to inspire. Witness some of Mandalay’s traditional arts, continuing on to visit the ancient capital of Amarapura, the famous U Bein Bridge and the Sagaing hills. Start your days stretching out and relaxing at an exclusive early-morning yoga session, followed by a refreshing treat from the Healthy Juice Bar. Stroll through the small village that is home to Belmond’s private jetty near Old Bagan. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Fly from Yangon to Mandalay | Embark
Day 2 : Myin Mu
Day 3 : Bagan
Day 4 : Disembark in Bagan | Fly to Yangon

Highlights

  • Visit the gorgeous Kuthodaw Pagoda and the Shwenandaw Monastery
  • Discover Myin Mu and observe a traditional almsgiving ceremony
  • Savor a traditional afternoon tea on a unique Burmese Tea Shop experience

Ship

Road to Mandalay

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Local fisherman Man sitting in his rickshaw. Enjoy the unique architechure of Myanmar. Road to Mandalay Temples in the jungle

Day 1 Fly from Yangon to Mandalay | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Guests arriving on the group flight start this adventure with a tour of Mandalay. Visit the Kuthodaw Pagoda, Shwenandaw Monastery and enjoy a traditional lunch at a local restaurant. Those arriving independently meet the group at the restaurant. After lunch there is a choice of tours available. The first option is to witness some of Mandalay’s traditional arts, continuing on to visit the ancient capital of Amarapura, the famous U Bein Bridge, and the Sagaing hills. Alternatively board a chartered boat at Htin-Win Jetty for a scenic cruise, accompanied by complimentary refreshments, to meet Belmond Road to Mandalay in Myin Mu. Dine on Asian and Western cuisine in the elegant restaurant, enjoying excellent house wines or selecting an international label from an extensive list.

Day 2 Myin Mu

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Stretch out and relax at an early-morning yoga session, followed by a refreshing treat from the Healthy Juice Bar. This morning disembark to explore Myin Mu, beginning with a traditional almsgiving ceremony. Then board trishaws for a ride around town, visiting a local market and learning about the area’s small cottage industries. Return to the ship for lunch as your journey continues towards Bagan. Take an afternoon at leisure, making the most of the spa facilities or unwinding beside the pool. Activities available include two fascinating lectures, an astrology reading, and a longyi-tying lesson. Savor a traditional afternoon tea on an onboard ‘Burmese Tea Shop’ experience. This evening dress in your longyi for a cocktail party, followed by another delicious dinner in the restaurant.

Day 3 Bagan

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Wake early this morning for sunrise yoga or meditation classes as the ship sails into Bagan. A range of tour options is available today. “Introduction to Bagan” explores the temples and history of the area, “A Day in the Life” explores local culture, food and markets, and “Bagan by Bicycle” offers an action-packed tour for those seeking adventure. Before rejoining the ship for lunch, stroll through the small village that is home to Belmond’s private jetty near Old Bagan. You may wish to visit Belmond’s free clinic, where an onboard doctor treats local patients. In the afternoon visit Ananda, one of Bagan’s most magnificent temples. Continue your tour as you explore an off-the-beaten-track temple by torchlight. End your visit by savoring a spectacular sunset across the plains. Dine under the stars at the Road to Mandalay Grill on the Observation Deck before enjoying a classic marionette performance.

Day 4 Disembark in Bagan | Fly to Yangon

  • 1 Breakfast
For an additional supplement, early risers can take a sunrise hot-air balloon flight over the pagodas. Enjoy a last early-bird breakfast on board before disembarking from Belmond Road to Mandalay for your onward travel arrangements. Guests traveling on the group flight to Yangon are escorted to the airport.

Road to Mandalay

Per person starting at
$1,764
Relaxed interiors
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Superior Cabin
Averaging 121 sq. ft. Four cabins located on the State Deck outfitted with double or twin beds, outward-facing windows, satellite TV, an iPod docking station, air-conditioning, generous closet space and spacious en-suite bathrooms.
State cabin
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Deluxe Cabin
Averaging 193,2 sq. ft. Sixteen cabins located on the Deluxe Deck outfitted with double or twin beds, outward-facing windows, satellite TV, an iPod docking station, air-conditioning, generous closet space and spacious en-suite bathrooms.
Elegant and comfortable cabins
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State Cabin
Averaging 250 sq. ft. Eighteen cabins located on the State Deck outfitted with double or twin beds, outward-facing windows, satellite TV, an iPod docking station, air-conditioning, generous closet space and spacious en-suite bathrooms.
Governor's Suite
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Governor Suite
One suite located on the State Deck outfitted with double or twin beds, outward-facing windows, satellite TV, an iPod docking station, air-conditioning, generous closet space, spacious en-suite bathrooms, butler service, and complimentary mini bar.

Notes

- 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:
  • All meals aboard the ship: buffet breakfast, lunch and table d'hôte dinner featuring both eastern and western menus
  • Beverages, including local beer and house wine with lunch and dinner
  • Onboard activities such as expert lectures and presentations, longyi-tying demonstrations, sunrise yoga sessions, meditation classes and cookery demonstrations
  • Fully-qualified resident doctor
  • Guided tour of Myin Mu
  • Choice of excursion in Bagan
  • Early almsgiving ceremony and village tour
  • Visit to Ananda temple and a torchlight tour of a rarely-seen pagoda
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  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 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!
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